Title: Fighting for Irish
Author: Gina L Maxwell
Series: Fighting for Love
Publication Date: January 13th, 2014
Synopsis: Kat MacGregor has forty-eight hours to make good on the debt her ex-boyfriend owes a crime boss. Unfortunately, the measly tips she makes waitressing are barely enough for her to live on, much less cover the twenty-thousand needed to keep her breathing. With time running out, Kat ‘s forced to accept help from the only man who’s ever made her feel fire rather than fear.
When he learns a friend’s sister is in trouble, former Boston MMA fighter Aiden “Irish” O’Brien heads to Louisiana to offer himself up as collateral to keep her safe. But to satisfy the debt, he has to do the one thing he swore he’d never do again: fight. With more than just money on the line, will Irish have what it takes to not only reclaim the man he once was, but become the man he needs to be for the woman he can’t live without?
Review: I made it about 8% into this book before I fell in love with Irish. And by the time I finished that hadn’t changed. Aiden ‘Irish’ O’Brien is a good example of what all romance males should be like. He’s a gentleman, kind, caring, loving, definitely an alpha male without being a jerk and he’s troubled, he’s got bad things in his past that he doesn’t know how to work past. (Okay not to mention his buff bod, tattoos, and he drives motorcycles.)
As for Kat I loved that she was a redhead. I find that too often the females are blonde haired and blue-eyed and it gets old. Kat can be feisty but she’s broken from sexual abuse as a kid, despite this she’s still caring and kind. I found the sexual abuse mentions a little uncomfortable to read about, I went through is as a kid, and that was part of why it took me so long to finish this book. I think Gina Maxwell handled it really well, she didn’t rush Kat’s recovery of it, she never handled it when she was younger. Maxwell really gave that plot point the attention it needed to do it justice and not feel half assed.
This is my first novel by Gina Maxwell and it definitely won’t be my last. Her writing is amazing, she knows how to keep her reader engaged in the story and definitely keeps you entertained. The story kept an even pace, I never felt parts were too slow or rushed. Amazing job Gina!