Both have what she wants … but only one has what she needs.
Working with professional athletes and helping them recover from their injuries has always been Kate Townsend’s dream, but after an accident left her scarred and heartbroken years ago she refuses to let what happened in her past happen again. Staying focused is the key, as well as not letting her feelings interfere with her job … no matter the circumstances. All of that is easier said than done when not only one, but two men crave her healing touch, igniting every single desire she’s denied herself for so long.
Cooper Davis, NFL’s star quarterback and most eligible bachelor, packs up and leaves his home to move across the states to the East Coast after an injury results in the embarrassing trade to another team. Bitter from the pain, he deals with his problems through drugs and alcohol—almost ruining his football career—until he meets the one woman who makes him want to feel; the same woman who refuses to give up on him no matter how many times he screws up. He has to have her, and he’s not going to stop until he makes her his. Especially, now that someone else threatens to take her away.
Motocross champion and local bad boy Luke Collins never takes no for an answer. For the past four months he’s used his charms to get what he wants, and now he’s so close to getting the girl of his dreams … if she’ll give in just once. One time is all he needs, and he’s never been known to fail, but he’s also never had to fight for a woman’s affections. Only one man will win their way into Kate’s heart, but which one will intercept the other and take what they want? Which one will she choose?
If you have been following along with the series, then you are familiar with Cooper. You do not have to have read the previous books in this series. It can be read as a standalone. However, I really like how the author ties in the different characters and shows their connections to one another. If you’ll remember in book 3, Meant for Me, Cooper lost, who he thought, was the love of this life, Claire. After she chose Mason instead of him, we find out that he goes on a downward spiral.
Cooper was a star quarterback. Right after his break-up, he injures his shoulder and just goes way downhill, and he soon finds himself addicted to drugs. It seems that his career is over until he is picked up by a team clear across the country on the East Coast. There he meets Kate. She is a trainer for the team and a no nonsense kind of girl. However, she has her own scars and emotional battles. It also looks like Cooper might not get the girl again. It seems like no matter how right these two are for each other, her brother's best friend, Luke is always there. He also wants Kate.
These two were a great fit. Where one is weak, the other lifts them up and is their strength. I’ve really liked all the characters in this series, but Cooper and Kate are definitely my favorites. They worked through their issues and stood by each other. Of course, there were really tough times, but they didn’t let that deter them. They have a deep love that is rooted in friendship and respect for each other.
There is also an element of suspense thrown in. Someone seems to be stalking at first Kate, but then it may be Cooper. He pulls calls in favors from connections he has to help figure out who the culprit is. All in all, AGAIN, the author delivers a solid story. I just can’t get enough of this series, and lucky for me, there is another one coming soon, Catching Summer. This is Evan’s story, a character we are introduced to in this book. I can’t wait!
“You don’t have to worry about him making the moves on me, Luke. He said he wouldn’t touch me unless I asked him to. I think we’re both safe.”
Placing his hands against the wall, Luke trapped me in and murmured in my ear, “Hmm … he’s better than I thought. You know he’s just playing games with you, right?”
“Everyone plays games in their own way, Luke. Even you do, but it’s not going to change anything,” I told him.
“Good,” he murmured huskily. “Although, I’d have to say that’s where me and him differ.” He trailed his finger down my cheek and past my neck to my collarbone. “I’d be afraid you would never ask me. That’s why I have to take what I want until you tell me no.”
Me and My Broken Heart by Rixton
Story of My Life by One Direction
Not a Bad Thing by Justin Timberlake
Just a Kiss by Lady Antebellum
Chokehold by Adam Lambert
I Need Your Love by Calvin Harris & Ellie Goulding
Pony by Ginuwine
Together by Demi Lovato & Jason Derulo
All of Me by John Legend
Kiss Me by Ed Sheeran
USA TODAY Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is the author of the Forever Fae series, as well as the Second Chances standalone series, and her NA romantic suspense standalone called Love, Lies, and Deception. She lives in the beautiful state of North Carolina with her husband, her two wild girls, and her rambunctious kitten Katrina.
Before she began her career in the literary world, L.P. Dover spent her years going to college and then graduated to cleaning teeth, which she loved doing. At least until the characters in her head called her away. She has never been the same since.
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