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Fighting to Forget

Fighting Series, Book 3
Narrated by: Erin Mallon, Ryan West
Series: Fighting (Salsbury), Book 3
Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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Who was your favorite character and why?

gia and rex are both strong on so many different levels and complement each other perfectly it would be impossible to choose between them

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

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

Any additional comments?

Hands down struggle story with a sliver lining and i loved it

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  • BluBumbleB
  • 26-02-2016

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.

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  • Elisa
  • 16-01-2015

Wow!!!

Heartbreaking and exciting. This was an excellent story. Hated the separation but other than that great read. Must read this one.

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  • Denise Lynn
  • 09-08-2018

100% Love it!!

I can't get enough of these fighters! I really hope more come. They have everything you can imagine in a book without it being overwhelming, it's perfect!

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  • Denise
  • 11-01-2015

Gritty....not for the faint of heart

Where does Fighting to Forget rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

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.

If you’ve listened to books by JB Salsbury before, how does this one compare?

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.

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

They were awesome performers. They made the book easier to listen to.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The prologue. Without giving away a spoiler .... it was very moving the bond the two main characters formed.

Any additional comments?

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.

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  • Heidianne
  • 16-08-2019

Complete turn around!

Okay, the last two books I struggled through. This book completely turned me around on the series. There are some triggers in the book, but it was a great book. The last book I almost have up on the series. Now I am excited to listen to the next book.

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  • Steph D.
  • 27-06-2019

Stephanie from PA

I’ve listened to all the books so far back to back n I can not wait to finish the series.... I’ve loved it and completely recommend this series to everyone... absolutely love it....

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  • Busybee9000
  • 31-03-2019

Blake and Layla's live journey.

Blake and Layla’s love journey
this was a good love story however it was a better story based in truth regarding date rape and marriage rape. No means NO! whether you’re married or dating! Layla finds her self alone and pregnant at 16. Stage one night of teenage rebellion. fast forward 16 years later she’s in a loveless marriage to a tyrant. she finally gets the courage to leave her the marriage. Layla finds a job to support herself and her daughter. However it's working in the back-office of theUFC. it’s the year that she meets the very attractive Blake. Solid 4 Stars!

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  • Deb
  • 07-01-2019

3rd one best so far

I enjoyed this book better than the last too... less “clueless “ characters... like the way each book ties into the others in a small way

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-09-2018

Hard to hear

This book touched on some very hard topics. Most of us would not know these situations but they do exist. I think because they were children it made it more difficult to listen to. However this was another awesome book that would make a good movie as well.

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  • Kathie D.
  • 26-06-2018

loved it

I really loved this "troubled boy meets troubled girl. It's a beautiful story. Great ending.

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  • Enellyia
  • 18-08-2017

Fighting to forget.

So far, this one is my favorite. The others were good, but this one had more feeling. The two main characters had more of a connection.

The book was funny, sad, and very emotional at times. loved Rex and Mac/Gia.

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  • J. Dunbar
  • 10-06-2015

Great 3rd book

Every bit as enjoyable as the first 2 books, couldn't stop listening, really good read.

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  • Clare Keating
  • 10-03-2015

loved it

If you could sum up Fighting to Forget in three words, what would they be?

so so good

What was one of the most memorable moments of Fighting to Forget?

the whole love story was so moving

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

yes this is my third and loved all of them, cant wait till others are available

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes but made myself listen over few sittings.

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such a good book loved Rex so much.