Thursday, January 7, 2016

BLOG TOUR REVIEW & GIVEAWAY - Fighting Dirty (Worth the Fight #5) by Sidney Halston

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Worth the Fight #5
Sidney Halston
Releasing Jan 5th, 2016

If you love the MMA romances of Vi Kreeland and Kendall Ryan, Sidney Halston’s Worth the Fight series will knock your socks off! In Fighting Dirty, a geek-chic cage fighter proves that appearances can be deceiving . . . and oh-so-tempting.

With his preppy clothes and horn-rimmed glasses, Enzo Silva is the last dude anyone expects to find in a mixed martial arts gym. A wealthy Brazilian banker who never had to fight for anything, Enzo’s stuck in the amateur circuit—but he burns to make the pros. Maybe that explains the heat he feels whenever he’s around Jamie Lynn Calhoun. The pint-size, magenta-haired bartender with the Texas drawl is everything he’s not . . . and everything he craves.

Tough as nails and independent to a fault, Jamie Lynn—JL to her friends—works hard to pay her bills and keep life simple. Enzo is doing his best to complicate that. Even though she likes to bust his balls, he’s got some kind of a nerdy-hot vibe that makes JL wonder if she might finally be able to let her guard down. It might do the boy some good to spend some time in her world, where blood, sweat, and victory are as sweet as the first taste of real love.

Not quite sure how she does it, but each book I read by Sidney Halston is better than the last (IMHO). I'm comfortable saying that JL and Enzo are my favorite couple from this series, and that is quite impressive because I adored Tony and Francesca (Below the Belt).

I love the chemistry between Enzo and JL, they are so completely different yet those differences bring a balance to their relationship. Both characters have levels of complexities to them, but they are both well-developed and well-written. I liked getting the chance to see changes both Enzo and JL experience throughout the book. One thing I will say is that while this does have something to do with the cage fighting genre, it is not the primary focus of the story, it's more like an enhancer to the budding relationship between JL and Enzo.

ARC provided in exchange for honest review.


Sidney Halston lives her life by one simple rule: “Just do it.” And that’s exactly what she did. At the age of thirty, having never written anything other than a legal brief, she picked up a pen for the first time to pursue her dream of becoming an author. That first stroke sealed the deal, and she fell in love with writing. Halston lives in South Florida with her husband and children.

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