Friday, February 12, 2016

✯Blog Tour Review w/Giveaway✯ Fighting Solitude(On the Ropes #3)by Aly Martinez


I was born a fighter. Abandoned by my parents, I spent my life forging my own path—one guided by my fists and paved with pain.
Untouchable in the ring, I destroyed everyone who faced me, but that’s where my victories ended. Outside the ropes, I repeatedly failed the few people who loved me. Including my best friend, Liv James—the one person I’d die to protect.
Even though I didn’t deserve her, Liv never stopped believing in me. Never gave up. Never let go. After all, she understood what I’d lost, because she’d lost it too.
Liv was everything to me, but she was never truly mine.
That was going to change.
I lost my first love, but I refused to lose my soulmate.
Now, I’m on the ropes during the toughest battles of my life.
Fighting to be the man she deserves.
Fighting the solitude of our pasts.
Fighting for her.

✯✯5 Quarry Sized Stars!!!✯✯

Wow! Wow! OMG Wow! I was up until 5:30 this morning finishing this book. I ended up crying and pissed off when I was done. Pissed because I finished it and crying Because Quarry and his brothers are incredible, strong, brave, overcame the worst of the worst. They did it together. We got Till and Flint's stories. Now, Aly's giving us Quarry's story. I for one was not prepared for Q and Liv's story.

Aly gave us every little bit of Quarry's life. We relived parts from the previous books.  But, this time we see how everything effected Quarry. We start off seeing Quarry loosing his love Mia. We see how him and Liv met.  Liv James is Leo James's daughter. They've been best friends most of their lives.

Liv and Q have always been protective of each other. Ever since the moment they first met. When Q finds out he'll lose his hearing like his oldest brother Till Liv goes to learn sign language. These two are always protecting the other one. When Quarry and his brothers go through something deep non of them come out the same. Quarry feels the only thing he can do is to push Liv away. Q feels that everyone he's loved he couldn't protect so he must protect her. But, because he knows everything about her he pushes her straight into her worst fear.

Liv leaves for a few years. But, they still think about each other everyday. Liv followed Q's every move while his boxing career grew. When Liv got the word Q's hearing took a big loss she came back into his life. While Q let her in with open arms. Liv did have her guard up but her heart was wide open. But, she couldn't act upon her feelings bc he was with Mia. Who turned into her BFF.

When Mia passed away both Liv and Q were blindsided. Liv and Q were together almost 24/7. They lived together and when Liv wasn't doing her job she was Q's assistant. They had the perfect friendship. Until one day when their feelings changed. Well, Liv wasn't able to hide hers and Q finally woke up and saw what was been in front of him everyday for most of his life.

OMG!! Aly upped the emotions, sexual tension and everything else in this book. Quarry had gone through so much in his entire life that most people couldn't survive from. But, his brothers both made sure that between the 2 of them they had everything covered. He never forgot it either. You'll know what I mean when you finish the last chapter. I was a blubbering mess from bawling after finishing that last chapter!! Quarry had a heart of gold and when he loved you. He loved you with everything he had and then some. Both Quarry and Liv are the type of people to protect the ones closest to them. Liv dealt with a lot when she was younger and still hasn't gotten over it. But, she knows she's safe with Q. Liv is a smart mouth, not afraid to say it how it is. But,she's also very caring and loving. They know what the other one is going to say and do before they say/do it. These two are perfect together.

This is a must read series! I would recommend you do read them in order. Just because you'll get spoilers. I for one hate spoilers lol. The Page brothers will stick with me for a long time. As will their women Eliza, Ash and Liv. They're all in this book as well as Slate and Leo from Among The Echoes. You will not be disappointed!!


“Mia!” I shouted.
It was worthless. She’d been deaf since the day I met her.
She’d never once heard my voice.
She’d never heard the deep rumble of my laugh when she was excited, signing so fast I could barely keep up.
She’d never heard my content sigh when she barged into the locker room after a fight—just her presence soothed the lingering madness brewing within me.
She’d never heard me whispering my deepest fears into her ear as she fell asleep on top of me.
She’d never heard the reverence in which I cried her name each and every time I took her body.
And she’d never once heard the ease in which the words I love you tumbled from my lips as I stared into her deep, jade green eyes. 
But as I screamed her name while watching her petite body seizing in the passenger seat beside me, I’d never needed her to hear me more.
“Mia. Oh God. I’ve got you, baby.”
She was still thrashing violently as I made my way around to her door, yanking it open while pleading with whatever god was willing to help.
When she stilled, a whole new level of silence filled the air around us. It wasn’t the absence of sound.
 It was the absence of life.
“Mia, breathe!” I roared as her chest remained agonizingly still. “Help me!” I screamed at the closed emergency room doors, but no medical savior rushed out with the miracle I so desperately needed.
My hands shook wildly as I released her lifeless body from the seatbelt.
“I’ve got you, just hang on. Please just hang on, Mia,” I whispered lifting her into my arms and sprinting through the sliding doors. “I need a doctor! She’s not breathing!”
Nurses rushed towards me in slow motion as the seconds without air in her lungs passed at a terrifying speed.
 A doctor appeared with a gurney and quickly took her from my arms.
The immediate loss was staggering. 
Hope became my only solace.
She needed help that I wasn’t capable of giving her, but that didn’t stop me from following close behind as they rolled her away. I was on the verge of self-destructing; letting her out of my sight wasn’t an option.
I stood motionless in the doorway while doctors and nurses swarmed around her. Their mouths moved frantically, but without my hearing aids I was worthless to make out the words their faint voices carried.
I never wore my hearing aids when I was with Mia. There was no point. She rarely spoke with her voice.
We’d spent four years building a relationship with our hands.
Those hands had told me animated stories that made me laugh until my face hurt from smiling.
They’d fought with me relentlessly, but always ended the night raking down my back in silent ecstasy.
Her fingers had fluidly signed I love you more times than I could ever count—or forget.
But as I felt the nurse attempting to physically remove me from the room, my eyes became fixated on her limp hand dangling off the side of the bed. It was the only sight more frightening than watching her flail mid-seizure.
It ripped the heart straight from my chest.
That hand was supposed to be full of life.
It was the very essence of Mia.
Oh God.
Sucking in a deep breath, I held it until the room began to spin.
It provided me no relief even as it forced me to my knees.
There would be no distraction from this.
I was going to lose her.
Yet another woman I couldn’t save.  

About the author:

Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Aly Martinez is a stay-at-home mom to four crazy kids under the age of five, including a set of twins. Currently living in South Carolina, she passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a glass of wine at her side.

After some encouragement from her friends, Aly decided to add “Author” to her ever-growing list of job titles. Five books later, she shows no signs of slowing. So grab a glass of Chardonnay, or a bottle if you’re hanging out with Aly, and join her aboard the crazy train she calls life.

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**Each book in the series can be read as a standalone**

Fighting Silence (Book One) On the Ropes
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Fighting Shadows (Book Two) On The Ropes
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