Title: Off the Ice
A Breakaway Novel
Author: L.P. Dover
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: October 16, 2018
He’s always made the scoring plays, both on and off the ice, but this time he has a new goal … the one for Meghan’s heart.
I’m Justin Davis, all-star center for the Charlotte Strikers. For years, I chased the spotlight, not only with hockey, but through television as well. That’s why I decided to play the bachelor on Rich and Single. Unfortunately, I was stuck with a fake fiancée from hell who I couldn’t stand to be around. Now that our contract is up, I’m allowed to do whatever I want, with whoever I want. I plan to take full advantage of my newfound freedom.
After being on the show, people don’t recognize me for hockey anymore, even with just winning the Stanley Cup for my team. That’s why I’m spending the off season in a remote cabin in Wyoming where the chances of people knowing me are slim. Space is what I need, but when a down to earth beauty needs help on her ranch, I can’t resist. Meghan Taylor is exactly what I’ve been looking for, even though I’m not the kind of man she wants.
Getting her to see the real me has its challenges, but the more time I spend with her, the easier it is for her to see that I’m not the same guy she knows from TV. Being away from the media is one thing, but as soon as I’m back in the spotlight, I’m afraid it’ll change what we have. I don’t want to lose her, but I also can’t hide away in Wyoming forever. It’s a choice I’m not ready to make.
L.P. Dover does it again with Off the Ice, she grabbed me with the very first page and held me until the very last and knowing this was the last book in the series I was truly sad that it ended. I would love to see a Novella come out at some point to catch us up with all four couples but I guess only time will tell if she plans on doing that...maybe as a holiday surprise *hint* *hint*
Anyway back to the book, I have enjoyed Justin throughout the series and I was really curious as to how he would get his HEA because we all knew there was no way he was going to be staying with his fiancée, Miranda, that he was forced to become engaged to on the television show he was a part of for a while. Miranda was one crazy a$$ woman and I don't blame him for wanting to be as far away from her as possible.
This story takes place during the off season and is mostly set in Wyoming where Justin goes to get away from everything once the season has ended and he breaks off his engagement to Miranda. This is also where Justin meets his neighbor Meghan, a widowed mother of an eight year old daughter, Ellie. Meghan and Justin had great chemistry but even more than that they developed a great friendship, I personally found this appealing. It was more than just hooking up for both of them and you could tell that from the very beginning. They did have obstacles and some of them were very exciting to watch but overall this was a sweet and steamy romance with a HEA.
While this book can be read as a standalone, it is the last book in the series so I would recommend reading all of the books in order that way you have all the couples back stories since they all make appearances, that way you will enjoy this story even more. Happy Reading!!!
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 golf, 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 novels It Must’ve Been the Mistletoe and 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.