Tuesday, December 13, 2016


Title: Intended for Bristol
Series: Second Chances
Author: L.P. Dover
Genre: Romantic Suspense

L. P. Dover’s tantalizing Second Chances series scores once again as the Carolina Cougars’ infamous bad boy takes a shot at seducing a driven career woman who’s supposed to be out of bounds.
Trying to live down his very public indiscretions, Carolina Cougars kicker Jaxon Reed feels like the most hated man in the NFL. Fans and teammates alike treat him with the disrespect he figures he deserves. Unfortunately for them, Jaxon’s no easy target. As payback, he sets his sights on the quarterback’s sister: a sultry brunette who’s curvy, confident, and sexy as hell. But what begins as a revenge fling turns into so much more—a lesson in humanity, and in love.
Bristol Thomas doesn’t have time for games, especially those played by her brother’s Neanderthal teammates. A talented interior designer with lofty goals, she doesn’t know the first thing about football, or Jaxon—except that he’s exactly the type of man she usually avoids. But when his deep laugh and deeper kisses break through her walls, she becomes the target of a fan who’s obsessed with Jaxon. Now she needs to know that Jaxon has her back . . . because he already has her heart.
**Intended for Bristol is an Interconnected Standalone in the Second Chances Series**

Amazon/Goodreads Rating:  4/5
In Patti's Imagination Rating:  8/10

This is the first book I have read by this author and even though I received my copy via Netgalley that was not a final version of the book and there were many errors in the version I was reading I do hope they were corrected.  I am going to base my review on the fact that they were corrected in the final version.
Even though this is part of a series, it can be read as a stand alone.  The author did a good job with providing the needed information about the prior characters to not leave new to the series lost. The series is about the players of a football team and this book is about Carolina Cougars kicker, Jaxon Reed.  I’m sure he was met in prior books and is not well liked by half of his team things he has done in his past.  He may be the best kicker in the NFL, but at the same time is also the most hated.  Once again he is up to his antics and sets his sights on the new quarterback’s sister, Bristol Thomas.  What might have started out as revenge turns into so much more, but will his lies ruin what he didn’t realize he wanted?
Bristol doesn’t want anything to do with the sport her brother is involved with.  She avoids the players and the game at all costs.  Her focus is on her job as an interior designer and has dreams of where she wants her career to go.  Meeting Jaxon changed things for her, but will she be able to look pass his lies and things he has done in the past to give her heart to him?
This story is a quick read that will have you wanting to know if they will have the HEA (happily ever after) or will too much of Jaxon’s past and lies keep that from happening?  There were many predictable parts to the story, but they are delivered uniquely and add in the twists to the story keep your interest.   There is a side to Jaxon that most of his teammates don’t see and it was great to see those moments, especially when he was with his mom.  I also enjoyed how the author didn’t have all the teammates getting along.  It showed that not everyone that works together get along, but will to what it takes to win the game. I really do hope that the errors were corrected, because this was a great read and I was sad to see it end.  

Hey,” I squealed, waving my hand in the air. I was so happy my brother would finally get to meet Jack.
He walked toward me with a smile, but when he caught sight of Jack, that smile turned into an all-out heated glare. “What the fuck are you doing here?” he growled, quickening his pace.
Jack froze and gripped my arm, grumbling, “Shit,” before pulling me around to face him. “Bristol, listen to me. This isn’t how I wanted you to find out.”
Everything was happening so fast, I didn’t know what to think. “Find out what?” I asked desperately.
Before he could reply, Ryan ripped me out of Jack’s hold and pushed him away. Jaw tense, Jack was ready to fight, but I couldn’t let that happen. “Ryan, stop!” I shouted, digging my nails in his shoulder.
Jerking his head around, he glared straight at me. “Do you even know who this cocksucker is? He’s playing you to get back at me.”
I threw my hands in the air. “What the hell are you talking about? How do you even know him?”
Jack’s eyes never left mine, the anguish on his face making me sicker by the second. I had a feeling I wasn’t going to like what came out of Ryan’s mouth. He scoffed incredulously and spat at Jack. “He’s Jaxon fucking Reed, the asshole on the team I’ve been telling you about. Don’t tell me you didn’t know?”
Jack stepped forward, but then again, that wasn’t his name. It was Jaxon Reed.

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Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.
Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can’t forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols.
Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written over twenty novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, the Armed & Dangerous series, the Royal Shifters series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.
L.P. Dover is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.
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