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Peek Inside Fighting Love

Former Middleweight champion and confirmed bachelor Tommy “Lightning” Sparks has lost it all: his belt, his career, and now his home. After the devastating fire, he moves in with his drama-free best friend, Julie. One encounter changes everything and Julie is no longer the girl he’s spent his life protecting but a desirable woman he wants to take to his bed. Knowing his reputation, he’s determined to protect Julie more than ever—from himself. Can two childhood friends make a relationship work, or will they lose everything because they stopped fighting love?

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A fight of redemption may cost him the only woman he’s ever loved …

Former Middleweight champion and confirmed bachelor Tommy “Lightning” Sparks has lost it all: his belt, his career, and now his home. After the devastating fire, he moves in with his drama-free best friend, Julie. One encounter changes everything and Julie is no longer the girl he’s spent his life protecting but a desirable woman he wants to take to his bed. Knowing his reputation, he’s determined to protect Julie more than ever—from himself.

Veterinarian Julie Rogers has been in love with Tommy since she was ten, but would love to get over the man. She’s quiet nights at home and a glass of wine. He’s clubbing all night and shots of tequila. As friends they work great. As a couple? No way in hell. She just can’t get her heart to agree. When she starts spending time with another fighter, the man who’s always treated her like a sister is suddenly not being very brotherly and enflames her body like never before.

Can two childhood friends make a relationship work, or will they lose everything because they stopped FIGHTING LOVE.

Praise

"4.75 STARS So yeah….Abby Niles has done it again in fact I think she’s done it better. Fighting Love is a friends to lovers story that spans decades. " - Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781622660469
Series: Love to the Extreme, Book 2
Release Date: Dec 31, 2013
Page Count: 352
Imprint: select contemporary
Genre: contemporary, sports romance
Tropes: friends to lovers

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4 stars

It takes losing everything you have to realize what meant the most.

I'm pretty sure whenever I see the words MMA fighter, my slutty little one-clicker starts moaning like she's at a porn convention and screaming at me

So what's a girl to do? Give in of course!

Like you don't have your own t... ...more

By ♥~♥Geri Reads ♥~♥ December 29, 2013

4 stars!!

This book almost didn't make it to a four-star read for me. I'll explain the reason why in few...

What I really I liked...

Julie Rogers. What can I say? She's my kind of gal. She's strong, smart, beautiful and doesn't do drama. I loved that about her. While she did pine for her best friend... ...more

By [~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥ December 30, 2013

4 stars

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Really enjoyed this best friends to lovers book! Tommy lost everything, his title, his home, the one person who never left his side is Julie.

Tommy was sweet yet protective. His denial of his feelings made me want to kick him and hug him at the same time.

Can I come home to you?


I loved... ...more

By Claire December 29, 2013

4 Stars.

Fighting Love is book 2 in the Love To The Extreme Series, and I have to say I really enjoyed it. If I am honest I was a little on the fence when I started it, as I wasn't blown away by Extreme Love (book 1). I liked it, but I found it more of a PG/13 read, a tad too sugary sweet consider... ...more

By Bethany February 13, 2014

Tommy “Lightning” Sparks and Julie Rogers have been best friends since the day a 10 year Tommy found Julies missing puppy. Seeing how happy Julie was with her returned puppy, Tommy comes to the conclusion that he will be her Green Knight, he will protect her and make her happy and her his Lady J.... ...more

By Mariℓina January 27, 2014

4,25 Stars!
Very good book! I liked all the characters..
Solid writing! Romantic to no end..awwwwww!


AWWW! How good was that one..
Romantic and with nice characters i had a good time reading it and i was very satisfied by the end.


Tommy = serial womanizer/fighter/with a golden heart.
Julie = smart/ gra... ...more

By ✿kawehi.reviews September 09, 2016

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I enjoyed this story, I truly did. I've always enjoyed the premises with a hot MMA fighter and the prognosis of best friends becoming more. It not only allows me to salivate over this sexy piece of man meat but it also gives me reason to dream that even the unexpected can become reality.

SO, THE... ...more

By seton January 06, 2014

Setting: Atlanta
Sensuality: PG-13

Grade: A-

Great Best Friends romance with a great Grovel at the end. I even teared up. ...more

By Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews January 02, 2014

Slick‘s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

Review copy provided for an honest review

4.75 STARS

So yeah….Abby Niles has done it again in fact I think she’s done it better. Fighting Love is a friends to lovers story that spans decades. I loved the friendship between Tommy “Lightening” Spa... ...more

By *P December 23, 2013

4.5 Star Review

My reviews reflect how much I love second chance loves...but I also have a sweet spot for those "you have been my best friend and ooh, btw, I'm in love with you". Well that is what you get in Fighting Love.



I have to say I love Abby Niles use of old school names. Tommy and Julie hav... ...more

By Holly January 21, 2014

This is a friends-to-lovers romance, one of my favorite themes. I especially love when the couple has been friends all their lives, like Tommy and Julie were.

Their romance was sweet. It took awhile for Tommy to realize he wanted to fully commit, but once he did it was sweet watching him try to w... ...more

By ~Steph K~ January 23, 2014




 



 





Tommy and Julie have been
friends since she moved in next door to him and on the first day he was there he found her lost
puppy and decided he would be her “knight” and she would be his “lady”.  For Julie though, she's always secretly loved
Tommy as they grew up and became teenager...
...more

By Irene December 20, 2013

3.5 stars rounding up to 4 stars

Fighting Love is a story about two best friends who after 23 years finally come together.

The story begins with Tommy finding himself homeless after a devastating fire and moving in with his best friend - Julie.
Julie knows it's going to be hard having the man who... ...more

By Heather December 10, 2013

Tommy that sex on two legs of a man, "my dog will not eat that foo-ffo s*** you feed Lucy. He eats manly dog food, isn't that right, buddy?" He does have a weaknesses Julie's a**, "a woman's a** had always been his weakness, but Julie's? Effing hell. He'd never wanted to get his hands on a butt m... ...more

By Lenor January 22, 2015

Oh God!! An amazing and so easy reading...

I have to say that Tommy just became one of my fav book boyfriends, he is strong protective, full of love and a past that only is full woth Julie's presence, she is everything to him since they where ten to the final moment.

She loves the only man that is... ...more

By Amanda January 13, 2014

Once I started reading this book I could not put it down!!! I loved it beginning to end. I liked how the characters already were friends for years but loved each other more than friends. This was sweet, steamy and a great story. I did like how Tommy knew he had messed his life up but proved himse... ...more

By Karen September 12, 2016

I received this ARC from NetGalley for an honest review.

3.5 stars.

I'm not a fan of the MMA, but I figured, I read books about motorcycle clubs and drug dealers, so I'm pretty sure I can extend my alpha male circle to include MMA athletes, too.

This book had some really great moments. It starts w... ...more

By Sara February 03, 2014

In a Nutshell: A friends to lovers romance with MMA fighters!

The Set Up: After hitting rock bottom, Tommy is forced to move in with his childhood friend, Julie. Sparks fly and long-held feelings are revealed.

Why I Read this Book: I read Abby Niles’ novel Extreme Love last year. It was also set in... ...more

3.5 stars rounding up to 4 stars

Fighting Love is a story about two best friends who find each other again after 23 years.Always a nice trope for book readers. Found love after years have passed!

Our story begins with life dishing out some misery and more misery to Tommy Sparks, a 33 year old MMA... ...more

By ~`*Ella Lee*`~ December 31, 2013

Thank you publisher and NetGalley for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
This is number 2 in the Love to the Extreme series. You do not have to read these in order, however there is a small bit of follow up about our first couple (who's book I loved).
Basically Fighting Love introdu... ...more

By Belle January 26, 2014

Was waiting for this one since I read the first in the series and it did not disappoint.
Loved it! ...more

By Bethan March 07, 2014

the price of this book is ridiculous!! went to pre order but it's nearly £8 :( ...more

By Jennifer ♛Jenna♛ January 03, 2014

Review to come. ...more

By Sophia February 12, 2014

The idea of a friends to lovers romance between an MMA Cage Fighter and the girl next door had me all kinds of eager for this one. Knowing that he was oblivious and she was pining away, should have prepared me for what was to come. I have to tell you. These two...they drove me nuts for much of th... ...more

By Sarah October 24, 2017

I really loved and enjoyed this book. I really loved the character of Tommy he was just so hot and I loved his personality and just fell in love with him the more I read the book. Really a great book, can't wait to read the next book. ...more

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4.08 avg Goodreads.com rating
Abby Niles

About the author

Abby Niles

Ever since Abby Niles picked up her first Sweet Valley High book in sixth grade and fell in love with Elizabeth and Todd, sheÂ’s been hooked on romance. By the time she reached high school, she was devouring meatier romances with pirates, cowboys and knights. She never imagined that those years of reading would one day lead to her becoming a published author. In her late twenties, after having twins and becoming a stay-at-home mom, she started doodling stories to keep her sanity. Next thing she knew, she was actually submitting to publishing houses. And was immediately rejected. That didnÂ’t stop her though. She found some kickass critique partners, honed her craft, and continued submitting. And eventually sold. Today, she juggles work, being a single mom, and writing. ItÂ’s not always easy, but hey, who said life was easy? Abby is the author of the contemporary MMA Love to the Extreme series. Extreme Love and Fighting Love are available in both digital and print. Winning Love is scheduled for August 2014. She is also the author of the dark paranormal romance series The Awakening: Aidan, The Awakening: Liam,and The Awakening: Britton. Both series are with Entangled Publishing. She also has a geeky romantic comedy, Defying Convention, with Carina Press. She is represented by Maureen Walters at Curtis Brown, LTD

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