Fighting to Forgive

Fighting to Forgive

by Jamie Salsbury
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Fighting to Forgive by Jamie Salsbury

When everything you avoid, turns out to be exactly what you need.

Easy and predictable, just the way he likes it, Blake Daniels flies through life the way he burns through women: on his terms, no regrets.

With his fighting career in full swing, he's on the threshold of title contention. But when his training is compromised by injury, the stakes grow impossibly higher. The rage that fuels his punches also chips away at his focus, and he risks losing everything he cares about.

He won't let that happen. Not again.

Layla's through with men. After a marriage that never should've happened, she hopes to reclaim the pieces of the woman she lost years ago.

Emotional abuse has left her insecure and terrified. A master at faking what she's not feeling, she masks her self-doubt in false confidence.

She'll never let another man hurt her. Not again.

Chased by shadows of the past, Blake and Layla know what they don't want, but their hearts have a different plan. As a web of lies and betrayal threatens to destroy them, they're forced to make a choice.

Is love enough to heal even the deepest wounds?

Or will they be left fighting to forgive?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148996064
Publisher: JB Salsbury
Publication date: 11/19/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 408,588
File size: 475 KB

About 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 to Forgive 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 62 reviews.
kainshottie More than 1 year ago
This book is about how a man and a woman overcome there terrible pasts in order to find real happiness. Layla's life ended when she was 16. She went to a party, got drunk, and got pregnant. Perhaps the saddest part about that is that she doesn't remember how she ended up in bed with her now husband. She came from an old fashioned family who insisted that rather than being a disgrace to them as a single mom, she would marry the father of her child. He was still in high school as well, but after his parents convinced him to do the right thing, they were married. Sixteen years later, Layla has left her husband with their daughter and is trying to start a new life for them. She bares emotional and physical scars that she is trying to hide from the world, but Blake just won't let her be. It goes against all of his rules to be attracted to or even attempt to sleep with a mother. However he cannot deny this strange attraction he has towards Layla. She brings out the worst and best in him (as far as he is concerned). She forces him to remember how terrible his father treated his mother as well as the emotional abuse that led him into the fighting ring. As a mixed martial artist, he fights to forget and overcome the abuse he went through as a child, but the more he learns about Layla, the more he has to face the past in order to have a future. I loved this book. I literally read it in 24 hours because I just had to know exactly what had happened to Layla and how Blake would react. Some people can write stories about traumatic events and make them feel believable. Then there are people who can take those believable events and make you think that it really truly happened. It's like reading a diary of two people with the exact dialog included. The characters are more than characters, they become real people to you. It was wonderfully written. I will say, it does include information not meant for the younger crowd. The situations describe really do happen to some people and you may not want your teenager reading about them. On the other hand, you might want them to so they can be educated to try to avoid being put in these situations later in their life. Up to you.
Stacy_H More than 1 year ago
I absolutely LOVED Blake's story and I highly recommend it to all fans of New Adult/MMA romance! 4.5 STARS!!! Full review on Books Unhinged Book Blog ~StacyHgg
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WOW!! Well it is 4:00 am and i just finished this book because I could not put it down! I loved the first book of this series and I want more, more, more! I love Blake, almost as much as I love Jonah! I cant wait to read more! I love catching up with all the characters too!
Foxy_Roxy_Bookfriends More than 1 year ago
I have found a new love for MMA fighter books. I fell hard for Blake “The Snake” Daniel in Fighting for Flight with his witty banter. The bad boy with a good heart totally had me from his first act of kindness to his last. To describe Blake and Layla’s first introduction as love at first sight would not be correct but lust? Now you are on the right track. From the first introduction I was giggling like a school girl. “Layla Moorehead.” “…That’s the best name for a chick I’ve ever heard.” Blake had me in stitches with his clever comebacks and that Layla dished it right back was a tennis match I loved to watch. Layla switched the game for Blake. He lived by a set of rules but she came into his life and made him break each and every one of them without lifting a finger. This book is based on forgiveness. Forgiveness is something I have learned is what you give yourself not to others. Blake and Layla have issues in their pasts that have brought them to a place of forgiveness. Choosing to forgive is the bravest and most courageous thing they can do if they choose it for themselves. Blake’s being a MMA fighter allows him to physically fight but the internal demons he fights leave him alone. Layla comes across as a shell of a woman with no fight left in her but she will sacrifice everything for the ones she loves. “…everyone needs someone fighting in their corner…” The love scenes were HOT! I am used to being able to anticipate what comes next when it comes to love scenes. These are descriptive but not trashy, intimate without mushy and kept me on my toes. I devoured the words like eating the most delicious dessert on the menu. Um, waiter I’ll take one of go! ...Check please! The storyline of a fighter and woman under duress is not a new one but the conflict and her “issue” is new to me. I didn’t anticipate it nor was it even on my radar. I was feeling anxious as I read each scene as they hinted to the “issue” but was completely blindsided once it was revealed. I was scared for her and for how Blake would react. His alpha male, dominant, protective nature could have taken over and made a bad situation even worse to the point that neither of them would have come out on the other side of it unharmed. To say I loved J. B. Salsbury’s series is an understatement. I'm obsessed! She has a gift for the written word and knows how to make a female empowered without being powerful. Power can be measured not only by physical strength but by love and tenderness as well. Her male characters show what real power they possesses…the power to love.
Lelyana More than 1 year ago
It's a heart warming, sexy and just what I need from a story...sigh! Highly recommended!To all the fighter lovers! The best fighters romance ! Ever!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the chaaracters and stories. 5stars
ReneeEntress More than 1 year ago
5 star The story has laughs, betrayal, secrets, and heartbreak. I was pulled right into this story. I recommend reading the below before this story Fighting for Flight (Fighting, #1) This is Layla and Blake’s story. Layla and Blake are broken in their own ways from the past. Blake thinks Layla is at the gym for a different reason then she is which leads to confusion and anger. Blake likes his woman with no baggage but Layla has a ton of baggage. With Blake having wicked thoughts of Layla all the time and Layla trying not depend on herself things seems to be crazy every time they are together. With Layla’s ex showing up just when everything is going go to ruin everything they both wonder if they ever had anything together. If they did can they get it back? 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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Carm5 More than 1 year ago
This series is absolutely my favorite series ever written! Intense on so many levels it is unimaginable! JB Salsbury writes books that GO THERE! The topics that JB tackles are so heavy and life destroying, yet she also shows how love and commitment can give you the strength to over come! Fighting To Forgive is Blake (I LOVE BLAKE) and Layla's story! The rollercoaster that these characters ride will put you on such an emotiional ride that you'll want to read it again just for the sheer thrill of it!
Coyote14223 More than 1 year ago
Blake & Layla! Along with Axelle & Killer....I hope that Axelle & Killer get their own book when they get older! Loved this book! All about fighting back from abuse & learning that leaning on someone isn't failure, it's rebuilding!
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This series was absolutely AWESOME! I can't wait for the next book in October this year!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story, believable characters, very steamy sex scenes, HEA.
KLE02052000 More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put the book down! 
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book completely. The storyline was very dark at times but the light was not far behind. The chemistry between Rex and Gia is off the charts hot! Their's is a very sad heartbreaking story but they eventually find eachother again and start to regain a life without darkness. At times I cried so hard my heart ached. I highly recommend this book to everyone. It's 305 pages and worth the read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you love stories with alpha males this is the book for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved loved loved this book. I kind of read this series out of order, but these books can be read as stand alone books in my opinion. Let me start off by saying that i am so glad that i found these books from this author. They are so good. I have only read two of them so far, and cant find the third one for the nook. So im going to try to find it in paperback. Loved blake, layla, and axelle in this book. This author can tell an awesome story! I cant wait for more books! Great job Jamie Salsbury!!
sruscha More than 1 year ago
Loved it! Can't wait for more!!
Ryndna4 More than 1 year ago
I can't say enough I love all the books so far in this series. Fighting to Forgive was so emotional. I loved it!!! Big fan of JB Salsbury! Can't wait for the next book!,,
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