REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: FIGHTING SOLITUDE by Aly Martinez

Posted February 10, 2016 by MeliMel in Blog Tours, Book Love, Giveaways, Guest Posts & Reviews, Home, Meli Mel Review, Reviews / 0 Comments

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I was born a fighter. Abandoned by my parents, I spent my life forging my own path—one guided by my fists and paved with pain. 

Untouchable in the ring, I destroyed everyone who faced me, but that’s where my victories ended. Outside the ropes, I repeatedly failed the few people who loved me. Including my best friend, Liv James—the one person I’d die to protect. 

Even though I didn’t deserve her, Liv never stopped believing in me. Never gave up. Never let go. After all, she understood what I’d lost, because she’d lost it too. 

Liv was everything to me, but she was never truly mine. 

That was going to change. 

I lost my first love, but I refused to lose my soulmate. 

Now, I’m on the ropes during the toughest battles of my life. 

Fighting to be the man she deserves. 

Fighting the solitude of our pasts. 

Fighting for her.

Review Meli Mel v2

♥ ♥ ♥5 STARS ♥ ♥ ♥

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“Every. Single. Day.”, he whispered my confession reverently. “That was the only answer I truly needed.”

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I have been waiting to read this book since I finished reading Fighting Shadows. However, I was scared to read it. I wasn’t sure how it would pan out and how it would all work out in the end. Thankfully everything worked out well. I just loved this amazing story.

If you’ve read the previous two books than you are more than familiar with the youngest Page brother, Quarry. He was the adorable rebellious little boy with a lot of attitude. My heart broke for him as it did for Till and Flint when it came to their upbringing. So, all I wanted for my Quarry was for him to find happiness as his two older brothers did.

I loved that this book begins with the start of it all, how Quarry and Liv first met. From then on, we get to see how that friendship grew throughout the years until they became the inseparable best friends. As you know from the first book, things didn’t go so well with Eliza, and Quarry is taking it really bad out of everyone. He blames himself and in turn pushes everyone away, including Liv, in the worst possible way. Liv never forgave him for what he did, but years later when she finds out that he has lost his hearing, she puts it all behind her and seeks him out. Things may not ever be the same between them, but Quarry’s girlfriend Mia ends up helping. Mia’s no nonsense and quirky attitude was the glue that held this trio together. Liv never thought she could be best friends with Mia, especially when she knew deep down she felt more for Quarry, but that was exactly what happened. Unfortunately things take a devastating turn when they lose Mia.

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“This doesn’t change. It’s you and me to the core. I’m not going anywhere and neither are you. If it happens to you, it happens to me, remember. And this is definitely happening to us. Please don’t fight it.”

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Both Quarry and Liv are broken in their own way. They have hurdles to deal with and yet still they manage to remain strong. And now with Mia’s death, they only have each other to rely on and who can understand the depth of their mourning. The author really did an amazing job with these two characters. You could really feel the connection between Liv and Q. It never felt awkward when many years later they transitioned from best friends to so much more. It was pretty damn flawless. The build up and tension was perfect. I wasn’t even sure how I would feel about Mia, but I ended up really liking her a lot. She was such an incredible character. It all just worked so well.

I fell so hard for Q and he made me swoon like crazy. I really loved Liv as well and how supportive she was. I also totally understood where she came from during certain scenes. Liv and Q were so fantastic together. I absolutely love that their relationship happened over a course of many years and that it wasn’t instantaneous. It all began when they were around 8 years old up until their early to mid 20’s. The story was told in alternating POV’s which I very much loved. The steam was really good and it had just the right amount. There were some very emotional parts to this book that just broke my heart and made me tear up bad. I appreciated the fact there was some humour in it as well, so it wasn’t all heavy and serious.

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“No one will take me from you,” she vowed. “It’s you and me. Forever.”

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Overall, I really loved this book. I loved Q’s story and Liv was the perfect heroine for him. I loved seeing the characters of he previous book in this one as well. The ending was beautiful and the epilogue was everything. It left me with heart warming feeling and a very happy smile. I’m going to miss the Page brothers. This will definitely be a re-read series for me. I highly recommend this book and this entire series. If you have yet to read these book then you need to get to it pronto.

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About Author v2

Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Aly Martinez is a stay-at-home mom to four crazy kids under the age of five, including a set of twins. Currently living in South Carolina, she passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a glass of wine at her side.

After some encouragement from her friends, Aly decided to add “Author” to her ever-growing list of job titles. Five books later, she shows no signs of slowing. So grab a glass of Chardonnay, or a bottle if you’re hanging out with Aly, and join her aboard the crazy train she calls life.

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