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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 rJamie 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... 6 MILLION READS ONLINE!The original Wattpad sensation - fully revised and with brand new content...

Title : Fighting to Be Free
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ISBN : 9781455595013
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Number of Pages : 400 Pages
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Fighting to Be Free Reviews

  • Kirsty Moseley
    2018-12-12 03:11

    Hi all, So eeeeeek, the time has finally come around and, Fighting To Be Free is now live everywhere!!I really hope you enjoy the book - I loved writing it and would even go so far as to say Jamie Cole is fighting for top spot in my favourite male leads I've created! This little book started out on Wattpad waaaaaay back in 2011 and was up there for a year, completed, before I took it down and then signed a two book deal with Hachette. It's different to the original first draft version that some of you may or may not have read a few years ago. It's basically been rewritten, edited several times over and has whole new chapters too. I'm so happy with the finished product, and I hope you guys are too because I had such fun creating it!Fighting To Be Free is book 1 in a 2 part series, with book 2 (Worth Fighting For) out on 6th December - so not too long to wait! I'm super super thrilled at all of the support on this book already - as always you bloggers and readers have been amazing! I love you all! Also, thrilled to announce that iBooks have selected my little book baby as one of their "Best Books of September" - sitting alongside the likes of Jodi Ellen Malpas and Sam Young! *squee* And another ALSO... Barnes and Noble have selected Fighting To Be Free as their number 1 romance "top pick" for September! So much support it boggles my mind! :D So, to round it off, I really hope you enjoy the book!Can I just ask - please, please don't leave spoilers in your reviews. And if you do have to add spoilers, please clearly mark it so that it doesn't ruin the reading experience of others. Thank you!!Kirsty <3​Amz US | Amz UK | Amz AU | Amz CANook US | Nook UKiBooks UK | iBooks US | iBooks AUKobo US | Kobo UK WHSmith | Google Play

  • Elfina Renee
    2018-12-06 02:10

    Damn, double damn, Fighting to Be Free was more than I ever expected! The writing is good, the storyline and plot of the author is whoa...speechless! I don't know what else to say, words just aren't enough...five stars all the way and recommended to all!

  • ♥ Jx PinkLady Reviews ♥
    2018-12-06 01:08

    The end of the prologue, literally the last paragraph, shocked me. It hooked me in, made me imagine all kinds of scenarios and most importantly made me want Jamie Cole’s story. The first few chapters are really quite a treat, they’re from Jamie’s perspective, an 18 year old man who's desperate to turn his life around and his depiction, thoughts and feelings, made me become fully invested in his character. Unfortunately, the female protagonist burst my story bubble. During the heroine’s perspective I very quickly felt that she was quite immature, she's a young character and sweet, but when dealing with adult themes, I needed her to be more than she was in terms of her thought process and dialogue to enable me to warm to her. In addition to this, I found a few of the transitions to be a little choppy and I had a slight issue with a couple of the supporting characters (the mothers) who are both a little too extreme in their characterisation which unfortunately made them appear to me like a caricature of themselves. There’s an element of predictability and instant attraction which actually made me swoon and warm to the dynamic of their relationship, despite my reservations about the heroine. I definitely engaged with the story even though there are aspects that did not work for my reading tastes and caused me to disconnect from the characters somewhat and not feel as deeply as I should have for the raw aspects of the story. Jamie’s history is absolutely turbulent and I wanted to feel more. There are shocking elements and other occurrences that should have had my heart racing, and in the beginning that definitely happened but as the story progressed the shock factor and the raw happenings from the hero’s past did not have the desired effect on my sensibilities. Having said this there's something about Jamie Cole, something charismatic and I felt a very real need to know how this first part of the series ends and whether it would leave me wanting more and I’m happy to report the cliff hanger worked its magic ensuring my desire to experience the second part of their story. Reading Note: FIGHTING TO BE FREE is the first in a two-part series and told from the dual perspective of the hero and heroine in first person narrative. ★ Advance copy provided, via NetGalley, for my honest review thoughts ★

  • Sabrina
    2018-11-21 05:07

    NOW LIVE!!!*Amazon US*Amazon UK*Barnes & Noble*When I realized how young Ellie and Jamie were I got a little nervous because there are very very little books with such a young cast of main characters that I like. I find that most of them have too immature for me to really get into. But that, surprisingly, was not the case with Ellie Jamie. I ended up liking them together and never had those moments where I'm cursing them for being so young. I can see why this story had so many online reads, because it's that good! Jamie was the tough guy that had a shitty life, but who never gave up. I liked seeing him trying to get his life together, and trying to be the best mad for Ellie. It wasn't always easy but he never backed down from the fight. It didn't take long for me to get completely hooked on this story and I even contemplated taking it along with me to my best friends wedding with plans to find a corner and hide to read more of it. It was just that intriguing. And the urge to know how it would end wouldn't let me stop thinking about Jamie and Ellie. Overall, this book has many shocking moments that will leave your jaw on the floor, so prepare yourselves. I think any fan of a bad boy and sweet girl will like this one as much as I did and I can't wait to see what everyone else will think about it.ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.

  • Arabella ~♡AB♡~
    2018-11-27 06:09

    ★★ 2.5 Stars ★★Do you know what, I quite liked this book despite my low rating, but too many things bothered me about the characters and I just felt that the heroine was far too immature. And yes, I know that she was only 17 years of age, but still, I need to have a female lead that makes me want to root for her and I just didn't feel invested in her at all.Jamie was slightly more likeable, he was a sweet broken hero, who after four years in juvenile detention, wanted to go straight. Unfortunately, he also did extremely questionable things that made me roll my eyes and I just couldn't justify his reasons for wanting to put him and his girl in so much danger.Whilst this story was not for me, I can see a lot of people liking it for the simple fact that it contains a bad boy hero who falls for the popular and sweet cheerleader. Whilst the characters are only 17/18, this book does contain sex, which was a plus.Also (view spoiler)[Ends on a cliffhanger.(hide spoiler)]Fighting To Be Free is a New Adult romance, told in dual POVARC gratefully received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review [image error]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Jacqueline's Reads
    2018-11-17 04:26

    4 Worth Fighting For StarsThe Boy Who Sneaks into My Bedroom Window is one of my top ten reads ever. I love that book like mad, so I’m a mega Kirsty Moseley fan. Fighting to Be Free was originally on Wattpad but after six million reads, it’s finally published. This version is newer and with a lickable cover. If you are a fan of the boy from the other side of the tracks kind of read, then this one is for you. Think teen angst, forbidden love and overcoming obstacles. Like I said, Jamie is the boy from the other side of the tracks. When the book starts it starts dramatically and you get a sense of where Jamie comes from and what he’s dealt with. Jamie is released from juvenile detention. He’s been locked up for years and now he wants to go the straight and narrow path.The only thing, the path is very difficult to obtain. What I really enjoyed about this book is Jamie’s story. Kristy Moseley develops a character’s background so well. You feel for the characters and you are sucked into the story. Jamie lives in a bad apartment and is low on cash. He tries to get a job but it’s not easy.Ellie is the pretty popular, but nice girl. She recently broke up with her boyfriend and she’s ready to start over. She isn’t looking for another boyfriend, but that doesn’t mean she can’t have fun. She has fun with Jamie and things start to progress. Ellie is an adorable Heroine to read. I like that she’s sweet, yet she isn’t innocent. She wants to have fun and be responsible. And of course the bad boy appeals to her.Jamie and Ellie’s relationship forms fairly quickly but the mega storyline is all the problems that start to happen. With Jamie’s past, Ellie’s family and ex, there are a lot of issues to keep you happy.This is a meaty book so you get your bang for your bunk. It’s filled with drama, romance and interesting storylines. AN ARC was provided AMAZON

  • Loyda
    2018-12-09 23:03

    FULL REVIEW TO FOLLOW when I feel better I'm so upset right now LOLI knew it I freaking knew it damn it....Amazon Link:*****BLURB *****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... 6 MILLION READS ONLINE!The original Wattpad sensation - fully revised and with brand new contentBook Order: For more reviews/reveals/giveaways visit:

  • bookspumpkin
    2018-12-09 01:24

    Danke an NetGalley und an den HarperCollins Germany Verlag für das digitale Rezensionsexemplar.---Inhalt: Es ist Jamies letzte Chance auf ein normales Leben. Bisher war seine Existenz bestimmt von Armut und Gewalt. Frisch aus dem Gefängnis entlassen ist er voller guter Vorsätze. Doch so leicht entkommt man seiner Vergangenheit nicht. Dann begegnet er Ellie -- und sie verkörpert all das, wonach er sich sehnt. Die Anziehungskraft reißt sie beide mit. Jamie will alles tun, sich ihrer würdig zu erweisen, der Mensch zu werden, den Ellie lieben kann. Aber noch hat er ihr nicht die Wahrheit über seine dunklen Taten gestanden. Sind Ellies Gefühle stark genug, um bei ihm zu bleiben? Bei einem Mann, der das Leben eines anderen auslöschte …Meine Meinung:"Packend, herzzereißend und ein umwerfender Held, der einen dahinschmelzen lässt." Bestsellerautorin Sophie JacksonDiese Worte beschreibt das Buch relativ gut. Sehr schnell habe ich gemerkt, dass sich die Geschichte wahnsinnig schnell lesen lässt. Man merkt überhaupt nicht, dass es ein etwas dickeres New Adult Buch ist. Die Seiten sind nur so dahin geflogen und ich war gerade ein bisschen verwirrt, als es schon vorbei war. Anfangs hatte ich meine Bedenken, dass das Buch sehr langatmig und klischeebeladen sein wird. Jamie ist erst 18 und Ellie ist 17, geht noch zur High School und ist Cheerleaderin. Ich habe wirklich geglaubt, dass es sich hier um eine kitschige, naive Liebesbeziehung dreht. Aber falsch gedacht! Die Geschichte ist actiongeladen und wirklich spannend. Jamie war mir von der ersten Seite sympathisch. Man merkt nicht, dass er erst 18 Jahre alt ist, denn er wirkt unglaublich reif für sein Alter. Es war wundervoll zu lesen, wie er mit Ellie umgegangen ist. So einen Beschützer - ohne zu besitzergreifend zu sein - wünscht sich sicherlich jede Frau. Ich bin manchmal echt dahin geschmolzen. Ellie war ebenfalls sehr reif für ihr Alter. Mir hat es sehr gefallen, wie schlagfertig sie in einigen Situationen war. Endlich hatten wir mal eine Protagonistin, die nicht weinerlich und naiv gewesen ist. Dadurch, dass beide Charaktere noch relativ jung sind, hat die Autorin die erotischen Szenen super kurz gefasst. Es gab eine Szene, wo sie die Erotik detaillierter beschrieben hat, aber ansonsten hat sie es immer ganz kurz abgehandelt und nur indirekt erwähnt, wenn die Beiden miteinander geschlafen haben. Die Geschichte ist wirklich anders als die anderen Geschichten, die ich bisher gelesen habe. Ich bin begeistert! Mit der Vergangenheit von Jamie hat die Autorin wirklich mein Herz berührt und mich kurz zum Weinen gebracht. Es war endlich mal ein bisschen was anderes und nicht die gleiche Offenbarung wie bei vielen anderen New Adult Romanen. Das Ende jedoch hat mich zerstört. Ich habe es schon kommen sehen. Es war vorhersehbar und trotzdem wollte ich es nicht wahr haben. Jamies Verhalten am Schluss hat mich dazu gebracht einen halben Stern abzuziehen, denn das konnte ich nicht ganz nachvollziehen.Er hätte ehrlich zu ihr sein müssen, meiner Meinung nach. Trotzdem ist diese Geschichte absolut empfehlenswert und definitiv wert von allen New Adult Liebhabern gelesen zu werden. 4,5 von 5 Sternen gibt es von mir für dieses Buch und ich freue mich schon sehr auf Band 2, der im November auf Deutsch erscheinen wird.

  • Karen Mc
    2018-12-04 03:13

    When life deals you a bad hand, just keep playing. Tomorrow you might be wearing a smile and holding all four aces. ~Susan GaleSometimes life deals you the worst hand. Blow after blow. Letdown after letdown. Heartache after heartache. You’re in a hole of despair so deep that you may never break free unless you fight for that freedom, releasing the chains that bind you. Fighting to Be Free is a tale of guts and glory that grips your heart, sinking itself into your soul, where you can’t help but feel everything.Fighting to Be Free started out slow but a burn built that beckoned me right into the flames as my heart caught fire, struggling to get free. This story’s slow burn seeped into my soul. Fighting to Be Free fought with me. Hot and cold. Dark and light. Tough and tender. Amplified, my emotions were entangled, engulfing me. The feels flowed me like waves, crashing hard and fast…all over me.I only had to read the synopsis to know that Fighting to Be Free would entangle my emotions, wrapping this story around my soul…and that it did. The first page packed a punch to the gut where I knew Fighting to Be Free would be a hard-fought tale, one perhaps where hell would happen before happiness. Instantly, I was cast into this story’s clutches…captivated…claimed. I knew this broken boy who was indeed fighting to be free would break me. Dark-eyed, dark-haired, and muscular 18-year-old Jamie Cole has just been released from juvenile detention after two long years for a crime that is rather…complicated. He has had to grow up fast at a young age, wiser than his teenage years. His focus is to start a new life, build something from nothing.“This was my second shot, my chance to come out of the darkness and into the light. With every cell in my body I was planning on fighting to be free of this life, even if it killed me.”Jamie doesn’t need any distractions, especially a young woman. “I couldn’t take my eyes off of her; I’d never wanted a girl more in my life.”Beautiful red-haired and blue-eyed Ellie Pearce just dumped one piece of pathetic baggage, her first and only boyfriend of two years that became stifling like a straightjacket. Out on the town with her friends at a dance club, her mission is to let loose and have fun for the first time in her life. Until one young man across the room captured her with just a look, a look that morphs into more. “His mouth claimed mine in a kiss that was so hot I was surprised we weren’t both on fire.”The chemistry ignites like an inferno, blazing a ring of fire around the broken boy fighting to be free and the girl who wants to be his lifeline. Jamie was supposed to be Ellie’s one night of fun, one night of throwing caution to the wind. Jamie was not supposed to be the boy making her fall, the boy who would likely break her heart. Jamie and Ellie are kindred spirits. One light, one dark. One soft, one hard. One young man who melted every piece me. My heart broke for this broken boy—forced to fight and forced to commit crimes—who didn’t think he’s worthy of love and a life to live free from the chains of the past. Jamie hit my heart hard as I felt his heart escape under his hardened exterior, melting and mesmerizing me. I was in awe at this amazing man trying to rise from nothing but slowing becoming everything. This broken but beautiful soul stole my soul. “I know that I’m not good enough for you—you deserve so much better than me.”Fighting to Be Free by Kirsty Moseley is a spellbinding and soul-searing story of Fight Club meets The Fast and the Furious, a story that is hard yet soft, tough yet tender, and dark yet light. I fell in LOVE, HARD AND HOPELESSLY, with the heart-hitting Fighting to Be Free. This devastatingly beautiful and brilliant book broke me in the best way. THIS STORY IS EVERYTHING. Fighting to Be Free flung itself at me, hitting my heart…hijacking it…hijacking me. I felt every word I read as these pages, like a fighter to the mat, pounded into me. The feels…I fought them. They fought me. Those feels flowed as did my tears—fast and furiously—as I hoped for happiness. Intense and intoxicating, I could not help but FEEL Fighting to Be Free, a story that still owns my heart that may never break free. ★★★★★ tough and tender stars

  • Pamela Lilley
    2018-11-25 01:22

    I am a huge Kirsty Moseley fan, I love her writing and I've got to say this book did not disappoint. Written in dual POV the story follows Jamie Cole as he leaves juvenile detention after serving 4 years inside, Jamie now aged 18, is determined to go straight and leave his criminal past behind. He then meets gorgeous head cheerleader Ellie Pierce who has just got out of a sham relationship with the captain of the school football team, Miles. Both Ellie and Jamie are not looking for commitment, but, as we know, life never goes according to plan and things start getting a little more serious. At the same time Jamie discovers it's not that easy to leave his past behind and he ends up getting sucked back into the life through no real fault of his own, mainly because he's such a nice guy. As lovely as they both are, and they are, the chemistry is amazing, but can they get past Jamie's secrets and make a go of their relationship? Or will Jamie's past prove to be just too much? Beautifully written and thoroughly enjoyable, and at times, a little bit emotional, I did shed the odd tear. Although this is not a cliffie per sé, it is more a, to be continued, I've got to say, I need book two in my life now. I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Rat-A-Tat-Tatter
    2018-12-12 01:13

    More painful than gouging your eyes out with a dull blade.

  • Megan Fall
    2018-11-19 06:21

    I didn't know this was a cliffhanger! This was such a great story and I instantly fell in love with Jamie. He had such a hard time growing up, but then Ellie came along. I loved the characters and I loved the story, but the ending...I need the next one!!!!

  • Philomena Callan Cheekypee
    2018-11-28 01:10

    This is the first book I've read by this author although quite a few friends have told me to read a certain book by her. I will certainly be reading her previous books as this was oh so good. My heart broke for Jamie. He had been through so much and just when he was trying to get his life back on track more crappy luck popped up. When he met Ellie I was so hoping he would find some happiness and inner peace. I found myself speaking to the characters wanting them to do or say the right thing. I was rooting for them to get the happiness they deserved. This is a really beautiful well written story that I truly loved. I'm so looking forward to the next book as that ending had me growling.

  • Mandi Schreiner
    2018-11-16 05:20

    DNFing after 100 or so pages. Too immature for me. No depth to the heroine at all. Not for me

  • CrazyForRomance
    2018-11-28 01:25

    Quattro stelle e mezzo.Quella di Jamie e Ellie è una storia forte, di grande impatto emotivo e dalle dinamiche tendenzialmente adult pur trattandosi a tutti gli effetti di uno young adult.Ellie è solo una diciassettenne e Kid Cole, nome "d'arte" di Jamie, è solo un anno più grande di lei, il loro incontro fortuito in discoteca e il loro folgorante "istalove", per Jamie determina il punto di svolta da una vita davvero difficile.Jamie, con il suo bagaglio e il suo essere un uomo già bello e finito in un corpo di ragazzino, determina a tutti gli effetti la riuscita di questo romanzo. Per quanto paradossalmente possa sembrare esagerato, o forse improbabile, che un adolescente di questa età rivesta uno posizione così rilevante nel mondo della criminalità, soprattutto dopo aver passato gli ultimi anni in riformatorio, vi posso garantire che leggendo Free to Love nulla sembrerà fuori posto, e soprattutto non lo sembrerà Kid, che acquista credibilità pagina dopo pagina.Lui è il bravo ragazzo che come unica possibile scelta di vita ha avuto quella dell'illegalità. Non credeteci, quando vi dicono che c'è sempre la possibilità di scegliere, perchè a volte la scelta non c'è e io sono fermamente convinta che la strada per alcune persone sia segnata in quell'unica direzione, senza via di scampo. Certi meccanismi sono come un domino e essersi ritrovati una madre senza un minimo di cuore è stata la tessera che ha innescato la catena più squallida nella vita del nostro Jamie.Lui è un personaggio che amerete in tutto e per tutto: per la sua carica sensuale, per le sue doti di amatore, per le sue doti di corteggiatore e per il suo infinito e incondizionato amore. Amore per la sua Ellie, nonchè quello ancora più emozionante nei confronti di una mamma bastarda e una sorellina indifesa. Lui per amore sacrifica tutto.Ellie dal suo canto, accecata dall'amore, a volte può sembrare un po' irrazionale, ma la sua tenera età giustifica alla grande i colpi di testa che non sarebbero concepibili diversamente. Continua su CrazyForRomance

  • Ellen at Book Bellas
    2018-11-26 07:02

    This was my first book by Kirsty Moseley and I really enjoyed it! Jamie Cole is a an AMAZING main character. He is thoughtful, brave, HOT as hell and COMPLETELY selfless. This story is incredibly well-written and very, very heartfelt. Jamie and Eliie's star-crossed love is thrilling and beautiful! The ending took me by surprise. More to come soon. ARC provided by the publisher in return for an honest review.

  • Sandy's bunte Bücherwelt
    2018-12-11 01:11

    Gute Unterhaltung...Bad Boy Jamie, saß für vier Jahre hinter Gittern wegen Mordes. Am Anfang von "Fighting to be Free" kommt er frei und hat den großen Wunsch, endlich ohne kriminelle Machenschaften leben zu können. Kurz nach seiner Freilassung trifft er in einem Club auf Ellie und er verliebt sich sofort. Sie, ein Good Girl aus gutem Haus, hat sich jedoch gerade von Ihrem Freund getrennt und möchte eher eine Freunschaft mit besonderen Vorzügen. Immer wieder holt Jamie seine Vergangenheit ein und er muss mit vielen Vorurteilen von Jamies Mum umgehen können. Weiter müsst Ihr selbst lesen...Ich fand die Story gut, gerade da es rund um ein Thema ging, was nicht so oft in diesem Genre vorkommt. Die Autorin hat einen guten Schreibstil, hat mich flüssig durch das Buch geleitet und mich am Ende eines Kapitels dazu gebracht, unbedingt weiterlesen zu wollen.Allerdings gibt es ein paar große ABER, ich hab die Protagonisten an sich gemocht, jedoch konnte ich mit dem Alter und den dazugehörigen Geschichten nicht umgehen. Jamie ist 18, als er aus dem Gefängnis kommt, hat also mit 14 einen Mord begangen und noch dazu eine lange Vorgeschichte mit Autodiebstählen, Drogen und weiteren Machenschaften, leider ist das Alter für mich ganz weit weg des Vorstellbaren. Da habe ich mir vor dem Kauf vorgestellt, das die Protagonisten mitte zwanzig sind.Desweiteren bin ich mit dem Sptznamen Hengst nicht klar gekommen.Ich habe den Schreibstil wirklich gemocht, gerade auch den Witz, an bestimmten stellen fand ich super, aber als der Kosename "Hengst" immer wieder viel, sorry das fand ich weder einfallreich noch lustig, hat mich eher immer wieder aus der Geschichte geholt.FAZIT3 1/2 Sterne. Gute Unterhaltung, mit kleinen Schwachstellen. Trotzdem absolut empfehlenswert, weil es eine Geschichte ist, die man in diesem Genre nicht in jedem Buch findet und das ist super.Ich freu mich auf Band 2.

  • Chiara Cilli
    2018-11-17 23:22

    La prima cosa che mi ha fatto storcere il naso è stato l'instasex: i protagonisti si incontrano in discoteca, si infilano la lingua in bocca e via, dritti a casa di lui per una notte di sesso selvaggio. Ci può stare perfettamente, se stiamo parlando di persone sui trent'anni. Nope, qui siamo di fronte a teenager. Yep, avete capito benissimo. Lei, che viene etichettata come una ragazza semplice, figlia e studentessa modello, è più audace di una pornostar navigata che io, a confronto, faccio pena. Altra cosa che non mi aspettavo è il background mafioso – io mi tengo alla larga dai mafia romance, quindi ritengo che questo aspetto avrebbe dovuto essere sottolineato nella trama su Amazon (in quella di Goodreads c'è scritto, perciò yep, per una volta che non ho consultato GR sono stata punita). E lui... così sdolcinato e scherzoso che mi cadono le braccia. E poi non c'è nessuna emozione, nessun crescendo. Sorry, mi aspettavo più profondità.★ ACQUISTA ORA CON 1-CLICK ★|| Facebook || Twitter || Pinterest ||

  • Selly - Leggere Romanticamente
    2018-11-18 01:00

    3 stelline e mezzoCome si fa a far finire il libro così???!!!Voglio il seguitoooooLa mia recensione su to Love è il primo di due romanzi con protagonisti principali e narratori in prima persona Jamie Cole ed Ellie Pearce.Vista l'età dei protagonisti questo libro è una via di mezzo tra young adult e new adult, ma viste le tematiche trattate e il comportamento dei due ragazzi mi sento di considerarlo un new adult a tutti gli effetti.Jamie ha 18 anni e gli ultimi quattro li ha passati in riformatorio. Nella sua giovane vita si è dato parecchio da fare tra furti di auto, combattimenti illegali ed altri lavoretti vari. Segnato sia sul corpo che nell'animo, alla sua uscita dal riformatorio Jamie si ripromette di rigare dritto e lasciarsi tutto alle spalle, specialmente dopo aver fatto la conoscenza di Ellie. Frequentare Ellie è la cosa più bella che gli sia mai successa e Jamie desidera diventare l'uomo che una brava ragazza come lei si meriterebbe di avere.Ellie ha quasi 18 anni e frequenta l'ultimo anno di liceo, proviene da una buona famiglia ed è piuttosto popolare. La loro storia nasce come un'amicizia con benefits, ma non passa troppo tempo prima di diventare una relazione a tutti gli effetti.Purtroppo però il destino gli è avverso, le complicazioni sono tante e non dire la verità dal principio non può portare altro che guai e dubbi. "Cercavo di preservare Ellie, perché non potevo correre il rischio che non mi volesse più se avesse saputo che genere di persona ero. Non potevo rischiare di perdere quello sguardo che rivolgeva solo a me, pieno di dolcezza e di amore. Mi serviva, quello sguardo, lo adoravo, era la mia ragione di vita."I diciottenni di cui scrive Kirsty Moseley sono spudorati, non si fanno problemi a passare la notte fuori casa o a infrangere la legge.L'autrice non si risparmia nemmeno nelle scene piccanti, i suoi protagonisti hanno fin troppe libertà, alcune scene le ho trovate particolarmente irrealistiche e assurde, ma questo particolare l'avevo già notato leggendo “Il ragazzo che si infilò dalla finestra e si infilò nel mio letto”. Il ritmo è abbastanza scorrevole, merito anche dei dialoghi giovanili dei protagonisti, ma ho sentito la mancanza di qualcosa a livello emotivo durante la lettura. Questo fino alla parte finale, che mi ha lasciata davvero a bocca aperta.Le emozioni più intense l'autrice le lascia nel finale, un finale che non mi aspettavo proprio e che mi ha lasciata con la voglia di sapere come andranno a finire le cose per questi due personaggi.Una lettura consigliata ad un pubblico giovane, in particolare a chi non sa resistere alle letture di wattpad, piattaforma su cui è nato anche questo romanzo.

  • Michelle
    2018-11-29 02:23

    **You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:**Fighting to be Free is the first book in the Fighting to Be Free series by wattpad author sensation Kirsty Moseley. Fighting to be Free got over 6 million reads on Wattpad, so I just had to read it for myself. I mean, that is a lot of reads! I really enjoyed Fighting to Be Free. I am not totally sure if I will be continuing the series, but I did enjoy the story, and I am curious to see what is going to happen next. The book leaves off at kind of the step before a potentially pivotal part in Jamie and Ellie's story. I would classify Fighting to be Free as dark contemporary romance. It is certainly new adult in content, but the characters are still young adult age. Both of the main characters start out as 17, so it is a cross over novel, but if you are basing on content, it is in the new adult category for sure.Fighting to be Free is told in dual narrative between Jamie, who has just gotten out of Juvie (a four year sentence!) and Ellie, who has just gotten out of her high school relationship. That right there should go to show you how different these two characters are. They have lived very lives. I admired the heck out of Jamie. I am not saying that I agree with all of his choices, but I do recognize that he was forced into a lot of the situations, and I really admired him trying to better himself and get himself out of that life. Fighting to Be Free feels very realistic. I could see everything in this book happening in real life (sadly) and I think it would make a kick ass movie.Even though I loved Jamie and Ellie together, and I really did love them, I was a little surprised at the quickness of their connection. I would never have done what Ellie did on the first time meeting Jamie. It all seemed pretty crazy and stupid for a 17 year old girl by herself to act that way. But either way, once we get past the initial meeting, the book sweeps you up completely in their story. Fighting to Be Free is pretty far from my normal read. It has a darker and grittier feel, but I will tell you one thing- Kirsty Moseley knows how to tell a story. I felt for Jamie and Ellie. I can see how this story is such a big hit with so many people.fighting-to-be-free-quote-graphic-3Bottom line: If you like dark contemporaries, Fighting to Be Free is a book that should be on your TBR. You will love it. If you are like me, and only read the occasional gritty story, still check this one out. You will be rooting for Jamie. The ending 20% of the story killed me. I was kind of bummed with the way things turned out, but at the same time, I kind of loved the risks that Kirsty Moseley took with the plot. She didn't go the expected route at all. Jamie and Ellie's story continues in book 2, Worth Fighting For so there is a big of a cliff hanger (though not in the typical sense) at the end of Fighting to be Free. Overall, this was a good read for me.This review was originally posted on Book Briefs

  • Heather C
    2018-11-22 07:09

    Surprisingly, this is my first Kirsty Moseley book. Don't let my rating fool you. I actually ended up really enjoying this book.Jamie Cole has had a rough childhood. Forced into crime at an early age, it's all that he has known. When a tragic incident gets him locked up in juvenile detention, he spends four years thinking about nothing but going clean and getting a fresh start. Now that his newfound freedom his here, Jamie is excited to start over. Unfortunately for him, his old boss had other plans. He has no intention of letting Jamie go.Ellie Pierce is the popular cheerleader who just got out of a very long relationship with her school's quarterback. He was controlling and overbearing, eventually causing Ellie to leave him. Her entire high school journey has been the other half of the sweetheart couple so she's desperate to be on her own and discover who she is by herself. Then she randomly meets Jamie. While her attraction to him is strong, she does everything she can to stay away. When that doesn't work, they agree on no-strings attached. With them spending more and more time together, will their attraction turn into more or can they stay unattached?I'm kind of torn about how I feel about Ellie. On the one hand, she seems very strong and determined. She's witty, loving and caring. Then there are times that her actions make me question how strong she really is. I know she is only 17 and maybe that is my problem. Maybe I'm seeing some immaturity that I don't normally read about. She was just a little hard for me to fully connect to.Despite being only 18, Jamie seemed a lot older than he really is. He's a bad boy who tries to go straight but somehow still gets pulled into that previous darkness. He's super sweet when it comes to Ellie and a beast when it comes to the bad side. It's the perfect bad boy mix. His story is heart breaking yet hopeful. I felt myself cheering for him from the beginning.Overall, I did enjoy this book and by the end I was completely hooked to what would happen. If you like bad boys who fall hard, then this might be the book for you.*ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review*

  • Natalie Bailey (LifeandLoveofaBibliophile)
    2018-11-23 00:10

    Some books you like, some you love. Then there's the books that consume you, the ones where the words wrap around you like a blanket and keep you locked inside. The books where the characters take hold of your heart and soul until they become your only focus. This is one of those books. I have wholeheartedly missed Kirsty Moseley's words. This book reminded me of why i love her writing so much. They way she takes 26 letters and creates worlds i want to live in forever, I'm in awe of this lady and the way her mind works.After being released from juvie Jamie Cole is ready to go straight, but cutting ties with his old crime boss Brett Reye isn't as easy as he hoped. Just being released and living in a run down apartment a woman should be the last thing on his mind, But when he steps in to help a pretty red-head he just knows he's hooked. Ellie Pearce has just broken up with her long term boyfriend, she isn't ready for another relationship. She wants to spread her wings so when a handsome stranger steps in to help her she jumps at the chance to go home with him, no point ignoring the obvious attraction. Ellie wants to keep things casual but can Jamie change her mind when feelings grow? With so manys secrets behind him can Jamie ever be free from his past? Gah i loved Jamie, my heart broke for him after everything he's been through. He's such a tortured soul just trying to do the right thing. Ellie was a breath of fresh air for him, the very first person to love him for who he was faults and all. They're absolutely beautiful together. I was totally rooting for them from the beginning. I can't wait to see more of them together, i adore them. I was hooked from the very first page of this book, i didn't expect half the things that happened and OH MY SHIT THAT ENDING!!! WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK. I was left with my jaw on the floor, I NEED MORE NOW!!!! I've already preordered my copy of book 2. Ive loved every Kirsty Moseley book and this one didn't disappoint me. 5* over here.

  • Romance Readers Retreat
    2018-11-21 06:12

    I had begun reading Fighting to Be Free back when Kristy Moseley was publishing it on Wattpad, so was quite excited to read it now that it has been revised and expanded and was being published more traditionally.Jamie is a character you cannot help but root for. He has not been dealt an easy hand and after he is released from juvie, he tries hard to stay on the straight and narrow. He soon finds that is not an easy task and his former ties to the criminal world are hard to shake free from.When Jamie meets Ellie there is an instant attraction. She isn't interested in serious boyfriend, having just been out of a relationship, but she has no problem having some fun with Jamie. Soon, feelings begin to develop and before she knows it, something that started out as fun becomes very serious and important.Ellie is a character I didn't love quite as much as Jamie. Ellie read as very immature to me. She is a teenager, so I suppose that is to be expected, but despite Jamie's sometimes questionable choices, he seemed much more mature than her (though I suppose spending four years in juvenile detention can do that). I did like how sweet she was and for being the 'popular girl' she was surprisingly likeable and innocent.I can't say this was a favorite read for me, but I did find it quite enjoyable. I enjoyed watching Jamie and Ellie's relationship develop and I loved Jamie as a character. Who doesn't love a bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks who is trying to get his life in order? I always was an easy mark for the 'good girl falls for bad boy who is actually good' storylines. Part of what kept me from loving this was I found myself wishing at times the story had a bit less drama. These two have a lot of angst thrown into their lives and relationship and there was drama coming from every place imaginable (and then some). Despite my minor criticisms, I'm intrigued enough to want to read the next book in the series once it is out.

  • Blogging For The LoveOf Authors And Their Books
    2018-11-29 03:19

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Kim's Review!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️I received an ARC for my honest review.I read this book years ago on Wattpad, and when I heard it was being published with brand new content I was jumping for joy with excitement! I couldn't contain myself when I was lucky enough to receive an ARC! I didn't think this amazing piece of work could get any better than it already was, but I was so wrong. It's so much better, I just feel like reading it all over again already! Fighting To Be Free follows Jamie Cole a young man that at the age of only 18 has already been through so much in his short life. He's fresh out of juvie and wants a brand new start, he wants to be free from his past. Jamie meets Ellie the 17 year old red head and he just has to know her. Ellie fresh out of a controlling relationship doesn't want anything serious, she just wants to be free and have fun. Will Jamie change her mind? Will he ever be free from his past? I'm trying to keep my review spoiler free this book is so special, so emotional it needs to be experienced first hand! Go in blind and enjoy the ride! My heart broke for Jamie and everything he had been through he's beautifully broken and you just want to be the one to fix him. I laughed, I jumped for joy, and I most definitely cried! What a ride! The follow up book Worth Fighting For comes out in December and Ive already pre-ordered my copy I just can't wait for more from Jamie and Ellie! It's beautifully written as with everything I've ever read by Kirsty Moseley, she never disappoints me! Her writing has the power to turn me into a blubbering mess one minute and then turn it all around and make my heart jump for joy! Five stars from me it's not enough, it deserves so much more but that's all I can give!

  • Kelly AnneO'Connor
    2018-12-15 01:01

    I have so much to say about this book that this review may turn into a big ramble - you have been warned ! I have just finished what is possibly her best book so far and one of my favourite books of the year even if I did want to read lots of it with my hands over my eyes and a sense of dread in my stomach I still enjoyed every beautiful word this talented author wrote. My favourite thing about reading is the way someone's words can make you feel and this book gave me all the feels - I felt sadness, happiness, love and hope - hope of a better future, hope of being a better person, hope of a happy ending - yeah this book gave me hope. I know this sounds like a really gushy review but I can't stress how much love I have for this epic story - I feel a big book hangover coming on and I don't get those - ever.This story will stay with me for a really long time, I'm slightly biased as Kirsty is my favourite author and I've been waiting for soo long that I lapped this book up in a day. I've avoided going over the plot in my review as I feel that the reader needs to experience this book without to much info, going in blind will make your reading experience so much better. I said this review could be a bit of a ramble but what I hope comes across is my love for this book, characters and author - oh and just before I go Kirsty writes the best first chapters EVER - they hook you and then don't let you go ! I can't wait for Worth Fighting For !!!!!

  • Crystal
    2018-11-29 06:22

    I went into this book completely blind. I saw the cover, liked it, and decided I would read it!At first I was a little thrown because I thought for some reason that the characters would be older, especially with the shenanigans that takes place in the first couple chapters, but as I kept reading it really didn't bother me at all. Ellie is in her senior year of high school and Jamie has just been released from juvenile detention after four years. They meet and have a one night stand, but that isn't quite enough for either of them. Jamie is so adorable! He is so unsure of himself when it comes to Ellie. He has had a rough past and doesn't think he's good enough at times, but he will be damned if he lets her go. He is so sweet, and thoughtful, and perfect! Ellie is also done with her superficial friends and is drawn to Jamie. He is so raw, and real, and completely different from anyone she has ever known. Moseley had me swooning over Jamie, that it made me feel like a bit of a creeper! He is so young and innocent in his own way despite what he's been through. I love the way the relationship grows and the sweet sweet moments. Jamie is an old soul and he seems to calm Ellie.I'm very glad that this is one of the first two books I decided to read by Kristy Moseley, she has me hooked on this story and I am dreading the wait until Worth Fighting For releases.

  • Jo
    2018-11-21 00:11

    It is a really deep story that hurt my heart so much. A young guy, looking for a clean second chance after discharged from prison. Since then, he is alone, trying to find a way to survive, Jamie just 18. Sad and very sad. Ellie, a 17 sweet cheerleader, no need to worry food, study, money because she had a wonderful father and adorable family. Girl loves bad boy, girls do have some fantasy on bad boy, maybe there is the hint that Ellie and Jamie together in the very beginning. It is amazing, not because Jamie and Ellie, it’s telling something that family should be supporting family, like Ellie’s father, I shout “YES” when Michael talked to his wife about Ellie’s trip in Europe. Parents should be supportive and let go their kids when it is the time. Looking forward the next, when Jamie out from jail, how he wins Ellie back.New adult romance not my cup of tea but i really enjoy reading the book, just like "nothing left to lose"

  • Renee at Book Happiness
    2018-12-08 01:22

    I received this for an honest review... I have to say I just absolutely enjoyed this book.. I just fell in love with Ellie and Jamies story.. Such a captivating read that I found myself falling for hook line and sinker.. I just could not get enough of this book and am super anxious for the next book to come out... This is one of those books that just has you rooting for the couple!!!

  • Rosemary
    2018-11-22 00:15

    Read and reviewed for Romance Readers Retreat Blog. Between 3.5 and 4 stars for me, but ultimately rounded up.

  • Shari Kay
    2018-11-30 00:22

    (view spoiler)[h cheats with H in book 2 (hide spoiler)] Just not for me <--book 2