Fighting For Love – Nicole Flockton


Brooke King has always dreamed of winning gold. With the Rio Games finished and no gold hanging around her neck, she’s more determined than ever to do whatever is needed to win, including going solo and moving to another country for a shot with a new diving coach. The last person she expects to see is her sexy Rio fling, Dane Parkland.

Dane is riding high after a successful Olympic Games. Relocating to follow his longtime coach is a no-brainer for him. Settling into his new home he’s stunned when he finds Brooke living in the same complex. The girl he hasn’t been able to forget.

Will Brooke and Dane fight to turn short-term fun into long-term love? Or will career ambitions, past hurts, and big decisions prove too much to overcome?


I was given an advanced reading copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

My Rating: 4.5 Stars

Have you ever had one of those moments where you finish reading a book, or watching a movie, and find yourself smiling like an idiot? Fighting For Love left me with the goofiest grin on my face. Thankfully I finished reading it in the privacy of my own home; I’m pretty sure I would have been on the receiving end of quite a few strange looks had I been in public.

As I said in my review of Fighting to Dream, Flockton has a gift for writing characters that are lovable and easy to relate to.Of the three couples in The Elite series, these two were my favorite. Brooke and Dane were adorable together – each unsure of the other’s feelings, they kind of tip toe around one another while trying not to give in to their sizzling chemistry. Not only were the characters easy to connect to, the plot of Fighting For Love was perfect for the short novel. While there were certainly challenges for both Brooke and Dane to overcome, the book overall maintained a light and happy feel that had me flying through it (I finished the book within an hour of starting it).

Now I’m sure you’re thinking, “If this book was so amazing, why did you give it 4.5 stars instead of 5?”. The answer is simple really, I want MORE! I loved these characters and this plot so much that I was sad to see the book end after 90 pages. I would have loved to see some flashbacks to Brooke and Dean’s interactions during the Rio Olympics – at the very least, it would have been nice to read about how they met.

My Takeaway: With Valentine’s day right around the corner, Fighting For Love is being released at just the right time. With lovable characters, and a sugar sweet romance, this book is sure to put a smile on your face.

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