Thursday, April 18, 2013

Blog Tour Review: Extreme Love by Abby Niles

Today Waves of Fiction is participating in the blog tour for Extreme Love by Abby Niles hosted by Entangled Publishing.
Extreme Love
Extreme Love by Abby Niles
Expected Release Date April 30, 2013 by Entangled Publishing
Purchase: Amazon
About the book
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:
Dante!!  Dante!!  Dante!!  *looks around*  Oh so sorry!  I was just imagining myself ringside cheering on this hawtie of a man haha!  Abby Niles has managed to combine my two favorite things in my dream alpha male.  One being tattoos and the other being a hawt MMA fighter.  Yes I am into cage fighting and no that is not something that I share with a lot of people LOL!  I have my quirks what can I say anywho moving on!  The only thing that Dante is missing is a piercing and I can promise you that if he had had just one I would have found a way to jump into the pages of this book and marry this man.  I would have totally left my husband!  That is amazing Dante is and Abby Niles I bow down to the queen of hawt male characters!

Whew okay with that all out of the way let me tell you about the story and all the other reasons that make Dante awesome.  So we have Cait a woman struggling with overcoming her weight issue and Dante the fighter who wants to make her see how beautiful she is inside and out.  Their story wasn't an easy one and at times I wanted to scream at Cait for what she was doing, but the things that I wanted to scream at her for never went too far so I forgave her.  I do kinda wish that her weight wasn't so much of an issue.  Cait was a size 12 and in my book that is not overweight.  I know this was the heart of the story, but it started to get to me when everyone that came into contact with Cait treated her like she was huge.  I wanted Cait to stand up for herself more, but I can see where it would have been hard for her.  I really enjoyed the whole MMA world that was thrown into the book as well.  Like I said that whole world fascinates me and I loved seeing it wrapped around this love story.  Cait had a hard time with it and I can totally understand why but I do wish that she was a little more open to the idea of him as a fighter.  That was his life and she was open to so many other things that I wish she would have accepted it sooner.

I also have to give the author major credit because her ending had my heart pounding!  I haven't felt that stressed out while reading in a long time and if I had had a paperback copy I would have cheated and read the last page, but seeing as how I only have the eBook I couldn't do that without totally messing up my page so I had to endure the agonizing will he win or won't he win!  STRESSFUL!  It felt like I was at the fight!

I really felt for Cait in this story for many reasons.  She was determined to help herself which I loved and I really rooted for her.  I really loved that the author chose to make Cait not your everyday barbie and make her someone real.  I think a lot of women will appreciate Cait and connect with her.  Dante was sweet as well, he had the whole alpha thing going for him, but he did turn it down for her knowing that she wasn't used to being pursued.  He tried and failed sometimes, but that only made me love him more.  He was perfect even with his foot in his mouth lol.

Okay Paul where do I even begin.  This man gets his own section of my review because is the friend that every girl needs.  He was beyond hilarious and I LMAO every time he walked into the room because I knew he was going to use yet another nickname for Dante. I think my favorite was Thor.  He had a habit of never saying Dante's name, he always used a tough fictional character name and it just always worked.  He was so much more than just comic relief though, he was there for Cait in a way that no one else was.  He kicked her arse when she needed it and knew when to push.  Cait had come a long way from where she used to be and she needed to accept this new person she created.  Dante may have made her realize how beautiful she was, but Paul was also there and helped her make the first step.  And he was hilarious I can't say that enough.  I think my favorite line of his was "Is he teeny weeny- or thicky wicky?"  LMAO!  This man had me in tears so hats off to Paul!

There were two things that I really wanted to see that I didn't get to and I really wish they were in the story.  I wanted to see more at the end between Dante and his opponent.  I felt like Dante deserved a bit more in regards to what happened at the end.  With all the intensity that was spent on amping up the fight and what happened throughout the book with this particular opponent I really wanted Dante to have say.  I also wanted Cait to go off on someone for calling her names.  She does once but I wanted her to either go off or just grab Dante for a hot as all get out kiss to make a point.  After everything she went through she deserved her moment as well.

This was a wonderful book that I enjoyed immensely if you can't tell.  Plus that cover is beyond drool worthy!!  I am definitely going to keep a watch out for more from this author and I hope she gives us stories from the other characters in this book namely Tommy and Julie!!

4 Suns

About the Author:
Abby Niles has always loved to read. After having twins and becoming a stay-at-home mom, she started doodling stories to keep her sanity. She didn’t plan for writing to become an obsession, but it did. Today, she juggles work, home life, and writing. It’s not always easy, but hey, who said life was easy?

When Abby’s not writing, you can find her playing ‘Just Dance’ with her kids or trying to catch up on her never-ending to-be-read list. She also loves Zumba, and refuses to admit she looks more like Animal doing his Muppet flail than a sensual Latin dancer.

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