Show Me the Way (Fight for Me #1) by A.L. Jackson

Show Me the Way (Fight for Me, #1) by A.L. Jackson
Series: Fight for Me #1
on September 6, 2017
Pages: 356
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The first sexy, captivating, stand-alone novel in the brand-new FIGHT FOR ME series from NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author A.L. Jackson . . .
Rex Gunner. As bitter as he is beautiful. The owner of the largest construction company in Gingham Lakes has been burned one too many times.
His wife leaving him to raise their daughter was the last blow this single dad could take.The only woman he'll let into his heart is his little girl.
Rynna Dayne. As vulnerable as she is tempting.She ran from Gingham Lakes when she was seventeen. She swore to herself she would never return.Then her grandmother passed away and left her the deed to the diner that she once loved.
When Rex meets his new neighbor, he knows he's in trouble.She's gorgeous and sweet and everything he can't trust.Until she becomes the one thing he can't resist.
One kiss sends them tumbling toward ecstasy.But in a town this size, pasts are bound to collide.Caught in a web of lies, betrayal, and disloyalty, Rex must make a choice.
Will he hide behind his walls or will he take the chance . . .

I HATE SECRETS!!!! I hate not knowing what’s going on, what are you talking about.
If your read the blurb, you’ll get that the hero is bitter, but you don’t know why, what happened.
The heroine ran away from home 11 years ago, but we don’t know what happened!!!!
I should rate this book with a 2*/3* because of all this, but even though it infuriated me, this book made me read it in one sitting, making me go to sleep at 5am in the middle of the week. I don’t make this sacrifice just for any book. 🙂
I formed my own theory and own version of what happened and it appears i was kinda right.
At some point things become obvious.

Oh, and there’s another reason for a 2*/3* rating: the slow burn. Not everyone is Mariana Zapata (the queen of slow burn romance, the only one I can love and the only one that can write this), so having a “weak” hero, traumatized because View Spoiler » and who keeps denying and fighting the huge attraction and chemistry he feels for the heroine….. doesn’t stand too good with me. 

But the last 30% of the book makes it all worth it. Again, i couldn’t put it down, so that’s something.