Extreme Love (Love to the Extreme Series #1) [NOOK Book]

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Dante “Inferno” Jones is used to winning in the ring. But when the MMA fighter meets pretty Caitlyn Moore, he seems to be striking out left and right. The more Cait denies his advances, the more intrigued he becomes by the sharp-tongued beauty. She’s a challenge he can’t resist.

Comfortable with the average Joe, Cait doesn’t get it when the ultra-masculine Dante walks into her life and expresses an interest in her. Sure, she’s shed eighty ...
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Extreme Love (Love to the Extreme Series #1)

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Overview

Dante “Inferno” Jones is used to winning in the ring. But when the MMA fighter meets pretty Caitlyn Moore, he seems to be striking out left and right. The more Cait denies his advances, the more intrigued he becomes by the sharp-tongued beauty. She’s a challenge he can’t resist.

Comfortable with the average Joe, Cait doesn’t get it when the ultra-masculine Dante walks into her life and expresses an interest in her. Sure, she’s shed eighty pounds and her confidence is building, but there's nothing spectacular about her. Certainly not enough to hang onto a ripped babe-magnet like Dante, whose violent profession, catty groupies, and cruel competitors are already making her life a living hell.

Dante’s light-hearted pursuit quickly becomes a battle to win her heart as they find themselves thrown together again and again—and it’s affecting his training. Cait won’t let him lose the biggest fight of his career because of her, but when her plan to keep him focused lands her in the dangerous clutches of Dante’s vicious opponent, there is more at stake than just the championship belt.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620612477
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/30/2013
  • Series: Love to the Extreme Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 16,925
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet 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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  • Posted April 29, 2013

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    ~Reviewed by ANN & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog Thi

    ~Reviewed by ANN & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog

    This book didn’t work for me. Apart from Dante, who really is a decent character, the book felt flat. Therefore, I can’t recommend and would pass this up. ~ Under the Covers

    There were two reasons why I picked up this book:
    1.The cover – Look at those abs!
    2.I read the blurb and when I saw that the hero, Dante was a MMA fighter, I knew I had to have it!

    Unfortunately for me, that’s where my love for the book started and ended.

    Caitlyn Moore believes herself to be fat. She doesn’t have a healthy self image and it is very, very prominent in this book. She is so insecure about herself that it’s a downer and instead of making me connect with her, it only infuriated me. All she thinks about is her weight, weight, weight, which in turn causes her to worry, worry, worry.

    When Dante Jones, a hot MMA fighter expresses some interests in her, she completely shuts him down. And when he persists, she does it again and again. All her moaning about being not good enough for Dante because of her distorted body image was so persistent that I ended up believing that about Cait. She doesn’t deserve Dante. Dante is a really nice guy and he genuinely wanted to be with her but because of her attitude and her hang ups, Cait doesn’t see that.

    As a result, I thought that there was zero chemistry between the hero and heroine. As much as Dante tries – and Lord knows the boy does try very hard – in the end, I felt nothing for the couple. Niles kept saying how there was such great chemistry between them, that one sizzling hot look said it all – but the author never showed it. It’s not enough for me to tell readers that there is chemistry between characters. You have to show it. Make me believe in the couple and then the chemistry comes on its own. I felt nothing.

    Another thing that bothered me were the side characters. I found them to be annoying and quite frankly, they were all jerks. As the story went on, I felt less and less inclined to read.

    This book didn’t work for me. Apart from Dante, who really is a decent character, the book felt flat. Therefore, I can’t recommend and would pass this up.

    *ARC provided by Netgalley

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 17, 2013

    A romantic descent into the  world of MMA fights.  A descent in

    A romantic descent into the  world of MMA fights. 

    A descent into the  world of MMA fights. A muscular landscape with tattooed men who possess perfect bodies. A great fantasie! 
    These eyes candies, well pictured by Abby Niles, evolves in a brutal and manly world. Calliente!
    A romance full of testosterone with a hero who falls under the spell of a buxom woman.

    The synopsis is a bit cheesy and I'm not usually attracted to this kind of romance. Not really my cup of tea yet, I turned the pages with pleasure. Abby Niles's sensibility and conviction go through her characters to propose a great story.

    A nice read with lovable characters.
    Caitlyn has many insecurities due to a weight problem that she fought against by training her body. The idea of ¿¿having a buxom heroine is interesting.
    A welcome change from the skinny siliconed bimbos that allows the author to convey positive messages about determination, self-esteem and appreciation of one's body. Because even with a perfect, toned one, Dante has doubts about his attractiveness and questions himself to seduce his beloved.

    So it's nice to have a man ignoring the stereotypes of classical beauty standart who falls in love with a cute little package.
    This is where the cynic in me recognizes a beautiful fairy tale ... It is a fiction, for sure! But it's nice to dream and believe in it for a few pages.

    I also appreciated Caitlyne's fighting spirit. She does not sink under the weight of her demons but try to face her fears by going forward. Her struggle to be comfortable in her sneakers is perhaps as important as the title for which Dante trains.

    A novel that makes you feel good about your own little imperfections... 
    A beautiful, sensual and positive romance.

    Lucie
    newbooksonmyselves.blogspot.fr

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2013

    Wish it was better

    Cait frustrated me because I understand her thought processes, just didn't understand her conclusions. Sophomoric stunts like going on a date with Dante's rival or constantly running away demonstrated what a coward she was. The author kept bleating about how courageous Cait was in losing all that weight and facing down the "haters" at the gym. Just didn't work.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2013

    Loved it....

    I loved this book. The characters in this story where very believable. When they where happy I was happy,and when they where sad so was i. What I loved most about this story is a woman dealing with issues about her weight and trying to feel comfortable with her new self and in walks this god of a man who is built and gorgeous, and he wants her and she doesn't understand why. Dealing with weight issues myself, I can relate to caitlyn. I cant wait for her to write another book like this one. Its a great book and a definit MUST read!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2013

    Alright

    This story was pretty good i did love the story of caits weight loss but she just pissed me off any other time dante was hawt she was so stuck in her head it ended well but getting there was frustrating for me to read i guess if u like a story where the leading lady makes u want to throw your nook then u will like this book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 30, 2013

    Caitlyn is a real woman and not a tiny slip of a girl so I was a

    Caitlyn is a real woman and not a tiny slip of a girl so I was able to relate to her dealing with self-image issues and burgeoning self-confidence. Then there is Dante...A masculine, strong-willed and determined professional fighter. She is so attracted to him but has a hard time with his good looks and fame, not to mention his violent profession isn't something she thinks she can handle. She tries to hold him at arm’s length, but he is stubborn enough to go after what he wants....her. He was able to break through her personal barriers and get her to realize how beautiful and strong she is, inside and out. He is also a strong and tender hearted person, so as fate would have it, they are a perfect match.
    There was great romance, steamy sex, perfect bad-guy, tension and great friends. I truly enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more of Abby Niles' books

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 25, 2013

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    **This ARC was given by Entangled Publishing LLC, via Netgalley,

    **This ARC was given by Entangled Publishing LLC, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.**




    I am a total fan of MMA and the UFC so I was very happy for the opportunity to read this book. Throw in an alpha-male and add that to the fact that I love a good romance and I figured that the chances of this book being a success were pretty solid. I'm very pleased to have been correct in that assumption. This book was very sweet, a little spicy, and a lot of fun.




    I adore that our leading lady isn't part of "the norm" that we come across so frequently in books these days. I detest spoilers in reviews so I will just say that she isn't in college, isn't petite and isn't a damsel in distress. She's someone that I would probably get along with exceedingly well in real life. Honestly, all of the characters in this book are well written with great personality. I could imagine some of them as being inspired by people I actually have known.




    While I have no idea if this is to be a stand alone book or part of a series, I did see potential for there to be additional books moving some of Extreme Love's supporting characters into main character roles. If that turns out to be the case I would certainly consider reading them.




    I have only one complaint about the story, and without give anything away I'll just say that ONE of the scenes of conflict left me feeling a bit let down. There was ample opportunity to make this scene more gritty, perhaps even frightening. That said, this one little flaw did not take anything away from my enjoyment of the book over all. I am more than happy to have read it and already have a few friends in mind to recommend it to.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2014

    love!

    If your a fan of "Remy riptide tate" and travis "maddog" maddox, this is for you! I hafto admit, some people are harsh on the fact of her weightloss! Yes, its a big part of the plot BUT anyone who has lost a grest deal of weight knows that its not exactly a skip and a hop and BAM youre there- It takes time, and i think thats what helps make this book real! Its the imperfection: dante is the almighty sex good! His alpha male ego yet crave to be loved is heartwarming and sexy! This is a must

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2014

    Entertaining!

    Really not bad, had some weak spots, but overall a good read.

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  • Posted January 14, 2014

    Awesome read

    Awesome read, would read it again. Loved it.

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  • Posted January 14, 2014

    I Also Recommend:

    Caitlyn Moore has always been considered the chubby girl


    Caitlyn Moore has always been considered the chubby girl in the room. Never singled out for being cute and seeming to blend into the wallpaper, Cait is surprised when the insanely large and utterly male Dante Jones decides he’d like to get to know her better while in Atlanta. Scared, Caitlyn does about anything she can think of to scare Dante away, but little of it really makes a difference. Dante has settled on Cait and there’s very little she can do to sway him.

    Dante is in Atlanta to train for the biggest fight in his MMA career. One night when trying to let off some steam, he sees Caitlyn across the bar and is entranced. She is shy though and absolutely against getting to know him better, in any capacity. When challenged between training and pursuing Cait Dante is town between two worlds. Cait hates the MMA fighting world and its the only one Dante has ever known.

    This is the first in the Love to the Extreme series. I actually read the books out of order, but loved the second one enough to come back for the first. I am glad I started with the second book though, because this first one seemed so...well, so sweet that I might have gotten a toothache. I’m a heavy girl myself but the constant weight focus on Caitlyn’s part was extremely annoying. I get that she’s self conscious but almost every paragraph made mention of the fact and it was frankly overwhelming. Even at the end, when I was supposed to believe she had all this new found confidence, I just didn’t believe it.

    Beyond the weight issue, Dante was just flat out too good to be true. All of a sudden we are to believe he wants to be with this shy girl in the corner. He just wants to get to know her for her, which I respect but don’t really buy his motives. They are just there, which for me didn’t work out the best.

    However many problems I actually had with the characters, I did enjoy the story. I loved seeing brief glimpses into the lives of the other fighters and I think Niles does an excellent job of writing the “MMA world.” I did love some of the secondary characters and hope one day I have a fabulous friend like Pete to take me shopping. All in all an ok read, but I think by the second book, Fighting Love, Niles voice really comes out and she comes into her own.

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  • Posted January 13, 2014

    Did not feel the chemistry in this book. The next one in the ser

    Did not feel the chemistry in this book. The next one in the series is better. Dante falls in love with Caitlyn but WHY? Because she does not fall at his feet, because she has body issues, or because Dante needs to fall in love. IDK!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2014

    Wheres crazy love part three?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2014

    Make another crazy love

    Make a crazy lve part 5 please i loved it... it made me want sex

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2014

    Ro kayla

    I am homeschooled! And meet me on here at 10:00. Goodnight ttyl

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2014

    Hey angel

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2014

    Beth

    Walks in wearing booty shorts and a belly showing shirt.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2014

    Nick

    Ugh im bored

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    To amy

    Result 30 ~abby

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2014

    Okay

    Why do her books have so much back and forth between the main characters?!

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