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Fight or Flight

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  119 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Eighteen years ago, a group of men killed Regan Miller's boyfriend and tried to kidnap her daughter, Kelsey. Since then they have lived in hiding, always vigilant and never getting close to anyone.

When Kelsey goes away to college, Regan finally begins to relax. She even starts to think she can have a real relationship, perhaps with her flirtatious neighbor, Tyler Sloane. T
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Published March 28th 2011 by Carina Press
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Mar 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of romantic suspense featuring non-stop adventure
4.5 Stars Romantic Suspense

Natalie J. Damschroder is a new author for me. Having never heard of her before didn't stop me from requesting for an ARC of this title on Netgalley, which is to be released on the 28th of this month from Carina Press. The cover was what drew me to the story at first and then the blurb gave the impression that this could be my kind of story. And from the very first chapter itself, Fight or Flight reeled me in and kept me captivated, turning the pages to reach its con
Norah Wilson
May 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Regan Miller has been trying to protect her daughter Kelsey since even before Kelsey was born. Eighteen years ago, a pregnant Regan's boyfriend was murdered. He lived just long enough to warn her to run and protect the child. But now, Kelsey is grown and has gone off to college. Just when Regan thinks she might be able to relax her insane vigilence, the attack she's always feared comes. They've finally found her! From that point on, it's an adrenaline-spiking thrill ride. Regan is a kick-ass her ...more
Feb 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
A parent will do anything to protect the life of their child and this is exactly what Regan Miller is about to do. As her boyfriend lies dying in her arms from gunshot wounds, he tells Regan they're coming for the baby and she needs to run. But before she can ask the two most important questions: who wants the baby and why, he dies. Determined to keep her unborn child safe Regan leaves the only world she knows. For the next 18 years Regan has become fiercely protective of her daughter Kelsey and ...more
Nov 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
Once thing you can be sure about this book is that the name fit’s the book to a T. There’s lots of fight and lots of fight!

Years of paranoia, on the run, hiding and looking over your shoulder , always wary and ready for an unknown attack and 18 years later Regan and her daughter Kelsey are finally going to get to put their training to good use.

Regan Miller went on the run as a young, pregnant teenager when her then fiancé, while dying in her arms warned her to “run”. She did and never looked ba
Jane Stewart
3 ½ stars. The first 80% was well done for action, suspense, and being on the run.

The ending was a weak quick summary. We don’t see the end of the main conflict. Instead it jumps to two weeks later and we hear things worked out ok. At least it was wrapped up which I liked. But it didn’t match the detail, descriptions, and action style of the rest of the book.

I don’t mind stories low on romance, just know what you’re getting. There is a romantic ending, but there is not much relationship developm
Cleffairy Cleffairy
Mar 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
Reviewed at: Library of Lights

Date reviewed: 27th Feb 2011

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When I read Fight or Flight by Natalie J.Damschroder, I can only imagine the plight of the main character who had to leave everything that she had and live in a very low profile live as she feared for her life. I imagine that her life was very dark and since she had to be very careful and lay low, the possibilities of her going into the light is very unlikely.

I could feel her sadness, her longin
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Is it paranoia if people really are out to get you?

Regan Miller is letting go of her daughter in a way most parents do: she's sending her to college. There's a difference, though. Regan's daughter Kelsey was almost kidnapped as a baby, and her boyfriend (Kelsey's father) was murdered, so Regan did what any mother would do: changed her name and went into hiding. She also practiced being incredibly paranoid, took self-defense, and used every precaution available to keep the two of them safe.

Jun 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
This book very quickly sucked me in. I have always loved mysteries & suspense, and this one did not disappoint. Regan and Kelsey are two amazing women, and I loved everything about both of them. Regan was exceptionally strong for her daughter, especially having to be on the run and on-guard 24/7, always ready for anything that might be lurking around the corner for the last 19 years. I can't even imagine what that would be like to have to live that way, but yet, I know it's happened before. Once ...more
May 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Eighteen years ago, Scott tried to protect her and their unborn baby. He died in the school parking lot as she held him in her arms, and with his dying breath told her to run. People had attempted to kidnap Kelsey when when she was a baby but Megan had fought them off. Since then, Reagan hopped to several cities, changing their names and taking any job she get get without a GED, finally they settled down and she bought a cottage and Kelsey graduated. Megan had trained her daughter how to fight, ...more
Apr 23, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2011
Loved this!

At first there was too many characters and I didn't think I would get on with the story at all but about half way through it all settled down into a really good story. Compared to other books in this genre there were a lot more characters involved in the main storyline but I actually liked them all.
I didnt fully like Regan at first I have to admit but she eventually grew on me. I find it exhausting when the main character is an untrusting as she was with everyone and I didnt really un
Kelly Willcoxbrackeen
Fantastic book! This book is full of riveting action, strong characters, great secondary characters (love the best friend with her hockey stick!), never-ending stream of bad guys, and that hard-to-predict guilty party. I received this book after winning it in a Goodreads giveaway and decided to start reading it a couple days after receiving it in the mail. I soon became this story's addict. However, I felt that Tyler needed a better, sooner communicated acceptance than what he received. The moth ...more
May 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
New to me author Natalie Damschroder brings a fast paced story of a young mother who will do anything to save her daughter. Years ago Reagan lost her boyfriend and became a single mom on the run. She's taught her daughter how to avoid danger but when Reagan leaves Kelsey at college she has to let go for the first time. Reagan doesn't let down her guard down but does finally open herself up to possible happiness which comes crashing down in one night. Now Reagan is on the run with the help of her ...more
Natasha  A.
Jul 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2011
For anyone who loves:
Quick, smart heroine
Sexy hero
Kick ass daughter
Why did I read it?
The blurb won me over.

My Rambles:
This was an amazing, fast paced, edge of your seat, sexy story! I was thoroughly impressed with the plot, quality of writing, and the ease in which I was captured by the characters. I picked it up and didn't put it down until I was done!
I can't say enough how in awe I am of Ms. Damschroder. She made a typical story brilliant. There are enough twists and turns and gasp worthy mome
Silver James
Aug 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012-books-read
Fight or Flight Natalie J. Damschroder's book is a taut thriller with excellent pacing, intrigue, and while Regan Miller is a woman in jeopardy, she's also a woman who can take care of herself. The hero is man she's reluctant to trust but finds herself not only trusting when she shouldn't but falling in love. She's wanted a normal life for 19 years and just when she thinks it might be safe to come out of the shadows, all hell breaks loose. This is a fast-paced ride with a heroine who could give ...more
Jul 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in as many days ive read by Natalie J. Damschroder and i have to say i love her writing she goes into so much detail that sometimes it feels like you are there going through it all with them, it had everything i look for in a book, drama, romance, sex and it kept you guessing on what the outcome would be, If you have never read Natalie J. Damschroder why not?! Its a must read!
Sherry Haynes
Mar 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is an amazing, captivating, and edge of your seat type story. I was so wrapped up in the action that starts in the first chapter that I was half way through the book before I even noticed. I read it completely in one sitting If you like the kind of books that leave you guessing all the way until the last chapter that offers suspense, action, lust, and intrigue then this is definitely the book tor read.

Melanie Ransome
Nov 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lucky-reads
This was a new author for me, but I must say that I will be looking for more of her books. The story was great, the characters were great. Plenty of thrills and adventure with just enough romance to keep it interesting.

I would recommend this book to all romanti thriller fans.

Thank you again Natalie Damschroder, for a definite GOOD READ!
Janet Robel
Feb 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Non-stop action! It's a fast-paced novel that gives the reader an adrenaline rush while hoping the good guys can survive. Regan has been training her daughter Kelsey since she was little on how to survive when the bad guys come. Kelsey thinks her mom may be a bit touched in the head but soon discovers that her mom was not being paranoid. ...more
May 19, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2011
I wanted to like this more, but the fight scenes were pretty repetitive. Oh no, here's another professional goon that got his ass kicked by a girl. Yes, girls are tough. But really, these bad guys are pretty inept. ...more
Jun 23, 2016 rated it liked it
***Received this book for free in exchange for an honest review***

This book was very cliche but not terrible. Something to read when you have down time.
Randi Staudinger
Jun 26, 2016 rated it it was ok
Story line was really good. The way it was written wasn't...really childish. ...more
Cathy Pegau
Sep 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
Great tension and action! Can't beat the story of a mother protecting her child while trying to let her become an independant, strong adult. Well done, Ms. D! ...more
Cecelia Weiss
May 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Very good! Lots of action!
Feb 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An exciting story line and believeable characters made for a fun and fast read. I would have liked a little more detail at the end but I'm finding that pretty typical of today's novels. Long build up, quick resolution.

I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.
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Natalie J. Damschroder is an award-winning author of contemporary and paranormal romance, with an emphasis on romantic adventure. She has had 31 novels, 11 novellas, and numerous short stories published by several publishers, most recently with Soul Mate Publishing, Entangled Publishing, and Carina Press.

Natalie grew up in Massachusetts, and loves the New England Patriots more than anything. (Exc

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