BOOK TOUR: REVIEW AND EXCERPT: Going for the Hole by L.P. Dover

Title: Going for the Hole

Author: LP Dover

Genre: Sports/Romantic Comedy

Release Date: June 25, 2018

Cover designed by: Letitia Hasser at RBA Designs

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39802407-going-for-the-hole

Grip it softly.

Stroke it smooth.

And you’ll sink right into the hole. That’s my motto both on and off the golf course. The women come in full supply everywhere I go and there are no complaints. Maybe it’s the size of my driver that gets them going.

I’m Lucas “Ace” Montgomery, professional golfer and world record holder for the longest drive in golf history. The PGA Tour has been my life, but it’s time for a break. A few relaxing weeks of drinking and golf with friends in Myrtle Beach is what I need. However, when a bright pink ball knocks me out on the course, and a blonde beauty comes to my aid, I expect to see a gallery girl, a.k.a a member of the Party Groupie Association. Trust me, those girls know how to have fun. Although, to my surprise, it’s not what I get at all.

Dr. Ashley Locke is beautiful and everything I’d want if I was ever to get serious about someone. Unfortunately, she has no interest in me whatsoever which only makes me want her more. All she wants is to get through her friend’s bachelorette weekend and go back to her life. But after injuring me on the course, I’m not letting her run away so easily. When I want something, I get it.

I’m not competing for money this time. All I want is to win her heart.

 


I’m a sports romance junkie, so when I find one about a sport that I haven’t read a lot of stories about, I’m eager to enter this new sports world and see how the hero and the heroine interact as well as how the game of golf, both brings the couple together and perhaps works to drive them apart.

Lucas “Ace” Montgomery has spent the last 9 years winning several PGA championships, proving that his skills on the golf course are just as savvy as his

smooth moves with the ladies; both aspects of Lucas’ life seem effortless…that is until he meets Dr. Ashley Locke, a woman who wants nothing to do with Mr. Long Driver for the very things that have made him newsworthy and appealing to just about every woman alive…too bad the one he wants doesn’t want her personal life on display or to become a part of the media circus that surrounds Lucas’ life due to his ‘newsworthy’ extracurricular activities.

Ashley Locke is a relatable heroine because so many readers understand the need to be professional due to one’s career. For Ashley, though, it’s not only the fact that she’s an accomplished doctor but it’s also the fact that she and her brother took over their father’s family practice, meaning if negative press occurs due to Ashley’s personal choices then she feels like she’s letting her father and her brother down, which she refuses to do.

But it’s clear, early on, that Ashley and Lucas share a connection that deserves to be explored, and while the false pretenses they hooked up on might make things a bit difficult, given Lucas’ tenacity in claiming what he wants, it’s only a matter of time before Lucas proves to Ashley that he’s more than the ‘egoistical, panty-snatching whoremongerer’ that she perceives him as and if Ashley would take a chance and live in the moment with Lucas, she just might find that the only person she should care about and trust is the one known as Mr. Long Driver.

The double entendre at play in the title of Lucas and Ashley’s story definitely fits Lucas’ initial goal when it comes to what he wants with Ashley, but somewhere along the way, it becomes about so much more than sinking the putt and with his newfound clarity, Lucas makes it his mission to win his most important championship, the one that has Ashley’s heart as the grand prize.

Going For The Hole is a humorous, fun-loving and steamy read. Its low angst and good hearted nature makes it the perfect summer romance, and while it’s a bit predictable in certain parts of the plot line, it doesn’t deter from the enjoyment of the story because Ashley’s sass puts Lucas’ cockiness in its place and the work Lucas does to prove himself to Ashley is definitely sweet and endearing.

4 Poison Apples

“When can I see you again?”

I shook my head. “I don’t think that’s a good idea.”

“I took a needle in the ass for you. Surely, that deserves more of your attention?”

Why did he always have to give me that devilish smile of his? As much as I wanted to hate it, I couldn’t. “Why are you doing this? Can’t you find someone else?”

“Of course I can, but I want you. We can have secret meetings in here if you’re still embarrassed to be seen in public with me.”

I rolled my eyes. “I’m not embarrassed. You’re you, and I’m a respectable member of society.”

He burst out laughing. “Okay, I see how it is.”

“I just don’t want the publicity,” I added. “You can understand that, right? You of all people should know what it’s like not to have privacy.”

His smile faded. “You’re right, I do, but it’s my life. I can’t change who I am.” My body shivered with the intensity of his stare. “For once, I thought I’d found someone who wanted me for me and not my money or fame.”

Guilt racked my body and I sighed. “Okay, I give in. I can see you tomorrow, after I get out of the spa. Maybe we can order in room service.”

Eyes twinkling, he went over to the door and opened it. “Now that’s a plan I can get behind.”

Before I could walk out, he stood in my way, body close to mine. “I’m going to break through that ice wall of yours, sunshine. One way or another.”

I batted my eyelashes in an innocent matter. “Good luck with that.”

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L. P. Dover is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she began her literary journey she worked in periodontics, enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

She loves to write, but she also loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes and white water rafting, and has a passion for singing. Her two youngest fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime, usually Christmas carols.

Dover has written countless novels, including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, the Armed & Dangerous series, the Royal Shifters series, the Society X series, the Circle of Justice series, and her standalone novel Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense, but if she got to choose a setting in which to live, it would be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.


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