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Defending Hayden: A Second Chances Novel by [Dover, L.P.]
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Defending Hayden: A Second Chances Novel Kindle Edition

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Length: 227 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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The Carolina Cougars keep fighting for love as the Second Chances series from bestselling author L. P. Dover continues! In Defending Hayden, a damaged football star teams up with the only woman who can take the pain away.
No one’s tougher than Carolina Cougars linebacker Derek McLaughlin. But when a fatal car accident claims the life of his girlfriend, Derek finds himself caught in a destructive spiral of drugs, alcohol, and meaningless sex. But not even a string of one-night stands can ease the hurt. Football is all he has left. Then fate leads him back to the scene of the crash, and into the arms of a kind, gorgeous woman who sees past his façade to the man he once was . . . and can be again.
When a chance roadside encounter brings Derek into her life, veterinarian Hayden Hunter isn’t fooled by his bad attitude: All bark and no bite, he’s hiding a wounded heart beneath that gruff demeanor. And Hayden wants to be the one to kiss it all better. Soon they both find that a dose of passion is potent medicine. But when a hidden enemy lashes out at Hayden, Derek steps up to do what he does best: put his body on the line in the name of love.

Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1466 KB
  • Print Length: 227 pages
  • Publisher: Loveswept (28 June 2016)
  • Sold by: PRH US
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0165I3WGY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #76,668 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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Derek is spinning out of control after a car accident that took too much from him. After coming to grips with his loss, he's headed back to the team and the game he loves. Meeting a sweet and perfect woman should make him happy, but he can't afford to be hurt again...

Hayden is a veterinarian with a big heart, trying to make the world a little bit better one animal at a time. After a disaster of a relationship she isn't keen on jumping back into anything, even with a sexy and charming football player.

This is the first story I have read by this author and I was completely won over! I love a great story with fantastic characters and enough heat to singe and this one didn't disappoint! Derek and Hayden both had pasts they had to overcome and obstacles on the way to finding happiness. The story is a slow burn in the beginning, with a wonderful build-up of both stories and the characters you fall in love with. Derek is charming, sexy, smart and devoted. Hayden is intelligent, beautiful, clever and fun. The characters are fully developed and you become invested in them reaching a HEA. The passion and connection between the main characters is captivating. There are so many colorful secondary characters that you'll find yourself laughing out loud more than once. The story itself was brilliantly written and had enough unique twists that's it was fresh and exciting the entire time. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a sports romance, an exciting sexy read or simply a brilliantly written story.

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Defending Hayden is a perfect young adult read and deals well with themes such as grief, loss, betrayal and ultimately hope. This is not, however, a manual on how to cope when faced with loss or betrayal. Rather it is a nicely woven story featuring two very real characters in veterinarian Hayden and pro footballer Derek. There were times when I thought Derek was too good to be true only to have him show his human side. The plot moves quite quickly and if the ending was a tiny bit predictable I forgave author LP Dover anyway because I enjoyed reading this story.
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Liked it, but it was nothing new, nothing exciting
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