NEW RELEASE REVIEW! - Fighting My Affections
Fighting My Affections
(The Affections series #3)
By Elizabeth Wills
Publication: June 12, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
All he wants is to forget. All she wants is his forgiveness.
Riley finally seems to have her life together, after years of uncertainty. Her boyfriend, Nate, came into her life when she needed him most, helping guide her into the type of woman she always aspired to be.
Strong. Confident. Unconditionally Loved.
Her past life almost forgotten; she catches a glimpse of the one person who could upset everything. All of the guilt she buried returns, threatening all she has worked toward.
Jon is still piecing things together after hitting the lowest point of his life. He's had years to feel whole again. Except he's missing one thing: his career in MMA. His love for fighting forces him to return to his hometown, where his best friend, Mase, runs a gym. The gym they always dreamed of starting together. Only she ruined that for him, shattering all of his dreams. Jon returns with the hope of keeping his distance from the one person he never wants to see again, Riley.
Can they live in the same town and have their past stay just that? Or will Riley's guilt fester, tilting their world off of its already unsteady axis?
*Fighting My Affections can be read as a standalone.
Hi all, Elizabeth Wills here. I am the author of The Affections Series and released my first book in 2015. I write angsty contemporary romance but am currently working on a novella that I hope will make you laugh hysterically. My biggest goal is to challenge myself while enjoying the process of writing and to deliver a story that will touch you and stay with you after the turn of the last page.
My journey started as a reader when I found the indie community after purchasing my first Kindle. Some of the first authors to catch my attention were K.A. Linde, Colleen Hoover, and S.C. Stephens. As time went on and more and more writers began to publish their work on their own, I grew to love and support the indie community. Inspiration struck during those days and I started writing my first book in 2014, releasing Fractured Affections a short year later. I have made friends and gained support from people around the world. It never ceases to amaze me how strong the indie community can be.
When I am not writing, I work a full-time job as an MRI Tech. I’ve worked in the field since 2005 and love what I do and the people I get to work with. I am also a wife to my high school sweetheart and we have two energetic boys together. When I say energetic that may be an understatement. Needless to say, we live a very busy life, but I find that I am more productive with less downtime.
The Review & Wrap-Up:
Must be Romance Week with the reviews, because here I am, again, reviewing another romance. What are the odds?
When I first started Fighting My Affections I was really scared that I wasn't going to like it. Just a personal preference when it comes to what I read, but (just in case you didn't read my review for Saving Grace, even though you should!) I don't care for romances usually because they're all about the sex. And when I read, I like to read a story not how people handle each other in the bedroom.
Fighting My Affections begins with a rather violent scene that ends before you find out if the woman in it is raped or not. It definitely pulls you into the story, because you need to know what happens to this woman, but man it was an eye opener. This prologue is then followed immediately by Riley, the main character, having raw, unwanted sex with her boss/boyfriend in her office.
Whoo! Here we are only like 15 pages in and we've got two sex scenes. I thought for sure I was doomed not to enjoy this book....
But Elizabeth Wills does what any great writer does, and drew me back into the story, and boy is there ever a story! Fighting My Affections has everything from sex addiction and hot ex-boyfriends to betrayal and prison sentences, all leading to a beautiful strong woman that idolizes her daughter, the product from all of her past mistakes.
Fighting My Affections, while does have some hot and steamy scenes, the underlying story is so much more, and it makes it such a better read because of it. I'm so happy that my initial feelings about the book were completely wrong, because this book sits pretty high on my recommendation list!
From one bookaholic to another, I hope I’ve helped you find your next fix.
Dani's Score out of 5: 📚📚📚📚📚
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Bared to You (Book 1)
Gideon Cross came into my life like lightening in the darkness...
He was beautiful and brilliant, jagged and white-hot. I was drawn to him as I'd never been to anything or anyone in my life. I craved his touch like a drug, even knowing it would weaken me. I was flawed and damaged, and he opened those cracks in me so easily...
Gideon knew. He had demons of his own. And we would become the mirrors that reflected each other's most private wounds... and desires.
The bonds of his love transformed me, even as I prayed that the torment of our past didn't tear us apart... (Berkeley Books)
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