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The Fighter

(Foundation #2)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  99 ratings  ·  52 reviews
Junior year was supposed to be some of the best times of his life. Instead, Jace Austin lost not only his mother, but also his identical twin brother. After time to heal and grieve, Jace was able to confront his inner demons, and open himself up to love.

Senior year is shaping up to be more of the same; another day, another roller coaster. His father believes Jace is to bl
Kindle Edition, 252 pages
Published October 28th 2014
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Sarah Elizabeth
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3.5 stars
(Source: Read for free using Wattpad. Thanks to author Kira Adams.)

This was an okay story, but I didn’t like it quite as much as ‘Pieces of Me’.

I liked Jace, but he really frustrated me in this book. I really felt like just slapping him to knock some sense into him at times, and in several places I just could not believe what he was doing!

The storyline was good, b
Kira Adams
Aug 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)

This is the second book in my Foundation series and completely in Jace's POV. So many people fell in love with Jace from POM and wanted to delve more into his background...that's why I wrote the Fighter.

I am hoping to publish his story this fall.
Nov 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Doesn't get much better, this is an awesome series. I'm enjoying it thoroughly, and just want to be left alone so I can read it. I am starting the third and final book next (fingers crossed I am not interrupted). I don't want it to end but also can't wait to for find out how this ends. Highly recommend this series.
Kristen Cansler
Oct 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: blog-review, r2r
Kira Adams writes in such a personal and emotional way. I always get caught up in her books because I become so invested in her characters. I loved Peyton from Pieces of Me, the first book in this series. I was nervous about how I would react to Jace in The Fighter. But of course, Kira didn't let me down. This was a beautiful and bittersweet book that I'm so glad I read.

Life is never perfect, and we aren't either. I feel like Kira Adams was able to capture that with Jace and his actions in Th
Aubrie Brown
Dec 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Fighter. I was lucky enough to receive both The Fighter and Pieces of Me by the lovely Kira in exchange for an honest review. And she did not disappoint me at all. If anything she made me love her books more. The Fighter is a beautiful, heartfelt book based on the overcoming loss an realising where your heart truly lies.

Peyton and Jace. We come across them again in this book and I couldn't have been any happier. Peyton. The amount of strength this girl had after everything she had been throu
Oct 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-to-review
(I received a copy from the author, in exchange for an honest review.)

Actual rating - 3.5

The Fighter was a good read, but i didn't like it as much as Pieces of Me.

I liked Jace, but not quite as much as i did in book one. He made a few dodgy decisions where romance was concerned, which really frustrated me. He made a few other decisions that weren't exactly great either, but his heart was in the right place with those, and one of them took a lot of courage.

Just like the first book, there was a
AK Mama Reads
Apr 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
This series is nothing if not completely real. It starts and ends at two different ends of the spectrum, but the journey in between is completely entrancing. Peyton is, like many of us, a girl lacking in self esteem and it is holding her back. Enter Jace. He is nothing she ever could have expected, even when he's a disappointment. There's nothing like falling in love, and nothing as heartbreaking as the ups and downs and downright terrible things it can make you do. I found myself rooting for pe ...more
Krystal Smith
Oct 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
***I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review***
I have read several (probably all) of Kira Adam's books and think she is a great author, however some of her books have younger, high school age characters and those generally are not my favorite. I rated book 1 in this series 3 stars, it was well written but not my cup of tea. Before I even realized this was the next book in the series I requested a copy because it sounded enticing...I then realized that I didn't love bo
Sara Miller
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So after reading book one and exploring all of the usual teenage experiences in that one we begin Book two with Peyton and Jace beginning their senior year. What should be the most exciting time in a young adult's life is still strife with turmoil for our favorite characters.

Jace's father is still on his downward spiral and those scenes are pretty tough to read, it's a hard spot to be in not only for Jace but also Payton because she has experienced first hand how his father beats him. It's a te
Jen Warner
Aug 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-to-review
As a follow up to the first book in the series, Pieces of Me, The Fighter gives us insight into Jace's point of view.

The story picks up in a timeline after the first book ends. It gives us a little more insight into what Jace deals with at home and how his relationship continues with Peyton. I had hoped to get a bit more information on his childhood or his family life than is included, we do get some tidbits in the state of his father and how things might have gotten to the level they do.

Jace e
Oct 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow!! There was so much packed into this novel! I was so honored to be able to Beta Read this novel for Kira. I loved that Peyton and Jace’s story extended beyond one book. The flow of the book was really smooth and quick paced. I thought that it was interesting that you switched perspectives and The Fighter from Jace’s point of view, like Peyton it was interesting to be inside his head. One of the main things I loved about this book was that it centered around trying to be the hero and realizin ...more
Morgan Terry
Jan 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kira-adams
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Dee/ bookworm
May 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
The Fighter by Kira Adams is about Jace and Peyton, but from Jace's viewpoint. Its the next year, senior year, and he and Peyton are together and happy. If only the rest of his life would go so well. His father is abusing him and his world is being held together by will power alone. Other than Peyton, he feels completely alone. Will he fight his way out of the darkness or succumb to it?

This second installment of Foundations is amazing! I loved Peyton's story, but Jace is open and honest. It was
Dana Busenbark
This book starts out with Jace, getting a more in depth look at what his life is like after the death of his brother Jax. We really get into the nitty gritty about what Jace goes through with his father, with his girlfriend Peyton, with struggling with the death of his mother, brother, father, and students at school. Who is Felix? What does Jace learn about him and do for him after they are paired up for an assignment for their History class? What historical event does Jace suggest they focus on ...more
Fiona Sheldon
Oct 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was kindly gifted this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.

In book one, from Payton's point of view, we first meet Jace. From when he first meets Payton. He saves her life on a few occasions and falls in love with her all the while going through his own personal hell. In this book, we get to know more about Jace all from his point of view. His nightmare of his life at home, he stands up to what he believes in and saves Payton's life yet again. The emotions are stronger, the che
Julie Barrett
Oct 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Fighter A Foundation Novel By Kira Adams
Won this book in a giveaway and had entered because I hoped there would be great detail into the career of a fighter. Something for me to learn about that would be interesting.
Starts out with Peyton and Jace and they are in high school. They decide to compromise-she will go see his football game if he will go with her to ballet. Sounds like troubled times at home for Jace as his parents have split up.
His father takes up with a woman who's got a teenage
Tracy Trixy
Oct 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
wow.... I cannot convey how much I want to give Jace the biggest hug ever :)
Thank you to Kira Adams for the copy of this book for an honest review!
I read the first book a while back, so before starting this I re read that, but I'm glad I did as I had fresh in my head the beginning parts of Jace and Peyton's relationship.
Life hasn't been plain sailing since they finally got together and they've faced more in their short lives than many of us ever will.
This part of their tale does not disappoint.
Joanna Brocklehurst smith
Oct 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing

This was a really great follow on to Pieces of Me, I must admit though there were definitely times I wanted to physically hurt Jace!
After all the issues Jace and Peyton faced in Pieces of Me I thought ‘hey what more could happen to these two?’ hmmmm yeah, a lot apparently. (No I’m not telling you what).
Jace has many a demon to face, number one being his father, number two being Gia. You have to keep reading to find out how things turn out and it keeps you guessing till the end. The ending is le
Justine Mcfadyen
May 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing

I went into this series completely blind . I didn't read any reviews or the synopsis on both books . I just wanted to find out for myself and not be influenced by what others readers and bloggers wrote . Pieces Of Me ( Foundation#1) took my breath away and couldn't wait to jump head first into #2 .
This book has again floored me. I wasn't expecting it to be from Jace's POV, I don't know what I expected but I wasn't expecting it to be from his POV and to say I was amazed by the end is an understa
Julie Reveles (Juls ~ ILST BLOG)
Mar 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

4 stars!!!

“I used to dream of the perfect boyfriend. I used to wish on countless stars for him. And then you showed up and changed my life forever. You weren’t perfect—you were so much more than that. You were made for me.”

I was excited to get more of Jace and Peyton! I really liked them in book one, and I continued to like their relationship in this story as well. In Pieces of Me, Peyton had gone through a lot. This time around, Jace is the one that goes through so much. I liked that Ki
Oct 19, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: series, young-adult
*i was given this book by the author for a honest review *

I liked this book but didn't love it. I feel the same way about both the books in the series actually. I think the reason that I was left feeling a little blah was because I wished there was more character development. I really
Ike to get emotionally invested in the characters and books that I read and I didn't feel like that with any of the characters in these books. One reason could be because I felt like the book wasn't very realistic.
Pia Burgos
Aug 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is a continuation of Kira's Novel entitled "Pieces of Me" with Peyton Lane and her hero - Jace Austin. However, unlike the prior book, this is told in the town hero's viewpoint, and he further discusses what occurred on his behalf. Through episodes of shambles and betrayal from his identical brother and father, to meeting a new mother and daughter duo who contributed to the family's cycle of abuse; Jace went through many mishaps that he could not have entangled by himself without the ...more
Oct 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy for review. I have read four of this Kira's books and I love them. She writes in a way that keeps your attention and wanting more and its so true to life. I read through each of them in no time. looking forward to anything she writes.

The love story between Peyton and Jace is so real and has you right in the story with them. Facing life changing situations that some people face everyday. The way things are handled by Jace, well just like everyday life... we all make mistakes and
Oct 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Lisa Guzman
Nov 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
There better be a third book!

Kira Adams... Book one sucked me in like I was nothing. Book two was exactly the same. This story picked up right where book one left off. Hearing Jace's voice and feeling everything he felt and I mean feeling EVERYTHING! Was heart-wrenching. This was like watching a LifeTime movie. There was so much that has happened in two years time. So much death. You can not read this and not feel something.

You definitely have to read book one first. I have not stalked Kira Ad
Suleika Santana -All About Books
Well, that was something else... I really like their story and getting Jace's point of view was awesome but this part of the story had a bit too much drama for my taste. I did love that there was always something going on so you will not get bored for a second. Their love story got even better on this book, stronger and it had some very romantic moments.
I still like Peyton and definitely love Jace.
***Bit of a SPOILER ahead***
There was a very scary moment in the story, one that just hit me as m
Oct 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received this book for an honest review from the author. This is a book about determination and righting wrongs. This is the second book in a terriffic series by Kira Adams. Jace and Peyton are wondering if love is all they need to keep going. Unfortunately, Jace starts having a(view spoiler) to Gia who her and her mother live with them. There are many ups and downs in this book, such as a school shooting, the death of Jace's father and trying to reunite with ...more
Angie Crabtree-Liezel and Angie's Book Blog
Oh Jace... Let me start by saying that I loved getting to read more about Jace and Peyton.. I absolutely loved Pieces of Me and when I read The Fighter I was not disappointed. This story was heartbreaking. It made me cry, then happy, then I wanted to throw my kindle and knock some sense into Jace.. I hate Gia.. I could go on but I don't want to ruin the story for others. If you loved Peyton's story this is a definite must read! Each book I read by Kira keeps getting better and better.. She reall ...more
Cindy Mathis
Dec 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the continuation of Jace and Peyton's story. It's from Jace's POV, which made me happy that I could finally get in his head. There's some pretty heavy issues in this book; exactly what you'd expect from Kira Adams, but really heavy issues. Jace's father is an alcoholic and is abusive. His dad meets a woman with a beautiful daughter who makes Jace question what he has with Peyton. One violent act that can't be taken back. This is only one of the tales that Kira weaves in this tale. You ge ...more
Sep 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another amazing book by Kira Adams! Let me start off by saying that WOW! Jace seems to be the total package! She really brought him to life in this book! The Fighter was excellent and I expected nothing but that excellence when I was sent the book! The trauma and struggles that Jace has to endure would be too much for any one person, but he pushes through it all with the help of his girlfriend, Peyton and his friends. If you have yet to read a Kira Adams book start with Pieces of Me and move rig ...more
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Krista Pakseresht has always been a dreamer, from the first time she opened her eyes. Creating worlds through words is one thing she is truly talented at. She specializes in Young adult/New adult romance, horror, action, fantasy, and non-fiction under the pen name Kira Adams.

She is the author of the Infinite Love series, the Foundation series, the Darkness Falls series, and the Looking Glass serie

Other books in the series

Foundation (3 books)
  • Pieces of Me (Foundation #1)
  • The Road Back to Us (Foundation #3)

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