Book Title: Stacked Up (Worth the Fight #6)
Author: Sidney Halston
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept
Red's Rating: 5 Stars
Penny Richards was tired of her overbearing father wanting to dictate how she lived her life so she packed up her and her infant daughters belongings, and left behind everything she knew for a chance at a life she could live on her own terms. She knows being on the run with her two day old daughter isn't exactly an ideal situation for them but she just couldn't bring herself to subject her daughter to the lifestyle she grew up in, so running is their only option. The minute she settles in Tarpon Springs she knows she is in the right place, she finds herself employment, and a good circle of friends that feel more family than the family she grew up with. Along with that circle of friends comes MMA fighter Travis Calhoun, he is a sexy and oh so tempting, but she isn't much for playboys, especially ones that live life so carelessly. She has a daughter to care for, and just doesn't see how Travis would fit into her life... so she turns him down, but that doesn't seem deter him from trying!
Travis Calhoun is a Texas cowboy, with a steadily growing MMA fighting career, who generally has no problem at all lining the ladies up for a night of carefree fun... that is until he meets Penny Richards. Travis doesn't do relationships, he prefers to keep things with woman on a no strings attached basis, but the minute he meets Penny he wants her, but she isn't so receptive to his advances and continually turns him down. He knows he should cut his losses and move on but there is something about this mysterious beauty that keeps bringing him back into her vicinity. He knows she is somewhat secretive, but he has secrets of his own too, but when he finds out what Penny has been hiding it might just make walking away a whole lot easier... or will it?
This was my first experience with Ms. Halston's work and I have to admit that I really enjoyed it, so much so, I plan to revisit this series very soon and acquaint myself with all the characters I missed out on meeting in previous installments in the series. The minute I started this story I knew I had stumbled onto something truly special, Penny and Travis pulled me into their world and had me fully invested from the get go, and flying right through the pages in search of what I hoped to be a well deserved happy ending. I knew there would be a little mystery sprinkled into the story from reading the synopsis, but I was pleasantly surprised by how action packed it became, it kept me on the edge of my seat the whole way through!! This is by far one the best NetGalley finds I have had in a while, and I wholeheartedly look forward to reading more from this author!! Highly recommend this one, it is sure to keep you on your toes the whole way through, and provide you with a few blush-worthy moments along the way too!!
ARC requested through NetGalley, and kindly provided by Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.