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Fighting to Win (The Elite Book 1) by [Flockton, Nicole]
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Julia Ashland walked away from Mitch Osborn when a scandal rocked her world following the diving world championships. Now she’s face to face with him again at the biggest event of the year – the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Not only must she fight her attraction to him, she has to fight to prove she earned her position on the diving team.

Mitch Osborn is the darling of the swimming world. Competing at his third Olympics his focus is on increasing his personal gold medal tally not rekindling a relationship with Julia—the woman who publicly humiliated him with another member of the swim team.

Now thrown back together at the Olympics, will their competitive natures take hold or will they be fighting to win each other’s hearts once more.

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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
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Love the use of the Olympics as a backdrop, and it is the creative scenario that makes it rate so highly for me. As a sweet romance, it works well. There's lots more that could be developed in a larger novel, but as it is it is an enjoyable romantic read. However, the conclusion is terrible. So abrupt and unrealistic; which is of course typical of the genre, but so frustrating when the author has done a good job of developing the characters until then.
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I have just finished reading Fighting to Win and I think it was one of Nicole best books. I rated 5 stars because I couldn't put it down. I have all of her books and enjoyed them all as her Mother I couldn't find anything to dislike her book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Quick afternoon read 6 June 2017
By AMM - Published on
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I enjoyed the character development and found the two main characters very believable and likeable. I'm an avid Olympics fan, so that backdrop was enjoyable. My two beefs with the book were the length (too short) and the ending wraped up too easily/quickly - one conversation and life was back on track. It needed a little more drama there / drawn out. Still, I'd recommend it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars It wasn't what I expected. 12 April 2017
By Sara Hnasko - Published on
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This book had an easy to follow story line and was very well written. The author did a great job describing the characters and the scenes. The only thing I didn't like was that the story wasn't long enough! I wish the author added more to the story or maybe could in the near future. I would recommend this to anyone who likes romance novels.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Swimming Against the Tide 25 January 2017
By Ron K - Published on
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Fighting to Win by Nicole Flockton was selected by as its Book of the Day on 24 January 2017. It is a short 95-page novel available free on Amazon for anyone. You don't need a Kindle unlimited subscription. It will be of interest to those interested in romance, the Olympics, sports in general, and competitive swimming.

Readers are probably generally familiar with the idea that big names in sports, including the names attached to Olympic athletes who get medals, get money from sponsors in return for endorsement of their products. Julia and Mitch were both popular with sponsors, Julia for competitive diving, Mitch for competitive swimming. It probably didn't hurt the image of the sponsors that Julia and Mitch were in love. Julia and Mitch had an add-on effect as a couple for their sponsors. But this was not necessarily a good thing.

In an event prior to this novel, Julia had been accused of having event judges as her friends on her Facebook account. The credibility of her wins was tarnished. Julia didn't know the identity of her accuser. Media ran the story of the scandal as they promoted their newspapers, tabloids, and gossip blogs. Anabel, Mitch's swim coach, had two concerns. Would promoters begin to leave Mitch as they believed more in the scandal about Mitch's girlfriend, Julia? Anabel also viewed the relationship between Julia and Mitch as a distraction from Mitch's training. As far as Anabel was concerned, Julia had to go. Anabel approached Julia and voiced her concerns.

Fortuitously, Julia lost her balance and almost tripped at a post-event social gathering. Brett, a swim team colleague of Mitch, was nearby and caught Julia. It looked as if the two were in an embrace. Nearby media reporters saw a chance to get more readership if they could publicize a broken relationship between Mitch and Julia. It might even be infidelity, at least that is how the published pictures looked. Julia decided this was a way to solve her problems. She could distance herself from Mitch so that he would not lose sponsors due to her scandal. She could get the annoying Anabel off her back. She could free up more time for Mitch to train. All she had to do was admit to Mitch that she did not care about him any more.

She did so. It confused Mitch a lot. Readers were not confused. We knew that Mitch loved Julia, Julia loved Mitch, and that they would probably (not certainly) get together again; we just didn't know the process. And that is why we download it free from Amazon. Also we have to read it because we do not know about this scandal Julia had managed to get over so that she could reenter competition. We believe that Julia didn't do anything wrong, so how did it come about?

This is a comfortable weekend read for those who like a bit of romance with their sports. The physical component of hook-ups is described in some detail that might be uncomfortable for some. Readers 16-years-old and up probably won't find anything new. Their parents might.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Qick exciting and sensual read 12 August 2016
By Mrs. Helen Sibbritt - Published on
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This was a great story a second chance at love for two Olympians who had been spilt by a scandal but now they are competing in the Rio Olympic games and that very sensual spark is still there can they work things out and go for gold at the same time?

Julia Ashland is a diver and she is champion at the moment but that is something that Julia worked really hard for when a scandal just about robbed her of even competing again and this also made her breakup with the love of her life, gold medal winning swimmer Mitch Osborn their breakup was hard on both of them but now they are back at Rio and Julia is so drawn to Mitch and with friends seeing that the love is still there can they overcome the hurt and let their love shine through.

Mitch was so determined to stand by Julia when the scandal hit but she had other ideas and ended their relationship by dating someone else none other than one of Mitch's team mates. Mitch was so hurt but he put Julia to the back of his mind and threw everything he had into getting to the Olympics and now here he runs into Julia and memories of them together resurface he is determined to talk to her but talking leads to much more.

I loved this story a quick read that is very sensual and with the excitement of the games and the heart stopping races and dives going for gold, but these two people never stopped loving each other and that shows with their first meeting. The characters come to life on the pages and getting to know the other people in the story I am looking forward to their stories. I highly recommend this one sit back and enjoy you will be smiling and cheering them on in more ways than just their relationship they were meant to be together.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Short but great read 16 August 2016
By Nan R, Chasing Away Reality Book Blog - Published on
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I received an advanced copy of this book for an honest review.

This is my first Nicole Flockton book, and I really liked it! Fighting to Win is a quick story about a second chance romance set in Rio. Nicole had me hooked from the start. I loved these characters and was looking forward to their reunion. It was obvious that they still loved each other deeply and were lost without the other. Julia's heartache was so tangible. I wanted to cry every time she had to face Mitch. I also liked the secondary characters. It was nice to know that Julia still had people who believed in her, especially when she had lost so much. Thank goodness Julia and Mitch both had friends who supported them and gave them a little push.

Given that this is an Olympic based story, it was fun reading it right after watching the diving and swimming events. It was easy to connect with the training, stress, and competition the characters were experiencing. The author did a fantastic job describing moments surrounding a competitive dive.

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