Last week I posted about the release of Fighting For What’s His. Today I am back to tell you my thoughts about this book. Besides that I get to share an excerpt of this book! So take a look!
What has a sexy, bad-ass veteran hero…
A feisty and independent heroine who won’t hesitate to stand up for herself…
A forbidden, best friend’s younger sister conflict…
And a forced-proximity roommates-to-lovers situation that creates all kinds of sexual tension?
FIGHTING FOR WHAT’S HIS—the second standalone title in New York Times bestselling author Laura Kaye’s Warrior Fight Club series! FIGHTING FOR WHAT’S HIS is now available! Grab your copy and join the Warrior Fight Club world today!
About FIGHTING FOR WHAT’S HIS (Warrior Fight Club #2, 9/7/18):
This fight club has one rule: you must be a veteran…
Resisting her only makes him want her more…
Private investigator Billy Parrish is good at three things—fighting, investigating, and sex. MMA training with the other vets in the Warrior Fight Club keeps his war-borne demons at bay—mostly, and one night stands ensure no one gets too close. But then his best friend from the Army Rangers calls in a favor.
Shayna Curtis is new to town, fresh out of grad school, and full of hope for the future. With a new job starting in a month, she’s grateful when her brother arranges a place for her to stay while she apartment hunts. But she never expected her roommate to be so brooding. Or so sexy.
Billy can’t wait for Shay to leave—because the longer she’s there, the more he wants her in his bed. To stay. He can’t have her—that much he knows. But when fight club stops taking off the edge, Billy lets down his guard…and starts fighting for what’s his.
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Laura Kaye is a new to me author and was recommended by a friend. So when I saw the sign ups for this tour, I knew I wanted to give this author a try. I am not sorry I did that, only sorry that I didn’t pick up one of her books any sooner. I have read a couple of romances where the military plays some type of role, so this one seemed really interesting.
Billy Parrish was a ranger and is now a civilian. He was seriously injured and is still adjusting to life outside of the military and surviving while others didn’t. Getting threw those emotions can’t be easy, but he’s trying.
Shayna has some wounds of her own that she’s trying to comes to terms with. She is hoping to start over with her new job as a photographer for a newspaper. Her brother arranged for her to stay with a good friend of his until she can get everything together.
I loved that this book was told from both POVs. With both of them dealing with things that left them feeling guilty, I think it was really important to get both sides of the story. I love how comfortable they became with each other so fast. Yes, there was some attraction, but they were able to keep it at bay. It was clear that Shayna and Billy clicked, but they were both afraid of the consequences.
Besides their story, I loved their neighbor and his dog. I thought it was awesome Shayna took time to sit with him. Her house hunting had me laughing out loud. And it’s sad but true that searching for a place can make you run into situations you never see coming. I also loved the Warrior Fight Club, but I honestly think it should’ve played just a bit bigger part in this story.
And all I can say is that Laura Kaye shocked me with what happened near the end of the book. One part of me kind of things it came a bit too much out of the blue (like those things do of course), but it also fit the story at the same time!
I loved the humor, friendships, romance and sexy moments we got in this story! The author did an amazing job of showing that not all soldiers are okay when they get back. Not many books that I’ve read gove us that like she did. I only would’ve liked more moments between Shayna and Billy. It was missing just a little something that I can’t really put my finger on!
I will definitely be reading the next book in this series! I need more of these military men!
Shayna saw Billy through the windows to the gym with the fighting rings where his club met. He was on his knees facing another fighter—a woman with a long black braid—while a bigger group knelt around the two of them. Shay had just enough time to appreciate that the club included women veterans before the woman attacked him.
For a long moment, they grappled with each other until Billy managed to flip the woman and pin her to the ground.
Three visceral reactions rocked through Shayna.
An almost animalistic appreciation of Billy’s brute strength.
Arousal at the memory of Billy pinning her against the wall.
And jealousy that another woman was experiencing the feeling of the weight of his body instead of her.
Shayna’s heart tripped into a sprint as she stood there, slack-jawed and wanting…
Suddenly, Billy sprang into a kneeling position again as the woman got up and moved to the outer ring of people, and it was clear that some sort of trash-talk being thrown between them from the looks on their faces and the way the others were laughing and clapping.
And then Mo moved into the center with Billy. As big as Billy was, Mo…Mo was like a mountain. His ready smile and deep laugh had earlier put Shayna at ease and allayed any concerns she’d had that she might be invading a space where she wasn’t wanted. But now Mo looked nothing short of intimidating as he stared Billy down.
The men seemed to lunge at the same time. They slammed into each other and worked to pull each other flat to the ground, and then finally they both went down. Shayna couldn’t see who had the advantage around those cheering the two men on, and she realized that she was straining and moving to the side to get a better view.
Whatever was going on, it was much longer before the fighters traded out, and this time it was Billy coming out of the center to join those on the side. A few of his teammates shook his hand before he moved outside of the group to grab his water bottle. And then he tilted his head way back to take a long drink.
And, holy mother of sweaty hot men, Billy Parrish was freaking gorgeous.
Muscles glistening. Shorts hanging dangerously low on his lean hips. Dark blond hair made even darker from sweat. Even the fingerless black gloves he wore were sexy as fuck. His Adam’s apple bobbed as he drank.
Shayna swallowed hard herself.
He wiped his mouth on the back of his glove and capped the bottle again, and then he did a double take as he noticed her standing in the window.
Heat absolutely roared over Shayna at having been caught so blatantly ogling him. And there was a smugness to the almost-smile he wore. But he gave her a little wave and nodded his head as if to invite her inside.
The gesture should not have made any part of her feel gooey, but it seemed her crush on her brother’s best friend had resurrected enough to indeed cause gooeyness. Whether she wanted that to happen or not.
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“The always amazing Kaye is kicking off a terrific new contemporary romance series that centers around a wounded warrior’s fight club. Kaye does a beautiful job exploring the fallout from war and PTSD as various characters struggle to cope in their own ways. The love story between Noah Cortez and his childhood friend Kristina Moore is both compelling and touching, for the obstacles in their way loom large. A truly memorable read!” ~ RT Book Reviews
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About Laura Kaye:
Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in contemporary and erotic romance and romantic suspense, including the Blasphemy, Hard Ink, and Raven Riders series. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. Laura also writes historical fiction as the NYT bestselling author, Laura Kamoie. She lives in Maryland with her husband and two daughters, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.
I really enjoyed this book! Laura Kaye is definitely an author I will be reading more from! Have you ever read anything from her? What did you think?