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» Book Blurb
Spencer Bradley ruins everything he touches. Addicted to gambling, he’s lied, cheated, and stolen to get what he wants. Now, in order to protect those he cares for, he’s keeping his distance. Rehab’s taught him a lot, but when his time runs out and he finds himself with nowhere to turn, he seeks help from the one person he’s capable of destroying.
Olivia Carter fell in love the day she met Spencer Bradley. Despite him being responsible for the downfall of his best friend’s career and landing himself in rehab, she can’t bring herself to stay away—even if it means risking her own recovery.
» First Sentence
Addiction comes in many forms – alcohol, drugs, sex.
» My Initial Reaction
Addiction is rough. This is gonna be an emotional ride.
» My Review
I don’t know how I made it to the end. This book was so emotional!
UnDefeated is the 3rd book in the Wayward Fighters series. I haven’t read the first 2, but don’t let that hold you back from diving into this book. It’s a great standalone too. Knockout, the first book in this series, is available on Kindle for free! Grab it today!
Olivia, has been battling her life threatening addiction to cut herself. Spencer, straight out of rehab for his gambling addiction, jumps back into Olivia’s life. He has no-one else to turn to and Olivia just wants Spencer back in her life, her own health be damned.
They have to work out how to deal with their own addictions and how to communicate with eachother so they don’t go on a backward spiral. It’s not smooth sailing which makes for a quick read.
I like Liv’s character. She works 2 jobs to get by, hairdressing & bar tending. She’s got her weaknesses and strengths, but she takes a risk to keep Spencer in her life, any way she can get.
I feel like J.C. Valentine really researched these addictions. I’ve not dealt with these struggles in my life but the characters and story lines are realistic.
I definitely need to get my hands on the first two books of this series to know where Liv & Spencer’s story begins. I’m sure knowing the full background, this could become a 5 star rating.
» My Rating
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J.C. Valentine is a pen name for Brandi Salazar. Brandi started writing poetry, short stories, and novels at a very young age, weaving tales to share with her friends that were geared toward making them laugh. Today her writing habits reflect that, ranging from young adult to urban fiction romance, but no matter how different her works may be, you can always find a healthy dose of action, romance, and humor. Brandi lives in the Northwest with her husband, their children, and pets. As a university student, she studies literature, which goes well with her dream to become an editor. Brandi entertains a number of hobbies including reading and photography, but her first love is writing fiction.