Friday, May 30, 2014

Against the Cage by Sidney Halston Blog Tour with 5 star review and Giveaway

In her Loveswept debut, Sidney Halston turns up the heat as a sexy cage fighter shows a former bookworm how delicious a few rounds between the sheets can be.

For Chrissy Martin, returning to her Florida hometown always seems to bring bad luck. The day starts with a breakup text, followed by a jailhouse phone call from her troublemaker brother. Now a routine traffic stop has ended with her accidentally punching an officer . . . in a delicate place. Then Chrissy realizes that the hot cop on the receiving end of her right hook is none other than the man from her teenage fantasies.

Jack Daniels knows how to take a hit. After all, when he’s not chasing reckless drivers, he’s kicking ass in a mixed martial arts ring. So what takes his breath away isn’t the low blow, but the woman who dealt it: a gorgeous knockout with legs Jack wouldn’t mind being pinned under—who just so happens to be his best friend’s nerdy little sister, all grown up. Soon their instant chemistry leads to a sizzling affair, but Jack and Chrissy are fighting an uphill battle if they want to make love last beyond the final bell.


This story starts with Chrissy having the day from hell. Just when she's thinking can anything else go wrong, it does.  I have no idea what it is about Chrissy, but I love her character. Even after everything that has happened, she keeps going, not letting any of it get her down. The scene where Chrissy sees Jack again after being away is hysterical, the first of several lough out loud moments. The only thing that bothered me was her tendency to run away rather than face things head on, especially in the beginning. 

Jack, I'm not so sure about. He seems a little more caveman to me, trying to protect Chrissy even though she can take care of herself. He's also an amateur MMA fighter, something Chrissy totally doesn't understand. She hates the violence of it all.  

Jack isn't the only fighter though, Chrissy's brother, Slade, is a fighter too. Him, I didn't like. What a self centered prick. He claims he has no idea why Chrissy left so many years ago. 

The chemistry between Chrissy and Jack was just hot with a capital H. 

Given the title, I expected more fighting scenes. There were a couple, but definitely not as much as I expected. For me, that was a good thing, I don't like books with too many fighting scenes. I read them for the love story, not the fights. 

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Sidney Halston lives her life by one simple rule: “The secret of getting ahead is getting started” (Mark Twain). Or even simpler: “Just do it” (Nike). And that’s exactly what she did. At the age of thirty, having never written anything other than a legal brief, she picked up a pen for the first time to pursue her dream of becoming an author. That first stroke sealed the deal, and she fell in love with writing. Halston lives in South Florida with her husband and children.
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