Friday, August 21, 2015

Laid Out (Worth the Fight #4) by Sidney Halston

Published August 18, 2015 by Loveswept

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.

My Thoughts…

While Cain is ex-military, special ops, and MMA fighter he is also the sweetest guy.   He comes across as quite the a** and believe me he deserves all the names that he is called throughout the book yet he cares.   He just doesn’t know how to show that he cares and thinks he doesn’t deserve the right to care.   It is up to Violet to shake up his world and push him outside his comfort zone and learn to let his feelings show.   

It hurt me to see how withdrawn Violet was in the beginning of the story.  She was a push over, letting everyone tell her what to do from what to wear to who to date.    She did not stand up for herself EVER.   As the story went on I was so proud of her.  She grew into herself and realized she was worth more than she thought.    She stood up to her friends, her co-workers, and most importantly Cain.    She realized life would go on, although it wouldn’t be as steamy, without Cain.    I cannot imagine how hard that had to have been for her.   

The relationship between Cain and Violet was steamy to say the least.    It didn’t move fast  It actually moved at turtle pace.   I was okay with that.    While the sparks flew, they didn’t just react and regret.   They made sure, with lots of arguing and walking away, that what they had was real and that they were both on the same page.   Some of their conversations made me blush, but for them they were necessary.  

This is a great series.  Alpha males, sexy men, strong women, and military life is all of my favorite character traits.     I recommend checking out Laid Out. 

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