Title: A Father's Fight
Series: Fighting #5
Author: JB Salsbury
Release Date: January 26, 2015
Life changes in the span of a heartbeat—one tiny heartbeat.
Blake and Layla have lived through disappointment and regret, only finally finding relief through the powerful love they have for each other. A love they intend to fight to keep.
They’ve had to forgive each other, but can they truly move forward without facing the pain of the past?
Layla’s been avoiding the phone calls. Nine months pregnant and exhausted, she doesn’t want the complication. But she can’t run from the truth. Whoever’s calling was there eighteen years ago. Unlike her, he remembers the night that changed the course of her life, and he’s ready to confess.
Blake’s preoccupied with an email, a few simple sentences sent through cyberspace that have the capability to rob him of his sanity, his freedom, and the people he loves most in the world. When he’s called home for a mysterious reason, leaving Layla isn’t ideal, but hope for reconciliation with his father combined with his brother’s secrecy ignites a curiosity he refuses to ignore.
Putting the pain behind them is no longer an option.
To get the answers they need, they must face the past and open up old wounds that threaten to bleed them dry.
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I just can't get enough of these Vegas fighter boys. I think JB needs to have open enrollment day down at the UFL Training Center. Bring in some more dirty talking talent so this series keeps going and going and going.
Blake, where do I begin? I think he finally grows up in this book. We don't get as much “dirty mouth” Blake as we do “protector and soon to be father” Blake. Case ‘n’ point...the doctor visit....
Dr. Cole looks amused by Blake's outburst, which I know will only piss Blake off more.
“I've been studying obstetrics and gynecology for over -”
“Yeah? Me too, but I didn't get a fancy degree. You go to school for what? Ten years to study p*ssy...as a dude? Yeah...no. You're not getting your fingers or eyes anywhere near my woman.”
And then we finally get to the labor and delivery room which is what most of JB's readers wanted to witness. There was nothing better than watching Blake become a father.
“God, Mouse...” His voice cracks, and I catch sight of a single tear as it falls down his cheek. He makes no attempt to wipe it away, wearing the love for his (spoiler) like a badge of honor.
No way am I giving you that spoiler......
A Father's Fight was funny (we are talking about Blake here), emotional and left me with more questions than answers, which is a good thing because that means I will get my answers in the books to come. Thank you, JB, for giving us a little more of Blake. I give this book a not surprising 5 stars.
~ Review by Stacey
Blake and Layla… God, I love this couple. Hard and soft, yet perfect for each other. They’ve been through hell and back, but it’s time for them to realize their happily ever after. Right?
Sh*t, of course the Fates aren’t going to make it easy on them! Layla is pregnant and Blake is in over-protective overdrive. Each trying to make decisions without upsetting the other, not realizing their lack of communication is hurting, not helping. When both their pasts threaten to harm their future, will they finally work together to ensure they make it through to the happily ever after part?
This book made me happy! I loved revisiting old friends—Blake and Layla, but also the rest of their “family” Axelle, Eve, Raven, Gia, Jonah, Rex, Cam, and Killian. I can’t wait for the next one! Oh, and wait until you find out the baby’s name—it’s PERFECT, like the rest of the book.
~ Review by Missy
Blake "The Snake" Daniels from JB Salsbury's Fighting Series has been my favorite fighter ever since I read his book back in 2013. A Father's Fight is the continuation of his and Layla's story from Fighting to Forget.
We meet up with the couple once again when Layla is 8 1/2 months pregnant. Blake's brother, Lois in town to visit, but he's got some news to deliver to Blake that he doesn't want to hear. Layla's past also comes a-knockin' on the door and brings with it a shocking truth.
As I've come to expect from Ms. Salsbury, this story is told with heart, humor and a boatload of emo-tion. I loved getting a glimpse back into these characters lives and I knew Blake would be awesome in the delivery room.
I don't recommend you read this novella as a standalone. It's part of the series, but could be read after book two, and also sets the stage for future works from JB. This little novella, like Blake, packs a lotta punch. A fabulous addition to a fabulous series.
~ Review by Erin
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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.