A Contemporary Romance reminiscent of bright summer sunshine…
You know that feeling you get where it’s pure overwhelming excitement? Like your chest is fluttering and vibrating and your stomach is laying on your pelvic floor and every limb seems to have been taken over by an energy that has you clenching your fists and your feet doing the crab dance? Well, if you haven’t ever felt this… you need Finn Ward in your life. He’ll tick and fill all your boxes. I’m still somewhere in FinnLand and I feel like I won’t be returning to reality any time soon. I’m lost in wet dream land… and it’s so hot right here!
I have a little confession. I haven’t actuality read the first book, Searching for Harmony, in the Boston Love series. I will be doing so, because… well… Preston is a Ward… and a fireman too. I mean what’s not to like, right? I’m sold! Anyway, if you can’t tell – you don’t need to read the Searching for Harmony to fall in love with Fighting for Love. Although they are part of the series they are standalones that tell the love stories of Preston and Finn, two of the Ward brothers. Bring on Wes’ story. That’s right, I’m already waiting.
So, plot wise Kelly Elliot beat it right out of the park and way past the moon. Every every turn and junction has been meticulously mapped out and flawlessly executed leaving you with a story that ebbs and flows so smoothly that you find yourself swept right along with it. Don’t misunderstand me, there are some twists that take you by surprise in your false sense of security. However, this is possibly the sweetest and breeziest rom com. There were parts that had me laughing so hard that I may have peed my pants… possibly, I can neither confirm nor deny that it happened – for sure. There were also moments that were heart-wrenching and soul-crushing and had me in rivulets of tears. But in general Kelly Elliot had me swooning on a love high that made me feel weightless and hopeful. In short this story was just BEAUTIFUL in every sense and facet of the word.
To me the reason the story was so stunning was mainly down to the characters that Elliot brought to life. Both Finn and Rory are well balanced, rounded and strong characters. There isn’t that undercurrent of where one is the other’s crutch and where they are ultimately dependant on each other in order to progress. No. In my opinion both Finn and Rory grow and mature throughout the story on their own terms. Yes, their relationship plays a part as do they as individuals influence that progression – but it’s never a a dependency that renders either weak or co-dependant. I really loved this because it made them that much more relateable and it allowed me to fall for them as individuals and not just a joint entity. Make sense? As characters they really helped with the ease of the plot development. Really this story was easy. Easy to read. Easy to love. Easy to get lost in. Impossible to put down.
Fighting for Love is one of those books that can instill and sense of hope, happiness and pure and passionate love – even when you’re down in the dumps. Especially when you’re down in the dumps. It’s that friendly hand that offers you a getaway, focus and release. I’ll be reaching for Finn and Rory again and again – I can’t wait to read Searching for Harmony just so that I have another excuse to Fighting for Love again – and I certainly cannot wait for Kelly Elliot to let us in on Wes’ story.
Lose yourself in Kelly Elliot’s Fighting for Love TODAY!
About the Book
A larger-than-life firefighter inspires a career-driven woman to live in the moment—and trust in the power of love—in this flirty, emotional novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Searching for Harmony.
Finn Ward has two passions: being a firefighter and being single. Although his parents are constantly nagging him to settle down, Finn just wants to enjoy himself while he’s young. Then, at a union meeting, he meets a gorgeous lawyer with a dazzling smile—and suddenly, settling down doesn’t sound so bad.
Rory Adams is fresh out of law school and looking to make a name for herself at her mother’s firm. She doesn’t have time for silly games anymore. But when she catches the eye of a dashing fireman who makes her body tingle from across the room, something instantly ignites between them. The only problem? Her father is Finn’s boss.
Their relationship turns both of their lives upside-down. Rory tames Finn’s wild ways, while he shows her that life can’t be all work and no play. But it’ll take some serious determination to keep their love secret—and real courage to admit the truth.
She took another bite of her toast. “But work is for sure not on your mind, Rory. Not with that goofy deer-in-the-headlight look on your face. You’re thinking about a guy.”
My mouth dropped. “I am not.”
Lifting her brow, she tilted her head and replied, “Really? Look me directly in the eye and tell me you were not thinking about a guy and I’ll treat you to a mani-pedi today.”
“Oh, that sounds like fun! I haven’t done that in a long time.”
“Stop avoiding the question, Rory.”
Taking a bite of my parfait, I asked, “What was the question again?”
With a huge smile, Clare pointed her egg-filled fork at me. “I knew it! I knew it. . . . What’s his name?”
I thought about lying and saying it wasn’t a guy who had my mind so damn preoccupied, or blurting everything out and asking Clare for advice. I was positive it would somehow involve his dick.
Her mouth formed an O as her eyes widened. “Finn? That sounds sexy as fuck.”
Worrying my lower lip into my mouth, I clamped down on it and nodded. I closed my eyes and sighed. Opening them, I focused on Clare. “Oh, gosh, Clare. He is more than sexy. If you were to look up ‘ guy with the most amazing fit body’ in Webster’s, his picture would be there. He’s funny, has the most adorable smile, and when he’s really happy, his dimples pop out. He has crazy hair that looks like he runs his hand through it all . . . the . . . time. His condo is immaculate. Like you thought I was crazy weird about keeping stuff clean, this guy takes it up a level.” I stopped talking and thought about Finn’s eyes. “Those amazing emerald eyes of his are so easy to get lost in. They way he looks at me sometimes is so seductive I feel like I’m going to combust. And his kiss . . . Good Lord, his kiss left me reeling for hours.”
Clare sat there with her toast frozen at her mouth and stared at me. She dropped it to the plate and let a huge grin take over her face.
“Wow. Please tell me you slept with this guy and that he was the best sex you’ve ever had, ’cause the look on your face right now is almost borderline . . .”
Leaning in closer, I asked, “Borderline what?”
“First tell me, did y’all sleep together?”
I shook my head and took a bite of yogurt. “No. He asked me out to dinner, but I turned him down.”
Gripping the table, Clare shook her head. “Whoa . . . time out. Wait one damn minute. You haven’t even been out on a date with this guy? When did you kiss? You were at his condo? Why? How can you be that head over heels for someone and not have gone on a date?” Pinching the bridge of her nose, she moaned, “I’m so confused.”
She turned and searched for the waiter. “We need two Bloody Marys stat!”
About the Author
Kelly Elliott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author. Since finishing her bestselling Wanted series, Kelly continues to spread her wings while remaining true to her roots and giving readers stories rich with hot protective men, strong women and beautiful surroundings.
Her bestselling works include, Wanted, Broken, Without You, and Unconditional Love, to name just a few.
Kelly has been passionate about writing since she was fifteen. After years of filling journals with stories, she finally followed her dream and published her first novel, Wanted, in November of 2012.
Kelly lives in central Texas with her husband, daughter, and two pups. When she’s not writing, Kelly enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She is down to earth and very in touch with her readers, both on social media and at signings.
To find out more about Kelly and her books, you can find her through her website.