Title: Fighting Back
Series: Meet the McIntyres #3
Author: Rebecca Barber
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 5, 2018
Growing up, I was treated like a Princess.
But everyone knows, to get your happily ever after, you have to fight for the fairy-tale.
And I’d certainly endured more than my fair share of fights.
Relentlessly bullied at boarding school, my brothers brought me home to help me heal.
But I was scarred by the secrets I harboured, both inside and out.
Being home though, means risking everyone finding out my ugly truth.
And I can’t let that happen.
My family's a mess.
It's probably why I spend more nights asleep in my ute, than I do in my own bed.
I don't have the time or the energy to deal with anything more.
One day at a time is all I can handle right now.
Yet when I see her, the broken girl sitting alone in the dirt, I can't simply drive past.
Before I know what's happening my life's tangled with my tortured, beautiful neighbour.
And there's nowhere else I'd rather be.
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Another great trip to visit the McIntyre’s. Fighting Back is an amazing story. This story reveals more about Holly, the only sister to the McIntyre brothers. In the past books, we find out something terrible has happened to her, but we don’t know exactly what and we don’t know why. This book was very important to this series.
The plot of this book is different than the other books. The other books focus mainly on the romance. While there is a slight bit of romance in this book, it is not what this book is about, which is a good thing. This book is about overcoming trauma. If I had to pick a theme of this book, it would be that with good people who care about you by your side, you can make it through the storm and come out the other side with a better outlook on life.
Holly is a mess. Even more so than I imagined in the other books. While she is a mess, she is also incredibly strong. Some might not see her that way, but I do. She is a strong person who has a good heart. Jack is my hero. He is such a kind soul. He has his own issues, but he sets them aside to help someone in need. He is the type of person I wish there was more of in the world.
Usually I would talk about heat, but this book isn’t about that. This book is about finding friendship in the most unexpected places. I went ahead and left this section empty on the ratings because it does not apply.
The writing style of this book is good. I won’t lie, this book was hard for me to read. Not because of the writing style or because the book wasn’t great. It was hard to read because this book covers some very serious topics. While they were hard at times, they also added just what the story needed. It added a level of shock to create understanding in the readers.
Overall, this was an amazing story. It was not like most romance stories. This book is more about friendship and overcoming hardships rather than finding the love of your life. That might sound bad, but its not. It is exactly what the character and story needed. I love that this story is so authentic.
Writing Style: 5/5
I’m just me. A clumsy, introverted, bubble bath loving, chocoholic who would rather read a book than go shopping. And god forbid if you try and make me shoe shop!
I’m one of four kids to school teacher parents. A wife to a football obsessed husband. Mother to a fur-baby who isn’t aware of how big he is. Aunt to the most crazy/adorable little girls. And sister to two very determined sisters and one easy going brother.
I live in Canberra Australia and work too many hours a day at my day job.
I’m a book whore who can easily (and happily) read a book from start to finish in a day and when I do have spare time, you’ll find me in the writing cave.
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