Title: Fight for Me
Raised in the streets, Knox is a battle-worn MMA fighter with no past, present, or future. Fighting every day just to survive, Knox owns nothing but the pride in his victories and the scars on his hands. When his control snaps and he must flee the city to keep his life, he runs into a stunning woman with the same intent. All big eyes and delicate features, she's not cut out to survive on her own. And when finding her own inner strength leads to a shocking act of violence, Knox knows he must protect her at all costs...
Natalie couldn't spend another day under her father's lock and key. Raised to be the perfect picture of wealth and sophistication, she detests the dark, ugly side of her father's greed. Refusing to be held captive by her life a moment longer, she escapes his fortress - and runs right into the arms of the strongest, most dangerous, most desirable man she's ever met. As instant attraction leads to explosive passion, Natalie finds she cannot leave his side. But as their pursuers loom closer and threaten to tear them apart, Natalie and Knox have to decide: is it easier to stand apart? Or is a love this strong worth the fight?
Author: Jessica Linden
Published by Swerve Source: Publisher
Published: August 30, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance, Romantic Suspense
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Running away from a bad situation seems like the only right thing to do for both Knox and Natalie. Until it gets much, much worse. Saving Natalie from being attacked and taken against her will, Knox comes to see that’s she’s in need of escape too. Freedom is just on the horizon if only they can just get to it.
This is my first Jessica Linden book and I have to say I enjoyed it a lot more than I had expected too. Sadly, I thought it was going to be like all the other romantic suspenses I’ve read lately. There is usually two storylines when it comes to a romantic suspense- 1) a drawn out build to both the suspense and romance and 2) a fast intro that lead to a faster comclusion. Surprisingly, Fight for Me is a happy medium that gives you a fast intro, a slow burn of romance with a fierce protective instincts, and a conclusion you can see happening by still shocked all the same.
Natalie, our heroine, didn’t plan for her escape to fail. And it does so miserably. She also didn’t plan for Knox, a street fighting thug who is also looking to escape. But once they both see the need for freedom in each other, a special bond is created that neither can let go of. Not many authors can capture the intensity in which a bond such as this one is like. Miss Linden did an excellent job in creating it. Some things seemed out of place, random that could have been left out and the heat was a wee bit dull for normal romantic suspense.
With that said and it was pretty easy to overlook, this book had me on the edge of my seat! A must for fans of this genre!
I was gifted a copy of this novel from the JeepDiva in exchange for an honest review.