From New York Times bestselling author Laura Kaye, comes the first standalone title in her brand, new Warrior Fight Club series, FIGHTING FOR EVERYTHING. Join the Warrior Fight Club world today!
Rating: 4.5 Stars
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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.
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Noah Cortez isn’t handling the changes in his life too well. Kristina Moore is trying to reconnect with her friend. I’m going along watching two friends reconnect after one of them has a life-changing event and then I see how sneaky/creative this author is. Brought me to a stop – “say what?” I don’t know about you but I love when an author can surprise me or send me in a totally different direction (or at least it appears that way). You want an author who will keep you guessing.
After that scene I mentally started wringing my hands – wish I could have been a fly on the wall for that one. To go one better, our author creates a character named Kate that will give you your chuckle(s) of the day. In a way, Noah’s story is hard to read. Unless you’ve been in his shoes, there’s no way any of us can say we understand. But, I can believe that some of you might have been in Kristina’s shoes. Just like the soldier, we thank you for your service. The story shows the slow evolution from the love of friends to the love between a man and a woman. And let’s not forget the heat – good thing it was cool out as I write this review otherwise I might have had to sit in the car and run the air conditioning. I can say that we have a happy ending because these two seem so perfect for each other and you have to hope that everything will work out. Our author also get’s us ready for the next book in the series – can’t wait.
Standing there in the arms of her best friend, Kristina knew she had to stop this...whatever this was.
Tilting her head back, the words were on the tip of her tongue. Her eyes locked with Noah’s, and even in the dimness she could see that they were blazing hot and almost predatory in their directness. It stole her capacity to speak, because she was unequivocally sure he'd never looked at her like that. Need roared off of him and through her, spiking her arousal so hard and fast that she became wet between her legs.
From just a look.
Heart pounding like a bass drum, Kristina swallowed hard. What would she do if he kissed her? One kissing experiment aside, she'd never had to ask that in regard to him. Another question followed close behind: what would she do if he didn't?
He didn't give her the space to debate. His hand fisted in the back of her hair. The roughness licked flames through her and sent her heart into a sprint. And then he was guiding her head, bringing them together, bringing his face closer and closer to hers. His gaze dropped to her lips, and a shaky breath caressed her skin.
Noah kissed her.
The first press of his lips against hers was soft and sweet, and she thought she might shatter from the shock of sensation just that light touch delivered. The one that made her want to forget who he was and what he was to her and climb him like a tree.
This is Noah. This is Noah. This is Noah.
Kristina had never wanted anything like this with him. Never before. But now that she'd had a taste, it was like she'd never eaten a meal in her life. His lips skated over hers, and she moaned at the unexpected goodness of it.
And it was like the sound burst some dam inside him. On an answering groan, he planted both hands in her hair and kissed her harder than she'd ever been kissed in her life. His mouth claimed, his tongue penetrated, his body grinded against hers. He pushed her against the opposite side of the door frame, pinning her there with all his muscled strength.
It was stunning. It was glorious. It was so wrong.
This is Noah. This is--
So freaking good.
The kiss felt like he was feasting on her, like he'd been starving for her and finally let himself have a taste. His desire was thrilling. His rough intensity was breath-stealing. His need fueled hers. Against his chest, her nipples ached to be tugged and sucked. She clenched her thighs together, dying for relief from the inferno he'd ignited inside her. She sucked hard on his tongue and ran her hands up the corded muscles of his biceps to grasp his thick shoulders, trying to anchor herself against the storm his desire had unleashed in both of them.
Her brain tried to remind her why she'd come down here, that she'd wanted to confront Noah-her best friend, Noah, but then his hands skimmed down her body-over her breasts, her belly, to her hips-and his clutching, urgent touch chased the thoughts away.
Later. There'd be time for talk, for thought, for consequences...later.
And don’t miss the second standalone romance in the Warrior Fight Club series coming August 7, 2018, FIGHTING FOR WHAT’S HIS
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