When life brings you the perfect person at the worst possible time…
On a weekend visit to Las Vegas to visit his brother, Marine Braeden Daniels meets a woman who challenges him in ways he can’t deny. The best part is she wants what he wants.
No strings. No feelings. Just fun.
AJ is a Las Vegas performer who is finally living her dream. Growing up poor, she’s determined to succeed at any cost. No one will stand in her way—not even a hot Marine who breezes into her life all confidence and a cocky smile.
A few stolen weekends and neither can deny the feelings quickly growing between them. But the obstacles that keep them apart become more devastating when the Marine Corps calls Braeden away for a six-month deployment.
It’s only six months.
What could possibly happen?
It’s fitting that the last book in J.B. Salsbury’s Fighting Series is titled The Final Fight because that moniker encompasses what each and every hero and heroine in the series has had to do in order to ensure that when the final metaphorical bell rang, they were the ones left standing…the ones who never gave up despite their underdog status or the chances of them winning being a long shot…the ones who never backed down, always pushing themselves to keep moving forward regardless of the obstacles they face.
All of Salsbury’s main characters never allowed their fighting spirit to lay dormant and let me tell you, the author definitely placed a significant amount of roadblocks in front of them, allowing them to get so caught up in the chaos and devastation that it had the ability to overpower and consume them, but the fight or die attitude seems to have been harnessed inside of each one of Salsbury’s fighters and while some fought inside a ring, for the most part, life’s battle was far more complex and had farther reaching claws that continually threatened to pull them under to the point where the characters had to decide just how long they could hold on when everything felt impossible.
The hero and heroine in The Final Fight are just as tough and tenacious as the previous couples in the series. Both Braeden and AJ have very clear goals for themselves – ones that don’t allow for any disruptions because their chosen paths are meticulously laid out, but attraction and lust don’t follow a certain trail; in fact, they sneak up on people and knock them on their asses, which is exactly what happens when our Marine Corps alpha male heads to Vegas on leave to catch up with his older brother, Blake, and gets knocked sideways by a sweet, sexy, and driven heroine hellbent on proving to herself and everyone else that she has what it takes to headline a Las Vegas show.
Despite Braeden and AJ’s adamancy about a ‘no-strings’ relationship, they find themselves both yearning for more, but when life’s hazards infiltrate their lives, their fighting spirit is put to the test, and it’s difficult to know if they’ll both be left standing when everything works itself out or if one or the other will tap out because the risks are just too great to overcome.
I’ve read every one of J.B. Salsbury’s Fighting series’ books and each and every time I enter her Las Vegas world and she introduces me to her heroes and heroines, I can’t help but be swept away by her emotional prose and her dynamic characters because she’s a fabulous storyteller – one who allows her readers to truly experience EVERY ASPECT of her storyline along with the complexity of her characters and the trials they face. And as the characters adjust and fight to be who they want to be and be where they need to be, readers witness the true fight of these characters and it’s because of the way the author crafts each scene paying close attention to details that we feel like we are a part of her Las Vegas crew, and it’s a place I’d more than willingly be!
4.5 Poison Apples
About the Author
JB Salsbury, New York Times Bestselling author of the Fighting Series, lives in 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, Facebook, or Goodreads page.