Paradise Fought: Abel (Paradise #1)
Arc received from author for honest review
Reviewed by Jacqueline
L.B. Dunbar has wowed our senses and then rocked us and now she is bringing us her newest series with some hot fighters. Abel is the first in her Paradise series and what a way to introduce us to it! Wow! It was hard not to fall in love with this book and the characters of Abel and Elma.
Both Abel and Elma have lived in the shadows of their brothers who are fighters and took care of them. When tragedy hits Elma and her family, it is up to her to be the responsible one and maybe find justice for her brother. Abel is tired of being told he is always the weaker son and decides to go and prove himself differently. Both coming from families of fighters, their paths cross and what starts out as a “tutoring” agreement, slowly turns into more.
I loved the chemistry created by L.B. Dunbar for these characters. There was tension, misunderstandings, raw emotions, and of course, amazing sex. So pretty much what anyone would expect from L.B. She has a way to make the reader relate to her characters and get emotionally involved in the story. If this book is an indication of how this series is going to be, I am staying for for the full count!! Thank you L.B. Dunbar once again! I can’t wait for Cain’s story!!
I’m not a fighter.
I was born into a fighting family. As the middle child, I was overlooked in favor of my older brother.
He took the negative attention, too. In comparison, there’s nothing special about me.
I’m not as big as Cobra. I’m not as strong as Cobra. He’s the alpha.
I’m a beta.
The second son.
The lesser one.
The one never encouraged to fight, never encouraged to do anything, but stay out of my father’s way.
I’m not a lover either – but I wished to be – that’s why I needed her.
I met a girl in the pouring rain.
Sounds cliché, but it’s true. It changed everything.
Because of love, I learned to fight.
Betas come second, but in this fight, my story is first.
About the Author:
L.B. Dunbar loves the original legend of King Arthur. Inspired by this classic tale, she pulled over to the side of the road to take notes when it hit her that if King Arthur lived today, he’d be a rock star. A lover of fairy tales, myths, legends, and anything with happily ever after, she loves to read and write contemporary romance. Her Legendary Rock Stars series is complete with the final tale: The Trials of Guinevere DeGrance, but the story began with The Legend of Arturo King. She also wrote The Sensations Collection, which includes five stand alones based on the five senses in a small town setting near Lake Michigan. Raised on one side of that lake, she grew up in Michigan, but now lives on the other side, in Chicago. Mother to four, wife to the one and only, and teacher to hundreds of former students, she looks forward to sharing more stories in the future