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At fifteen, Jamie Murphy finds herself broken and alone, convinced she doesn't need anyone.
Until she does.

Bear is the boy behind the fence, the one who was there for her when no one else was.
Until he's not.

Left with nothing, Jamie joins the army hoping it will give her purpose. The last thing she expects is the best friend from her past to reappear in the dusty plains of
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Kindle Edition, 480 pages
Published September 10th 2019
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This book right here was one of my most highly anticipated reads of the year/the century/ to say I'm a fan of military reads is an understatement, they just seem to hit right in the heart, and this book was no different!!
As soon as I started this I was hooked, couldn't put it down, loved the journey the author set me on, raw, real, and riveting, I didn't want it to end!!
Wendy
4,5

I absolutely love Kate McCarthy's books. Her, "Give Me" series, is one of my favorites and I re-read those books all the time...especially Casey's book ;) I also really enjoyed reading "Fighting Redemption" so, me reading this one was an absolute no brainer. 



If you haven't read the previous book, you can still read this one as a stand-alone, but I assure you that you are missing out, by skipping it :P

Now, I will keep my review as spoiler-free as I can, as not to ruin it for anyone. 

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Kate McCarthy
May 23, 2019 is currently reading it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
She was my best friend when we were younger, until I left her behind for the Army. I never expected to see her years later in the middle of a brutal war, combat uniform on, bruised and defiant. And I never expected her to be familiar with one of the 'brothers' in my team, their connection undeniable. She was never meant to be mine, but turns out I'm a selfish bastard.

Anger, pain, betrayal, trust, love and war --> preorder now!



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Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
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‘…the problem with shooting stars is that they burn too quick. Too bright. Too fast. And far, far too hard.’

Fighting Absolution by Kate McCarthy gave us chills. It was sheer perfection and the ultimate book love experience. Stunningly written and incredibly realistic, this story drew every single emotion out of us. Our hearts felt everything this brilliant Author clearly intended for us to feel. We loved Fighting Redemption and were surprised that it was possible to love Fight
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Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Aug 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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SPOILER-FREE REVIEW

‘…the problem with shooting stars is that they burn too quick. Too bright. Too fast. And far, far too hard.’

Fighting Absolution by Kate McCarthy gave us chills. It was sheer perfection and the ultimate book love experience. Stunningly written and incredibly realistic, this story drew every single emotion out of us. Our hearts felt everything this brilliant Author clearly intended for us to feel. We loved Fighting Redemption and were surprised that it was possible to love Fight
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Elle's Book Blog
Release Date: September 10, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Fighting Absolution is a POWERHOUSE of a novel. Kate McCarthy carefully crafted a book that not only touches her readers hearts, but stays with them long after they read it. This is the type of book that makes readers feel as if they are living within the story and walking side by side with the characters. Not only that, this book dives deep into the emotions. Readers can feel the tugging of the heartstrings as the characters explore
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Bibliomedico
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This is an Incredibly Heartbreaking , Life changing , well written and bewildering Book.

It was difficult to read as the main characters work in the Military . Some events , the past of the main charactars and the traumas it described were really hard , sad and heart wrenching . But at the same time , important to read and know about . I don’t know how much of the events were realistic , as I haven’t read about this topic before
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Mary - Books and Moods
This book was without a shadow of a doubt an emotional ride.

Since the beginning I knew it was going to be an epic story, for starters I’m a sucker for military romance…duh. And second, I have read other books of Kate before and have loved them all.

I went into this book completely blind, I didn’t read the blurb or Fighting Redemption (now that I know Ryan and Fin I’m definitely going to read it). You will FEEL this story with your whole heart, It's crazy angsty and so emotionally charged that it
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AJ
“Home is wherever you are.”

6 stars!!


Wow, what a read! What an amazing, emotional, incredible, beautiful read! A military-themed friends-to-lovers love story that is surprising, unexpected, unique and absolutely epic! I was completely captivated from start to finish and I loved every moment of it. Definitely a fave for 2019.

First up, be aware that this book ties in with McCarthy’s incredible Fighting Redemption. You can read this one as a standalone and don’t have to have read that book first, bu
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Shel
Sep 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Court: I have spent life waxing poetic with how much I love Kate McCarthy, her writing, her characters and just everything this woman does...and I legit thought I had reached just about the top the bar that she set for me in which I could love her. I was wrong. This book absolutely slayed me...in the best way possible. I honestly thought that Fighting Redemption could not be topped, because it was an epic tale of love, loss and ahem, redemption. This book however, really delved deep into what we ...more
Vanessa (nessreads)
6 “Little Warrior” Stars

My heart is so full right now. I just finished reading one of my top favorite reads of this year! Hook, line, and sinker I was captivated from the start. This story grabbed me and didn’t for one second let me go until I reached the end. I was overwhelmed by the amount of emotions this story poured out of me. On more than one occasion there were bouts here and there where I was so deeply struck to the core with feelings I found myself shedding tears. This story punched me
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✰  BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
ARC received from author for an honest review

Once upon a time, a blogger read a book called Fighting Redemption by Kate McCarthy, and said "this is the best book I have ever read" and told everyone that would listen that they must read it.

Blogger said that no book could come close to this one in her esteem.

Then Kate McCarthy produces a follow up book called Fighting Absolution, and blogger needs to eat her words.

Fighting Absolution is right along side Redemption with the best books she has ever
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Shasta Hope
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMGOODNESS!!! What the heck is going on with my emotions? Kate McCarthy did some sweet damage to my sweet sweet heart. This book had me tied up in nots. Literally. I couldn't put it down but I ended up taking more breaks then usual because HONESTLY I didn't want the story to END. The amount of tears I shed could have helped a small country. The Amazing skill and grace that was sgown through every word on every page is a true testament to Kate and her crazy talent. I realize that she had a lot if ...more
Escape into a Booksite
Aug 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
*5 Stars*

ARC kindly received in exchange for an honest review.

This was my first Kate McCarthy book, and I have absolutely no idea how or why it took me so long to discover this author and her books. This story, it immediately captivated me with its characters. Told mostly from Jamie's POV, shes the surly, standoff-ish teen who won't let anyone in. That is, until the pushy, won't give up boy on the other side of the fence, Bear comes along and worms his way into her heart and tells her to make
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Zilpha Owens
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Little Warrior & Bear Stars

Fighting Absolution was an incredible read. There are so many positive things that could be said about it. The story is engaging and the characters are perfectly written. But the most important, for me, is that it is a beautifully crafted romance that will have you aching in one breath and smiling like a loon in the next. Read it.
The Novel Lifestyle
6 STAR BOOK REVIEW (and I don't give 6 stars lightly....) .

There are moments in a bloggers reading life when we pick up a book and can't put it down. I love those. I look for those. Search high and low on the daily for those. But then there are books that change you. They create a weird little shift inside you that you don't really feel until you've finished the book. Then a longing begins. A feeling of loss. A missing piece.

Fighting Absolution by Kate McCarthy is undoubtedly one of the most inc
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Ellen ✦ Book Bellas ✦
"I wish I met you under different circumstances. And that I could be your first kiss. Maybe one day I’ll regret that I wasn’t. In fact, I’m pretty sure I already do."

What an emotional and sexy story! Kate McCarthy writes amazing military romance. Her earlier book 'Fighting Redemption' is one of my favorites so I was anxiously awaiting the release of her latest book. This story combines a coming-of-age story with an emotional romance for a beautifully written story.

Jamie Murphy is growing up i
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Kimhe Rockchicks
I love being a blogger and having the opportunity of letting the wonderful word of readers know when I come across a book that just blows your world. Fighting Absolution is an epic masterpiece.

"Don't cry little Warrior"

How do I survive the hangover I am left in after reading The End. I thought Fighting Redemption was bloody brilliant, but this one takes the cake. Fighting Absolution is a tough read - a tough read emotionally that is. Strap yourself in, because you are in for one hell of a ride.
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Michella
Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Be Happy Stars! What an emotional roller coaster ride! This storyline is beautifully heartbreaking and so worth the read! Friendship and loss is a huge theme woven throughout this story. You won’t be able to put it down. I absolutely loved Kyle and Jamie. Their story has all the FEELS! Can be read as a stand-alone but having read Fighting Redemption elevated this story to another level. I highly recommend this must read!
Dísir
‘Fighting Absolution’ is not quite a conventional romance, so that’s best to get that out of the way at the start. For those who are used to the establishing scene of the protagonists following a particular trope they are familiar with, this tosses all of it out of the window. Maybe I’m one of those, so inured to tropes and straight-up, direct coupledom despite the difficulty the protagonists face getting together. After all, it’s the classification of romance, isn’t it?

Kate McCarthy strays fro
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NICUnurse Stephanie
If you’ve read or followed my reviews at all, you know I’m usually on the hunt for new to me authors that I can fall in love with their words. I’ve never read any of Kate McCarthy’s books before now, but I’m always willing to read almost any author’s books. At least one of them, and I do try to go into them with an open mind. Not everyone is going to be Nora Roberts! (Actually, it’s hard to beat Queen Nora, but you shouldn’t let that stop you from trying.) And while Fighting Absolution is a stan ...more
Jemima jamir aka Sentranced Jem
This book gave me chills! I've read my fair share of military romances but this one was knocked it out of the park!

I know when a book is absolutely amazing when I fear writing a review.

My copy of this book is completely highlighted.
I had this big plan of writing down snippets of sentences that were beautiful, sneak peak into passages that will break your heart....I had this whole plan. But now, I just can't say anything besides this has been one of my favourite reads of the year.

I am guilty for
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Bookgasms Book Blog
Aug 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ratula
I have been a huge fan of Kate McCarthy and have come to love her sexy yet emotionally intense stories. Fighting Absolution was no different. Jamie and Bear were absolutely brilliant. From the beginning, just seeing the heartbreaking circumstances at the start of their friendship and the way they bonded, I could not stop reading. I was so hooked on this love story between two lost souls who find each other during pivotal moments in both their lives.

I loved the connections in this story and how d
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Kathryn Linke
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

4.5 Stars

Fighting Absoloution is such an emotional story of survival, loss, loneliness and love, and whilst its heart-warming it's also completely heartbreaking at times. Told in a dual point of view these characters are complex and intriguing. This military friends to lovers romance is packed full of drama, intrigue, suspense, humor and heart.

Jamie Murphy is the heroine. She's fierce, strong, and determined, yet standoffish and surly with deep insecurities. A vulnerable lost soul who struggle
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Shelee at Book Reader Chronicles
**4.5 Stars**

Fighting Absolution was a wonderfully addictive love story filled with heat, heartbreak, and self-discovery. The emotional beats were satisfying and held weight as they carried long into next one all while the character-driven story unfolded with no rush. There was so much more than a love story to be told and I adored every moment of it.

McCarthy wonderfully captured the essence of Jamie’s character from a struggling teen girl to the young woman searching for a sense of belonging.
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Becky Wise
Aug 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book and it feels. Pass me a tissue, please or many. I couldn't get enough of Fighting Absolution. I fell in love with Jamie (little warrior), Jake and Kyle. I cried along with Jamie and felt her pain and her healing throughout. I love how strong she is. I love how through everything she doesn't give up. She may push away but you understand that when you keep her background in mind. Jake is so sweet and swoon-worthy. I loved him with Jamie. Then there is Kyle, Jake's fellow SAS, someone fro ...more
Nicole
Sep 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Floored!!

That's exactly how I feel after reading this book! Wow!!! The author hit this completely out of the park. This military romance had all the feels. It made me laugh and cry, sometimes together. I would absolutely, without an ounce of doubt, recommend this book!!!!
Sandy S
Sep 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars--

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date September 10, 2019

"She's a combat medic.
He's SAS, and her best friend.
They weren't supposed to fall in love."

At fifteen, Jamie Murphy finds herself broken and alone, convinced she doesn't need anyone.
Until she does.

Bear is the boy behind the fence, the one who was there for her when no one else was.
Until he's not.

Left with nothing, Jamie joins the army hoping it will give her purpose. The last thing she expects is the best friend from her past to reappear
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Julie Reveles (ILST BLOG)
“I want to find a girl and fall in love. I want to know what it feels like to look at someone knowing I could never live without them. I want to get married. I want to watch her walk down the aisle towards me, my heart busting from my chest at the knowledge she was mine. I want to feel my babies growing inside her belly, and watch them grow with her by my side. I want to fill that house by the beach with all their little personalities. Take them camping. Teach them about the Earth, and life, a ...more
Adirondack Reads Romance
If you’re looking for an amazing Military themed romance, you MUST READ this book!!!! I read the first book, Fighting Redemption, in 2014 and absolutely loved it. 5 years later I still remember all the feels and ugly cries that story instigated, and it remains one of my favorite military romances. It’s no wonder that Fighting Absolution delivered just as many emotions and left me in a muddled mess. And bonus: It can be read as a complete stand-alone.

War is not pretty. It’s trying, gruesome, and
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Kate McCarthy grew up in a small town outside of Port Macquarie, Australia. Raised in a house just a short walk to the beach, Kate enjoyed the peaceful, relaxed atmosphere and friendships that come from being raised in a friendly, small town area.
She now resides in Brisbane, Australia, a city in the state of Queensland where she works as an accountant, along with a sideline wedding cake business a
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“Bear is my rock, but sometimes I forget even rocks need the ground to hold them up. He’s unknowingly reminded me of how self-absorbed I’ve been. Most of the time I can’t see beyond my own pain in order to recognise it in someone else.” 0 likes
“How can you say that? Life brought you the biggest fight of your life, and you know what you did?” “What?” “You showed up. Every day. You showed up. You’re still showing up. One day you’ll look back and realise how much strength it took just to do that.” 0 likes
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