Wednesday, May 18, 2016

#Review: Fighter Girl by Kathryn James | @Kathryn_James @XpressoTours @SwoonRomance #Giveaway

Fighter Girl
by Kathryn James 
Published by: Swoon Romance
Publication date: May 17th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

“It began three days ago with a fight. Seems that for me, everything begins with a fight…”
Sammy Jo may be strong, fast and tough, even in heels, but she gets into trouble when she fights some local thugs to save a rich boy named Gregory.
Now bad guy McCloud is after her – and he’s even more dangerous than her forbidden love for Gregory.
Fighter Girl was published in the United Kingdom under the title GYPSY GIRL.
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DISCLAIMER: I received a review copy in exchange of an honest review, in honor of this blog tour. Follow the rest of the tour HERE.

Who doesn't like a good book with a kickass female? This book is fascinating! Right from the first lines: 

The wedding is over.
My beautiful bridesmaid dress is soaked in blood. Bright crimson patterning the white. The hem ragged and torn. The tulle skirt missing and the strapless bodice ripped. My tiara is long gone. My hair stiffened with dried blood, not mousse. My legs are crumpled beneath, unable to move. I’m like a ragdoll.
I’m lying here in this circle of trees by the black water. They call it a beauty spot. I can’t see any beauty today. Only death. The magpies warned us. 
Gregory is beside me, his sun-streaked, fair hair red with blood, his face white as a ghost. Shocked and injured again. It’s my fault. I want to hug him, hold him close, tell him I didn’t mean to let this happen to him. But I can’t move. Anyway, he probably hates me.
Is it over? Don’t ask me.
In the distance, I can hear emergency sirens. Has everyone found out? Has my daddy? His name is Samson Smith. He comes from a long line of champion fighters.
My name is Sammy-Jo Smith. I’m the only girl to have inherited the Smith fighting skills. Sometimes I love it, but now I hate it. I’m too fast, too strong, even in my Jimmy Choo heels. It’s brought me here, to this place of death.
It began three days ago with a fight. Seems that for me everything always begins with a fight …
Yeah, I know. That alone makes you want to grab the book and see what is Sammy-Jo talking about! One of the things that also grabs your attention is that there are two guys in this book that SJ encounters, both whom she knows to a degree. Rocky is the younger brother of the groom, SJ's sister's future husband. Gregory is one of the "rich kids" near the place where Sammy lives. But by far, quite a catch. Do get me wrong. Rocky's a catch too . . . but who will Sammy go with? Find out for yourself!

My Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars.
Again, book held me from the start. I enjoyed Sammy's determination in a fight. I like that she mentions to one of her MANY aunts that she will only go with a guy if he can beat her in a fight. I think I might adapt to that, but in a literary sense. A great read and we all have a bit of bad-ass in us. I know I do.

About the Author

Kathryn lives in Leicester with her family, writing full time (and loves that!) Kathryn always wanted to become an author and wrote her first story at age eight. But it took quite a while and lots of different jobs before she got published.

She's worked with gypsy and traveller children, working from a converted bus with a rainbow on the side, doing video and photography projects, and documenting travelling lives.
Mist draws on and is influenced by her work with this community.

She's also written scripts for a local video production company, many of them for children and teenagers.

Author links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Giveaway: Tour-wide giveaway (INTL) $10 Amazon Gift Card + eBook copy of Fighter Girl

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