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Monday, August 15

Review: Knocked Out By Love by Abby Niles

Title: Knocked Out By Love
By: Abby Niles
Series: Love To The Extreme #5
My Copy: Ebook from Netgalley
The BookWhisperer's Rating:

Brody Minton has loved Scarlett Harris for years. But she’s his best friend’s wife, so he’s worked hard to keep his distance. Hearing the marriage is over shouldn’t change anything. Only an ass would make a move on a friend’s ex… Except Scarlett wants help getting back in the dating game, and Brody’s torn. If he helps her out, he can keep an eye on her and guard her vulnerable heart. But having the woman he’s longed for years in arms’ reach is hell on a man’s restraint, no matter how iron strong his will.

But loving Scarlett is only half the fight.

All Scarlett Harris wants is to get away for a while and rethink her life after filing for divorce from her lying, cheating bastard of a husband. The gorgeous Bahamas sounds like the perfect escape, except she’s booked in very resort Brody “The Iron” Minton is staying at for his sister’s wedding. Now her ex’s best friend is dogging her every move, and is a witness to her first pathetic attempts at flirting in years. If Brody isn’t going to leave her alone, then she’ll just recruit him to help get her reacquainted with her single self.


I found myself really loving Brody secret love for Scarlett but since she is/was his best friend’s wife, he has backed off.  This doesn’t mean that he hasn’t remained friends with her throughout the eight years of marriage.  When he sees her out and about, flirting with other men, he puts at stop to it.  Once he finds out that Scarlett is in the middle of divorcing his best friend, and he finds out the reason why she is divorcing him, he decides that he can’t let her get back out there by herself and offers his services.  So it really is a friend to lover kind of story and we all know how much I love those kinds of romances.

Brody brought out the side of Scarlett that her soon to be ex destroyed and made her realize what it was like to be in a relationship with a man who sees you as the entire package.  It was cute and sweet and had some very nice sexy times.  Brody teaches Scarlett how to enjoy herself as a woman again while Scarlett gives Brody the encouragement that the needs to keep his career afloat.  The one thing that I will say is that I hated Brody’s meddling sister, who should have kept her nose in her own business. 


During Brody and Scarlett’s story, we get to get a glimpse of the next book’s characters.  I am looking forward to see how their story goes and what crazy fun they can have.

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