Title: Fight to Forgive (Letting Go #3)
Author: J. Leigh Bailey
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: March 28th 2016
Genre(s): New Adult
Page Count: 192 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 2 out of 5
Rating: 2.5 Stars
Recent college grad Aaron Elliott is a pro when it comes to avoiding conflict. So when he hears his mother and stepfather plan to sell the family’s rambling summer retreat, it takes everything in him to object. The lake house is where he feels closest to his late father. It’s where he fell in love with his best friend…and it’s where he let family pressure decide his future rather than following his heart.
A combat injury has naval officer James “Freddie” Fredrick dry-docked, possibly for good. But the pain in his shoulder is nothing like the hurt he feels when he sees Aaron back in town. It’s been four years since the love of his life left without a word—and though Freddie would give anything to deny it, the heat between them hasn’t faded.
Once upon a time, Aaron let Freddie go without a fight. He won’t screw up their second chance to have a happy ending. But unless he makes peace with the past, Freddie won’t be able to face their future.
Alright, I’m just going to keep this simple and get right to it. Fight to Forgive was a book I was looking forward to. I mean:-
-Friends to lovers
-Second chance romance
-Enemies to lovers
These are some of my favorite tropes all in one book! Unfortunately, the story didn’t work for me. The pace of the story was incredibly slow. Add to that it took forever for anything to happen in the story. It took three-quarters of the book for them to begin to really communicate and for things to finally get going. This caused me to not fully connect with the characters in the story. Once the plot started finally rolling the book just ended. The end was so abrupt. It’s like I turned the page to the next chapter but the book was over. After all, that waiting a tentative at best HFN felt kind of like a kick in the gut. At least an epilogue with a glimpse into their future. By the end I wasn’t sure these two would make it.
Satisfaction rating: 2.5 Stars.
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