A Breakaway Novel
Author: L.P. Dover
Genre: Sports Romance
Publisher: Loveswept/Random House
Release Date: February 27, 2018
He knows every play in the book. But sheâs calling the shots.
Iâm Maddox Ledger, all-star winger and the reason the Charlotte Strikers killed it in the playoffs. Yeah, the tabloids like to call me arrogant. A real hothead. All I see is a guy who plays to win. Wreaking havoc on the ice, breaking a few heartsâthatâs all just part of the game. And Iâm sure as hell not sitting on the bench.
When my teammate asks me to be in his wedding party, I canât refuse. Lucky for me, the bridesmaid Iâm paired with is the definition of eye candy, but sheâs so much more than that. Lacey Easton is totally irresistible and she makes me want to be a better man. A glimpse of bare shoulder takes me back to a steamy, two-week Vegas tryst I canât forget. One Iâm eager to repeat.
Suddenly our one-night stand is turning into the sequel. Still, Laceyâs keeping secrets. She doesnât trust me. And maybe I deserve it. But I know more than she thinks I do and thereâs no chance Iâm letting her get awayâor letting another guy take what is mine. This time, Iâm playing for keeps.
âAnd weâll be right back,â Maddox announced, grabbing my wrist.
He pulled me away, and I went willingly with him. I glanced back at Braeden and he started toward us, but I shook my head, stopping him midstep. Maddox turned the corner, his eyes burning like fire.
âI thought I could get through this, but I canât. Iâm so fucking tired of the lies. I know who you are, Lacey.â
My heart stopped. I pretended to be stupid. âOf course, you know who I am. Stop being silly. We need to get back to the wedding.â
He stepped closer, caging me against the wall, with his lips so close to mine. âNo,â he growled low. âI mean, I know who you are . . . Paige.â Keeping his eyes on mine, he glided a hand down my bare back and reached inside my dress, circling his fingers around my strawberry birthmark. My whole body broke out in chills. âDid you seriously think I wouldnât recognize you?â
âTook you long enough,â I snapped.
âOh, I knew who you were right after you left me in Vegas.â My mouth dropped. âYeah, thatâs right, sunshine. A well-paid private investigator can find out anything.â
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L. P. Dover is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she began her literary journey she worked in periodontics, enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.
She loves to write, but she also loves to play golf, go on mountain hikes and white water rafting, and has a passion for singing. Her two youngest fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime, usually Christmas carols.
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, the Society X series, the Circle of Justice series, and her standalone novels It Mustâve Been the Mistletoe and Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense, but if she got to choose a setting in which to live, it would be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.