What has a sexy, bad-ass veteran hero…
A feisty and independent heroine who won’t hesitate to stand up for herself…
A forbidden, best friend’s younger sister conflict…
And a forced-proximity roommates-to-lovers situation that creates all kinds of sexual tension?
FIGHTING FOR WHAT’S HIS—the second standalone title in New York Times bestselling author Laura Kaye’s Warrior Fight Club series! FIGHTING FOR WHAT’S HIS is now available! Grab your copy and join the Warrior Fight Club world today!
This fight club has one rule: you must be a veteran…
Resisting her only makes him want her more…
Private investigator Billy Parrish is good at three things—fighting, investigating, and sex. MMA training with the other vets in the Warrior Fight Club keeps his war-borne demons at bay—mostly, and one night stands ensure no one gets too close. But then his best friend from the Army Rangers calls in a favor.
Shayna Curtis is new to town, fresh out of grad school, and full of hope for the future. With a new job starting in a month, she’s grateful when her brother arranges a place for her to stay while she apartment hunts. But she never expected her roommate to be so brooding. Or so sexy.
Billy can’t wait for Shay to leave—because the longer she’s there, the more he wants her in his bed. To stay. He can’t have her—that much he knows. But when fight club stops taking off the edge, Billy lets down his guard…and starts fighting for what’s his.
An alpha wounded warrior and his best friend’s little sister – Laura Kaye, honestly hit every trope that could be my favourite in this newest offering by her.
Billy Parrish is an army vet turned PI – who suffers from survivor guilt but is doing his best friend Ryan a favour by letting his sister stay with him since she is new in the city.
Shayna Curtis, on the other hand; is hoping for a new start away from the family she believes blames her for the death of her middle brother. But a new start away as roomies with the man she had a huge crush on since her younger days, isn’t ideal but she believes that her crush is long past, so it should be fine now; or so she believes.
What neither of them expected was a charged attraction from the first time they lay eyes on each other.
I loved the easy comrade between Billy and Shayna – how they helped each other through each of their problems and issues; how they became the support system and foundation without them even realizing it. I loved that they became friends; even through their attraction.
The level of angst could have been a lot more intense; considering that Billy is a vet & Shayna is a survivor – some issues that could have been dealt with in a deeper way. I still enjoyed this slow burn romance told in quintessential Laura Kaye manner.
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
After she made Billy his sandwich, Shayna noticed that her brother had finally returned her email. She nearly gasped as she rushed to open it.
“Everything okay?” Billy asked.
Grinning, she nodded. “Yeah. Ryan wrote me.” She had to force her eyes not to hurry over the words.
Hey Shay. Shitnubbin is solid B- insult material. You can do better, squirt.
She grinned at his use of the million-year-old nickname. As a kid she’d hated it, but it didn’t bother her so much anymore. Shayna would gladly take any and all teasing her brothers had ever done if it would bring her other brother back again…
Focus. Right. She mentally shoved the thoughts back into the corner where they lived, always looming just on the edge of consciousness.
I’m glad you’re liking the job, but you don’t owe me a thing. You did this all on your own. All I did was tell you what you already knew. And Billy’s arm didn’t take any twisting. Though if he gives you any trouble, tell him I’ll kill him in his sleep.
She sniggered and grinned at Billy. “He says if you give me any trouble, he’ll kill you in your sleep. So, that’s a hello, I guess?”
He smirked around a bite. “Pretty much.”
Seriously though, take your time finding a place. You have a home there as long as you need it, trust me. I’d rather you find the right situation then rush into something with a roommate that doesn’t work out or a place that isn’t safe. You don’t need that kind of headache. And get Ryan to run a background check on any potential roommates, will ya?
She rolled her eyes as she talked to herself. “I don’t think so.”
“What?” Billy asked.
“Nothing. He’s being stupid.”
“Highly doubt that.”
Now she was the one smirking. “Ryan is capable of massive amounts of stupid. Trust me. He wants me to have background checks done on potential roommates.”
Billy’s expression grew thoughtful. “I can do that.”
She rolled her eyes again. “Omigod stahhhp.”
He chuckled and shrugged. “Makes sense to me.”
“Well there’s a big surprise, Ranger Parrish.” She continued on:
It’s hot as balls here and I’ve got sand in places no one fucking wants sand. Otherwise, everything’s good. Keeping busy and doing the job. Looks like we’re still on track for getting home before Thanksgiving. Fingers crossed. I’m glad you’re excited about your new job, Shayna. You deserve it. After everything.
A stinging sensation unexpectedly burned against the backs of Shay’s eyes. With those two words, Ryan had said so freaking much. More than they hardly ever even broached, as if talking about Dylan—and her role in his death—was a poison that neither of them wanted to drink. She blinked fast to force the threatening tears away as she read the rest.
Kick ass. Take names. And get up the next day and do it all again. Just, next time, don’t make me think of real burgers and fries, crotchfruit. All we have is mystery meat you know.
Take care, Shay. More soon. It’s good to hear from you when I’m over here so stay in touch. Ry
Not even the awesomeness of crotchfruit could fully chase away the impact of After everything. Shayna filled her water glass again and took a big drink just to have something else to focus on.
Finished with his dinner, Billy came around to the sink to rinse his plate and the knife she’d used to cut his sandwich.
Then they stood there. Facing each other. An arm’s reach apart. Just looking.
And, for her, once again wanting…
Obviously, the desire was all on her side. But she’d been there, done that, and had the sexual frustration to prove it.
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“The always amazing Kaye is kicking off a terrific new contemporary romance series that centers around a wounded warrior’s fight club. Kaye does a beautiful job exploring the fallout from war and PTSD as various characters struggle to cope in their own ways. The love story between Noah Cortez and his childhood friend Kristina Moore is both compelling and touching, for the obstacles in their way loom large. A truly memorable read!” ~ RT Book Reviews
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Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in contemporary and erotic romance and romantic suspense, including the Blasphemy, Hard Ink, and Raven Riders series. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. Laura also writes historical fiction as the NYT bestselling author, Laura Kamoie. She lives in Maryland with her husband and two daughters, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.