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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Face to face with that reality - The Fighter (Foundation #2) by Kira Adams

Published: October 18th, 2014


Junior year was supposed to be some of the best times of his life. Instead, Jace Austin lost not only his mother, but also his identical twin brother. After time to heal and grieve, Jace was able to confront his inner demons, and open himself up to love.

Senior year is shaping up to be more of the same; another day, another roller coaster. His father believes Jace is to blame for the deaths in their family; drinking himself numb. He can’t play the hero all the time, and one day soon Jace is going to come face to face with that reality—and let’s face it, it won’t be pretty.

Overall I thought that it was a fabulous read! I am anxious to read more and I hope that you wont stop after this book because you have a real talent for creating relatable and engrossing stories! - Goodreads

This is defiantly worth a read, it kept me interested from the off, but you have to read book one first r you will have no clue as to what’s going on at times. Kira is an exceptional writer who not only writes a great story but also includes some lovely lyrics, which is a treat in itself. I would definitely recommend her work having read all of her books and I am never disappointed. - Goodreads


I took the few last remaining steps toward Peyton, closing the distance between us. “There isn’t any other person I would want to experience all of this with than you.” I reached my hand up to her face, first tucking some stray hairs behind her ear, and then cupping her cheek.

She leaned into my hand with her face, closing her eyes, enjoying the caress. I couldn’t remember the last time we had been able to enjoy the closeness of one another without a care in the world. “God, you have no idea how much I have missed you.”

She opened her eyes quickly, staring intently into mine. “Jace, I’m standing right in front of you.”

I dropped my hand from her face and then turned away from her slowly. “I know, but I’ve done a lot of stupid stuff these past two years to keep us apart. None of it was intentional, believe me…but I wish I could get that time back every day.”

“You know I forgive you for all of that,” Peyton replied softly, putting herself yet again within my eyesight.

“I know…but it doesn’t excuse my actions. It took me so long to come to terms with my feelings with you originally, all the time I have wasted since then really messes with my head.” I shook my head, guilt spilling off me.

“Well, let’s make up for some of that time here and now—on this trip,” she exclaimed lightly, taking my hand and leading me out to the balcony and the breathtaking view of the city.

“What are we doing?” I asked from behind her, staring out at the city.

“We are taking advantage of every moment we have together—as if it’s our last.”

“Should I be jealous that you are spending so much time with him?” I asked, only halfway serious.

“Get real.” She cracked a smile.

“Good. Now come here,” I ordered as I pulled her into me and lowered my lips to hers.

“What do you want to get into now?” I asked her, my eyebrows wiggling. “You hungry?”

She looked back at me. “I’m starving!”

“I was hoping you’d say that.” I put my arm around her, leading her out to my car.

We ended up at one of our favorite authentic Mexican restaurants, Ole Ole and it was just our luck that our usual booth was vacant.

After our server brought chips, salsa, and beans to our table, and we began chowing down on them, I threw my arm around Peyton and pulled her closer into me.

Although we had the entire booth to ourselves and could sit across from one another, it had become routine for us to sit next to each other. We had been doing it since the first time we tried out the restaurant, and I liked the feeling of closeness.

I kissed her head lightly, breathing her in.

“You okay?” she asked.

I sighed. “Yeah, it’s just been a long day.”

“You want to talk about it?” She raised her chocolate eyes up to meet mine.

“Not really.” I shrugged it off, hoping she would change the subject. It didn’t take her long to catch on.

“So, I started writing a new song…”

“Oh yeah?” I raised my eyebrows. “What is it about?”

“About this guy I know.”

“Really?” I bit into another chip. “Anyone I might know?”

“Maybe…” She was being coy and mysterious and I liked it.

“Tell me about this guy.”

She dipped another chip into the beans and then shoveled it into her mouth before answering. “He’s funny and charismatic, handsome and charming.”

“Go on,” I urged her to continue.

“He’s unlike anyone I’ve ever met before. One of a kind. Most of the time, I think I don’t deserve him.”

I loved everything she was saying until the last line. I hated when she began to doubt herself. “Look at me.” I tipped her chin gently toward me. “You deserve everything you have and more and don’t you forget it.”

About the author:

Krista Pakseresht has always been a dreamer. From the first time she opened her eyes. Creating worlds through words is one thing she is truly talented at. She specializes in Young adult/New adult romance, horror, action, fantasy, and non-fiction under the pen name Kira Adams. 

She is the author of the Infinite Love series, the Foundation series, the Darkness Falls series, and the Looking Glass series.

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Spg Chlomo said...

the book sounds great and I love the cover :)

Samantha@WLABB said...

I just can't say no to this kind of book. (and the cover model is quite swoon-worthy)

Unknown said...

Thanks for the giveaway! The EYES On that guy!!

Unknown said...

Wow looks so amazing... loving the excerpt thank you

Unknown said...

awesome! Thanks for the chance :)

Juana said...

I enjoyed the excerpt. I am buying this book on my next book buying spree.

Julie Waldron said...

Sounds like a good book.

Unknown said...

I want to read this. this sounds like a wonderful read. :))

justwin4once said...

I liked the excerpt - can't wait to read the book.