Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Book #Review: Undefeated by J.C. Valentine .@authorjcv .@indiesagepromo

Book Title: Undefeated (Wayward Fighters 3)
Author:  J.C. Valentine |WebsiteTwitterFacebook|
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: Romance
Series/Standalone: Series Book 3
Format: ebook, paperback
Cost: $0.99, $12.00
How I got it: Publicist
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes
Publication Date: May 26th
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*Note* While this book is a part of the Wayward Fighters series, unDefeated can be read as a standalone. Spencer Bradley ruins everything he touches. Addicted to gambling, he’s lied, cheated, and stolen to get what he wants. Now, in order to protect those he cares for, he’s keeping his distance. Rehab’s taught him a lot, but when his time runs out and he finds himself with nowhere to turn, he seeks help from the one person he’s capable of destroying. Olivia Carter fell in love the day she met Spencer Bradley. Despite him being responsible for the downfall of his best friend’s career and landing himself in rehab, she can’t bring herself to stay away—even if it means risking her own recovery. (
I so didn't know this was a part of a series, and it doesn't read like it is. You meet some new characters who are clearly from previous books but these characters have their own arc and are only secondary characters here, so you don't need their stories to understand who they are to Spencer and Liv. 

I loved this series. It was amazing. I haven't read a book about addicts in recovery in a while , and they are struggling to become full humans again.  Having left his rehab, Spence doesn't have anyone he can go to. His past actions burnt all the bridges he once had, and now he has to rebuild his life all alone.  Liv has always loved Spence and when he went away he took her heart with him, she's slowly building her life without him in it, even though she doesn't want to.  Her friends all want her to move on but she can't without her heart.

These two are amazing characters to read, and it made me enjoy the story more, especially when you realize that Spencer was originally an anti hero and a character that wasn't the best character at all. He's done everything for his next fix and it cost a few people their livelihoods and of course has broken way too many hearts along the way.  Olivia is a child of privilege and her life hasn't been easy, her attempts to gain her parents attention led her down a dark path and this has led her where she is now.  In love with a addict who helps to feed her addiction to adrenaline and man does Spence help her embrace the dark side.

I wanted a bigger book because their story could have gone on for a few more chapters, I really want to know what happens with his sister, do Spence and Olivia make it, how do they look a few years from now. Will their therapist start seeing them alone to help them grow even more??  I loved watching the healing that took place, reading their pain and their triggers, watching as they learnt that they weren't alone and even seeing the struggle not to give into their addictions.  It was eye opening and very good to read, especially their love scenes. Very steamy.

My favorite scene will always be the bathroom scene no, not that one, the third one, when Spence and Olivia get into it, and just those moments leading up to her getting there, were just so..wow.

I really enjoyed reading this one and can't wait until the next installment comes out.
Tell me what you thought down in the comments.  Happy Reading

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