Title :

Healing Love

Author :

Abby Niles

Series :

Love to the Extreme #4

Release date : Feb 15, 2016
Rating : 3,5 Stars
Blurb :

Doctor Ella Watts wants her old life back. Desperately. But the past has returned for its rematch, and going back home—even telling anyone her real name—isn’t an option until she’s confident in her MMA abilities. Personal trainer Lance Black is the man to help her reach her goals. Not only is he toned, muscular, and gorgeous, he’s patient, a great teacher, and willing to treat her like a worthy opponent. Except his size makes her freeze whenever he gets too close. If Ella can’t learn how to overcome her fear of being attacked, she’ll never be able to move on with her life.Underground fighter Lance Black knows there’s more to the mysterious blonde ninja than a beautiful woman determined to improve her fighting skills. She can best anyone close to her size – man or woman – but insists on working out with him, even though he’s got a good 70 pounds and several inches on her. Despite her reticence, he’s determined to get her to open up so he can help her get over her mental block. And if that means he can get to know her outside the gym, all the better.As long as she never learns his secrets.


For someone who loves these kind of fighting books, this was a pretty good read. When I received this book from Netgalley, I was pretty exited as the blurb sounds pretty good, right? I directly got the feeling that this could be a good story. One I would like. And this also was the case. With “Healing Love” by Abby Niles you get a story about two really strong characters called Lance and Ella that meet each other because of their pasts. They both train with each other while noticing that both of them have a secret they try to find out. A secret that causes lots of trouble in both lives. During the course of action which includes lots of ups and downs, the reader gets thrown into an emotional story that leaves no time for breathing. On the one hand something which is good, but also in my opinion something I don´t really like. Of course, this keeps the reader on the edge the whole time , but at the same time this makes it difficult to get to know the characters better, to connect with them. Even though I really like the main character traits you find out about during the course of action, sometimes it felt like something was missing. “Healing Love” is quite a short book which probably made it difficult to develop these really interesting characters a bit deeper. A bit more pages including a bit more details about conversations, background information and especially the outward appearance would have been good to have a better imagine in my head while reading. What I really enjoyed was the way Abby Niles was able to connect all the differen parts of the story which at first seemed a bit too much while in the end being all tied together.
All in all a good story with , in my opinion, more potential which for sure would have been there if this book would be a bit longer.
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