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Fail to Fight (Lessons In Love #1)

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  118 ratings  ·  93 reviews
An emotional story of unrequited love....


Now, I ask you not to condemn the man I loved without knowing all the details. What he did was inexcusable and unforgettable, yes, but I wanted to forgive.

What I struggled with was why he left me scared and broken, without a fight.

With no goodbye, no closure.

And without closure, there was no moving on.


Visions of her wo
Published November 22nd 2016
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Gosh, I'm gutted you could say and that is putting it mildly. I'm so torn after I read this book, I can't decide if I should be happy the way it ended or be sad. This one is definitely emotionally package and will need to be read in one sitting.
I will say that I love that this is not only told from dual POV, but that the tables were turned and its more from a man's side of being torn between love and not the girl per say. Don't get me wrong, Chloe is definitely still fighting her past with Will
Nora Fresse
Nov 22, 2016 rated it it was ok
I'm so torn with this story. I give credit to the author for drawing such raw emotions out of me. I really wanted to like it and for the most part I did. I loved Chloe and Will's love. They were so good together, so passionate and intense and seemed to be really deeply in love. However, I can't get past what Will did and there was really no real explanation for it. I couldn't really like him after that and definitely I had no respect for him. Who does that? definitely not the main male character ...more
Vickie Chaisson
Nov 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Fail to Fight is the debut novel of Maci Dillon and it will take you on an emotional rollercoaster that will keep you coming back for more. This is a quick read but it will have you asking more questions than it answers. The biggest and most profound question for me was how can a moment in time and one bad decision change and affect your whole life so devastatingly. One decision and taking the wrong path can emotionally hamper you for years and make moving forward an impossibility. First let me ...more
Nov 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

Will and Chloe are the perfect picture of young love. Happy and content in their relationship, things have been going well. Until one night at a party when things take an unexpected turn, and Chloe sees a side of Will that has devastating consequences for both of them, sending Chloe into a downward spiral. Months later, she finally starts to turn her life around and for the next 10 years, she's quite content doing her thing. Until she gets a phone call from Will, that brings all her he
Dec 20, 2016 rated it liked it
An estranged wife gives her husband full permission to indulge in a night of repeated sex with an old flame.The husband takes full advantage to get closure.Angst on the wife's part was limited as she was practically a ghost character on these pages.A well written two dimensional book.
Nov 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: new-books, romance, steamy
This was Maci Dillons debut novel and oh my was it an awesome read!! I really felt for Chloe, she met and fell in love with Will who was 10yrs older than her, but age is just a number when your in love. The heat and attraction between these two was off the charts HOT!! They had a loving strong relationship until insecurities got in the way and changed things between Will and Chloe, I loved how it wasn't about these two getting back together, but about the closure they both needed to heal and mov ...more
MJ's Book Blog and Reviews
Nov 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Review by: Melanie
(4 stars)

Maci Dillon’s debut introduces us to Will and Chloe. It has been 10 years since they last saw each other, after a horrific incident at their engagement party saw them going their separate ways.

When Chloe agrees to meet up with Will, with both parties hoping to get some long needed closure, we get shown what happened in their past through a series of flashback/memories from them both. It was really quite sad how everything happened between these two.

Not giving anythin
Belinda Donaldson
Nov 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
WOW what an amazing book debut for Maci Dillon.

I was extremely lucky enough to receive a copy of Fail to Fight for a honest review so here goes.

This book although a quick read has everything needed to keep readers glued to the pages.

Will and Chloe were engaged 10 years ago until one night everything went wrong and Will had no choice but to walk away without giving Chloe the answers she needed.

Fast forward to present day Will and Chloe are still living separate lives but with or the "What ifs" ha
Dec 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved it.
Maci Dillon is a new author for me but I loved every moment of this book, so full of emotion it was pulling on my heart strings with every page turned. This was not your typical love story and I think that's why I loved it so much, It was a different take that was fresh and intense.
Well done Maci and I can't wait to read more of your work.
Nov 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
goodness gracious this book ... Will and Chloe have a beautiful love story until it all goes wrong and when it goes bad it goes horrible... years later they see each other again and its like they were never apart but so many years changes people even when you don't think it has!!!
Bubbles The Book Pimp
Oct 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, 2017, to-sort
Debut book and first read by this author.

This is the story of Will and everything can change in a second, ...leaving massive implications in your life.
Talk about an emotional rollercoaster of a story.... and a definate WTH!! Not your typical romance and not what I was expecting but defiantly a page turner....I wanted to like will but I just couldn't...

Looking forward to more from this new author.
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Nov 26, 2016 rated it really liked it


I am left sitting here, stunned. I surely didn't think THAT would happen. How in the world? Ummm....well, OK then. I kinda don't really know what to say right now. I'm gonna try my best, but I think this might be one of the hardest reviews I have ever written.

I couldn't understand for the life of me, why Chloe loved Will so much, but couldn't be with him. Once it all came to light, I instantly hated him. What he did is one thing I don't like, nor will I ever. Then more of th
Andrea Jacobsen
Nov 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Chloe and Will fell in love at first sight. Will is ten years older but that doesn't matter to them. They had everything a couple could want. They were deeply in love, engaged to be married, and talking about starting a family. Chloe has her world shaken by her parents and in her sadness she makes a mistake. Will says he forgives her and doesn't want to talk about it anymore and they move on but they don't. The night of their engagement party everything changes and their lives are changed foreve ...more
Le Ann Foster
Nov 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
**Reviewed for Hooked On Books and CherryOBlossoms Promotions**

I gave this book 4.5 stars!

I devoured this book in no time at all. I really couldn't put it down. Maci pulled me in and didn't let me go and I can tell you I wanted so much more after reading this book. I can't decide if how it ended was good or bad because I have so many mixed emotions over this book. Will and Chloe story takes place over a span of 10 years and if the top of the chapters didn't tell us that then it might have been h
Rebecca Austin
Nov 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
10 years ago Will and Chloe were happy when in an instant everything changed and Will was gone. Chloe has been left wondering why and has had to pick up the pieces to move on. Will has moved on but yet he has never forgotten that night or moved past it and it haunts him.

With one phone call all that is about to change but will it bring them the closure they need or will it sets their lives back and cause more problems for their future?

I liked this book but I must admit that I was both happy and m
Nov 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
“How does one start a conversation with an ex they’ve not spoken to or laid eyes on for ten years?”

Chloe and Will were madly in love since they first met, but something happened for them to split apart. Since then 10 years have pass, and Will still wonders what could have happened. He is forced to make a decision, either go talk to Chloe and finish things or forget about his future. With nothing but fear holding him back he makes the call to Chloe.

Chloe has been through hell and finally is enjoy
Robyn Corcoran
Nov 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Being the first book from a new author you never know just what to expect, all I can reply is:- bring on book two!
Chloe and Will are like two peas in a pod, entwined in their love-until they aren't!
Being ten years apart in age the level of communication is slightly more balanced in Will's way, Chloe has a sassy side but is vulnerable too and the lack of communication becomes a nightmare!
This is not a traditional happy ever after story, even though there is a HEA! This plus the balance of emotio
Nov 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
The first love is always one you remember especially for Chloe. As we explore with Chloe and Will the emotional ups and downs of their present thru visits to their past. An emotional retelling of what was a beautiful relationship as the revelations flow. A complex emotional story that explores the emotions, damage, betrayal, fear, jealousy and possessiveness that ruled their time together.

A sad and emotionally twisted tale of love well written and delivered with tenderness. I loved the characte
Nov 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

goodness gracious this book ... Will and Chloe have a beautiful love story until it all goes wrong and when it goes bad it goes horrible... years later they see each other again and its like they were never apart but so many years changes people even when you don't think it has!!!
Oct 01, 2017 rated it liked it
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Carla's Three Star Review

Fail to Fight is book one in the Lessons in Love series, and it is Will and Chloe's story,

Will and Chloe had that once in a lifetime love. They thought their love was indestructible. Until the day it all went terribly wrong.

Fast forward ten years.

Will and Chloe haven't had any contact since that fateful day. They each went through some pretty dark times, but they have finally moved on, or have they? These tw
T.R. Cupak
Nov 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotica
Wow! What can I say about Maci Dillon's debut novella? First, I tip my hat to the woman who would tease her blog followers with pieces of stories, leaving us wanting more. It was proof the woman has talent to write; and write she did.

I will say that when I began reading Will and Chloe's story I definitely wasn't expecting the story I read. I purposely avoided anything about Fail to Fight (I.e., teasers, book blurb, etc.) because I wanted to experience the book with zero knowledge of what I was
Kathy Wideman
Nov 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a fantastic quick read. Chloe thought she found the love of her life at just 16; Will felt the same way about Chloe. They had a great whirlwind relationship. They couldn’t get enough of each other sexually. Chloe had her insecurities just like everything else. She was young and allowed those insecurities take hold for just a moment but that was all it took to start the decline in their relationship. Will had a temper and did something he never thought he would ever do and to this day can ...more
I was honored to receive an advanced copy of Fail to Fight for an honest review I read it in one day so sweet, honest, heart wrenching and very truthful. For a Debut book I am speechless can't wait for more.

Can two people survive come back and get closure on a tragedy that happened a decade ago, follow Will and Chole see what happened to tear the couple apart and will they ever see each other again, truly beautiful, heart wrenching story of a love that should still be but isn't such a powerful m
Nov 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Maci Dillon’s debut introduces us to Will and Chloe. It has been 10 years since they last saw each other, after a horrific incident at their engagement party saw them going their separate ways.

When Chloe agrees to meet up with Will, with both parties hoping to get some long needed closure, we get shown what happened in their past through a series of flashback/memories from them both. It was really quite sad how everything happened between these two.

Not giving anything else away, the night of t
Judy Miracle
Nov 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
HOLY HELL!! This book gutted me from the very beginning. Fail to Fight is Maci Dillon's Debut novel and she will take you on an emotional roller coaster and leave you wanting more of Chloe's story. For being a novella Maci did an amazing job of giving you the history between Chloe and Will and giving it that feel of a full length book.

Chloe and Will have a love that is all encompassing. But their love is one that you must experience and loose in order to find your HEA. Life is not easy nor is i
A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
This story has just stunned me. I have fallen in love with the passion and heartbreaking words on the pages. My heart was pounding as I felt the epic love between Will and Chloe. Their emotions were my emotions.
There is nothing predictable in here. Just amazing and I can't wait to find out more about Chloe. Definitely ANOTHER author I am adding to my list of favourites.

Will falls for Chloe the minute he sets eyes on her. The passion between them is palpable. Will does something unforgiv
Nov 24, 2016 rated it liked it
Straight cut case of 50/50 for me.
This is a wonderfully well written, quick, easy read. There are some good ideas here, some touchy, breath catching moments, shocking revolutions. Then there's the light hearted banter, the sex and the 3 main players and personalities, are a real draw. I am especially looking forward to seeing more of what's to come in the future for 2 of them!

Now for the not so good. There are things that happen that just don't sit straight. Things left unsaid (lots of things if
Oct 15, 2017 rated it liked it
I had higher hopes for this book after reading the blurb. I struggled with a few parts of the book: the age difference, mostly because of how fast their relationship moved even though she was so young; the fact that almost half the book is the past (I would have liked to have seen more of the present but with the way it ended, I guess we needed the backstory more so than the present); and the fact of why and how Will left Chloe ten years ago. It just didn't seem to fit with his initial personali ...more
Shauna Stevenson
Oct 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book turned me in so many directions. You think one thing is going to happen, then Bam!, it’s something completely different than what you expected.

Chloe and Will fell fast and hard for each other. Their connection was instant and explosive. They had a once in a lifetime love until one incident changed it all.

Ten years later, even after no contact they are still in love with each other. They have somewhat moved on with their lives, but are still mired in the ‘what if’ of not having closure
Paula D
Nov 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Such a emotional read Chloe and Will perfect lovers until one night and it changes there life forever both made mistakes and have been having it eat at there lives for 10 years. Will they both get the closure they need? Chloe wow she's so strong and I just wanted to hug her seeing all she went threw. Will ,one minute I liked him the next I didn't and Amanda I don't know how I feel about her I kinda wish she went away. This a book that will make you take deep breaths and have you feel there emoti ...more
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Maci Dillon is a self-confessed lover of chocolate, wine and mummy porn. A mother of three sporty children, Maci fits in writing between her family and full-time  Marketing & PA business. Maci is a daydreamer who loves writing short, erotic scenes and loves reading M/M, ménage and sports romance. A true minx at heart, in her spare time you'll often find her by the beach with a cocktail in hand. ...more

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