Monday, September 19, 2022

Book Review: Fighting for Flight

I got this idea at like 2 a.m. the other day that I should go through my Kindle app and randomly read books from there. I actually hate reading ebooks, but I feel bad having my book light on all night because I feel like I'm waking Matt up. So I thought maybe if I read stuff on my phone it wouldn't be so bad. I could use my iPad but it actually hurts to hold after awhile so phone it is. 

In other news, is there a way to sort books on the Kindle app by number of pages? Or a way that I could look up books by length? I was trying to find novellas, or the smallest books and work my way through them like that but I couldn't figure that out so I'm just guessing as I go. 

Fighting for Flight - JB Salsbury

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?
Would you believe me if I said this was my first book from JB Salsbury? I own a few, have I read them? Not yet. I think I need to soon though, because this one was pretty dang good. So good that I purchased the other ones in the Fighting series. 

This is Jonah and Raven's story and right off the bat, I really liked them. Jonah is an MMA fighter at the top of his game and Raven is a mechanic, which is how they meet. Jonah needs his classic car brought to life and when he meets Raven it is literally instant love for him. She definitely thinks he's gorgeous but she's pretty unexperienced in relationships. Jonah, on the other hand, is basically a man whore. He doesn't do relationships, he's a have-sex-and-then-get-out kind of guy. They start a relationship and immediately I love it, and just as soon as things really come together, Raven learns that her biological father is a pimp and hey, guess what, on her 21st birthday she basically becomes a prostitute and she doesn't really have a choice. Devastated, she is coming to grips that the life she's building after a pretty crappy childhood, is going to be over before it really began. 


Jonah agrees to throw his upcoming match, lose on purpose so the dad can cash out on it, with the promise that Raven would be safe. Now, we've all read enough books to know nothing is as easy as that, so things go down, and I'm not even going to tell you if this has a good ending or not. 

What I will tell you is I really liked this. I flew through it in one night (thanks, insomnia!) and was completely irritated I couldn't buy the next one through the app (why? WHY is that a thing?!), and I was too lazy to get up and walk to the next room. It was also dark and I knew damn well I would run into something, make a ton of noise, and wake everyone up. It was best I just wait until daylight. I love the writing, the steamy scenes are on point and pretty damn great, the relationship development was actually really fast but it felt logical. Overall? I definitely recommend this one, especially if you're looking for an entertaining, and basically guaranteed, book. 5 stars for sure. 

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