Title: Fighting for You
Author: Sydney Landon
First published October 15, 2013
For years, Ella Webber has struggled with her discomfort around men. But when she meets the charming and handsome Declan Stone, she is immediately drawn to him.
They become fast friends and find themselves constantly seeking each other out at work. Ella finds herself longing for more, so she decides to take matters into her own hands with a little help from her friends.
She sets out to seduce Declan, hoping he won’t be able to resist her charms. However, Declan is carrying heavy emotional baggage from his time in the army, causing him to doubt he is the right man for Ella.
Despite his reservations, Ella’s love makes him long for a normal life. But as he tries to keep his heart from her, he may have underestimated Ella’s powers of persuasion.
Fighting for You is the fourth installment in the Danvers series by Sydney Landon, and it promises to be the most captivating yet. Get ready to be swept away by this charming romance that will leave you wanting more.
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Are you a fan of the Danvers series by Sydney Landon? If so, here’s the reading order for the books: Weekends Required, Not Planning on You, Fall For Me, Fighting For You, No Denying You (releasing on 12/15/2014), and Always Loving You (coming out on 2/15/2015).
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In “Fighting for You” by Sydney Landon, readers are invited to delve into the world of contemporary romance, with a touch of romantic suspense. First published in 2013, this book follows the story of Olivia and Collin, two young professionals who find themselves navigating the ups and downs of love and danger in equal measure.
Landon is an accomplished writer in this genre and has penned several other romance novels, including “Weekends Required” and “Not Planning on You”. Set in the bustling city of New York, “Fighting for You” is a tale of two people from different backgrounds who come together in an unlikely way.
Olivia is an up-and-coming lawyer who desperately wants to make a name for herself in her career, while Collin is a former UFC fighter who is trying to start anew after a traumatizing experience. When a chance encounter brings these two together, they are immediately drawn to each other, but obstacles soon come their way in the form of Collin’s criminal past, and Olivia’s distrust of men.
Landon’s strength as a writer is in her ability to create multidimensional characters that readers can relate to. In “Fighting for You”, both Olivia and Collin are flawed and damaged, but their vulnerabilities only make them more endearing.
The supporting cast, including Olivia’s friend and Collin’s brother, are equally engaging, adding depth and complexity to the story. The pacing of the novel is well-done, with just the right amount of tension, passion, and conflict to keep readers hooked.
The plot may be predictable to some, but Landon’s writing style and attention to detail keep the story fresh and entertaining. The romantic suspense element of the book is a nice touch, adding a layer of intrigue and danger to the narrative.
One minor weakness of the book is the lack of diversity in the characters. While the setting of New York City is diverse, the main characters and supporting cast are predominantly white.
This may not be an issue for some readers, but others may find it limiting. Overall, “Fighting for You” is a well-written romance novel that will appeal to fans of the genre.
Landon’s ability to craft engaging characters and compelling storytelling make this book a standout in the genre. While it may not break new ground, it does what it sets out to do – deliver an entertaining, engaging romance with a bit of suspense thrown in.
I would recommend “Fighting for You” to readers who enjoy contemporary romance novels with a bit of suspense. Fans of Sydney Landon’s previous works will not be disappointed.
I give this book a rating of 4 out of 5 stars.