Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Review ~ Below the Belt: Worth the Fight #3 by Sidney Halston


In Sidney Halston’s latest sizzling MMA romance, a former title contender turns the tables on his knockout trainer with a lesson in seduction.

Once one of the most sought-after names on the mixed martial arts circuit, Antonio “Scarface” Marino watched his career go down for the count as he chased skirts and made tabloid headlines. Now he’s finally making a comeback, and it’s all thanks to Francesca Silva, a Brazilian bombshell as tough as any of her fighters. But who’s the real Francesca: the trash-talking trainer who rides him hard, or the vulnerable woman who blushes at his touch?

Francesca went to the mat to sign Tony because she believes he still has the potential to bring big success to her gym—if she can keep his head in the cage and out of her personal life. After a short-lived marriage soured her on love, a one-night stand is all she can handle. Now Tony’s kisses are stirring up complicated feelings—especially when he agrees to face her ex in the ring. Francesca’s used to freezing guys out. But Tony’s tempting her to give in to the heat.

Below the Belt
Worth the Fight # 3

By: Sidney Halston

Releasing February 10th, 2015


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Sidney Halston lives her life with 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. After working hard as an attorney, Sidney picked up a pen for the first time at thirty years old to begin her dream of writing. Having never written anything other than very exciting legal briefs, she found an outlet for her imaginative romantic side and wrote Seeing Red, among four other novels currently in the works, including the sequel to Seeing Red. That first pen stroke sealed the deal and she fell in love with writing.

Sidney lives in South Florida with her husband and children. She loves her family above all else, and reading follows a close second. When she’s not writing you can find her reading and reading and reading… She’s a reader first and a writer second.

When she’s not writing or reading her life is complete and utter chaos trying to balance family life with work, and writing (and reading). But she wouldn’t have it any other way.

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My Thoughts: 

This is the third book in the Worth The Fight series. Sidney Halston has a way of writing realistic characters that you'll want to root for and throttle, some times simultaneously.

The plot was high octane, keeping me fueled and page turning until the end.

There was action, more action, romance, some sexy-sexy scenes, great characters, an engaging and all consuming plot and a great ending.

I have to say that though this has been my least favorite so far, it was still pretty darn good. I just didn't clink with Francesca as much as I did with her other heroines.

I would recommend this book. If you like the MMA books, you won't want to miss this one or the others in this series.

I can't wait to see what she has in store for us next. :D

I received an ecopy in exchange for my honest opinion.

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  1. we can't connnect each time with the heroine... ( because strangely it's often with them that we have problem if we think^^)
    i 'm glad it was still enjoyable
    still i haven't started this series but i do enjoy learning your opinuion on each book

    1. You should give it a try when you get a chance. I think that you'd like them.

      I know that you are right, especially when you read as much as we do. At least I didn't dislike her, I just didn't quite click with her.

  2. Thanks for the review and for hosting.

    @miki....hope you give it a try! : )

    1. Thanks for stopping by. :-) I have a feeling that Miki will read it eventually. I know that I have her interest piqued.

  3. I know I know read this series soon! LOL I have her books on the top or near the top of the pile. :)

    1. Yea I've been wanting to read this series. Just no time!!