Book Review – Follow Me Back (Fight for Me, #2) by A.L. Jackson

38339578Synopsis

The next seductive, unforgettable stand-alone romance in the FIGHT FOR ME series from NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author A.L. Jackson…

Kale Bryant. Arrogant. Gorgeous. Commanding.
This ER doctor is married to his job.
His only vice is one-night stands and short-lived flings.
He learned a long time ago loving someone isn’t worth the risk.

Harley Hope Masterson.
Beautiful. Brave. Sweet. 
The owner of a small coffee shop knows what it’s like to struggle.
Embroiled in a bitter divorce, she’s threatened with losing everything.

When Kale accepts a new position down the street from Hope’s shop, he begins to question every wall he’s built around his heart. 
He wants her in a way he hasn’t wanted anyone.
One touch is fire.
One kiss, and he’s spinning out of control. 
But taking her won’t come without consequences. 

Hope is in for the fight of her life.
One neither of them saw coming.
Now Kale must decide if loving her is worth risking it all. 

She will fight with everything she has. 
But sometimes even hope needs a hero…

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Review

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Follow Me Back was a sexy, emotional, and heartbreaking yet beautiful story about love, loss, and fighting for those you love. A.L. Jackson did a wonderful job with the storyline and characters, and I enjoyed her writing style. It was a little wordy and overly descriptive at times, but beautiful nonetheless. Follow Me Back put my heart and mind through the wringer, and it took a toll on my mental well-being. While I’ve mostly enjoyed the Fight for Me series so far, I’m going to have to take a break and recover for a while before starting the final standalone, Lead Me Home.

   The storyline was good, but had some elements that I didn’t care for. It was full of heartbreak, despair, and anguish, but also love, laughter, and fighting for those who own your heart. I definitely experienced a roller coaster ride of emotions while reading Follow Me Back, and although they weren’t always pleasant, I still enjoyed going on the journey. There were a few parts and aspects that I truly hated, and they were the reason I couldn’t give Follow Me Back a full five stars.

   The characters were excellent, except for one. Kale and Hope owned my heart from the start, and I completely fell head over heels in love with them. Kale was my favorite kind of hero: sexy and charming with a heart of gold. He owned me, body and soul. Hope was my favorite kind of heroine: strong-willed, independent, loving, and determined to fight for those she loved. She also owned me, body and soul. I loved Kale and Hope’s personalities and smoking hot chemistry together, and how their relationship progressed throughout. I loved reading the book from both Kale and Hope’s point of view, and all of their banter and interactions with each other. Hope’s son, Evan, was a very special and sweet little boy, and he stole my heart as well. Most of the secondary characters, namely Kale and Hope’s friends, were amazing, and I loved them so much. The antagonist, however, was extremely awful and vile, and I loathed him with my entire being. He was the worst part of the story and the main reason I couldn’t give Follow Me Back a full five stars. If he hadn’t been involved in the storyline, it would’ve been a five-star read for me. Despite all of the ups and downs, and trials and tribulations, Kale and Hope’s story was very memorable and I was happy with the conclusion.

   Follow Me Back was an extremely sexy, angsty, and emotional standalone contemporary romance in the Fight for Me series, and while I didn’t love everything, I would HIGHLY recommend it! A.L. Jackson created something truly beautiful and unforgettable with Kale and Hope’s story, and even though it put me through an emotional wringer, I was very pleased with the outcome. The Fight for Me series has been quite an adventure so far, and although I’ll be taking a break from it for a while for the sake of my mental well-being, I’m definitely looking forward to reading Lead Me Home.

4.5 STARS

About A.L. Jackson

A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.
 
Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, BLEEDING STARS, and FIGHT FOR ME novels. Watch for A.L. Jackson’s upcoming novel, MORE OF YOU, the first stand-alone novel in her brand-new CONFESSIONS OF THE HEART SERIES.
 
If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.
 
Be sure not to miss new releases and sales from A.L. Jackson – Sign up to receive her newsletter http://smarturl.it/NewsFromALJackson or text “aljackson” to 24587 to receive short but sweet updates on all the important news.
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