ice, but this time he has a new goal … the one for Meghan’s heart.
Strikers. For years, I chased the spotlight, not only with hockey, but through
television as well. That’s why I decided to play the bachelor on Rich
and Single. Unfortunately, I was stuck with a fake fiancée from hell
who I couldn’t stand to be around. Now that our contract is up, I’m allowed to
do whatever I want, with whoever I want. I plan to take full advantage of my
hockey anymore, even with just winning the Stanley Cup for my team. That’s why
I’m spending the off season in a remote cabin in Wyoming where the chances of
people knowing me are slim. Space is what I need, but when a down to earth
beauty needs help on her ranch, I can’t resist. Meghan Taylor is exactly what
I’ve been looking for, even though I’m not the kind of man she wants.
more time I spend with her, the easier it is for her to see that I’m not the
same guy she knows from TV. Being away from the media is one thing, but as soon
as I’m back in the spotlight, I’m afraid it’ll change what we have. I don’t
want to lose her, but I also can’t hide away in Wyoming forever. It’s a choice
I’m not ready to make.
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.
but she also loves to play golf, 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.
countless novels, including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series,
the Gloves Off series, the Armed & Dangerous series, the Royal Shifters
series, the Society X series, the Circle of Justice series, and her standalone
novels It Must’ve Been the Mistletoe and 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.
I received an advance copy of this book for an honest review.
Justin Davis is a star hockey player, who just won the Stanley Cup with his team. He was also on a reality “Bachelor” type show, and ended up with a very horrible woman named Miranda. They were contractually obligated to be together for one year, so the day that contract was up, Justin dumped Miranda – on national television. He decides he needs a break from his life, so he decides to buy a ranch in Wyoming and spend the off season there.
Meghan is a single mom who is a school teacher and runs a ranch in Wyoming. Her daughter, Ellie, is spending the summer with Meghan’s family in North Carolina. When she returns home from NC, she literally runs directly into Justin at the airport – an then proceeds to act like she doesn’t know who he is. She even offers him a ride home.
Justin likes the fact that Meghan doesn’t know who he is. Meghan feels bad about deceiving Justin (it doesn’t last long). They begin a friendship that quickly develops into more.
It kind of drives me crazy when hockey players are made out to be like Brad Pitt with the press they get. I’m a HUGE hockey fan, and it’s just not reality. Many authors do it, and it’s not a slam on the author, just the genre in general. Stop making it seem more than it is!
That being said,I loved both Justin and Meghan. Justin, despite being a bit of a player, is a really great guy. He was very sweet and loving to Meghan, and to her daughter, once he met her. Meghan was a great mom – she always put her daughter first, and was very worried about dating a celebrity.
I didn’t love the drama with Miranda – it was kind of over the top. I did love the fact that Justin was friends with Lucas Montgomery (from “Going for the Hole”) and that he was mentioned in the book.
This book didn’t have a lot of drama, which I enjoyed, and the characters were so well written. I appreciated that.
This book was great, and I would highly recommend it.