Review of Stacked Up (Worth the Fight #6) by Sidney Halston

Stacked Up

You can’t knock something until you try it…


Genre: Sports Romance (MMA)

Book Length (Est.): 265 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Opposites attract in this seductive novel from the author of Against the Cage (“Funny, steamy, scorching.”—Toni Aleo), with a chiseled MMA fighter falling for a single mom who could use a real man in her corner.
Working two jobs to support her infant daughter is harder than anything Penny Richards has ever done, but it sure beats living under the rules of her stepfather, a television preacher who demands a picture-perfect family. And if Penny hadn’t struck out on her own, she never would have met Travis Calhoun. The intensely physical heavyweight brawler has a way of drawing out her wild side. But Travis lives fast, with no responsibilities—and that just isn’t for Penny.

Most of the women in Travis’s circle wear tight clothes, high heels, and tons of makeup—not pearls or plaid headbands. But once he works past Penny’s inhibitions, Travis discovers a kindred spirit who longs to trust someone with her body, and her secrets. Still, Travis can’t help but wonder if this rich girl is just slumming it before she returns to her privileged life. Now it’s up to Penny to prove that she wants her hard-edged, hard-loving fighter just the way he is.


YAY – Double Review!


Jennifer’s Review: 

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

Penny has a lot of secrets, but they’re secrets of necessity. She just wants to take care of her daughter and stay off the grid. She never expected to find friends who’d have her back no matter what.

Travis had a hard life growing up and it’s what led him to the MMA, but he loves his life now…or at least he thinks he does. That is until Penny turns it completely upside down. He was so set in what he wanted in life that when something different came along he tried to deny it because in his eyes accepting it would be turning his back on everything he thought he wanted. But sometimes you can have it all.

She’s fiercely independent and he’s overly protective, it’s a match made in heaven.

Stacked Up is a sweet story filled with a lot of cuteness (mainly because of one little girl). It’s one of those curl up with blanket kind of books that’ll leave you smiling and content.

My Favorite Moment: The ending! The last things Penny and Travis say to each other put the perfect end on this book.

Jenn 4 Heart


Mindy’s Review: 

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

Penny Richards ran away from her family to start a new life with her infant daughter. Working two jobs just to pay the bills is hard but she will do whatever it takes to raise her daughter and for her stepfather to stay out of her life.

Travis Calhoun is a MMA fighter for and trains at Worth the Fight. He is also the main face for the television series they are filming at the gym.  Travis lives and breathes for fighting. His fight coming up could mean he is on his way to fame and the big money.

Travis meets Penny shortly after she arrives in town at a local bar that she is working at. He is instantly drawn to her beauty but knows deep down she comes from a privileged life and probably has secrets. But that does not stop him from stopping by the bar every night to check on her and make small talk.

Their friendship quickly turns to a fiery romance when they decide to give in to their temptation. But when Penny has no choice but to let him in a little secret, Travis has to decide if he wants to continue the relationship knowing Penny has a daughter since he lives in a world with no responsibilities and prefers it that way. When the cameras catch her with him and her secret is out Travis will stop at nothing to protect Penny and her daughter from the stepfather that demands a picture perfect family.

This is the sixth book in the Worth the Fight series and I love each one a little more. This one really sucked me in with Sarabelle and her cuteness. I love a strong man that can be brought to his knees by a little girl. The passion between Penny and Travis is pretty hot as well.

My Favorite Moment: I love ho Travis was willing to do whatever he needed to make sure that Sarabelle was safe and would not have any future issues with people wanting to take her away no matter what the outcome was with him and Penny.

Mindy 4 Star

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