Book Review: Fight by Kelly Wyre

Fight by Kelly WyreTitle: Fight
Author: Kelly Wyre
Genre: Contemporary Romance, M/M Romance
Sensuality Rating: Erotic
Source: bought
Published: March 4, 2014 by Loose Id

To Nathan Hunt, honesty is anything but the best policy. Telling the truth has gotten him nothing but heartache and pain; so lying about who he is and what he wants seems to be the only path to job security and friends. Hell, it even brings him a hollow kind of happiness.

Except, that's not much of a life for any man. Especially one with Nathan's passions. Desperate to cure his self-made misery, Nathan agrees to go along with a con that will score cash for Nathan to start over. There's just one problem: lying is getting harder by the day. And a con who can't lie, is a con who gets caught.

Nathan's attempts to distract himself from his moral quandary lead him to a mysterious, intoxicating man named Fury. The Mixed Martial Arts fighter knows a thing or two about lies and pasts better left buried. He and Nathan have something else in common - they both want to be with someone who lets them be themselves.

Together, they undertake a journey that proves honesty is more dangerous and more difficult than either of them could have imagined. And as they combat addiction, thugs, guns, and their own inner demons, Nathan and Fury can only hope that their battle to be together will be worth the bitter fight.

Reviewed By: J9

In a Nutshell: Uber-angsty MM romance with two very unique and broken characters finding a HEA that they need.

The Set Up: Nathan is living a lie: engaged to the boss’s daughter and using drugs, booze and random bar hookups to avoid changing his life. At the gym Nathan meets Fury, an underground MMA fighter. Fury’s life is messy but he can’t deny how much he wants Nathan. Both Nathan and Fury will have to change their lives in order to make a new one together.

Why I Read This Book: I sometimes like uber-angsty books and this one has been on my TBR pile for a long time but it was so expensive that I sat on it. Finally ARe had a 25% off Loose Id sale so I used some ebucks I had to buy the book.

What I Liked: Nathan and Fury are fully written characters. Their backstories are written so well that I understood who they were now. Nathan’s battle with addiction and Fury’s mysterious past made sense. I like romance that gives HEA to broken men and this is definitely Nathan and Fury!

The romance between them was sexually intense, sure, but it was also very emotionally intense. The progression starts from shower sex (whew!) but slowly adds in the need the two men have to share their thoughts, emotions and hurts. I especially appreciated how Fury doesn’t push Nathan to come out or to stop doing drugs; instead Nathan has to make his own decisions for his well-being, all while knowing Fury supports him.

What I Also Liked: This novel is raw. Just like Nathan and Fury, the characters around them are rough around the edges. Nathan’s fake-fiancĂ© is neither a saint or a villain; Nathan’s boss is both a religious zealot and kind; Fury’s friends are shady but have honor as well. This gives such atmosphere that was the perfect backdrop to the raw and intense relationship between Nathan and Fury.

What I Didn’t Like: The plot unraveled at novel’s end for me. Readers know something big is going down in this seedy southern town and it had great intrigue, especially when Nathan gets dragged in. But then Fury goes “off-page” to fix it. For me this was a huge miss in the plot. It worked well for the romance (for me) since it gives Nathan time to do what he must on a personal level. But for the sake of the plot it removed the conclusion too much for my taste.

IMO: I really enjoyed this angsty book full of rough men in an intense romance. Still, I’m glad I didn’t pay the full price.

J9’s Rating:
4 Frogs

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About J9: Vegan. Avid runner. Android addict. Never without a book in hand. Currently devouring MM romance but reads historial romance and paranormal romance as well. Follow J9 on Twitter.

1 comment:

  1. There's nothing like a disappointing ending to take it from loving it to just okay, or sometimes even hate.


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