Every fighter is drawn to the violence, the release that a perfect hit can bring.
But very few are drawn to the pain.
Rex Carter lives behind a wall of indifference. The demons from his childhood act as an anesthetic, keeping him distant from emotional connections. Only the ache from a knock to the jaw, the sting of a tattoo needle, or the heat from a piercing can jolt him back from the numbness. The fiery pain is all he can feel, and nothing compares to the burn.
Or so he thought.
Working in a Las Vegas bar isn't Georgia McIntyre's dream. But she hopes it'll be an end to the nightmare.
She's watched him, followed him and kept tabs, all in preparation for this moment: to make amends and share the secret she's been carrying since she was a kid. But she didn't count on the feelings that seeing him again would stir up, the vacant look in his stormy-blue eyes, and his perfect body now mutilated by ink and metal.
And she knows why. She's lived his pain every single day, since the day he left.
Changed by time, Rex doesn't remember the girl from his past. If only she could do the same.
Will she get the absolution she's spent her life seeking?
Or will he continue Fighting to Forget?
©2014 JB Salsbury (P)2014 JB Salsbury
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gia and rex are both strong on so many different levels and complement each other perfectly it would be impossible to choose between them
Not gunna lie this was an emotional rollercoaster so much stuff has happened to both characters you really can't ignore it or push it away little part of you thinks that they need to talk to their friends about it but another part thinks that could make things harder and no one really wants to be destroyed with the weight of sympathy and pity but responsibility to each other need of freedom and life love without a pain gia and rex can finally begin
Hands down struggle story with a sliver lining and i loved it
"PREPARE TO BE SHREDDED TO PIECES"
I've listened to many stories about overcoming adversity. Now, Fighting to Forget is one of my favorites. I should note, it was not without its extremely tough/dark moments where I wasn't sure I could stay focused on the bigger picture. Rating and reviewing this one is a tough call because it triggers so many different emotions, and like any book centered around a particular trauma that causes physical and emotional scars, it may not be for every reader/listener, but its worth giving it a try. I love JB Salsbury's style of writing, and it was beautifully written. Furthermore, with two great narrators, they truly brought these characters and the story to life in bold, vivid color! Passionate, is an understatement in terms of the narration.
The journey for both Rex and Georgia Mac to find peace, acceptance, love, you name it, was heart-wrenching and wonderful. I loved it.
Heartbreaking and exciting. This was an excellent story. Hated the separation but other than that great read. Must read this one.
"Gritty....not for the faint of heart"
I like the series but I have to say this is one of the most difficult books to listen to. Even though its a good book the topic of child molestation is a difficult one for me to wrap my mind around.
This is the third book in the series and by far the most gritty and hard to get through. The topic of child molestation is never easy to hear about ... and its a theme that is at the forefront even to the end of this book.
They were awesome performers. They made the book easier to listen to.
The prologue. Without giving away a spoiler .... it was very moving the bond the two main characters formed.
If you have read the first two books in the series, this one is tied in with the main characters from those books. It is a stand alone so its not necessary to have read them but I recommend those books highly. This is not my favorite book in the series and I most likely would not have finished it had it not been for the first two books. This is book does have a light at the end of the tunnel but its an emotional journey getting there. The subject matter and abuse they characters suffered is why I did not give the story itself a higher rating. If you don't mind gritty, child abuse, flawed characters in the aftermath ... you would enjoy this book. It is worth a credit.
"Oh my heart..."
Rex and Gia's story is so unbelievably powerful. It's beautiful even in it's heartbreak. This book will touch your soul.
The narrators were fantastic. They completely did this book justice and I 100% recommend this book! (as well as the rest of the series)
"I LOVE THIS SERIES"
YES, BUT GOT IT DONE IN 2 SITTINGS!!!
Started off very slow, but turned out to be a very good book. Very glad I stuck with it
Loved this one just like the ones before. This author really hits some hard issues and shows they can over come every thing that comes at them. I loved how the heroine delt with the drug issue's makes the characters seem so real.
"LOVING THIS SERIES!!!"
This "Fighting" series has been a great read. They can 'stand alone', but i've devoured each additional book and loving every one. I truly loved this one.
Narrators are AWESOME!!!
"Dear JB Every time I listen. to this story."
I always think I will have to skip the bad/sad parts. I am always wrong. the story pulls me in and I have to listen to it in its entirety . That's the true sign of a storyteller.
Thanks again and again for the story. Now please may we have more on Audible. Although any new,story in any form is a gift. Just don't stop writing.
"Warning pedophilia and child molestation theme"
Very difficult subject not managed well, repetitive theme is very unsettling. Very dark story. Unable to finish it. Not skilled enough as a brighter to handle this delicate subject. Was just creepy!!!
"Fighting to Forget Review"
yes. absolutely. the writing, plot & characters are just amazing! you'll feel every emotion and want to give up but JB does an impeccable job at bringing the story full circle
everything. every moment stays with you far long after you've read.
the infliction they use to give voice to these characters is awesome!
the entire story.
"Great 3rd book"
Every bit as enjoyable as the first 2 books, couldn't stop listening, really good read.
so so good
the whole love story was so moving
yes this is my third and loved all of them, cant wait till others are available
yes but made myself listen over few sittings.
such a good book loved Rex so much.
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