Fighting for Flight by JB Salbury

Genre: Romance

Goodreads Shelves: Hot Alpha Male, MMA-Fighting, Romance
My rating: 4 out of 5 stars
My recommendation: Read it
 
Summary from goodreads.com:
 
The only daughter of an infamous Las Vegas pimp, Raven Morretti grew up an outsider. Liberated from the neglectful home of her prostitute mother, she finds solace as a mechanic. With few friends, she’s content with the simple life. Flying under the radar is all she knows, and more than she expects.

Until she catches the eye of local celebrity, UFL playboy Jonah Slade.

Weeks away from his title fight, Jonah is determined to stay focused on everything he’s trained so hard to achieve. Undefeated in the octagon, he’s at the height of his career. But resisting Raven’s effortless allure and uncomplicated nature is a fight he can’t win.

Jonah trades in his bad-boy reputation and puts his heart on the line. But when her father contacts her, setting in motion the ugly truth of her destiny, Jonah must choose. In a high-stakes gamble where love and freedom hang in the balance, a war is waged where the price of losing is a fate worse than death.

Will the hotheaded Jonah be able to restrain his inner fighter to save the woman he loves?

Or will Raven be forced into a life she’s been desperate to avoid?

 
My review:
 
First of all, I’d like to say that this book had one of the most original and interesting concepts I’ve read in a long time.  The daughter of a prostitute and pimp, who lives in near poverty and is an auto mechanic.  Very original.
 
First things first, this book was about 100 pages too long.  Lots of unnecessary detail.  I hate unnecessary detail.  But it didn’t detract from the story – I mostly skipped through it.
 
Raven is a dark-haired beauty, who works as an auto mechanic.  One day, Jonah Slade, MMA fighter, walks into for some help on fixing up a car and her life is changed forever.  I often feel that book romances move really fast, but then I remember that when I met my husband, I knew I’d marry him on our second date and was in love after 2 weeks, so it’s possible.
 
This book had some awesome characters, many of whom will star in the next three books.  Blake, another MMA fighter, was one of my favorites.  There was also a lot of nice character evolution is this book, most especially with Jonah, Raven and Raven’s mom.  Great, original story.
 
There was enough drama and mystery to make this a really good read, despite it being WAY too long in my humble opinion.  This is a good read though, glad I finally decided to give it a try.

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