Review of Laid Out (Worth the Fight #4) by Sidney Halston

Laid Out

Oh yes…teach me! 


Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Military Romance, Sports Romance (MMA)

Book Length (Est.):  276 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

 Growing up an Army brat, Violet Channing could never meet her dad’s high expectations. But in the eyes of her best friend, she could do no wrong. He even insisted that he should be her first kiss. Now Cain Sorensen is all grown up, hardened by years in special ops and always looking for a good fight. Tall, with striking blue eyes and impossibly blond hair, he’s a modern-day Viking warrior. Of course, Violet’s all grown up, too, and she’s ready to surrender to his every command.

Cain knows he’s bad for Violet. His work is dangerous, and his hobbies are downright deadly. As a private mercenary and a mixed martial arts fighter, he could never let such an innocent soul into his world. And yet his most grueling combat training is no match for Violet’s killer curves, hot touch, and suggestive glances. Now all of Cain’s most explosive fantasies are coming true—but once they cross the line between friends and lovers, there’s no turning back.


YAY – Double Review!


Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received an ARC of this book free from NetGalley on behalf of Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept in exchange for an honest review*

Three military brats, all close in age, growing up together as best friends…only problem with that is both boys are in love with the girl. Violet got her first kiss the day of Cain and Jeremy ‘s first deployment. Cain had made her feel things with that one kiss she wouldn’t feel again for a long time, but it wasn’t him who chased after her, it was Jeremy who confessed his love while away. It was Jeremy who came back, wooed her, and proposed to her. It was Jeremy who re-enlisted and didn’t come back, leaving a broken hearted Violet and a best friend who carried the blame.

Violet grew up in a military household, she understood sometimes the ones you love didn’t come home, but that didn’t make it any easier when she lost Jeremy. Neither did the fact that Cain became distant after that and she felt like she’d lost him too.

Cain has always loved Violet, but sometimes the bigger man has to step back and let his best friend win the girl. Jeremy’s death changed everything, but it took a stubborn Violet to fully push him to realize some things are worth fighting for.

Laid Out is sweet, sexy, and hilarious. It’ll capture your heart, raise your body temp, and make you laugh.

Not only do the characters capture your heart, but I fell in love with Bird too. How can you not love that damn bird! The ending will give you a glimpse on what to expect in the next book, and I for one cannot wait to read JL’s story.

My Favorite Laughable Moment: Girls night out! Francesca tells a little secret about Cain and Violet’s reaction was one I won’t soon forget. Not to mention all the other info the girl’s added in afterward about their own men. Overall, it was definitely an interesting evening for them.

My Favorite Moments: Cain really thought he could help Violet?!?! I don’t know which he did more of…training her or working off the reactions his body had to it.

Jenn 4.5 Heart


Mindy’s Review:

*I received an ARC of this book free from NetGalley on behalf of Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept in exchange for an honest review*

Violet Channing grew up an Army brat that could never meet her dad’s expectations. Her two best friends always made sure that she was okay and knew that she was beautiful and everything else her father threw against her. With the men in her life leaving for the military she has to say goodbye to her best friends and make a life of her own. As she gets older she moves on and shares an apartment with her amazing best friend JL.

Cain Sorenson is a very hard person. Never really a talker and forget about emotions. Cain stayed in the service until his best friend died then took a job overseas. The reason for never coming back home had everything to do with the one woman that he could not have. His best friend’s fiancé. The day that Jeremy died Cain and him had been arguing over Violet. With them both growing up around her they both loved her very much. Jeremy was just smart enough to make the first move.

Both now living in Tarpon Springs, Violet gets whiplash from Cain’s mood swings. She just wants them to be best friends like they always have. Cain wants more but he knows his hobbies are downright dangerous and his self destruction is spinning out of control.  Fighting underground might just get him killed or kicked out of Worth The Fight as a true MMA fighter. How else is he going to get this woman off of his mind? Maybe he can help her find a date and it not come back to bite him in the ass.

I cannot express enough how much I loved this book. This is one of those OMG I can’t eat, sleep or drink until I finish. (Kids feed yourself, I am busy). The chemistry between Cain and Violet is almost heartbreaking it is so intense. The battle going on in Cain’s mind is no other than PTSD. Violet will always love and forgive Cain for his actions but sometimes he seems to take advantage of that. That is okay because JL will not allow him to take advantage of Violet forever and she will set him straight.

OMG, where has Bird been all my life? I absolutely love this parrot.

If you have not started the Worth The Fight series you are really missing out on a wonderful series. I am looking forward to the next book in the series. I absolutely love Jamie Lynn (JL).

My Favorite Character: I have to say I laughed so hard every time Bird would speak. Everyone should have Bird in their life.

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon purchase page.


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