Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Review: Catching Summer by L.P. Dover

Hailed by Heidi McLaughlin as a bestselling author who “knows how to create the men who make us swoon,” L. P. Dover returns with an edgy, emotionally gripping Second Chances novel about a beautiful widow who can’t resist a chiseled NFL player.

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.

Kindle Edition, 231 pages
Expected publication: April 5th 2016 by Loveswept 
Series: Second Chances #6
Genre: Romance 

Kristine's Thoughts:

** I received an advanced readers copy from Random House- Loveswept via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!**

Catching Summer is the 6th book in the Second Chances series. It can be read as a stand alone as each book is about different characters.

I felt a little disconnected from this story and I'm not really sure why. Perhaps it was because I didn't read the books that came before it and I wasn't familiar with the secondary characters. I'm not sure? All I know is that I wasn't really feeling Evan and Summer's story.

There was a lack of chemistry between Evan and Summer that had me finding them a little bit dull. Considering Summer's past, things happened too squeaky clean and easy between them to be believable. Also, I found it extremely predictable. The whole mysterious and dangerous part of the plot didn't even require any guessing. It was easy to see what direction it was going to take.

This book was not long but it managed to set up two possible future instalments within the pages which I found to be distracting. Although the potential to be really interesting was there, I was wanting more of the story at hand and a little less of what to expect in the future. Perhaps I am off the mark but I did feel like quite a bit of the book was setting up other character's stories.

In the end, this book was just OK for me. I feel like I might have enjoyed it more if I had read the entire series from the beginning. Although it wasn't necessary to follow along, perhaps I might have enjoyed all of the characters more.


About the Author

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 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 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. 

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