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Fight For You

3.04  ·  Rating details ·  196 ratings  ·  66 reviews
A mafia prince who doesn't want the crown.
A girl who has secrets of her own.
One love that they'll both have to fight for.

Nicky Ragusa lives his life inside the cage, circuiting the underground ring to escape his fate as the mafia prince. When Jackie Marks crashes into his life, he’ll take the fight outside the cage.

But the battle for Jackie’s heart comes with a steep price
ebook, 243 pages
Published April 11th 2014 by Beautifully Broken Books (first published April 6th 2014)
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Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
DNF at 23%

I'll be honest; I hate DNF'ing a book. My newly found OCD will usually eat me up inside questioning if I gave it a fair chance and maybe it gets better later on. In the case here I just had to cut my losses. Was it a case of it's me and not the book? Maybe. Maybe not. All I know was there was zero connection to anything in this book for me. Since I didn't even get to the halfway point, I'll refrain from rating.

Minor Spoilers below

This had the worst case of insta-lust I've read in a whi
SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
Complimentary copy received via net galley in exchange for an honest review!


DNF at 15%

Oh, this started out so well! I loved the opening line!

Then I realised it was just an unfulfilled promise and in actual fact hinted at the whiny nature of the "hero"!

For a supposed undefeated fighter, he is a whiny man child.

I half expected a scene where he was sat in his bedroom that has black walls, sobbing as he listened to Paramore or something!

Not to mention the fact, he knocks the heroine off he
Paula  Phillips
Jan 08, 2019 rated it really liked it

Every now and again, I have this goal to start clearing some of the older books on my devices and I start flicking back to something - anything that will catch my eye. Fight for You by Magan Vernon had been one that lately I kept wondering, I should get around to reading it and I finally did. It was actually a pretty good book as a few years back I went off Mafia/ Fighting type stories as they all started to feel like the same story over and over again. I think that I enjoyed this one more as I
Jan 27, 2014 rated it did not like it

I'm sorry but I HATE insta romances and plots that have no point or direction and are completely unbelievable.

I just couldn't connect with any of the characters and the male protagonist's burden of being the El Principe, or Mafia prince. It just was unrealstic and quite frankly just did not do it for me whatsoever.

And as for the girl, she was just there existing. No presence or personality whatsoever. Sorry but I just had to quit. Please don't hate me!! ; (

*An ARC was provided to be via the
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
21/2 - 3 Stars.


“I’ll never stop fighting for you.”

Gitte: Well Jenny, Fight For You certainly started full on didn’t it?! So much happened in the first few pages I was immediately intrigued, though I have to admit to being slightly put off by the insta love we had going on with Nick and Jackie. I always find it hard to fully believe in and connect with a romance where we haven’t learnt or spent time with the characters apart in order to feel the intensity of their attraction before they embar
May 01, 2014 rated it it was ok
Received a copy of this book from Netgalley for a fair review.

There are so many issues with the plot lines in this story!!!! I've expressed my feelings below as I read the book.

At 19%
I'm a little baffled by this book so far. The story goes from A to D but not telling us B and C. There is no build up in the story. It's as basic as boy meets girl, girl hates boy, girl now wants boy and boy also wants girl. Ummm... Who is the girl??? They don't even know each other!!!!

At 25%
I've noticed the autho
Valentina "TinchyB"
3.5 * STARS!

When I first saw blurb,I was fangirling.
Book has promising plot ,and fighter...damn!
I just know I had to read it fast.
And now...agh...I don't know how to rate this one!
I'm angry cuz book ruin excellent blurb and what I have in mind.


See,I love fighters and when they are mobsters too,I'm in 7th heaven!
I just love love love them!
Some of my babes have soft spot on bikers or fancy CEO's...
but mine is on fighters,and I was really looking forward to this book!


But...yes,there is but...this
The moment fighter and mafia prince, Nicky Ragusa saw Jackie Marks he was infatuated. Jackie was her own brand of fighter and witnessing her with a mixture of fear and hurt, Nicky knew he wanted to protect her. If it had been anyone else, it would have been easy but with Nicky's father wanting Nicky to take over the reins and Jackie's ex causing trouble along the way. The only ray of light in Nicky's life becomes Jackie and if he is not careful it will all be taken away.

Gritty, spell bounding an
Magan Vernon
Jan 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: new-adult, arcs

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Note: This book does contain sex, violence and over all ugly crying. This isn't your typical boy meets girl NA romance.
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Apr 11, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2014

G&J: 2.5 Stars

“I’ll never stop fighting for you.”

Well Jenny, Fight For You certainly started full on didn’t it?! So much happened in the first few pages I was immediately intrigued, though I have to admit to being slightly put off by the insta love we had going on with Nick and Jackie. I always find it hard to fully believe in and connect with a romance where we haven’t learnt or spent time with the characters apart in order to feel the intensity of their attraction before they embark upo
The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog
Review: Jo Book Gifted for Honest Review

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"Fight For You" is the first Megan Vernon book I've read and I wasn't disappointed. In fact, I thoroughly enjoyed Nicky and Jackie's story. Not only did I get romance but I got action and drama with the mafia element incorporated into the story line.... a winning combination if ever there was one.

So what was it about? Nicky was the son of a mafia don. He was b
Amy Logg
Jan 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
The story:
Fight For You is not your average NA romance. We have a Mafia prince, cage fighting, drugs, and gang wars with shootings and murder. Nicky Ragusa is the son of the Mafia boss and is expected to take over the family business. He has family money, an expensive car and a lavish apartment. The problem is Nicky has no interest in it all and would rather continue his career in cage fighting. But after Nicky hits Jackie with his car and takes her to hospital his life things gets ev
Kendall {Book Crazy}
Apr 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, blog-tours
I'm a really big fan of this author, so when I saw information about this book, I knew I wanted to read it! I do have to be honest and say that it's not really my typical book though as I haven't really read any mafia books, but because I love this author, I gave it a shot! I really, really enjoyed this book! It was a dark and gritty read with awesome characters and a solid plot! The plot of this book was so, so good! There was suspense, there was action, there was romance! It had everything it ...more
May 15, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: gave-up-on
*free copy provided by the publisher via netgalley*

I had to quit reading this book, as it was becoming more and more frustrating, which made me more and more angry. Did nobody edit this book? Did nobody notice the wooden language?
I couldn’t connect with the story, with the characters, with anything.
Some scenes were plain ridiculous: he crashes into her car and suddenly knows her name? He knows her name BEFORE reading her ID? When he makes it clear she’s a complete stranger? Is he a mind reader
Heather andrews
Mar 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Nicky is such a hands on person, "instead of slapping me she leaned in, purring into my mouth, a sensation that caused every hair on my body to stand on end. I couldn't get enough of her. I lowered my hands to her a**, gripping onto and lifting her up." He doesn't like to mince words either, "what?" I asked, genuinely confused. "You just kissed me like you wanted to eff me then you tell me that. You're giving me some crazy signals." He can be such a gentleman, "I sighed. "Look, as much as I'd lo ...more
❀ Crystal ✿ -  PEACE ☮ LOVE ♥ BOOKS
ARC provided by Author for an Honest Review
D-N-F at 36%

I just couldn't. I got to a point where I was wondering why I was still reading this and so I had to put it down. I couldn’t connect with the characters. In fact Nicky has too many issues and when he started purging his family meal I knew I would be stopping.

Everything felt convoluted and thrown together to me. I couldn't get into the writing which felt pieced together and almost amateurish... Don't even get me started on the character of J
Carrie Stadtler
Apr 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was really excited to read this book when Magan was first talking about it. Who wouldn’t want to dive deep into a book that’s about an Italian Mafia prince, underground fighter turned lover? Well it was everything that I hoped for. This book is about Nicky Ragusa finding himself and facing the trials and tribunes of following thru as the next era of being the head guy of the Chicago Mafia, or going his own way. He wanted so bad not to have blood on his hands, and step away from the family busi ...more
Dec 09, 2014 added it
Shelves: did-not-finish
I decided not to finish this one. The hero's insta-investment in the heroine didn't follow logically with who I expected him to be, and it was a pretty big turn-off for me.
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Nick Ragusa is the prince of the Chicago mob family, who is father is priming him to take over the "family business"

Jackie Marks is your average working girl, who has been involved with a gangbanger since high school.

The circumstances of their meeting are anything but normal and so is their relationship.

You will know that I a sooooooo NOT a fan of insta-love relationships. Insta-lust yeah sure ~ who hasn't seen a hottie while out and about and had dir
Blondies Little Book Life
Feb 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
"If you love someone, let them know every day. There are things we cant control in this world; love and death are the two big ones. So make sure that you let those people you love know how much they mean to you every single day."

I loved this book! The whole story line caught my attention from the moment I read the synopsis. This is my first time reading a book where it involved the mafia and gangs and It intrigued me. It was action packed, romantic, funny and beautiful! All the different charact
Pretty Sassy Cool
2 stars.

This review also appears on Pretty Sassy Cool
Sadly, not so much.

Nicky Ragusa's the heir apparent to his family's mafia empire, but all he wants to do is fight. He sees Jackie Marks and is instantly head over heels for the sassy and independent girl who's unlike anyone he's ever met. Trouble is, her ex is a known member of a rival gang, and he's not ready to give her up. Nicky isn't going to let someone so unimportant stop him from getting who he wants, but is he ready to pay the price fo
What Makes Patri
May 02, 2014 rated it it was ok
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I love Magan Vernon's books, so when I saw Fight For You I knew I had to read it. This book has a hot quick romance, a fighter, the mafia and a girl with character. And a lovely and promising cover
Apr 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Fight For You is the story of a mafia prince falling for the girl he literally crashed into. She’s the ex-girlfriend of a gang banger, which you can imagine could start some problems.

Nicky’s father has been on him to take over the family business, both in the office and out, but he has been fighting it. He just wants to fight in the cage. I think he is ok with taking over the inside the office family business, just not the mafia family business. Now he has to decide if he is willing to do it. Ho
Lindsey Greer
I have to say that I really wanted to like this book. Badly. I love a good mafia romance and I really have not found a great one yet. I haven't read any of Magan Vernon's book except for her novella from Christmas, Off The Market, and I enjoyed it. It was a cute read. I also plan on reading her Alien series. Fight For You, however, was not a book for me.
The blurb drew me in and I also really liked the cover. Nicky Ragusa is the son of a mafia boss and he doesn't want to except his position withi
Lori Garside
Apr 12, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
I received an ARC in return for an honest review. I was not sure what to expect from this book. I really enjoy MMA, and enjoy reading about the sport. However, this book is more about the son of a mafia don and his coming to terms with his family responsibilities while falling in love.

Nicky Ragusa is an up and coming MMA fighter, but he's also the son of the local mafia don. He's at constant odds with his love of the sport, the lack of respect his father gives him for his athletic endeavors, an
Chrissy T
Apr 14, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: mafia-men

Dear Nicky,

I gotta say, you move fast. Not only in the ring, but out of it too. You know the way you took Jackie in your office against the window? Classic. I found the dialogue a little cheesy though. I mean, who says "capeesh" anymore, ya know? C'mon, I thought you and your family were modern men.

I'm not gonna lie, I thought you could have slowed your roll with your relationship with Jackie. One day you don't even know the girl, and then BAM! Suddenly you're in love. I think your romance coul
Martha Rivera
Jun 02, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2014
I received this ARC of Fight For You by Magan Vernon through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Nicky was born into a dangerous and privileged life - into an Italian Mafia family. He has mixed feelings on whether to continue in his father’s footsteps or lead a different life. One night Nicky’s path collides with Jackie, who doesn’t fit into his world.

I didn’t really feel like these characters were believable. Sure, they’re young and their decisions are stupid, yet I didn’t really see a
Mar 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
Fight For You by Magan Vernon is a suspenseful romance about a mob-boss's heir and the woman he falls for.

It's a tragic tale filled with loss but has a happy-ish ending.

Nicky is heir to his father's crime empire but all he wants to do is fight - it's how he stays numb to all the stress of his life and the expectations he's drowning in.

Jackie comes from nothing and expects nothing from anyone. Everything she has she has earned on her own. It's hard for her to accept help or things from anyone, so
May 02, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2014
2.5 stars

I loved the blurb for this book... I was interested because he was a fighter (I have loved Travis Maddox for years and am always looking for the best new book boyfriend) and I thought this could be a combination of Sempre and Real, mob meets fighter and the sparks should fly.

I liked Nicky's family...

I really wanted to love this book, but I just didn't. There was something seriously missing for me. Something about the connection between Nicky and Jackie...something about Jackie all toget
Amanda Lee Disheveled Book Blog
OK first I did not finish this book so my review is of the 50% that I did read. This book has a really bad case of insta lust/love. Some of what happens during the book seems rushed, scattered, and seemed a little un believable.

The hero Nick seems so timid and young; but he's supposed to be some undefeated fighter and soon to be leader of the mafia. Not believable at all. The heroine Jackie I'm not all to sure who she is other than a tatted, hairdresser, that Nick is obsessed with.

The plot and
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Magan Vernon has been living off of reader tears since she wrote her first short story in 2004. She now spends her time killing off fictional characters, pretending to plot while she really just watches Netflix, and she tries to do this all while her two young children run amok around her Texas ranch.

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