Title: Fighting Redemption
Author: Kate McCarthy
Ryan Kendall is broken. He understands pain. He knows the hand of violence and the ache of loss. He knows what it means to fail those who need you. Being broken doesn’t stop him wanting the one thing he can’t have; Finlay Tanner. Her smile is sweet and her future bright. She’s the girl he grew up with, the girl he loves, the girl he protects from the world, and from himself.
At nineteen, Ryan leaves to join the Australian Army. After years of training he becomes an elite SAS soldier and deploys to the Afghanistan war. His patrol undertakes the most dangerous missions a soldier can face. But no matter how far he runs, or how hard he fights, his need for Finlay won’t let go.
Returning home after six years, one look is all it takes to know he can’t live without her. But sometimes love isn’t enough to heal what hurts. Sometimes people like him can’t be fixed, and sometimes people like Finlay deserve more than what’s left.
This is a story about war and the cost of sacrifice. Where bonds are formed, and friendships found. Where those who are strong, fall hard. Where love is let go, heartache is born, and heroes are made. Where one man learns that the hardest fight of all, is the fight to save himself.
When I read the prologue weeks ago, I knew that this book is tragic and it would reduce me to tears. Since I had exams going on and didn’t have time for a book hangover, I put it off for later.
I read it yesterday, and I gotta say, I was right.
A really good book that spans over years-right from the start when Ryan Kendall met Finlay and Jake Tanner. The friendship between Ryan and Jake is absolutely beautiful-if I can use that word, and it’s the forever types. Ryan and Fin start crushing over each other and the relationship blooming between them too, is really capturing.
The story, the tragedy and most of all Jake and Ryan being in SAS team of soldiers and deported to Afghanistan and everything that happens because of it, is entrancing. I’m starting to use huge words but I don’t really know how to express how much I loved this book.
Definitely recommended to everyone. Please read it.