Summary: 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.
Title: Roped In
Series: Armed & Dangerous #2
Author: L.P. Dover
Released: 19th October 2015
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance Suspense
Source: via IndieSage PR in exchange for an honest review.
I haven’t read a cowboy romance before and I can say now, I LOVE THEM! This is also my first L.P. Dover book and I LOVED IT! AAAHHHH Blake Evans, that is all! Hahahaha. Seriously, this book was one fabulously steamy and suspenseful read that had bits of everything for everyone. It was unpredictable, sizzling hot and I loved Hadley Rivers, she was always underestimated.
Hadley Rivers is a country music wonder that lives and breathes her music. Has had trouble with a stalker in the past, but everything seemed to settle down once she found a boyfriend. Her life has become hectic and now her tour is to begin. Hadley hasn’t had an easy time rising up the charts though, and some believe she only got to where she is from her daddy’s money. Hadley has proven herself and that she has what it takes to have the title of superstar.
It seems the stalker has upped the ante and Hadley is going away until the guy is caught. Her father has friends everywhere and with the Chief of Police being one of them, he knows of a very reliable and protective cowboy that has the perfect spot for Hadley to lie low.
Blake Evans inherited his Grandfather’s ranch and has fallen in love with breaking horses and raising cattle. When he received the call from his friend, Robert, Blake was not interested in babysitting a rich little Hollywood star that would expect pampering. But he’s in for a shock and won’t be able to resist for long.
I'm not going to be her servant, and she won't find any maids her. I'll keep her safe, but that's it. I won't be at her beck and call. If she wants to stay, she has to live by my rules. Got it?
Blake is not happy when Miss Hollywood turns up on his doorstep. Not being able to turn her away now, he puts her to work cleaning stalls and fending for herself. He pushed her buttons and he liked the fact she didn’t shy away or back down, actually fighting back and proving she wasn’t a pushover. Now it was just a waiting game.
It wasn’t long though before Hadley decided she’d had enough of the rude cowboy, Blake and runs. But what she doesn’t realise is what Blake does best is find people. It’s what he did as an undercover cop.
Blake’s opinion of Hadley changes once he realises he isn’t the soft Hollywood star he pegged her for. The more time they spend together, the more they enjoy the others company. Their attraction is obvious, but will Blake take action?
Will the stalker be found? Who is it? What about Hadley’s boyfriend? Will she continue on with her music after everything that happened? What is Blake’s story and why doesn’t he DO relationships?
A fantastic cowboy romance that had strong characters and unusual alliances. It was a fabulous insight into the world of undercover cooperatives and what lengths one will go to when the person they love is in danger. I am looking forward to reading the next book, High-Sided which is due out August 2016.
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About the Author
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 nine novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances 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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