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Intended for Bristol

Book 9, Second Chances - A Second Chances Novel

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L. P. Dover’s tantalizing Second Chances series scores once again as the Carolina Cougars’ infamous bad boy takes a shot at seducing a driven career woman who’s supposed to be out of bounds.

Trying to live down his very public indiscretions, Carolina Cougars kicker Jaxon Reed feels like the most hated man in the NFL. Fans and teammates alike treat him with the disrespect he figures he deserves. Unfortunately for them, Jaxon’s no easy target. As payback, he sets his sights on the quarterback’s sister: a sultry brunette who’s curvy, confident, and sexy as hell. But what begins as a revenge fling turns into so much more—a lesson in humanity, and in love.

Bristol Thomas doesn’t have time for games, especially those played by her brother’s Neanderthal teammates. A talented interior designer with lofty goals, she doesn’t know the first thing about football, or Jaxon—except that he’s exactly the type of man she usually avoids. But when his deep laugh and deeper kisses break through her walls, she becomes the target of a fan who’s obsessed with Jaxon. Now she needs to know that Jaxon has her back . . . because he already has her heart.

Don’t miss any of New York Times bestselling author L. P. Dover’s red-hot Breakaway novels:
Or these heartwarming Second Chances romances:
“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

Praise for Intended for Bristol

“Dover packs an emotional punch. . . . Deft plotting and a hair-raising finale elevate this pulse-pounding tale.”Publishers Weekly

“I loved this book.”—A Crazy Vermonter’s Book Reviews

“A fun and entertaining story . . . I can’t wait to read more books in this series.”—Cocktails & Books

“This is a loving book. I love all the characters in this series. L. P. Dover does not disappoint with this story.”—Alpha Book Review

“I just love this author’s amazing ability to tell stories that keep my undivided attention all throughout. This five-star love story with a touch a suspense kept me reading for hours on end.”—TDC Book Reviews

“[Intended for Bristol] provided me with sweet romance, some suspense, and escape from the world. I will certainly check out more books from the series.”—Musings of the Modern Belle

Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

From Publishers Weekly

Nov 07, 2016 – Dover packs an emotional punch with her third contemporary Second Chances sports romance (after Defending Hayden), set in Charlotte, N.C. Pro football player Jaxon "Jax" Reed is adamant about not getting entangled in emotional relationships. Then he falls hard for interior designer Bristol Thomas, not realizing that she's the sister of his most-hated teammate. After a cheating football player breaks her heart, the last thing Bristol wants is a relationship with a pro athlete, so Jax hires her to decorate his house as a way of getting closer to her. Pressures mount on all sides: Jax's dying mother is thrilled that her commitment-phobic son has finally met his match, and a vicious woman with whom he had a one-night stand threatens to ruin the nascent relationship. At first, Jax is extremely hard to like; he's the stereotypical jerk athlete who sleeps with anything in a skirt and thinks he's God's gift to women. But his vulnerability soon begins to show, particularly with his love for his mother and his relationship with Bristol. Bristol is both sassy and sweet, and easy to relate to. Deft plotting and a hair-raising finale elevate this pulse-pounding tale.

Customer Reviews

Touching with some suspense

Jaxon sure comes off as a dirtbag to start. As his history is revealed, I came to like him more. He has created issues for others on the team, but this story is about his taming. Bristol fights for his love when she realizes how much Jaxon means to her. I loved the strength she showed when dealing with the other teammates and a stalker. This is part of a series, and I have enjoyed all of the stories including this one. I recommend this story and series.

I received a copy of this book through Netgalley, and this is my unsolicited review.


I was given an ARC by Netgalley and Loveswept.
Jaxon is trying to change his life for the better until he meets Bristol were he must keep his life a secret.
Bristol Thomas doesn't like football players. Will the secrets come between them or will love conquer!!!

Sizzling Chemistry!

Sizzling Chemistry, emotional and suspense? This is a sports romance about the troublemaker, the ladies man of the team. Jaxon Reed is one of the best kickers in the league, but he hasn't made it easy on himself with his teammates. He has done some terrible things to them, which has lead to a reputation of one of the worst on his team. As he works to redeem himself with his team, he is sidelined, when a new quarterback that he doesn't like, Ryan Delaney joins the team. Jaxon quickly reverts back to his old ways to get to the arrogant quarterback.

Bristol Thomas works for a prestigious architectural firm, and moved to Carolina about a year ago to get away from a cheating ex boyfriend who really did a number on her. He was a professional football player in Texas and she has no intentions of being with another football player ever again. When her half brother is traded to the Carolina Cougars she is excited to see him again and goes to meet him at a bar where the players hang out.

Waiting for her brother at the bar, Bristol meets a gorgeous man in an Armani suit with beautiful amber eyes and there is an instant attraction, but when he leaves to takes a call she doesn't know if she will see him again. When Jaxon comes back to find the beautiful Bristol with the arrogant Ryan, he knows now what he must do to get over on him, take his girl away. But as Jaxon sets his plan in action he doesn't count on one thing, falling for the beautiful Bristol.

But what will happen when Bristol finds out who Jaxon really is? Will Bristol forgive his lies? But there are also some twists and turns that will keep you in suspense as Jaxon's past indiscretions may ruin his future.

I voluntarily agreed to receive a ARC through NetGalley and post a honest review.

Intended for Bristol
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  • Category: Contemporary
  • Published: Dec 06, 2016
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 320 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 9, Second Chances
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