December 9, 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**
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.
Intended for Bristol is the eighth book in the Second Chances series. They can each be read as standalone but do have there connections. I have only read the last three in the series and that is where I met Jaxon. He isn’t exactly the most liked player on the Carolina Cougars NFL team. But everyone deserves a second chance, right?
The team needs a new quarterback and the best choice they have is Ryan Delaney. He is known to be an arrogant prick. Jaxon is not happy about his new teammate and after the first day of practice he is out for blood. When the opportunity arises for revenge, he sets his sights on the woman that is with Ryan. But, what he doesn’t know is that Bristol isn’t Ryan’s girlfriend but his sister. He doesn’t care. He felt something before he even knew who she was. Maybe this revenge will be even sweeter than he thought. What he didn’t expect was falling for her. He was fucked.
Bristol was excited to have Ryan in Carolina. She wasn’t a fan of football especially of the players but she was a fan of his. She didn’t even watch his games because of her past with a football player that made he learn her lesson – stay far, far away from them. They were only after a piece of an ass and it wasn’t going to be her’s again. She didn’t have time to date anyway with her career as an interior designer for a premium company. That was until she meets Jack. A mystery man. A man that made her swoon and knees weak. He wasn’t a football player but he was still dangerous. She didn’t know much about him but he made her feel beautiful, special, and ready. Ready to move forward. Would she feel the same if she knew his secrets?
Jaxon and Bristol go through so much throughout the book. There are swoon-worthy moments. Heartbreaking ones. And so batshit crazy ones too. They are a strong couple with some obstacles in their way. I loved Bristol. She is an independent, beautiful, and take charge kind of woman. Jaxon wasn’t my favorite character in the previous books but I had a feeling he was more than what we saw and I am happy to say that he is. He is yummy. Talented. And protective. He also has a big heart. Together, they are pretty much awesome.
Overall…it was a wonderful addition to the series. It was sexy with a twist of suspense. It was great to see what the other couples were up to. I hope this isn’t the last of the series.
“I knew that was jealousy I saw on your face. I thought it was hot.”
“What? Can you not get the door unlocked?” she teased.
“Now lie back. You always take control, but tonight it’s my turn.”
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North 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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