Luke Kessler loved Emmy.
She broke his heart.
Then she revealed a life altering secret that brought them back together.
Time and forgiveness heal old wounds and love flourishes. Luke and Emmy find themselves reaching for a happily ever after together. When their pasts begin to push into their present and hurtful mistakes are made, the couple struggle with each other and their past demons. How much is too much? Will the couple be able to fight their way to a happily ever after? Are their lives together worth the fight?
Melanie’s 5 Stars Review:
It was a wonderful circumstance when I ran into LD Davis’ Accidentally On Purpose about a year or so ago while purchasing another book. Thank goodness for Amazon’s genius marketing strategy when they recommend similar books to their buyers that I was lead to the story of Emmy, Kyle, and Luke which became burrowed deeply into my psyche. Little did I know that the moment Emmy uttered the words, “Kyle was my boss, and a dick” in Accidentally On Purpose that this entire series would drive me to become an AOP fanatic.
If LD Davis was standing in front of me, I would do either one of two things- bow down and kiss her shoe clad feet for writing such a beautiful tortuous story of love’s complexities or grab hold of her shoulders and shake her silly as retribution to the many moments I’ve taken time out in my real life to internally curse her for how Worthy of Redemption ended. I’m going to admit it.. I, Melanie of We Like It Big Book Blog was a BIG, HUGE fan of Kyle Sterling. There was something so attractive about his character, that he truly became an unhealthy book boyfriend obsession for me. These inexplicable feelings for his character shows the immense writing talent of the author. As a reader, I had somehow become Emmy as each page of the book turned. So, as I had mentioned, I was left bereft and aching at the end of Worthy of Redemption because as any crazy fangirl, I felt that it should have ended the way I wanted it to end.. Selfish? Yep, maybe a little bit. 🙂
When LD announced that she would be coming out with a novella for Luke, I reacted with a one shoulder shrug but couldn’t even lie to myself how interested I was to hear from the “good guy’s” point of view. You see, Luke’s character in both Accidentally On Purpose and Worthy of Redemption didn’t really do too much for me because I felt his character was so flat. He was the good guy, the guy all women would die crawling through the desert for just for the chance to end up in his bed and stay there forever. I was surprised with myself for feeling this way about the sweet, straight arrow hero because I was never the believer of the “nice guys finish last” mentality. I always fell for the nice guy. Another reason why AOP is so mystifying to me. How in the hell did LD take me out of my comfort zone? How did she so easily took me out of my element? The only answer I can come up with is this- she’s got magical, unearthly powers.
Worth The Fight is an impassioned novel and its pages bleed of anger and betrayal. When I refer to the author as having some sort of enchanting powers, what I really mean is that she is one of the few out there right now who has pure, raw talent for writing. I am perturbed as to how she was able to make Worth The Fight a whole new book when 90% of this novel is a re-telling of events that have already occurred but told in Luke’s point of view. There are too many sequels out in the market which are re-told from other characters POVs that completely disappoint. The kind where a reader like myself, pick up bubbling with excitement in hopes to reincarnate their favorite characters and stories, only for them to fall incredibly short. This was my worst fear with Worth The Fight- I may have even made the sign of the cross before starting. Well, I am giving my 100% guarantee that this does not fall short whatsoever. From the very beginning of this book, it transforms into something new. I was reading a completely never before told story and it figgin’ blew me away!!! I kept having to look away from reading to run my fingers through my hair and ask myself, “what have you done with the Luke Kessler that bored me to death?!” The Luke Kessler in Worth The Fight is flawed and holy baby Jesus, I yearned for him. I loved sex on a stick, Luke, I lusted for his dirty and naughty ways, and I was fascinated with his ability to truly love. It amazed me how this author had completely reinvented an already versed character yet able to keep him true to the man she had introduced us to in the beginning of this series.
Worth The Fight is rich with heartache for both Luke and Emmy and there were no shortages of stomach churning moments for me. I greatly empathized with the both of them- two people who craved to love and be loved. LD Davis also came heavily armed with the most libido inducing sex scenes I have ever come to encounter. None of which are forced or overtly perverse but wickedly delicious, it’s enough to make you moan along.
As this is the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, I give thanks to LD Davis for having the brilliance to know that this third and final book to the AOP series was needed. I am proud to say that I have experienced a book that consisted of an already told story but ingeniously re-told in a completely different light. I have the closure I so greatly thirsted for in Worthy of Redemption and pleased to have found it through Luke Kessler’s hypnotizing and striking blue eyes.
We Like It Big Eye Candy:
Luke “Sex on a stick” Kessler
Kyle “you are redeemed hottie” Sterling
Love Jones Inspiration
We Like It Big Tunes:
Somebody I Used to Know – Gotye
F*ck It- Eamon
For The Rest of My Life- Robin Thicke
Beautiful Boy- Ben Harper
We Like It Big Author:
L.D. Davis is the author of the New York Times Best Selling novel Accidentally On Purpose and the novella Pieces Of Rhys. She has an insane addiction to books, enjoys watching House Hunters International, Brittish period pieces (addicted to Downton Abbey), and loves alternative rock. She lives in the North East United States with her husband, children, cat, and nameless fish.
We Like It Big Stalking:
Worth The Fight (Book 3) – Coming Soon
Barnes & Nobles:
Worth The Fight (Book 3) – Coming Soon