Series: Love To The Extreme Book #2
Author: Abby Niles
Blurb: Talk about kicking a fighter while he’s down.
Former Middleweight champion and confirmed bachelor Tommy “Lightning” Sparks has lost it all: his belt, his career, and now his home. After the devastating fire, he moves in with his drama-free best friend, Julie. One encounter changes everything and Julie is no longer the girl he’s spent his life protecting but a desirable woman he wants to take to his bed. Knowing his reputation, he’s determined to protect Julie more than ever—from himself.
Veterinarian Julie Rogers has been in love with Tommy since she was ten, but would love to get over the man. She’s quiet nights at home and a glass of wine. He’s clubbing all night and shots of tequila. As friends they work great. As a couple? No way in hell. She just can’t get her heart to agree. When she starts spending time with another fighter, the man who’s always treated her like a sister is suddenly not being very brotherly and enflames her body like never before. Can two childhood friends make a relationship work, or will they lose everything because they stopped FIGHTING LOVE
Thoughts: Really, what else can I say about Abby Niles? She is just one of those ground-breaking authors that – no matter what she writes – I love it! Since I discovered her a few months ago, I have quickly devoured every single thing she has written so far – and she is one of the few that I will pre-order as soon as it’s available. So I was extremely happy to get to read an ARC of Fighting Love.
I have to say though that out of the two books from this particular series, Fighting Love falls in second place. It really didn’t compare to Extreme Love, which I enjoyed immensely. Fighting Love has a bit of a different vibe to it, and I didn’t connect as well with the characters in this one. I liked Julie, but I had a harder time with Tommy. He was a bit too immature, and he kept flip-flopping on his feelings for Julie which I found a bit frustrating. Now, that is not to take anything away from the author. Tommy was intentionally written that way, and Abby Niles (as always) does a superb job with her writing skills bringing the story to life. Still an great novel, and a excellent writer….looking forward to the next one!