Series: Fighting to Be Free #1
Published by Forever on September 6, 2016
Genres: New Adult, Opposites Attract
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Jamie Cole has just been released from juvenile detention. Determined to go straight, he tried to cut ties with crime boss Brett Reye--but Brett has no intention of letting him go. Jamie's life is already more complicated than it needs to be, yet when he meets a beautiful stranger at a bar, Jamie knows he's in over his head.
Ellie Pearce has just gotten out of a terrible relationship and isn't looking for anything serious...until she meets Jamie. Their attraction is overwhelming and intense-she can't seem to shake her growing feelings for him, even though she's trying to keep it casual.
But when fate goes horribly wrong and Jamie's family is faced with ruin, he's forced to strike a deal with Brett. Despite his struggles, he wants nothing more than a future with Ellie. That's until Ellie finds out that he's been hiding more from her than she could ever imagine...
I didn’t read Fighting to Be Free when it was an up-and-coming Wattpad sensation, and I’m so glad I didn’t. My poor wussperv heart could not have taken it!
Jamie’s been in juvie for the past four years and when he’s released, he just wants to live his life–crime free. His former boss has other plans, and Jamie is thrown for a loop when he meets the beautiful golden girl, Ellie. Ellie has lived what most would consider to be a charmed life–cheerleader, popular, girlfriend of the quarterback. She recently broke up with her boyfriend and can’t help but find herself drawn in when she meets Jamie. Neither are looking for a relationship, so they agree to just hand out, but you know what happens. Sparks are flying and strings don’t ever not get attached.
This story had so much to it. There was just drama after drama. Though I really liked Jamie and just wanted to hug him, I don’t feel like there was a huge connection with Ellie–between Jamie and Ellie or Ellie and us readers. I don’t know why, but I didn’t care very much about her. Fighting to Be Free is not a fast read, but it definitely has lots of feels and some parts are steamy.
With a hero you’ll be rooting for every step of the way, Fighting to Be Free is a heartfelt and dramatic read that will appeal to New Adult fans.