Thursday, October 22, 2015

Book Release and Review: Roped In by L.P. Dover (Armed & Dangerous #2)

Title: Roped In
Series: Armed and Dangerous #2
Author: L.P. Dover
Genre: Romantic Suspense Stand Alone
Release:  October 19, 2015
Photo taken by: Regina Wamba at Mae I Design and Photography


Who says a wild heart can’t be tamed?
For years, I lived for the job and let it control me. Violence was all I knew. I protected, killed, and served. My name is Blake Evans, one of the best undercover cops in the country. I thought I was about to live a quiet life on my ranch in Wyoming until an old friend showed up and changed everything. He brought me her, Hadley Rivers, country music sensation and the one woman I couldn't have. I didn't want her but she had me completely roped in.

My job is to protect her, to keep her away from some psycho who wants her for himself. However, there's more to her story than I was led to believe. I promised to keep her safe and I won't back down . . . even if I have to die trying. I can't let him have her.


Blake was a little ways ahead, but stopped and turned around. “You okay back there, princess?”
I waved him on. “Don’t worry about me!” I shouted. Picking up my pace, I reached down and grabbed a handful of snow. Each step he took, I did double to catch up to him. My fingers were numb from the snow, but I was almost there. Just a few more steps . . . 
Blake sidestepped and tackled me out of nowhere, making me scream. His feet slipped and we both fell to the ground, laughing as we rolled around in the snow. He ended up pinning me to the ground, his legs straddling my waist and his body flush with mine. I shivered and it wasn’t because of the snow.
“You should know better than to sneak up on someone like me,” he said. His eyes strayed to my lips.
“I didn’t think you’d hear me,” I whispered breathlessly.
“You’d be surprised what I notice, princess.” He trailed a finger down my cheek to my rapidly beating heart. “Like how your heart is racing right now. I didn’t know I had that effect on you.” I blew out a nervous breath and he smiled, his lips getting closer to mine. “Tell me what you want,” he murmured.
“I can’t.”
“Because once I say the words, I can’t take them back.”
He brought his hands to my face, his thumbs tracing my cheeks. “Maybe this will help.” His lips closed over mine and I melted against him, willingly giving in. I’d never been kissed like that and I didn’t want it to stop. I wanted more. He pushed his tongue inside and I moaned as the heat rose between my legs. Holy hell, I wanted him. Rocking my hips up into him, I dug my nails in his back and he growled, pulling away.
“F*ck, Hadley.”
“What’s wrong?” I asked, breathing hard.
He brushed the hair off my face and kissed me again. “You make me want things I can’t have.”
I nodded. He said exactly what I was thinking. “I know how you feel.”

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My Review
Roped In starts off great, with a feisty leading lady in Hadley, and a pain-in-the-butt alpha male in Blake butting heads and introducing tension right from the start. I love how Hadley doesn't let Blake break her, and that she gives as good as she gets. They are both strong-willed characters which makes for good reading.
I did have an issue with just how quickly everything moved between them in the story-it just didn't feel genuine to me. My other issue was in the last third of the book with the complication that arises after Blake is finally heading to see Hadley after his mission in Texas. I thought that what happened after that point just added too much extra to the story to the point that it felt like it was going overboard. Hadley already had the drama with her original stalker, so what happened toward the last third of the book just felt like it was too much to me.
Other than that, Roped In was an entertaining read with with a spirited couple that gave a good dose of excitement for the reader. Recommended for 18+ due to adult language and sexual content.


Author Bio:

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 fifteen 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.

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There is a giveaway for a $25 Amazon gift card and a paperback of Roped In

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