Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Book Review and Giveaway for Fighting for Love by Kelly Elliott

A larger-than-life firefighter inspires a career-driven woman to live in the moment—and trust in the power of love—in this flirty, emotional novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Searching for Harmony.

Finn Ward has two passions: being a firefighter and being single. Although his parents are constantly nagging him to settle down, Finn just wants to enjoy himself while he’s young. Then, at a union meeting, he meets a gorgeous lawyer with a dazzling smile—and suddenly, settling down doesn’t sound so bad.

Rory Adams is fresh out of law school and looking to make a name for herself at her mother’s firm. She doesn’t have time for silly games anymore. But when she catches the eye of a dashing fireman who makes her body tingle from across the room, something instantly ignites between them. The only problem? Her father is Finn’s boss.

Their relationship turns both of their lives upside-down. Rory tames Finn’s wild ways, while he shows her that life can’t be all work and no play. But it’ll take some serious determination to keep their love secret—and real courage to admit the truth.

"I didn't know I was this hungry until I tasted you."

I don't even know where to begin on this one. I get recommendations all.the.time and a lot of times they don't work out for me. As it so happens to be, this one was recommended to me as well, so naturally I was a little hesitant. Odd coming from a blogger, right? I know, I know....hypocritical. However, once again, this friend must know me well enough, because this book, while it started out a little slow and didn't hold my interest immediately, there was just enough to hold me in and keep me going. I am so glad I did too. It picked up and ended up being a smile-worthy book for me.

First and foremost: FINN WAS IT!!! He was so damn sexy and I loved the way he treated her. Talk about a reformed playboy! I loved the way he treated her and I enjoyed the lighter side to the book. It veered toward serious a few times, but the comedic side to the story was quite strong. My favorite parts were when Rory and Finn were together and were exploring each others minds and bodies; the connection wasn't just physical, but emotional and mental as well. They were kinetic. There was always a draw, a spark, something tangible every time they were near each other. They meshed really well with each other. I loved how romantic he was, and Elliott captured the "different kind of love" aspect really well. The realizations that things were different, that you desired "more", were very obvious and I enjoyed that aspect of it.

I love me some firefighters, but I love me a strong man that knows what he wants and fights for it too. I really enjoyed their dynamic and the way they countered each other. If one was having a problem, the other saw a solution. If one was upset about something, the other provided a different perspective. Their banter and jokes between them were definitely fun and I giggled quite a bit. I liked how well they worked together and learned from each other. I really really did!

A little truth: It was repetitive in some spots, outlandish and quirky in others (read: OTT), with scenarios I couldn't quite connect with at times. Rory had some moments where I truly wanted to shake her because her thought processes took me out of the scene and made me roll my eyes, but I knew that was "who she was" and could accept it. There were also some side stories/characters that were just not ok...but it added to the overall aspect of the story. This is an easily recommendable book for me because it did have all the elements to a good story there, but I only wished it had a little more depth to it. Was it somewhat cliché? Maybe a little bit, but it was a young, light and easy read that you can tackle in one sitting. It was worth the smiles.

"If I wasn't careful, Finn Ward would quickly become an addiction."

Kelly Elliott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author. Since finishing her bestselling Wanted series, Kelly continues to spread her wings while remaining true to her roots and giving readers stories rich with hot protective men, strong women and beautiful surroundings. 

Her bestselling works include, Wanted, Broken, Without You, and Unconditional Love, to name just a few.

Kelly has been passionate about writing since she was fifteen. After years of filling journals with stories, she finally followed her dream and published her first novel, Wanted, in November of 2012. 

Kelly lives in central Texas with her husband, daughter, and two pups. When she’s not writing, Kelly enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She is down to earth and very in touch with her readers, both on social media and at signings.

To find out more about Kelly and her books, you can find her through her website.




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