Playmaker (Breakaway #3) by L.P. Dover
He knows every play in the book. But she’s calling the shots.
I’m Maddox Ledger, all-star winger and the reason the Charlotte Strikers killed it in the playoffs. Yeah, the tabloids like to call me arrogant. A real hothead. All I see is a guy who plays to win. Wreaking havoc on the ice, breaking a few hearts—that’s all just part of the game. And I’m sure as hell not sitting on the bench.
When my teammate asks me to be in his wedding party, I can’t refuse—but that’s the only way you’ll see me walk down the aisle. Commitment is for suckers. Lucky for me, the bridesmaid I’m paired with is the definition of eye candy. Lacey Easton is totally irresistible . . . and weirdly familiar. A glimpse of bare shoulder takes me back to a steamy Vegas night I can’t forget. One I’m eager to repeat.
Suddenly our one-night stand is turning into the sequel . . . and so much more. Still, Lacey’s keeping secrets. She doesn’t trust me. And maybe I deserve it. But there’s no chance I’m letting her get away—or letting another guy take what is mine. This time, I’m playing for keeps.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book is full of surprises. Right from the beginning, the author was throwing out things that I could not have seen coming!
Maddox is a bad boy hockey player. He’s a playboy, and not a favorite of his teammates. He doesn’t always make the best decisions. When he sets his sights on Lacey, he has to prove that he isn’t who he appears to be and he’s worth her time.
Lacey is a good girl. She’s in medical school, and works hard. She’s not sure if she can give Maddox what he wants, that she can be what he wants.
I love how persistent Maddox is. Both Maddox and Lacey make mistakes, but Maddox is determined to make a relationship between them work, despite the obstacles in their way. He does everything possible to make Lacey see things from his point of view.
I’ve enjoyed all of the books that I’ve read by L. P. Dover, and this is no exception. It is well written, interesting, and the characters are engaging. The banter between Maddox and Lacey kept me smiling, and I can’t wait to see what happens next in this series!