Fighting for Flight

Fighting for Flight

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by Salsbury
     
 

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What happens when in order to win, you're forced to lose?

The only daughter of an infamous Las Vegas pimp, Raven Morretti grew up an outsider. Liberated from the neglectful home of her prostitute mother, she finds solace as a mechanic. With few friends, she's content with the simple life. Flying under the radar is all she knows and more than she expects.

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What happens when in order to win, you're forced to lose?

The only daughter of an infamous Las Vegas pimp, Raven Morretti grew up an outsider. Liberated from the neglectful home of her prostitute mother, she finds solace as a mechanic. With few friends, she's content with the simple life. Flying under the radar is all she knows and more than she expects.

Until she catches the eye of local celebrity, UFL playboy, Jonah Slade.

Weeks away from his title fight, Jonah is determined to stay focused on everything he's trained so hard to achieve. Undefeated in the octagon, he's at the height of his career. But resisting Raven's effortless allure and uncomplicated nature is a fight he can't win.

Jonah trades in his bad-boy reputation and puts his heart on the line. But when her father contacts her, setting in motion the ugly truth of her destiny, Jonah must choose. In a high-stakes gamble where love and freedom hang in the balance, a war is waged where the price of losing is a fate worse than death.

Will the hotheaded Jonah be able to restrain his inner fighter to save the woman he loves?

Or will Raven be forced into a life she's been desperate to avoid?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016375977
Publisher:
JB Salsbury
Publication date:
02/25/2013
Series:
The Fighting Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
412
Sales rank:
72,278
File size:
275 KB

Meet the Author

New York Times Bestselling author of the Fighting series, J.B. Salsbury, lives in Arizona with her husband and two kids. She spends the majority of her day as a domestic engineer. But while she works through her daily chores, a world of battling alphas, budding romance, and impossible obstacles claws away at her subconscious, begging to be released to the page.

Her love of good storytelling led her to earn a degree in Media Communications. With her journalistic background, writing has always been at the forefront, and her love of romance prompted her to sink her free time into novel writing.

Fighting for Flight, Fighting to Forgive, and Fighting to Forget are the first three novels in the MMA romance series. Fighting the Fall is due to be released in October 2014.

For more information on the series or just to say hello, visit J.B. on her website, Facebook, or Goodreads page.

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Fighting for Flight 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 75 reviews.
Book_WhispererJO More than 1 year ago
Wow Amazing! I have been in a string of several mediocre books, and this was just the saving grace I needed. Fight for Flight was a truly incredible story packed full of emotion and intensity. Raven and Jonah are two very different people with drastically different backgrounds, but this just may prove to be everything they need to be perfect for one another. Jonah years have been spent keeping things light and easy. Determined to never open his heart up to the chance of loss; he has made quite a reputation for himself. After the loss of his Father Jonah barricaded himself behind his brick walls of independence that will protect his heart. Raven, is like nothing we have seen. Truly a unique character, she is a mechanic that just happens to fall in Jonah’s lap for his latest restoration. Only from the start these two characters are drawn to each other like moths to a flame, and I was easily absorbed into their story. I must comment on how nice it was to have a romance that was not your usual “I Love Him, I Love Him Not” scenario; from the first obstacle Raven is an open book for Jonah. Misunderstandings are overcome easily by these high functioning characters that think it through logically. Further supporting my love of these characters originality they are honest, trustworthy, and true reflection of love; whatever they have to overcome is done together. This alones takes this story to a much higher level than lust and attraction; forming the deep seeded bonds of love and dedication from fans. I see Jonah and Raven start out this story as two buds, and as the story progresses they bloom to the most vibrant and beautiful blossoms that I have ever seen. With the perfect mixture of action and emotion this will story will suck in board range of fans, and hold them on the edge of their seats. I know I say this all the time, but I absolutely cannot wait for book two. This next story will actually shift and follow Blake’s story; that might add I have fallen in love with over this story with the help of Raven. I don’t like to prematurely label books and authors, and with this being my first experience with this author I cannot certainty prediction, so let’s just say if the next is half as good as this book it will be amazing. If her first novel can be such an incredible masterpiece it will be a treat to read anything more she has to offer. This debuting MMA Series will be one of the BookWhisperer’s followed series, and be on the lookout for more details of upcoming books here. In complete honesty, this debuting novel was the probably top five books that I have read this year; definitely worth your time and money. BOOKWHISPERER FAVORITE!! ~BookWhisperer Reviewer JO~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book you must read can not wait until the sequel comes out! Blake's love story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What an amazing start to a new series!! I cannot wait for the next book. This story has u hooked the moment u start reading, I couldn't put it down. U won't be disappointed with this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the beginning of a great series. I love how the the books are connected but you're not left hanging in between books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love to read about tough guys falling hard!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cant wait for the next in the series.
Valerie L Urwin More than 1 year ago
Check it out ..is worth it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this entire series!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
TSRBR More than 1 year ago
Overall Rating:  4.5 Rockin Stars Fighting for Flight by J.B. Salisbury is the first book in the Fighting series and it began my obsession with mixed martial arts romance.  J.B. draws the reader to each character she creates and the anticipation for the outcome is unbearable at times.  The story begins with a naive heroine, Raven Moretti and a hunky fighter hero, Jonah Slade.  This is their journey. Raven spent her formative years yearning for acceptance and love from her parents.  She always felt like the odd ball out.  She is beautiful inside and out.  Her mentor, Guy, taught her all she knows about engines...she's a mechanic and really good at what she does. When Jonah Slade decides to rebuild his newest purchase, he encounters someone that takes his breath away.  Jonah is known for his playboy lifestyle in Las Vegas and he has no desire to change until he meets Raven.  There is chemistry from the beginning between them and a deep connection forms.  Obstacles are put in their path trying to prevent them from reaching their HEA. The plot of this story is not at all what I expected as I read it.  The camaraderie between the fighters adds another level of development to the spiraling dilemma the couple encounters.  There are several unexpected twists that allows for the buildup and it does not let you down.  If you are looking for a good read, look no further.  This is another great addition to my library and yours. Hero: Jonah Slade 4.5 stars Heroine: Raven Moretti 4.5 stars Plot:  4.5 stars Steam Level: 4.5 stars Cliffhanger:  No
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put in down great story starting the next book :)
ReneeEntress More than 1 year ago
5 star The story has laughs, betrayal, secrets, kidnapping, and heartbreak. I was pulled right into this story. This is Raven and Jonah’s story. Raven is a mechanic who Jonah hires to fix up his car. Jonah is a fighter. Jonah is a once and done guy. That is until he meets Raven. He knows once will never be enough. He needs to be focused on his title fight but Raven is distracting him without even trying. When Raven is threatened by her father Jonah takes steps to protect her. He will do whatever he has to in order to keep her safe. But will all the outside distractions keep him from protecting her? What will happen to them both if he can’t keep her safe? I loved these characters and also the side characters. I felt I was able to connect with the characters and the story was a great read. I highly recommend this book and can’t wait for the next story in this series.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this book! What a great story!! It's the first time I read a book from this author and I could not put it down! I loved it!!! I'm so excited to read the other books in this series! Especially Blake's story! ?? I definitely recommend reading this book! <???
Carm5 More than 1 year ago
OMG!!! This series will BLOW YOUR MIND! SERIOUSLY!!!! This is, by far, the most spectacular, multi layered masterpiece I have ever read! I am madly in love with ALL the characters in this series! I have laughed, I have swooned, I have cursed and I have stared speachlessly at this series. I have BAWLED MY EYES OUT! In this first book, Fighting For Flight, we meet Raven who will steal your heart with her innocence and hope! The moment Jonah meets RAY, time stops! This story grabs you by the throat within the first 5 pages...yup, within the PROLOGUE, you belong to JB Salsbury! The number of layers that stream throughout this series will blow your mind! To write a review of this book, this series, would get me going on a tangent that would take days! This series deals with harsh, RAW, horrific tragedies that show you just how strong the human will can be! This series will leave you emotionally charged and drained at the same time! Just the most amazing series I have ever read! All this, and I haven't even begun to talk about Blake, Rex, Cam and the rest of the gang!
Coyote14223 More than 1 year ago
Raven &amp; Jonah...amazingly beautiful story! Love the action, love, and everything in between!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read so many books where the heroine annoys me, but Raven was the heroine that finally switched it up. This book was like a breath of fresh air, different from any other book I had up until that point. I love Jonah and Raven, but the other characters are the ones I fell in love with immediately after their introduction. A great read, a refreshing story, with all the right elements.
sruscha More than 1 year ago
I have just discovered MMA romance and I love it! This book has a great story line and love the characters. I can't wait to read more in the series!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
starznstripes24 More than 1 year ago
I was thorughly impressed with this book. It has just about everything I could want in a book. Hot fighter, funny (but crude) best friend, independent female lead (the daughter of a pimp and a hooker) with a smart best friend. All the main characters seem to have some sort of issues with their fathers. All a direct result of who they are as adults. All logical and realistic. I know this is fiction, but in order for a reader to get absorbed into a story the characters have to seem real. I was hooked, lost track of time and felt like I was in a lot of the scenes. Kudos for pulling readers in. In addition to the pimp and hooker, there's a professional fight, a beat down, a kidnapping, a bet, deception, murder/homocide, rescues - both human and feline, a whole lot of love, and heaven forbid we forget about the strippers. This is Vegas after all! Jonah and Raven's love is nearly immediate. The story is very fast paced and takes place in an extremely small window of time, but the story never felt rushed and I never even rolled my eyes. OK, a very small eye roll when the virginity issue was put on the table - BUT she was strong and put it on the table. Laid the cards out as if to say 'This is me - take it or leave it!' I admired Raven so much for doing something so bold. The only thing that I would have liked that we didn't get was an actual conversation between Raven and her mom when previous issues regarding Raven's upbringing were resolved. I felt a little cheated that was missing and I was to infer the actual reasons why. I was expecting the book to end on some type of cliff since there's a 2nd book, and was delighted to find the story complete and the next book to be about other characters as leads. I loved the fact that I was kept on my toes and the way the HEA actually played out. If you're on the fence, pick it up and give it a try. I hope that you love it as much as I did. I'm really looking forward to the next book (which is about Blake).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Has it all mystery, angst, romance, and a HOT fighter willing to fight for love. It has guns, fighting, and sex, what more can you expect from Vegas. Read it you won't be dissapointed.
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Loved it. Sexy characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really liked the book. Would recommend to read.