Against the Cage by Sidney Halston

91neNX3Bt-L._SL1500_Title:  Against the Cage

Series:  Worth the Fight Book #1

Author:  Sidney Halston

Genre:  Romance

BlurbIn her Loveswept debut, Sidney Halston turns up the heat as a sexy cage fighter shows a former bookworm how delicious a few rounds between the sheets can be.  For Chrissy Martin, returning to her Florida hometown always seems to bring bad luck. The day starts with a breakup text, followed by a jailhouse phone call from her troublemaker brother. Now a routine traffic stop has ended with her accidentally punching an officer . . . in a delicate place. Then Chrissy realizes that the hot cop on the receiving end of her right hook is none other than the man from her teenage fantasies.  Jack Daniels knows how to take a hit. After all, when he’s not chasing reckless drivers, he’s kicking ass in a mixed martial arts ring. So what takes his breath away isn’t the low blow, but the woman who dealt it: a gorgeous knockout with legs Jack wouldn’t mind being pinned under—who just so happens to be his best friend’s nerdy little sister, all grown up. Soon their instant chemistry leads to a sizzling affair, but Jack and Chrissy are fighting an uphill battle if they want to make love last beyond the final bell.

Thoughts:  This was just a great book – no doubt about it!  It wasn’t quite what I was expecting, particularly since I thought the whole MMA fighting would take a more prominent role in the story.  It was more of a side story, and related more towards Chrissy’s brother overall.  The story is more about newly developing feelings between old friends, but it has a little of everything: it ranges from funny to sweet to simply HOT!  And the combination of characters – including the territorial pit bull-in-the-body-of-a-chihuahua, Drogo – was just amazing!  This one was a joy to read, and I definitely recommend it.

Rate:  B

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