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The Goode Fight

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  371 ratings  ·  65 reviews

In a stage of life when everything seems daunting, the fight to find love can still be the scariest thing of all – but in college senior Taylor Haney’s case, it may have just become downright deadly.

I’m bad – but I don’t want to be bad anymore.

In fact, leaving my Nashville life
Kindle Edition, 219 pages
Published October 12th 2014
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Sonia Nope, cliffhanger! Still waiting on the 2nd.

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Aestas Book Blog
Oct 17, 2014 marked it as to-read
Intriguing blurb...

“I’m bad, but I don’t want to be bad anymore.

I was doing pretty well at pretending to be good – until I met her… Nobody is safe. Especially her.

Because the last girl I fell in love with is currently lying in Brentwood Cemetery.”
Red Cheeks Reads
Oct 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Alright, guys. There is a new NA Romance author on the block and his name is Seth King. Yesterday, he kindly asked me to share a link of his debut novel, The Goode Fight and I chatted with him a bit and decided he was a nice guy and I would give his new NA novel a try. (It was $.99 and you know I cannot NOT buy a $.99 book ;) )

So, I have read quite a few debut novels and a lot of them I can't even make it though the first couple of chapters due to bad grammar and poor writing, usuall
Dec 06, 2014 rated it liked it
I wanted to really love this book, but it rang WAY to familiar to Twilight, not only with the theme (girl does not feel she's good enough for the hot guy, guy is afraid he will kill her if they have sex...amongst other things), but also there are sections of the text that are almost exactly the same as Twilight. Where in Twilight Edward tells Bella his family considers themselves vegetarians and it is not quite satisfying, not like drinking her blood....well, take out the whole vampire thing and ...more
Danielle Jamie
Oct 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Great start to a series stars!!

I didn't know what to expect with this book since Seth King is a new author and this is his debut novel. I was shocked at how quickly the storyline sucked me in. I struggle with books connecting to them because it has seemed lately a lot are the same story line of kink, kink, kink and NO STORY. This book is awesome bc we get some hott steamy kinky scenes BUT also a highly intense story that pulls you in an doesn't let go. I finished this morning and
Oct 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Holy Crap this book is HOT!!!

I am so in love with the characters! Taylor is a loveable, goofy girl with a bit of a self esteem problem. Stellan is dark, mysterious and oh so HOT. Sounds like the typical romance but this is so far from THAT kind of story.

Here is the twist little Miss Innocent wants a piece of him, NOW! And Mr. Bad Boy is the one pulling away and saying NO! WTH!!!!

She is a little tempstress who won't stop! He wants her BAD but he cant, its too d
Natasha (books_n_dreams)
Such an amazing freaking book! I could not put it down! Seth King has done it, he has written an amazing New Adult Romance written by a male and has succeeded! For a look at my review head over to my blog!
Oct 17, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: intoxicating
I'm utterly displeased with the ending. What's up man? C'mon in the middle of hot scene? You nuts?
The premise was good but it turned out flat. I didn't feel any connection here.
2.5 stars .. and I wanted to give 3 but this huge cliffhanger .. um just no!!!!
Nov 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Be aware this has a major cliffhanger ending. This looked like a stand alone when I started reading it, but as I got further into it I realized there had to be more. Can't wait for the next book!
Sep 24, 2015 rated it it was ok
I was rolling with this... until his necklace cross.
Abbie D.
Oct 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
***4.5 STARS***

I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by this debut book from Mr. King. I mean, who doesn't love a good scandal!?
A few pages in had me grinning at the goofy inner monologue from the awkward yet unassumingly beautiful Taylor Haney. She is definitely one female character I could really relate to. In walks Stellan Goode, resident newbie who has an innocent reputation but a brooding bad boy vibe. Sparks fly, tension builds (and builds...), and eventually it all has to come to a head. The mystery be
Oct 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: on-my-kindle
woah. OK I did get highly frustrated with this book. I wanted to know what the hell was up with Stell! why was he so careful when he had someone he was obviously extremely attracted to throwing herself at him? I had all kinds of theories... let's face it, some of the wording was very Twilighty. so I'm all over here thinking vampire, warewolf, something else supernatural? nope nothing like that at all. just plain ole traumatic. For a male author, this book was hot. I mean scorching. I was very im ...more
Andrea Turner
Oct 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
For the love of everything Holy, Stellan Goode is crazy sexy!!! This is absolutely a 5* read.
I devoured this book in a day cause I just couldn't put it down!
Stellan is a broken man that has a dirty secret and some serious self loathing going on. He is trying to walk through life as a better man, but his world gets turned upside down when he meets Taylor. A woman that is shy, completely oblivious to her beauty, and just wants to make it through college. Can Stellan keep his demons at bay,
Mary Jancsek
Dec 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
After reading some of these previous review I was really worried that the book would get one less from me for the fact that it ended in a cliff hanger with no mention of sequel. However, after reading the book myself I thoroughly enjoyed the story and see at the end of the book that it is indicated by the author that there will be a sequel, which I am happy about because there are still some lingering questions. Like what's Taylor's secret, how did she really get the scar Stellan asks her about, ...more
Josselyn Radillo
Nov 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Rate: ✯✯✯✯


In a stage of life when everything seems daunting, the fight to find love can still be the scariest thing of all – but in college senior Taylor Haney’s case, it may have just become downright deadly.

I’m bad – but I don’t want to be bad anymore.

My Thoughts:

The Goode fight, the 1st book in Goode series, glued my attention to new
Nov 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Goode Fight isn’t just good, it’s fantastic! This is a great debut novel by a talented new author. The story captured my interest right from the first page and kept me hooked until the very end.

Not only is this a well written book, but it has an intense storyline and amazing characters. I think that every young woman has a little Taylor Haney in her. She is a ‘girl next door’, unlucky in love, insecure, a bit awkward, funny, and unsure of her place in the adult world – I liked her immediately! S
Oct 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a marmite book for me. I like it but kinda hate it and I read it in one go . It so complex . I like the hero Stellan , his character was consistent. He was mysterious and you think he was totally screwed up and I kept guessing what was his deal but the truth was he wasn't that bad. There was an accident that involved his gf and she ended up dead but you wouldn't know until the end. Its really hot too .. seriously , I guess if it was written by a male author the perspective was different ...more
Oct 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Daddy Seth ;), Here's my review....

What I liked:

The no sex, sex scenes. You should do a training 101 session for men about foreplay and making women feel wanted.
The fact that the Stellan scenes sounded like a make perspective, I always hate when the men come off sounding like women.
The characters and their relationships. I liked that you had mostly realistic expectations of your characters and wrote them that way.
That this book had story and sexy, instead of sounding
Oct 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
First I want to say that yes I loved the book but I also got bored at times. I will start with the good first so pretty much the chemistry between these two was phenomenal. I was panting myself saying please just do it. I guess hearing a man talk about it was just hot and it felt more realistic. Stellan which I love his name was such a crazy but lovable man. The possessive attitude he had for her was brilliant. I felt as if some of the scenes with them together was animalistic which basically me ...more
Oct 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Where did that come from???? So was not ready for that ending. Here I was consumed and pushing further and further through the pages so I could see what happened next because the anticipation was killing me and BAM!!! There it was a cliffhanger! And a bad one! So not expecting it to abruptly end there especially after all the build up I had in me. That one pivotal moment when you are screeching thinking oh yes it is about to happen then the brakes are slammed on and nope you have no idea if it h ...more
Oct 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, new-adult, 2014
4.5 stars

What an amazing debut novel from a male author in a female dominated genre. I was pleasantly surprised at how well the Taylor sections were written, you would have had no idea that it was written by a man. Some parts were a little to dark for my liking but that is the genre and I think it is really important to the story and how the characters will develop.

I really liked that all the sex scenes were from Stallan's POV it just added to the uniqueness of the story. I really c
Oct 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Goode but....

I was intrigued by the synopsis of this book. Even more intrigued by the reviews (good & bad). I can definitely see the parallels between this book and another popular book (which I will not name because then you'll be looking girl the similarities like I was). I thought the story was pretty good. The relationship between Stellan and Taylor was frustratingly hot. What I did not like is how the book ended. I feel there was no payoff for me or for the characters. I und
Anne Marie
Oct 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Impressive first book by 25 year old Seth King!! I have never read a book written by a man this young, but it works and as i said; im impressed! A book thats Teasing, sweet, hot, a little sad, curious, wanting and some more hot!
Stellan Goode goes on the list of
bookboyfriends and Tayler Haney goes among my bookheroines!
Looking foreward to meet them again! (Soon i hope)

Seth you did good!! :))
Oct 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Well, well, Seth King. You have my attention. The Goode Fight is a pretty decent debut novel. It had an interesting storyline with plenty of twists and turns. (You know, I like a little plot along with the heat.) Most importantly, the book kept me entertained. I had a hard time putting it down. Yeah, so it has a cliffhanger-like ending. I'm ok with that. Just means there's a bit more Stellan and Taylor to come. I'm dying to know Taylor's secret. Aren't you?
Oct 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read2014
A HOT 4.5 star read ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I really liked this, it is slightly different to everything else out there at the moment and the main focus point is all about stellan. I felt slightly disconnected from Taylor but I liked her character and can't wait to see her grow as a character! Stellan is all kinds of HoT and needs to embrace his alpha-ness and I can't wait to see his character grow into it!!! I defiantly will be reading the next book in the series...........
hell yes! my kind of alpha, bring them on Seth! I loved this, very one hot piece! Taylor is somewhat ditzy but I got a good laugh! Seth, I need the next book! this ending with "fuck you soon babe to "fuck you now!" oh I laughed !so hard to scroll to next page just to be disaapointedyou are great Seth!,
Elena ( The Queen Reads )
There is a thin line between being a irresistable bad boy gentleman and being a completely creepy confused sex driven individual. Be careful not to cross it just because you lust for someone. Review up on le blog tomorrow.
Oct 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I could not put this down. Can't wait for the next one!
Stacey Story
Nov 02, 2014 rated it really liked it

couldn't put it down. can't wait to see what happens in the next book. hope it comes out real soon.
Nov 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book is so good I gave it 4.5 stars because he killed me with the ending... I'm dying to know what happens...
Oct 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
ummm, i'm not sure what to say about this book. i mean the hook up scenes were hott, but the storyline just seems over the top. buuuut with that being said i will read what happens next lol
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Seth King is a twenty-eight-year-old American author.
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“His eyes are ravenous but his body is still tense, and so I slip my bra strap off my shoulder and motion my finger at him. He takes a deep breath, slips off his silver cross necklace, and tosses it aside. Whatever is about to happen, it seems that he does not want God around to witness it.” 2 likes
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