Kyle's Return by L.P. Dover
Series: Gloves Off, #5
Genres: Contemporary Romance, MMA
Amazon • Amazon UK • Amazon CA • Amazon AU •B&N • Smashwords • Kobo • iBooks •on April 13, 2015
I promised myself I’d stay away from dangerous men, but I couldn’t live up to that when Kyle Andrews came back to town. He’s a manipulator, a guy who’ll do whatever it takes to get what he wants, sabotaging anyone who gets in the way. After a fatal fight left him wounded, his UFC career comes to a close. He has nothing, but he’s determined to get it all back.
My name is Megan. I’ve known violence, pain, and what it feels like to be scared to live another day. All of that changed the moment I refused to be a victim. Now that my psychotic ex, Alex, can’t find me, I’ve been given a second chance. I owe my life to my friends. The same goes for Kyle. Without him, I wouldn’t be able to feel.
Everyone hates him. But for the life of me I don’t. There’s something about him I can’t ignore. Being with Kyle makes me want it all. However, in loving a hated man, I didn’t know it’d bring the life I fled from back to haunt me. Everywhere I go danger lurks and bad things happen. Kyle believes it’s because of him, but I’m starting to think otherwise. I think Alex has found me, and if so, this time he’s not going to let me go.
My Review of Kyle’s Return
I’m sad that this is the last book of the Gloves Off series, first of all. I have grown very fond of all the characters in these stories, especially my fighters! I won’t have anyone’s stories to look forward to anymore. Everyone is done!
As always, L.P. Dover did a great job giving Kyle a redemption story after all the evil things he did when he was evil, same as Camden, but worse than Camden, well maybe equally as bad.
“Kiss me. And not because I asked you to, but because you want to.”
The last time we heard anything of Kyle he was confined to a wheelchair, the results of his last fight with Tyler Rushing! Word was he was never going to be able to walk again. When we come around back to Kyle this time, he beat those odds and has full use of his legs again. He’s head back to the people that he was once close to in order to apologize for all the wrong he did and ask for their forgiveness. The first place he goes to is to find his sister Kacey at Tyler’s gym, when he meets Megan.
“Fuck, Megan,” he said, pulling me into his arms. “I may be fucked up and done horrible shit in my past, but I can promise you I’d never lay a hand on you like that. I’ve never laid a hand on any woman.”
Megan is the woman that Tyler helped out against her ex when he tried to harm her outside of an establishment. Since their encounter, Tyler began teaching her how to defend herself in order to protect herself from her ex or any other person could harm her again without a fight. This lead to Tyler hiring her to work in the gym and teach other women self defense. Megan the place she called home with her ex in order to get away from him, so that when he was released from jail he wouldn’t be able to find her and she could have a second chance at life and start fresh. So far everything has been working out for her and she isn’t the same frail person she once was during that terrible time in her life. In walks Kyle Andrews. She knows all about him and from the very beginning she gives him a hard time, but at the same time she is the ONLY person to talk to Kyle and treat him as a person.
“The door opened behind us. “For Christ sake!” Nic whined as she barged into the living room and caught us grinding on the couch. “Have you never heard of a bedroom? My eyes may be permanently damaged now. Do they have Lasik for this type of shit?”
Kyle is intrigued with Megan immediately because of the way she treats him and actually speaks to him unlike everyone else. Megan, at first doesn’t really want anything to do with Kyle Andrews, but at the same time she wasn’t around to know the person he was when he hurt so many people, but she can still tell that he isn’t that same person anymore either and gives him the benefit of the doubt. Slowly the two of them get to know more about each other and the more they hang out at the gym the closer they become. Megan begins to help Kyle on his journey of forgiveness. All seems to be going well until one night someone tries to run them off the road. Things become tense and test the strength of their bond in more ways than one.
“…I’m not afraid you’ll hurt me, but I am afraid of the way you make me feel. It’s like I’m being pulled to you and the harder I fight it, the harder it is to resist. It grows stronger every day.”
Some parts of the story and mystery where predictable, but still consisted of twists that you would not see coming. What I love about the story is that Kacey is a strong independent woman that has changed from the person she was in the past to a new butterfly for her future. Instead of letting her past hunt her and bring her down, she’s embracing the new stronger and hopes to help other woman survive such possessive men. Kyle isn’t 100% positive he will be able receive forgiveness from everyone, but his main focus is his sister Kacey the only family he as left.
“Thanks Kyle. Out of everyone I know, I never thought you’d be the one I feel safest around.”
L.P. Dover always seems to make her heroine’s very strong and independent women and I admire that because not all women are damsels in distress, plus you need those type characters that can stand up against the MMA fighters in the series.
I’m sad to see the series end, but I had a fun ride along the way from beginning to end!
“The only way I’m going to let you come over is if you tell me you missed me this week.”
“Really?” I shrieked.
“Yep, now say the words, love.”
“No. That’s ridiculous. I’m not gonna lie.”
He snorted. “But you just did.”
I opened my mouth to say something and then stopped; he got me with that one. And judging by the satisfied chuckle he tried to contain, he knew it too. “Fine. You want to play games? Then it looks like you won’t be hearing what I have to say. Bye-bye, French fry.”
Taking the upper hand, I hung up the phone. He was going to drive me insane. I had to hand it to him, he could definitely get my blood pumping. I did miss him, but I wasn’t about to give in to his antics. If anyone was going to submit first, I wanted it to be him. I got my wish when my phone started to ring. Deliberately, I refused to answer it, hoping it’d make him feel the restlessness I felt inside.
With a smirk on my face, I pulled into my neighborhood. He was just going to have to sweat a bit longer.
To my surprise, that wasn’t going to be very long. Because in my driveway, there Kyle stood, beside a sleek, black motorcycle. I hit the button to my garage and pulled past him. He walked up to my door and opened it with a smirk on his face. “You are one stubborn woman, you know that?”
About the Author
New York Times and 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 fifteen novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off 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.
L.P. Dover is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.
Blog – http://www.lpdover.blogspot.com/
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