If you love the MMA romances 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.
Oh, baby…back at WtF!!! I love the gang and I have been excited for JL and Enzo for a while now. Now that Enzo is shot of his cheating, no good, lousy wife, he is looking to find happy. No one is happier or makes Enzo feel happier than JL….her carefree life, laissez faire attitude, liberal dress code and plentiful tattoos…not to mention her hair colour of the week. But, JL has been saying no to Enzo’s repeated requests for a date until she propositions him and thus begins their first date. Now, as far as first dates go…this one lasted four days…and nights! I just knew that when these two got it on that they wouldn’t be able to stop.
The reality of these opposites hits home and JL’s first response is to run and hide. Meanwhile, Enzo’s first response is to try to please everyone, including his dysfunctional father and reign in his work/life balance. I loved the first half of this book as these two crazy “kids” (30 and 32) got together and spent their four day date together and then the weeks that followed of complete and utter bliss! But all good things must end and for these two, the source was the angst of Enzo’s family commitments, his beeyach of an ex-wife and JL’s insecurities. I enjoyed as they navigated their way, but I just didn’t like when they were apart and for that, I knocked off a ½ star. Another great installment in this series, which is awesome and “worth the read”…Enjoy!