Tuesday, June 23, 2015

REVIEW + GIVEAWAY: Fighting for Forever by J.B. Salsbury

Title: Fighting for Forever
Series: Fighting #6
Author: JB Salsbury
 Release Date: June 23, 2015


Slut. Hooker. Whore.

The taunts never bothered me. They only see what I allow them to see, and a Las Vegas stripper is the perfect cover.

My life had direction. I had a mission—until the man I needed vanished and is presumed dead.

It’s time to move on—give up the dream for revenge—and no one shows me that more than the mop-headed fighter with eyes the color of the ocean.

If anyone can teach me just how sweet life can be, it’s him. But first, I’d have to let go.

Mase. Baywatch. Mayhem.

I’m known by many names, but there’s only one that stirs panic and worry in my gut every time I’m called it.


I’ve bailed him out of trouble for years, so when he turns up in Vegas and asks for me, I’m prepared for the worst. And the worst is exactly what I get in the form of a lilac-eyed beauty named Trix.

She’s everything I hate about Vegas: a stripper, loose with her body and her morals. But there’s something about her, a complexity that she buries deep, and I’m determined to uncover it.

The deeper I go, the less I understand. When I finally learn the truth, we engage in a battle where life and death hang in the balance. Fighting could kill us both, but if we win, forever is the prize.

After getting a taste of Mason with Eve's story (and feeling more than a little sorry for how badly that turned out for him), I was curious to see exactly who would be Mason's woman and how that would play out. Let me tell you--this story was not what I expected at all. How so? Here's the rundown:

1) The introduction to Trix was horrifying. Compelling. I was hooked. 
2) The hot/cold thing between Mason and Trix --while isn't necessarily a new writing technique, it was surprising to me because I guess I felt that ultimately Mason wanted to settle down and to see him struggle with it for a large chunk of the book was not what I expected. 
4) Trix's view of her body and sex was something I don't think I'd read in this series before. It was nice to see her not feel slut-shamed. (And I know, KNOW that Trix wasn't necessarily in love with her decisions but she owned her shit and she refused to back down--and she felt like she was serving a purpose and why do I feel like I need to defend her all of the sudden. Shutting up now).
5) Trix's family and Mason getting a little education at the hands of her family (even if that part was a small part, I felt it was integral) was nice. (And hellllloooo surfboard sexiness). I loved the make up of Trix's family and that her upbringing was important throughout--it wasn't just a mention in her characterization--it was a huge part of who she was and how she viewed the world.
6) Drake + Mason--that whole thing confounded me and I just wanted Mason to somehow be able to love his brother without the constant worry that Drake was going to fuck something up.
7) Fighting really took a backseat this time around and I was really okay with it. This novel reminded me more of parts of Jonah and Raven's story and the last 20% of this novel was crazy insane and I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN.
8) Mason getting the HEA--just not as easily as one would have predicted for a laid back surfer fighter. 

I'm leaving out lots of spoilery parts, I know. Anyone who has read the book will see that I've only barely scratched the surface but I think this novel is one that is best read without a lot of preconception or thoughts from bloggers. Here's what you need to know: if you've enjoyed this series, I really think you'll enjoy this book--it's got the push and pull of the unexpected pairing of Mason and Trix, romance, bromance, a little look at the previous characters, and some intrigue and danger thrown in the mix. 

I know there has to be more in this series and I'm looking forward to seeing who is up next. Until then...

Happy reading~~

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Author Bio

JB Salsbury, New York Times Bestselling author of the Fighting Series, 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.
For more information on the series or just to say hello, visit JB on her website, Facebook, or Goodreads page.

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