Thursday, December 25, 2014

Review ~ Fighting Fate by Barbara Speak ~ JMAC

What Marissa Johnson never expected when she came to Illinois to tour her brother's Alma mater was meet the man who would haunt her dreams.
Once introduced, she knew she would do anything to stay close to him and hope for a chance.

Mike Harrison never expected to fall for his old college friends little sister. Defending his heavy weight title and having any woman he wanted wasn't enough to keep him away any longer.

Two years came and went while neither of them acted on their wants or desires. All of that changes when someone's grief brings the two together into a situation they can't ignore any longer.

But what happens when insecurity, jealousy, and lack of faith come into play? Can these two overcome the obstacles thrown in their path or will it all come crashing down around them?

Words can’t explain how much I loved the Flawlessly Broken Trilogy.  Fighting Fate is the last book to the trilogy, and honestly it might have been the best one!

Mike and Marissa had this weird chemistry in Fearing Regret (Book 2).  It was like they liked each other and hated each other at the same time.  Marissa was head over heels for Mike.  Ever since she saw Mike, he’s all she ever thinks about. 

One day, really out of nowhere, Mike decides he doesn’t want to hide his feelings for Marissa anymore.  Their story is one I won’t soon forget. 

Barbara has a way with words.  I love how I feel im getting a full, well detailed story; no stone is left unturned with Barbara. 

Both Marissa and Mike are new to this.  Marissa hasn’t had many boyfriends, and Mike really just sleeps around.  He doesn’t do the dating thing.  After all, being a huge MMA star, you don’t have to date, you can basically get anyone you want, when you want.

It’s not until Marissa goes through something that no one should ever have to go through, that changes everything. 

Marissa is no longer her happy, free spirited self.  She’s now broken, and empty. She doesn’t want to face what happened. I mean how do you even start to come to terms with it? 

Fighting Fate tore me apart.  Once again, I was in the book with the characters.  From page one, I was hooked.  The emotions that were torn out of me from reading Fighting Fate, is simply indescribable.  I felt EVERYTHING.  I was ecstatic, sad, laughing one second, and bawling my eyes out the next. 

Going into Fighting Fate, I knew it would be hard.  I never wanted to part with these characters.  I found myself reading more slow towards the end, wanting to savor every last word.  Trying to hold on to all the feelings Fighting Fate brought out of me.  Barbara, you did an amazing job with this series.  I loved EVERY book in the trilogy so much, and they will all forever stay with me.  Thank you for taking me on such an amazing, emotional, beautiful roller coaster that is The Flawlessly Broken Trilogy!

Fighting Fate is a beautifully tragic story about love, and overcoming hardships in your life with the person you love.  Learning to not close people out because it’s easier, but trying to keep them close and letting them help you.
It goes without saying, Fighting Fate is a 5 bold star rating for me!! Do yourself a favor and read this trilogy! You won’t be disappointed.
Finding Solace (Flawlessly Broken, Book 1)
 Sadie Warren is a walking contradiction. The confidence she wears on the outside is only to cover the scars that are imbedded on her soul. Coming out of an abusive relationship where she was stripped of her security and confidence, she chooses to bury it under every man she gives her body to.

After one intoxicated night that she will never remember in its entirety, everything begins to change. Being seen more for her positive attributes and less for her faults, Sadie arises from the dark and into a place she feels safe. But with that comes a chain of events that blur the lines of everything she thought she needed and everything she's beginning to want.

Will fear keep her from the one thing she believes she desires most or will fate take a turn unexpectedly and change everything?
It seems Kate Williams has it all; money, great job, a supportive family, and an amazing group of friends. What she lacks is the confidence and ability to make a good decision regarding the men in her life. After the worse break up yet, she runs into the arms of Ryan, her long time best friend and the one that seems to always mend all of her broken hearts. But after years of being "That" guy, he is ready to confess to her what he has felt all along.
A night out with her friends brings a complete stranger into the mix. One encounter on the dance floor is all it took for him to flood her every thought. But Is he really a stranger after all or is he closer to her than she thinks?
Should Kate take the chance and chose her best friend, knowing he will cherish her forever? Or should she take a leap and go with the man that had her heart before she even knew his name?
Someone’s heart will be broken, someone will lose everything they hold dear, and someone will tell the ultimate lie and destroy everything.
Will fearing regret keep Kate away from what she really wants most?
I have a mad passion for books. It could be considered an addiction by some. After the responsibilities of work, being a mother and a wife are  fulfilled each day, I escape in a book. I never really thought of myself as a writer before. My true passion was as a reader. One day an idea came to me and I could not stop after that first thought. I hope you all will enjoy what I can bring you. I have plenty more ideas to go from here.

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