Ralou’s Review: Catching Summer by L. P. Dover

Posted April 5, 2016 by ralou in Blog Tour, Book Reviews, Books, Collage, Release day / 0 Comments

Ralou’s Review: Catching Summer by L. P. Dover

Ralou’s Review: Catching Summer by L. P. DoverCatching Summer by L. P. Dover
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Published by Loveswept on April 5th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance, Suspense
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Falling for someone can be dangerous, especially when someone wants to take them away from you. But what happens when fighting for the one you love could cost them their life?

For over two years, Summer Jacobs has tried to get her life back on track. A former nurse and now a prestigious restaurant owner, she’s living the dream just like her husband wanted. After watching him get killed in the MMA ring and almost losing her life herself, it left a scar on her soul. The thought of moving on scares her, but the local NFL star, Evan Townsend, is determined to catch her heart.

Forced to work with him and the football team, Summer succumbs to his relentless attempts at capturing her heart. He has the power to heal her, but there’s someone out there who wants to keep them apart. Even if it means getting rid of Evan permanently. Summer is being chased by hidden dangers and it’s up to Evan to catch her. The question is . . . will he get to her in time?

We received this book/audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of our review.

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book review: 5+ stars!!

Only one fact can describe accurately my experience and feelings about this book without needing many words: I finished Catching Summer in less than 10 hours.

It sounds crazy, right? Ha! Tell me about it! But this is how it took place. I started reading around 2pm and when I finished it and looked at the clock it was around 10:30pm. Honestly, I did a double take because I hadn’t even realized how sucked-deep in the story I was and how fast the time went away. But let’s take it from the start, huh?

Catching Summer is the sixth book in the Second Chances series and is the story of Evan Townsend and Summer Jacobs. For those who have read the previous five – I’m not one of them unfortunately – you already know briefly who these two are. Evan is an NFL football player and Summer is a restaurant owner. But there is more than that. Especially from Summer’s part. A very very heart-breaking more: Summer witnessed her husband’s brutal murder in a MMA fighting ring. When Evan lays his eyes on her for the first time, he is instantly magnetized by her. Unfortunately – for both of them -, Summer isn’t in the right place yet to get involved in a relationship. But Evan’s feelings don’t wave and they wait for the moment she is ready so they get unleashed. And when they do, the results are pure magic!

Evan sparked something inside me that I had thought was dead.

Two individuals with issues and baggages enough to keep them apart. But, they are stronger than them and they fight with teeth and nails to get, at last, the HEA they both deserve. And what an incredible love story would that be without some obstacles and difficult situations. Actually, these situations are more than difficult. They honestly have beyond crossed the line of heart-wrecking and have taken the heart break and bawling-my-eyes-out in a whole new level!!!

Catching Summer is a story that never leaves you rest. Either while reading it or after that. From the very first word of the first chapter, it pushed me straight to a Category-5 hurricane of emotions which change from happiness to sadness, joy to misery, laughter to crying-my-eyes-out etc at lighting speed. Some times, I felt like my heart will tear my chest apart so it can get out and get the hell away from me. Intensity and Surprise are definitely the key words of this book. The first never ever stops no matter in which page I was and the second had me hanging from a thread since I had constantly shocks coming at me in high speed and from n different directions. But the powerfulness and depth of the love which Evan and Summer share, makes it all worth it.

Our love wasn’t just a simple emotion to feel; it was beautiful, raw passionate, and untamed.

P. Dover was on my radar for months now but I had never got really the time to start any of her books yet. I had heard that her writing was super duper wow and super captivating but I never expected to be that much. I literally Couldn’t. Put. The book. DOWN. Her way of unfolding a story, and especially these kind of ones, is worth of admiration and clapping. And from now on, I promise that I won’t let any of her books slip through my fingers without devouring it.



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