‘Playmaker’ is the third book of the L.P. Dover’s ‘Breakaway’ series. ‘Break Away’ series are the only books I read from L.P. Dover but I really like her writing style, so I’ll definitely be checking out more of her work. When I finished second book of the series, ‘Blocked‘, I was dying to find out what happened between Maddox and Lacey what can I say I got lucky because next book was theirs 🙂
Our hero and heroine for ‘Playmaker’ is Maddox Ledger and Lacey Paige Easton. If you already read the previous book ‘Blocked‘, you already know who are they but I will rewind back a bit for you, so if you didn’t read the second book, you will at least have an idea who is who 🙂 It might get confusing so bear with me LOL! Maddox is all-star winger of Charlotte Strikers, who is Callie’s cousin (Heroine of Blocked) and Dallas’s teammate (Hero of Blocked). Lacey is Dallas’s sister, who is doing her residency in New York. They are both in the wedding party for Callie and Dallas’s wedding, but this is not how Maddox and Lacey meets. Two years ago they met in Las Vegas and spend two weeks together. They both fall in love but Lacey decides that leaving Maddox before he leaves her is the best way to protect her heart so she sneaks out while he was sleeping and they don’t see or have any contact with each other for over a year until they run into each other in Callie’s house. Since Lacey is doing her residency in New York it is easy for her to avoid Maddox but with the wedding, it gets impossible to avoid him anymore. Since waking up in the hotel room all alone Maddox is struggling to find an answer to what he did to make Lacey leave. He does a lot of things he regrets just to get a reaction from Lacey but that never happens. Since they keep getting thrown together because of the wedding, Maddox decides it is time to get some answers from Lacey.
My view about Maddox has evolved since the first book. First book I hated him, second book it turned to liking him and with the third book I love him. It sounds weird I know but the way Maddox portray himself is an arrogant and selfish asshole which automatically puts him the hate list 🙂 However, ‘Playmaker’ will show you the really Maddox that you never get a chance to see before. He is protective, caring, sweet and tenacious. I loved how he didn’t give up on Lacey and keep fighting for her even though she kept pushing him away. I kind of get why Lacey pushed him away but it was still heartbreaking to see how Maddox kept thinking he wasn’t enough and keep fighting for a chance to prove himself.
I am having a really hard time not to spoil the story and write a review that will do justice to the book so all I can say ‘Playmaker’ is everything you want in a romance; sexy, sweet, and amazingly perfect! Maddox and Lacey’s story is a complicated one combine it with their great chemistry and banter and you get this great second chance romance. Each book can be read as a stand-alone, but I totally recommend you to read the whole series. I am still hoping more book of the series will come. At least two more PLEASE! Because I am really curious about Sophia and Braeden and Justin and week 4 🙂
- Would I recommend this book: Yes.
- Would I re-read this book: Already did.
- Would I read future books by this author: Yes.
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e-ARC kindly provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.