Thursday, September 8, 2016

Fighting to Be Free (Fighting to Be Free #1) by Kirsty Moseley


The original Wattpad sensation -6 MILLION READS - fully revised and with brand new content
Jamie Cole has just been released from juvenile detention. Determined to go straight, he tried to cut ties with crime boss Brett Reye--but Brett has no intention of letting him go. Jamie's life is already more complicated than it needs to be, yet when he meets a beautiful stranger at a bar, Jamie knows he's in over his head.
Ellie Pearce has just gotten out of a terrible relationship and isn't looking for anything serious...until she meets Jamie. Their attraction is overwhelming and intense-she can't seem to shake her growing feelings for him, even though she's trying to keep it casual.
But when fate goes horribly wrong and Jamie's family is faced with ruin, he's forced to strike a deal with Brett. Despite his struggles, he wants nothing more than a future with Ellie. That's until Ellie finds out that he's been hiding more from her than she could ever imagine...
Fighting To Be Free, previously released on Wattpad and read by over 6 million readers, has had a makeover inside and out. I am beyond excited to finally to be able to share this cover with you!

My Review

High school senior Ellie is Miss Popular, all around all-American girl next door. Typical cheerleader with typical quarterback boyfriend.

Jamie has been dealt a bad hand at life. Jailed at a young age for an incident that significantly changed his life.
You feel for him for sure. 

"Your past is the past."

"Everyone deserves a second chance."

I wasn't sure what to expect at first and not sure what I got in the end, besides it being a cliffy! 
Have no fear... book two is on its way.

I read some reviews where they said Ellie seemed immature and childish. I didn't see that, no, but I do think there were moments, including the use of their nicknames is what threw me off a little making moments seem silly and immature, and although they had "sexy-times" and all the "criminal activity" it had a very high school/Young Adult overall feel.
Not that there's anything wrong with that.

I also had a bit of a hard time understanding how badass everyone saw him. He was so young when he went to jail... was he really that much of a scary mofo at 14 that now everyone was so afraid of him?
He said so himself at one point that rumors must have been flying making him out to be more than he was... but it didn't make a lot of sense to me.

Regardless of those things, there's sweet and sad moments to this story, action and an open-ended ending.

As always, these are just my feelings... please take them with a grain of salt and read for yourselves!

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