Winning Love by Abby Niles
My rating: 3/5
Love to the Extreme #3
DRC provided by NetGalley for an honest review
Published: August 26th 2014
Genre: MMA romance
Mac “The Snake” Hannon has spent years throwing himself into cage fighting as a way to lash back at the natural disaster that destroyed his future. A call for help has Mac returning to the one place he swore never to return: Kansas—in the height of tornado season.
There he meets free-spirited Gayle Andrews. At first he wants nothing to do with the infuriatingly, persistent woman, but the crazy challenges she tosses his way are impossible to resist. As she thaws years of bitterness, bringing back the Mac he believed long gone, he starts to make peace with the past and see the future again. Until he learns she chases his worst nightmare, then he can’t get away fast enough.
Meteorologist and storm chaser, Gayle Andrews is no stranger to being left behind and now believes in living in the moment. She wants to do just that with the handsome extreme fighter with the achingly sad eyes. As she works to replace the sorrow with desire, she finds herself breaking her one rule: have fun, but don’t fall in love. When he suddenly pushes her away and she discovers the horrifying reason why, she issues one more challenge: face his fear and come on a chase with her.
Will squaring off with the past lead to a victory for heartache or love? (Thanks to GoodReads.com for the summary)
My Thoughts –
Winning Love is a great read! The internal struggle for Mac to overcome his issues and for Gayle to abandonment issues is heartbreaking. I laughed, I cried and I blushed – stellar combination. Mac and Gayle were great for one another, not to mention wicked hot together between the sheets. I also liked that is was book #3 and I wasn’t lost, only having read book #2. The story flows very well, has great use of dialogue and isn’t overly wordy. Great story and great job to the author.