Friday 25 April 2014

Blog Tour and Giveaway ~~ Fight for You by Magan Vernon





Nicky Ragusa lives his life inside the cage, circuiting the underground ring to escape his fate as the mafia prince. When Jackie Marks crashes into his life, hell take the fight outside the cage.

 But the battle for Jackies heart comes with a steep price. Nickys father has wanted him to take over the family business for years, and the time for running is over. Now Nicky is right where his father has always wanted him: in the middle of a war.

All Nicky has ever wanted to do was fight. Now all he has to do is fight for her.


Nick Ragusa is the prince of the Chicago mob family, who is father is priming him to take over the "family business"

Jackie Marks is your average working girl, who has been involved with a gangbanger since high school.

The circumstances of their meeting are anything but normal and so is their relationship.

You will know that I a sooooooo NOT a fan of insta-love relationships.  Insta-lust yeah sure ~ who hasn't seen a hottie while out and about and had dirty, lustful thoughts about them?  

Nicky and Jackie's relationship took the insta-love to an all new level!  Before I could blink there were declarations of love.  This just really takes me right out of the story.  When there is no build up to a relationship it just puts me right off.  

The relationship started quite promising.  Nicky sees Jackie in a crappy situation and is concerned about her.  But then things just take off at warp speed.  And I think that this is what irked me the most.  If they had had more time to get to know each other rather than being "I love you but I don't know you and don't like you"?  When characters go from not saying more than a couple of lines to each other, then are humping like rabbits, yeah, this doesn't work for me. This may just be me though.

Unfortunately I couldn't connect with Jackie ~ at all.  She just seemed to be there but didn't really contribute to the story for me.  In fact, at times I  felt that the romance part of the story could probably been left out of things all together.

But I did like Nicky.  There were things that I think we could all relate to.  Sure, not the mob boss stuff, but  living up to family expectations, even when they are not what we want for ourselves ~ yeah, of course. 

 Selfless love of our family, who we would do anything and everything for.  I was a little jealous of the large extended family that he had, as coming from a small family we did not have lots of aunts and uncles, cousins etc who we could spend a lot of time with.  I could  practically hear the loud dinners, everyone trying to talk over each other.

I also did like the gang banger/mob war part of the story.  I don't know if we needed Jackie to be the catalyst for this all starting, since the worlds of the two main protaganists overlapped so much anyway?

Plus, we also did not get much of the cage fighter side of Nicky.  I am a bit partial to a sexy fighter, and since fighting is a big part of him and his life, it was disappointing that we got so little of it. 

I do like Ms Vernon's writing and have read plenty of her other works, but unfortunately this one just did not do it for me. But this is just my opinion and the things that irritated me probably won't you!

About The Author:

 Magan Vernon is a Young Adult and New Adult writer who lives with her family in the insurance capital of the world. When not writing she spends her time fighting over fake boyfriends via social media





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