Wednesday, June 8, 2016

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Worth the Fight #6
Sidney Halston
Releasing May 31st, 2016

Opposites attract in this seductive novel from the author of Against the Cage (“Funny, steamy, scorching.”—Toni Aleo), with a chiseled MMA fighter falling for a single mom who could use a real man in her corner.

Working two jobs to support her infant daughter is harder than anything Penny Richards has ever done, but it sure beats living under the rules of her stepfather, a television preacher who demands a picture-perfect family. And if Penny hadn’t struck out on her own, she never would have met Travis Calhoun. The intensely physical heavyweight brawler has a way of drawing out her wild side. But Travis lives fast, with no responsibilities—and that just isn’t for Penny.

Most of the women in Travis’s circle wear tight clothes, high heels, and tons of makeup—not pearls or plaid headbands. But once he works past Penny’s inhibitions, Travis discovers a kindred spirit who longs to trust someone with her body, and her secrets. Still, Travis can’t help but wonder if this rich girl is just slumming it before she returns to her privileged life. Now it’s up to Penny to prove that she wants her hard-edged, hard-loving fighter just the way he is.

I'm sad this series is over! Although this book wasn't my favorite from the series, it's still a good read. Both Penny and Travis have circumstances from their early lives that have shaped them into the people we meet in this story. Penny is doing what she can to support her young daughter, after running away from the life her stepfather believes his family should live and abide by. Even though Penny didn't want to subject her daughter to that life, she still manages to hold on to her faith, despite the adversity of her current situation, which I found impressive.

Something else I like about the couples in Sidney Halston's stories is that they actually communicate with each other, something unheard of! Now, they may not do it all the time, but at least that makes the story seem a bit more realistic. We get to see how a couple works and sometimes struggles to make sure their relationship grows and flourishes. 

I was a bit irritated with Travis' behavior regarding marriage and children, but we learn why he feels like that, and thankfully he begins to realize that it doesn't have to be the way he knew it to be.

ARC provided in exchange for honest review.

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USA Today bestselling author, Sidney Halston lives her life with one simple rule: "Just Do It"--Nike. And that's exactly what she did.

After working hard as an attorney, Sidney picked up a pen for the first time at thirty years old to begin her dream of writing. Having never written anything other than very exciting legal briefs, she found an outlet for her imaginative, romantic side and wrote Seeing Red. That first pen stroke sealed the deal, and she fell in love with writing. Sidney lives in South Florida with her husband and children. She loves her family above all else, and reading follows a close second. When she's not writing, you can find her reading and reading and reading. She's a reader first and a writer second. When she's not writing or reading, her life is complete and utter chaos, trying to balance family life with work and writing (and reading). But she wouldn't have it any other way.

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