Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Fighting Dirty by Sidney Halston





Book Description

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.

AVAILABLE: November 24, 2015

Fighting Dirty was my first book by Sidney Halston.  And to be honest, I'm not all that inclined to read anymore.  

I didn't particularly like the heroine, JL.  I thought she was selfish, judgemental, and secretive.  I also didn't quite get why Enzo was described as "nerdy" some much throughout the book.  The author seemed to stress his "nerdyness" because he 1) has a job 2) wears glasses 3) wears suits to work.  Umm... I don't get it.  Then JL's nickname for Enzo is "Pretty Boy", none of this fits the sexy Brazilian MMA fighter that Enzo supposedly is...

Just wasn't a fan of the main characters in this book.

Rating: 2 out of 5

** I  received an ARC through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**