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REVIEW ➼ Fighting for Us by Claire Kingsley


How long would you wait for the love of your life?

The Asher Bailey who comes home to his quirky small town isn’t the same man who put a ring on Grace’s finger. He’s bigger, harder, haunted. Forced to give up Grace and everything else that was good in his life for a prison sentence he barely survived.

Now that he’s home, he finds himself aggressively welcomed by his brothers and gleefully gossiped about by his neighbors. He’d counted on both.

But he never expected to see Grace still wearing his ring.

Grace’s fairy tale didn’t end. It was interrupted. She’s spent the last seven years living her life while waiting for one man. Now that he’s back, she’s got her work cut out for her. He’s scarred and angry, and stubbornly convinced they can’t be together. She’s more than happy to educate him otherwise.

Every beer, every prank, every kiss brings him closer to where he’s always belonged. In her life. In her arms. In her heart.

Asher fears the darkness inside him can’t be contained. But Grace won’t give up on him without a fight.

She was the moon to my ocean. I couldn’t escape her gravity.


Fighting for Us is the second part of Asher and Grace’s story and picks up seven years after the ending of Protecting You. This one was an emotional rollercoaster.

Asher and Grace have both changed over the past seven years. Asher isn’t the same man, he is wounded emotionally, there is a darkness and anger to him that wasn’t there before. Grace has grown, but she is also broken from the events of seven years ago. Can they save each other or is it too late?

I love Asher. He is so beautifully broken and I can see why Grace wants to help him. He has some anger over what happened in the past and what happened in prison. He is spiraling out of control despite being free. Grace is a fighter. She never once gave up on Asher in the time he was gone and even when he was home. She fought for their relationship. I love their relationship, struggles and all. Their chemistry is great, even after all the time.

The secondary characters in this story are FANTASTIC. From the Miles family, to the other Bailey brothers, to grams, Grace’s mom and brother, the entire town, Grace’s best friend, Cara. Everyone contributes to this story in a different way and it’s amazing.

Fighting for Us is full of angst, love, emotions, family and some amazing banter! A MUST READ and I can’t wait for more of the Bailey brothers!