Playmaker by LP Dover Blog Tour with Theresa's Review

Title: Playmaker
Series: Breakaway #3
Author: L.P. Dover
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 27, 2018
He knows every play in the book. But she’s calling the shots.
I’m Maddox Ledger, all-star winger and the reason the Charlotte Strikers killed it in the playoffs. Yeah, the tabloids like to call me arrogant. A real hothead. All I see is a guy who plays to win. Wreaking havoc on the ice, breaking a few hearts—that’s all just part of the game. And I’m sure as hell not sitting on the bench.
When my teammate asks me to be in his wedding party, I can’t refuse. Lucky for me, the bridesmaid I’m paired with is the definition of eye candy, but she’s so much more than that. Lacey Easton is totally irresistible and she makes me want to be a better man. A glimpse of bare shoulder takes me back to a steamy, two-week Vegas tryst I can’t forget. One I’m eager to repeat.
Suddenly our one-night stand is turning into the sequel. Still, Lacey’s keeping secrets. She doesn’t trust me. And maybe I deserve it. But I know more than she thinks I do and there’s no chance I’m letting her get away—or letting another guy take what is mine. This time, I’m playing for keeps.
Playmaker by L.P. Dover is the third book in the Breakaway Series.  A favorite hockey series of mine, especially after reading Callie and Dallas's book, I could not wait to get my hands on Maddox's story.  

Maddox and Lacey are married in Las Vegas, they have an amazing vacation together until she leaves in the middle of the night without a word...or her real name.  After employing a PI to find his wife, Maddox finds out that she is none other than the sister of one of his teammates, Dallas Easton.  Maddox bids his time until Dallas's wedding before he confronts his wife in an effort to win her back.

Lacey is doing her residency in New York and while she knows it was best to walk away, she still loves Maddox.  Seeing him at her brother's wedding was bad enough without having to walk down the aisle with him.  Lacey tries everything in her power to push him away, but Maddox is determined to make thing work with her, they have a connection he has never been able to experience with anyone else.

The ups and downs of this story keeps you enthralled, especially with all of the testosterone flying around from a bunch of hockey players.  You will absolutely enjoy reading what happens with Maddox and Lacey.  I couldn't wait to see if they made it or if they hit the boards.

I want Brendon's story next!!  Hint hint

3.5 stars

“And we’ll be right back,” Maddox announced, grabbing my wrist.
He pulled me away, and I went willingly with him. I glanced back at Braeden and he started toward us, but I shook my head, stopping him midstep. Maddox turned the corner, his eyes burning like fire.
“I thought I could get through this, but I can’t. I’m so fucking tired of the lies. I know who you are, Lacey.”
My heart stopped. I pretended to be stupid. “Of course, you know who I am. Stop being silly. We need to get back to the wedding.”
He stepped closer, caging me against the wall, with his lips so close to mine. “No,” he growled low. “I mean, I know who you are . . . Paige.” Keeping his eyes on mine, he glided a hand down my bare back and reached inside my dress, circling his fingers around my strawberry birthmark. My whole body broke out in chills. “Did you seriously think I wouldn’t recognize you?”
“Took you long enough,” I snapped.
“Oh, I knew who you were right after you left me in Vegas.” My mouth dropped. “Yeah, that’s right, sunshine. A well-paid private investigator can find out anything.”

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.

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