Monday, September 26, 2016

Review 'Fighting to be Free' by Kirsty Moseley
Jamie Cole has just been released from juvenile detention. Determined to go straight, he tries to cut ties with crime boss Brett Reyes - but Brett has no intention of letting him go. Jamie's life is already more complicated than it needs to be, yet it's when he meets a beautiful stranger at a bar that Jamie knows he's really in over his head.

Ellie Pearce has just come 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 . . . 

The Facts:

Publication Date:
September 6th, 2016
Fighting To Be Free #1
Contemporary Romance
eBook, Paperback
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My Review:

Before I started reading ‘Fighting To Be Free’ I’ve heard a lot about this read. This book was supposed to be amazing, and really addicting. So when I received a copy of this beautiful looking book, I was super excited to start reading. But I was also a little scared, because most times when I have high expectations of a book I feel a little disappointed at the end.

‘Fighting To Be Free’ is the story of Jamie ‘Kid’ Cole. Jamie has just spend four of his years in jail. Now he is finally free, and he is determined to make a better life for himself. No more illegal jobs, no contact with his evil mother and just an honest life. But this is easier said than done.
When Jamie meets Ellie Pearce, he is instantly attracted to the beautiful redheaded girl. But Ellie is totally out of his league. But somehow Ellie sees good in Jamie. And soon Jamie and Ellie spend every day together.

To be honest, I didn’t really like this book as much as I thought I would the first couple of pages. I didn’t really like the way Jamie and Ellie met, and I couldn’t feel a connection between them. I honestly wondered why this book was said to be so good. Don’t get me wrong, this book was fun from the very beginning, but nothing very special to me.
But I kept on reading, and after the first few chapters I totally fell in love with Jamie and Ellie’s story. It really took me a while, but slowly on I could understand where a the fuss was about. ‘Fighting To Be Free’ is a beautiful and touching story. I found myself intrigued with the characters and I was above all sad for Jamie. If Jamie didn’t have such a terrible mother, his life would have been so different.

The romance between Jamie and Ellie took some getting used to, but in the end I was totally rooting for those two. I loved reading about the bond these two had. Their lives were totally different but somehow they made it work. And there were many sweet moments between Jamie and Ellie.
There were also a view moments in this book were I expected the story to go one way, but it went totally the other way. The author really did a great job with writing these little twists. Not many romance novels have this and I was pleasantly surprised by it.

Although it took me a little while longer than most people to really fall in love with the book, in the end I really did. I can’t wait to read more about Jamie and Ellie and I really recommend this book.

My Rating:

About the Author:

Kirsty Moseley's debut novel The Boy Who Sneaks in My Bedroom Window was one of ten finalists for the 2012 Goodreads' Choice Awards, Best YA Fiction, and she is also the author of the novel Always You. Kirsty lives in Norfolk with her husband and son.

For more information about Kirsty Moseley please visit her website. Or visit her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

I received this book from the Little, Brown Book Group in exchange for my honest review.


  1. Despite the slow connection, I am happy it lived up to the hype. It sounds like a touching romance. Lovely review Maureen!

    1. Thanks Kimberly. In the end it really was a great read and I'm so glad I read it.


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