Fight to Forgive (Letting Go #3) by J. Leigh Bailey

FightToForgiveRecent college grad Aaron Elliott is a pro when it comes to avoiding conflict. So when he hears his mother and stepfather plan to sell the family’s rambling summer retreat, it takes everything in him to object. The lake house is where he feels closest to his late father. It’s where he fell in love with his best friend…and it’s where he let family pressure decide his future rather than following his heart.
A combat injury has naval officer James “Freddie” Fredrick dry-docked, possibly for good. But the pain in his shoulder is nothing like the hurt he feels when he sees Aaron back in town. It’s been four years since the love of his life left without a word—and though Freddie would give anything to deny it, the heat between them hasn’t faded.
Once upon a time, Aaron let Freddie go without a fight. He won’t screw up their second chance to have a happy ending. But unless he makes peace with the past, Freddie won’t be able to face their future.

CreativeDeedsReadsDisclosure1Talk about miscommunication… Fight to Forgive was full of it. To be fair, it wasn’t all Freddie and Aaron’s fault. A lot of it was out of their hands. I sympathized with both of them, but part of me really thought that at least one of them should have known better. Yet, you know what they say about hind sight and 20/20… 😦

I’m not sure which one of these two broke my heart more. Freddie thought he had his life figured out. His initial stint in the Navy was impulsive, but he felt like he had finally found a place where he belonged. Then after one fateful mission, he didn’t even have that anymore.

And Aaron? Let’s just say, as much as I absolutely loved Freddie’s family? That’s pretty much how much I despised Aaron’s. What kind of family actually does the things that his family did?

There was so much chemistry between Aaron and Freddie that it was almost its own character. They obviously still cared about each other, they just had to move beyond all that they’d been through and discover each other all over again.

Fight to Forgive was most definitely a welcome addition to the Letting Go series. I’m really hoping that there is more to come. 😉