Title: Intended for Bristol
Series: A Second Chances Novel
Author: L.P. Dover
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: December 6, 2016
Cover Design by: Mae I Design and Photography
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.
This is the eighth book in the Second Chances series. The books are stand alones, but I recommend you read Summer and Evan’s book, Catching Summer (Book 6), before you read this one. You’ll get more background on Jaxon.
I will admit that I hated Jaxon for what he did to Summer and Evan. I honestly didn’t think he could be redeem himself. He still made stupid mistakes, but he changed so much. If you’ve read Chasing Summer, you know how big of a douche he was then.
I can understand the reason he lied to Bristol, at first. Don’t get me wrong, he should have come clean to her and told her the truth.
Bristol is Ryan’s, the new quarterback’s, younger sister. She is anti-football players, for a good reason.
I really like Bristol. She brought Jaxson to his knees. But she helped him change, for the better. He is a better person now.
I really felt for Jaxon because of his mom.
I felt for both Jaxon and Bristol because of Sadie. Most girlfriends would have given up and not want to deal with that crap.
The is a great and enjoyable series. I started at book 6 and I do plan to go back and read the first five when I get a chance.
“Deft plotting and a hair-raising finale elevate this pulse-pounding tale.”—Publishers Weekly
“I loved this book.”—A Crazy Vermonter’s Book Reviews
“...well written, character driven and has several great storylines.” —Reader Review
“...this book has A LOT of hot chemistry, sexy banter and will take you for a ride!” —Kelly’s Book Blog
“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.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L. P. Dover is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she began her literary journey she worked in periodontics, enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.She loves to write, but she also loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes and white water rafting, and has a passion for singing. Her two youngest fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime, usually Christmas carols. Dover has written countless 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 and write is romantic suspense, but if she got to choose a setting in which to live, it would be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.