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Fighting Me

(Shaft on Tour #5)

4.49  ·  Rating details ·  231 ratings  ·  49 reviews
Henry Richardson is the man in the shadows. He’s the calm and cool protector that everyone relies on to restore order among the chaos that is Shaft.

After having his heart broken, not once, but twice, Henry is determined that it’s safer for everyone involved that he remain on the sidelines. He is content to hide behind his trademark shades and watch as his adopted family t
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Published May 18th 2015 by Cat Mason Books (first published May 8th 2015)
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Well...I liked Henry's book, just not as much as I liked Hunters.

I felt that there was too much thinking and too little talking. The main characters spend way too much time in their own heads...

Also the ending felt a bit rushed and not complete. There are too many questions unanswered. I would have liked to see some of the bandmembers reactions and some more of their future.

I think the next book (if there is gonna be one), will be about another couple, so I feel like this couple didn't get any c
Heather R Callahan
Title: Fighting Me
Author:Cat Mason
Series:Shaft on Tour
Publisher:Cat Mason Books
Reviewer:Heather Callahan
Release Date:May 18, 2015
Genre(s):Humor, Romance
Page Count:284
Heat Level: 5flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Strong and protective, Henry has always been there for the band. He has never wanted to be in the line light, but he is loyal to those that need him. Like some of the other people we have met in this series, he has a dark past. When he meets Rae, he tries his hardest to keep
Jan 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First of all i have to say i a gutted this series has came to end as i have enjoyed reading this series.

In this final instalment of its Henry Richardson's (the big man) story. Just to be careful not to call him a cuddly bear.....

As we know from the previous books the big man has remained on the sidelines. He is content to hide behind his trademark shades and watch as his adopted family thrive on the stage. The big man's presence is always known whether its to restore harmony when things get mess
The Smutbrarians
Storyline: 5
Angst: 3
Tissue: 0
Value: 5
Panty Scorching: 5
Over All Rating: 4.5 Stars
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Reviewed by Robin

Henry is the man behind Shaft. He keeps everyone safe. He’s the protector. But Henry has little time to worry about what Henry wants. Rae is brought in to be the nanny for the Shaft kids when the current one quits. Thanks, Mack. Henry loves that she’s feisty and great with the kids. Sparks fly but Henry and Rae both don’t want anything too serious. Will they give this r
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

I love this series. Oh yes give me some bad boy, foul mouthed rockers who make panties wet any day of the week and I will devour them. I stumbled upon this series a few months back and..... was totally blown away! Well we watched all of the Shaft boys fall in love, get married and have children. Now, it is time for BIG MAN!

I loved this book. I mean I think Henry may just be my favorite guy out of them all. Older, rugged, specks of gray, and totally alpha, Henry was a man I wanted to know
Itsy Bitsy Book Bits
Fighting Me by Cat Mason is the fifth book in the Shaft on Tour series. Henry Richardson has always been the glue to hold the band together. As the main man for security, he’s stayed back and observed while protecting Grayson, Hunter, and Aiden, and now their wives and kids. He’s strong and loyal, everything you’d want in a family member. But being the lead security man can have its downfalls. He doesn’t let anyone into his dark past. He focuses only on the Shaft family, not himself. Sometimes i ...more
May 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cat Mason you have done it again! Henry was awesome! He was always in the back ground unless the boys were doing something horrible and getting into trouble and in this one we get to see him come out of his shell and grow.
Rae knows what she does and doesn't want with her life and when a great new job falls into her lap she cant help but take it. you can tell she never saw any of this coming and she will be taking the bull by the horns so to speak. She fits right in with the Shaft gang and even
Christy McCurry
Dec 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, series, 2016, favorites
5 amazing stars..

I am so glad Henry got his own story. This has been another epic read from Cat Mason.
Henry is the man behind the scene. He is dedicated and loyal, head of security he protects the band, the women and the kids. This is his family. We have gotten pieces of Henry throughout the series and with each story I became more intrigued and seriously needed more.

When the bands nanny quits over an embarrassing encounter right before a much needed vacation the bands turns to the label for
Drue DePompei-Hoffman
Fighting Me is yet another fantastic book in the Shaft On Tour series. I have been reading this series since the beginning and to say that I have been anxious for the big guy's story is an understatement.

Henry the big bear we all just love to pieces is really deep down inside a haunted soul. But the things that haunt him are also the things that have molded him into the fierce, vigilant protector we all know and love.

When Rae and Henry meet its electrifying. Rae is just amazing I LOVE her soft,
Cheryl Norris
Nov 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I loved Henry’s book! My only complaint is that I felt like it just ended when it was really getting good. Guess I’ll have to read book 6 to see how Big Man deals with everything.
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
"You're not my obligation, you're my reward."
Oh my, the Big Man has a big heart, but don't let him catch you saying that. He doesn't like to be called 'cuddly', that's the wrong kind of bear. He's the bad tempered growly kind and he doesn't like to be poked. He's the one that is in charge of everything and everybody. He needs that control to keep the darkness pushed back. He even wears sunglasses to hide his eyes, to keep his secrets. He doesn't trust anyone outside his Shaft family, and even th
Dotti Elrick
Jul 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fighting Me, is the fifth book in one of my favorite series. We've had the three band members stories, now we get behind the shades of The Big Man.
Henry has been a part of Hunter and Aiden's lives since he rescued them from their abusive father when they were very young. They found Grayson, and Shaft was born. And once again Henry took ok the roll of protector. Becoming the bands body guard and babysitter if needed. As the boys found their happily ever afters. Henry's family grew. But he has nev
DJ Sakata
Apr 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotic-romance
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Favorite Quotes:

“X-rated Scrabble around here is serious business. One wrong play, and it can turn into pandemonium.”

“Hunter’s damn near foaming at the mouth watching me plate up the last slices. If I didn’t know any better, I’d think he was rabid.”

“I get that I said something that I shouldn’t have, but we all have dark pieces in our pasts, Henry. If not, the light wouldn’t be worth fighting for.”

“Don’t try to understand Bitchenese… One false translation is all it takes for all hell
May 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Henry Richardson “Big Man” has always been the man behind the scenes, the man on the sidelines, the man every member of Shaft and their family rely on. Readers have caught small glimpses of what makes Henry who he is, but he still remained the elusive, sunglass wearing man who hides behind his dark lenses and allows no one close enough to truly understand his past because in his mind if no one gets in then no one gets hurt…it’s just unclear what happened to him and what it’s going to take to bre ...more
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I love the Shaft Guys and their ladies. I have been sooooo eager for Henry's book. I wanna know about the big guy. I fell in love with him and my heart broke for him after Katheryn and all her drama. SO when I heard this book was is...happy dance.....I also am super stoked at who may be getting a book next????
Cassandra Lawson
Jan 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Henry has been a big part of the Shaft on Tour series from book 1, and I was happy to see him finally getting his own story. There were hints to a dark past, and I wondered how that was going to play out in this story. Overall, I enjoyed this book. It was a sweet romance 4 star with humor, hot sex, and a satisfying happily ever after. I did have trouble falling in love with this story because I felt there were some things that needed to be explored more. The paparazzi, and Katherine’s role in ma ...more
Mar 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I heard that Cat was writing Henry's story, I squealed with excitement. Henry is security for the band Shaft & also part of their family. He's a big, mysterious man who hides his emotions behind his shades though. No one knows the secrets that Henry has kept to himself all these years. Due to these secrets and being duped in the "love" department, he has closed himself off to any kind of romance. That is, until he meets the new nanny for the Shaft crew, Rae Sloan.

Rae also has her secret
J.A. Melville
Oct 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I've read the other books in Cat Mason's Shaft on Tour series and loved them. They're a great blend of sexy but funny too. The boys of Shaft are great. The banter between them all is at times laugh out loud hilarious.
Looking after the boys through each book was Henry. He's their security guard, friend and almost a father figure in some ways, the way he's always making sure nothing ever happens to any of them. It always seemed like he was the one never destined to have love and yet it wasn't cle
May 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Henry. The "Big Man" on the Shaft on tour show. The backbone of the crew. The main man. The provider. The security to them all. The one who is deep down hurting the most and no one sees it.

Rae comes in out of sheer luck, or better yet, Mack's royal screw up (pun intended) and manages to knock the sails right out of the "Big Man" himself. Going toe to toe with Henry is nothing for the pint size woman who can see right through him. Something that the people who he has spent 24/7 with for the past
Nadia Debowska-Stephens (Obsessed by Books)
"Sometimes it's a good thing to just get lost, Henry. It reminds us that the world is so much bigger than us and our problems."

The Big Man has hit the big 4-0 and realises that his life is empty. Aware of the mistakes of his past he embraces the man he has become but also recognises that his family is evolving and he needs to roll with the punches. His boys have settled down with the other halves of their souls, the band is hitting the big time with fame and fortune heading their way yet he feel
Another awesome book in the Shaft series, This one focuses on the big man Henry who is in charge of security for the guys in shaft and there families. As with the previous books, there is lots of laughter, craziness (mainly regarding Hunter) and hot sex. The story also introduces some new characters Rae who is employed as a nanny after the other nanny quits and Ireland who is like Hunter (only with a vagina)and Rae's gram Iva who reminds me a lot of Hunter too. Along with a couple of new securit ...more
Jennifer Pierson
ndle Edition)

Fighting Me is another epic read in a series that has quickly become one of my all time favorites. Not one of the books in this series has been anything less than brilliant.

Big Guy Henry, whom I love so much, is a tortured soul deep down. He gets through his days by hiding behind complete control of everything, and though it makes him the best head of security, it doesn't leave room for love. Rae Sloan is a sassy, independent woman, that doesn't take crap from anyone. She loves kids
Feb 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Fighting Me

Shaft on Tour #5

Cat Mason

Contemporary Romance

5 Stars

Henry, known as Big Man to the band, is looking for his shot at happiness. Let’s face it he was the neighbor who took in two teenage boys (Hunter and Aiden) when their life when to hell in a handbasket. He’s turning 40. He’s got a past that he’s not all that happy about. He keeps that part of his life to himself.

He’s the bodyguard, there to protect and serve his boys and there girls, really they’re his family. He was close to h
Mary Lou Hoffman
FIGHTING ME is the fifth book in the Shaft on Tour series. It is best if you read them in the order of release.

I loved having Henry be the center of attention this time. Sometimes the protector needs some nurturing and oh what a woman to provide it for him! Rae isn’t taking any nonsense from him or the boys.

I’ve always loved Henry and now I’m especially happy for him. I just knew that when he fell he would fall hard and fast. Luckily, Rae isn’t a pushover. She fits right in with the gang and giv
Dana Busenbark
Mar 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
We focus on Henry in this book! YES! I've been wondering who Jenn was since the last book. Now I am finding out some more about who she is or was to him. If you thought Chasing ME was funny, just wait until you read Fighting ME. In one chapter alone, it was so funny after Henry and Rae went crab hunting on the beach with regards to what they did with the crabs... I laughed so hard and long I could not see, I could not breathe, my stomach and sides hurt, my asthma started kicking in and I was cry ...more
Renee Entress
5 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, pain, betrayal, secrets, and heartbreak.

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first
Escaping Me (Shaft on Tour, #1)
Facing Me (Shaft on Tour, #2)
Chasing Me (Shaft on Tour, #3)
Shafting the Halls (Shaft on Tour Book 4)

This is Rae and Henry’s story. Henry’s life consists of taking care of Shaft they are his family. Rae works with children. She is the new nanny. The sparks fly right away between Henry an
She Hearts Books
Big Man is the one who takes care of and protects his family. It began when he took in two boys to raise and now that family includes the band boys and the women they love. Henry has put his love life on hold to put them first. The only time he let someone in he and the band were betrayed. He now accepts that his life is about them and puts a wall around his heart. Then Rae comes into his life and changes everything. Rae was working for the record company when she got the job of nanny for the ba ...more
Lita Thomas
Jan 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fighting Me (Shaft on Tour, #5) by Cat Mason the band finally has a break in their touring schedule and are looking forward to a much needed vacation. Right before they were supposed to go on their vacation their nanny ups and quits. In walks Rae to step in to take care of the Shaft children. Henry the protector of the group /head of security is getting older and has been taken care of the gang but he has no one for himself. He would like to find someone after the fiasco of the one person he fin ...more
Jun 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh, Big Man! I’m so happy that we finally have Henry’s story and that we finally have someone that is good enough for him. He always takes care of everyone else, but he has no one to take care of him. Cat Mason has created this wonderful collection of men in Shaft and they are all these dirty, foul mouth rockers and we have always had Henry behind the scenes. It was definitely time for him to get his.

We meet fierce Rae when she becomes the nanny for Shaft and what happens from there is just fate
Witchy Richey's Booktastic Reviews
5 Stars of Henry Hotness

So this one is all about the "Big Man"! We have read about him, wonder about him and now we finally have him! HENRY!!!

Always the man in the background, always the one watching your back. Henry is always there to protect what's his. Now we get a glimpse at what makes him the wall of impenetrable man that he is.

Cat does an excellent job with this story. The flow is great, it has all the trademarks of a Shaft book! The whole gang is here! Plus we get to meet a little spitfi
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Cat Mason is a married mother of three. When she isn't writing, she is spending time with her kiddos, losing herself in a Netflix binge, or reading a book by one of her favorite authors. She was born and raised outside of St. Louis, Missouri, just over the Mississippi River in Granite City, Illinois. Cat writes romance of all kinds with twists of humor. She has love of fictional men with filthy mo ...more

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Shaft on Tour (6 books)
  • Escaping Me (Shaft on Tour, #1)
  • Facing Me (Shaft on Tour, #2)
  • Chasing Me (Shaft on Tour, #3)
  • Shafting the Halls (Shaft on Tour, #4)
  • Punishing Me (Shaft on Tour, #6)