Fighting Fate

Bestseller Book Fighting Fate the best work Ivy Dune knows how to survive Even when her paycheck to paycheck life is rip

Bestseller Book Fighting Fate the best work Ivy Dune knows how to survive Even when her paycheck to paycheck life is ripped from her by a vicious crimelord without a conscience, Ivy knows she ll do whatever it takes to make it to the other side alive Dax Harrow has made a living off of blood and pain both in the ring and out As an enforcer for the most lethal family in California, Dax knows the bounds of loyaltyIvy Dune knows how to survive Even when her paycheck to paycheck life is ripped from her by a vicious crimelord without a conscience, Ivy knows she ll do whatever it takes to make it to the other side alive Dax Harrow has made a living off of blood and pain both in the ring and out As an enforcer for the most lethal family in California, Dax knows the bounds of loyalty and will do anything to pay back the debt he owes them, no matter the cost When Ivy is placed in Dax s care neither of them are prepared for the fallout As enemies close in around them, Ivy and Dax must be prepared for the fight of their lives.. Bestseller Ebook Fighting Fate 4 starsAn infuriating mafia enforcer falling for a woman that doesn't belong to himA woman with the worst luck ever finding herself relying on the most unlikely man to save herThis is my first Scarlett Finn and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by how much I actually enjoyed Fighting Fate. I was lured into reading this by the mafia theme, however truth to be told, there isn't much mafia biz going on. This plot is very much focus on the romance. Although this is not a dark romance, this is definitely grey. Some of the actions by the hero are questionable.Ivy Dune is one of the unluckiest woman I've read. Not only that she is struggling with living in Vegas, she even managed to piss off the mafia prince, Trystan. She ended up getting captured and train to be his future submissive wife. Dax Harrow is the loyal and dedicated enforcer of the family. He is the anti-hero of the story, the most unlikely man that turn up to be the salvation for Ivy. In order to train up Ivy for Trystan, Dax was assign to get her ready aka 'fuck her to submission'. They were both thrown together in a situation that both have no control of and later formed an undeniable bond that lead to a point of no return.To say that I'm angry with Dax in the beginning is an understatement. Not because he was cruel, but because he don't give a rat ass about the heroine demise. There is no compassion at all. Can you imagine that when Trystan attempt to rape a woman, he don't bat an eye and even help to hold down her leg? I can't even.... Gah! Since then, I on his ass, waiting for him to show a trace of humanity behind his tough exterior."I don't want to just survive, I want more than that.""More? There is no more, you breathe in, you breathe out, that's it."Is great to see the transformation in Dax, learning about his past and his motivation. I appreciate that he still manage to stay true to his character of being a domineering male even after he start having feelings for Ivy. He is the kind of man that doesn't meant what he said. Sometimes he portrayed himself like a chauvinistic pig and talk to her as if she is just a piece of meat. But we know that underneath his tough guy exterior, he had a little mushy beating heart.As for Ivy, I like her sarcasm in the midst of her doom future. Every time Dax said something demeaning to her, she will have something to counter back and drive him up the wall. She planned to seduce her way into Dax's cold heart in order to escape her demise, but she didn't plan to fall for this complicated man. "If I got any better, babygirl, you'd have died and been sent to paradise.""If I was in heaven you wouldn't be the one delivering me to ecstasy. I heard you've already paid your room deposit in hell."What will happened to this unlikely couple? Dax is not suppose to keep the girl for himself. And she is destine to be ruin by the mafia prince who wants to make her pay."Babygirl, there's a lot going on here that you don't understand. There's a lot of back room family politics with a bit of betrayal and sabotage mixed in. We're in a fucked up situation."During the first half, I was dying to see Dax crack his ice cold heart for Ivy. While the second half, I'm dying to see what kind of plan will he come up to keep her for himself. I enjoyed seeing them being in a committed relationship together against the bad guys. I would have gladly rated this 5 stars if not because of a little glitch in the plot nearing the end. (view spoiler)[I can't believe how easily he lost faith in her after all that they have went through. He acted as if he got drugged or brainwashed. I'm definitely not liking that part. And how the whole fiasco managed to get solve was also a tad anticlimactic. I was expecting Dax to go out gun-blazing. (hide spoiler)] Anyhow, Scarlett did provide me with a satisfying ending. I just wish I got an epilogue though.And no matter how infuriating Dax is, I think I totally fall for his no-nonsense manner and zilch romantic notion. Yeah, emphasize on the zilch."You are bound to be at my side. You've gotta accept that I will never let you go free."["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

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  1. 4 starsAn infuriating mafia enforcer falling for a woman that doesn t belong to himA woman with the worst luck ever finding herself relying on the most unlikely man to save herThis is my first Scarlett Finn and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by how much I actually enjoyed Fighting Fate I was lured into reading this by the mafia theme, however truth to be told, there isn t much mafia biz going on This plot is very much focus on the romance Although this is not a dark romance, this is de [...]


  2. This book is so Hot and Sexy Dax is my new book boyfriend As an enforcer for a wealthy and dangerous family, it is his job to make her submit.Growing up on the streets and fending for herself, she refuses to be broken.Dax Harrow and Ivy Dune are an unlikely and unconventional couple who have overcome tremendous odds, but will it be enough When Ivy landed a job at an upscale Vegas resort she thought her life was finally moving in the right direction Little did she know she would end up on a crash [...]


  3. 4.5Another easy read, because when you find an author that has stories that capture your mind and soul That s it I can honestly say I will pick up any book by Scarlett Finn from here on out Prior to starting the book, I saw a few comments about some readers not particularly liking Dax, the ever sexy male alpha I didn t want that to cloud my form of thinking in any way so I set it asideThis story is dark but not as dark as I expected It was a pleasant surprise to see such a deep and raw element o [...]


  4. Loved it Broke the book slump I d slipped into I had to sit back and get my head in some sort of order to be able to write this review First up, it s dark, involves kidnapping and characters that have little value of a human life So why the high rating As with all dark stories, there s the element of good attempting to triumph over evil It s not always successful and like all good fights It s how you fight that counts.I was excited to read this book When Lady Sassy, saw the offer to review this [...]



  5. Mixed feeling on this one.I have very mixed feelings about this book.Ivy is working as a private attendant at the GoldSpring Hotel and while it may not be the glamorous job she d expected it was a job and it paid the bills Until one night she was attending a private party which got out of hand when one of the guys grabbed her and tried to rape her, Ivy escapes but money and power talks and she s fired.The guy in question is Trystan Stark and he doesn t appreciate being disrespected, he s a rich [...]


  6. 4.5 Dark and Sexy StarsSome people have all the luckt in Ivy s case When they were giving out bad luck, she got in line twice Ivy s been fighting all her life to be free of all the people trying to control and damage her To be free of any stigmas, and to pick herself up and do better And she thought she might actually be on the right track She s finally gotten a good job where she can actually go somewhere other than the nearest street corner Too bad this job puts her in the path of a spoiled, e [...]


  7. With Fighting Fate , somehow Ms Finn has found a way to make this story not only suspenseful and dark but blend in a good dose of hot and sexy too.Ivy Dune, has been on her own since she was a teenager she has moved from job to job,and city to city , now living in Las Vegas , and securing a good job at an upscale resort , she may finally be able to settle down for a while.However, an encounter with a spoiled son of a crime lord , Trystan, and his enforcer Dax Harrow turns from being a private wa [...]


  8. 3.75 stars Fighting Fate is not your typical book i will say i had a few mixed feelings abut this book.i did like the back and forth from Ivy and Dax bot of them have been through difficult childhoods and life has not been easy for either one of them Dax, can be a bit of asshole, he had moments where he would show his true self and i really enjoyed those parts I love when he was trying to fight Ivy advances and how own feelings Ivy shes a fighter, shes feisty, and determined to not let others br [...]


  9. ARC provided in exchange for honest review If you re looking for hearts and flowers romance, this is not the book for you If you want suspense, excitement, an intelligent heroine and a hot, alpha male then you ve picked up the right book As noted in the blurbs for the book, Ivy is a survivor and when she pisses off the son of a major crime boss, she s abducted and put in the care of Dax Harrow His directive is to break her and mold her into the perfect wife for the spoiled brat she stood up to i [...]


  10. Hot and Sexy is my first description of this book I really love the mob gangster books.It did bother me the way they kidnapped Ivy What happened to her really did make me want to jump in book and beat those Dak and Bruno All through the book there was some twist and turns between Dak and Ivy They both were supposedly using each other to get what they wanted Something else happened.The real shocker was almost at the end About Dak s father Also what Dak did to go back to Ivy I could really feel th [...]


  11. Fighting Fate is a hard one for me to rate because I didn t love it and after about the 40% mark I didn t hate it any I felt Dax was to similar to Rushe from the authors Explicit series but I think Rushe was a better character Since I didn t read any reviews I wasn t aware of what happens in the beginning of this book and honestly its not something I enjoyed While I did start to like Dax as the story progressed I found him at times not as strong as he was portrayed I also felt Ivy was a little t [...]


  12. 4.5 out 5 starsI always love Scarlett Finn She knows how to weave a story and keep the reader enthralled until the end At first, I worried that this book was going to be a little too dark for me and had to put it down, but trusting in Finn s creativity I picked it back up I am so glad I did This book not only was about physically fighting but the emotional battle that Dax and Ivy must with each other and within themselves I love it when the woman makes the man a better person no matter the endin [...]


  13. A new to me author that has blown me away An amazing story with unexpected twists and turns, mafia ties, a wonderful love story and a whole lot I could not put this book down, I highly recommend this book


  14. received an ARC for an honest review I am loving everything that Scarlett Finn writes I was introduced to her work just a few months ago and have just about devoured all her books This one was no different This one was dark and twisted.Dax was another character that I loved He was just the right amount of dark bad boy Don t get me wrong, he had his nice moments, but Scarlett can write about bad boys He is someone that you want to hate but ending up loving.Ivy is a strong female character She has [...]


  15. Fighting Fate is not your typical happily ever after feel good romance book The hero doesn t court his lady love He doesn t bring her flowers or take her on glamorous dates but Ivy and Dax s journey together makes you enchanted anyway and somehow that makes you appreciate their love for one another so much Ivy and Dax are strong willed survivors whose relationship starts with a crazy and intense situation Nothing about their circumstance is normal and they are both trapped in their current pred [...]


  16. I received an ARC copy of Fighting Fate in exchange for an honest review Holy dark suspense I hesitate to use romance to describe this book, but it s in there too It just isn t your run of the mill romance Ivy is kidnapped and forced to submit to slavery to become a submissive won t say no slave to whomever owns her Except Dax cannot follow through with his orders He enjoys her rebellion and her arguments Not that he doesn t enjoy her submitting to him in the bedroom, the dominance that Dax show [...]


  17. 5 Stars Holy crap I didn t think I would love this one as much as I thought Go figure huh This had everything Kidnapping, being held as captive, Mafia organised crime Its dark read but the main characters do make it up with their amazing sizzling chemistry We meet Ivy Dune, she s a survivor that s takes no shit from anyone, love her sass And the enforcer guy they brought in to make her submit in every way Dax Harrow.I ll be totally honest here, I didn t think I would like Dax as much as I love m [...]


  18. I ve gotta say I really enjoyed this story As soon as I saw this was about a Mafia family I just had to read it Dax is an enforcer for a wealthy Mafia family Since they took him in his loyalty lies with them He meets Ivy when his boss Trystsn tries to rape her When she is fired from her job she thought things were bad but her bad luck is only starting Dax and Ivy find themselves in situations they don t wanna be in What happens when Daxs loyalty is questioned Great romantic thriller with some fa [...]


  19. 10 STARS FOR FIGHTING FATE Scarlett Finn has done it again I am absolutely blown away by this AMAZING story The twists and turns are gut wrenching but of course make you want to keep reading This book definitely tears you apart and the carefully puts you back together As much as you are going to want to hate Dax you won t be able to He will steal your heart and you will want to love him forever I can t wait for


  20. I m not sure how to rate this ultimately its not a bad book Its just not a book for me Serious trigger warnings Rape, physical abuse, sex trade slaverySo, this book is a very dark story but it was well written and hard to put down because you so badly want to know what happens next If you are okay with dark stories that have some triggers, then this is an excellent book.


  21. This ARC was provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review 3.5 starsThis is the first book I have read by this author It took me some time to really get into this one It s supposed to be a mafia book, but it didn t feel like one The family was along the lines of drug dealers vs mafia I have read a number of stories that involves a woman who is kidnapped forced to be a slave This wasn t as dark as I anticipated I did like the heroine Ivy I loved her sarcasm Dax, the anti hero, I found f [...]


  22. I completely was sucked in to this story and it forced a full range of emotions on me throughout the duration of the book They ranged from fear to anger to sad to ecstatic.I love it when a book does that The author did an excellent job with the story line, it flowed very nicely and the bumps in the road were all well placed I loved that I was able to relate to the characters as the were very well told There were some scenes in this book that were hot as hell and definitely steamed up the screen [...]


  23. This story follows Ivy and Dax Ivy is a strong willed lady,who s not had all the breaks in life She spots Dax at a club, whilst all sorts of bad things are happening She crosses Tristain who is a guy who comes from a very influential family She finds herself kidnapped, and Dax is sent to mould and manipulate her, into complying to be Tristains dutiful wife It s an interesting concept, and I enjoyed the story We watch as Dax slowly falls for Ivy, and how Ivy seizes the opportunity of escape throu [...]


  24. Fighting Fate by Scarlett Finn is a dark and twisty novel about an unlucky girl in Vegas and the Mafia enforcer that ends up taking her.If you enjoy a novel that embodies the darkness in people with eventual redemption but a rough and painful journey to get there then this is for you You will quite probably join me in shaking your proverbial fist at Dax s behaviour and bad attitude and bemoaning Ivy s terrible luck.


  25. I received this book for an honest review To be honest at first I didn t know about this book, but I kept reading and I soon started to like it It is dsrk, suspenseful, but yet it s sexy Dax and Ivy have a very interesting relationship which goes from bad to better to wow I do t want to give too much away but you should read this if you like page turners



  26. What an awful, AWFUL book Honestly I cannot believe how fucked up it is I hated every second of it Trigger warning He is a disgusting, rapist, abusive psycho How can I be expected to forgive a hero who sits on a girl s legs to let his friend boss weird brother person rape her SERIOUSLY Then he told her girls like her get whats coming to them THIS HAPPENED IN THE FIRST 3 CHAPTERS FFS My dumbass who hates leaving books unresolved carried on The rapist guy has her kidnapped and this hero and his co [...]


  27. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.I have mixed feelings about this book It is about a woman named Ivy who loses her job when she would not allow a man with criminal ties to rape her at a Vegas club She then loses her job, but her roommate gives her an ad with a job offer of becoming a live in housekeeper Unbeknownst to Ivy, it is a ruse to kidnap and break her spirit down, so her captors can mold her into the perfect wife for the man she refused in Vegas One of her captors is a [...]


  28. i loved them and then i hated them, and then i liked them, and just came back around to loving them again I think it was great how He ended things with his family like he did he was like fuck all of you bitches, i m out, leave me and my female alone and i don t care about any of you fuckers, i liked that the books in general seemed to dark for me, because i don t really like putting myself in a situation where i feel bad because the main character is going through something horrible like i am to [...]


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