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Fighting the Fall

The Fighting Series, Book 4
Narrated by: Erin Mallon, Ryan West
Series: Fighting (Salsbury), Book 4
Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

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Summary

The toughest fighters aren't created in the octagon but are born of necessity. When life delivers blow after punishing blow, you fight back or get destroyed.

Eve Dawson has had her fill of bad luck. A string of unhealthy relationships has left her angry, bitter, and frustrated. She's given up on being happy and settles for content. Swearing off men, she repels advances and makes herself a challenge to even the most persistent suitors. After all, how much can the fragile human heart take? But life isn't finished with her, and when things can't possibly get worse...they do.

Stay on your feet.

It's Cameron Kyle's motto, but with his fighting career ripped from his grasp, a child he wasn't strong enough to save, and a marriage that even the brawn of a heavyweight couldn't hold together, it's getting harder and harder to stay upright. He takes on the position of CEO of the UFL, intent on hiding his biggest weakness in order to forge a path that leads him back into the octagon.

When an old rival mysteriously gets wind of Cameron's plan to fight again, he comes out of retirement to settle old debts, but secrets, lies, and betrayal threaten to deliver the deathblow. The distraction of a sass-mouthed girl 17 years his junior is the last thing he needs - until a tragic accident shatters the firm foundation of his resolve, and he realizes just how far he's fallen.

Will they risk it all and fight to be together?

Or, does defeat lie within the fall?

©2014 JB Salsbury (P)2015 JB Salsbury

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Fabulous

probably my favourite of the series so far. Read superbly, as usual. Really don't want this series to end.

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FANTASTIC

Would you listen to Fighting the Fall again? Why?

OVER AND OVER

What was one of the most memorable moments of Fighting the Fall?

THE WHOLE BOOK

What does Erin Mallon and Ryan West bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

THEY ARE FANTASTIC BRING THE BOOK TO LIFE

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

A FIGHTER NEVER FALLS

Any additional comments?

SUCH A GOOD BOOK, HAD ME IN TEARS AND ON THE EDGE OF MY SEAT. JUST LOVE ALL THE FIGHTING BOOKS.X

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  • BluBumbleB
  • 02-03-16

SWOOOOON!!!

I love a good May-December romance, couple that with a storyline that tugs at those pesky heart strings, and I'm an emotional mess! I liked that Cameron was looped in as a primary character instead of JB just plowing through fighter after fighter in the group. Pairing him w/Eve was genius--she was a hilarious character from book one, and the dynamic between the two was sexy, funny, and made my heart melt over and over again.

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  • Denise
  • 05-04-16

Always a good listen!

This series is my "go to" series when I need something entertaining. This story is book 4 in the series, it is a stand alone, although I recommend reading the others as well. This is not my favorite -- not because of the angst of the May-December relationship, I just did care for the weakness in Eve's character. I realize I am in the minority here; she is a likable character, I just did not feel that her justification of being "used" by men was a valid one. Cam on the other hand is a swoon worthy man with real emotional demons that were relatable. I recommend the listen and it is credit worthy! I just wanted to forewarn those of you who like strong female heroines she is not the strongest. This series is one of the best I have read.

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  • I HATE THIS NEW LOOK
  • 15-11-15

I LOVE LOVE THIS SERIES

All I can say is the narration is great and the writing even better. I can listen to these books over and over again. I would like a little more stoking detail in the Nookie scenes. Just But It because it's a five star listen

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  • CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹
  • 02-11-15

BRILLIANT... FROM THE PROLOGUE TO THE EPILOGUE

Cam and Eve have so many emotional demons haunting them that they're both willing to just settle.... settle in a relationship that can't go anywhere or move forward - not until they let their painful demons go free. The past is interfering in their futures - in Eve's case, she feels unloveable and unworthy and in Cam's case it's guilt at a heartbreaking tragedy that he accidentally caused which ruined lives. Eve is willing to lower her expectations to be wanted and needed and Cam is willing to take, use and then move on.

Through edge of your seat dramas, hot and passion filled sex scenes and many angst-ridden events Eve fought hard not to fall into the same pattern as before and Cam fought hard not to fall for Eve and they both fought jealousies, confusion and being hurt again. And, for a while their tactics worked but in the end neither one could fight their heart's desires so, despite all the emotional baggage and pain, love was eventually the happy victor. Good character development by a handsome, successful, dominant Alpha Hero and a feisty yet vulnerable Heroine who are both pushed into changing for the other.

This has to be the best one yet, it seemed to go on and on and yet it still wasn't enough because it left me wanting more - more of an Epilogue that would keep me linked into the lives of characters that I'd grown to care about. But alas it had to end sometime and I can always revisit them and probably future books will hopefully keep me up-to-date with Eve and Cam's lives. Great dual POV narration that catapulted a great book into an intense and brilliant listen.

Worth a credit? From the Prologue to the Epilogue it captured and held me riveted to what was coming next which surely makes JB Salsbury a gifted Author and it definitely made it a creditworthy listen.

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  • Heidianne
  • 18-08-19

The series is getting better

The east book is still my favorite, but this one was pretty good. I do have to say that at one point I wanted to reach into the book and slap them both though. I can't wait to hear the next book.

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  • Mary B.
  • 10-08-19

Why!!!

I really like this series. But I found myself yelling at the book telling Cameron to go away. Eve can't be this weak! The fact that this book got such a response from me , shows what excellent writing this was. Cameron and Eve are 2 of most pathetic undeserving people I've ever read about. Oh I'm still so disgusted! But great writing! Thanks for the rollercoaster!

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  • Margaret Acoff
  • 29-07-19

A fascinating tale

This novel is so magical. I am just speechless, this story is so realistic and I am so happy I took a chance on this book. This book is the only book I've learned something from, this story has touched my heart. I'm a puddle of tears over here ladies and I really hope you all take a chance.

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  • 💜.🌺Violetta🌺.💜
  • 14-06-19

Taboo mma romance. 1POV. HEA. Standalone.

This is a taboo (female is 21 and male is 38) romance where the man is a retired mma fighter. It’s a “hot damn” book and a bit of an emotional listen, but it is a good one. He narration is great. The HEA is cute. This can be listened as a standalone but there are books previous to this and after.

🤭 Complainer Comments (spoilers)

Why oh why does the main female keep opening her front door over and over again without looking? Especially after being attacked by doing so?

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  • S. Lewis (TMLA)
  • 18-04-19

Fighting the Fall

Cameron, Cameron, Cameron....what can I say about him. He is hot, alpha, and aside from Rex, he is so much fight within him to come back from his past and get what he wants. He is an all new breed of fighter for the series. Enter Eve, who we already know is Raven's BFF and you have a man who thought he knew exactly what is was fighting for and she flips that all upside down. You also get to see what's going on in Blake and Jonah's lives with the ladies who stole their hearts. As always the story flows with absolute perfection. I felt every emotion that was put into these pages and fell in love with one more fighter. This is a great story about learning to fall and know you will be ok and you can bounce back even stronger. I don't do spoilers and there is NO way I would give anything away and ruin this story for you, but I will share a quote that will stick with me for the rest of my life.

"Falling isn't always failure. Sometimes the biggest victories only happen when we're brave enough to let go and give in to the pull."

Spot on narration!! I could listen to Erin and Ryan all day!

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  • Addicted to Audible
  • 24-06-18

Not What I Expected

Cam and Eve's story had some hard parts if you are a parent. Being a mom of two (boy & girl as well), anytime there is heartbreak when it comes to a child whether it be by abuse, an accident or death it is hard to imagine as you can't help but wonder 'what if that happened to me'? I don't want to give too much away about what happened so I won't go into as much detail or synopsis on this one since the end caught me off guard with the outcome of the accident from the beginning of the book.

I sympathized with Cam with the guilt he had and why he kept trying to coddle and care for his ex wife after the accident 14 years earlier that turned her into an emotional, sensitive mess who developed a drinking addiction. With that being said 14 years is too long and I was glad when he finally came to that internal realization and cut that cord. I loved his son Ryder and wish there was more on him or his own side book. He seemed like it'd be a good addition.

Not having the type of parents or childhood that Eve had I had a harder time sympathizing with why she would continue to let her father be a part of her life and continually take from her and be verbally and physically abusive to her. Her inner monologue would war back and forth in her head with why she should just cut him out, yet how she didn't because she just wanted to feel loved by him since she never felt wanted or loved by her mother or father. So when it came to her side I had a harder time understanding her thoughts and actions.

I loved the ending and the blended family and hope and look forward to get snapshots of more of these two in the rest of the series. Do they get married, do they have kids??? Who knows, but I hope by the end of the series.