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Fighting Shadows

(On the Ropes #2)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  7,236 ratings  ·  919 reviews
I come from a family of fighters. I always thought I’d follow in their shadows, becoming unstoppable in the ring. That changed the day I saved the life of a woman I loved, but could never have.

My brother hailed me as a hero, and my reward was a wheelchair.

Paralyzed, my life became an inescapable nightmare.

Until I met her.

Ash Mabie had a heart-stopping smile and a laugh tha
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Published July 7th 2015 by Aly Martinez (first published June 28th 2015)
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Feb 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 dream stars!!!

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Fighting Shadows is a book I’ve been dying for. I read Fighting Silence this past February. I’ve read about 150 books so far this year and Fighting Silence is still my top read of 2015. So getting a second book in this series about the Page’s middle brother Flint is something I’ve been looking forward to. After finishing Silence, I knew that Flint’s story wouldn’t be easy to read. The Page brother’s never seem to have it easy.

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Flint isn’t in a good place. He’s pushing away
Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
4.75 Highlighter Stars

This will be short. Cause I'm irritated, homies.


This was so good.

So...SO...SO...SO...SO good.

See how my "So's" up there ^^^ just got bigger, bolder, more italicized, and more underlined?

Here, I'll even throw in a picture.


THAT'S how fucking good this was.



Be still my beating heart, what an awesome lead.

Seriously, the Page brothers are just truly the cat's pajamas.



I'm sorry, that cat looks fucking ridiculous.

And bald.

And has something odd going on in th
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
Full review posted
4.5 Stars

I fell in love with a girl who changed my life by showing me that even the darkest nights still had stars and it didn't matter one bit that you had to lie in the weeds to see them.

Aly Martines has quickly become one of my go-to favorite authors to read. I stalk her new releases incessantly and would pre-order without even batting an eye lash. I love her books that much. She writes some of my favorite broken heroes and heroines th
Jennifer Kyle
Feb 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Newsie Stars

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At nineteen, Flint Page took a bullet to protect the woman he loves. Sadly, she’s already happily married to his wonderful big brother, Till. Flint is now bound to a wheelchair and as the middle Page brother he is surround by love and support. His guilt and sadness is overwhelming and so he leaves his brother's home and makes a new life for himself and meets Ash Mabie.

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“No one had ever loved me. I didn’t need it. I just needed him.”

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YAY!! I'm so excited that Flint's story has arrived. I'm going to start out with saying:

My two cents.
Read book one prior to reading this book. The story picks up where book one left off ...only this time the main focus is on the middle brother. You won't want to miss the arc of this story. Okay now onto the actual book.

Meet the Page brothers.
The Page brothers are one of my favorite literary brothers because of their bond. These brothers have been dealt a crap hand i
5 Amazing Stars.

In this second installment we have the story of Flint and Ash Mabie. Flint is going through a rough phase, after a tragic accident he’s now in a wheelchair trying to walk again and believing he’s in love with a girl he can’t have. But when he meets Ash Mabie, a girl with a rough life herself that is still able to see the silver lining in everything starts to change for him. Could this be the beginning of a new life for Flint or will his ghosts eventually chase her away?


I don’
Aly Martinez
Sep 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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May 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing

4.5 Stars


I adored Flint and Ash together. They were a perfect combination - Flint was a grumpy ass most of the time, while Ash was a bit silly and always making the best out of every situation. I loved how Ash helped Flint move forward, and her love for him was so beautifully innocent, it was just perfect. But things aren't easy for this couple, a misunderstanding, and Flint acting like a douche causes them to lose valuable time. Love isn't always easy. Things get messy, but Flint did a great jo
• Lisa •
Jul 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing

"Problems don’t need a map. They’ll follow you everywhere."


How do I even begin to start this review? Aly Martinez has made me speechless (and that never, ever happens). This book was delivered with pure romance perfection and even if I was to conjure up in my imagination what I deemed to be the perfect book to read, I still wouldn't get close to how this novel made me feel. The characters, the plot inspiration, the emotion, the gripping romance - everything about t
* Meli Mel *

♥ ♥ ♥ 4.5 STARS ♥ ♥ ♥

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"Flint, don't get so caught up on the shadow that you forget the man who casts it. You might not be able to walk, but that's the extent of your disability."

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After meeting Flint in Fighting Silence, I could not wait to get my hands on Fighting Shadows. After the way the last book ended for Flint, he now finds himself in a very difficult place in his life. He's in love wi
Sophie's Reading Corner
4 stars!!

Ash is a girl who was raised with a father who turned her into an excellent pickpocket. They kept moving around the country, never settling down and never letting her attend a high school.

Flint was following his brother's steps in becoming a professional boxer before tragedy happened. After an incident, he got paralyzed. Now Flint has become a broody asshole, pushing everyone aside, disappearing while trying to make a life on his own.

Somehow, destiny brings them together and even th
Feb 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
★★★★★ 5 Stars ★★★★★

Amazon UK:

"Whoever said time heals all wounds was an ignorant asshole. In my experience, time made everything worse."

Flint Page is a man who lost a great deal when he sacrificed himself to save the woman he loved. With a promising boxing career ahead of him and a brilliant brain behind the brawn, he was destined for a future of great prospects until the day his waste of a space father, Clay Page, left him lying

RATING: 5 LOVE Hearts!! :D <3

Fighting Shadows is an outstanding addition to the On the Ropes series, highlighting Ms. Martinez’s ability to write perfectly matched couples and a romance fraught with the very best kind of angst due both to a second chance romance as well as the fact that our hero is in love with another woman.

“Problems don’t need a map. They’ll follow you everywhere.”

Flint is a young man drowning in bitterness over his physical condition and lost love in the beginning
Katy Loves Romance ❤️
4.5 Stars****

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I love a broken hero, they're one of my all time favourites being that there's something so needy yet Fierce about them right? And likewise MMA fighter reads are a guilty pleasure of mine. I love Alpha's, I love sexy moments and I love Independent heroines that these Men seem to attract, I also love the fun that came along in this one even though to be honest it took me the first quarter to get into it....

So What's it about?
I am behind on this series I picked this book up becau
Jan 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Ah, I liked this one a lot, though must be honest and say that not as much as the first book, but come on, who can beat Eliza an Till? Impossible!
But to the point, crazy Ash with verbal diarrhea and broody Flint with an asshole attitude were a perfect match. Gotta say, love me some asshole and Flint did the trick. Not to mention, he is Page brother so no wonder I loved him so much.
Anyway, some fun, some angst, some hot stuff, some love, some heartbreak and whole lotta brotherly love.
Aly Martin
Jan 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 ‘You're my hero’ Stars!

When I was nineteen years old, I fell in love with a girl who changed my life by showing me that even the darkest nights still had stars.

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Flint is the second Page brother. Flint is suffering from the trauma of the accident that happened to him. He's on the wheelchair now and he's not himself anymore, he's a shadow of who he used to be.

Contains spoiler of book 1

Flint risked his life to save the only women he ever loved, and can never have, his brothers wife.

Jun 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
You know it’s always scary to read the sequel in a series where you loved the first book. There is this immediate doubt that there is no way this book could top the first and you will ultimately be disappointed. Well, there’s good reads and then there’s great reads. This series is turning out to be GREAT READS.

In my opinion, when you read the sequel to a series and have to debate which book you liked best, it’s a win. That’s exactly what I did when I finished. I proceeded to have a huge discussi
5 'huge grin' stars

Fighting Shadows is the much anticipated sequel to Fighting Silence featuring much loved Till Page's brother Flint Page.

Before I start, I already have this uneasy feeling, not about Flint's imminent condition after the shootout, but his secret crush on Eliza, who is his sister-in-law. I'm not a fan of these plotline. What make it even worse is that this teenage crush seems even more serious that I thought it would be and is causing a big wedge between the brothers. I'm rather
Georgina ☽ themalf0ydiaries

The start of Flints story finds him a shell of his previous shelf. Holding on to a lot of anger and bitterness and still struggling with his feelings for Eliza.

Trying hard to not seem bitter about the fact that he may never walk again and not being able to handle the guilt for the feelings he has for his brothers wife, Eliza, Flint decides to move away from the family, live alone and go to college.

At his lowest Ash Mabie comes crashing into his life.

Ash hasn't had the greatest life either. With
Kim Bailey
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I had a dream.

In my dream I read a phenomenal story.
That story was about a tragic boy who’d lost his hope in life, and a crazy girl who had nothing in life but desire. Loss and longing collided, creating a spark. There was turmoil … because, isn’t there always when young and in love … and there was sadness. But grief gave way to courage and determination. And in the end, love ruled all.

Then I read this book & my dream came true ...
I think I’m clairvoyant.

Seriously, I have so much to t
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️


4.5 "Healing" Stars!

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Fighting Shadows
is seriously one of my one of the most highly anticipated releases this year. I was a bit late on the On the Ropes fan-club train, but when I read Till's book, Fighting Silence I knew I wouldn't get my fill until I've read every single Page brother's books.

Flint Page is the middle Page boy. We remember the sh*t childhood these boys had when Till basically raised his younger brothers when he was still a child himself. Flashb
Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳
⭐️⭐️⭐️2.5 STARS⭐️⭐️⭐️

I think I never spent so much time pondering my rating for a book. I’m truly conflicted.
I remember loving, absolutely loving Fighting Silence by Aly Martinez. The story of Till and Eliza truly broke my heart and at the same time filled me with happy feelings. What made their story so much likable was the family factor. Secondary characters, Flint and Quarry, Till's brothers— really made my affection toward this unusual family go to another level. And the way Aly Martinez end
Apr 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, sports, june-2015

Title: Fighting Shadows
Series: On the ropes, #2
Author: Aly Matinez
Release date: 7th July, 2015
Cliffhanger: No
HEA: (view spoiler)

To say the Page boys have had it tough is an understatement but even with the neglect of their parents and the fear of losing their hearing through a hereditary medical condition, the one thing they can count on is each other.
In the first book we saw Till, the eldest Page brother overcome his loss of hearing and the battle to raise his younger
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review


Michelle's Newsies:
1.Become an Aly Martinez fan and stalk her books.
2.Love Fighting Shadows more than Fighting Silence
3. Become officially obsessed with Ash Mabie and her quirks like the term newsies
4.Have Flint be my favorite Page brother
5. Have total book-hangover from Fighting Shadow

6. Try to patient for the release of Quarry’s book (Try being the operative word)


One book was all it took for me to become obsessed with Aly Mart
4 Stars

Overall Opinion: This was WAY better than I thought it'd be. I (like many others) was turned off by the idea that the H was pining over a OW. While he does feel like he loves her at first, I didn't find it anywhere near as bothersome as I thought I would. I think it helped a lot that I had read the first book in the series, Fighting Silence, because this gives me background for his misplaced feelings. Then he becomes fully devoted to Ash. Add in the fact that there is absolutely NO inter
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
Flint is the middle Page brother and a fighter like the rest but...he's also very smart and that makes him even more interesting. On top of that, in the first book, Flint had a traumatic event happen to him in the end. Now, we get to find out what happens.

I was a little disappointed in Flint's character...I wanted more of the smart guy and instead we got the sex crazed fighter instead. However, I liked how he handled things...for the most part.

Ash is quite the character, a quick thinker with a
V. A Court of Wings and Ruin is NEW ADULT/EROTICA but Goodreads editors won't tell you to include it in the choice awards
This is what I found out by reading reviews.

Note:OW= Other woman/women
OM= Other man/men

Cheating?: (view spoiler)
OM drama? (view spoiler)
OW drama: Sort of (view spoiler)
Mar 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing

If I had to use just one word to describe this book it would surely be...


Besides the wonderful story and the fact the I love the imperfect characters, and I mean that in every way possible, Aly Martinez has a beautiful and unique way of telling the story that absorbs you and doesn't let you out for air until it's over and you don't know what hit you.


It doesn't have a big twist or a shocking's how the story makes you feel, cry, laugh and live right there along with the characters.

Feb 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-s-2015
I first fell in love with this author when I read Fighting Silence. I took a chance and I was irrevocably stunned by the sheer determination of Eliza and Till. What made this read even more invigorating was getting a glimpse into all the Page brothers lives. Let me say upfront, I believe Quarry's story will be freaking epic!!!

Fighting Shadows picks up where book 1 ended. Carrying on Flint's story. Being paralyzed after getting shot in the back, Flint is now living as half of the man he once was.
4.5 Stars!

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Fighting Shadows is the second book in the 'On The Ropes Series', and is Flint's story. It is a second chance romance that is both quite funny and heartbreaking all in the same.

Flint was consumed with anger and guilt wanting who he couldn’t have and suffering life altering paralysis from saving his brothers wife. He was suffocating in his brother's home, because everywhere he turned was a constant reminder a life he would never have. He needed to find his new him, figure out who he
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Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her husband and four young children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, charcuterie boards, and her mildly neurotic golden retriever. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.

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“Flint, don’t get so caught up on the shadow that you forget the man who casts it. You might not be able to walk, but that’s the extent of your disability.” 11 likes
“You can try to run, and I may not be able to chase you physically, but we need to be clear on one thing, Ash. I will not let you go again.”
I froze.
“You belong with me. And I will do whatever I have to do in order to keep you. I fucked up the first time. I won’t do it again. You can walk out that door, but know that I will find you. I will chase you for the rest of my life if that is what it takes to be with you.”
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