Review of Fighting Dirty (Worth the Fight #5) by Sidney Halston

Fighting Dirty

Love Conquers All 


Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance (MMA)

Book Length (Est.): 240 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis: 

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.


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*

Fighting Dirty starts out hilariously and just pulls you in. I was laughing so hard at times this book should come with a don’t eat while reading warning label…especially in the beginning. Who even would have guessed art class could be so entertaining.

Jamie Lynn basically flies though life by the seat of her pants. She does what she wants, when she wants. She’s like a whirlwind of happy and carefree. Of course that’s on the surface. She has demons of her own, ones she wants to keep hidden, but ones she’ll have to let go of if she ever wants to be truly happy.

Enzo is all businessman with a little MMA fighter beneath those suits. He’s definitely not the type a guy you’d think would chase JL, but he wants her. He spent a year trying to get her to go out with him and after one completely embarrassing display she finally decided to give in. And once he has her there’s no way he’ll let go.

Jamie Lynn and Enzo are complete opposites, but she finds comfort in him and he finds peace in her.

She’ll learn to trust. He’ll learn that sometimes there is someone worth making sacrifices for.

The story is decently paced, but there were times where the plot seemed to just kind of jump forward. There were also times when things would seem to have a great emphasis placed on them, then later there wouldn’t be much to it. Besides that, it was a really good story and I enjoyed it very much.

I love the Worth the Fight series and cannot wait to see what’s next to come.

My Favorite Laughable Moment: Art class! I don’t know about anyone else, but when it got to the part about the apple I think I laughed so hard I cried. Like seriously, who’d even notice that apple…LOL!

Jenn 4 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*

Lorenzo “Enzo” Silva is not the typical guy you would think to be into MMA. His all business suits and attitude make him different than the others. He is a wealthy Brazilian banker that has never had to fight for anything, that is until he sets his eyes on the only woman that makes him feel alive.

Jamie Lynn “JL” is the twin sister to MMA fighter Travis and is Violet’s best friend. Hanging around the Worth The Fight Academy means she knows exactly who Enzo is. She also knows that as many times as he asks her out they still have nothing in common. He is wealthy, she is not. But she does have a lot of spunk to herself, always a different color hair, tattoos and a spunky attitude.

Losing a bet to the guys lands Enzo a totally nude modeling gig that has JL’s full attention. Not realizing that she would be there has Enzo embarrassed but might as well make the most of it. JL is in complete shock, not because of him modeling nude but because his body sets hers on fire. Taking the chance and asking him out on a date she will try to break his “everything must be controlled and planned” routine. Needless to say they have the longest date ever. Having so much fun together he gets to know the real JL that no one else really knows. Falling in love with her could cost him everything he has. It could also give them more than they ever thought possible.

I cannot wait for the next book. I have a feeling it will be all about Travis.

My Favorite Character: I really loved when they went to doctor. The results and the reaction from JL is priceless! 

Mindy 4 Star 

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon pre-order page. Fighting Dirty will be available for sale on January 5, 2016.


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