Blake and Layla have lived through disappointment and regret, only finally finding relief through the powerful love they have for each other. A love they intend to fight to keep.
They’ve had to forgive each other, but can they truly move forward without facing the pain of the past?
Layla’s been avoiding the phone calls. Nine months pregnant and exhausted, she doesn’t want the complication. But she can’t run from the truth. Whoever’s calling was there eighteen years ago. Unlike her, he remembers the night that changed the course of her life, and he’s ready to confess.
Blake’s preoccupied with an email, a few simple sentences sent through cyberspace that have the capability to rob him of his sanity, his freedom, and the people he loves most in the world. When he’s called home for a mysterious reason, leaving Layla isn’t ideal, but hope for reconciliation with his father combined with his brother’s secrecy ignites a curiosity he refuses to ignore.
Putting the pain behind them is no longer an option.
To get the answers they need, they must face the past and open up old wounds that threaten to bleed them dry.
We left Layla and Blake with one of my all time favorite epilogues. What could make that ending more perfect? Well luckily for us JB Salsbury was not done with their story because A Father’s Fight made me fall even more in love with Blake Daniels.
From the moment I picked up this book with the great 1990’s references, I could not put it down. I didn’t feel like there was anything missing from Fighting to Forgive where I first fell in love with Layla and Blake, but with the addition to this story we truly get the rest of their story.
When life finally starts smelling like roses, there’s always something that comes along to drop a big fat fucking shit on my damn bouquet.
This story takes place at the end of Layla’s pregnancy; even 9 months along and ready to pop we still get the sexy scenes between these two characters. Although with as much as I love their chemistry, it’s the true love they have for each other throughout the book that I fell in love with. There is never a doubt that Blake thinks the world of Layla and Axelle and would do anything for his girls. That also holds true for Layla’s love and devotion for Blake.
“I’d walk through hell and back if it meant the rest of the life with you.”
This story really gets to the painful pasts of both Layla and Blake. Layla’s still struggling with her demons of what her ex told her and when it comes back to haunt her, she worries the information is going to put Blake on a downward spiral. Blake is trying to keep this pain and any other stress from his very pregnant fiancé, but with a cryptic e-mail he receives he is at a loss for what to do. Not only is this information weighing on him, but he also has to confront his past with his parents.
A Father’s Fight has such a great balance of angst and humor. With the serious topics that revolve around these characters, I’m so happy we still get the Blake we fell in love with in the very first book of the series. There is a scene in the OB office that had me laughing out loud!
While this book isn’t as long as the other books, I don’t feel anything is missing. It’s a dual POV story which gives us a true picture of the characters we wouldn’t have had otherwise. The angst is also spread throughout the book, allowing the flow of the story to be perfect. And thank goodness no cliffhanger!
Love is what makes the pain of the fight so worth it.
I honestly hope this series never ends, because with each book there are more character’s stories I need. Please bring us Mason and Killian’s stories… And a bit more of Blake’s brother Braeden would not be frowned upon.
There is a giveaway for 3 signed paperbacks (reader’s choice of JB’s books) + 5 ebooks of A Father’s Fight
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.
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