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‘Blocked’ by L.P. Dover

After finishing ‘Hard Stick’, I was hoping Dallas or Braeden get their stories too and when I saw ‘Blocked’ on Netgalley I requested it right away. I am so glad that I did. ‘Blocked’ is another great read from L.P. Dover.

Dallas Easton is arrogant, persistent, hot tempered and sexy. He is a player on and off the ice. He is the goalie for the Charlotte Striker’s and the best in the league. After getting in a fight at a party, he is on the coach’s sh*t list and has his extra training sessions. When team captain Kellan, who is also one of Dallas’s best friends, hears that team’s rookie Justin arranged ice time for him and his family, Kellan asks him if it is ok to combine it with Dallas’s extra training sessions. When Justin agrees and they start playing, Dallas thinks it is waste of time because he blocks everything and thinks they are not worthy of his presence. However, when one of the players on ice keep taunting and scoring, Dallas’s temper gets the best of him and he jumps on the guy. One thing he didn’t see coming was the player being a girl. Callie Davis is ER and surgical nurse. She is sweet, smart and sassy. Because she grew up with three brothers, she can identify a player a mile away. So when she meets with Charlotte Striker’s bad boy Dallas, she know he is the player extraordinaire. Dallas is not used to women, who are not falling at his feet. When Callie avoids him like a plague, getting her attention becomes a game for him and he hates losing. Callie is so sure that Dallas is going to give up his pursuit if things gets harder so she gives him tasks to complete before she agrees to a date. It was so cute how Dallas completed his tasks just for Callie to give him a chance to redeem himself and show her that he is not really a bad guy. Even when Dallas gets his hard-earned chance and start dating Callie, his job is not easy. He still has to face three overprotective brothers and one being his teammate doesn’t make it easier for him. I loved seeing the change in Dallas. His relationship with Callie made him a better person. Instead of acting like an as*hole, he started to show his real self and stopped being selfish. I also loved the way L.P. Dover portraits her heroines. In both ‘Hard Stick’ and ‘Blocked’ both heroines were smart, independent and strong, which I loved. Also, all the side characters: Lacey, Hannah, Maddox, Justin, Braeden are perfect. I cannot wait to read more about them.

If you are looking for a sweet, heartwarming, sexy quick read ‘Blocked’ is just for you. Even though, ‘Blocked’ is the second book of the ‘Breakaway’ series, it can be read as a standalone. I am definitely looking forward to more in this series. Annnnnnnddddd the next book is ‘Playmaker’ which is Maddox’s story and will be released on February 6, 2018. Cannot wait to get my hands on it. Hopefully, 4th book will be Justin or Braeden’s story.

  • Would I recommend this book: Yes.
  • Would I re-read this book: Yes.
  • Would I read future books by this author: Yes.

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