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Fighting for Flight (Fighting, #1) By J.B. Salsbury

My Rating: 3 of 5 stars


An entertaining read, but fell slightly short of my expectations.
Fighting For Flight kicked off on a highly intriguing note. I was immediately sucked in to the lives of Raven and Jonah. But as the story progressed, it slowly lost its grip on me and I found myself at a disconnect with the characters.


Raven is your typical gorgeous, insecure, heroine with her v-card still intact—but has suffered an insanely tragic childhood. Her character was endearing, but I felt lacked some personality. Due to her uniquely disturbing background, she had the potential of being the most complex, rounded character of the story—and I was disappointed that she never fully rose to the challenge.


Jonah ‘The Assasin’, is a UFL fighter who sets aside his infamous playboy ways when he meets Raven. There was definitely an ‘insta-love’ connection with these two, but it seemed to work fairly well within the story. Jonah was possessive and jealous, but not to an unhealthy extent. He was also very caring and his feelings for Raven felt authentic. Their connection was sizzling hot, and if you enjoy descriptive love scenes, you surely won’t be disappointed in that area!


There were portions of this story that were serious and almost dark, and then there were portions that seemed entirely light and fluffy…giving the overall tone an unsteady feel. I did enjoy the fighting aspect and found myself appreciating it more than the actual romance. Although the ending was somewhat predictable, there were beautiful moments that left me almost teary-eyed. I think this story had potential to fly, but there were a few elements weighing it down.


All-in-all, a fun and sexy read that I’d recommend to those who love strong, possessive heroes complimented by damaged, innocent, sweet heroines…and, of course, lots of steam! Although it didn’t entirely work for me, it seems to be very well received by others—so I hope you all enjoy!

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Book Stats:

▪ Genre/Category: Contemporary Romance
▪ Steam Caliber: Maximum steam
▪ Romance: Insta-love. Intense, complex, and sexy.
▪ Characters: Alpha, UFL fighter-hero. Sweet, virginal heroine.
▪ Plot: Unique and strong concept, Unsteady execution.
▪ Writing: Bold and expressive.
▪ POV: 1st Person: Heroine
▪ Cliffhanger: None
▪ Next Installment: Character spinoff (Blake)


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