Overview

**A STEAMY, romantic suspense by USA TODAY Bestselling author, L.P. Dover. If you love strong and sexy MMA fighters then this book is for you.**

Fighting for someone’s heart is more challenging than fighting for a title.

For a time, many years ago, love had grown, love was made, and in the end … love was lost. The decision to leave had been the worst mistake Shelby Dawson could have ever made. However, at the time—ten years ago—she felt her ...
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Fighting for Love

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Overview

**A STEAMY, romantic suspense by USA TODAY Bestselling author, L.P. Dover. If you love strong and sexy MMA fighters then this book is for you.**

Fighting for someone’s heart is more challenging than fighting for a title.

For a time, many years ago, love had grown, love was made, and in the end … love was lost. The decision to leave had been the worst mistake Shelby Dawson could have ever made. However, at the time—ten years ago—she felt her secret needed to stay hidden, even if it broke her heart and the heart of the man she loved. Back then, he was all hers and she was all his, but now things have changed and he isn’t the same guy she knew.

He happens to be the well-known MMA Heavyweight champion and famous bad boy, Matt ‘The Destroyer’ Reynolds, who once before struggled to help his family pay the bills. Now, he has money flowing with each undefeated win and an insurmountable number of women filling his bed. Everything is perfect for the illustrious fighter, until one day it all changes. In walks the girl from his past, the same girl who promised to stick by him but left and never looked back.

Their second chance to make things right will not come easy, for when one mistake is made an unwelcome consequence soon follows. Someone out there wants to rip them apart and they won’t stop until Matt and Shelby pay the ultimate price … their love.
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Editorial Reviews

Book Crazy - Kendall McCubbin
"Romantic. Emotional. Suspenseful. Fighting for Love had it all! Full of heartache and emotion, it also had plenty of sexy scenes too! Do not miss grabbing your copy! You won't regret it!" ~Book Crazy.
Bawaka's Book Fair - Kim Walker
“Fighting for Love definitely enters the arena as a hard hitter! L.P. Dover has once again written about an MMA fighter who will definitely steal your heart! DEFINITE MUST READ!” ~ Bawaka's Book Fair.
Two Sassy Chicks - Jennifer Mitchell
"Very intense and full of steam. Matt shows us that sometimes the biggest fights in life aren't fought for just a title ... but for the heart. LOVED it!” ~Two Sassy Chicks.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149248445
  • Publisher: L.P. Dover
  • Publication date: 3/8/2014
  • Series: A Second Chances standalone , #4
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 447
  • Sales rank: 4,593
  • File size: 810 KB

Meet the Author

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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  • Posted March 14, 2014

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    My rating: 3 of 5 ¿¿ Ten years ago Shelby though she









    My rating: 3 of 5 ¿¿




    Ten years ago Shelby though she was making the right decision in setting free the man she loved so he could pursue his dreams. Slight miscalculation on her part was that she never bothered asking him what he wanted. Over the years she had much cause to regret that decision, and even after all this time had not been able to completely let go. Of course, just as Shelby is getting ready to take that first step, who else but the source of her years of pining would make a sudden appearance in her life. But now in the form of subject matter for an article she has just been assigned to write on the MMA Heavyweight Champion, "The Destroyer".




    Years of hard work and dedicated training have paid of for Matt Reynolds, and now that he has reigned in his 'wilder' side, he hopes he can settle into a steadier groove after winning the championship. He had come from very little, but had managed to make something of himself, it was time to treasure that. When his manager suggested an article for a renowned fitness publication would help boost his image, Matt didn't hesitate a moment. That is, until he was introduced to the writer of said article..... a woman he had tried hard to forget for years, the same woman who he had never been able to completely remove from his heart.




    To say their unexpected reunion was a surprise is an understatement. Both Matt and Shelby are shaken by the encounter, and although Shelby runs, this time Matt is not going to let her get away easily. Even though it's been years, he still wants some answers and if possible a look to see if there is anything left between them. When cornered, Shelby tries to explain her reasons for leaving back then, although she still doesn't share everything with him. A decision she may come to regret.




    When a long-time nemesis gets a lead on some damaging information, he does not hesitate to try and use it to drive a wedge between Matt and Shelby and threatens to break apart what has only just been rediscovered....




    ****




    The story is not unfamiliar...... rejected years ago only to find each other again with an opportunity to clear up any remaining misunderstandings, leaving out one crucial detail that threatens to end the blissful reunion yet a second time around!
    This particular version made a bit more interesting with the addition of a competitive nemesis of our hero, who is known to stoop low to shake up his opponents. Low enough to dig up dirt as old as ten years down memory lane....




    Shelby thought she did good by letting Matt go to pursue his dream, and for the life of me, I have never met an 18-year old who has not thought of herself long enough to come to that conclusion...... Call me a cynic.... OR..... call me a mother of four (now adult) children, feet solidly planted on terra firma, knowing that unless the girl is a veritable saint, there isn't an 18-year old female in love, in her particular situation, who could bring herself to be that self-sacrificing. If she had had any hardships in her life before that....... any hard knocks to overcome....any indication at all that she had needed to grow up at a young age due to trauma of some sort, I might have bought into the extreme maturity at a naturally selfish age. As it is......nah.




    Matt's reaction back then is far more character and age appropriate: Pissed off, heated, proud, all of those things and more. Flipping the bird at her and the rest of the world, by working  his ass off to get to where he wanted to go and living it up as if he isn't hurting every step of the way. Now that makes much more sense to me. But then, Matt baffles me as well! He takes one look at her after ten years and basically decides that whatever it was is forgiven, and hey.....let's try this again. For a guy who says 'he has though about her at times over the years', he sure says "I never stopped loving you" awful quick!!




    Needless to say, I have a bit of an issue with the credibility of the crux of the story, BUT that is not to say I don't like it..... because I do. I actually enjoyed reading this book. In part it was the MMA scene, which is always interesting, and also the interaction between Shelby and Matt. Despite the way they came together, their effect on each other is very tangible. And I don't just mean the scalding chemistry. They have an actual connection that can be sensed in the way Shelby can hold back the instinctive violence in Matt that wants to come out, and Matt is able to ground Shelby with a simple touch or word. 




    That right there, is the result of a piece of fine intuitive writing on the part of L.P. Dover. She must have had a strong sense of who she needed her characters to be, to be able to tie them together so well. Not only that, but she was able to translate that into words and onto the reader. Well done!




    ¿A charged and steamy fight for a seductive second chance!¿




    **Copy provided in return for an honest review.**

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2014

    Forget "dont waste your money" dont waste your TIME

    I dont generally write review, but in this case i made an exception. I am an avid reader and love the romance genre, but this book is beyond terible, its painful.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2014

    Awsome

    Great book loved it had. 280pg

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2014

    really enjoyed this book :)

    really enjoyed this book :)

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  • Posted March 30, 2014

    I am very happy that MMA romances are 1) popular and 2) getting

    I am very happy that MMA romances are 1) popular and 2) getting better and better. This book was awesome!
    Matt and Shelby had young love as high school sweethearts when an unexpected situation breaks them apart. 10 years have passed and now they are reunited, though it is not happily. Matt is still broken hearted, and Shelby is still keeping secrets. Though now, Matt is the bad boy of MMA and Shelby has been assigned to write a feature about him for a magazine. Will they finally come to terms with what tore them apart and give each other a chance to heal, or do the wounds run too deep for both of them?
    I love MMA fighter characters. They are so badass. And hot…let’s not forget hot. And Matt is definitely hot. He’s a playboy, but he’s not a bad guy, he’s just has a hole left in his heart from Shelby and has tried to fill it with fighting and women. Can you blame the guy?
    Shelby is a great character too. She thought all those years ago that she was making the best decision for people that she cared about, but all it ended up doing was tearing both Shelby and Matt apart in the end. Their love story is one of those kinds where you know it’s just meant to be, they belong together. I loved the tension and build up between them, and the feelings that never really died for either of them. It was a sweet story about second chances, and who doesn’t cheer for two good people to have a second chance with one another?
    As far as writing and general plot, it was good. I was able to figure out the twist before it happened, but that didn’t detract from my enjoyment of the book at all. It’s a really emotional story that I got totally wrapped up in. I haven’t read any of the other standalone books in this series, but I definitely am now. 4 stars!
    Reviewed by Sara for Crystal’s Many Reviewers
    *Copy provided for honest review*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2014

    Shaun

    I run in grab and go

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2014

    Great book

    I have read all the books in this series and have loved them. When I think she can't get any better she goes and writes another book that tops the last one. Loved it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2014

    Pierce

    Nods putting his machete up and climbing up a tree

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2014

    Axel

    Axel ran in and grabbed both of the District Four packs, and sprinted full speed away.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2014

    Arryn

    Having gathered her supplies, she jogged back out.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 16, 2014

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    I loved it, it really pulled me in. There were so many emotions

    I loved it, it really pulled me in. There were so many emotions there. This story is about Matt and Shelby, they are an amazing characters, so real. He is an MMA fighter and she is a writer who has to write a story about him. They were high school sweethearts, but she broke it off. They meet after 10 years again, both still very much attracted to each other.

    This story is a must read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2014

    Clove

    Uh. I guess.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2014

    Wes

    You know clove?

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2014

    JOIN SILVER CLAN

    At under dogs res one. Talk to silver star

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2014

    Rose

    A district 10 girl walks in.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2014

    Ace

    Brings the rabbit to camp.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2014

    Aster

    *Jumps into a tree and then leaps, landing on the table and snagging a blue pack labeled 11 and a loaf of bread before running away.*

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2014

    Alex

    Nods.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2014

    Kato

    Limps in grabs a trident arrows wire sword axe and limps out.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2014

    Want me to write

    Who wants me to write a story? Any story you want!

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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