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Peek Inside Knocked Out By Love

Brody “The Iron” Minton has been in love with Scarlett for as long as he can remember, but she’s his best friend’s ex, and only an ass would make a move. Except Scarlett wants help getting back in the dating game, and Brody’s torn. If he helps her out, he can keep an 

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Loving her is half the fight.

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.


"This book is amazing....It's one of those books which suck you in right from the beginning and once you start reading you have a hard time putting it down."" ~Books Eater

"if you are a sucker for a sports romance, this book is worth checking out."" ~definitely, possibly, maybe

"Best book in the series."" ~D Crockett, NetGalley review

"This book was amazing!!! It had so many feelings in it: pain, despair, fear, betrayal, lust, love, anger - you name it, it was there."" ~Ree, Goodreads review

"I loved the story, it was sweet and hot."" ~Loving Hot Books

"Knocked Out by Love is an amazing second chance romance..."" ~Under the Cover Book Lovers

"This was such a sweet read. I fell in love with Brody immediately and never stopped swooning over him."" ~Melanie, Goodreads review

"The story is well written and so sweet and heart warming."" ~The Heathen"

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633757196
Series: Love to the Extreme, Book 5
Release Date: Aug 15, 2016
Page Count: 254
Imprint: amara next
Genre: contemporary, sports romance
Tropes: fling, forbidden love/off limits

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By Claire August 11, 2016

3.5 - "Why can't love be simple..?" Stars!

The fifth book in the Love to the Extreme series, offers up Brody Minton’s Story, and I absolutely adored him as a secondary character in Fighting Love so it was great to see him finally get his happily ever after, especially as it is with a woman he has lov ...more

By Elaine August 29, 2016

After finding out about her cheating husband, Scarlett Harris has gone on the dream holiday she'd planned to surprise him with but with her best friend instead of him. She's filed for divorce and is now determined to get back onto the dating scene if only to help restore her own self esteem and conf ...more

By 1-Click Addict Support Group August 16, 2016

A friends-to-lovers romance with just a few little bumps along the way…

What happens when you love someone who is already taken? Not only that, but taken by your best friend? Brody Minton knows all too well that he can’t have Scarlett Harris. That doesn’t mean he can stop his feelings for her, just t ...more

By Romance Novel Giveaways August 17, 2016

An emotional story about finding true love.

I was intrigued by this book because the synopsis is one that isn't very common; a "thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife" kind of thing. Brody suffered from this, and was certainly tortured by it. Does he stay loyal to his best friend or follow his hear ...more

By Emily July 04, 2017

**Copy Provided by Netgalley and Entangled Publishing, LLC for an honest review**

This is almost like a best friends to lovers but with a twist. She was the wife of his best friend who turns out not to be such a great friend after all.

Scarlett is a woman scorned but she acts well to her ex husband, b ...more

By Alison February 01, 2017

I received a free copy of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.

Three and a half, my best friend's ex-wife stars.

Brody "The Iron" Minton is an MMA fighter. He is in the Bahamas for his little sister's extravagant destination wedding to her millionaire boyfriend w ...more

By *♡Carol♡* July 22, 2016

Knocked Out by Love is the 5th book in the Love to the Extreme series but if you haven't read the other books in the series don't worry You won't be lost

The Story starts off by introducing Brody who is an MMA fighter vacationing in the Bahamas for his Sister's Wedding He sees his Best friends Wife f

By Jennifer September 01, 2016

Scarlett Harris has recently found out her husband was cheating on her, so she's off to the Bahamas with her best friend to try and heal her broken heart. But she never expected to see Brody "The Iron" Minton staying at the very same resort because of his sister's wedding. Now her soon to be ex-husb ...more

By Mary August 19, 2016

I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads, so here is my review.

Brody "The Iron" Minton is an MMA fighter and if you believe what you see in the papers, then his career is coming to an end. Brody wants to prove to himself and everyone else that he is not at the end. So ...more

By JoAnna August 25, 2016

This book dealt with some serious issues. After finding out her husband is a cheating and lying. She may have suspected but found the undeniable proof on her bathroom counter when she got home. She had book a getaway for them to reconnected. She decides to use it with her best friend to find her inn ...more

By patrick January 15, 2017

Brody is on a vacation in the Bahamas because his sister is getting married. He is also hoping that this will continue to push away the memories of his best friend’s wife Scarlett, who he has always thought had a hot body, and a great personality. For the last year though he has been coming up with ...more

By Angela August 15, 2016

Brody has been in love with his best friend’s wife for years. Scarlett is on vacation after some life changes circumstances cause Scarlett to officially be ready to divorce her husband. As fate would have it both Brody and Scarlett are at the same hotel. For the past year Brody has been distancing h ...more

By Amanda August 15, 2016

This book was a great continuation of the Love to the Extreme series. I loved Brody so hard. He was this big bad fighter in the ring, but this sweet, strong, caring guy out of it. He had feelings for his best friend's wife for pretty much ever. Then he finds out that the marriage is over.

Scarlett ju ...more

By Nikki August 25, 2016

I received a complimentary copy of this book through Crazy Cajun Book Addicts for an honest review.

A beautiful but emotional story of friends becoming lovers from Abby Niles. It will bring a tear to your eye as you fall for Brody and Scarlett as they go on this emotional journey of love.

Brody has be ...more

By Fizza August 15, 2016

This book is amazing. I loved Scarlett's character. She is hilarious, and Brody is not bad himself. Together they're perfect. It's one of those books which suck you in right from the beginning and once you start reading you have a hard time putting it down.

Scarlett is trying to get over her cheating ...more

By Bette August 11, 2016

This was an awesome read. Fifth in a series but very easily read standalone. This was my first in the series and I had no problems. I will definitely be going back and reading the others! The characters were fun and interesting and the storyline was nice and fresh with a great writing style.

Brody Mi ...more

By Riki July 24, 2016

Brody is my dream hero. Tough, alpha, yet sweet to the core. I loved the slow burn simmer between Brody and Scarlett and felt ALL THE FEELINGS while reading this amazing romance. Readers are going to fall for this book in every way. It's emotional, sexy, and everything you could ask for in a contemp ...more

By Misty (Reds Romance Reviews) August 11, 2016

Scarlett Harris's life has just fallen down around her, and the only thing she wants to do is get away from it all, and clear her head, so she decides a girls weekend in the Bahamas is in order. For the last eight years her life has revolved around a man she thought she'd be married to forever, but ...more

By Book Reading Gals January 02, 2017

Title:   Knocked Out by Love
Series:  Love to the Extreme Book #5
Author:  Abby Niles
Genre:  Romance, MMA
Blurb:   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 a ...more

By Brigitte February 06, 2017

This novel addresses the heartaches of breaking up and the way continuous demeaning can destroy confidence.

Brody is an MMA fighter. He has been in love with his best friend’s wife for a long time and out of loyalty he has decided to keep away from her. Not that it has dampened his love for her. He ...more

By Eleanor (The Book Hammock) August 13, 2016

If you’ve been following my reviews you know I HATE reading out of order and won’t start reading a book mid-series. Knowingly, anyway.

Well, it happened again that I didn’t know. This time, though, it was an absolute standalone, and it was fabulous.

Peeps, it sucks when you’re in love with your best f ...more

By Mommaleena August 28, 2016

•Friends to Lovers?
After finding out her husband had not only been cheating on her, but got the other woman pregnant, Scarlett took a trip to the Bahamas with her best friend Delaney. While flirting with a guy at the bar, who is she confronted by? None other than her husbands best friend Brody, who ...more

By Melanie August 04, 2016

This was such a sweet read. I fell in love with Brody immediately and never stopped swooning over him. Abby Niles sure does know how to write and Alpha Male that is sweet and possessive all in one. I am so glad that I had the chance to read about this sweet Alpha that could knock your socks off!!

Sca ...more

By Eva August 15, 2016

i've never met a sports romance that i didn't like, and certainly knocked out by love by abby niles proves that i am a sucker for the genre. usually boxing/mma isn't my go-to sport, like scarlett (our heroine) i'm a football girl through and through. but lord knows these sexy, strong, bad boy athlet ...more

By Becky August 25, 2016

I absolutely adored Brody. Absolutely. Adored. He's amazingly loyal--to his best friend Ryan, and to his other best friend, Ryan's wife Scarlett. Unfortunately, his feelings for Scarlett have long stretched beyond the friendship zone, so he's quietly removed himself from her presence for the past ye ...more

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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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