Monday, October 20, 2014

Book Review: Battle by K.J. Bell



K.J. Bell

Pub October 2014 

by Author Self Pub
ARC for Review 

A battle is fought by soldiers on the ground in a time of war. Or at least that’s what I used to think.

I’ve never had to fight for anything in my perfectly planned life, and I certainly never thought I’d have to fight for love.

I was wrong.

One wild, carefree night, and one stupid dare made me realize you can’t appreciate love until you’re forced to fight for it. I want the complex, sexy bull rider who stole my heart in the middle of a deserted wheat field. But Battle McCoy doesn’t believe in love.

What do you do when you aren’t prepared for battle? When someone you care for becomes your greatest enemy? And your surrender is imminent?

I’m going to fight.

There’s a chance he’ll destroy me, but my heart will go to war to make him mine.

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I didn’t know what to expect out of Battle…I knew it was a stand alone but thats all. I wasn’t sure if Battle dealt with military or a struggle. I typically don't read books about people in the armed forces its a bit close to home if you know what I mean. What I did know is Ms Bell is a pretty dang killer author so I knew I had to go for it. What a sweet and fun read was this! Definitely contemporary romance. The HEA was pretty perfect. I loved, loved, loved it. I balled like a baby and smiled like the Cheshire cat the entire time. If you are wondering whether I enjoyed this or not STOP! This was a great read, I did not want to put down. I’ve come to love Ms. Bell’s style her characters aren’t perfect but they work hard towards changing and their character growth is often pretty impressive.
B-rave, after a difficult breakup Faye knows she needs to let go of her inhibitions even if only for a night. 
A-ttention, though Faye knows this isn’t the smartest move the attraction she feels towards Battle isn’t one she can ignore. 
T-ruth, unable to promise anything concrete Battle knows all he can think about is Faye. Willing to put his heart on the line Battle pursues what he knows he wants. 
T-rust, though everyone has told her to stay away there is a different side she see’s in Battle and she refuses to give up. 
L-ove, through all of the loss and pain Faye cannot give up on Battle. Falling in love with him may be the scariest thing she’s ever done but regret never rears its ugly head when it comes to him. 
E-nduring, finally giving into his past Battle knows he must share all of his secrets hoping to secure a long lasting bonded relationship with Faye. Though life has brought him a lot of heartache as long as his sweetheart is by his side he can endure anything.

The ending was beautiful and I highly recommend this book to anyone that loves a great romance. Battle and Faye are perfect for each other watching them bond then fall in love was absolute magic. Well written, this love story will take you through a roller coaster of emotions. I instantly fell in love with these two cheering them on for an HEA. The side characters where absolutely perfect as well. All of their plots run concurrent with our main characters and it was lovely to see them have HEA’s as well. I can tell Ms. Bell takes great care of her characters as though they are a part of her. I absolutely ravished this book in one sitting so I know you will too.

My Favs 
He has never been shy about what he can offer which isn’t much let me tell you. I loved watching him tear down his walls brick by brick revealing what lay in his heart. He has a heart of gold and once you are in he loves fiercely and deeply. Having a faithful heart isn’t something Battle announces to the world he says he cannot love but Faye fought for him watching him give in was amazing.
She was great her personality was very balanced. She has always been a planner and hard worker because thats how her parents raised her. Underneath those layers there is a passionate impulsive young independent woman. Always wanting to make everyone happy Faye was losing sight of herself, but the fire that lay beneath only took a matter of time with a dash of Battle to ignite. The person Faye became was just like the person she’s most admired all of her life. Fighting for the scariest and most beautiful thing she has ever experienced was the best decision she’s ever made. I loved her she and Battle were a perfect fit from the start.

My Rating 
4.5 Breakup, Business Trip, Bull Rider, Dakota’s, Jack Daniels, Wheat Field, The Middle, Proposal, McCoy, Cancer, Autism, Lost Friendship, Bloody Mary, Red Car, Blue Eyes, Lost Grandmother, Independent Daughter, First Place, Never Surrender, Anniversary, Gentry, Unrelenting love filled stars!

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About the Author

K J Bell currently lives in California with her husband and three children. As a mother of three, when she’s not writing, she’s usually carting one of her children to their various activities. 

She enjoys reading, and music, and is equally addicted to both. 

Writing is a passion she simply can’t live without. 

She loves hearing from her readers and can be found on various social media sites 



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