FIGHTING DIRTY

FIGHTING DIRTY                                       SIDNEY HALSTON

Fighting Dirty (Worth the Fight, #5)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.
 
MY REVIEW:
     Travis on the other hand, on her behalf, had given up hope and had encouraged Jamie     When you come from an out of control background, with junky and alcoholic mother, who sleeps around and is jealous of you, yeah well who a knows what tomorrow will bring.  Let alone a future Jamie Lynn and her twin brother Travis Calhoun had to work as soon as they could walk if they wanted to survive.  Even though Travis was a minute older than Jamie Lynn she took on the big sister roll to be tough.  Because of their mother’s verbal abuse toward her daily, sometimes hourly. When she was younger it tore her apart but as she got older she fought back.  Holding out hope that one day her mother would find recovery.
 Lynn to do the same by back away and having no contact with their mother at all.  Yet, she just couldn’t cut the ties completely.  Now as an adult she was a spit fire pixie.  On any given day her hair was a new bright short color, her gorgeous blue eyes outlined in black, and dressed goth still at 30.  Her way of telling all those who called her “trailer trash” “FU!” or was there more?  She works at the local “Pier’s bar.”  There she seemed to talk to daily a friend of her brothers Lorenzo (Enzo) Silva an up-tight banker type who was working out at the same gym as her brother to be an MMA fighter.
     Enzo went daily to have a drink but mostly to talk to the little “Pixie” as he called her.  He had become obsessed with her and with her and couldn’t get enough of her.  Not only did he find her interesting to watch but her personality was engulfing.  She was as sexy as all get out and she was such a free spirit.  She had a way with people and always had a smile.  So, he kept asking her out but she kept saying she had other plans.  One day she had to do it he kissed her and boy time stopped for them both.  He could see it in her eyes.  He says, “One day you’ll be begging for another one.”  Yeah right Pretty Boy! Was her response.
     Then there was that day Enzo did prove himself enough to make her curious.  She had also been interested in him too but do to her background and his conceitedness she couldn’t or wouldn’t let him see it.  You see Enzo had been groomed to take over his father’s company on day as well as marriage to his father’s best friend’s daughter, Marianna.  It was their way of keeping the two most powerful families in power.  The only problem with that is Marianna and he had made better friends than lovers or even spouses.  Now it has been a little over a year since the separation and now the divorce s final as far as he is concerned it’s over.  Two years of a horrible marriage and 1 year separated yet his father is pissed at him for not turning his cheek at Marianna screwing his ex-best friend, Gino.  Which is why he jumped at the chance to leave Brazil to come to Florida to handle the merger for the business.
     Enzo feels he gave up so much for his family to do what they wanted like the family business instead of MMA fighter and marrying Marianna and not marrying for love.  That’s why when he met Jamie Lynn she was so refreshing to him.  She was everything he wasn’t times five.  She was her own person, bold, brash, yet loving and kind.
     See if these two opposites can come together and make it work.  Or will outside sources cause uproars that make them back away from one another.  Or will their past come to haunt them.  I enjoyed Jamie Lynn’s character so much.  Her spunk and feistiness are what all women want to be known for.  She had her hang-ups but never let any of it really get her down.  She took her private cry and moved on because what would get done otherwise if she didn’t do it?  I give this book 5 stars.  Provided by netgalley.com.  Follow us at:

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