Catching Summer by L.P. Dover Blog Tour

Title: Catching Summer Series: A Second Chances Novel Author: L.P. Dover Genre: Romantic Suspense Published: April 5, 2016
Former nurse Summer Jacobs has seen her fair share of suffering, but she never expected tragedy to hit so close to home. After watching her husband die in the MMA ring, Summer spends the next two years fighting her way through the darkness. The last thing she needs is another hardheaded athlete turning her life upside down. But that’s exactly what happens when she meets a gridiron star who’s as skilled at stealing hearts as he is at snagging passes.
Carolina Cougars wide receiver Evan Townsend usually has no problem winning fans, so he’s intrigued when Summer shoots down his go-to plays for winning a woman’s attention. Never one to back down from a challenge, Evan turns up the heat, setting off sparks that neither can deny. But as his slow seduction begins to chase away Summer’s pain, he gets the feeling that someone is desperate to keep them apart. Now Evan will do anything to protect her—because he never misses a chance to make a perfect catch.

“L. P. Dover knows how to create the men who make us swoon, the book boyfriends we all want.”—New York Times bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin
“L. P. Dover masterfully weaves together agonizing heartbreak and swoon-worthy romance with ultimate suspense. This second-chance love story had me flipping the pages from the very first scene, craving more with each twist and turn.”—USA Today bestselling author L. B. Simmons

“A moving story of love and loss that will stay with you long after you finish reading.”—USA Today bestselling author Kelly Jamieson
“A charming, well-written story with great dialogue and likable characters.”—Cocktails and Books
“I really enjoyed this book. The characters were well developed and I was hooked . . . to find out what’s going to happen next.”—A Crazy Vermonter’s Book Reviews
New York Times and 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 fifteen novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off 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. L.P. Dover is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.

Catching Summer (Second Chances, #6)Catching Summer by L.P. Dover
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Received from NetGalley for an honest review…
Summer has spent the last two years in therapy trying to overcome the horrific death of her husband in front of her. Trying to move on has been hard for her, but she is finally ready. Evan, the quarterback of the local NFL team has watched Summer from a distance and when he sees she is open to more than a friendship, he takes a chance.

As with all of L.P. Dover’s stories, there is more than just the surface level. These stories are well written, with many layers, they grip you right from the start and don’t let go; even when the story is over, you still think about it. The characters are real, they aren’t perfect, they have flaws. I think that’s one of the best things about Mrs. Dover’s writing, the characters. They are real. Good or bad, they are alive. You feel that you are in the middle of it, watching it all, instead of just reading a story.

This is part of the Second Chances series, but as with the rest, it can be read as a standalone. Characters from some of her other series are mentioned, but you don’t need to read them. You should, but that’s only because they are also amazing stories.

Reviewed by Cryssy :)

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