Fighting for Everything; Warrior Fight Club #1 (Series)
by Laura Kaye (Author)
This review is from: May 4, 2018 By Kay Daniels (Kindle Edition-Goodreads)
Wow. Sometimes all I can start with is Wow.
Laura Kaye has a pulse on the wounded soldier, as first evidenced by her Hard Ink Series and now with WFC. A deep, passionate understanding for not only our veterans, but also still currently active military, that bleeds off the pages is what makes her writing rise above.
Everything Laura Kaye writes is magic.
Noah Cortez is a broken man. Physically and mentally.
He’s returned from active duty a shell of his former self, partially blind, deaf, and with a brain injury to round out his winning list of traits. Why is that in the winning list? He’s so full of resentment, guilt, anger, bitterness, self-loathing, the list goes on so long that Noah can’t see past his deep depression to even begin digging out of his hole.
Unfortunately for him, the one bright spot in his life happens to be his best friend, Kristina Moore, and she is the one person who seems to be the salve to his wrecked body. The girl he’s known for twenty years and happily friend zoned. He can’t cross that zone. He shouldn’t cross that zone. He wants to cross that zone. He knows crossing that zone will wreck them both. He’s not good enough for her, he needs to keep her at arms length, but it’s so hard to fight when he’s so tired of fighting.
“Noah was well on his way to actually becoming nothing.”
Kristina Moore has known Noah almost her entire life. He’s been there for every major event in her life and knew all about the troubles with her own family’s mental illness. When she saw Noah for the first time upon his return home, she can tell he’s still not 100%, but she had no idea the reaction she’d experience once Noah held her close. No longer were his touches friendly. Gone was the boy she knew and replaced with a hard chiseled body of a man. A man who touched her like a woman and Kristina suddenly found herself lusting after her friend in not so friendly ways.
“No other man had ever driven her to such great distraction, and no man ever had invaded her dreams this way.”
Noah and Kristina have a devastating path to climb before they can reach a HEA. Kristina wants to fix Noah. Noah doesn’t believe he can be fixed. Yes, you would think it’s the typical cycle, but not in a case where someone is suffering like Noah is suffering. This story is truly heartbreaking on both sides to read knowing they are both fighting for what their version of right is. Sometimes you have to walk away and lose it all before you can get back up and fight for everything.
This is the first book in the WFC series and after meeting some of the other characters, this series is going to be AMAZING!!!