I received this book for free from Netgalley, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Fighting to Be Free by Kirsty Moseley
Series: Fighting to Be Free #1
Published by Piatkus on September 6, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, New Adult, Romance
Format: E-Arc, Paperback
Source: Netgalley, Publisher
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Jamie Cole has just been released from juvenile detention. Determined to go straight, he tried to cut ties with crime boss Brett Reye--but Brett has no intention of letting him go. Jamie's life is already more complicated than it needs to be, yet when he meets a beautiful stranger at a bar, Jamie knows he's in over his head.
Ellie Pearce has just gotten out of a terrible relationship and isn't looking for anything serious...until she meets Jamie. Their attraction is overwhelming and intense-she can't seem to shake her growing feelings for him, even though she's trying to keep it casual.
But when fate goes horribly wrong and Jamie's family is faced with ruin, he's forced to strike a deal with Brett. Despite his struggles, he wants nothing more than a future with Ellie. That's until Ellie finds out that he's been hiding more from her than she could ever imagine...
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To be honest it didn’t take me long to get hooked on Fighting to be Free. It was fast, intriguing and completely swoon-worthy. What’s not to like?
We effortlessly swap between Jamie & Ellie’s perspective. Jamie seems determined, strong and positive that he will change his life for the better. Ellie, on the other hand seems to be more immature and less secure. I wanted to know more about both of them but I did prefer reading from Jamie’s perspective.
Fighting to be Free is a swoon-worthy read that show no matter what you can be together. Problems are thrown at Ellie and Jamie so much it did get overwhelming and I started to wonder how they were going to get over the next hurdle. Hopefully in the next book they will be more successfully.
My only grumble with this book is that I wish that Ellie & Jamie were a bit older more early twenties than late teens because some of the things that they did made me feel a bit disbelieving and felt that they acted older than they should. For me it didn’t feel real.
Also some of the supporting characters felt a bit to extreme in their characterisation but I didn’t really care. I was too wrapped up in Jamie and Ellie’s story to notice much else.
I am super excited about the next book and need it in my hands right now. Mainly because I need to see what happens next.