When I think second chance romance, I go in expecting wrenching emotions and young love torn asunder. From the summary we are told that Aiden betrayed his first love, Delanie and they meet by chance through a work negotiation. I was excited to see how these workaholic enemies would overcome their tumultuous past.
Unfortunately, the chemistry in this book was off. The only time I really felt the main characters connected was when they were physically intimate (those scenes were great). I think the main problem was that Delaine and Aiden were building off a connection they had five years before. As a reader, we didn’t hear much about their previous time as a couple besides the betrayal so they didn’t seem to be building off of anything substantial.
The majority of this book, the only one who is fighting for anything is Aiden. Yes, he was “the betrayer” all those years before but even once he apologized, proved with his actions that he was sorry, AND they talked it out, Delaine still pushed him away. Her reasoning was weak for such a smart and successful business woman; it made her seem petty and kind of mean.
There was also very little meaningful discussion between the characters for the last 20% of the book. When a tragedy strikes, Delaine goes to everyone else besides Aiden for comfort and advice. Again this led me to think that their connection wasn’t really there. Even Delaine seemed to question it often.
On the positive side, Aiden was a great character. A little bit of a beta hero and a genuinely nice guy. He is the mediator of the family and has never forgotten his first love. They way he cares for Delaine is very sweet, it just was very one sided.
This book wasn’t terrible by any means and I would consider reading more by Nina Crespo in the future. Fighting for You just missed the mark for me.
**I received an ARC of this book in order to provide an honest review**