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Show Me the Way

(Fight for Me #1)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  12,688 ratings  ·  1,467 reviews
The first sexy, captivating, stand-alone novel in the brand-new FIGHT FOR ME series from NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author A.L. Jackson . . .

Rex Gunner.
As bitter as he is beautiful.
The owner of the largest construction company in Gingham Lakes has been burned one too many times.

His wife leaving him to raise their daughter was the last blow this single dad could take.
Paperback, 1st Edition, 356 pages
Published September 6th 2017 by A.L. Jackson Books
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Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾

You make me feel like every chance is one worth taking. Like you’re leading me out of the darkness that’s ruled my life. When I close my eyes, who I see is you. Show me the way, Rynna. Show me the way out of it. Fuck. Please, show me the way.”

Can someone please tell me why I've gone this long without reading another AL Jackson book? Because I'm seriously disappointed it myself. This book reminded me all the reasons that made me fall in love with this author's words and made me
Beneath The Covers Blog
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, kelly, 2017-reads
The phenomenally talented A.L. Jackson once again delivers an emotionally charged page-turner that completely wrecked me!

Her unique writing style and remarkable ability at story telling is above reproach. A flawless story filled with damaged and imperfect characters, Show Me the Way captivates readers with intensity, longing, anguish, and an unspoken motivation that defies all odds.

I have not been able to think of anything else since I've finished this book. The story is raw. It's unwavering. A
A.L. Jackson
Aug 17, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: one-of-mine
Show Me the Way is now live!!!!

"This book is absolutely perfect.” - Corinne Michaels, New York Times Bestselling Author





The first stand-alone novel in the brand-new FIGHT FOR ME SERIES!


This book was everything. I want to erase it from my mind and read it again.
So angsty and beautiful!” Christina, Recommended Reads

“I just finished Show Me the Way...truly the best book I think I ever read!” – Kelli Jo Wright – Once Upon a Book Blog
Apr 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
This Is Vintage A. L. Jackson

What would you do if a man who ignites your body on fire, constantly scowled at you with sheer anger in his eyes, slams a door in your face, and bolts at your mere touch? Give up? Or pull up your big girl panties and boldly go back and stand your ground?

These flawed, scarred characters and their push/pull relationship pulled me in right from the jump and had me burning through the pages.

I fell in love with Rex. He is the brooding, extremely sexy, alpha male type. He
Megan✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

“All moments matter. We just rarely know how important they are until the chance to act on them has already passed.”

I have not read an A.L. Jackson book in what feels like a lifetime and right now I am kicking myself because this woman can serious write. This story had all the ingredients of a great romance for me; a hot tortured hero who is good with his hands, a strong heroine who can be feisty at times, a bit of angst, a pinch of intrigue and some seriously hot and steamy sexy tim
 Leo (Queen of the Rants and Spoilers)
First of all he's an asshole and she's a weak heroine.

The fact that he forgot to mention to the heroine that (view spoiler)

And what about this? Does that means what I think it means? I think so and since it wasn't comfirmed if he did or didn’t so I'll take it how I read it. He also let the wif
Feb 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
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I can't believe I let this sit on my Kindle for so long! I adored this story and these characters were both so broken that it made it extra special when we got to see them help each other heal. Definitely a recommend!
Corinne Michaels
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Rex is mine. No seriously … MINE. Corinne and Rex are perfection together.

^^^ and I have a screenshot where she confirms this.

AL Jackson’s poetic words, complex characters, emotional storyline, and off the charts chemistry made Show Me the Way one of my favorite reads of 2017. This book is absolutely perfect.

Aug 27, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook
3 Stars

As much I loved the audiobook, I really struggled with the story itself. I know when I read a book, it’s not real life, and I try to remember that to gauge my reaction🙄. But this story had a few of my pet peeves.
• It annoys the heck out of me when the h/H pushes the other away because they are stuck in their past. He/She feels they are messed up and can’t be fixed
• Lack of communication between h/H that lead to the big uh-oh moment. Really?

On the plus side, I did like the heroine, Rynnna
Sigh ... Show Me The Way really didn't work for me. I used to love ALJ's writing and inhaled all her earlier works, this one not so much. I went in expecting the heart-clutching angst that her earlier books had, here the angst got lost in all the relentless martyrdom and inner monologue going around in circles. He's a martyr extrordinaire, she's a doormat/martyr which was just plain overload.

There were secrets that they kept from each other .... ergo miscommunication. I get that, but what I stru
Oct 08, 2021 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2021-reads
After what it felt like the millionth time he was such a rude bitch (can we say that?) asshole to her when they haven’t even been introduced to each other, I had to drop this ☠️

Girl, just take the sassy, energetic, beautiful child and run away from him, you’re making her a favor anyway.

Boy, nope, your mam could fight for you thankyouverymuch, I would be running the other way if it was up to me.

And NO, no wet panties for someone who is growling, frowning and saying mean things to someone who he
 Sonya ♕Chatterbooks book blog♕

“All moments matter. We just rarely know how important they are until the chance to act on them has already passed.

Talk about all of the feels!! This was the story of Two broken people who were destined to be together, crossing paths in the most unlikely devastating moment and neither of them ever knew it. Two broken people who found it hard to love and trust someone else, become an anchor of hope and new beginnings for each other. This, was a story of finding love a second time around a
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: re-reads
First rating 5🌟
Re-read rating 2🌟

I accidentally came across this book on my feed and i remembered that i really liked this series and also it was one of my first romance books that i've read but didn't remember it sm so i was like why not re-read it bc i can't seem to find any book that i like atm. And omg, this is why i should stop re-reading books from years ago bc i barely even finished it and still can't believe that i gave this 5 stars, what was i thinking idk🤦‍♀️😐 i'm embarrassed.
The H is
Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•
Amy writes such incredibly emotional stories and this one definitely hit me in the gut and heart early on. This is a story about two people who have very different lives and back stories but it seems that fate has played a part in drawing them into each other’s present day.

Rex Gunner is a single father to his gorgeous wee daughter, Frankie. His wife left him when Frankie could barely walk and after having his heart broken one too many times he has shut himself off emotionally to everyone else. H

Nothing says you are the love of my life like letting the evil, EVIL wife that abandoned you and your little girl AND RAN OVER YOUR DOG stay in your bed while you sleep on the couch. Jackass. Guess which bothers me the most?

Plus what a doormat. Growing up is good for a couple of things and one of those should be standing up to the Bitch from Hell Mean Girl that tortured you.

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Jan 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
4.5/5 stars!

This was a breathtakingly beautiful love story. It had all the feels! It had a pretty good amount of angst as well.

Rex was broody and cynical. He was abrasive and his world centered on only one special someone.. His sweet little girl, Frankie Leigh. That little spitfire STOLE THE SHOW! Or, well book in this case. I just adored her!

Rynna ends up coming back to her hometown after many years. She vowed to leave and never return after something happened to her in high school. She doesn'
Jx PinkLady Reviews ♡ bookwormthoughts
'Show Me the Way,' is the first STANDALONE novel in the brand-new FIGHT FOR ME series by A. L. Jackson. Sexy, romantic and sweet this story is sure to lure in fans romance novels and emotional stories.

Rex Gunner and Rynna Dayne are the protagonists at the heart of this love story; a swoon-worthy single dad and a sweet girl who ran away to escape her past. They both eloquently show their vulnerabilities and I found I warmed to them both very early on. Their chemistry is palpable and led to some
Lea ★
ARC kindly provided by author.

I said it a thousand times before, but I feel like I have to say it again... A.L. Jackons is one talented writer! I just love her! She is an amazing storyteller and this was an amazing emotional journey from the beginning to the end. I was hooked from the very beginning. Her writing style is simply put, a poetry. Her words are powerful and they just flow. Pure perfection. Since I am a sucker for second chance love stories, I absolutely loved her characters and the p
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review


Show Me The Way by AL Jackson is an utterly raw, gripping, and emotional love story that was brimming with so much beauty, passion, and healing. Jackson takes reign as she enchants her readers with her stunning magnetic prose. This book was an emotional experience that consumes you to the core. Right away, Jackson made you fall in love with her characters: Rynna Dayne,Rex Gunner and his daughter, Frankie. Readers were able to feel for the ch
Anne OK
Oct 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-reads
A strong start to a new series by A. L. Jackson. Characters battered and scarred by their pasts. Friendships that have stood the test of time. And a little girl in a pink tutu who'll steal your heart and a missing wife I could see coming from a mile away -- and I despised her before she even arrived on the page. It still didn't take away from enjoyment of this storyline.

Jackson leaves readers with a big mystery yet to be solved. Those answers may await the third book, although I'm hoping not. N
Jul 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
All moments matter. We just rarely know how important they are until the chance to act on them has already passed.

“Someday you’ll understand what I’m talkin’ about. Someday you’ll know what it’s like to be in love . . . You know you’re in love when their happiness counts more than yours. The key is your happiness meaning most to them, too. Put those two together? That’s magic, Rynna. That’s what real love is. It’s two people giving all they have.”
**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**


"All moments matter. We just rarely know how important they are until the chance to act on them has already passed."

The blurb of this book summarizes this book perfectly, so I am not going further into the plot. Show Me the Way is about two broken characters, Rex and Rynna, who have been burned in the past and have a hard time trusting people, especially Rex does not want to open up and trust new women. Fortunately, Rynna was more open and went ou
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5, Fight for Me, Stars!!

“She was the kind of woman who could make a grown man stumble on his feet. Stunning. Gorgeous. Too sexy for her own damned good. Or maybe mine”

“All moments matter. We just rarely know how important they are until the chance to act on them has already passed.”

“In my experience, joy is a choice. Life is rough. Don’t expect it not to be. But if aren’t laughin’, we’re crying. Choose to laugh. Choose what brings you joy. And when you choose you path, it may not always be the e
4 Rex and Rynna (and Frankie Leigh) Stars

Rex Gunner is left reeling when his wife leaves him inexplicably. He becomes a single dad to Frankie Leigh (who has to be one of the funniest and loveliest child characters I have read) and he exists with his daughter, friends and job for company.

Rynna grew up in the small town with her Granny but a traumatic event on her 18th birthday sent her running to anywhere but Gingham Lakes. Eleven years later she returns to the place she swore she would never go
May 24, 2018 rated it did not like it
Listening to the audiobook, I almost can not finish this book. Its really really bad.

The story, the plot, the hero, the heroine and all of other supporting characters. Frankie Lee the suppose to be cute kid, just suddenly disappear in the middle of the story. What a pity. The what is going on with the Rinna?

She was just sexually assaulted, but then next second hot and ready for Rex? And Rex!! This man is lost character. He only shows up as knight in shinning armour. But then he is acting hard
Tia Louise
Sep 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lyrical and beautiful, heartbreaking, and so so sexy. This is classic Jackson. One of my favorite books of the year.

Two broken souls slowly find their way to healing in each other. Rex is smoldering and determined not to let Rynne in his heart, but his adorable little girl Frankie Leigh is just as determined to make friends. Rynne is kind but mysterious. I shed a few tears along the way... Throw in some delicious cherry pie, and it's a recipe for a Five Star Read you'll savor.

Okay, I couldn't re
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Feb 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paperback, own, audio-own, ae
Holy smokes

That went from 0 to 1,000 in no time!! This is my fir A.L. Jackson book, so I really didn't know what to expect. And I'll be honest, I wasn't really all that impress the first half. I mean, it was ok, but nothing special. But holy hell, that last half!?! So fast paced, so enthralling, so UNBELIEVABLE! Damn. I can't wait to read the rest of this series! The underlying connection with these characters is so heart wrenching, but I. Just. Need. MORE!
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, 2017-books
I'm sitting here with tears rolling down my cheeks having read a book that is beyond touching, beyond sexy and most importantly, beyond beautiful. And once again, I am completely overwhelmed with emotion by the words AL Jackson so meticulously creates. Show Me The Way crafts the exquisite blend of two souls, once thought too broken to mend. Both Rex and Rynna have had their share of heartache, of shame, of betrayal. But somehow, that small flicker of hope that deep within their hearts is despera ...more
Jac K
Re-Read Dec 2020

I’m a smidge torn on this. I enjoyed parts of it, and hated others. It does have great audio that used to be part of audible escapes. It’s one of those reads that sucked me in enough to finish, but I won’t remember it. I literally had to just dbl check the character names. Told in dual Pov's.

Rex has buckets of baggage. He’s estranged from his baby momma, and still hung up on his childhood sweetheart that went missing many years earlier. He’s the typical broody H we see in these “
Katy Loves Romance ❤️
Don’t ever forget, if you aren’t laughing, you’re crying. Now, which would you rather be doin’?”

I don’t even know where to start with this book but AL JACKSON pulled out all stops for this read, it is a truly beautiful book..

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This read is about a broken hero and a broken heroine that are twisted up from both their pasts but find a way together no less. Rex is an Asshole to begin with, with no way of opening his heart to anyone ever again. He knows pain in tenfold so has shut that emotion
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A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.

Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, BLEEDING STARS, FIGHT FOR ME, CONFESSIONS OF THE HEART, FALLING STARS, and REDEMPTION HILLS novels. Keep an eye out for her upcoming second-cha

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