Sunday, May 18

Review: Fight For Me by Bethany Bazile

Title: Fight For Me
By: Bethany Bazile
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I just needed someone to show me how to fight for me…

When tragedy hits Alexis Cole is shattered. She carries the blame on her shoulders after losing a big piece of herself. When Ryder Hayes sweeps back into her life, she has something to hold on to, but just as quickly as he appeared he was gone. When fate-or meddling parents-throw them back together they can no longer deny the heat that’s burned between them for years.

Ryder has always wanted Lexi, but he’s never fought so hard against something in his life. Saving Lexi from her past was never on his agenda, but he could never bear letting her drown in it. With his UFC championship title on the line, the last thing he needs is to be distracted by Lexi. When she’s thrown back into his life he can no longer fight their attraction.
But once he claims her he knows he’ll never let go.

I was drawn to this book solely based on the book cover at first; I mean, look at it!  Yummy!  The synopsis sounded good and it received good ratings so I thought I would give it a try. 

I ended up being part of the little few that didn’t love this book.  The things that I can say, without ruining the book to potential readers, are that there were some really good parts to this plot but there were some really undesirable parts as well. The good parts could have made this book wonderful.  For instance, I was hooked at the very beginning of this book.  The drama that Bazile wrote completely had me captured and all I wanted to do was read more.  Then it turned somewhere for me and I lost all interest for a while.  It was like a rollercoaster; one second I was up high and loving the book and then within seconds I was down in the bottom, not enjoying the plot or the characters.  I found the constant battle of pushing each other away excessive and the immaturity levels of the characters offensive.  The one character that I found myself confused about was Ryder’s mother.  One moment she would be plotting against Ryder’s relationship with Alexis and the next she would be defending her son and what he wants.  If this just happened once, I could handle the drama that it caused but it happened throughout the entire book, creating too much drama for such a minor character.

Let me be honest, this does not mean that you shouldn’t give this book a try.  If it sounds intriguing to you, go for it; you might find that you like it.  Like I always say, being a writer requires a certain person to do so and that certain person is not me so I can never truly hate a book. 

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