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?
“In your eyes I see exactly what I want. You’re not here with me because of my money or because of what I do. You actually see the people you’re around and the goodness inside of them. That is what gives me hope.”
“Hope for what?” I asked breathlessly, mesmerized.
He brushed my hair away from my face and smoothed his thumb along my jaw. “Hope that one day you will see in my eyes what I see in yours. There’s a craving deep inside of you that I can see each time I touch you. It burns brighter every single time. I’ve never seen that with anyone, and that is how I know I have a chance.”
L.P. has a way of just sucking me into her world and making me comfortable. I really loved this book. I loved that L.P. brings back characters from past books in the series and makes use of them in the current situation. I loved seeing those glimpses of them, just to know that they were doing well and that they were happy in the path they chose.
I enjoyed meeting the characters in this book and seeing Cooper again. I had been hoping he would get his own woman who loved him as much as he loved her. He did. He just didn't know what a ride he was in for when he found her. Erin has been through a lot in her life. Things that most people don't even have to think about dealing with. Luke is Erin's brother Evan's best friend and has convinced himself that he's perfect for Erin. He finally convinces her to go on a date with him when Cooper enters the picture. Cooper enters Erin's life when he's traded to the team that she works for. After hearing nothing but negative things about Cooper in the press, Erin's not certain that he is what the team needs. She goes into the meeting with Cooper expecting to dislike him immensely. Everyone expects Cooper to be a handful and then some, so it's a pleasant surprise when he's not. Cooper has been dealing with a lot of issues himself, and being traded to a new team is not something he wanted.
Cooper deals with everything with a grace that he had to have gotten from his Father, because his Mother is definitely not graceful or even smooth. I despised her for what she did to Cooper, I mean, how does a Mother betray her child in that way? She hurt not only Cooper, but Erin as well. Erin, Cooper and Luke all are involved in the things that happen surrounding Erin. Erin's past is reaching out to drag her down, trying to ensure that she is never happy with anyone. Once Cooper finds out what's happening, he's on it. He doesn't want the woman he cares for being hurt, and goes to Mason for help in the matter. Once Cooper finds out what's happening, and what has happened to Erin, he intends to make her safe. Erin finds herself falling for Cooper, despite herself. Once they make that connection, there's no turning back for either of them. There are some twists and turns and bumps along the way, but Erin and Coper have found the one they've never knew they were searching for and they're not going down without a fight.
I truly love this series, and will continue to do so. L.P. writes fantastic story lines that pull me in and don't let go until the end, most times I still want more. I wish I could rate it higher because 5 stars isn't enough.
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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