The second book in the unforgettable Corrupted Love series by K.M. Scott, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Heart of Stone and Club X Series!
All my life, everyone around me made sure I was weak. My father. My sister. And now the man my father forced me to marry. But Oliver doesn't know what I know. Strength can come even in the hardest times, and if you're willing to fight for love, nothing can stand in your way.
For the first time in my life, I'm fighting back, and with Ryder by my side, I'm never letting myself be weak again.
They want us to be their pawns, but I won't let them use her like that. I promised I'd protect Serena, and if it costs me everything in this world, I will.
Even if it means returning to the one place I swore I'd never go back to again.
IF YOU FIGHT By K.M. Scott
Trapped in that bed as a captive audience, I watched as my husband entered my hospital room and noted the look of surprise in his beady eyes. Thought you got rid of me, did you? Not so quickly, Oliver. I'm tougher than I look.
Behind him, my father followed, along with Ryder. Overjoyed to see him, I didn't even attempt to hide how happy I was he'd come to be with me. I'd pretended long enough for a man who tried to kill me.
Oliver spun around to see who had made my eyes light up and brought a smile to my face. Pointing his finger at Ryder, he barked, "Get him out of here! He doesn't belong here!"
Ryder leveled his gaze on him and didn't waver, but my father spoke up to defend his presence there. "You should be thankful for him. He's the reason your wife is still alive. If he hadn't found Serena in time, we'd be meeting to discuss her funeral instead of seeing her lying there in that hospital bed."
Rage simmered beneath Oliver's façade of worry for me, but he said nothing in response to my father's dictate, even though I knew how much he chafed under his orders. He turned back to look at me and as if on cue, he played the loving husband act like a pro.
Taking my hand in his own far-too-soft hand, he held it just tightly enough that I couldn't pull away without causing a scene. "How do you feel, honey? Your father told me the horrible news, but don't worry. We'll have other children."
So that's how he planned to play it. Would he say it was an accident that caused me to fall down a flight of stairs in my own home while he was there? Or would he claim complete ignorance and continue with the desperately concerned husband act?
Out of the corner of my eye, I saw Ryder react to Oliver's words, his eyes opening wide and filling with anger. My father watched Oliver carefully, hanging on every word he said like he wasn't sure if his son-in-law had been involved in hurting me.
OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES
IF I DREAM (Corrupted Love, #1)
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IF WE FALL (Corrupted Love, #3 / Coming May 31st)
IF WE FALL (Corrupted Love, #3 / Coming May 31st)
If I Fight amps up the drama from If We Dream to new and unbelievable heights. Not only are Serena and Ryder still subject to the relentless control of Serena's father. Serena's new husband Oliver, also has the two in his sights, as well.
Though this book is very well written, it is a very frustrating read.
This is mainly because, while our two main characters can and do manage to find time to see each other for mind-blowing sexual trysts. Or to lament the seeming futility of there fates. They never manage to gather the steam needed to free themselves from the situation as a whole.
Even after Oliver launches a vicious attack on a pregnant Serena, causing her to lose the baby. Resulting in Oliver's subsequent death, at Ryder's hands.
No. Instead of getting away. Ryder finds himself sucked right back into underground fighting. This time however, Serena is at his side. Still chained to her father of course. This time living under the threat of harm to her mother if she should leave.
As you can well imagine. The levels of train-wreckesque drama never seem to abate for these two. Although there are now new people and / or situations in the mix.
But...in the name of really good consolation prizes.
THE SEX IS REALLY GOOD.
This book is far from perfect. But if you are looking for a twisty, turny, heart-tugging saga. This may be your story.
Reviewer's Note: This book is part of a continuous series. As such. It is to be read as part of its intended series.
About K.M. Scott
K.M. Scott writes contemporary romance stories of sexy, intense, and unforgettable love. A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, she's been in love with romance since reading her first romance novel in junior high (she was a very curious girl!). Under her Gabrielle Bisset name, she writes erotic paranormal and historical romance. She lives in Pennsylvania with a herd of animals and when she's not writing can be found reading or feeding her TV addiction.
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