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Wednesday, December 21, 2016


Intended for Bristol: A Second Chances Novel by [Dover, L.P.] 
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.   AMAZON

I had mixed feelings on this one.  I like the idea of second chance stories and Jaxon sure had a lot to make up for.  He had some growing up to do before he even met Bristol.  As this story started I was kind of disappointed in it because it was kind of like other stories I have read.  Sports guy who is a player, with bad language, which I hadn't thought about, but it is about football players, right? And Jaxon is into one night stands, so of course there will be sex scenes.  I was all set to give it 3 Stars (it's okay)  on Amazon but then more and more of the "real" Jaxon began to show up.   I began to see some redeeming qualities and even some other unexpected talents that he had other than jumping from one bed to another.  And pulling mean, underhanded tricks on people.  The emotional part of the story about his mother added more of my interest.  That part was well done.  That and the unexpected twist towards the end of the book, caused me to like it more.  That gained it another .5, I just didn't feel like I could give it a full 4 stars, saying that I liked it.  It was all about those mixed feelings.  I felt like it redeemed itself at the end but, not quite enough.  It could have been so much better.

I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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