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About the Knocked Out by Love:
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.
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 confidence. Well that was her plan. What she hadn’t planned was for her husband’s best friend, Brody Minton, to be on the holiday island, too. He used to be her friend, too, but he’s been keeping his distance for a year or so – maybe he knew about her ex husband’s extra marital affair?
Brody Minton is on the holiday island for his sister’s wedding. He’s got enough career decisions of his own to make and all this just adds to his turmoil! He’s secretly loved Scarlett Harris for years but she was forbidden fruit, the wife of his best friend. When he sees her flirting with another holiday maker, he can’t believe his eyes and can’t resist intervening! When she confesses to wanting to start dating again he volunteers to help her but can he resist the temptation to be more than a helpful friend?
This is a story of families, dreams and the pressures that fertility problems can cause. It explores the issues, from different points of view and is a sweet friends to lovers romance, too. With the beautiful setting, complex characters and some well meaning but potentially heartbreaking family interference, this is a great book to escape into for anyone who enjoys friends to lovers contemporary romance with plenty of twists before there is any possibility of attaining the sought happily ever after ending.
Thanks to the publishers, via NetGalley, for providing an ARC of this novel in exchange for my honest review.
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About the Abby Niles:
Abby Niles is the author of the contemporary MMA series, Love to the Extreme, and the paranormal series, The Awakening. She is also the author to the geeky romantic comedy, Defying Convention, where Live Action Role Players (LARPers) set out to teach their favorite author a lesson, but end up playing matchmaker instead.
Abby lives in North Carolina with the love of her life and their combined gaggle of kids. When she’s not writing, she’s trying to catch up on an endless pile of laundry and find time to get some much needed reading in.
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