Defending Hayden by L.P. Dover
(Second Chances #7)
Published by: Loveswept
Publication date: June 28th 2016
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspens
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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 seventeen 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.
You can contact L.P. Dover here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Can love bloom between the pages of a book?
When twenty-two-year-old Eva Price finally grows a pair and drops her highschool-sweetheart boyfriend turned jerk, the last thing on her mind is dating; all she wants to do is read her beloved fantasy novels and focus on her internship at the prestigious Vincent and Sons company.
But that’s hard when your boss is Alexander Vincent, the coldly arrogant and sinfully handsome CEO of Vincent and Sons. Every woman in the office wants him. But Alex’s overbearing, cancer-ridden father has other plans - Alex must marry a ‘high class’ girl before he dies in two months, or Alex loses his CEO position. Alex won’t let that happen, not when he’s sacrificed everything to make it to the top; his social life, his dominant sex life, and his happiness.
Fate is an ironic mistress, and Alex is a demanding master.
When Alex accidentally sends his only vice - a fantasy novel he’s been writing - to his intern Eva Price, he lies to keep his identity from her a secret. The timid Eva he sees in the office is nothing like the warm, witty girl who eagerly critiques his chapters with a hawk’s eye. Soon he’s imagining her in his bed, and in his life. With every emailed chapter their attraction to each other grows. But Eva is a normal girl - nowhere near high class enough for his father - and Alex’s time to find a wife is running out.
Will their fantasies bring them together, or force them apart?
Told in alternating viewpoints between Eva and Alexander, this is a standalone romance novel with a lot of angst, sweetness, and spice, suited for the 18+ crowd. If you enjoy slow-burning office romances, this is for you. Enjoy
Being an intern can be a great experience or can totally suck. Especially if it doesn’t pay you anything. Well for Eva working at an advertising company as an intern was a dream come true. Though when you have student loans to pay back and trying to not rely on anyone for help, life can be a little difficult.
This story is a mix of Beauty and the Beast meets Fifty Shades. It isn’t as graphic or smutty, there is only 2-3 actual sexual scenes.
I really like Eva. She is strong and spunky. She learns from her mistakes. It may take a while, but once it all comes together she is strong and determined to do what is right. She is compassionate to a fault. The dynamic she has with the children and the youth center is touching. She doesn’t come from money or an easy life. She is knows she has to be strong for herself.
One of my Favorite Lines in this story because it is SO TRUE!
HAHA, isn't that great. I have totally felt that way at the store. Anyways...
Alex is so hard headed. He learned to be that way from his adopted father. His goal was to find his younger sister and take care of her. They were separated by his adoption. Abused physical and verbally by the man he was supposed to call dad. Alex grew up with a coldness to anyone that may threaten his ability to be control, since he didn’t have any while he was younger.
He has two vises. One is constant need of control and domination in the bedroom. While the other deep obsession is fantasy novels. He grew up being read fantasy books by his birth mother and he doesn’t want to lose that connection he has with her.
Alex has his issues and they cause problems between Eva and him. Her strength and determination to be independent and not give up is exactly what Alex’s needs in his life. She also brings a sense of peace, while other parts of his daily life only bring on turmoil (and headaches).
There were two things I enjoyed about this book. First that youth center that Eva volunteers at. I love that she wants to help kids and be there for them. She is so good with all the children. Sometimes though I can’t tell if the kids are super young or just act young.
I also enjoy Alex’s dr/therapist. The woman has balls of steel (figuratively). She is tough with him when she needs to be, and compassionate when he is in trouble. She is like our Fairy God Mother in this story. Helping Alex and Eva along in their journey.
Now this book is the author’s debut novel. It is rough and needs editing, but the overall story is great.
The Hang Up
PR specialist Miriam Ashley makes her living cleaning up bad boys. Mountain climber-turned-CEO Jason Sanders should be an easy fix. And with a nephew to care for, he’s motivated. The problem? Every time she tries to help Jason get his head in the boardroom, they end up in the bedroom.
What the hell is she thinking? He’s the definition of off-limits. Not just because he’s a client—he spends his free time risking his life mountain climbing. The same thing that got her father killed. She’s not going to open her heart to a guy who could disappear at the drop of a…well, she’d rather not finish that thought.
She needs to leave complicated alone, but every time she sees Jason, something tells her it’s her who might fall…
Tawna Fenske is a romantic comedy author who writes humorous fiction, risqué romance, and heartwarming love stories with a quirky twist. Her offbeat brand of romance has been praised by Booklist as “A tame Carl Hiaasen on cupid juice,” and RT Book Reviews nominated her debut novel for contemporary romance of the year. Tawna is a fourth generation Oregonian who can peel a banana with her toes and who loses an average of 20 pairs of eyeglasses per year. She lives in Bend, Oregon with her husband, step kids, and a menagerie of ill-behaved pets.
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