L. P. Dover’s tantalizing Second Chances series gets a change of scenery as the Carolina Cougars’ infamous bad boy heads to the West Coast. His best laid plans call for seduction—but a driven career woman has him begging for more.
Trying to live down his very public indiscretions, Carolina Cougars kicker Jaxon Reed feels like the most hated man in the NFL. When he’s traded away, his new teammates in California don’t waste any time making his life miserable. 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.
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.
3.5 stars - Worth A Reader's Time
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If you have followed Dover's Second Chance series, you've met kicker, Jaxson Reed, and know that he has worked hard to get his bad boy reputation. In Intended for Bristol, we get to see his softer side and his evolution from bad boy to devoted boyfriend.
His love interest, Bristol, is the sister of a new teammate - and an avid avoider of all things football so she has no clue who Jax is when they first meet.
While some of the events described in Intended for Bristol are a bit improbable, the over all book is a lot of fun. There is a dash of intrigue along with hefty doses of sexy time along with a great emotional story. We see Jax have to redeem himself for some of his bad behavior and we see the friends he was reluctant to let in defend him when he needs it.
It was a pleasure to learn more about the hidden Jax and to see him with his family. If you are a fan of the Second Chances Series, you will enjoy this book too. It works as a stand alone, but I think the full effect of Jax's redemption comes if you have read some of the other books as well.
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