Title: Extreme Love
Author: Abby Niles
Series: Book One
Published By: Entangled Publishing (April 30, 2013)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
My Rating: 3.5 Stars!
New body. New clothes. New men.
Used to the average Joe, Caitlyn Moore is overwhelmed when the supremely masculine Dante Jones walks into her life and expresses an interest in her. At first she pushes him away, refusing to encourage the attention of a cage fighter. Then she learns Dante has a love ‘em and leave ‘em reputation. What better way to fine-tune her non-existent flirting skills than with a male who won’t stick around? But Dante has no intention of being a practice dummy; he’s out for all or nothing. Now Caitlyn must accept Dante—violent career and all—or let him go.
Dante “Inferno” Jones has one goal: win the Welterweight Championship. At a time when focus is crucial, the last thing he needs is a distraction. Yet Caitlyn Moore becomes a challenge he can’t resist. When the light-hearted pursuit shifts to a battle to win her heart, his focus is shot. Faced with losing the biggest match of his career, Dante must decide if his extreme life also has room for Extreme Love.
My Thoughts and Review:
I really loved this story the messages behind it and the lessons learned, of course the irresistible Dante “the Inferno” Jones certainly didn't hinder my love for the book at all. That man was smokin' hawt!!
What wasn't there to love about the hot fighter with a ripped body, a heart of gold, that looked all rough and tough but was really a marshmallow inside?
Fans face. Ahem.
What was I saying? Oh right, right, the story. Yes. Yes the story. I remember now.
Cait. I really did like Cait but I admit, at times I wanted to smack her a little too. Who says no to an extremely hot guy that does nothing but treat you with the utmost respect and kindness? I mean really? Where was her head some of the time? Some of her struggles and insecurities did get a little old. It seemed like she would take one step forward and about twelve back. But at the same time, I liked how she overcame those insecurities (for the most part) and especially how she helped others better themselves and give them the confidence they needed to make the changes in their lives they wanted to.
I had to admire her for that and the author for saying to the world that your size and looks don't make you the person you are, what is inside is what makes you who you are. How you handle life, how you treat others, being kind and caring and compassionate to those around you, even when they are being heartless to you. Those are the types of things that really prove who you are and if you are ugly or beautiful. You can't go wrong with a message like that and did I mention Dante?
I really loved Paul too and Amy. They were fabulous friends to both Dante and Cait but I especially loved Paul. He is the type of friend every girl should have.
I really loved the ending to this one, the epilogue was great but I was a little sad that it didn't show more about what happened after the fight with Santori. I mean, something should have happened been said, even if in passing.
Really this turned out to be a great read for me and I read it in one sitting. It really surprised me with how much I enjoyed it. I would definitely look up the author's other work in the future.