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Published by Forever on September 06th, 2016
Genres: Young Adult
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Jamie Cole has just been released from juvenile detention. Determined to go straight, he tried to cut ties with crime boss Brett Reye--but Brett has no intention of letting him go. Jamie's life is already more complicated than it needs to be, yet when he meets a beautiful stranger at a bar, Jamie knows he's in over his head.
Ellie Pearce has just gotten 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...
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FIGHTING TO BE FREE is my first book by Kirsty Moseley. I was very intrigued by the book after reading the synopsis. That intrigue continued from page to the end. The story is so well written and the story in of itself is SO captivating that I didn’t want to stop reading.
I have to start with this, I knew from the first chapter that this book would end with me having a broken heart. I even joked with one of my blogger partners that my “book six sense” was in high alert and could just “feel” the ever looming ending. The other shoe just had to drop! And as I got farther into the book, that feeling only intensified. Knowing all that Jamie Cole (The lead male character) had been through in his short life, makes my heart ache for him.
He had just left juvenile detention after serving 4 years. Now, only 18 years old, he wants to come clean, start new, but the past always comes back to haunt him.
While trying to be clean, he meets head-cheerleader, Ellie Pierce, who just broke things off with her boyfriend and doesn’t want to have a relationship. She wants to be single for awhile. As the attraction is undeniable, they ended up together to have just a one night. As Jamie never has a good thing in his life, he can’t believe he was lucky enough to have this gorgeous and sweet girl with him.
They started as friends-with-benefits, but both knew that their feelings were growing for each other day by day. But as we can’t have everything that we want, Jamie’s past comes back and he’s forced to go back to that life he wanted to leave behind. Will Jamie be able to have a future without his past continually haunting him?
This is a truly emotional story. I cried a little while reading it, but it was worth every tear. This book is part 1 of the story, it didn’t end in a cliffhanger, it is more like a “to be continued” story. Can’t wait for the second book, thankfully we will get it pretty soon. Anticipated release date is Dec 06th 2016.