Worth the Fight # 2
By: Sidney Halston
Releasing October 28th, 2014
Sidney Halston returns to steamy Tarpon Springs, Florida, where a hell-raising bad boy prepares to get down and dirty for the woman he loves.
How could she have been so stupid? When Jessica Cross decides to give her violently jealous boyfriend—the otherwise influential and charming Dennis Stavros—a second chance, she very nearly becomes a statistic. After weeks of healing from a broken rib and collapsed lung, and with Dennis behind bars, Jessica finally feels ready to come out of hiding. But will she ever be able to take a chance on love again with someone new?
Mixed martial arts fighter Slade Martin knows he has a bad reputation. Hell, he's probably earned it. So it won’t be easy to convince beautiful, vulnerable Jessica that she can trust him—that from the moment she walked into his life, she’s been the only one he’s wanted. Powerful and confident, Slade knows he can honor his vow to protect Jessica body and soul. Winning her heart will be another matter . . . but a woman like Jessica is worth the fight.
This is the second book in the Worth the Fight series, however, I feel it can be read as a stand alone. This book focuses on a different set of characters and even though Chrissy and Jack from Against the Cage are in this book, they are supporting characters. Part of Sidney and Slade's story is introduced some in Against the Cage, but you get enough of it in the beginning of Full Contact to understand what happened to Sidney.
Sidney had it rough with Dennis. The way that relationship ended was embarrassing for her although NONE of it was her fault. I'm sure a lot of abuse victims would feel the same way. Now she has Slade who wants to be in her life.
There was just something about Slade that drew me to him. Yes, he was a womanizer, but he quickly changed his ways once the right woman came along. Unfortunately, the women didn't want to give him up so easily. He's had to give up what he loves doing because of injuries, but he found a way to still be involved in fighting. His plans are coming together and he is so selfless that he wants to help Sidney achieve her dreams as well, even if things don't work out for them. I just wanted him to find his happiness.
There was some suspense in the book, but who was involved was pretty predictable. How it all played out wasn't what I expected. About halfway through the book, I just couldn't put it down. I needed to know things worked out for everyone involved.
I can't wait to read more about each of the supporting characters. There's something with Francesa and a couple of the fighters, Travis and Cain definitely have stories behind them too. I'll be anxiously awaiting the release of Sidney Halson's next book.
Sidney Halston lives her life by one simple rule: “Just do it.” 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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