Fighting To Be Free
Fighting To Be Free Series – Book 1
By Kirsty Mosely
FIGHTING TO BE FREE
All his life, people have told Jamie Cole that he was born bad. Maybe it’s true, maybe it’s not. But that doesn’t matter now. Because after a lifetime of demons, Jamie has finally found an angel.
Ellie Pearce learned the hard way that boys can’t be trusted. But the night she meets Jamie, something shifts. He’s different: brooding, a bit dark, determined to change. The connection they share is intense, compelling. Ellie tries to resist, but with each breathtaking kiss, she can’t help falling deeper.
Things between Ellie and Jamie are perfect-and perfection can’t last. When fate goes horribly wrong, Jamie’s only hope of saving his family is to strike a deal with the devil. Most of all, Jamie wants to prove he’s the person Ellie believes him to be. But if she learns just how much he’s been hiding, Ellie won’t be able to believe anything Jamie has ever told her . . .
He rolled onto his side, reaching out his hand and pulling me against him as he slowly ran his hands down my back.
“That was incredible, Ellie,” he murmured, kissing my nose. He was grinning from ear to ear as he stroked his fingers across my cheekbone.
I smiled and sighed contentedly. “Yeah, it was.” And it really had been. That was incredible; he had been soft and tender, his hands seeming to explore every part of me as he’d taken my body to heaven and back again. He wrapped his arms around me, pulling me tightly against him, tangling our legs together as he just looked at every inch of my face with a small, satisfied smile on his lips.
“You don’t have much stuff,” I stated after we’d been silently cuddling on his bed for a couple of minutes.
He frowned. “Uh, no, I haven’t even been here a week.”
“Where were you living before?” I probed, wanting to hear the sound of his sexy voice some more. He shifted uncomfortably, and I took the hint that he didn’t want to talk about it. “That’s okay, you don’t have to say.” I rolled so that I was on top of him and sat up, straddling him. He ran his hands up my thighs and rested them on my hips, just watching me with a satisfied smile on his face.
I sighed. It was time to go. This was where it got a little awkward. What was I supposed to say? Thanks and good-bye? “So, I guess I should get going. Would you mind calling me a cab?” I asked, climbing off him and looking around the room for my clothes.
The bed creaked behind me. “You’re going? Why?” I didn’t need to look to know he would be frowning—I could hear the shock in his tone.
I smiled at him over my shoulder. He was sitting up on the bed, a little pouty expression on his face as he watched my every move. “Well, I’ve never had a one-night stand before, but I thought that was how it worked: You have sex and then you leave,” I joked as I pulled on my panties.
He shook his head. “No, I mean, why do you have to go now? You can stay the night; I’ll drive you home in the morning.”
“You want me to stay the night?” I asked disbelievingly.
He pushed himself up off the bed and walked to me in all his naked glory. I couldn’t keep my eyes off his body. “Yeah, I want you to stay the night,” he confirmed, smiling his sexy smile at me, making my stomach flutter.
Oh, I can definitely stay the night!
Fighting To Be Free is the first book I have read by Kirsty Moseley and it won’t be the last. Fighting To Be Free delivered a heartbreaking story of a young man at a disadvantage who had a sincere heart of gold and a strong desire to be a better person. He was a victim of the life he was born into. His choices were taken away from him at an early age. He was in survival mode his entire life. He had regrets and life long scars that he would carry in his soul the rest of his life. Jamie Cole is a survivor and is determined to live the rest of his life on the right path. His new beginning started the day he was released from the juvenile facility. Fate had a different plan for Jamie.
Jamie Cole spent four years in juvie for murder. Because he was a fourteen year old minor and a victim of domestic violence, the courts prosecuted him as a minor rather than an adult. The murder he committed was not a premeditated crime, it was an act of passion brought on by emotional distress. He had been a criminal and a thief since he was eleven. He was drawn into a life of crime to survive in the world he was born. His family life was pathetic. His father was dead, his mother was a drug addict, and his little sister was just as much a victim of their life as he was. He would do anything to protect his sister and make her life easier than his own.
Being in prison for four years changed Jamie. At eighteen he was finally getting his freedom. He was being released on parole. The conditions of his parole were cut and dry. He had to get a job, find a home, and stay out of trouble. His future prospects are very limited with only a little money in his pocket , a limited education, no job training, and a criminal record. He’s been set up in an apartment in the sketchy part of town where he came from. His former crime lord boss wants him back in the fold. He wants him to start stealing high end cars once again. Jamie’s trapped because once you are in Brett Reyes employ the only way out is death. Jamie’s determined to live crime free even if it means death.
After negotiations with Brett, Jamie is almost free. He struggles in his new life. Finally he finds a break when he visits a local junkyard. It’s the beginning he was hoping for. He also meets a girl that no only reinforces his will to stay crime free, she makes him want to be a better man. He has never had the opportunity to date a girl from the right side of town that has morals and a good life. He wants to be the kind of man she can be proud of. He wants to give her the world.
Ellie Pearce has been bogged down with her life. She has finally gotten up the nerve to break off with her controlling jock boyfriend. She’s tired of being controlled and forced into a position of being the perfect cheerleader girlfriend. Her parents are pushing her towards colleges she has no interest in. Her mother wants her to stay with her boyfriend because he’s from a prominent family. She just wants the freedom to be herself. She has a desire to travel and see the world before she has to make choices about her adult life. Her first night out after breaking off with her boyfriend will change her senior year. She met a guy who is more than a hook up or rebound guy. He’s everything. She can be herself with him. He admires her dreams and wants her to go after them.
Fate has a different plan for Jamie and Ellie. Jamie’s past life comes back to haunt them. Jamie is fearful for Ellie. He will do anything to keep her safe even if means returning back into the criminal he once was. This time he’s doing it for Ellie. He is going to give her the world even if it means sacrificing himself.
This book just ripped me apart. As a mature adult I could see the validity in this story. Life isn’t always good, it can be downright cruel with a some good moments that make it worth going on. It’s not easy to rise above the past nor is it easy to escape upbringing. As a mother my heart bled for Jamie. Most parents want to give their children opportunities they never had. They want to nurture, protect, and love their children. They are willing to sacrifice for their children. They want their children to succeed in life. Jamie never had that. He never had anyone fight for him until he met Ellie.
Although this book had a heartbreaking ending, it’s not the end of Jamie and Ellie’s story. They are just at the beginning of their adult lives. The test of time is going to determine their fate. They have just begun their journey. I can’t wait for their next step in the journey called life.
Worth Fighting For
Sequel To Fighting To Be Free
By Kirsty Moseley
Release Date: December 6, 2016
Pre Order: Amazon
Kirsty Moseley brings us the sequel to Fighting to be Free.
Sometimes in life you have to walk away . . .
Leaving Jamie Cole was the hardest thing Ellie Pearce ever had to do. Somehow, she moved on. She made a new life in a new city with a new man. So when a family tragedy calls Ellie back home, she believes all her old feelings for Jamie-the hunger, the heat, the heartbreak-are safely behind her. But the second she lays eyes on him, the intensity of their connection is as strong as ever.
Sometimes you stay and fight . . .
Jamie knows pain. He’s felt it fighting in the streets, and he felt it fighting to survive in prison. Yet nothing he’s experienced has been as painful as the day Ellie left-until the moment she came back. This time Jamie is determined to hold on to Ellie forever. But as much as she still loves him, she can’t ignore the dark world he’s now a part of. Jamie has enemies. Dangerous ones. And after seeing Jamie with Ellie, they know exactly how to take him out . . .
Kirsty Moseley has always been a passionate reader with stories brewing in her head. Once she discovered Wattpad, she finally posted a story. Seven million reads later, she self-published her debut novel, The Boy who Sneaks in my Bedroom Window, which later became a finalists for the 2012 Goodreads’ Choice Awards. Kirsty lives in Norfolk, England with her husband and son.