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Fighting Words by [Eck, Emily]
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9b6021f8) out of 5 stars Review for Rising Indies United Dec 19 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
HASH(0x9b6a9134) out of 5 stars Good story but no zip for me Dec 15 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.
HASH(0x9b955c30) out of 5 stars Good Story not WOW Dec 17 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!
HASH(0x9af515ac) out of 5 stars A Music NA with a Twist Dec 23 2014
By Paula L. Phillips - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
When I saw the cover of this book , I was intrigued but thought that it would be another one of those New Adult Romance and then as I started reading my mind flicked to the idea of another music band novel , but as soon as I discovered that there was something different about the main female character I was intrigued. From the first band moment where Sara is vomiting before their big debut - the reader gets the feeling that maybe it's just nerves but then we are faced with her home life and Sara's tears start to pour as the truth is that she has a nasty stutter that only seems to disappear when she is doing the thing she loves most - singing otherwise she is simply "Fighting Words" and in her everyday life prefers people to think of her as a mute as she tries to avoid talking. In Fighting Words we read the affect that her stuttering has on not only her life but those around her. While singing one night, Sara's eyes connect to an Italian/Jewish stranger named Gio Goldstein , he makes Sara forget about her stutter and when she is around him - she feels safe and to her surprise she hardly ever stutters around him. As their relationship deepens Sara falls for him , but what will happen when Sara discovers that his profession is as a Speech therapist and she feels betrayed by him. Can Sara ever fully open up and trust him or will the thought of her stutter and his job make her back away and close herself down once again from the "real world"?
Fighting Words was a really good read and one that made you empathsise what Sara was going through. Fighting Words also readers does contain alot and when I say alot , I mean alot of tears - so be warned.
HASH(0x9ae05c0c) out of 5 stars 3.5 stars Jan. 14 2015
By Jennifer - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
This book is about a girl who stutters and how, as an adult, this speech disorder affects her. She struggles with it and hides from the world, finds her outlet through singing with a band, but still finds a way to hide. Her family is an awesome support system and, eventually, so is her boyfriend. I found it very informative and inspirational to see how she struggled and overcome. You never know someone else's battles until you have fought the battle yourself.
While, I realize it was necessary to understand the struggle and pain this disorder caused Sara, it seems like the first half of the book could have been condensed into about a 20% and it still would have had the same effect. I was reading the same things over and over again; she and her mother would talk, cry, she would do a show, decide she didn't want to do anymore, get mad at her cousin, cry, and do it all over again. The story didn't really pick up until almost 50% in. There was plenty of unneeded details throughout the book that didn't really contribute anything to the story.
It was a good read after you got passed the slow moving beginning, away from the constant mother daughter chats and weeping. Gio was swoon-worthy, but honestly, I found myself more interested in EZ and Lila's story.
This is a great story, it just seemed to have so much filler that was not needed and it really caused the story to drag on and made it hard to finish at times.