The author of Below the Belt continues her First to Fight series with a novel of one Marine’s battle to come out on top—in life and love…
As a troubled teen, Gregory Higgs channeled his energy into boxing instead of breaking the law. The ring gave him purpose and something to strive for. So did the Marines. Combining the two seemed like a natural fit.
Another natural fit? Reagan Robilard, the sweet athlete liaison who keeps all the fighters out of trouble and manages their PR—a job that gets more challenging when someone digs up the truth about Greg’s not-so-shiny past after equipment is vandalized at the gym.
Even if it wasn’t her job, Reagan can’t let Greg take the fall. Because passion doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to matters of the heart…
Murray's fun second First to Fight contemporary (after Below the Belt) continues the romantic escapades of the U.S. Marine Corps boxing team. This time the focus is on public relations specialist and liaison Reagan Robilard, who has to juggle her professional obligations against a growing attraction to Lt. Greg Higgs. Increasingly nasty pranks are being played against the team and their equipment by an unknown antagonist (or antagonists), resulting in bad press that may get the program canceled. It's up to Reagan to offset the negative publicity, and she thinks Greg's the perfect poster child. However, he won't talk about his personal life unless she goes out with him. Their first date leads to a slow-burning, steamy relationship. Murray's protagonists are a joy to follow, their natural chemistry buoyed by a strong give-and-take dynamic and elements of humor. As with the previous installment, the athletic and military aspects of the story play a distant second fiddle to the romantic and interpersonal interactions of the cast, but the entertainment value makes up for that imbalance.
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Review: First to Fight 2: Against The Ropes
Against the Ropes by Jeanette Murray is the second book in her First To Fight series. It is the continuing story of the Marine boxing team we met in the first book, Below the Belt, and this book focuses on the story of Gregory Higgs and Reagan Robilard.
Well-paced, great characters, with the element of suspense woven throughout these marines and their women will keep you enthralled page after page. Reagan is trying to keep the publicity for the boxing team in a positive light but with the vandal/s out to get them not only on base, but out of town as well and now a reporter eager to smear their reputations with anything they can find her job has just become infinitely more difficult. Gregory didn't think that being on the team was a big deal. Until he made it and the sense of belonging began to seep in. Add in Reagan Robilard and he found there was nowhere else he wanted to be but right there wherever she was.
With a happily ever after, this story was fantastic. The element of suspense is ongoing and I can't wait for the next story... Graham & Kara... Fight to the Finish.