Slut. Hooker. Whore.
The taunts never bothered me. They only see what I allow them to see, and a Las Vegas stripper is the perfect cover.
My life had direction. I had a mission—until the man I needed vanished and is presumed dead.
It’s time to move on—give up the dream for revenge—and no one shows me that more than the mop-headed fighter with eyes the color of the ocean.
If anyone can teach me just how sweet life can be, it’s him. But first, I’d have to let go.
Mase. Baywatch. Mayhem.
I’m known by many names, but there’s only one that stirs panic and worry in my gut every time I’m called it.
I’ve bailed him out of trouble for years, so when he turns up in Vegas and asks for me, I’m prepared for the worst. And the worst is exactly what I get in the form of a lilac-eyed beauty named Trix.
She’s everything I hate about Vegas: a stripper, loose with her body and her morals. But there’s something about her, a complexity that she buries deep, and I’m determined to uncover it.
The deeper I go, the less I understand. When I finally learn the truth, we engage in a battle where life and death hang in the balance.
Fighting could kill us both, but if we win, forever is the prize.
Review by Amanda
Fighting for Forever is the 6th book in J.B. Salsbury’s Fighting series, and I have to say HOLY SHIT! J.B. Salsbury seems to have really found her groove as the series continues. The content gets darker, the hero becomes more heartbreakingly loveable and the heroine leaves you breathless. This book was completely unexpected. Whilst, I always knew Trix and Mason were going to be a book full of surprises – this book left me reeling on just about every page, in the best way possible.
Fighting for Forever pairs up two of the most unsuspecting characters – a UFL fighter with boyish surfer looks and an exotic dancer with purple streaks in her hair. Mason has been let down by more than one woman in his life – he always seems to be the one that they walk away from. He is in the process of trying to fix his broken heart when he first lays eyes on Trix. She is the complete antithesis of everything he wants – she’s an exotic dancer who has slept with a large majority of his friends. This puts her firmly on the no go list, but unfortunately when it comes to matters of the heart, even the best laid plans can fall apart.
As Mason begins spending time with Trix, he realises that there is more to her than meets the eye. She has the biggest heart of anyone he has ever met, she volunteers spending time with children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Trix comes from a home where she has several brothers and sisters, most of them adopted – and she is the daughter of a preacher. The puzzle that is Trix just does not piece together for Mason, but as the two start spending more and more time together, Mason becomes caught up in her spell.
Mason’s past also leaves a lot to be desired – he has a half brother who was conceived while his mother was still married to his father. His half brother resents Mason for all of his privilege. Although, Mason did his best growing up to ensure that his brother never felt left out – the differences in their upbringing was more than noticeable, ensuring that the brothers relationship today is more than a little bit strained.
As the relationship between Mason and Trix develops secrets are revealed, their pasts are bought to light and they have to decide if forever really is worth fighting for.
I am always amazed that each book in this series is so different from the last – and I love how we are shown snippets of the other characters in each book, bringing us up to date with where they are and what they are doing. J.B. also shows us that each relationship has its ups and downs – it is not always smooth sailing. The books are so real and full of intense situations which leave you breathless and wanting more.
I fell in love with Mason during Fighting the Fall. I felt like I was right there experiencing the heartache with him. His pain at being rejected is a palpable force, and you can definitely feel his hesitancy in becoming involved and even more so with becoming involved with an exotic dancer. Mason is a character full of angst and I constantly felt him wavering between doing what his heart wanted and doing what his head told him to. I loved his character, he is 3 dimensional and someone you just want to wrap your arms around. He has been through so much rejection and heartache from the people he has loved most in the world, and I wish I could have climbed through the pages of the book to give him a hug.
Trix is a character I was committed to hating from the onset of the book. Firstly she was an exotic dancer, secondly she was the one that could have potentially destroyed Blake and Layla’s relationship and finally she is an exotic dancer! I did not think that there was any way that J.B. Salsbury could redeem her in my eyes. As usual though, J.B. Salsbury does things with absolute aplomb and a character I was set on hating – totally and utterly mesmerised me. As the story evolved and developed we were given more insight into the events leading to her doing what she had to do, and it will completely ruin you. I fell in love with Trix, she is a soul that endured so much and although made choices that we don’t all agree with, every single one of us can understand.
This is a true story of love conquering all and I loved every word of it. I am giving Fighting for Forever 4 magnificent stars and I am totally in awe of J.B. Salsbury and her writing skills.
Meet J.B. Salsbury
J.B. Salsbury, New York Times Best Selling author of the Fighting series, lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and two kids. She spends the majority of her day as a domestic engineer. But while she works through her daily chores, a world of battling alphas, budding romance, and impossible obstacles claws away at her subconscious, begging to be released to the page.
Her love of good storytelling led her to earn a degree in Media Communications. With her journalistic background, writing has always been at the forefront, and her love of romance prompted her to sink her free time into novel writing.
For more information on the series or just to say hello, visit JB on her website, or Facebook page.