Laid Out (Worth the Fight #4) by Sidney Halston
Released: August 18, 2015
Genre: MMA Romance
Publisher: Random House, LLC
Reviewed by Lena
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Perfect for fans of Monica Murphy and Cecy Robson, Sidney Halston’s scorching new MMA romance proves there are no holds barred when it comes to seduction.
Growing up an Army brat, Violet Channing could never meet her dad’s high expectations. But in the eyes of her best friend, she could do no wrong. He even insisted that he should be her first kiss. Now Cain Sorensen is all grown up, hardened by years in special ops and always looking for a good fight. Tall, with striking blue eyes and impossibly blond hair, he’s a modern-day Viking warrior. Of course, Violet’s all grown up, too, and she’s ready to surrender to his every command.
Cain knows he’s bad for Violet. His work is dangerous, and his hobbies are downright deadly. As a private mercenary and a mixed martial arts fighter, he could never let such an innocent soul into his world. And yet his most grueling combat training is no match for Violet’s killer curves, hot touch, and suggestive glances. Now all of Cain’s most explosive fantasies are coming true—but once they cross the line between friends and lovers, there’s no turning back.
I am a sucker for military and sports romances. When I saw that this book had both, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. This story moved at a steady pace making it an enjoyable read. At times the storylines were reminiscent of other stories I had read but I stuck with it to see where the story would go and how it would differ from the ones I had read before. I was rewarded with a story with fun characters and a great ending.
This story revolved around Cain and Violet. They were childhood friends who were torn apart by tragedy. A close relationship that was once based on caring and friendship was now riddled with guilt, confusion, and denial. I wasn’t sure how their story was going to end. I knew it was going to end with a happily ever after but I just didn’t know how they were going to get there.
Violet and Cain’s relationship made for a frustrating yet humorous read. Cain with his constant back and forth was at times exhausting. But Violet made up for that with her no-filter approach to life. She wasn’t filter free in a mean way, but in a way that made her unusually honest. At times it made her seem oblivious. Usually I would find this characteristic irritating but in her case, I found it endearing. It made her so dang cute and made me love her more. This book was a waiting game. You were waiting for Violet to reach her breaking point with Cain and Cain to just have that major break through that didn’t make him such a jerk especially to someone as sweet as Violet. It was all worth the wait when you see how their story ends and the journey it took to get them there.
Rating: 4.50 Stars
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You can always find me with my nose in my Kindle reading a romance novel starring a tough talking, hard loving alpha male and sassy heroine. For the past six years reading has been my addiction. I am always up for a good read and am excited when I get any suggestions. My other loves are working out and spending time with my hubs, family and friends.