Monday, February 5, 2018


The next seductive, unforgettable stand-alone romance in the FIGHT FOR ME series from NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author A.L. Jackson . . .
Kale Bryant. Arrogant. Gorgeous. Commanding.

This ER doctor is married to his job. His only vice is one-night stands and short-lived flings. He learned a long time ago loving someone isn’t worth the risk.

Harley Hope Masterson. Beautiful. Brave. Sweet.

The owner of a small coffee shop knows what it’s like to struggle. Embroiled in a bitter divorce, she’s threatened with losing everything.

When Kale accepts a new position down the street from Hope’s shop, he begins to question every wall he’s built around his heart.
He wants her in a way he hasn’t wanted anyone.

One touch is fire.

One kiss, and he’s spinning out of control.

But taking her won’t come without consequences.

Hope is in for the fight of her life. One neither of them saw coming.

Now Kale must decide if loving her is worth risking it all.

She will fight with everything she has.

But sometimes even hope needs a hero . . .

This was my first title by A. L. Jackson, and it won't be my last.  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, everywhere I went, people were posting about loving this title, and now that I have read it, I see why.

Her writing style is polished and accessible, you feel like you are reading about real people, with real emotions and real issues.  The characters work, even the ones you are not supposed to like, the villain, seems real.

Kale and Hope have chemistry, and a connection that you believe from the first minute they both catch the other's eye in a bar.  Kale comes across as a player, and he is, but he has a reason for it, and the reason is one that he keeps close to him, and really doesn't share often.  But, once you know what it is, you love him even more for it.  Hope, she also has her reasons for resisting the pull that she has to Kale.  And, like Kale, her reasons make sense, and you believe them.

This book is angsty.  But in a different way.  Let me try to explain.  There are books that pull on your heart because the characters are apart, there are books that make you want to watch the characters fight to be together, and there are books where outside forces pull against the characters being together.  That is the usual angst.  But, in this book, the angst is more internal.  Yes, there are outside influences, but when it comes down to it, both Hope and Kale have their own, very personal reasons, for fighting what they are feeling.

Angst, in order to work, has to be something I am willing to believe.  Without specifics, I once read a book that the character angst was focused on one of the couple getting a job in a town that was 2 hours away.  And, this was the issue.  And, I found myself having a tough time relating to that angst as moving somewhere in the middle seemed like a simple solution to stay with the love of your life.  So, if the angst feels manufactured, I have a tough time with it.

But, in this book, I believed it.  Did I totally agree with the reasons?  No, not always.  But, and this is what matters, I believed the characters did, and I believed that was reasonable.  They were torn and they really believed that stepping away, and letting each other walk away, was best for everyone.

I liked Kale in this.  I liked that he is a genuinely nice guy.  He is one of those guys that you want to get to know, that you feel sorry for, and that you believe would carry the guilt of the past on his shoulders, whether he deserved it or not.

I enjoyed this title, and I recommend it.

"This is why I read romance." --Lauren Rowe, USA Today and Internationally bestselling author

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A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.

Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, and BLEEDING STARS novels. Watch for A.L. Jackson’s upcoming novel, FOLLOW ME BACK, the second stand-alone novel in her brand-new FIGHT FOR ME SERIES.

If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.

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