KNOCKED OUT BY LOVE (Love to the Extreme #5)

KNOCKED OUT BY LOVE                                        ABBY NILES

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 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.

     Bring in a loveless marriage is bad enough but one that started out full of love and hopes of a future with children makes it worse.  You see Scarlett and Ryan Harris started out that way.  As far as everyone knew they were still that way almost four and years later.  Ryan would have it no other way.  Appearance were important.
     But infertility problems were causing a huge, huge separation.  A problem in their marriage.  Ryan becoming very judgmental about everything but especially in the bedroom.  To the point of him working more and being out of town on business to be away from her.
     Their friend Brody “The Iron” Minton an MMA fighter used to come over a lot which helped the shy Scar mingle outside her teaching job.  When it ended up just her and Brody going to lunches, dinners, and movies alone more often than not.  Brody started backing away.  Further killing Scar self-esteem.
     Little did Scar or Ryan know that it was the high light of his days when he could have scar to himself.  You see both Ryan and Brody had met her together but Ryan asked her out.  So, Brody had always crushed on her secretly.  Spending all the alone time with her was blurring the lines.  He had to back off.
     Never knowing that during that year that Ryan had taken a mistress and was cheating on Scar.  She had found out and was using the tickets she had planned on surprising him with for a getaway told him she was divorcing him and took her friend Delaney instead to the Bahamas.  Forgetting until she got there that she remembered that Brody’s sister was due to get married somewhere on the island. 
     So, guess her surprise when she finds out it is that one.  His when she’s wearing no wedding ring, is flirting with men, and out with a friend in the Bahamas.

     I really enjoyed this story.  The twist and turns of events the characters take on their journey to their new lives keeps you reading.  See Scar find her sexual high was funny to read the motorcycle ride was a trip.  At the end I actually semi liked Ryan.  I give this: 5 stars.  Provided by  Follow us at:

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