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Winning Love (Love to the Extreme #3)

4.07  ·  Rating Details ·  727 Ratings  ·  90 Reviews
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
Paperback, 250 pages
Published August 26th 2014 by Entangled: Select
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[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
Jul 30, 2014 [~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥ rated it really liked it
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4 stars

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Returning to Kansas, Mac is only there temporarily. Mac has his baggage. Gayle doesn't make attachments. Are they willing to risk it all?

The start was shaky because I didn't like the way Mac (an MMA fighter) was intimidated by Gayle. When he came out his shell, it was much better. Gayle was very outgoing and her occupation is one I've not read in a book before.

Its not a new formula. You know, two people with issues helping each other finding love. Maybe a little forgetable but I liked it
3.75 STARS


Mac Hannon is going to Kansas from Atlanta to help his friend Lance with his training. Four years ago he lost his pregnant wife when a tornado destroyed their home. He is still struggling with his feelings and he practically doesn't have a life. Now he’s a different man and he's coping fighting as a MMA fighter. He feels guilty for his wife and child’s death, feeling angry all the time. The pain is still there.

Gayle knows what means to lose someone you love. Years ago she lost her fam
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4.5 STARS ...more
Shannon Gorilla McGee Winston

Sometimes a book comes along that just gets you to feel so much that it makes you want to go back and re-rate all of the other books-- Knock them down a score or two, because they really can't be in the same category as the this one. Seriously. If I could give this more than 5-stars, I would.

I kind of think I need someone to hold me right now.

Winning Love is the 3rd book in the Love to the Extreme series, but it absolutely can be read as a standalone. Dante and
Jessica A.
Aug 03, 2016 Jessica A. rated it it was amazing
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Simplesmente apaixonada!

Aiiiiii *suspiros eternos*

É sério que só posso dar 5 estrelinhas?!
Que livro lindo, que história linda, que personagens lindos... aiiii amei demais!

Gostaria de saber onde estava a minha sanidade e dignidade por não ter lido este livro antes, pqp às vezes eu faço cada idiotice que só gzuis na causa!

Desde quando eu realizei a leitura dos dois primeiros livros dessa série no comecinho do ano passado eu queria muito pegar no livro do Mac. Sabe quando um personagem te sedu
Claire Robinson
3 - "We sure as hell aint in Kansas anymore." Stars.

Winning Love by Abby Niles is the third book in the Love in the Extreme series. It follows the same easy-going romance themes as it predecessors, so if you are looking for a dark, dirty, gritty MMA fighter romance, I would probably say this isn’t the book you are looking for.

”I’m not going to ask” … “If or when you want to talk about it is up to you, but I’m a good listener, Mac… if you ever need an ear.”

Although Mac ‘The Snake’ Hannon, is a M
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4.5 Stars

Winning Love by Abby Niles is the third book in her Love to the Extreme series but it can easily be read as a stand-alone novel. I haven’t read the previous books but I can tell you that after reading this one I want to. I really liked Winning Love. It drew me in completely until I was immersed in the story, the characters and the romance. I enjoyed every minute of it. It made me laugh. At one point, the visual in my head of a dare that Gayle had proposed was so hilarious, that I had to
Dec 06, 2014 Dee rated it liked it
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It has been a while since i’ve read anything by Abby Niles, but after I started Winning Love, I remembered why I enjoyed her stuff. One of the things that I enjoy the most about her books is that the conflict that exists between the hero and heroine seems real, and not manufactured like other conflicts appear to be. In this instance, it was conflict between the survivor of a natural disaster and a researcher of said natural disaster (specifically tornado’s). I al
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Winning Love (Love to the Extreme #3) by Abby Niles
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August 26th 2014 by Entangled: Select


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, persis
Mar 24, 2015 Kara rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It was a'right. Beginning was familiar. Middelish was good. End was skippy. Just a'right overall.
Aug 29, 2014 Heather rated it really liked it
In Winning Love, Mac travels back to his home state of Kansas, to help his friend Lance train. Enter Gayle. We know right away that Mac has some issues going on from the way he acts. He is not the nicest guy we have met in a romance novel. Gayle isn’t put off by his attitude. She’s rather forward and doesn’t take no for an answer.

Gayle has her own history that is quite painful, it has been what turned her into who she is. While typically it is the guys we think of as the love em and leave em typ
Jul 28, 2014 Farrah rated it really liked it
A thrilling, emotional romance, Winning Love was a wonderful read. I really liked this book. From the dark pasts of the characters, to the danger of the tornadoes, there was never a dull moment with this book and I enjoyed it.

Gayle and Mac were both great. Gayle was strong and determined to live life to the fullest. But, after being burned by love more than once, she kept a part of herself hidden from her vivacious lifestyle. Mac, on the other hand, was up front about the walls he constructed fo
Dr. Bronwyn Ph.D of Smutology
Pretty good. Characters were truly likeable and their hang ups were realistic. Their responses to anything that challenged their 'walls' was really interesting and almost polar opposites. What I liked is that neither tried to delude themselves of their feelings or turn to a-hole behaviour just to protect themselves.

I will say, that I doubt I'll find this particularly memorable. I know this won't be a book I think about much longer than it takes to write this review. It's not that it was badly wr
Sonja van der Merwe
Who said reading raunchy romance novels aren't educational? I learned so much about tornado's in this book, it was different but also interesting.

The friendship that builds between Mac and Gayle is beautiful. Who cannot love Gayle with her carefree love of life attitude? She is an awesome h. The way she understands what Mac's going through and showed him compassion without him even realizing it was so heart felt. She was so patient with him... at times ** wink ** wink **

Well done Abby!!! Loved
Aug 25, 2014 Wminbc rated it liked it
Hmmm...gonna have to think on this review...
Mar 09, 2014 Amber marked it as to-read
Anyone know when this book is going to be released?
Zara Flora
Nov 03, 2016 Zara Flora rated it it was amazing
i like the story because the main female character was so interesting and entertaining. she keep the story from being boring. the idea was good.
i think i would like to buy this buy to add in my collection.
i also was expecting to be more fighting but there wasn't.
Patty McKenna Van Hulle
A tough MMA cage fighter needs a GAYLE force twister to detonate the shell around his heart!

Mac "The Snake" Hannon is a MMA cage fighter, who lives to beats out all his feelings out on his opponents. Just 4 years old, he was happily married, had his 1st child on the way & loved his job as a Chef at famous foody restaurant. That all changed after a tornado whipped thru town & trapped him at work under a sink looking at a car bumper above his head. As he was resuced, he was surrounded by d
Aug 31, 2014 Jillian rated it it was amazing
Winning Love is the third book in author Abby Niles’ Love to the Extreme series and the first in the series I have read. I’m a little sad I hadn’t picked up this series earlier because this book was amazing. Like read in a day, can’t put it down, ignore all responsibilities kind of amazing.

Mac “The Snake” Hannon has been running from his past for four long years. He’s tried to push the nightmare aside and ignore it every time it rears its ugly head. The problem is, you can never truly outrun you
Monica Cardoza
Aug 02, 2014 Monica Cardoza rated it it was amazing
Two characters that have a second chance at love or they could be alone for the rest of their lives.

I absolutely loved this book and I have to say that this installment has become my favorite. From the moment that I started reading this story I could not stop I didn’t want to have a stopping point I just wanted to know what happened to Mac but then Gayle came into the picture and she was so bubbly and was goading Mac that there was no way I was going to stop reading. I just knew that he was goi
Talk Books To Me
Sep 22, 2014 Talk Books To Me rated it liked it
Why…why am I less than enthralled with this book, which took me over a week to read! Yes, seriously. So many of my goodreads friends LOVED this book and yet for me it dragged on a bit in places and repeated a few times. The Killer was that I so loved Mac and I totally felt his pain.

Losing your spouse is one thing, but losing your soul mate and your whole life in one fell swoop is quite another. Mac picked up and left everything and everyone when his wife was killed. His only solace had been chan
Mac and Gayle have quite the story. Mac is damaged and no one can really blame him. He just handles his past with a completely different plan to life than Gayle does. Both have been through hell but both are living life differently.

Coming back to Kansas has never been in the plan, but helping his buddy he'll do what he has to. Gayle has moved to Cheney to do her own thing, but enjoying her neighbors friend while he's in town. Sounds like a whole lot of fun.

Mac may get a second chance to live l
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Sometimes you read a book and you think “did I just really read that?” That’s how I feel after reading Winning Love by Abby Niles. This book took me by surprise, came very close to home, and really made my brain and heart work overtime. Yes this is part of her Extreme (MMA) series, but this book is way more and I’m still trying to process it. This is also one of those reviews that is hard to writ
Book Reading Gals
Sep 04, 2014 Book Reading Gals rated it it was amazing
Title: Winning Love
Series: Love to the Extreme Book #3
Author: Abby Niles
Genre: Romance
Blurb: 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 Matthews. At first he wants nothing to do with the infuriatingly persistent woman, but the crazy challenges
Aug 26, 2014 Tabatha rated it it was amazing
I was really excited to receive an ARC of Winning Love, because after reading Fighting Love a few months ago I was super eager to read Mac’s book. He was just one of those characters that I knew would have a great story, and let me just tell you Abby didn’t disappoint in the least! In the previous book, we catch a tiny glimpses that Mac was haunted by his past, but what I didn’t anticipate was just how truly damaged he was inside. I honestly couldn’t imagine the type of pain he was dealing with, ...more
Sep 19, 2014 Aarati rated it really liked it
I got a copy of this book from Entangled in exchange of an honest review.

This book was an absolute delight to read. I love it, mainly because of Gayle. The story was great to and the characters realistic and lovable.

Mac "The Snake" Hannon is a broken man. After losing his wife and unborn child to a tornado, Mac has lost his zest for life. He is just going through the motions rather than living. He doesn't laugh, he doesn't smile, he is pretty much like a dead man walking. He left his hometown, K
Sep 06, 2014 Diana rated it it was amazing
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Abby Niles never ceases to amaze me! Her books are always so creative and unique that they stay in my mind. Although I’ve read two other books by her she always tops herself. The minute I see her name I jump at the chance to review and read.

Winning Love was a wow-zer! First the heroine, Gayle Andrews. I have never read about a heroine like her. She really blew me away. She was completely uninhabited
Aug 26, 2014 Sandy rated it really liked it
WINNING LOVE is the third instalment in Abby Niles contemporary adult Love to the Extreme romance series focusing on the men of the MMA and the women that they love. This is professional MMA fighter Mac Hannon and meteorologist Gayle Andrews’s storyline. When Mac returns home to Kansas (following a four year absence) to help train his best friend Lance for his upcoming fight he was not prepared for the spitfire known as Gayle Andrews-Lance’s neighbor; sometime babysitter and all woman. Although ...more
Smartmouth Smut
Aug 26, 2014 Smartmouth Smut rated it it was amazing
A KNOCKOUT!….I freakin’ LOVED this book!

Winning Love by Abby Niles is about Mac “The Snake” Hannon, a cage fighter who goes back home to Kansas to help his friend Lance train. Mac hates Kansas. He’s avoided going home for four years. He’s a real grump, and people walk on eggshells around him, but Gayle, Lance’s fun-loving neighbor, calls him on it. Which pisses him off. That he can’t stop thinking about her annoys him even more. He accepts her challenges and begrudgingly starts to have fun. Gayl
Aug 27, 2014 Meagan rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved every moment of this book. I think the biggest reason why I fell so much in love with it is because of how real it felt. What Mac and Gayle went through and go through is something that could happen to anyone. There wasn't a lot of fluff or "fantasy" that makes you dream of a life like this. It just was. It's been a long time since I've read a book that I felt like, "Hey that could have been me, or someone I know." And that for me made this book ALL the better.

Our story is abo
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