I was given this book in turn for an honest review.
Adam and Cassie are both lost, lonely and seeking happiness. They found a friendship that bound them together. Will their friendship stay platonic or will their attraction become too hard to resist?
I was so excited when E.J. Shortall said she would be writing Adam and Cassie’s story; after reading Prepared to Fight book #1 I felt they had a story all of their own to tell and WOW, what a story it is. It is much deeper and emotional than I expected it to be for both Adam and Cassie, they both had troubles and issues to work through, ones I didn’t even imagine. E.J. Shortall has delivered another brilliant romance with passionate and emotionally filled scenes.
I will be honest about Adam; after reading the first book in the series he wasn’t my most favourite person, however after reading his and Cassie’s story I fell for him and I fell for him HARD! He was a troubled young man, with a whole load of love to give. He was simply lost and seeking guidance, acceptance and love. He was also strong, caring, and wouldn’t ever harm those he cared for.
Cassie also grew on me with this book; I had been unsure of her in the first book. She was strong, independent, caring and loyal. She was also lost and lacking love and support from those, she needed it most from.
Without realising Cassie was able to open Adam’s eyes and see that what he had believed to be true for years wasn’t as deep or as powerful as he had first felt. That there was a life out there waiting for him and he had feelings he hadn’t even recognised. Adam could see that Cassie was slowly losing her true spirit and fight; that she deserved much better than Jay was showing her.
Jay was a manipulative and controlling creep with an ulterior motive to his actions; he was dangerous both mentally and physically. I would have happily crawled into my kindle and given Jay one hell of an ass kicking!
This story ended with a bang that I never saw coming. E.J. Shortall gave no clues to the explosive ending, she had me sat on the edge of my seat waiting with abated breath hoping that Cassie and Adam would find the love and happiness they both had longed for and deserved and she did not disappoint!
If you love contemporary romances with real life circumstances that are dealt with in a delicate and truthful way, Prepared to Fall by E.J. Shortall is for you!