Fighting for Everything (Warrior Fight Club #1) by Laura Kaye

Blurb:

Loving her is the biggest fight of his life…

Home from the Marines, Noah Cortez has a secret he doesn’t want his oldest friend, Kristina Moore, to know. It kills him to push her away, especially when he’s noticing just how sexy and confident she’s become in his absence. But, angry and full of fight, he’s not the same man anymore either. Which is why Warrior Fight Club sounds so good.

Kristina loves teaching, but she wants more out of life. She wants Noah—the boy she’s crushed on and waited for. Except Noah is all man now—in ways both oh so good and troubling, too. Still, she wants who he’s become—every war-hardened inch. And when they finally stop fighting their attraction, it’s everything Kristina never dared hope for.

But Noah is secretly spiraling, and when he lashes out, it threatens what he and Kristina have found. The brotherhood of the fight club helps him confront his demons, but only Noah can convince the woman he loves that he’s finally ready to fight for everything.

My Review:

Fighting for Everything (Warrior Fight Club, #1)Fighting for Everything by Laura Kaye

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

First in a brand new series by Laura Kaye, this book introduces us to the Warrior Fight Club. A group of men and women, all current or former military, that are looking for alternate ways to deal with their issues re integrating into society. This book is told from alternating points of view, both from Noah and Kristina. This book hits close to home, because I have several former military in my family, and it shines a light on some of the things they might be dealing with on a day to day basis.

Noah is a Marine. After being injured on deployment, he returns home with a host of issues that make him feel like he isn’t whole. He doesn’t seem to understand what is going on, and is determined to deal (or not deal, as the case may be) with them on his own. He pushes everyone away, hiding what he doesn’t want them to see.

Kristina is Noah’s best friend, since she was 5 years old. There has always been feelings, but suddenly those feelings morph into something totally different. She isn’t sure where they came from, or how to deal with them.

This story is amazing! Noah is so confused, and this book really brings out the issues our veterans are dealing with. It hurts to think about how many may be dealing with this on their own. It was heartbreaking, as he was working through the issues that followed him home. As hard as it was to read about his thoughts and issues, this was a spectacular beginning to what is shaping up to be a fabulous new series that I’m totally looking forward to!

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