Published by Swerve on August 30th 2016
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Raised in the streets, Knox is a battle-worn MMA fighter with no past, present, or future. Fighting every day just to survive, Knox owns nothing but the pride in his victories and the scars on his hands. When his control snaps and he must flee the city to keep his life, he runs into a stunning woman with the same intent. All big eyes and delicate features, she's not cut out to survive on her own. And when finding her own inner strength leads to a shocking act of violence, Knox knows he must protect her at all costs...
Natalie couldn't spend another day under her father's lock and key. Raised to be the perfect picture of wealth and sophistication, she detests the dark, ugly side of her father's greed. Refusing to be held captive by her life a moment longer, she escapes his fortress - and runs right into the arms of the strongest, most dangerous, most desirable man she's ever met. As instant attraction leads to explosive passion, Natalie finds she cannot leave his side. But as their pursuers loom closer and threaten to tear them apart, Natalie and Knox have to decide: is it easier to stand apart? Or is a love this strong worth the fight?
From debut author Jessica Linden comes a sexy romantic suspense novel featuring┬áan MMA fighter and an heiress on the run who must stay together if they are to┬ádefeat what hunts them…and explore the passion that surrounds them.
Action & passion from beginning to end. That’s what you’ll find reading Jessica Linden’s Fight For Me. When fate brings Knox and Natalie together, they find themselves on the run and facing feelings that neither have experienced before. All in all I thought this was an easy and entertaining read.
When the story opens, Knox has put himself in a bit of a predicament. He’s one bad-ass MMA “underground” fighter who meets his match in a the form of a virginal upper-class princess. Natalie has also created a bit of drama when she runs away from her family home. Escaping from her father’s house creates events that create a mystery, pushing Knox and Natalie into an immediate bond. This is story where insta-love really works as Linden creates a sweet and sexy connection between Knox and Natalie.
Their foes are known, but just how far they will go to get what they want leads to a dangerous chase. I loved seeing Natalie come out of her shell and Knox giving over to a softer side of his alpha maleness. At it’s heart Fight For Me is fast paced suspenseful read that while not entirely predictable, there’s nothing hugely surprising in the way things shake out for these two. 3.5 stars and recommendation in the romance suspense genre.
~Review by Cyndi
Natalie spun, and her eyes focused on her rescuer, getting a good look at him┬áfor the first time. His eyes were hard and fierce, and for a moment she regretted not┬álistening to his demands that she run. She should be scared. This man was┬ádangerous. He looked it, and sheÔÇÖd already seen firsthand what he was capable of.┬áWould she be any safer with him?
Yes. Instinctively she knew she was. HeÔÇÖd put his life on the line to save hers.
She could trust him.
Looking into his eyes now, she felt the panic slowly begin to leave her and┬áher thoughts became a little more coherent. Looking at him, in the middle of this┬áblood-soaked horrible alley, she found her center in an unlikely placeÔÇöin the abyss┬áof his dark eyes. Something clicked when she looked at him.
ÔÇ£Are you okay?ÔÇØ re repeated.
She nodded, then glanced to the side at the body next to her. His back was to her┬áand through his hair matted with blood, she could see into his head. She squeezed her┬áeyes shut and turned her face away. Even though she knew the answer, she had to ask.
ÔÇ£Is he ÔÇª did I kill him?ÔÇØ
His expression was grim, and she knew she had. She was a murderer. Oh God, oh┬áGod, oh God.
No, stop. There was no time for this. She looked at the manÔÇÖs face again and┬áfound her focus.
His face softened a touch, and he held his hand out. ÔÇ£Come on.ÔÇØ
She looked up at him. ÔÇ£What should we do?ÔÇØ
ÔÇ£We need to get out of here.ÔÇØ
She looked over at the body once more and wrapped her arms around herself. ÔÇ£I
killed him.ÔÇØ Her lip trembled, but she sucked it in. This was no time for tears.
ÔÇ£You had no choice.ÔÇØ He paused. ÔÇ£Why was he after you?ÔÇØ
ÔÇ£He was sent by my father.ÔÇØ Her voice was mechanical. She didnÔÇÖt even know┬áthis guyÔÇÖs name. She squeezed her eyes shut. ThatÔÇÖs not important right now. ÔÇ£My father┬áis not a good man,ÔÇØ she added.
Sirens blared in the distance.
ÔÇ£Fuck.ÔÇØ He grabbed the gun and hastily wiped it down with his T-shirt, then┬áhesitated briefly before tossing it into the Dumpster.
ÔÇ£We need to get out of here,ÔÇØ he repeated holding out his hand again.
The sirens┬ágot louder, their urgency snapping her out of her fog, and she put her hand in his.