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.
*****REVIEW FROM LIZ*****
Even the resident bad boy sometimes deserves a second chance, right? Jaxon Reed has not been a good guy for some time. He has made decisions that have hurt others and set him apart from his team, the Carolina Cougars.
Frustrated, though he knows he has no one else to blame but himself, he deicides no one messes with him. To show his teammates he does not care, he goes after the sister of one his teammates. What he finds is totally unexpected.
Bristol Thomas knows all about her brother’s teammates and she is having none of it. Avoiding all things football, she knows better than to get involved with any of them. That is until the one player sets his eyes on her. She is drawn to Jaxon, even as she tells herself she knows better, he slowly begins to break down her walls.
I have to say Jaxon was not at the top of my list of heroes, but sometimes a person can surprise you. He is still Jaxon and he is not perfect. He was not always able to hold back his bad boy ways, but somehow Bristol was able to penetrate him in a way no one else ever did. Sometimes all it takes is the love from the right person to make you a better person. Bristol was that for Jaxon.
It was nice to see a bad boy change and fall in love. Bristol was the right match for him and seeing them together brought out a better person in Jaxon that allowed him to redeem himself and start letting others in. Like previous books in the series, there is a bit of a mystery as well that added to the story.
As mentioned by the author, Intended for Bristol by L.P. Dover is a part of a series, though each book is an interconnected standalone. You do not have to read the other books in the series to enjoy this one. There is some background on the hero Jaxon Reed, but you never feel at a lost when reading this book.
Overall I found this book an enjoyable second chance sport romance.
I give Intended for Bristol by L.P. Dover 3.5-stars!
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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.