Series: On the Ropes #1
on February 23, 2015
Genres: Romance, Sports Romance
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Sound is an abstract concept for most people. We spend our lives blocking out the static in order to focus on what we believe is important. But what if, when the clarity fades into silence, it's the obscure background noise that you would give anything to hold on to?
I've always been a fighter. With parents who barely managed to stay out of jail and two little brothers who narrowly avoided foster care, I became skilled at dodging the punches life threw at me. Growing up, I didn’t have anything I could call my own, but from the moment I met Eliza Reynolds, she was always mine. I became utterly addicted to her and the escape from reality we provided each other. Throughout the years, she had boyfriends and I had girlfriends, but there wasn't a single night that I didn’t hear her voice.
You see, meeting the love of my life at age thirteen was never part of my plan. However, neither was gradually going deaf at the age of twenty-one.
They both happened anyway.
Now, I'm on the ropes during the toughest battles of my life.
Fighting for my career.
Fighting the impending silence.
Fighting for her.
Every night, just before falling asleep, she sighs as a final conscious breath leaves her.
I think that's the sound I'll miss the most.
Let me start off by saying that I have heard some incredible things about Aly Martinez. I’ve had quite a few blog followers recommend her to me, saying that she is an amazing writer, who puts so much emotion into her stories and so much depth into her characters. I’d like to say to those fans, THANK YOU SO DAMN MUCH for the recommendation! After reading FIGHTING SILENCE and wiping away all of the tears that were shed, I’m kicking myself for not finding about this author sooner. What an absolute INCREDIBLE introduction to this author. I can’t even begin to sort out all of the feels that FIGHTING SILENCE brought out of me. This powerhouse of a story kicked me in the gut, squeezed my heart, and left me breathless. This moving and emotional story touched my heart like no other, leaving me staring at the words THE END for quite some time, wishing there was more, wishing I didn’t have to depart from this journey so soon.
This emotion packed romance had my heart pounding the entire way through. I couldn’t take my eyes off the pages, and I couldn’t keep the tissues out of my hands. I laughed. I cried. I sighed. I cried some more. My heart broke but Ms. Martinez gently put it back together with the epic love between Till and Eliza. FIGHTING SILENCE is all about the fights we all face in life. Whether you are fighting for your family, your own dreams, your life, anything is possible when you have the constant love and support from that one person who will never let you fall. Till and Eliza are in the fight of their lives, fighting for the love that they know, deep down they deserve. They will go through Hell and back for each other and for that love. No one, not even themselves, can stand against that.
This journey that the author took me on with this story, is one I will never forget. This is about FIGHTING for love and having HOPE that inspires you. We might wish we lived in a fantasy world, but sometimes reality can be that much sweeter in the long run. I can’t recommend this unique and emotional fighter romance enough. I’m excited and overwhelmed for the upcoming books in the series. We have gotten to know Till’s brothers very well in FIGHTING SILENCE, and I’m waiting on pins and needles to read their individual stories. Aly Martinez just made a HUGE fan out of me with this outstanding read. Do yourself and your heart a favor, grab a box of tissues (believe me, you will need it), sit back and enjoy this gut wrenching story that will be sure to stick with you for years to come.