Monday, February 6



Title: Trigger

Series: Circle of Justice

Author: L.P. Dover

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: February 6, 2017


A killer . . . that’s what I am.

It’s what I do.

It’s what I live for.

I’m no longer the Preston Hale everyone knew. I left that life and the people in it a long time ago the second I made my first kill. I wasn’t going to give in, but when I heard the screams there was no going back.

It triggered the pain, the need.

I knew what I had to do, and I did it well. But I never expected for Emma Turner – the only link to my past – to come back into my life.

She triggers a different emotion inside me, something I hadn’t ever felt.

It’s not a want to kill . . . but a need to CLAIM.

Well that was great! Loved it!

I have read this authors Gloves Off series and i absolutely loved those but somewhere along the line i missed a few books and forgot to go back.  I'm thinking now i got some catching up to do! 
I love a bit of suspense and this has it in bucketfuls!
Preston is a killer.  He's set on avenging the death of his mother and sister.  An empty shell he lives for the thrill of the kill.
Emma is an old college friend.  She was once close to Preston and then he disappeared.  She always wondered about him and if he was ok as he left without a goodbye.
Years later their paths cross.  Preston is determined not to let her in.  He had no time for a girl.  But the minute he sets eyes on Emma there is no denying what he feels for her.  
Emma gets caught up in something from Preston's past.  He has to protect her.  He can't fail again.
Preston's story is truly heart breaking.  I really felt for him from the start.  He's just lost in his grief and guilt i think and that just made me want to hug him! He's doing what is right but that's not always easy and he kind of lost himself along the way.  
I love how Emma brings him out.  She's able to pry out the normal guy in him.  Gives him back a bit of his soul.  She's an amazing character both strong and gritty but also a little vulnerable.
There's some pretty steamy scenes thrown in for your reading pleasure.  Mmmmmm yep you're gonna want a piece of Preston!  

The supporting characters are a great addition to the story and you get little hints of their characters.  I'm not sure who I'm looking forward to reading about the most.  Maybe all of them? lol
The story really kept me gripped.  In fact i turned off my internet while reading so i could truly enjoy it.  It flowed so well no dips in plot and it wasn't until nearly reveal time of the Psycho that i guessed who it might be but not the why.
I'm really excited for the rest of this series! Those brothers are something! 
Really really enjoyed and highly recommend.  I'm off to catch up on the rest of this authors books.  Pretty peeved my memory has failed me and i lost touch with this authors new releases.  
Reviewed by Kerry
★★☆ 5 "brilliant story" Stars ☆★★

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When I got downstairs to the dining room, Glenn and Wade were already there, speaking to each other in hushed tones by the large window. There were shiny plates on the table, with all sorts of silverware around them. Start from the outside and work your way in, was what I was told when it came to using the various forks and spoons. Give me just one of each and I’d be happy.

It wasn’t long before Glenn noticed me at the door and the conversation ceased. “Emma, you look lovely tonight,” he announced.

I smiled. “Thank you.”

He beckoned me over to the table and Wade held out a seat for me. I sat down and he took the one on the right, while Glenn sat on my left at the head of the table. There was only one other place setting and it was across from me.

“Wine?” Glenn asked, holding up the bottle.

I nodded. “Sure.”

He poured me a glass and I took a sip. It tasted like heaven, all fruity and crisp. It was so good I had to take another sip, and another, while we waited on the special guest. Not even a minute later, the dining room door opened and a man walked in. Only, he wasn’t just anyone.

It’d been eight years and he’d surely changed, but there was no mistaking those gray eyes. His hair was the same light brown, and mussed up like all the guys did their hair these days. However, his body looked totally different. His cream colored, long-sleeve sweater hugged a set of muscular arms, and his face was more rugged, covered in a five o’clock shadow.

I almost choked on my wine. “Oh my God.” Is it really him?

“Emma, are you okay?” Wade asked, his voice low.

“Yeah,” I whispered. “I’m fine.”

I waited for Preston to look at the table, and when his gaze finally caught mine, he paused for a slight second. In his face, I could see the friend I lost so long ago, but it vanished quickly.

Glenn and Wade both stood when Preston approached, and I shot up out of my seat, bumping the table with my jerky movements. Glenn grinned at me and then at Preston. “Preston Hale, I’d like you to meet Emma Turner. She’s my assistant. Emma, this is Preston Hale, a close family friend. His father is one of my dearest friends.”

Preston held out his hand and looked at me as if he’d never laid eyes on me before. “It’s nice to meet you.”

Was he being serious? I shook his hand and made sure to put a little extra squeeze in there for good measure. “Meet me? Surely, you remember who I am.”

Glenn’s eyes went wide. “Wait. You two already know each other?”

I nodded. “From college.” I was about to add before he up and left without a trace, but thought better of it.

Glenn chuckled and smacked a hand on Preston’s shoulder. “Well, isn’t this a small world? You’ll have to tell me some stories on this one.” He nodded my way.

Preston’s jaw clenched. “Can’t. Don’t remember her.”

My mouth dropped open; it was like being punched in the gut and slapped in the face, all at the same time. No words would come out, so I sat there with a lump in my throat. In college, he’d been a close friend. I sang with him in his band, Silent Break. We connected on stage in a way I’d never felt with anyone. I cared about him, and had even been ready to take the next step in our relationship right before he up and disappeared. I never got to tell him how I felt. Now he looked at me as if I was a stranger.

The room fell silent. I wanted to say something, but I bit my tongue. It was going to be the longest dinner of my life.


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, 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.

L.P. Dover is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency and Italia Gandolfo of Gandolfo Helin & Fountain Literary Management for dramatic rights.


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