Review: Fighting to Forget by J.B. Salsbury

Every fighter is drawn to the violence, the release that a perfect hit can bring. But very few are drawn to the pain. Rex Carter lives behind a wall of indifference. The demons from his childhood act as an anesthetic, keeping him distant from emotional connections. Only the ache from a knock to the jaw, sting of a tattoo needles, or heat from a piercing, can jolt him back from the numbness. The fiery pain is all he can feel, and nothing compares to the burn. Or so he thought. Working in a Las Vegas bar isn't Georgia McIntyre's dream. But she hopes it'll be an end to the nightmare. Over a decade she's watched him. Followed his career and kept tabs, all in preparation for this moment. To make amends, repair the wrong. But she didn't count on the feelings that seeing him again would stir up. The vacant look in his stormy-blue eyes, his perfect body now mutilated by ink and metal. And she knows why. She's lived his pain, every single day, since the day he left. Changed by time, Rex doesn't remember the girl from his past. If only she could do the same. Will she get the absolution she's spent her life seeking?

Every fighter is drawn to the violence, the release that a perfect hit can bring.
But very few are drawn to the pain.
Rex Carter lives behind a wall of indifference. The demons from his childhood act as an anesthetic, keeping him distant from emotional connections. Only the ache from a knock to the jaw, sting of a tattoo needles, or heat from a piercing, can jolt him back from the numbness. The fiery pain is all he can feel, and nothing compares to the burn.
Or so he thought.
Working in a Las Vegas bar isn’t Georgia McIntyre’s dream. But she hopes it’ll be an end to the nightmare.
Over a decade she’s watched him. Followed his career and kept tabs, all in preparation for this moment. To make amends, repair the wrong. But she didn’t count on the feelings that seeing him again would stir up. The vacant look in his stormy-blue eyes, his perfect body now mutilated by ink and metal.
And she knows why. She’s lived his pain, every single day, since the day he left.
Changed by time, Rex doesn’t remember the girl from his past. If only she could do the same.
Will she get the absolution she’s spent her life seeking?

Fighting to Forget by J.B. Salsbury

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Holy deep emotional, heartbreaking, shocking smokes of a good book.. I may never want to live one of J.B.’s characters lives but man does it make for good reading.

In every book in this series I go there is no way the author can top the tragic lives of her characters in that book. I am wrong every time. What Rex and Gia went through as children was horrifying and left them with tons of issues. Some of the ones Rex had I have not seen written before which made him such a unique character.

From the moment I started this book I never wanted to put it down. The characters just call to you and you get so wrapped up in their story, their pain. You keep reading hoping they are finally going to get something good in their life but alas the author likes to torture us and throw in more angst mid book so were pulling out our hair – BUT that’s what makes it such good reading and has you turning those pages.. LOVED IT..

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