Worth Fighting For by Laura Kaye
Series: Warrior Fight Club #2.5
Published: March 12, 2019 by Evil Eye Concepts, Inc
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Commercial diving instructor Tara Hunter nearly lost everything in an accident that saw her medically discharged from the navy. With the help of the Warrior Fight Club, she’s fought hard to overcome her fears and get back in the water where she’s always felt most at home. At work, she’s tough, serious, and doesn’t tolerate distractions. Which is why finding her gorgeous one-night stand on her new dive team is such a problem.
Former navy deep-sea diver Jesse Anderson just can’t seem to stop making mistakes—the latest being the hot-as-hell night he’d spent with his new partner. This job is his second chance, and Jesse knows he shouldn’t mix business with pleasure. But spending every day with Tara’s smart mouth and sexy curves makes her so damn hard to resist.
Joining a wounded warrior MMA training program seems like the perfect way to blow off steam—until Jesse finds that Tara belongs too. Now they’re getting in deep and taking each other down day and night, and even though it breaks all the rules, their inescapable attraction might just be the only thing truly worth fighting for.
Laura Kaye has quickly become one of my top authors and I loved Worth Fighting For so much! This book packs in the story and I fell so hard for both Jesse and Tara. Tara was the kind of strong but vulnerable heroine that I love to read about. She’s overcome a lot to get to where she is but anxiety and panic attacks have plagued her life ever since she was medically discharged from the Navy. I enjoyed watching Tara find her confidence again and realize that she doesn’t have to let fear rule her life.
Growing up, Jesse could never do anything good enough for his father and Jesse has carried the pressure of always messing up on his shoulders. He’s put in his 20 years in the military but now that he’s out he’s felt adrift. Meeting Tara is like a lifeline and when she invites him to join the Warrior Fight Club at her gym Jesse finds the brotherhood he’s been missing. But Jesse doesn’t think he’s worth fighting for and he would never do anything to jeopardize Tara’s mental well being. There’s just something so sweet about Jesse and how he treats Tara.
I just loved Jesse and Tara together so much; they have phenomenal chemistry and the way they lean on each other and support each other was beautiful. Their journey was equal parts beautiful and heartbreaking while still maintaining an overall uplifting tone to the story. I’m really enjoying this series and I can’t wait for Sean and Dani’s story because those two set off some serious sparks.
**Reader Safety: Heroine has anxiety and panic attacks (on page)
5 stars – loved it!
ARC provided by author for honest review
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