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Full Contact

(Worth the Fight #2)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  1,586 ratings  ·  198 reviews
Sidney Halston returns to steamy Tarpon Springs, Florida, where a hell-raising bad boy prepares to get down and dirty for the woman he loves.
How could she have been so stupid? When Jessica Cross decides to give her violently jealous boyfriend—the otherwise influential and charming Dennis Stavros—a second chance, she very nearly becomes a statistic. After weeks of healin
Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published October 28th 2014 by Loveswept
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Sidney Halston Hi there Anna. Yes, there will be 4 more books. The next one is Francesca/Tony's story, which is finished and off being edited by pub. And then Cain/V…moreHi there Anna. Yes, there will be 4 more books. The next one is Francesca/Tony's story, which is finished and off being edited by pub. And then Cain/Violet, which I am currently writing. : )


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Sidney Halston
Jun 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I wrote it, so yeah...I think it's pretty great! : )
Negar Arvanaghi
Aug 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
It's funny when he says "Mouth." instead of "I want to kiss you now." And when she calls IT "fourth base"! Her re-telling of the night for Chrissy's sake was great. It also sounds like the best date ever.

I want to be Francesca when I grow up.

I want Dennis to die a slow, painful death.

Jessica drunk is awesome. And Chrissy! Poor Slade probably had to wash his brain out with detergent.

I want to know Violet and Cain's backstory badly.

That was the most emotional break-up scene I have ever read. The k
Heather andrews
Aug 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Slade is like a big ole' teddy bear when it comes to Jessica, "Slade caught her by the waist so quickly, she almost fell. "Hello to you too." His eyebrow arched and the corners of his lips moved up slightly." He's a playful man with a dirty mind, "me and my painful hard-on will see in you 12 hours. I hope you know it's hurting. Bad." He's also a possessive sort when it comes to his girl, "a low growl escaped Slade. That was his woman's a** Travis was ogling." I enjoyed Slade and Jessica's story ...more
Oct 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, arc, hot
Slade and Jessica are friends. Slade has been asking her out for months but Jessica was in a relationship. When her ex beats her up so badly she is in the hospital and needs help recovering, Slade steps up and has Jessica stay at his house while he takes care of her. Slade is pretty amazing. He's a man-whore who doesn't really do relationships but he's always upfront and honest with the women he sleeps with. He knows that Jessica is different and he has every intention of showing her. I really l ...more
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was ok
While i enjoy the banter in Against the Cage, i do not enjoy Full Contact. The caharcters as stupid and lame. The hero is a big pussy. And the heroine is immature and weak. Eventhough the author stress over and over again that the heroine is brave, strong and smart. Well i guess the author is trying very hard to save the characters but still not helping with the story overall.

2 stars
Pheonix Fanfiction
0.0% decided against rereading against the cage - have soo many books (and fanfiction) to read and loads of rereads already planned to do - I decided against this particular one (especially with how limited my reading time is now :( )but I am excited to start this one :) I really enjoyed the first :)

4.0% Baby, I hope you brought chairs. This is about to get real good,” Jack said, amused. Chrissy once again slapped his chest and shushed him. Slade’s best friend was really enjoying his shitty m
* A review copy was provided by the author/publisher via Netgalley for Blog Tour *

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~~ 4.5 Stars ~~

Full Contact is the second book in Sidney's Worth the Fight series.  Even though this book is part of a series and said it can be read as a standalone,  I truly believe that you should read book 1 ( Against the Cage) first. This book is about another couple but I thought that the story lines were interconnected.  This storylin
Michel Reinhard (Saucy Southern Readers)
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Sidney Halston has another knockout with her latest release in the Worth The Fight series. Full Contact is a heavyweight contender in the world of MMA romances.

We met Slade Martin in the previous book, Against The Cage. He is the brother that Chrissy had to bail out of jail for fighting outside of the ring. Slade was fully justified in his actions that landed him in jail. He was protecting the woman that had stolen his heart.

Slade fell for Jessica long before he ended up in jail for beating
2.5 stars

****Full Review****

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review

Jessica is recouping at her friend Slade's (well he's a little more than a friend but we'll get to that in a minute) house after being physically assaulted by her now ex-boyfriend Dennis. The actual assault and reasons for the assault happen in the book preceding this one but I didn't read that one and felt the flashbacks the author p
Jamie *Gypsy Smut-a-teer*
Oh my!! I loved me some Slade and Jessica!!

SO, initially I started this series because I have an Arc for book 3 and wanted to catch up with the rest of the series before I read it. Now, I must say I'm going to read the ARC when it's time, but basically I'm reading this series because I'm in love with the characters in it, the ARC is now just a bonus.

Full Contact takes place right before Against the Cage ends. So they overlap a little, but it is an awesome overlap that explains what was going o
~Steph K~
**ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review by the girls and I at **

I absolutely loved, loved this book.  Slade and Jessica's relationship felt so authentic, more
realistic - moving in real time instead of lightning speed, which some romances
seem to be.  Their kidding and playful
joking around, either when they were in bed or just hanging out together - just
sealed the deal for me as to how pe
Ivy Deluca
Aug 23, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: mma-fighters
Jessica has just been beaten by her crazy ex-boyfriend and is hesitant to reach out to anyone, including Slade, an MMA fighter/trainer who helped save her from her crazy ex. But the road to true love never is smooth, is it?

The Good, The Bad and Everything in Between
-Protective hero: Slade’s love for Jessica saved the book for me. He was sweet and caring, and sometimes a bit of a bonehead, but for the most part, he was just frustrated with the mixed signals.

-Funny bits: Drogo makes another appea
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I do so love it when a man-whore falls and falls hard. I knew in the first book in this series, Against The Cage, that Slade Martin was on his way to falling but man I never expected this big, bad cage fighter to go down so easy.
Author Sidney Halston is back with Full Contact and it is another entertaining, quirky, and flat out sexy story of a man on a mission to get the woman of his dreams. Pro
Karina Ramirez
Aug 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, adult-i-guess
3.5 Stars

After a brutal attack from her ex-boyfriend, 28 year old Jessica Cross, is healing. From broken ribs to a collapsed lung she definitely needs her rest, and with her friend Slade Martin taking care of her, she's sure to recover quickly.

33 year old Slade Martin is a MMA legend. However, a few too many blows to the head has led him to the alternate route of the business, teaching it. Plus helping his friend recover, he's got his hands full.

Falling for each other was easy, staying togethe
Michelle (Adventure in Bookland)
Can I have a Slade Martin in my life please, well the Slade Martin when it came to Jessica! I thought their story was sweet from the beginning. The story opens up with Slade being ambushed by the two different girls he was “dating”. Little did these girls know that he only has eyes for Jessica Cross, and has been taking care of her for the past two weeks after he abusive boyfriend almost killed her.
Once Jessica healed, Slade finally got his date with her and so their love story began. As easy a
Ella Albweitel
Aug 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is a awesome mix of sexy MMA fighters with flithy mouths and big hearts to match the fast paced heart pounding drama! OMG ladies Slade Martin is a new sexy book boyfriend that is funny ,sexy ,yummy and panty melt hot! Grab book one of the series to start your joureny in the Worth the fight Series today then whole tight and add to your TBA list for the next installment of the series cause let me tell you IT'S HOT,and I can't wait to get more!
Bette Hansen
Oct 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great read! This is my first book I've read from this author and I really like her writing style. Great pace, natural dialogue between the characters, fluid story makes this a really enjoyable read. I will definitely be going back to read book one in this series as well as some of this authors other books. I highly recommend this one.
Laura Drewry
Oct 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Slade Martin. Wow!! Stubborn as hell, when he sees something he wants, he goes after it with everything he has - and he wants Jessica more than anything or anyone else. Coming out of an abusive relationship, it would be easy for Jessica to be a victim, but she's not. She's strong and funny and will do whatever it takes to protect the ones she loves. Even when she's scared - and God knows, she has reason to be - she doesn't let that fear destroy her.

This book made me laugh, it made me angry (stup
LaTisha Walker
Apr 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Sugarbook Club
I'm starting to like this series more with every book. Sidney Halston is definitely giving me a Kristen Ashley Rock Chick vibe, which I like very much.

The only thing that I didn't like about this book is the heroine, Jessica's, need to protect the hero, Slade by breaking his heart and pissing everyone off. I understand the need to protect someone, but when it is pushing you into a corner with seemingly no outs, you ask for help immediately! Two heads are better than one in trying to find a solut
Oct 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebook
Definitely 6 stars or more, Slade and Jessica were as great as Jack and Chrissy, this series so far, has such good stories, characters, you can see the next characters get introduced and you know their stories will be just as good, hurry up book #3
Twin Sisters Rockin' Book Reviews
Overall Rating: 4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆

What if the thing you enjoyed the most was suddenly taken away from you? What if it was the one thing that you were really good at and the only thing you had ever done? This is the story about a man and a woman that finds out that life is what you make it and not what you may think it should be!

Slade Martin is a cage fighter and that is the only thing that he has ever wanted to do. After too many hits to the head his doctor told him no more fighting because one
4.5 Star Review--This Worth the Fight Series is worth the read

I really enjoyed the first book in this series and I was anxious to start Slade's story. This book is best read after reading the first book in the series Against the Cage, although enough details are provided in this book that if you mistakenly read it first you won't be lost. Slade, Chrissy's brother and Jack's best friend gets his chance with the girl he can't get off his mind, Jessica. Healing from her injuries, Jessica has spent
Gemma Weir
Nov 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Full Contact is book #2 in the Worth The Fight series, I was gifted this book in exchange for an honest review so here goes...

Full Contact is the first book I have read by Sidney Halston and to be honest I hadn’t realised that this was book #2 in a series! Although Full Contact is a standalone I really feel like I would have benefitted from reading the first book as I believe both Slade and Jessica were important cha
3 Meh Stars


I know a lot of people liked this book, but it just didn't do anything for me. I don't have a lot to say other than I was pretty disappointed and frustrated. Jessica really annoyed me. I thought her discions were pretty stupid and she turned into a typical powerless victim. I like my heroines much stronger than her character, so I got pretty fed up with her after the 50% mark in the book and just wanted to scream at her to get her shit together! Why couldn't she just put her big g
Sep 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 stars

Slade doesn't do relationships, he does not do many second dates; however he has moved Jessica into his house so he can take care of her. He is going to find a way to keep her safe and away from the guy who beat her a few hits short of death. The more he gets to know the real Jessica the more Slade realizes she isn't like the women normally in his life.

Jessica is not your typical romance book heroine. She loves steak and whiskey, and she has no fear of telling Slade exactly how things are
Feb 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
In the previous book in the series I wasn't really fond of Slade but once we were towards the end of the book I couldn't wait to get him story with Jessica. Her personality was the shit. Slade was such a self centered person in the previous book and clearly selfish in most things. So the attention he paid to Jessica was wonderful. It made the relationship seem so much more believable. He was almost overly considerate of her in the start. I will say all the past hookups popping up at random and t ...more
Debby (Alwaysbooking)
Jun 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I'm reading this series in a round about way. I read the third book first, then the fourth both ARCs then decided I really liked it and went back to the 2nd book. Planning on reading the first this week. I really enjoy this series they are all standalone however after reading the last two first and going back to the second I really see how the characters interconnect in each book.

Onto this book Full Contact it's main characters are Slade and Jess. I'm not sure what happened at the end of book on
Liz F
Sep 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Full Contact is Book 2 in Sidney Halston’s Worth the Fight series. This book starts off after some major things went down in Book 1, but believe it or not, it really isn’t necessary to read Against the Cage first. Anything of significance is rehashed at some point toward the start of this book so there should be no worries about being lost or unable to figure out who’s who.

Jessica, the heroine of this book, is a bartender, and I have to be honest here: one of my dream jobs is to be a bartender.
Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
Oct 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Jessica Cross and Slade Martin have had a flirtation going on, but Jessica won’t date Slade because she is in a relationship. When she gives her abusive boyfriend a second chance, she ends up in the hospital with injuries, a victim of domestic abuse. Slade steps in to take care of her while she recuperates from her injuries.

Slade is very much a player and as much as Jessica is attracted to him, she is not willing to be another notch on his belt. It doesn’t take long for their relationship to int
Rachael Orman
Feb 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book teetered on 3.5 to 4 stars for a good portion for me. The basic story line was too similar to the first one. An abusive ex who she runs from. Slade and Jack oddly both like to whisper similar naughty things in similar ways to their women... There was just a lot of similarities that I didn't care for.

However, the farther into the story I got the better it got and the more we learned about the actual characters themselves. The storylines then became quite different from then on. There w
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