Kara is a single mom with a “sperm donor” (her words) who wants nothing to do with them and is constantly fighting the requirement to pay child support. Kara has been keeping men at a distance and avoiding dating because of the circumstances surrounding her custody agreement. Graham is very interested in Kara and really enjoys spending time with her 10 year old son, Zach, but he’s also busy with the Marine Corps Boxing Team and the continued vandalism of their property.
I’ve really enjoyed the First to Fight series and can’t wait to read more by Jeanette Murray. There is more “action” in this one because we finally get to see the All Military Games. I thought the pacing was great throughout and even though I kinda saw the ending coming it was still good. However, I’m not totally happy with our vandal because I didn’t want it to be this person, but of well.
I love Graham’s character! The moments between Graham and Zach were so sweet! Kara was a bit more of a stubborn character, very set in her ways of doing everything on her own and never asking for help. This caused some head-butting between Graham and Kara but I appreciated how Kara came to lean on others and grow into the idea of being a family instead of a single entity.
I have to say that each of the heroes in this series have a very consistent personality and characterization. I feel like Jeanette Murray just wrote slight variations of the same hero whereas the heroines are more diverse. That being said it’s hard to dislike a guy whose just a gentleman, smart and helpful, and great with kids.
••• Book Details •••
First to Fight #3 • Romance, Contemporary • Berkley • March 1, 2016
Kara is a single mom working hard to keep life running smoothly for herself and her son, but a custody battle is wearing her down. When her friend suggests asking a JAG officer for some unofficial advice, Kara agrees—and soon finds herself officially head over heels…
As a Judge Advocate, Graham has seen his share of nasty custody disputes—and he plans on keeping his distance from this one. But this purposeful, passionate woman has a way of drawing him ever closer to the edge. And when Kara’s ex starts to throw his weight around, Graham will have to choose between toeing the line or stepping into the ring.