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.
A story of opposites attracting each other, but even more so, Jamie Lynn and Enzo see each other as they truly are, behind all the smoke and mirrors.
The connection they have is amazing. They are the opposites in every way, the way they grew up, the family structure, their personalities, hobbies, and even cleanliness. But they have chemistry, they are willing to compromise, and go that extra mile for each other, they are willing to fight for each other, to be able to make a relationship work.
The characters in the story are likable, all of them, they are complex, and through the tale they grow and develop as human beings. The story is interesting, it has a nice balance between the sport, and the lives they are living. The lives are not easy, they all have their own challenges, things they have to face, or overcome. The struggles they face are real, the support from their friends admirable.
This story really pulled me in. It has a nice flow, the story moves on at a great speed, and the events are interesting. The heat between Enzo and Jamie Lynn is hot, the attraction between them sizzling, but you can also feel the deeper feelings of love, protectiveness, and caring.
A Very entertaining story, with a great mix of MMA, hurdles of life, and romance
~ Four Spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me