~Book Review~ “Collision” (The Fight for Life Series Book 1) by K.A. Sterritt

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K.A. Sterritt’s Collision is a tale of destiny that brings what appears to be two people from opposite worlds colliding into one another in a most unexpected way.

From an outsider’s perspective, Juliette appears to have it all.  She comes from a wealthy family, finished her degree and has a good job and is dating a well-off, up and coming businessman.  In reality, Juliette is drowning in other people’s expectations of her . . . never putting herself first and fighting to find her own self-worth as she is constantly put down or ignored by her family and boyfriend.  To cope, she has become an adrenaline junkie who likes racing cars and boxing.

Leo appears to be the exact opposite of Juliette.  He participates in illegal fights for fun and tends bar, living life on his own terms.  A bachelor who answers to no one.  However, Leo is haunted by events in his past that he can’t seem to escape.

Both seem to be what the other person needs in their life.  For the first time, Juliette feels loved and adored and for Leo, Juliette brings a sense of peace he has not felt since tragedy struck years ago.  However, their love story is not an easy road.  Juliette’s family and ex-boyfriend continue to control and manipulate her life and Leo struggles with his past, unable to open up to Juliette giving her the trust she needs.

I love the characters in the book.  Juliette is an amazing heroine.  Her struggles to find her independence are easy to identify with.  It is a pleasure to watch her grow and take back her life choices that were controlled by others for so long.  I also adore Leo . . .who tries so hard to be in the present and move on with his life, but just can’t seem to move forward and completely escape his past . . .although he tries to do so desperately for Juliette.

This book was a page turner.  It had a lot of unexpected twists, right up until the last page . . . which I happily admit that I did not see coming!  I was very happy to see that the second book in this series was already available so I can continue along with Juliette and Leo’s story to see where K.A. Sterritt takes us next.

5 stars

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About the Book:

Amazon Buy Link:  http://amzn.to/2jUBUss

Blurb:

Their lives were destined to collide.

Juliette Salinger lives her life entirely on her mother’s terms. Everything from what she wears to who she dates is determined by what is deemed appropriate for their social standing.

Look a little closer.

Juliette isn’t cut out for that life. She lives for moments of reckless abandon to escape the crushing pressure of never being good enough.

Leo Ashlar appears to live his life entirely on his own terms. He’s a bartending bachelor and undefeated fight club champion.

Look a little closer.

He’s haunted by a tragic past and hides his demons even from those he loves.

When Juliette’s duplicit worlds collide with the handsome and untouchable Leo, both are impacted in ways they couldn’t foresee. Juliette’s life begins to unravel. Can Leo help her build a new one, or will his past be their ultimate demise?

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About K.A. Sterritt

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K.A. Sterritt lives in Sydney, Australia with her husband and three sons. Reading has always been a passion for her and she has a 1 click addiction allowing her to disappear into other worlds, other lives and other eras just by opening a book.

This love inspired her to start writing her own contemporary romance novels. Her debut, The Holly Project, based in Sydney, was released in November 2014. She then began The Fight for Life series with Collision, based in Melbourne, and its sequel, Impact was released in April, 2016.

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