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Fight for Me

(Fight for Me #1)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  87 ratings  ·  65 reviews
Raised in the streets, Knox is a battle-worn MMA fighter with no past, present, or future. Fighting every day just to survive, Knox owns nothing but the pride in his victories and the scars on his hands. When his control snaps and he must flee the city to keep his life, he runs into a stunning woman with the same intent. All big eyes and delicate features, she's not cut ou ...more
ebook, 250 pages
Published August 30th 2016 by Swerve
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ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

Well lets just say that this book has a lot of action. Not that I mind that, I actually love that in my books but beside that there is also a lot of angst and suspense and of course sexy times. To be honest almost a bit too much of everything for me. It's a good read for those who really like to read about life on a run and how the get their freedom back (if they get it), but for me this book wasn't so on point as I'd love it to be. I don't know, may
Aug 07, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
DNF @ 50%.

Action, suspense, drama and passion are all elements I like in a book and Fight for Me sounded my cuppa. However, there's fast-paced and action-packed, and there's just far fetched and unfortunately this fell into the latter for me.

"I've lived my entire life feeling dead inside. But you make me feel alive."

Knox and Natalie meet after he's kicked seven bells out of the bloke who runs his MMA career and she's legged it from her tyrannical father and, over blasted-out-brain-matter, the
♥ WishfulMiss ♥
Aug 30, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
3 ~ Sweet and Crazy ~ Stars

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This story starts off with a shot of intrigue, a high dose of adrenaline and a punch of bloody-in-your-face danger. Escaping her gilded cage and her heartless father, Natalie's grab for freedom begins with a back alley fight for her life that quickly spirals her into a world far from her sheltered upbringing. Her knight in shining armor comes in the form of Knox, a street fighting warrior with a heart of gold.

Knox has never had to worry about anyone b
Aug 26, 2016 rated it liked it
Rating 3.5

There are so many things that I really like about this book.

Natalie is a bit of a sheltered, do what's right and never question her father kind of girl, but lately she's feeling that things aren't what they should be and her father is definitely not his public persona. In public he's charming and all smiles while at home he's not much of a father. He sure is enjoying living on Natalie's trust fund though. She has become a prisoner in her own home. Her mother passed away when she was a
ARC provided in exchange for my honest review. Thank you.

Hero(s) rating: 3 stars
Heroine rating: 3 stars
Sexual tension rating: 3 stars
Sex scenes rating: 3 stars
Sex scenes frequency: 3 stars
Plot rating: 3 stars
Dialogue rating: 3 stars
Other woman/men drama: (view spoiler)
Cheating: (view spoiler)
Storytelling rating: 3.5 stars
Story ending rating: 3 stars
Cliffhanger: (view spoiler)
HEA: (view spoiler)
Melyssa Winchester

Title: Fight for Me
Author: Jessica Linden
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports – MMA, Suspense
Series or Standalone: Standalone
Rating: ★★★★1/2 Stars (Rounded to 5* for Goodreads and Amazon)



Alpha male MMA style Fighter: Check.
Virgin Heroine: Check
Crazy as hell ride on the run: Check

This book was a different read for me. Not because it was a combination of some of my favorite genre’s but because of the way it all played out. It was different than a lot of the books of this type that I come a
BOOK REVIEW: Fight for me
AUTHOR: Jessica Linden
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
PUBLICATION DATE: August 30, 2016
3 Stars

From debut author Jessica Linden comes a sexy romantic suspense novel featuring an MMA fighter and an heiress on the run who must stay together if they are to defeat what hunts them...and explore the passion that surrounds them.

Raised in the streets, Knox is a battle-worn MMA fighter with no past, present, or future. Fighting every day just to survive, Knox o
I don't know why, but I am kinda obsessed with books featuring fighters. Some of them are my faves. Some of them have been misses, but I'm glad I picked up Fight for Me.

Knox and Natalie literally run into each other when they're both on the run--her from her overbearing father and him from his boss. There's instalove and sparks flying and bullets whizzing by. There's a crazy road trip and when I say it's non-stop action, I am not even kidding. I was really surprised by how much story Linden pac
Jul 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 Stars!!
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I actually liked this book more than I thought I would. I was pleasantly surprised. I haven't read this a book like this before and when I read the blurb it sounded very interesting,

Natalie is the daughter to a very rich powerful man, but she is not free. Her father controls her every move and has guards watching her at every time. She decides to runaway and try to be free.
Knox is a underground MMA fighter. He runs into Natalie when while she is being attacked by one of her father's g
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
Link to full review below! Its insta-love and over the top drama but I loved every page!!! See full review on The Book Disciple
Nay Denise
Nov 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Received a review copy through NetGalley.

Fight for Me is a beautiful story about an MMA fighter who wants to do things on his own and rich girl looking to escape the bars her father has surrounded her with. The romance, the secrets, the deception and pure fighting -- be it physical, emotional or mental -- creates such a perfect story of an instant love brand new.

Knox is an underground MMA fighter. He's been fighting since he can remember. He was taken in by X and has been a "slave" in a manner t
Miranda (MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It)
Fight for Me was one intense book! From the very first page, this book was action packed! This book was so fast paced that I blew through the book in one sitting. The author did a great job at keeping me on my toes! It was a little jarring how fast paced this book was at times, but it made for an intense read.

Even though there was action around every bend in this story, which was a little much at times. I love fast paced books, but at times, the action seemed unbelievable. It was hard for me t
Aug 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, jd-read
4 Stars, 3 Flames
Running away from a bad situation seems like the only right thing to do for both Knox and Natalie. Until it gets much, much worse. Saving Natalie from being attacked and taken against her will, Knox comes to see that's she's in need of escape too. Freedom is just on the horizon if only they can just get to it.

This is my first Jessica Linden book and I have to say I enjoyed it a lot more than I had expected too. Sadly, I thought it was going to be like all the other romantic sus
Melissa Mendoza
Aug 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"It was crazy. The timing was terrible and he was a street fighter, coming from a life she knew nothing about. It shouldn't make any sense. And yet, it was the only thing in her life that did make sense right now."

4 fight for me stars!!!

Knox has known what living in the streets is like and he's been taught to fight for what he wants. Which is why he's now an MMA fighter. After a bad fight one night he has to leave his city in order to survive, which is where he runs into Natalie, who also is on
Cyndi Becker
Aug 06, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

Action & passion from beginning to end. That's what you'll find reading Jessica Linden's Fight For Me. When fate brings Knox and Natalie together, they find themselves on the run and facing feelings that neither have experienced before. All in all I thought this was an easy and entertaining read.

When the story opens, Knox has put himself in a bit of a predicament. He's one bad-ass MMA "underground" fighter who meets his match in a the form of a virginal upper-class princess. Natalie
Aug 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
This tale is dark & gritty yet very exciting. Linden develops a fantastic, one of a kind tale that had me on the edge of my seat throughout. It was an intense and creatively developed plot with all the fixings. She is an extremely descriptive author who uses every aspect of this world to make the story more vivid. Danger lurks around every corner as the characters find themselves in tight spot after tight spot, all the while getting closer to one another.

Linden’s cast of characters gave me c
Jessica Figueroa
Aug 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although I liked the introduction of both characters after that bit how they met and what not long after was a bit too rushed and seems ridiculous to me. It actually turned me off of the book at first. But I wanted to give this book a fair chance and read it. So glad that I did because after a couple of things that I deemed ridiculous happened, when I was about 30% into the book things picked up and I got used to how things were running and I found myself really enjoying this book. There is almo ...more
Aug 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
The hero saved the heroine. While they were fighting and trying to survive, they fell in love with one another in the middle of the mess. The sexual chemistry between these two is strong, so the sex scenes are hot.The couple gets their HEA. This book includes danger and action throughout. This was a good read. I enjoyed this book from the very first page to the very last.
ARC received from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Oct 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: holly
Review can be read at It's About The Book

Running away isn’t always the answer, but Natalie had to get out of her father’s control. After her mother died, she’d been isolated in the house, unable to go out or do anything without her father’s consent. And the way he was acting was plain vile, taking money from her trust whenever he wanted to since he was her “guardian” and felt he controlled her. Whatever happened to taking care of her because he loved her?

She really doubted he loved anyone bu
Gokce ~Muslin Myst~
A battle worn MMA fighter and an emotionally drained, caged socialite sounds like an almost impossible match if you live outside of romanceland. But thankfully we all do, so when I came across the plot of this book, I thought this kind of opposites attract story would be the perfect thing to read. Apart from the feeling that it started from the middle and paced pretty fast for my idea of romance, this was a good book. One that had much action in it to keep my interest.

Knox is a fighter that swea
Samantha L
Sep 14, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

To say I really, really wanted to love this book is an understatement. The elements in this book had everything that I love - an obsessed fighter alpha, instalove, steam, suspense, action and a heroine that will not go down without a fight. Even the fast pace at which this story moved didn't bother me, as a book is about escape. What missed the mark slightly for me, and is just my opinion, was my connection with the main characters, which is the evolution of the WHOLE story.

This is not
Liz F
Sep 29, 2016 rated it liked it
Review copy courtesy of the publisher via NetGalley.

This author is new to me but when I read the blurb about this book, I knew I had to try it! I love MMA-themed romances and this one was a fun read.

I liked Natalie well enough. I don't know if she would normally be a heroine that I would root for but the author made her totally likable and relatable. She's definitely a rich girl but she never had it easy. Her mom died at an early age and her dad is useless and awful. I liked that Natalie decided
“She was going to destroy him, and she had no fucking clue.”

Fight for Me is a quick and easy read. This book is pretty intense and hits the ground running. The story-line is intriguing and filled with lots of danger and mystery. Fight for Me will certainly keep you on your toes and will have you wondering what will happen next.

Overall, I thought this book was an ok read. I liked Natalie and Knox. Natalie really took me by surprise. She was not what I was expecting at all. I loved her feisty atti
Jul 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Raised in the streets, Knox only knows how to fight and that’s how he’s survived living in the MMA world. He takes pride in his victories and his fists, but when he lands himself in a deadly situation, running is the only way he can survive. Natalie is through living under her father’s rule, pretending to be the perfect daughter. Only she knows her father’s dark side of his wealth and sophistication. Running in the middle of the night is the only way she can escape without notice of the many sec ...more
I’m just going to skip the recap of this book because the synopsis of the story does a pretty good job of letting you know what the story is about. But what is doesn’t tell you is that you are about to embark on an extremely intense journey filled with nonstop action, high-stacks drama and passion that is off the charts! Holy smokes….to say I am beyond exhausted after reading this outstanding story would be a major understatement.

From the very first page, I was hooked and craved to know how thi
Jennifer Hines
Aug 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*I received an ARC of this book free from St. Martin's Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Fight For Me is a sweet and sexy adrenaline rush. From page one the characters drew me in and the story line held me captive. I absolutely could not put it down.

Natalie may look like the typical spoiled rich girl, but she's not. She's a prisoner in her own home. A home she'll do anything to escape. The only thing she didn't plan on was the lengths her father would go through to get her bac
Mindy Bigham
Aug 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*I received an ARC of this book free from St. Martin’s Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Fight for me is action packed from the moment you start reading.

Natalie is not your typical rich kid. She is trapped in her father’s life ever since she lost her mother. She feels more like a puppet on a string. Deciding enough is enough she runs away from the only life she knows. What she was not prepared for was her father’s employees hunting her down so fast.

Knox is an underground MMA f
Nadia Debowska-Stephens (Obsessed by Books)
Trapped, one in a fighter's cage the other in a gilded cage that is a luxury lifestyle. Having both had an epiphany they accidentally cross paths whilst running away from the people that have kept them prisoner within their lives. Knox is an underground fighter, raised on the streets and taken under the wing of X, a man that holds a lot of power. Natalie is the sole heir to a fortune but is kept muzzled by her cold hearted father. Breaking free from the monotony of their existence they literally ...more
Kali McQuillen
Aug 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-read
This was actually a great debut novel. I honestly wouldn't have known this was a debut novel if it wasn't mentioned in the blurb.

I fell a little bit in love with Knox. The sexy fighter who got in with the wrong crowd and didn't see a way out until one night. When he see's his chance, he takes it.

Natalie has a rich daddy but he's an evil man. Doesn't trust her, always having her watched. Totally cringe worthy. She's had enough..she knows what she has to do to get a way from him and his bodyguard
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