He’s got every reason to be cocky . . . until a female cuts him down to size.
I’m Dallas Easton, the best goaltender in the league. I make a damn good living playing hockey, and with women falling at my feet wherever I go, why not enjoy it? I get whatever I want, whenever I want—that is, until I come across the one player who gets the best of me on the ice.
When I try to pummel the dude, all hell breaks loose. Imagine my surprise when the helmet comes off to reveal a woman underneath. And not just any woman, but the sexiest woman I’ve ever seen. Callie Davis is the complete opposite of the puck bunnies I usually go for, a good girl with sick moves and a selfless streak a mile wide. I need to make amends, but she dodges me at every turn. It doesn’t help that Callie’s brother hates my guts, or that my agent thinks she’s bad for my career.
But I could care less what they think. I can’t let our little run-in on the ice be the end of our story. Because when I set my sights on something, I won’t rest until I score.
Don’t miss any of New York Times bestselling author L. P. Dover’s red-hot Breakaway novels:
HARD STICK | BLOCKED
Or these heartwarming Second Chances romances:
CATCHING SUMMER | DEFENDING HAYDEN | INTENDED FOR BRISTOL
“L. P. Dover knows how to create the men who make us swoon, the book boyfriends we all want.”—New York Times bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin
Praise for Blocked
“I enjoyed all the secondary characters and can’t wait to read more books in this series. I really enjoyed this fast-paced, fun story.”—Cocktails & Books
“A sexy, sweet female hockey player who can put a cocky goalie in his place? Yes, please! I love everything L. P. Dover writes and Blocked was no exception. Can’t wait for more in the Breakaway series.”—Sophia Henry, author of the Pilots Hockey series
“An entertaining, comedic romance.”—Addicted2Books Blog
“I love diving into a book that . . . lets me get lost. I will definitely read more books by L.P. Dover. Her writing style is perfect for my reading style, fast and to the point.”—Books & Boys Book Blog
“L. P. Dover knows how to write a fabulous hockey read that revolves around two strong characters with an incredibly funny supportive cast.”—Lager & Lefse Book Blog (five stars)
This ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Dover's middling second Breakaway hockey contemporary (after Hard Stick), which features the alternating voices of a hunky, hot-tempered goalie and a feisty nurse, gets off to a slow start. Dallas Easton, star of the Charlotte Strikers, tries to pick up a charming young woman at a party, only to be decked by her boyfriend. Fortunately, ER nurse Callie Davis is there to help until the paramedics arrive. Hers is the last face he sees before his lights go out. Once Dallas comes to, he decides Callie's the only woman for him. Too coincidentally, one of Callie's three brothers is a Strikers teammate, but he knows Dallas is a playboy and vows to keep him from breaking her heart. Dover throws out a few silly roadblocks before Dallas inevitably wins Callie over. This tale is predictable and unchallenging, but it will hold some charm for romance fans who enjoy fluffier stories.
BLOCKED is the second book in the Breakaway series about the Charlotte Strikers hockey team. Each book is a standalone, although all the characters are interconnected. L. P. Dover is one my favorite authors and I always enjoy everything she writes, especially, her hockey series.
This is a sweet and heartwarming story about Dallas Easton, the goalie for the Strikers. He is a bad boy who enjoys playing hockey, drinking and being with a different woman every night. However, that all changes when he meets Callie, the sister of one of his teammates. Dallas grew on me as the story progressed. He has always been the type of guy who doesn't care about anyone but himself and he has a reputation as a bad boy with a volatile temper. However, once he meets Callie, everything changes. He only wants her and he isn't interested in anyone else. He has an uphill battle trying to convince Callie and her protective brothers he has changed.
After growing up with three brothers Callie has learned to stand up for herself and she is also a good hockey player. She loves working as a nurse and is dedicated to her job. Callie is the first woman who hasn't fallen at Dallas’ feet. She makes him work for a chance to be with her. Dallas and Callie work well together and have a lot chemistry. I enjoyed all the secondary characters and can't wait to read more books in this series. I really enjoyed this fast paced, fun story.
Thanks to the author for providing a copy of this book vIa Cocktails and Books and Netgalley. The opinions expressed are my own.
Review: Breakaway 2: Blocked
Blocked by L.P. Dover is the second standalone romance in her Breakaway hockey series. While each book stands alone with different characters and their own HEA, the timeline is sequential and would be better enjoyed reading order, but it isn't necessary.
Blocked is a teammate/enemy's sister romance where the bad boy Dallas has to not only win over the girl he already stepped wrong with but ALSO try and win over her brother and his teammate that hates him.
Dallas is aggressive and mean and while he is fiercely loyal to those he lets close, there aren't many that he does let in.
Callie is tough, an ER and Surgical nurse and has been playing hockey with her brothers for as long as she can remember. When she pulls some dirty hockey moves on Dallas while he is in goal in a shoot-out game against her brothers he mistakes her for a man and nearly hits her. Shocked, guilty and extremely remorseful he starts the path to redemption and not only wins Callie's forgiveness but also her heart.
Callie is making Dallas, who she is REALLY attracted to, work for every moment with her. Except she realizes that while he has his anger issues he is completely different from who she assumed he was. His character is solid and he means well - except on the ice.
A tumultuous journey of forgiveness, love in unexpected places, family bonds and more. Well-written and well-paced I am definitely looking forward to the next book in the series, Playmaker. Enjoy!
Sexy & Sweet!
Goal! Great read! Blocked is funny, heartwarming and hot! Between a hot as hell hunk with all the moves that don't quit and a smart witty, beautiful sister of a fellow player, who turn his world upside down. his book will keep you glued to the pages.
Dallas was one lucky guy, he had it all. Good looks, ripped body, more money than he could spend and more woman then he could handle. It was great to be him! As the starting goalie for the Charlotte Strikers, and soon to be on the reality TV show Rich and Single as their bachelor, life was good. But when he trips up a fellow players sibling and pulls off their mask to punch them, he comes face to face with the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. He will have to grovel and beg as well as change his bad boy ways if he wants to get any time with this teammates sister.
Callie works full-time as a emergency and surgical nurse. Living with her siblings. But when Dallas, her brother’s team mate with the bad boy reputation and a drop dead gorgeous hunk sets his site on her and doesn’t want to take no for an answer, she has to set her true feelings for him aside, to make sure she wasn’t just another notch on his hockey stick.
But with a sexy hunk putting out all the moves in his repertoire to get her in his bed, will she be able to trust what they have? Will Callie let down her guard long enough to fall? Will Dallas find something he never knew he needed? You will have a hard time putting this down, as you find out the answers to these questions.Don't pass this one up get it now!
I voluntarily received and reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.