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Fighting Words by [Eck, Emily]
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Length: 319 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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**This is a standalone novel.**

Sara has lived most of her life in silence, her only outlet being family BBQs where she sings like an angel. When her wild, guitar playing cousin talks her into singing at a club, her world is turned upside down. She is forced to face a world she has spent most of her life avoiding and is crippled with fear.

One set of dark, brooding eyes at a show in Cincinnati changes everything. Gio breaks Sara so he can rebuild her. He makes her feel alive in a way she's never experienced. Unfortunately, he's not what he seems and Sara isn't sure she can forgive him. Though his intentions are good, she knows a relationship cannot be built on lies so she retreats back to her silent world.

When Hollywood comes knocking on Sara's door, he's the only one who stands a chance at convincing her to leave her silent life and move to LA. Gio is determined to make Sara trust and love him, but Sara is stubborn and scared, a combination that no one is sure she can overcome.

*Warning* This book contains sex, backstage debauchery, and a good amount of barf bags. Recommended for readers over 18.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1625 KB
  • Print Length: 319 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #654,085 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful 23 December 2014
By Kindle Customer - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This story deserves 20 stars!! Sara is a true heroine. Even with all of the love & support her family gave her, she suffered with stuttering. I hope this book educates more people. As for this book, it stays on my to be reread shelf.
4.0 out of 5 stars ... ARC was provided for an honest review…… Nothing is better than a book that grips your heartstrings and doesn’t ... 21 December 2014
By Michelle Slagan - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
An ARC was provided for an honest review……

Nothing is better than a book that grips your heartstrings and doesn’t let go. “Fighting Words” is truly a one in million book that has real issues that real people deal with every day. Sara’s story is heart wrenching – she struggles with a disability, hides herself away from the world until her cousin convinces her to sing in a band. Even though she has a secret she gets up on stage and sings with the most beautiful voice with her family behind her for support. Her story is intriguing and it keeps you glued to it until the very last word.

Emily Eck does an astounding job in captivating you with her words while bringing Sara’s story to life – This is one of those books that brings out every emotion you have - I cried, laughed and even got angry. There are secrets and some steamy romance……You want to hate Gio, but than again you don’t. The story is charismatic and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for an awesome read.
Well done Emily Eck – you truly are an amazing author!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Review for Rising Indies United 20 December 2014
By Tonya Allen - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
Review for Rising Indies United

What another great read from Emily Eck!

Sara is a stutterer. She has lived her life getting laughed at and made fun of for something she has no control over. She's been asked if she's not mentally all there because of her speech disorder. The only place she can be herself and come out of her shell is at her family's Sunday BBQs. That's the only place she is comfortable. At work, she doesn't talk much, she comes across as shy, quiet, and even a bitch. But that's better than people knowing the truth (she thinks).

She can sing though. And is amazing at it. She doesn't stutter while she sings. She is the lead singer of a band. Her cousin, Lila, and friend, EZ, are also in it. Because of her stuttering, Lila is the "front man" of the band. Sara doesn't speak to the crowd, only sings, then hangs out behind wherever they are performing and has a few beers.

Gio is the mystery man Sara sees, and focuses on at one of their shows. They end up meeting a few shows later and things take off from there. He isn't completely honest with Sara though.

I really loved this book. I loved how Emily showed how the stuttering affected Sara's life in every aspect of it. Honestly, I never thought it affected people like that. I was never a "mean girl" though and didn't make fun of friends that did stutter. I loved the "rules". I did cry while reading this book, not going to say where. But I will say this "Seize Love." You'll understand hen you get to that part.

Oh and I love how parts of the book took place in my hometown of South Bend, Indiana!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good story but no zip for me 16 December 2014
By SJ - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
I received a copy of this title in exchange for an honest review.

Fighting Words in written in one POV of the heroine, Sara. Sara and Gio along with the secondary characters in this book are all very likable. The storyline was mostly narrative - very little conversation (as you would probably guess from the synopsis). I did find the synopsis was a little misleading. My impression was that other than singing, the main character, Sara, was mute. But this is not the case. She does speak and does have conversations with people just not a lot. The storyline was repetitive IMO. Just following the characters around while they basically do the same thing over and over. That being said, it was on a new subject. Not your typical romance. The author actually taught me some things on speech impediments.

I would not classify this as erotica but more a contemporary romance with a little bit of hot sex scenes. This story does have a HEA and is a stand alone.
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Story not WOW 18 December 2014
By Jamie Zishka - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
Fighting Words was a story about communication barriers and how they can turn your life into turmoil, but also how you pick up and move on and find love and balance in your life no matter the barriers. I would give this book 3.5 stars. I would recommend this book to others. This is the first book I have read by this author and I will continue to follow her in the future. This was a good book not a wow steal my heart kind of book but I did enjoy the story line and the characters.

Sara is the quiet type and mostly locks herself in her room and blocks out the rest of the world, she has a secret that she doesn't share with most people out of fear. When her cousin comes up with a crazy idea of starting a band and Sara being the singer life will change drastically. Everyone in her family knows her secret and even though she is quiet she sings at her family BBQ's and she is really good. Her life will tailspin once she agrees to the band ... but will she still be able to hide her secret that threatens to eat her alive inside everyday? Or will she finally learn to let go and be free when she meets a stranger that will steal her heart Gio.

Gio has his past demons he fights on a daily basis with his family, but one day he will see Sara singing and it peaks his curiosity because he can tell something is different about her.. something she is hiding. But when they start to get close and her secret is revealed he realizes he has to tell her the secret he has been keeping because it can make or break there newly formed relationship. Only he doesn't just have one huge secret... he has two and he knows the biggest one he is keeping will destroy them.. but will fate have a way of stepping in and deciding things for him?

Go pick up this book, you will enjoy and it does have some sexy scenes and some very sensitive subjects. Thanks for a good book! Look forward to more!

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