BOOK REVIEW: Fight With Me by Kristen Proby

fightwithme2Jules Montgomery is too busy and content with her life to worry about a man, especially one Nate McKenna. If growing up with four brothers has taught her anything, she knows to stay away from sexy men with tattoos and motorcycles. That goes double if he’s your boss. During the one incredible night they shared, he violated the no fraternization policy…among other things, and it won’t happen again. Jules won’t risk her career for mind-blowing sex, no matter how much her body and her damn heart keep arguing with her.

Nate McKenna could give a shit about the no fraternizing policy. He wants Jules and he’ll have her. The rules could bend around them, or be damned. He’s not a man to be taken lightly, and Jules Montgomery is about to find out just how he responds to being pushed aside after the best night of sex he’s ever had. She can fight all she wants, but he’ll have her in his bed in the end.

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“I think I’ll have you for dessert, Julianne.”

Prepare to feast your senses and lick your fingers in another luscious story from an author that combines romance and erotica in the most smuttiliciously decadent way. This is the second book in the With Me In Seattle series.

We met Jules in Come Away With Me as Natalie’s smart-mouthed and no-nonsense best friend. She is loyal, independent, strong and a hopeless romance sceptic. Until she meets Nate. He seems to ignite every fibre in her body, shakes her resolve about not needing romance in her life, he is the perfect package in her eyes except… he is also her boss in a company where fraternization among colleagues is not just frowned upon, it is not tolerated at all. But one incredible night of passion leaves Jules scared of what she might be starting to feel for Nate and terrified of rejection. Unwilling to see regret in his eyes the following morning, she flees his bed in the middle of the night, leaving him confused and hurt. They spend the following year pretending like nothing ever happened between them, suppressing their attraction and their craving for one another.

And then Nate makes her an offer she is incapable of refusing – to spend a weekend together, no strings attached, to just get to know each other better and enjoy each other’s company. What follows is quite possibly the hottest set of toe-curling fireworks I have had the pleasure of reading, Jules and Nate not only being a perfect match in bed, but also soul mates in every other way.

“It’s just dinner, Julianne.”
“You’re not looking at me like you just want dinner, Nate.”
He cocks his head to the side and a smile kisses his lips. “How am I looking at you?”
“Like you’d like to f*ck me on this desk.”

Nate pursues her affection relentlessly and hungrily, knowing that she marked his heart from the moment they met. His gentle but irresistible seduction leaves Jules powerless to fight her own feelings for him, slowly falling in love with a man that not only seems to adore her, but would also do anything to make her happy. Nate is protective of her, unashamedly demonstrating a primal need inside him to look after her. For an independent and confident woman that was taught not to need a man to depend on and to always look after herself, Jules struggles to give that control to Nate, but soon realises that she might have been desperately looking for someone to want to protect her all along.

“I’m a badass, but there are times that I need someone to hold me up too, and I didn’t know until I found you that that doesn’t make me weak, it means that I’ve found my partner.”

Nate’s quiet possessiveness is the perfect counterpart to Jules’s struggle for independence. He does not want to change her or clip her wings – he strives to give her a safe place to be the strong self-sufficient woman he fell in love with, but always knowing that he supports everything that she does and everything that she is. His love for her is self-sacrificing and selfless. He’s almost desperate to keep her and not have her want to run away from him again.

“You are mine, do you understand? No matter what happens. You. Are. Mine.”

Jules becomes a different woman with Nate – he makes her flourish emotionally into someone who is no longer afraid of trusting a man with her heart. She lets him in, not only into her heart but also into her life. And into her family. But when you’ve been looking after yourself all your life, believing that someone else might also have your best interest at heart is not always an easy lesson to learn.

In this heart-warmingly romantic but sizzling-hot love story between two characters that complement each other in every possible way, we are shown that needing someone is not a weakness, that love finds even the most wary of hearts, and that trust is a dish best served with a slice of chocolate cheesecake. And an apa.

“I love it when you look at me like this.”
“How am I looking at you?” I whisper and push my fingers into his thick hair…
“Like I’m all you see.” He whispers back to me.
“You are all I see.”

4halfstars

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Comments

  1. My fav. is the one about doing her on the desk! ;)

  2. Kirsty Lander says:

    Fab giveaway!

  3. Great giveawy!! Can’t wait to read the book! My favorite quote is: “I think I’ll have you for dessert, Julianne.” Oh Man!!

  4. MichelleC says:

    My favorite quote of the review:
    She is loyal, independent, strong and a hopeless romance sceptic. Until she meets Nate. 

  5. Oo sounds good!

  6. My favorite is ““You are mine, do you understand? No matter what happens. You. Are. Mine.”

  7. My favorite quite is:,”I’m a badass, but there are times that I need someone to hold me up too, and I didn’t know until I found you that that doesn’t make me weak, it means that I’ve found my partner.”

  8. I think I will have to read this today!

  9. So excited to read this! Really beginning to love all these characters….
    “I’m a badass, but there are times that I need someone to hold me up too, and I didn’t know until I found you that that doesn’t make me weak, it means that I’ve found my partner.”
    That right there sounds yummy!!

  10. Favorite quote….“You are mine, do you understand? No matter what happens. You. Are. Mine.”
    Love it!

  11. “You are mine, do you understand? No matter what happens. You. Are. Mine.” Awesome giveaway!!

  12. “I’m a badass, but there are times that I need someone to hold me up too, and I didn’t know until I found you that that doesn’t make me weak, it means that I’ve found my partner.”

  13. Andrea Krause says:

    LOVED this book! Maybe even better than Come Away With Me…and I really loved that one. Thanks for the great review.

  14. Dawn Bush says:

    My fave quote…“I think I’ll have you for dessert, Julianne.”…can’t wait to read it!

  15. Nicole Nobles says:

    Great giveaway! Love the review!

  16. Sounds like a great book

  17. Thanks for the giveaway! My favorite quote would be:
    “I love it when you look at me like this.”
    “How am I looking at you?” I whisper and push my fingers into his thick hair…
    “Like I’m all you see.” He whispers back to me.
    “You are all I see.”

  18. “You are mine, do you understand? No matter what happens. You. Are. Mine.”

    That’s my fav quote! I love a dominant man. Amazing giveaway! Thank you <3

  19. My favorite quote……“I’m a badass, but there are times that I need someone to hold me up too, and I didn’t know until I found you that that doesn’t make me weak, it means that I’ve found my partner.”

  20. Sandy Borrero says:

    I love when she says that he’s looking at her like he’d like to f*ck her on the desk. Would love to win an e-copy!

  21. Looking forward to reading this one.
    Fav Quote:“Like I’m all you see.” He whispers back to me.
    “You are all I see.”

  22. Michelle Lovell says:

    My favorite quote:
    “I love it when you look at me like this.”
    “How am I looking at you?” I whisper and push my fingers into his thick hair…
    “Like I’m all you see.” He whispers back to me.
    “You are all I see.”

  23. This sounds right up my alley!!

  24. Samantha T. says:

    I like the quote about dinner and the desk. Thanks for the giveaway!

  25. Great giveaway! :)
    My favorite quote is “You are mine, do you understand? No matter what happens. You. Are. Mine.” (Sigh)

  26. “It’s just dinner, Julianne.”
    “You’re not looking at me like you just want dinner, Nate.”
    He cocks his head to the side and a smile kisses his lips. “How am I looking at you?”
    “Like you’d like to f*ck me on this desk.”

  27. Brandi Wa says:

    Thanks for another great giveaway! My favorite quote from your review would have to be “I think I’ll have you for dessert, Julianne.” Oh, and by the way, I love your word “smuttiliciously.” LOL I need to remember that one.

  28. My fav. quote: “It’s just dinner, Julianne.”
    “You’re not looking at me like you just want dinner, Nate.”
    He cocks his head to the side and a smile kisses his lips. “How am I looking at you?”
    “Like you’d like to f*ck me on this desk.”
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  29. Elizabeth D says:

    Great Giveaway. My favorite quote is the last one.”You are all i see” Swoon.
    Happy 2013

  30. Once again Natasha, a mouth-watering, spectacular review!!! I’m so ready to feast my senses with this book!! And the apa… I can’t wait for that bit… ;-) Well done, great review!! <3

  31. Sarah Handrich says:

    My favorite quote is “I’m a badass, but there are times that I need someone to hold me up too, and I didn’t know until I found you that that doesn’t make me weak, it means that I’ve found my partner.” Love it!

  32. This sounds right up my alley!

  33. len phelps says:

    My favorite quote is “I’m a badass, but there are times that I need someone to hold me up too, and I didn’t know until I found you that that doesn’t make me weak, it means that I’ve found my partner.” I love it. I really enjoyed reading the review on Fight With Me by Kristen Proby. It sounds very interesting and I am looking forward to reading it soon. Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

  34. Andie Wardlow says:

    I loved all of the quotes…really good. If i have to pick one as my fav i will pick… I love how you look at me. How am i looking at you? Like i am all you see. You are all i see.

  35. What an awesome review!!!

  36. I’ll be honest and say the first book in this series I didn’t think was that great. It wasn’t bad, but there was something about it I just didn’t really connect with. This book, however, was awesome. She had me at apa…she had me at apa.

    I’m really looking forward to the stories of all the brothers!

  37. Misty Trevino says:

    “I’m a badass, but there are times that I need someone to hold me up too, and I didn’t know until I found you that that doesn’t make me weak, it means that I’ve found my partner.”

  38. Here’s mine :) “You are mine, do you understand? No matter what happens. You. Are. Mine.”

  39. pepper penn says:

    LOVE the quote about him saying he is a badass, but needs someone to hold him up. honestly this review makes me want to read this book so bad! thanks. loved it – hope to win.

  40. “You are mine, do you understand? No matter what happens. You. Are. Mine.”

  41. len phelps says:

    My favorite quote is…Jules becomes a different woman with Nate – he makes her flourish emotionally into someone who is no longer afraid of trusting a man with her heart. She lets him in, not only into her heart but also into her life. And into her family. But when you’ve been looking after yourself all your life, believing that someone else might also have your best interest at heart is not always an easy lesson to learn.

  42. Kirsty Lander says:

    I haven’t started this series yet but I can’t wait to

  43. len phelps says:

    My favorite quote is “You are mine, do you understand? No matter what happens. You. Are. Mine.”

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