Also by this author: Fighting To Be Free (Fighting To Be Free, #1)
Worth Fighting For (Fighting To Be Free, #2) by Kirsty Moseley
Published by Forever on December 6, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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Sometimes in life you have to walk away . . .
Leaving Jamie Cole was the hardest thing Ellie Pearce ever had to do. Somehow, she moved on. She made a new life in a new city with a new man. So when a family tragedy calls Ellie back home, she believes all her old feelings for Jamie-the hunger, the heat, the heartbreak-are safely behind her. But the second she lays eyes on him, the intensity of their connection is as strong as ever.
Sometimes you stay and fight . . .
Jamie knows pain. He's felt it fighting in the streets, and he felt it fighting to survive in prison. Yet nothing he's experienced has been as painful as the day Ellie left-until the moment she came back. This time Jamie is determined to hold on to Ellie forever. But as much as she still loves him, she can't ignore the dark world he's now a part of. Jamie has enemies. Dangerous ones. And after seeing Jamie with Ellie, they know exactly how to take him out . . .
I’ve been waiting for Worth Fighting For since we were left with that cliffhanger from Fighting to Be Free. I just had to know what would become of Jamie and Ellie and I will have to say that I got the ending that I wanted.
Worth Fighting For starts about three years after the last book ends. Jamie Cole is now back in the business that he fought so hard to get out of. The business that ended up separating him from the love of his life, Ellie Pearce. He isn’t the man that Ellie knew three years ago. He’s hardened and has risen in the ranks as one of the most powerful guys in the business. People fear him but he has a lot of enemies and several of them are dangerous. He’s been living a shell of the life he wanted now that he doesn’t have Ellie anymore. He’s heartbroken and missing her but he believes what he did was the right thing to do.
Ellie has been trying to get over the boy that broke her heart. For the past 3 years, she has been overseas in Europe, eventually landing in London with a job and a fiancé. When a horrible accident lands Ellie back home in the States, her world is turned upside down. Not only is she dealing with major loss in her life but she has now has to face the one man she’s only truly loved in that all consuming way. Jamie comes back into her life in a very vulnerable time. Will she be able to resist him and move on with her current life or will Jamie somehow convince her that they are meant to be together?
First of all, I’ve loved Jamie from the moment we met him in book one. You could tell immediately that all he wanted was to live a straight life and have the love of a good woman. I mentioned in my last review that he was way more mature than his age. Now we get Jamie three years later and he’s harden. I shouldn’t like the way that he is. He acts like he has nothing to live for and he’s all up in the business that broke him and Ellie up. However, there was just something about his bigger bad boy image that actually had me salivating. Seriously. My mind was telling me that I shouldn’t like this version but EVERYTHING else was screaming “YES!”
The best part is that the one exception to bad boy persona is Ellie. When she comes back into his life, you get more of the soft, sweet and lovable Jamie that he was in the first book. Now he has just a little bit more alpha and possessiveness to add to it. The perfect mix.
Ellie has really matured in this book, which is exactly what I needed. I kind of went back and forth with her when I first met her and I felt like she was a bit immature. Understandable at the age she was then. Now that she is a bit older and life has thrown her some difficult situations, you can tell that she has grown up. I felt for her during her family tragedy and I felt her struggle with having Jamie back in her life and around her. When feelings like those don’t go away and you are faced to acknowledge them at such a vulnerable time, it is heartbreaking to go through.
Overall, I enjoyed this book and it was the perfect ending that I needed.
“’Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” Alfred, Lord Tennyson, said that in some poem in the 1800s. In my opinion, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, was full of shit.
Maybe Lord Tennyson had never truly loved someone; maybe he’d never cared for someone else more than he cared for himself, because if he had, if he’d loved someone so deeply he’d been willing to die for them, how could he have written such a horseshit line? I’m merely speculating, of course. I’m no academic, so I know nothing about the guy other than that one quote. So how then, you may ask, does my opinion so vehemently disagree with his?
Because I was in love once.
And I lost her.
And I would give any fucking thing in the world to have never loved her at all. No, it most definitely is not better to have loved and lost..
Fuck love. And fuck Lord Tennyson.
Author’s Top 5 Influential Songs For Writing
Adele – Someone Like you
James Arthur – Say You Won’t Let go
Calum Scott – Dancing on My Own
A Great Big World – Say Something
Demi Levato – Skyscraper