Catching Summer by LP Dover: Review

Posted April 8, 2016 in review Tags: ,

Catching Summer by LP Dover: ReviewCatching Summer by L.P. Dover
Pages: 246

Series: Second Chances #6
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Also in this series: Defending Hayden, Intended for Bristol
Also by this author: Turn of the Moon, Roped In, Resisting the Moon, Defending Hayden, Intended for Bristol, Trigger, Target, Hard Stick, Aim, Christmas With You: an anthology, Claimed by the Moon, Craving the Fight
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Falling for someone can be dangerous, especially when someone wants to take them away from you. But what happens when fighting for the one you love could cost them their life?
For over two years, Summer Jacobs has tried to get her life back on track. A former nurse and now a prestigious restaurant owner, she’s living the dream just like her husband wanted. After watching him get killed in the MMA ring and almost losing her life herself, it left a scar on her soul. The thought of moving on scares her, but the local NFL star, Evan Townsend, is determined to catch her heart.
Forced to work with him and the football team, Summer succumbs to his relentless attempts at capturing her heart. He has the power to heal her, but there’s someone out there who wants to keep them apart. Even if it means getting rid of Evan permanently. Summer is being chased by hidden dangers and it’s up to Evan to catch her. The question is . . . will he get to her in time?

Catching Summer
LP Dover

what i think

I wasn’t sure what to expect from Catching Summer! I haven’t read much from LP Dover except her PNR series. I enjoyed that but I was still hesitant to try this book. First, I am not a big fan of the death of a spouse trope. I think its so difficult to try and honor the dead spouse but still let the living spouse move on. Its really tough to do without it coming off as a bit cold or callous. However, Dover did a great job. I think that giving us an insight into the 2 years of therapy and pain Summer had gone through was important to allow me to believe in her relationship with Evan. I think it was also important that she had known Evan for years (he is her sisters best friends brother) so Evan knew exactly what Summer had been through. And Evan-super swoony! He was a perfect blend of a little alpha and a little beta. He wasn’t all neanderthal ish but he was dominate enough to be hot.  He and Summer addressed her dead husband directly and spoke freely about him and that helped me see the honesty and trust in their relationship.

The twist in the book comes in the form of a terrible car accident. I didn’t see the twist coming and I surly didn’t expect everything after! Good job keeping me guessing! I’m so glad I picked up this book. LP Dover has made me realize that the death of a spouse trope can work when its done perfectly-and she did an amazing job!


  • POV: Dual
  • Tears: A few
  • Trope: Dead Spouse, Famous football player
  • Triggers: attempted rape
  • Cliffhanger: No
  • HEA: View Spoiler »

if you liked

Ryker by Sawyer Bennett, Everything She Wanted by Jennifer Ryan, The Strongest Steel by Scarlett Cole…then you will probably like Catching Summer!

where to get it

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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 countless novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, the Armed & Dangerous series, the Royal Shifters 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.

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