“Deft plotting and a hair-raising finale elevate this pulse-pounding tale.”—Publishers Weekly
“I loved this book.”—A Crazy Vermonter’s Book Reviews
“A fun and entertaining story . . . I can’t wait to read more books in this series.”—Cocktails & Books
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.
Review by Ashley C.
This book is part of the Second chance series by L.P. Dover. This has a great storyline, that is filled with some twists and some steamy sex scenes. My experience reading this was coming in without have reading the others. I do not believe it is necessary to read the others but they do reference back to the other stories and characters.
This was a quick read which I overall liked. I will say that I felt it was a little bit rushed, I wish there was a bit more progression in the relationship between Bristol and Jax. I do like their chemistry and I loved Bristol as an individual character, she was sweet and caring. Jax on the other hand, was a little harder to love. Knowing the past things that he had done I was okay with because people can redeem themselves which they did, but the way he was with his football team was a little ehh for me. I felt that him claiming the team was a bit much, normally that is done by the quarterback, but its just a small thing for me.
This book is a good mix of genres too. It gives you the mix of the sports romance with the intrigue of a suspense romance. It took me about 2 hours to read. I will be picking up the next book in this series. I give this a solid 4 stars.