Fighting for You by Gianna Gabriela

 

My review:
Jesse is a junior in college, pre-med and football player, beginning his internship on the oncology floor of the local Children’s Hospital. Zoe was in college, but has been fighting leukemia for a year, a type of childhood cancer that occasionally strikes older teens and young adults. Jesse and Zoe strike up a friendship, and continue to see each other as friends once she’s released and after she goes back to school at the same university Jesse attends.
This was such a sweet book. Jesse and Zoe have a beautiful friendship, and I liked seeing her start to *live* once she was in remission. She finally gave herself permission to experience life. And Jesse is so passionate about becoming a doctor and researching childhood cancer, hoping to prevent anyone else from losing a loved one to the devastating disease.
What I liked: Jesse and Zoe together. Zoe’s sassiness. Emma, the roommate. The poignancy of Maria’s story (but what happened to her??). The camaraderie between Jesse’s group of friends.
What I didn’t like: What happened with Maria?? I’m so curious! Did the transplant work?
Overall: This is a sweet, clean book with a lot of emotion. Definitely worth reading.
Rating: ♥♥♥♥
Title: Fighting For You

Series: Bragan University #2

Author: Gianna Gabriela
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: December 7, 2018
Blurb
Jesse Falcon
Jesse Falcon has dedicated his life to one cause: to fight against that
which has taken so much from him. 

He’s learned the hard way that if you want something to be done, you have to do
it yourself. 

 

No more waiting for others to make a difference. 

 

With football, a pre-med program and a coveted internship, he has no time for
anything or anyone else. The truth is, he doesn’t think his barely healed heart
can take it. 
 
Despite his determination to remain distant, he soon finds a girl who will not
only fracture that resolve but shatter it completely.

 

Zoe Evans

Zoe Evans is an average college student.

 

She has a group of friends, and enough gossip lingers in the halls to make her
days interesting. 

 

Her whole world changes in a heartbeat though – one blackout, and a week-long
fever forces her into a battle she isn’t prepared to fight. 
 
The odds are stacked against her. 
 
Will she have the strength to prevail?

 

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Excerpt
Prologue
Jesse Falcon
Every time I near her door, I struggle to go inside. I hate being in the hospital. The smell is a mixture of things, all inescapable. The most prevalent is the jumble of two emotions—happiness and sorrow. Some people laugh. Some people cry; it all depends on the day.
I force myself to stand outside her door for a few more minutes. Who would’ve thought that I’d be here? Who would’ve thought I’d be spending my afternoons in a hospital entertaining her while she fights for her life? Not me. And I’m sure as hell she didn’t expect to be here either.
No one should expect to be here because no one ever should.
Although my feet want to remain frozen, I take a deep breath and force myself to knock. I wait a few minutes, but no one answers. I press my ear to the door, hearing no noises coming from the other side. Maybe she’s sleeping. I should come back another time, I tell myself, but I know I’m just trying to find a reason not to go into that room. Instead, I do what anyone in my position would do; I fight my cowardice, my desire to run away.
I open the door and let myself in. I’m immediately greeted by an empty space. Even for a hospital, it looks too clinical. The bed is made, the machines have been put away, and the flowers that were here yesterday are gone. There’s no sign that someone was here. No sign that she had been here before.
Immediately, I get the feeling that something is wrong.
Zoe Evans
Cancer.
That is the word ringing in my ears.
I have cancer.
Cancer.
Me.
I have it.
The word continues to loop like a bad soundtrack in my mind. It’s on repeat, but I struggle to comprehend it. I hear my mother’s cry and turn in her direction just in time to see my father bringing his arms around her to keep her suddenly limp body from hitting the ground. Her reaction is what tells me I’ve heard the doctor right.
I think back at how I ended up here. One second, I was on the phone with my mother, telling her about this fever that wouldn’t go away. Even with the fever, I remember telling her how excited I was to finally get a break from school and spend my time with her and Dad. She kept insisting I get myself to the hospital, but I refused. I thought it was nothing…but it persisted. The fever didn’t go away, so I finally decided to listen to my mother.
A fever. That’s all I thought I had, but I was wrong.
I have Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
Leukemia.
Cancer.
Me.
I have it.
The rest of the doctor’s words are lost on me as I feel as if I’m not really in my body anymore, I’m not in this room anymore. Suddenly, I’m lightheaded and my vision blurs.
“Are you okay, Zoe?” I think I hear someone say, but before I can answer, everything goes dark.

 

 

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Author Bio
Gianna Gabriela is a small-town girl living in the Big Ol’ City of New York. She’s
been reading for years and calls it her addiction. Her favorite genre to read
is anything in the YA, NA, and Contemporary Romance realm. She’s a writer of
the sexy alphas you want and the strong heroines you need.

 

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The Dirty Ones by JA Huss + Giveaway

Don’t forget to check out this fantastic book! Don’t let the excerpt scare you off – this has a great psychological suspense.

Title: The Dirty Ones
Author: JA Huss
Genre: Dark Erotic Suspense
Release Date: December 4, 2018
Blurb
They said write what you know so that’s what I did. I wrote dirty, I wrote erotic, I wrote the truth. And then
they called me a liar. But it’s not me who’s lying, it’s them.
Our story isn’t for everyone. It’s not even for us.
So if you’re looking for the fairy tale and the stupid prince on his dumb white
horse, move along. You’ve got a hold of the wrong book.
This is not your story, this is not your life, and this is not your opportunity to dip your
frightened little toe into the dark pool of water and “try new things” and then pull it out and decide… #NotForMe.
When you go in with us you go all in. So make a decision before you turn this page.
Because I’m making one promise with this book.
Just one.
We are The Dirty Ones and this is our truth.
The Dirty Ones is a brand new dark romance about the secret world of erotica authors releasing December 4, 2018.

 

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Excerpt

Kiera’s room is dark, so I force myself to be still for a few seconds, allowing my eyes to adjust. When the crack of light leaking in from under the door goes from barely visible to a golden haze rising up from the floor I step forward towards the edge of the four-poster bed, unknotting my tie and pulling it through my collar as I walk.
“Kiera?” I ask, pulling my shirt out of my pants and unbuttoning my shirt. “You awake?” She moans, rolling over, one of her pale breasts exposed from her top, one long leg bare as it sneaks out from under the covers. Her hair is wild, splayed out on the pillow and half covering her beautiful face.
I want to turn the lights on. Want to see her better. See all of her. Never take my eyes
off this woman. I want to make this whole nightmare go away. Give her something
better. Leave behind my old life with all its expectations and just steal away with her to some far-away tropical island. Stay naked with her forever and raise babies on the beach.
God, what the fuck is wrong with me? We’ve been back in each other’s lives for less than forty-eight hours and all I can think about is throwing everything away?
You’re in love, Con.
I hear the words in her voice inside my head.
You’re in love.
Maybe I am.
I unbuckle my belt and unfasten my pants. Drag my zipper down, trying to be quiet.
I don’t want to wake her. I want to ease into bed, slip my fingers between her legs,
and kiss her mouth as she dreams. Make her come in her sleep. 
I am one sick fuck and I don’t care. When I’m naked I place one knee on the bed and carefully swing my other leg over hers. She twists, flat on her back now. That one exposed breast caught in some stray ray of light that shouldn’t be there, but is. Like a spotlight just for my own sick, hedonistic pleasure.
Thinking back on the party at Camille’s house has turned back time for me. Taken me to the place I was, the person I used to be. The one who fucked her and Sofia—and
sometimes Camille too. The one who didn’t mind sharing with Hayes or Bennett
because they didn’t mind sharing with me.
It was an orgy. Group sex or whatever.
It was sick, and twisted, and very fucking erotic.
It was heavy breathing, and sweaty, naked bodies, and never enough.
It was never enough that year.
We fucked them all. Together.
It was sensuous, and uninhibited, and lecherous.
How did I ever walk away from these people? How did I ever live a day without them?
I place my hand on her one exposed leg and slowly slide it up to her thigh.
She moans again, mouth parted like she’s waiting for my cock.
I picture those nights long ago. At the parties. How Camille would always be the one to invite us in. And how Hayes would be the first to take her up on those offers.
How Sofia was meek, and afraid, and shy. And how she changed. How we all
changed.
How Kiera used to whimper and moan as she came.
I want to hear that sound now. Right now.
I lean forward, crawling up her body, my rock-hard cock dragging across the sheets.
Aching to be inside her.
Author Bio
JA Huss is the New York Times Bestselling author of 321 and has been on the USA Today Bestseller’s list 21 times in the past four years. She writes characters with
heart, plots with twists, and perfect endings.
Her books have sold millions of copies all over the world, the audio version of her
semi-autobiographical book, Eighteen, was nominated for a Voice Arts Award and
an Audie Award in 2016 and 2017 respectively, her audiobook, Mr. Perfect, was
nominated for a Voice Arts Award in 2017, and her audiobook, Taking Turns, was
nominated for an Audie Award in 2018.
She lives on a ranch in Central Colorado with her family.

 

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