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A Father's Fight

The Fighting Series, Volume 5
Narrated by: Erin Mallon, Ryan West
Series: Fighting (Salsbury), Book 5
Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
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Life changes in the span of a heartbeat - one tiny heartbeat.

Blake and Layla have lived through disappointment and regret, only finally finding relief through the powerful love they have for each other - a love they intend to fight to keep.

They've had to forgive each other, but can they truly move forward without facing the pain of the past?

Layla's been avoiding the phone calls. Nine months pregnant and exhausted, she doesn't want the complication. But she can't run from the truth. Whoever's calling was there 18 years ago. Unlike her, he remembers the night that changed the course of her life, and he's ready to confess.

Blake's preoccupied with an email, a few simple sentences sent through cyberspace that have the capability to rob him of his sanity, his freedom, and the people he loves most in the world. When he's called home for a mysterious reason, leaving Layla isn't ideal, but hope for reconciliation with his father combined with his brother's secrecy ignites a curiosity he refuses to ignore.

Putting the pain behind them is no longer an option.

To get the answers they need, they must face the past and open up old wounds that threaten to bleed them dry.

©2015 JB Salsbury (P)2015 JB Salsbury

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  • CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹
  • 03-11-2015

YES, IT'S SHORT.... BUT IT'S A MUST TOO

If anyone can make me use a credit for a listen that's under 6 hours then it's JB Salsbury because I have no doubt whatsoever that I'm going to love it..... and yup, I was right. Although Layla and Blake's love story has already been told in book 2 of this series, about Alpha MMA Fighters, they all hook you in so much that you relish each listen because you want to know more about these characters that you've rooted for and cared about so you soak up any news as to how they're all doing after the happy ever afters..... well this is one such story and it didn't disappoint.

Layla and Blake have been hiding some disturbing news from one another in order to protect the other person but Layla's concern for her Fiancé uncovers what has kept Blake awake for the last few nights. That news, coupled with her incoming anonymous and repetitive phone calls, that have gone unanswered, makes her take a deep breath ready to answer the next one and, as they're coming in constantly, she doesn't have to wait long. Someone's been digging into her and her daughter's lives and the male voice from the past on the other end of the phone conjures up visions of that fateful blurred College night when her virginity was robbed from her and she was left pregnant. Layla freaks out at the voice and tries for denial..... but he's very very persistent.

Blake has other worries too, his Brother's in town begging him to go see his parents and, even though he's had an awful upbringing, he reluctantly leaves the 'expected to deliver anytime now' Layla to hear what? he just doesn't really want to know because it's bound to be bullshit.... how wrong he is. It's a gut-wrenching shock quickly followed by anger, panic and fear. And while the cat's away his Mouse does play.... which leads to a long overdue confrontation and several revelations.... all unexpected.

Wow JBS really packed a lot of emotional baggage, drama and intrigue into this listen that had Father's asking for forgiveness and Fathers going to any lengths to protect the ones they love. There's also a lot of love too as Blake and Layla's relationship is as solid as ever and their sex drives are in the 'steamy' zone. Then the precious bundle of joy Blake's carefully holding suddenly puts his whole life into perspective and his anger and animosity fade to black leaving a suddenly brighter HEA.

Worth a credit? Dual POV's, great narration, excellent short story, glimpses of well loved characters and a message about forgivenesses and 'the other man's shoes'. This isn't a stand alone listen but a follow-on story from the whole series (but especially from book 2). Thank you JBP..... short, sweet and very creditworthy.

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  • BluBumbleB
  • 07-03-2016

SHORT AND PACKS A MEAN PUNCH!!!

This novella could not have been better in my opinion. Blake and Layla are one of my favorite couples from this series, and this short story was equally as engaging as the preceding books. The title was quite fitting, both figuratively and literally. There's drama, humor, and of course, crazy smoking hot sex! Blake's brother Bray makes another appearance, and 'Killer' Killian seems to be ever present as well. They both added an extra 'something' to the overall story, and honestly I wouldn't mind a spinoff story about both characters in the future. I enjoyed this one immensely.

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  • Heidianne
  • 18-08-2019

The series just keeps getting better

Okay, the series is getting better, but this book was way to short. I wish there was more on Tripp.

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  • Kandace Stover
  • 10-08-2019

great addition to the series

really enjoyed the last book about Blake and Layla (Fighting to forgive) and appreciated the insight into Layla's past & the closure it gave Layla(as well as me!) I was thrilled with what she learned. one thing that I find super annoying about Blake is how he calls her his woman all the time, and what kind of nickname is Mouse?! You better believe my husband wouldn't call me either one, what goes on in the octagon would seem tame in comparison! Lol

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-08-2019

Loved it!!

Thank you so much JB Salisbury for making a continuation of a fantastic book!! Both are definitely worth the listening!

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  • S. Lewis (TMLA)
  • 18-04-2019

A Father's Fight

I have read these books numerous times, but listening to them is a completely different world. The narrators bring so much life to the characters and a level of excitement that just heighten the experience. These story is about Blake and Layla, but mostly Blake's journey to fatherhood and accepting his past. It's such a beautiful story about coming full circle in life and getting peace. I just loved it!

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  • Addicted to Audible
  • 24-06-2018

Love Blake and Layla!

I love this couple and this short addition into their story. I love the banter and humor these two have together. Layla is about to pop, Blake's father wants to see him and talk and Axelle's biological father decides to finally step forward. Talk about a lot of emotional stress.

With Layla's horrible realization of what happened the night Axelle was conceived I was on pins and needles waiting to find out who kept trying to reach her, although I had someone in my head from the first book that I was hoping for. When she finally gives in and meets him to hear him out and get more insight into that fateful night I was glad and hearing the story of what happened made me happy (somewhat) for Layla and Axelle. I won't say more so not to give too much away.

Blake's turmoil...oh boy. I was so proud of him for how he handled that meeting with his parents and the news they delivered and the aftermath. What a strong, forgiving man. Even when it came to Axelle's biological father at the end...total class.

My only disappointment was I wish they wrapped up more with what happened with Axelle and her biological father. Hopefully there will be more insight and closure in her book on that end.

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  • Jonella A. Moore
  • 04-09-2017

Great addition to series!

I think this is maybe my favorite book in this series so far. Layla and Blake are having a baby and are engaged, but problems start to come at them from their pasts. The way they get through them is a great story and the ending is very happy. Narration was well done as well.

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  • julser
  • 10-08-2016

Great! I love this series

Where does A Father's Fight rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It ranks high. I enjoy the story and the way someone changes when the things in life happens. It was great.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Blake he was one type of man, and by the end of the listen he realized what was important to him and his life. Real feel good story

Have you listened to any of Erin Mallon and Ryan West ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

yes.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

no problem the narrator's brought the story to life.

Any additional comments?

check all the series it's really worth listening to

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  • Denise
  • 13-04-2016

Love this series!!

This is the a follow up installment with Blake and "Mouse" as they lead their blissful married life and are expecting their first child together. Of course her past once again comes back to haunt her tranquil existence. Blake is called home to deal with some issues from his past home life ..... and the story unfolds. Definitely worth the credit I used and cannot wait for the next book!! I recommend reading the books in order although they are stand alone!

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  • A. J. Parmee
  • 30-10-2016

Addicted

love love loved it.
brilliant reading by both narrators , cant wait to start the next book x

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  • haley
  • 05-09-2016

Oh dear

man makes sons life he'll son spends whole living hating him goes trough he'll now dad s dying son straight away forgives ows dad everything without even a bad word yawn what aload of trash and Oh my don't get me started about layla stay away bad quick storyline scoot past fast