Sunday, December 8, 2013

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Fighting Redemption by Kate McCarthy

~ Synopsis ~

Ryan Kendall is broken. He understands pain. He knows the hand of violence and the ache of loss. He knows what it means to fail those who need you. Being broken doesn’t stop him wanting the one thing he can’t have; Finlay Tanner. Her smile is sweet and her future bright. She’s the girl he grew up with, the girl he loves, the girl he protects from the world, and from himself.

At nineteen, Ryan leaves to join the Australian Army. After years of training he becomes an elite SAS soldier and deploys to the Afghanistan war. His patrol undertakes the most dangerous missions a soldier can face. But no matter how far he runs, or how hard he fights, his need for Finlay won’t let go.

Returning home after six years, one look is all it takes to know he can’t live without her. But sometimes love isn’t enough to heal what hurts. Sometimes people like him can’t be fixed, and sometimes people like Finlay deserve more than what’s left.

This is a story about war and the cost of sacrifice. Where bonds are formed, and friendships found. Where those who are strong, fall hard. Where love is let go, heartache is born, and heroes are made. Where one man learns that the hardest fight of all, is the fight to save himself.

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~ My Review ~
5 Star Review

OMG I loved this book.  It wasn't your typical romance story.  It wasn't boy meets girl, they fall in love and live happily ever after.  No, this story is about life and everything that stands in our way, war and true heartbreak.

Finley, or Fin as she likes to go by, is trying to live her life the best she can.  She has been in love with Ryan forever.  She has loved him since the first day she met him when she was eight.  She never could get him to see her as a partner, just his best friends kid sister.  She finally decides after she turned seventeen it was time to move on.  She wanted to live life to the fullest and that was her goal.  Can she give her heart to another? Or will it always belong to Ryan?

Ryan doesn't know how to handle Fin.  He believes he isn't good enough for her.  He fights his attraction to her and reminds himself that he is leaving for the military as soon as he can.  The military is his way out, the way to make his life more.  Once he leaves, he doesn't know how to reach out to Fin.  He never thought leaving her would be so hard.  Can he find a way to let her in and love her?  Or does going away to war bring them farther apart?

This is a must read book.  I needed a change of pace from what I had been reading!  Most things in real life don't just happen overnight and end happily.  There is the ups and downs to our happiness.  I loved watching both Fin and Ryan grow and learn who they truly are.  This book will take you on an emotional roller coaster and leave you wanting more.  You will laugh at some of the characters and just be happy that when things come to a close everyone found their true place in life.

~ Teaser ~

~ Dream Cast ~

~ Author Bio ~
Kate McCarthy grew up in a small town outside of Port Macquarie, Australia. Raised in a house just a short walk to the beach, Kate enjoyed the peaceful, relaxed atmosphere and friendships that come from being raised in a friendly, small town area. 
She now resides in Brisbane, Australia, a city in the state of Queensland where she works as an accountant, along with a sideline wedding cake business and her writing. 
She is married with two children, has two dogs and house in the suburbs, and a pile of friends and family dotted all over the country that help keep her sane.
When she’s not busy running after naughty kids, filthy dogs, crunching numbers, piping buttercream and writing books, you can find her curled up in bed in the early hours of the morning reading new books and re-reading old favourites. Her favourite books are the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward in which she longs to eventually join the brotherhood and change her name to Phierce Mutha.

~ Author Media Links ~
~ Giveaway ~
Signed Copies + Ryan's dog tags (pic attached below), ebooks, gift cards

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