Title: Catching Summer
Series: Second Chances
Author: L.P. Dover
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Former nurse Summer Jacobs has seen her fair share of suffering, but she never expected tragedy to hit so close to home. After watching her husband die in the MMA ring, Summer spends the next two years fighting her way through the darkness. The last thing she needs is another hardheaded athlete turning her life upside down. But that’s exactly what happens when she meets a gridiron star who’s as skilled at stealing hearts as he is at snagging passes.
Carolina Cougars wide receiver Evan Townsend usually has no problem winning fans, so he’s intrigued when Summer shoots down his go-to plays for winning a woman’s attention. Never one to back down from a challenge, Evan turns up the heat, setting off sparks that neither can deny. But as his slow seduction begins to chase away Summer’s pain, he gets the feeling that someone is desperate to keep them apart. Now Evan will do anything to protect her—because he never misses a chance to make a perfect catch.
**Catching Summer is an Interconnected Standalone in the Second Chances Series**
Catching Summer by LP Dover is a second-chance romance that has romance, suspense and utterly swoon worthy moments. In other words just a great captivating story!
Catching Summer is part of the Second Chances series, but it is an interconnected standalone (all of the books in the series are!) And it truly can stand on its own two feet. I haven’t read all of this series (though next week when I am lying around after surgery seems like an excellent time for a binge read!) and I never felt lost or like I was missing out on anything! But characters from previous book in this series and others, definitely make an appearance – which I always eat up! The characters are really just used here as true side characters that add depth to the story and help to move it along. And probably make you want to get them a little bit better 😉
Now let’s talk our main characters… Summer and Evan. Summer has had a rough go of it the last couple of years. She was there and witnessed her husband brutally die in the MMA ring and has been in a dark place ever since. It is now two years later and she is just starting to peek her head out of the lonely, scared place she had been in. Enter hottie Evan – wide receiver in the NFL, and brother of her friend and neighbor. Evan has been captivated with Summer from the very beginning but has kept his distance while she came back to herself. He is so protective of her, I just loved watching it, even before anything romantic developed between the two. The way they ended up coming together… it was so easy to see why they were just right for each other, and I so enjoyed sitting back and watching it happen.
While this IS a romantic suspense, much of this book was also about finding yourself and finding love again. It was both sweet, and hot and then all of a sudden BOOM! And you had a huge curveball thrown at you! Enter the suspense part! Dun dun dun… Someone doesn’t seem to want Summer and Evan together. But who are they after and why? This kept me guessing! And even when I thought I knew.. I just didn’t really want to believe it!
I absolutely recommend this read! And I personally can’t wait for the next!
I received a complimentary copy of Catching Summer in exchange for my honest review.
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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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