Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway: Meant For Me by L.P. Dover

Title:  Meant For Me
Series:  A Second Chances  Standalone
Author:  L.P. Dover
Genre:  Adult Romance
Publish Date:  December 30, 2013
Review Source:  Enticing Journey

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After a night of raw passion with the man Claire O'Briene had been secretly admiring for years, she thought their time together had come once and for all. Fate had finally brought them back to each other, but unfortunately nothing had changed. He was still the same man who ran away from relationships. Against his better judgment, Mason Bradley gave in to the temptation and allowed himself one night with the one woman he'd been too afraid to want ... too afraid to need.

Four months after leaving Claire and regretting every minute of it, Mason gets called in for an undercover mission that's not only dangerous, but brings back a past he spent years trying to forget. A past of fighting ... of getting in the ring and using his fists to get what he wanted: money, women, and drugs. Now there are fighters turning up dead, and it's Mason's job to find out the truth.
Knowing he might not come out of the mission alive, Mason seeks out Claire to tell her how he truly feels, only to find another man competing for her love as well. Fighting is what he's good at, and for once he will be fighting not only for justice ... but for love.

NOTE: Let me explain a bit about this series. It is part of a series however each book does have closure. There are no cliffhangers but there are characters mingled within each book. I hate reading books out of order, however I had no problem reading this one and I’ve not read the others…..YET! 

Claire has inherited her family’s winery in California. Mason is a cop and x-MMA fighter living in North Carolina. Claire has had a crush on her BFF’s cousin, Mason, since she met him. They finally get on the same page at the same time and have a sort of one night stand. Neither of them wanted it to be a one time thing but she & Mason live on opposite sides of the country - litterally.

Claire drives him to the airport the next day and neither really talk about things. She thinks about him every day and can’t get him out of her mind. Mason is going through the same thing. He can’t stop thinking about her and is just about to pack up everything and head to California to get his girl back when he lands a case and can’t refuse.

MMA fighters are getting killed. There have been four of them so far and one was his mentor and friend. He can’t not take this case but if he does he has to go undercover which means putting getting Claire back on hold.

He goes to see his cousin in California to basically tell her he’ll be gone for a while and to try to make things right with Claire in case things go wrong and he doesn’t come back.  Claire has finally began trying to get over Mason and has a guy she’s been seeing for a couple months. Mason’s cousin, knowing what she knows, can’t let him leave without tell Claire the truth even though she’s not supposed to. Once Claire understands she knows what she has to do. She has to help him in Vegas where she has old connections and she’ll risk having Mason think worse of her if it will help keep him safe.

Will Mason find out who is killing off MMA fighters? He can’t do his job without her but how can he do this and keep Claire safe? During all this turmoil will they figure out how much they are meant to be?

I LOVED this book! I’m going to read the other as well but the action in Meant For Me is amazing. The HOTness factor is off the charts and the story is so well written I couldn’t put it down!!! It’s sweet and tender with an edgy quality that is amazing. This is definitely a MUST read! L.P. Dover you’ve done it again! Simply Wonderful!

The door to the arena room was open, and the moment we stepped in Claire gasped and I stared, wide-eyed at all the people. "Holy shit," I breathed in awe. "It's packed." 

Every single chair around the cage was occupied and there were people standing around everywhere. There were two guys already in the cage battling it out, except they looked to be part of the Lightweight division. When I fought several years ago, I was competing for the Heavyweight title. If they did fights in order of division then I would be going up there last."Hey, guys," Tyler exclaimed, carrying a beer in his hands. 

Disapprovingly, I glared at the beer and then back up to him. "You should know better than to get drunk before a fight. It makes you sloppy," I scolded him. 

I really didn't care either way what he did, but I knew better than to drink when I had to compete. Tyler chugged his beer and threw his cup in the trash a little too roughly. 

"I do know better than to drink when I have to fight, but unfortunately, I'm not fighting tonight," he announced. 

"Wait, what?" Claire cut in. "What do you mean you're not fighting? If you're not the one fighting Mason then who is?" 

Tyler glanced around the room with narrowed eyes until he found the person I was to fight and pointed to him. "That's the guy over there with the blue mohawk. I think you might know him. He said he owed you for something you did a long time ago. Care to explain," Tyler inquired curiously. 

Following the direction of Ty's pointed finger, I groaned when I saw the guy with the blue mohawk. Fuck, I knew who he was, or better yet, I knew his wife ... very well. 

"What is it Mason?" Claire asked worriedly. "Who is he?"

His name was Chase Benfield and I did the unthinkable by fucking his wife. Blowing out a frustrated breath, I lowered my head and began to explain, "Do you remember when I mentioned I had a dark past?"

"Yeah," she said, drawling out the word. "Let me guess, you fought him back in the day?"

I nodded. "Yes, but that wasn't just it." I didn't want to tell her what I did because I was ashamed of the way I acted and the way I did things. I was sure she would understand, hopefully, but I didn't want her thinking less of me.

Claire let go of my hand and crossed her arms over her chest defiantly. "Dammit, just tell me already. You did this same shit to me when I was keeping something from you."

"Fine," I gave in, "but I need you to know it was a long time ago and it was before I even met you. I was stupid and did lots of stupid things that I shouldn't have."

She rolled her eyes. "Let me guess, you slept with his girlfriend," she guessed blandly.

Sighing, I regretfully nodded my head and waited for the angry words to come spewing out of her mouth. Instead, she said, "So, what's the big deal? You slept with her. That shit happens all the time. Why would he be angry about that still?"

"Well," I began, "it was actually his wife and I hooked up with her in my prepping room during his fight for a spot at the Heavyweight title. His trainer had come looking for her and found us. Needless to say, word got back to Chase awfully fast."

Claire groaned and hung her head. "Oh, hell, this isn't going to be good.”

USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can't forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols.

Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written over nine novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.


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