Release Date: 12/29/14
She hates him, yet she can’t get him out of her mind.
Female Bantamweight fighter, Gabriella Reynolds, has a bad habit of falling for forbidden fighters. Enter Paxton Emerson. He’s tall, tattooed, and the current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. Everyone wants a piece of him, and he only has eyes for her. Through no choice of her own, she’s fallen in his debt and he’s now demanding payment. Too bad it doesn’t involve currency. Gabby’s decision to fulfill her promise to him ultimately brings out her true feelings, but also spurs the unwanted attention of another.
Rage’s fixation on his newest obsession reaches dangerous levels. Unfortunately, Paxton Emerson has become a roadblock to his end goal and needs to be removed from the equation—by any means necessary.
Gabby will do anything to save Pax, but what happens when she’s the one who needs saving?
Review by Heather
I have been intrigued by Gabby Reynolds since we first met her in LP Dover’s second chance series. As the little sister of an MMA fighter, Gabby has been around all of the guys and has a presence in the Gloves Off series (a spin-off of second chance). When we get glimpses of Gabby in A fighter’s Desire I knew she was a strong and fiercely loyal character but I did not realize how much so until I read Paxton’s Promise.
The last book (Ryley’s Revenge) leaves Gabby in debt to Pax for something and we know they have a bit of history. So Paxton’s Promise starts off right where Ryley’s book ended with Gabby having to live up to her end of the bargain. Gabby fights her feelings for Paxton because of who he used to associate with and what that person did to her brother, Matt. Pax is determined to use this opportunity to prove to Gabby that they are good together and to get her to give them a chance.
When they finally get together, someone is not happy with this development and goes to any lengths to try to break them apart and keep Gabby for themselves. Will Paxton and Gabby be able to withstand the evil and danger that comes from Pax’s past?
Paxton’s Promise was a wild ride of many swoon worthy moments as well as nail biting suspense. I love how Leslie takes themes from the previous books and keeps the story going. We get to see where some of the characters are now as well as see a little bit of what is to come in the future with the next books. I was really pleased to see who was willing to come to Gabby and Pax’s aide when they needed help. That got be even more excited for the next book.
The chemistry between Pax and Gabby is off the hook. The sexy times are so hot and the romantic parts had me sighing out loud.
If you want a book that will put you on a roller coaster ride of emotions then this book is for you. (Please note Gloves Off series should be read in order). I give this 5 fight for me stars!
“So we meet again,” he said simply. For a moment, his sea green eyes flustered me like they did every time I saw him. This time, I couldn’t let that happen.
Throwing open the door, I rolled my eyes and ventured back into the living room. He was going to come in anyway, there was no reason to stop him. “It appears so,” I grumbled. “I was wishing you’d forget about me. I guess the hundred pennies I threw in that well didn’t work.”
The door shut and I could hear him chuckle. “Sorry, love. No wish is going to get you out of our agreement. I gave you a week of freedom, but now your time’s up. You’re not thinking of backing out are you?” Instead of sitting beside me on the couch, he sat in the chair across from me, his gaze boring straight into mine.
“No. I made a promise and I’m going to keep it. I always keep my promises.”
“And the same goes for me,” he murmured, voice smooth and deep. “Now, how ‘bout we get down to business?” My heart sped up at the thought and a small smirk splayed across his lips.
“Fine,” I answered, clearing my throat. “I’m sure it’s nothing I can’t handle.”
The deep chuckle in his chest rumbled all the way down to my clit. “Oh, we’ll see about that, sunshine. First, I need to know. What’s the status with you and the douchebag baseball player?”
I crossed my arms over my chest. “I don’t think that’s any of your business.”
“It is now, considering for the next month you’re going to be with me and me only. You’re going to have to get rid of him.”
My eyes went wide. “Are you serious? What am I supposed to tell him?”
Nonchalantly, he shrugged. “I don’t give a shit what you tell him, as long as he knows to stay away from you. If he so much as causes a problem, I’m going to extend the month.”
“Don’t you think this is a bit extreme? Wouldn’t a week suffice?”
His expression grew serious. “You obviously have no idea how far out I put my neck on the line for you. I think a month is being very generous.”
About 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.