I received this ARC of Fight For You by Magan Vernon through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Nicky was born into a dangerous and privileged life - into an Italian Mafia family. He has mixed feelings on whether to continue in his father’s footsteps or lead a different life. One night Nicky’s path collides with Jackie, who doesn’t fit into his world.
I didn’t really feel like these characters were believable. Sure, they’re young and their decisions are stupid, yet I didn’t really see a well-developed character. Nicky lacked the edge to be part of a Mafia family and had so many doubts that it didn’t fit his persona. I can’t really explain it but to me Jackie seemed fake. I also can’t see how their relationship progressed so quickly, they didn’t really get to know one another. I wanted to feel that their chemistry was sizzling.
The plot sounded catchy and like something completely different, which is why I wanted to read it. I really wanted to like it but it just didn’t come together to form a gripping story that I could lose myself in. I really struggled to finish reading it and I hate to do this but…