Healing Love by Abby Niles

cover81963-mediumTitle:    Healing Love

Series:  Love To The Extreme Book #4

Author:  Abby Niles

Genre:  Romance, MMA

BlurbDoctor Ella Watts wants her old life back. Desperately. But the past has returned for its rematch, and going back home—even telling anyone her real name—isn’t an option until she’s confident in her MMA abilities. Personal trainer Lance Black is the man to help her reach her goals. Not only is he toned, muscular, and gorgeous, he’s patient, a great teacher, and willing to treat her like a worthy opponent. Except his size makes her freeze whenever he gets too close. If Ella can’t learn how to overcome her fear of being attacked, she’ll never be able to move on with her life.

Underground fighter Lance Black knows there’s more to the mysterious blonde ninja than a beautiful woman determined to improve her fighting skills. She can best anyone close to her size – man or woman – but insists on working out with him, even though he’s got a good 70 pounds and several inches on her. Despite her reticence, he’s determined to get her to open up so he can help her get over her mental block. And if that means he can get to know her outside the gym, all the better.

As long as she never learns his secrets.

Thoughts:  While it has been awhile since I read a book from this series, I can remember the others distinctly.  I loved this series, and much of them are on my list of frequently re-read books.  Sadly, this one just didn’t make it there for me.  While I liked it, it didn’t blow me away.  At all.  I didn’t really connect with the characters or feel like they leapt to life right off the pages, and I thought the storyline was a little to predictable for me.  When the two characters met, I had high hopes for this newest installment, but for it just hit as my least favorite thus far.  Although, I do feel the need to go back and read my favorites from this series and re-visit them again!…:)

Rate:  B-

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