Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Prepared to Fight by EJ Shortall Blog Tour #4Star #Review

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Title:  Prepared To Fight 
Author: EJ Shortall 
Release Day: July 10 
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Live each day as if it were your last. Worry only about yourself. Work hard and never, ever fall in love. That’s Olivia Buchanan’s motto and she stands by it every day.

Feisty, headstrong and confident, recent graduate Liv is fighting to succeed in the male dominated field she has chosen as her career. As an architect for her best friend's father's respected London based company, her chance to shine and become recognized comes when she lands the prestigious account for GO Sports and Leisure.

Armed with her plans and determination, Liv is ready to deliver the presentation of her life. That is, until he walks in. The mysterious personal trainer from the gym. The only man to have ever made her heart flutter. But he isn't all he seems.

When MMA fighter, Nathan Oakes offers Liv a business proposition to join him in Southern France, she’s left questioning his motives and wonders if she should refuse. She’s also equally intrigued by the prospect of what the trip could do for her career.

Liv has no time for a relationship. Nate doesn’t want one. When forced to live side by side, feelings are stretched and emotions are battled. Can they keep their professional and personal lives separate, preventing them from falling into something they both need to avoid?





In the beginning, I had some issues with Liv. She was supposed to be this confident woman, fighting her way to prove herself in her career yet she allowed a comment of a complete stranger get to her. Then she allowed Nathan almost bully her into completely changing her lifestyle. To me, she wasn't being herself through the first half of the book. Rather than accepting herself as she was, she changed to meet societies opinion of what a person should look like.  Eventually, I put the beginning behind me and was able to enjoy the rest of the story, mainly because the transformation wasn't the focus any more. 

Nate, on the other hand, I liked right away. I knew he was attracted to Liv when he first saw her but for some reason, he was fighting her attraction. I needed to keep reading to find out what was keeping him from giving in to the attraction.  

This is the first book by this author that I have read. I look forward to reading more by this talented author.

This book is a stand alone. It is written in Olivia's POV. 






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EJ Shortall was born and raised in a suburb of London, England where she currently still resides.
Having worked in education for the better part of 12 years, EJ decided a change was needed. Following a moment of inspiration, she decided to put pen to paper not expecting anything to come from the few words she had. Soon those few words turned into her first novel, Silver Lining. Not content with just writing the one, she continued with book two and then three, and has many, many more ideas just waiting to be written.
She has always enjoyed reading, but found it was mostly just a holiday extravagance. Then she discovered a certain worldwide best seller, and her passion was reignited. Reading quickly became an obsession and she couldn’t devour books fast enough. The books on her shelves and reading devices range from sweet, Young Adult romances, to smouldering erotic encounters. If pushed for an answer she would say that sexy rock star romances are her favourite.
Aside from reading and writing, EJ also enjoys amateur photography, playing around with graphics and cake decorating.
“I am on one amazing roller coaster ride at the moment. I have met so many new and wonderful people, discovered new music gems to integrate into my stories, and learned so many new skills. I cannot wait to see where this journey takes me.”
If you would like to join E.J. on her journey, please follow or contact her. She would love to hear from you! 

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