Sunday 6 April 2014

Meant for Me (Second Chances #3) by L.P. Dover - #review
Meant for Me (Second Chances #3)

After a night of raw passion with the man Claire O’Briene had been secretly admiring for years, she thought their time together had come once and for all. Fate had finally brought them back to each other, but unfortunately nothing had changed. He was still the same man who ran away from relationships. Against his better judgment, Mason Bradley gave in to the temptation and allowed himself one night with the one woman he’d been too afraid to want … too afraid to need.

Six months after leaving Claire and regretting every minute of it, Mason gets called in for an undercover mission that’s not only dangerous, but brings back a past he spent years trying to forget. A past of fighting … of getting in the ring and using his fists to get what he wanted: money, women, and drugs. Now there are fighters turning up dead, and it’s Mason’s job to find out the truth.

Knowing he might not come out of the mission alive, Mason seeks out Claire to tell her how he truly feels, only to find another man competing for her love as well. Fighting is what he’s good at, and for once he will be fighting not only for justice … but for love

Source: eARC for Honest Review from Indie Inked via NetGalley
Genre: Adult Contemporary

My Review....

This was book three in the series and after reading the synopsis and loving the cover, I thought it would be fine to read as a stand alone but in this case I regret not reading at least book two first. Where I assume we first meet Claire and Mason.

Without the background of book two I didn't feel the strength of their emotions. In this book it starts with Mason returning home after one passionate night where Claire lets her feelings known and Mason returns home. 

Then four months later Claire has moved on, then Mason regrets his choice declares his feelings then BAM  it's 'we're so in love' and back together. 
"You said you wanted to show me how much you love me. Well, here's your second chance. Show me..."
Due to this dialogue and connection felt forced,shallow and sometimes corny. I really felt if I read book two it would have changed my perception of the book. However, that is not the case. 

The plot idea was good, the execution was decent. The chemistry was a bit predictable but I was left wanting more. 

2.5  Thumbs up!
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