Series: Love to the Extreme #3
on August 26th, 2014
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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 woman, but the crazy challenges she tosses his way are impossible to resist. As she thaws years of bitterness, bringing back the Mac he believed long gone, he starts to make peace with the past and see the future again. Until he learns she chases his worst nightmare, then he can’t get away fast enough.
Meteorologist and storm chaser, Gayle Andrews is no stranger to being left behind and now believes in living in the moment. She wants to do just that with the handsome extreme fighter with the achingly sad eyes. As she works to replace the sorrow with desire, she finds herself breaking her one rule: have fun, but don’t fall in love. When he suddenly pushes her away and she discovers the horrifying reason why, she issues one more challenge: face his fear and come on a chase with her.
Will squaring off with the past lead to a victory for heartache or love?
Mac Hannon and Gayle Andrews lost so much in separate tornadoes years ago. Mac ran from his loss and has been taking out his grief and anger in cage fighting until his best bud needs his help and Mac heads back to Kansas. Gayle dealt very differently with her loss by learning to live each day to the fullest and now chases and studies tornadoes as a way to save others from the same fate as her loved ones.
Gayle is definitely a force as strong as a tornado and blows into Mac’s life with her brash and in-your-face attitude. For the first time since his wife’s death, Mac’s body reacts to a female and he is at a loss as to how to handle her. While becoming friends and facing their demons, Gayle teaches Mac to live again and ultimately Mac teaches Gayle to trust someone. This is a wonderful story about second chances and facing your fears.
Ms. Niles is a very descriptive writer. She writes in a way that I can picture each scene – the colors, textures, and sounds surrounding the characters. I loved her storm-chasing scenes. While I’ve never chased a tornado, I have seen them from afar since I live in Tornado Alley, and her writing was spot on. I felt like I was right there with Mac and Gayle the whole time. I will definitely read more of her stories!