Fighting Dirty by Sidney Halston

cover72209-mediumTitle:    Fighting Dirty
Series:  Worth the Fight #5
Author:  Sidney Halston
Genre:  Romance, MMA

Blurb:   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.

Thoughts:  I have been a fan of this series since I read the first book, Against the Cage, last year. I also have to say that just reading the series has made me a big fan of Sidney Halston – we are talking one-clicking whatever comes out with her name on it! And I have been waiting to see what happens between these two characters for what feels like forever!

Enzo has been chasing after JL, his best friend’s sister for what seems like forever – however, you couldn’t find more polar opposites. Enzo is the staid businessman, living his life to fulfill the wishes and desires of his parents. JL is the free spirit – confident in herself and spontaneous to a fault. Of course, they couldn’t be more opposite – but it just works! I got so much enjoyment just reading about their wild, adventurous – and yes, spontaneous – first date. This book was just so fun, I have to say that this one has hit my favorite book in the series, so far.

Loved it, loved it, LOVED IT!

Rate:  A

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