Title: Roped In
Series: Armed and Dangerous
Author: L.P. Dover
Genre: Romantic Suspense Stand Alone
Release Date: October 19, 2015
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.
“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.
“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.”
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of L.P.’s. I’ve read most of her books, and there isn’t one of them I don’t love.
This one is definitely no exception. Blake Evans is my new favorite character of hers. Sexy undercover cop, hardworking rancher, and he has a way with animals. He’s cocky, surly, but once you get past that, he’s fiercely loyal and protective. What’s not to love?
Hadly Rivers is a superstar country singer. She’s got legions of fans, an over protective father, and hit after hit on the radio. She’s also got a crazy stalker intent on making her his. She’s honest, hardworking, sweet and spunky. She’s the kind of girl you’d love to be friends with because she’s genuine through and through. Not an ounce of pretension.
This book is a perfect blend of attraction and suspense. There are many excellent secondary characters that I adore. I love the banter between Blake and Hadly when their arrangement first begins. It’s fun to see how they develope from protector/protected into friends, then lovers. The transition is smooth, not rushed.
What I love most though, is the surprise L.P. throws into the mix. It’s one of those that you never see coming and makes you giddy because it’s so fantastic.
There is some mild violence, and cussing. Some incredibly hot sex scenes. Nothing graphic or that would cause any trigger warnings.
Meet Blake and Hadly. Get Roped In to their story.
You’ll be glad you did.
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.