Review Tour: Hard Stick by L.P. Dover

Title: Hard Stick
Series: A Breakaway Novel
Author: L.P. Dover
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: June 13, 2017
Publisher: Random House/Loveswept
He carries a big stick. And he’s not afraid to use it.

On the ice, I’m Kellan Carter, powerhouse enforcer for the Charlotte Strikers. Off the ice, I’m just a regular guy. The last thing I want is to get mobbed by a bunch of groupies who are only after me for my fame and money. My ideal woman knows how to enjoy a little good, clean fun—and maybe some not-so-clean fun too. That’s the kind of girl I’d never let go.
When Kristen Robinson, the gorgeous, down-to-earth bartender I’ve been crushing on, agrees to let me take her out, I’m thrilled. We have an amazing night together, culminating in the most electrifying kiss of my life—and that’s it. Kristen tells me we can’t see each other again, but I know that kiss meant as much to her as it did to me. What I don’t know is that Kristen has a dangerous secret. . . .
I’ve proved to Kristen that she can trust me with her body and her heart. But when her past comes back to haunt her, I need to prove that she can trust me with her life. And I might have to get my hands dirty after all.
** Hard Stick is an action-packed romantic suspense. Just to warn you, the story line does NOT center around hockey. The main character plays but a lot of the book is set outside of the rink. **

“L. P. Dover did a great job with this book and if you know going into that it has more of a suspenseful love story, you might not be so surprised. I recommend this book. I couldn’t put it down.”—Wicked Love of Books

“I loved this book! A great romantic/suspenseful story with a HEA (and it also involved sports which is always a plus with me). I really liked the author’s style of writing.”—Rebel Spinster (five stars)

Hard Stick may have been my first L. P. Dover novel, but it won’t be my last. I am so excited to see what’s next in the Breakaway series.”—A Novel Glimpse

Hard Stick (Breakaway #1) by L.P. Dover
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

He carries a big stick. And he’s not afraid to use it.

Ain’t that the truth!!!! Oh boy, absolute best use of a hockey stick ever. It really got my blood pumping. But enough about my blood… let’s talk about Hard Stick.

I didn’t read the blurb because I saw who the author was. I said “gimme, gimme, gimme” and Naughty Book Blog complied. (Thanks Heather!) I have a huge love for L.P.’s MMA fighters which transitioned into a love for Jason and Aylee and well…next thing you know, I’m Armed and Dangerous. It’s safe to say, I’m a fan. But I was confused in the first few chapters because I didn’t read the blurb. FYI, reading the blurb will alleviate any forehead lines and unnecessary eye brow scrunching. Meh, too late for me.

Back to the task at hand, as a connoisseur of L.P. Dover books, I had no trouble offering up my time to lick covers and read pages. (Don’t tell me you wouldn’t consider licking the cover. You, my friend, are lying.) So I was pleasantly surprised by the twist of the tale but equally heartbroken by the catalyst. Yes, I cried. No, I am not ashamed. Maybe I’m still upset. 🙅

Heartbreak aside it moved quickly. I swear I just startew when I finished it but then I noticed the clock. I like it keeps moving. it’s a great way to start the series off with a bang. I am leaning towards B being the next story. But if he isn’t, don’t tell me- I will leave it a surprise by not reading the blurb. My only complaint and it’s teeny tiny is I didn’t get my chance with the stick. L.P. I really think writing me in and giving me the quirky weirdo neighbor will work. Just make sure I get stick time! (smirking gleefully)

So here’s what you missed in my rambling:

– drama and an exit
– working in a bar surrounded by hot horny hockey players
– possible attraction but, yeah, honey ain’t interested…
– well not really interested…
– no, not at all
– what time is our date?

You had to know. The book end right there. No date, nothing…
Okay, I’m teasing. But you knew I don’t give spoilers so what are you waiting for, one click it now. While we wait for L.P. to write me in, you have plenty of time to catch up on her other reads. Please promise to message me what you think of the twins. I will be waiting.

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 tennis, 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 novel 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.
L.P. Dover is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency and Italia Gandolfo of Gandolfo Helin & Fountain Literary Management for dramatic rights.