Thursday, February 11, 2016

5+ stars to Fighting Solitude by Aly Martinez!

Fighting Solitude is Book Three in the On The Ropes Series by Aly Martinez and is Quarry’s highly anticipated story.

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**Each book in the series can be read as a standalone**


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. 

Other books in series:

Fighting Silence (Book One) On the Ropes
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Fighting Shadows (Book Two) On The Ropes
Christy's 5+ Star Review:

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Last year I read this book called Fighting Silence by an author who was new to me. I heard the hero was deaf and I knew right away I had to pick it up. It was the best decision I ever made. I ended up falling in love with that book so hard, it was one of the best books I read in 2015. Fighting Solitude is the third book about the Page brothers. I know these characters. I love these characters. I feel so connected to them. And it makes me feel so much more when I’m reading!!! This book was perfection. Even though we aren’t very far into the year, I can already tell it’s going to be a top favorite read of 2016.

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I had been a fighter from the day I’d taken my fist breath on earth.

Quarry Page has not had an easy life. None of the Page brothers have. Quarry always had his older brothers there for him, and his best friend Liv. Those were his constants in life. When Quarry lost someone important to him, Liv was there. Liv has always been his best friend. But she’s always been more than just a friend, too. Even if Quarry was blind to it for a while.

Liv James had never just been my best friend. No matter what I’d told myself.

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Like the majority of readers, at the end of Fighting Solitude my heart didn’t just break for Q, it shattered. I had no idea how Aly would pick up the pieces and make everything okay for him. I was a bit nervous on how she would do it. No one likes for the heroine they’re reading about to feel second best. Like they were never the first choice etc. Let me tell you, it didn’t feel like that at all. It felt natural, perfect, like Quarry and Liv were always meant to be together. Because they were. They were never just best friends. They have always been soulmates.

Getting Liv on the same page as Quarry wasn’t easy at first. She is hesitant to go there no matter how long she’s wanted Q and how deep she feels for him. And it’s totally understandable. If that were me, I would be terrified of that change and what it could bring to the one constant person/friendship in my life.

   “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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Liv and Quarry were flawless together. Quarry had a heart of gold and Liv was spunky and sassy in the best way. They were both amazing people. They care deeply not only for each other, but the others in their lives. I love the job Liv has. I love how she gives back in that way. Even though what happened with Mia was sad, I can’t imagine a world where Q and Liv aren’t together so I guess everything really does happen for a reason.

The flow of this book was perfect. The way Martinez paced the book, the past and present chapters, the dual pov. All of it. I kind of want to cry right now just thinking of this series being over. I’m so attached to these characters. You know I cried while reading this book… especially in the epilogue with all the Page brothers… sigh.

I hadn’t won that fight alone. I wouldn’t have even made it to the fight without them.

This series. These characters. This book. UNFORGETTABLE. I realize I’m going on and on like a crazy fan girl, but I can’t help it. If you haven’t read these books, you don’t know what you’re missing out on. Fighting Solitude is a beautiful conclusion to an amazing series. I can’t recommend it enough. I’m sad that it’s over, but I’ll be re-reading in the future, I know that for certain! 5+ stars and a 2016 favorite!!!

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About the Author

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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