Fighting to Forget : Fighting (Salsbury)

  • by JB Salsbury
  • Narrated by Erin Mallon, Ryan West
  • Series: Fighting (Salsbury)
  • 13 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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, the sting of a tattoo needle, or the 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.
She's watched him, followed him and kept tabs, all in preparation for this moment: to make amends and share the secret she's been carrying since she was a kid. But she didn't count on the feelings that seeing him again would stir up, the vacant look in his stormy-blue eyes, and 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?
Or will he continue Fighting to Forget?

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EMOTIONALLY DRAINING, BRUTAL & YET BEAUTIFUL TOO

Although this isn't my favorite in the series and it was a very hard and heart wrenching book to listen to, I have to give it 5 stars because a) child abuse and it's effects in later life must have been a very harrowing topic for the author to research, b) a brave thing to write about and c) then to successfully spin it into a tormented, tortuous tender love story took a very talented author. But she did it...... in this listen JBS captured the heartbreak, the denial, the anger, the physical and psychological effects so well and the narrators brilliantly brought it all to gut wrenching life.

Two young abused children then reunited when they're mentally damaged adults sharing a bond only one remembers then terrible secrets, brutal shocking discoveries, revelations, twists and turns, heartbreak and drug abuse mainly set in a Fight Club/MC Club/Bar. But it also has it's beautiful and tender times too when they first became lovers and then again after all the explosive drama of the betrayal was eventually forgiven and finally when the traumatic life/death struggle was over.

Worth a credit? It's a heartbreaking, haunting and harrowing journey, the ride was action-packed and the final destination was imperfectly perfect for these two scarred souls. Definitely worth the credit IF, and only IF, you can listen to hinted brief glimpses of child sex abuse (because it doesn't go into graphic detail) but it's the mental trauma and damage that'll bring you to tears.
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- CAROLYN "I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again"

PREPARE TO BE SHREDDED TO PIECES

I've listened to many stories about overcoming adversity. Now, Fighting to Forget is one of my favorites. I should note, it was not without its extremely tough/dark moments where I wasn't sure I could stay focused on the bigger picture. Rating and reviewing this one is a tough call because it triggers so many different emotions, and like any book centered around a particular trauma that causes physical and emotional scars, it may not be for every reader/listener, but its worth giving it a try. I love JB Salsbury's style of writing, and it was beautifully written. Furthermore, with two great narrators, they truly brought these characters and the story to life in bold, vivid color! Passionate, is an understatement in terms of the narration.

The journey for both Rex and Georgia Mac to find peace, acceptance, love, you name it, was heart-wrenching and wonderful. I loved it.
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- BluBumbleB "Audible OBSESSED!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-09-2015
  • Publisher: J.B. Salsbury LLC