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Thursday, January 7, 2016

#Review #Giveaway Fighting Dirty by Sidney Halston @TastyBookTours

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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.

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Review- 4 Stars

This was my first Sidney Halston book and I’m excited to read more. Fighting Dirty is mostly a standalone, but the glimpse I got of the other characters in the series made me want to go back and read their stories.
Enzo and JL are complete opposites as characters and that made the transition in a couple fun to watch. I felt like Enzo changed more than JL, but that isn’t a bad thing. Poor Enzo needed to lighten up, but JL was too harsh in making such assumptions about him in the beginning. It made me a little mad. Luckily, she opened her eyes fairly quickly.
Enzo has a side of hopeless romantic peeking around the super sexy alpha. For such a staid, logical guy, he falls for her so fast and it’s sweet to see. He has a driving need to care for her and most of all, to make her happy. His love for MMA and fighting brings another great element into his personality. The author humbles him pretty quickly and it made me love him even more.
JL has had a rough life and it’s made her hard and jaded. She’s actually quite a contradiction, she puts on this persona of tough, “I don’t give a crap what you think,” but in reality, she’s broken and hiding her inner mushy self. It was nice to see Enzo bringing that shell down. Her immediate anger and unwillingness to talk to Enzo when things aren’t perfect irritated me, but Enzo has the tools to break her down.
The story is interesting, the main characters both have awful backgrounds but yet, they are so different. They’ve shaped the characters and the plot. I wasn’t racing through this book, desperate to get to the end. However, I was drawn to it and really enjoyed it. I would absolutely recommend it!

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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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