I come from a family of fighters. I always thought I’d follow in their shadows, becoming unstoppable in the ring. That changed the day I saved the life of a woman I loved, but could never have.
My brother hailed me as a hero, and my reward was a wheelchair.
Paralyzed, my life became an inescapable nightmare.
Until I met her.
Ash Mabie had a heart-stopping smile and a laugh that numbed the rage and resentment brewing inside of me. She showed me that even the darkest night still had stars, and it didn’t matter one bit that you had to lie in the weeds to see them.
I was a jaded asshole who fell for a girl with a knack for running away. I couldn’t even walk but I would have spent a lifetime chasing her.
Now, I’m on the ropes during the toughest battles of my life.
Fighting the shadows of our past.
Fighting to reclaim my future.
Fighting for her.
My More Than 5 Lips Review
You know what it’s like to read a book and just completely devour it because it is that AMAZING, you’re left breathless until the very end? You wonder how the author’s next book will top the last and if she’s capable of making you feel every single emotion our there. Well Aly Martinez did just that and she does it to me every time. To say I’m blown away by her talent is an understatement. She grabs your heart, breaks it down little by little, and puts it back together again.
I must admit, I was a little nervous about reading Flint’s story. I knew going into it that it would be heartbreaking. I knew at the end of Fighting Silence, his journey was going to hurt. I knew I’d feel pain, I knew I’d cry, and I knew I’d fall in love with another Page brother. What I didn’t realize was how much this book would impact me.
Fighting Shadows picks up where Fighting Silence left off. We discover just what happens to Flint after he rescues Eliza and how his life takes another devastating turn. We watch as he breaks and it is GUTWRENCHING. My heart ached for him. ‘
“…problems don’t need a map. They’ll follow you everywhere.”
This is one lesson that Flint learns, and I just wanted to rush to his side and be there for him, hold him in my arms and tell him it would all be okay. He is broken. You will be broken right along with him.
Ash Mabie storms into Flint’s life and she is so completely opposite of everything I thought she’d be. She’s a breath of fresh air. She’s funny, a bit crazy (in a good way) and appreciates life even after all the challenges she’s faced at such a young age.
God I loved them together. They faced so many roadblocks—and each one had me close to a breakdown. Fighting Shadows is a MUST READ. You will fall in love with the characters, laugh, cry, scream (YES I SAID SCREAM), and hold your breath as you grip your Kindle not putting it down until you finish the last word.
WARNING: Make no other plans other than to read this book. Hang a do not disturb sign, escape to the beach, the bathroom or hide in a closet if you have to because you will not want to be interrupted. It is THAT GOOD!!!
There are books you read, then there are books you devour. Aly, you are mad talented and I am DYING for Fighting Solitude. I’m giving you a standing ovation. FANFREAKINTASTIC!!!
Haven’t read this series yet? Meet Flint Quarry, Till & Eliza
in Fighting Silence
$50 Gift Card
Signed Set of Paperbacks (Fighting Silence & Shadows)
About Aly Martinez
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.