Halston’s latest sizzling MMA romance, a former title contender turns
the tables on his knockout trainer with a lesson in seduction.
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.
hooked on her books. Full Contact was
another excellent romance and connected me deeper to the group of friends surrounding
Worth The Fight. We get introduced to
Tony and Francesca in Full Contact.
Even though, it is more fun to experience how their romance developed from Full Contact to Below The Belt, their book can be read as a standalone and it is still
very enjoyable. To get the whole experience, though, you should read how it all
started with Chrissy and Jack in Against
her. That changes drastically in Below
The Belt. Francesca acts like a tough businesswoman, beautiful but
unapproachable, cold and distant. How she comes across on the outside couldn’t
be farther from the person she is on the inside but no one ever took the time
to really get to know her…until Tony.
Francesca is exactly what he needs. She challenges him, meets him head on and
is always brutally honest. They clash at every turn but slowly realize that
there is much more than sexual attraction between them – only Francesca doesn’t
want to take it further than that.
chasing in comparison to his other experiences with women. Francesca needed
time and space to heal and Tony is an impatient man. At the same time, his
pushiness forced Francesca to face her fears and that was long overdue.
up a Sidney Halston book I am guaranteed a good time. Her characters are
unique, her story-lines interesting and her dialogues witty and fun. I absolutely
loved the involvement of the couples from previous books and I can’t wait for
the next installment in the Worth The Fight series. I got to know and love all
of the secondary characters and I’m very much looking forward to reading more
about their stories.
by the Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*