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The Fighter

(Men Of The North #9)

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I’ve lived half of my life on each side of the border.
I know what greatness women are capable of and how amazing men can be.
For those Nmen who think I can’t be a police officer because I’m a “fragile female,” I have only one thing to say; watch me!


Raven is a force of nature who won’t take no for an answer. She uses her humor and feistiness to blaze through every
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Published June 18th 2019 by Tantor Audio (first published February 12th 2019)
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Ezinwanyi
I have always loved Raven. She always stood our and as she branded herself, a pioneer. I am glad that Christina and Boulder adopted her because I don't know any other Nmen who would have nurtured Raven's rebellious spirit. I don't even consider Raven rebellious, she is just someone who doesn't accept status quo. She bucks societal norms and she doesn't like to be told she weak or lacking.

Raven's acceptance into the law enforcement training academy was bound to make waves, but the change was more
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George
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes reading alternate worlds
Recommended to George by: Following the author
The Fighter, by Elin Peer.
Raven Boulder is the quintessential independent woman. She is fearless, brave, rebellious, humorous, loving and intelligent. She is also strong and obstinate and no one, NO ONE, not even those she loves, is going to keep her from realizing her dream.

And her dream is to be the first woman police officer in the male-dominated society of the Northlands. Right from the time she was a teenager to her present age of 21 in the novel, she has forged relentlessly toward her
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Elodie
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One more hit with this ninth installment in the North men series.
It was full of so many things, like the insight done about Khan and Magni’s family past which was heartbreaking, plus the events occurring during Raven’s investigation were painful, but Mrs Peer was able as usual to mix hurtful times with witty and sweet ones.
While in The Dancer, the pain and hurt exchanges were between Willow and Solo, and it was only between them, with no influence outside them; here we get a new light from the
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Marianne W
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finished "The Fighter" and like the other 8 books in this awesome series Raven, Leo and the other persons got under my skin.
The story of Raven and about how she struggles to become the first female police assistant and her fight against her male colleagues and her audacity to Leo her boss. Her investigation of Dina's death and what it causes for the people in the book makes it difficult to put away.
As I have written before, I can only recommend the series.


Tam
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In this 9th book of the Men of the North series, Peer showcases her abundance of talent by blending the elements of romance in a futuristic world with thrilling, nail-biting suspense in a multi-layered, captivating story line that keeps your brain guessing and your heart fluttering.

This was absolutely my favorite book of the series, hands down!!! I loved Raven's determination and independent spirit. I adored Leo's quiet strength and protective nature. And, their first, smolderingly-hot, intimate
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Jenn
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nailed it.

Wow, there was so much going on in this story! Never mind the love story between a very strong minded independent woman looking to break into a ‘mans world’, but murder, political unrest and huge blows to the ruling family. I was really disappointed in the last book, but this ramped up my interest again. In every story there’s a little bit that trickles in to the next and as we head into book 10 (!) both the northlands and motherlands have been fundamentally changed. But there are
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Samone Chapman
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What can I say another great love story from Elin Peer. This time her main characters are Raven and Leo, both are fierce fighters that are stubborn as the day is long. Raven has her mind set on proving she is just as capable as a Nman to be protector. Now add the fact Leo is task to protect her. This is where the fun begins because they are attracted to each other and no one wants to admit it. Add in a mysterious case that leads them on a journey of realization that they complete one another and ...more
Jenna Rai
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a fantastic book. Elin Peer never disappoints. The depth of her characters never ceases to amaze me. I love the feisty characteristic in this book. I laughed, I got embarrassed for the characters, and I loved every minute of it. I look forward to all of Elin's books. It always saddens me when one of her series is about to end. On the up side.... There is still one more book to look forward to in this series.
Fran
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The story of Raven in The Fighter made me laugh and cry both. I loved it! The ending is so satisfying because .....oops, I almost gave it away, lol.
The stories remind the reader that a world is only complete when it has both men and women in it. We need balance and we also need....spark.
The Men of the North is my favorite series. It's the only romance that my husband demands I read to him, especially when he hears me laugh out loud.
Darcy
Aug 04, 2019 rated it liked it
The romance between Raven and Leo was just so so for me. It drove me nuts how Leo didn't want to want Raven. What I found more interesting the case that Raven worked, the death of Khan and Magney's sister, some 30 years before. The things that Raven found out along the way were shocking, but what Raven learned at the very end was just sad for the whole family. The changes that are on the horizon will be interesting.
Nicki White
May 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
While I wasn't entirely pleased with the story line *Cough* Mangi ( because I'm a fan of his), it was thought out and well played. Offering the perfect amount of shock value to throw you off while reminding us that Peer is capable of throwing anything at us. So don't get too Comfortable. I wish I could say more but I fear if I keep going I will spill the beans on this remarkable read.
Julie McCleary
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was so excited when I heard there was going to be another Men of the North Book and believe me Elin did not disappoint. I practically devoured this book in one go. I must admit this book has been my favourite so far. This is Raven and Leo's. Elin has compared to all the books has given us alot in this story. I love Ravens character she is type of woman I would like to be head strong, of course beautiful, determined and so much more. She is the first female to be trained to become a police ...more
Andrie
I can't believe this series is coming to an end soon. This is the second to last book of Men of the Nort and I cannot accept the fact that there will be no more Nmen after the 10th book. This is one of my most favourite series and not only because of the romance aspect but the whole storyline is amazing.
To whoever is on the fence on starting this series do your self a favour and start it NOW.

This is a kind of a stand-alone. It can totally be read on its own but in order to get the whole
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Teri
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Changes for Nmen have been numerous with the opening of the border and Pearl's influence. That is very evident with Raven and her joining the police department as the first woman officer.A dream come true for her but it is definitely not an easy battle by any means. Her skill and cunning personality will take her far, doesn't hurt that she's been trained by the best. Leo doesn't want this duty. How can he work with her when all he does is dream of more. Well you know Raven isn't the sit back and ...more
Kat Hall
Feb 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The bigger they come, the harder they fall. Raven was born in the Motherlands but came to The Northlands when she was a young girl. She was adopted by a prominent family (the mother being from the Motlands.

In the Motlands, women can do anything. In the Northlands, men protect the women and they are not allowed to be police officers, doctors, etc. Raven was determined to be the first female police officer. Not if the men could stop her. Many men helped to train her, including Leo, her supervisor.
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Caris
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I need fight training!

Yeah, I'm a badass, or at least I feel like one after reading this book!
We already know Raven is a transplant from the Motherlands. We already know Leo is her boss. What we don't know is the struggle she has to make it this far in a male dominated society. The parallels we see from her fictional trials set in the future and our own nonfictional past are extremely uncomfortable. I had no idea that a fictional romance novels could display such realism. I hate to say it but I
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Wendi Roach
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yeah, I’m a badass, at least after reading this book! We already know Raven is a transplant from the Motherlands who wants to become the first policewoman in he Northlands. We already know that Leo is her boss, or “mentor”. What we don’t know is the struggle she goes through to make it this far in a man dominated society. The parallels that we get from her fictional trials and our own non fictional past are extremely uncomfortable. I had no idea that a post apocalyptic society would display such ...more
Ruby Tuesday
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the book were been waiting for! Raven is breaking barriers and showing thoes Nmen how strong women can be.

Raven is following her dream to be the 1st female police officer in the northlands. Things aren't going her way no one wants her to succeed and when she finally makes it through training she's shoved in the basement with dust and the unsloved cases. Leo has been tasked to make sure nothing happens to her and she makes his life more then difficult. While helping her solve the mystery
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Gaynor Jones
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A woman on a mission to become the first woman police officer in this male dominated land and the man who has feelings for her but is torn between what she wants and orders from his leader.
Strong characters that ignite passions of many kinds in each other that inspire growth in them both! Leo's feelings get deeper the more he gets to know Raven and the more he admires her, there is just that pesky "touch a woman and you die rule"......

Determined to be her own woman Raven opens up a cold case
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Amy
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
From the moment I read book one of the Men of the North series, I was hooked. The entire series is filled with the things that make truly great romance stories: drama, suspense, romance, and enough humor to keep you from feeling too overwhelmed. After reading the first 8 stories, I couldn't wait to dive into The Fighter. Raven and Leo's story is just as captivating as the others in the series. I loved that I got to learn a little more about Raven, who has been present in some form or another in ...more
Wendy Douglas
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Raven was a strong woman pitted against an equally strong man in Leo. He was at somewhat of a disadvantage because, as an Nman, his approach to women was directly opposite of what Raven was willing to tolerate. She was headstrong and willful, to her own disadvantage at times, and in the long run, it created some serious issues that remain unresolved at the book's conclusion.

The connection between Raven and Leo was slow to come in the opening chapters of the book. Fortunately, some very
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Judy
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Okay, this is the hardest book I have ever written a review for. I love this whole series. They are well written and definitely keep your interest. Each book is complete with no cliff hangers. Except for this one. It does leave you on edge about a couple of characters. I know the final book will answer all my questions but the wait----
Raven is one very strong young lady who wants to become the first police women in the Northlands. She not only has a tough fight towards that goal but she has
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Donna
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an amazing ninth addition to the Men of the North series! Having read all of them so far over a period of time, the only suggestion I would make is to jog my memory by making a list of characters with their descriptions at the beginning of the book (if too late for this one, maybe add to Book #10!)
This book was about Raven (who was trying to become the first female police officer in the male-dominated world of men in the North). Her mentor in her training is Leo, and he is very attracted to
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Sally C
Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Raven is strong, funny and an exceptional fighter trained by the best and she is determined to be a pioneer by being the first female police officer in the male dominated Northlands. But she is having a hard time being accepted and Leo, her mentor and boss, is doing everything to keep her safe and doing menial work, until a cold case comes across her desk and she is determined to proof she can be a police officer by solving this case. In the course of trying to solve this case, Raven discovers ...more
Terry Sasada
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It would be great if the other books in the series were read before The Fighter, saying that this book had me glued. Once I started it hated to put it down. The series is exciting, fun, crazy, and a future you get pulled in to. Raven is ready to prove herself in the north like no woman has ever done. To take a position in the police force which is all men seems impossible, but you do not know Raven. She is a beautiful, strong, and an independent woman. Her boss Leo is not only her boss, he was ...more
Amy
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am trying so hard not to be angry with Elin Peer for this book. It is a wonderfully written book, but oh so emotional. This is book 9 of 10 and at one point during reading an especially emotional chapter I had to put my kindle down and discuss it with my sister...my sister who has not read this series and so before I could share this extremely upsetting information, I had to bring her up to speed with the series. Then she understood my tears. It's been over a week since I finished reading the ...more
Lisa H
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Raven is a fighter, a true pioneer, always moving forward.
She's adventurous and over comes all obstacles by being smart, determined.
She's dauntless.
As the first female police officer in the North, she has been facing an uphill battle no one wanted her to win or believed she could. Now, as an officer, she's regulated to the filing basement, until a past death and mystery catches her attention.

Leo Da Vinci has had a jones for Raven since he met her a year ago, but settled on pursuing Mila, who is
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Nancy Pendleton
Feb 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great story but heart wrenching

I love The Men of the North series, but I was very disappointed in this story’s outcome for one major character in the series. Out of respect for those who have not read it, I won’t ruin the book by disclosing details. But for those who know these characters, brace yourself. That being said, the story line moves along at a good pace. I was immersed in the investigation and I could not put the book down as I kept reading trying to get to the end of the mystery.
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Rhonda Hicks
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am voluntarily reviewing an advanced readers copy of this book. If you've been following "Men of the North", then you know who Raven and Leo are. We've known Raven almost her entire life. Leo as well. While the rest of us have read and mentally watched from the side lines, these two would be perfect together if they didn't get on each other's nerves so bad. Elin Peer has a unique way of telling a story that keeps her readers mesmerized and thrilled. Her characters are always relatable to the ...more
Diana
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Support bacteria, its the only culture they have

Raven is a fighter and a protector of what is to become of all women. Raven has a can do attitude which can be both beneficial and detrimental to her well being. She is setting an example by becoming the first female police officer of The Northlands which will not be an easy feat. She fights her way through anything including what is developing between herself and Leo Da Vinci, her supervisor. Raven is an inquisitive female and while working in the
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