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


Fighting Dirty (Worth the Fight #5)
Author: Sidney Halston
Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Sports
Release Date: January 5th, 2015
Published By: Loveswept
ISBN: 1101886307


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.


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Fighting Dirty is the 5th novel in Sidney Halston’s Worth the Fight series. It is full length, with an HEA, and no cliffhanger. The story is told from a third person point of view between the two main characters.

While it was very well written, and the plot was intriguing I personally found Fighting Dirty one of those books that is  just middle of the road for me. Nothing stood out to extreme measures. To name a few of the things I did like; I loved the hero’s nickname. I don’t think it is a name one hears often enough and to be fair, it is exactly why I picked up this ARC. Furthermore, I found the main heroines “hobby” interesting. It’s not something I could share though without giving out a huge spoilers. Mind you, it is also not a hobby I’d read about before.

The characters are well rounded and I somewhat wonder if I would have benefited reading the other books in this series to get more of a background about these two. I can’t for certain say it is a standalone novel, due to that, but I didn’t seem to miss anything by jumping into the middle of the series.

Overall, a great three star read. One of those books you can curl up with and escape, while not having to put much though into.


3 star

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