Winning Love by Abby Niles

Winning Love by Abby NilesWinning Love by Abby Niles
Series: Love to the Extreme #3
Published by Entangled: Select on August 26th 2014
Pages: 250
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Mac “The Snake” Hannon has spent years throwing himself into cage fighting as a way to lash back at the natural disaster that destroyed his future. A call for help has Mac returning to the one place he swore never to return: Kansas—in the height of tornado season.
There he meets free-spirited Gayle Andrews. At first he wants nothing to do with the infuriatingly, persistent woman, but the crazy challenges she tosses his way are impossible to resist. As she thaws years of bitterness, bringing back the Mac he believed long gone, he starts to make peace with the past and see the future again. Until he learns she chases his worst nightmare, then he can’t get away fast enough.
Meteorologist and storm chaser, Gayle Andrews is no stranger to being left behind and now believes in living in the moment. She wants to do just that with the handsome extreme fighter with the achingly sad eyes. As she works to replace the sorrow with desire, she finds herself breaking her one rule: have fun, but don’t fall in love. When he suddenly pushes her away and she discovers the horrifying reason why, she issues one more challenge: face his fear and come on a chase with her.
Will squaring off with the past lead to a victory for heartache or love?

The last 4 years of Mac Hannon’s life have been spent in the cage as he pummels out his anger and pain in a bid to forget all that he’d lost, until he meets Gayle Matthews, an apparently fearless, takes-no-prisoners researcher who jumps into everything but forms no attachment. Set in tornado alley, Mac and Gayle suddenly have no choice but to face their demons head on and with each other.

I’ve not read the rest of series, but I definitely loved and enjoyed the set up of this story of second chances and new beginnings that’s got tornadoes, a hot-former chef turned fighter and a ballsy meteorologist. Clearly both have their own issues to deal with but when push comes to shove, I still wished Gayle put herself out there more for Mac.