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Fighting for Redemption – Nicole Flockton

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From USA Today Bestselling Author, Nicole Flockton, the final book in The Elite Series.

Bad Boy Brett Hunter is on a downward spiral after a poor performance at the Rio Olympic Games. His sponsors are threatening to drop him and trouble seems to find him wherever he goes. He’s comfortable with his bad boy image, it’s what he deserves after what he’s done. The last thing he wants to do is change the public’s perception of him, but his agent tells him, change his image or lose his sponsors.

Cassandra Fielder doesn’t like working with diva athletes – she’s been there, done that and has the divorce decree to go with it. When she finds out her new client is Olympian Brett Hunter, for the first time in her career she wants to tell her boss no, unfortunately, saying no isn’t an option. What she isn’t prepared for is the unexpected attraction flaring between them. She has no plans to play on that particular court again. As she spends time with Brett, she begins to see there is more to him than what he shows the public. But why is he trying so hard to hang on to his bad boy image?

Being with Cassandra has Brett facing old foes and a past he is desperately trying to forget. When the truth comes out, a fledging love is put to the test. Can it survive or has trust been irrevocably shattered?

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I received an Advanced Reading Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

My Rating: 4.5 Stars

If you’ve taken my recommendation and read this series, you’ll be as excited as I was to find out that the final book in The Elite series features Brett! If you didn’t take my advice to read the series, all I have to say is this:

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Now, those of you who did listen to me will be thrilled to hear that Fighting for Redemption comes out in a short 9 days, and was actually my favorite of The Elite books.

One of my absolute favorite things about reading a romance series is that the characters are usually connected. I love it when an author brings back couples from previous books; it gives the reader a chance to revisit favorite characters. In Fighting for Redemption, Flockton brings back Drake, Tamara, Julia and Mitch in multiple scenes.

Cassandra and Brett had instant chemistry – at their first meeting even I felt butterflies. While they fought the relationship from pretty much day one, the book is packed with steamy stolen kisses and close encounters. I thoroughly enjoyed Cassandra’s sass and her ability to put Brett in his place, a feat that nobody in this series has been able to accomplish.

Although I have felt that some of Flockton’s previous books were too short and missed out on plot as a result, Fighting for Redemption was the perfect length and the pacing of the book as a whole was fantastic.

The only thing that kept this from being a 5 star book for me was the continuous mention of Cassandra as a career woman. Brett frequently lamented that she wasn’t his usual type because she was driven and had a career. Although this was worth maybe one mention, I didn’t feel that it needed to be brought up constantly. It was actually mentioned more frequently than Brett’s age, which I assumed would be the larger relationship deterrent.

My Takeaway: Fighting for Redemption was a great end to a series full of fun, light romance novels. While they can be read as standalone books, I recommend you start The Elite series from book one! As they are all currently available on Kindle Unlimited, now is the perfect time to begin.

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