4 great ending to a wonderful series stars!
I cannot believe this series is over… How did that happen? It seems like I just read the first book???
So if you have read the series at all you know that this book contains Travis and Penny’s stories. I feel I have been waiting for their story forever. ( I know realistically it wasn’t forever, but in book years it was!) If you have never read a Sidney Halston book let me forewarn you.. they are emotional and heartwarming. I had tears in my eyes for at least 2 of the books in this series … I also chuckled through out all of them. She seems to be able to weave her characters thoughts and emotions so well. You get all the feels for these characters…
Penny is a character we have met before who has a huge secret.. HUGE. Well at least from everyone but JL who happens to be Travis’s twin sister. Penny has a daughter (this is not a spoiler if you have read previous books or the book blurb). She ran from her previous life to start over in Tarpon Springs. She quite and reserved and is working 2 jobs to support her daughter and herself. Penny does not have time for entanglements with a man let alone one who doesn’t want kids.
Travis, Travis, Travis… what are we going to do with you. In previous books he comes off as sort of a womanizer. However I’m pretty sure most of these men could be called nice womanizers. They thoroughly enjoy the ladies until they meet their match so to speak. Travis has a camera crew following him around recording almost his every move. He also has a big fight coming up for Worth The Fight Academy. Travis finally has some money in the bank and is setting himself up for some nice vacation/ travel time. Then he meets Penny and she turns him down repeatedly but he can’t seem to stop asking her out.
I really enjoyed these characters Penny was just strong enough to put her foot down when necessary but also needed to learn to lean on someone. Who better to lean on than Travis… Travis wants no entanglements just a good time which is fine at first but then he seems to get attached to Penny. I was so involved with his character that when he said some mean things to Penny in the story I literally looked at my ereader and said WTH Travis!! I loved seeing his character evolve throughout this book from someone who felt like he wasn’t good enough to be loved to someone who felt he could be loved.
There was only a couple of things I disliked in this book. It mostly involved the over use of an endearment that I don’t like to begin with. (totally my pet peeve) … and one other small thing which probably wouldn’t bother anyone else but me.
All in all I thoroughly enjoyed this series. I am not going to lie while this book was really good it wasn’t my favorite in the series. Hands down my favorite book was Laid Out (Worth the Fight #4) , with Cain and Violet. Cain’s character was so complex and Sidney Halston had to put a lot of thought into him. He spoke without speaking most of the time. He will always be my favorite Worth The Fight character.
Thank you to NetGalley and Loveswept for an ARC of this book for my honest review.
Working two jobs to support her infant daughter is harder than anything Penny Richards has ever done, but it sure beats living under the rules of her stepfather, a television preacher who demands a picture-perfect family. And if Penny hadn’t struck out on her own, she never would have met Travis Calhoun. The intensely physical heavyweight brawler has a way of drawing out her wild side. But Travis lives fast, with no responsibilities—and that just isn’t for Penny.
Most of the women in Travis’s circle wear tight clothes, high heels, and tons of makeup—not pearls or plaid headbands. But once he works past Penny’s inhibitions, Travis discovers a kindred spirit who longs to trust someone with her body, and her secrets. Still, Travis can’t help but wonder if this rich girl is just slumming it before she returns to her privileged life. Now it’s up to Penny to prove that she wants her hard-edged, hard-loving fighter just the way he is.