A Boston Love Novel
By Kelly Elliott
Release Day : April 4
A larger-than-life firefighter inspires a career-driven woman to live in the moment—and trust in the power of love—in this flirty, emotional novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Searching for Harmony.
Finn Ward has two passions: being a firefighter and being single. Although his parents are constantly nagging him to settle down, Finn just wants to enjoy himself while he’s young. Then, at a union meeting, he meets a gorgeous lawyer with a dazzling smile—and suddenly, settling down doesn’t sound so bad.
Rory Adams is fresh out of law school and looking to make a name for herself at her mother’s firm. She doesn’t have time for silly games anymore. But when she catches the eye of a dashing fireman who makes her body tingle from across the room, something instantly ignites between them. The only problem? Her father is Finn’s boss.
Their relationship turns both of their lives upside-down. Rory tames Finn’s wild ways, while he shows her that life can’t be all work and no play. But it’ll take some serious determination to keep their love secret—and real courage to admit the truth.
Fighting for Love is the second title in the Boston Love series, although it can be read as a standalone. I loved the first book in this series, so eagerly anticipated reading Fighting for Love and it didn't dissapoint.
Kelly Elliott is a amazing author she creates compelling, complex, engaging and endearing characters that draw you into the story, and you feel as if you are reading about friends rather than fictional characters.
Finn Ward is a fire fighter, who is used to getting what he wants particularly when it comes to the female population. He likes having no commitments and works and plays just as hard.
Rory Adams is a sweet, strong, intelligent and hard working young lawyer. She's quite sheltered and although awkward at times, puts others first rather than following through on her own desires. She also happens to be Finn's boss' daughter and has forbidden any relationship with a firefighter.
I enjoyed watching the relationship develop between this pair, although their attraction was instant their relationship developed at a realistic pace. They face an uphill battle to form a relationship with doubts, self recriminations and others influencing their actions and choices. Their banter is fun, flirty, sweet and at times full of humor. The sexual chemistry is off the charts and definitely sizzles with heat.
I thoroughly enjoyed the secondary characters, and loved seeing the other Ward siblings appear within this story line and the strong themes of family and friendship that flow throughout.
I adore the Wanted series, and can easily see the Boston Love series, becoming one of my favorites. Overall Fighting for Love is an enjoyable, sweet, tender, passionate, humorous, low angst love story. I look forward to the next Boston Love story, and cannot wait to see which Ward sibling is featured next.
She took another bite of her toast. “But work is for sure not on your mind, Rory. Not with that goofy deer-in-the-headlight look on your face. You’re thinking about a guy.”
My mouth dropped. How in the hell did she know that? “I am not.”
Lifting her brow, she tilted her head and replied, “Really? Look me directly in the eye and tell me you were not thinking about a guy and I’ll treat you to a mani-pedi today.”
“Oh, that sounds like fun! I haven’t done that in a long time.”
“Stop avoiding the question, Rory.”
Taking a bite of my parfait, I asked, “What was the question again?”
With a huge smile, Clare pointed her egg-filled fork at me. “I knew it! I knew it. . . . What’s his name?”
I thought about lying and saying it wasn’t a guy who had my mind so damn preoccupied, or blurting everything out and asking Clare for advice. I was positive it would somehow involve his dick.
Her mouth formed an O as her eyes widened. “Finn? That sounds sexy as fuck.”
Worrying my lower lip into my mouth, I clamped down on it and nodded. I closed my eyes and sighed. Opening them, I focused on Clare. “Oh, gosh, Clare. He is more than sexy. If you were to look up ‘hot-as-hell guy with the most amazing fit body’ in Webster’s, his picture would be there. He’s funny, has the most adorable smile, and when he’s really happy, his dimples pop out. He has crazy hair that looks like he runs his hand through it all . . . the . . . time. His condo is immaculate. Like you thought I was crazy weird about keeping stuff clean, this guy takes it up a level.” I stopped talking and thought about Finn’s eyes. “Those amazing emerald eyes of his are so easy to get lost in. They way he looks at me sometimes is so seductive I feel like I’m going to combust. And his kiss . . . Good Lord, his kiss left me reeling for hours.”
Clare sat there with her toast frozen at her mouth and stared at me. She dropped it to the plate and let a huge grin take over her face.
“Wow. Please tell me you slept with this guy and that he was the best sex you’ve ever had, ’cause the look on your face right now is almost borderline . . .”
Leaning in closer, I asked, “Borderline what?”
“First tell me, did y’all sleep together?”
I shook my head and took a bite of yogurt. “No. He asked me out to dinner, but I turned him down.”
Gripping the table, Clare shook her head. “Whoa . . . time out. Wait one damn minute. You haven’t even been out on a date with this guy? When did you kiss? You were at his condo? Why? How can you be that head over heels for someone and not have gone on a date?” Pinching the bridge of her nose, she moaned, “I’m so confused.”
She turned and searched for the waiter. “We need two Bloody Marys stat!”
Kelly Elliott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author. Since finishing her bestselling Wanted series, Kelly continues to spread her wings while remaining true to her roots and giving readers stories rich with hot protective men, strong women and beautiful surroundings.
Her bestselling works include, Wanted, Broken, Without You, and Unconditional Love, to name just a few.
Kelly has been passionate about writing since she was fifteen. After years of filling journals with stories, she finally followed her dream and published her first novel, Wanted, in November of 2012.
Kelly lives in central Texas with her husband, daughter, and two pups. When she’s not writing, Kelly enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She is down to earth and very in touch with her readers, both on social media and at signings.
To find out more about Kelly and her books, you can find her through her website.