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Meant for Me

(Second Chances #3)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  2,069 ratings  ·  244 reviews
After a night of raw passion with the man Claire O’Briene had been secretly admiring for years, she thought their time together had come once and for all. Fate had finally brought them back to each other, but unfortunately nothing had changed. He was still the same man who ran away from relationships. Against his better judgment, Mason Bradley gave in to the temptation and ...more
Paperback, 382 pages
Published December 30th 2013 by Books by L.P. Dover (first published December 27th 2013)
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L.P. Dover
Oct 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Mason's story!! :) More to come!!
Aestas Book Blog
Dec 31, 2013 marked it as to-read
Shelves: soon, top-tbr
OMG!! A second chance MMA fighter romance??? YES!! I'm bumping this way up my list :-)

BLURB: ***A STEAMY, ROMANTIC SUSPENSE (STANDALONE) NOVEL... If you love sexy MMA fighters then this book is definitely for you. Let the fight begin ...***

After a night of raw passion with the man Claire O'Briene had been secretly admiring for years, she thought their time together had come once and for all. Fate had finally brought them back to each other, but unfortunately nothing had changed. He was still
Kendall {Book Crazy}
Oct 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, favorites
"The only thing about loving hard is falling hard when you lose it."

I always look forward to anything by L.P. Dover, but this was the book I had been waiting for! It was absolutely amazing! I was hooked from the first page and I couldn't put it down until I had finished it! Kind of like I am with all her other books too be honest lol! I was really excited when I received my ARC of this book because I had been anticipating its release and also the cover is majorly hot! The plot of Meant for Me wa
Bookhooking (Tanya Childress)
Ok so it seems I am in the minority here, but it happens right? Well first and foremost I will tell you what I love and that is the cover (major cover love), I also loved the steaminess and the suspense factor. The ending was great as well.

Mason and Claire are great, likeable characters. I enjoyed their story but I couldn't connect to them and I found myself putting the book down more often than not. The suspense was enough to bring me back though and therefore I finished it. Does this mean I di

Mar 31, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fighter
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 3.5 Stars ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

First things first!
Look at that COVER!!!

That's some major case of

**minor spoilers**

So, first of all Meant for Me wasn't a typical "second chance" read for me. I prefer a lot more grovelling, waiting and patience for my hero. In my opinion Claire forgave Mason way to fast. I mean, it only took one (!) letter from him and she decided to dump her super hot boyfriend.

-- did I mention he was a football player ? --

-- Yeah, you wrote one (!) letter. Wa
Yoneidis Martín Martínez
Mason and Claire’s story begins with a farewell. Although he loves her, a long-distance relationship is not feasible, she lives in California and he in North Carolina, also his police job requires many hours and he sees no way that their relationship can work, so he leaves Claire so that she can find a man that deserves her.
A month later Claire resume her relationship with Cooper, a former love and everything seems to be going well until a few months later Mason returns to her life ready to get
Ikelia 'Bookoholic Anom' Francis
Nothing better than Romance mixed with some action!

“Because you’re everything I’ve always wanted and now that I have you I’m so afraid of losing you.”

LP Dover does a wonderful job with Meant for Me! She totally ties you up into the storyline and the characters. You want nothing more than to root for the good guys and hope the bad guys don’t triumph in the end. The romance in the story is electrifying. What woman wouldn’t be attracted to a gorgeous cop that has the body of a fighter? From th
Kristina Snyder
Dec 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I always look forward to reading any book by L. P. Dover, because I haven't read a book from her that I haven't loved. I was very excited to get my hands on Meant for Me. I have loved Mason in the other books so I was very, very happy that he got his own story. Meant for Me is a fantastic book that had me hooked after the very first page. I had to know what happened next. I loved how the story swapped POVs between Mason and Claire. The plot kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. Even th ...more
Cocktails and Books
Oct 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
MEANT FOR ME is an enthralling, intense story that kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. Mason is a former mixed martial arts fighter who now works as a policeman. He’s thrust back into the fighting world when he finds out his best friend has been murdered. Someone is brutally killing fighters and leaving no clues and Mason desperately wants to find them before they kill someone else. Mason decides to go undercover as a fighter hoping to discover who murdered his best friend, who ...more
Nov 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was in a book funk and then received this book for an honest review, I couldn't put it down! I swear each book L.P. writes gets better and better.
I Loved how this is a stand alone book but also part of a series. L.P. brings in the elements and characters from the previous books in just the right places and as your reading you flash back to the other books in the series, but you won't be lost is this is your first read in the series.
Mason a man who has his life on one side of the country has
Heather andrews
Dec 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Mason, he's a man and well he doesn't like Claire taking manly things away from him, "Mason came up to my side with a scowl on his face. "Did you just pay for our room?" he muttered incredulously." He also doesn't like when secrets are kept from him, but he comes up with lovely ways of punishments, "oh, I'm calm, kitten," he purred seductively. "I'm sure there are plenty of ways you can make up for failing to give me all the information." He backed up, leaving me breathless and alone against the ...more
Danielle Calabrese
Jan 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is by far the best of the series so far! This one was steamy with a mystery to solve. I loved Claire and Mason together. This series is written to be stand-a-lone books, but I would recommend reading them in order. The characters are introduced in the book before and old characters come back in the next ones. For me I always like knowing anything that may have happened in the past! I think I have found another favorite author!
Carrie White
Dec 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Wow " L.P Dover keeps digging me in deeper with her writing!! I'm always amazed how captivating her writing has become to me.
As always I'm not surprised she can incorporate a suspense thriller/romance an extremely hot MMA fighter into a five plus star novel!!!
I love hot alpha male/MMA fighters!!
Tina Stadig-Lewis
Dec 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
one of L. P. Dover's best books! I loved Mason and Claire's story......Undercover, Vegas, dancing, MMA fights, and a sexual chemistry that is as good as chocolate pastries! Need I say more!!!!
Jan 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Enjoy it. Good if you are looking for a book with no angst. Only problem is I didn't find it very memorable afterwards. However I would definitely read more from this author.
Tricia  Santos
Dec 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
**ARC provided by author in exchange for honest review**

This was just the fresh story line I was looking for. It was a combination of the classic romance stories we all know, mixed up to give us the wonderful love story of Mason and Claire. We have the second chance romance, the love triangle, the MMA fighter, the undercover mission, and it all takes place in Vegas. Mason was a sexy, slightly angsty, tattooed, fighter. And Claire was his stubborn perfect match. What could possible go wrong?

“I di
Nov 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-review
3.5 Second Chance stars! Oh Mason, Mason, Mason- I would love to smack you for taking so long to look back at what you lost but you made up for it in the end.

L.P. Dover is quickly becoming a favorite author of mine. I have read the second book in the Second Chances series about Mason's cousin Melissa and Brett and I loved it so of course when I got to get Mason's story I was super excited. Mason and Clair (Melissa's ex-sister in law) spend a night of passion together over the events of Brett an
Dec 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
"You were meant for me and I was meant for you. If it's a fight you want, it's a fight you're going to get. I will win you back."

Well after reading the blurb and after reading this in the beginning of the book I was like this is going to be emotional book and I was ready for the tissues and crying but that was not I expected and hence the 4 stars.

The story is about Mason and Claire. They both had a night stand and Mason tells her that he can't do relationship and he leaves and Claire heart i
Dec 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
When I was told I was going to be getting this as an ARC I was like, I though this was supposed to be a third book in the second chances series? LP of course told me it was and that it was about Mason and Claire...... My brilliant mind went who the hell are they?!? So I started doing searches through the second book to figure out who these two people were, and I was like omg duh! Book two starts to give us a little bit of information on Bradley Mason (Melissa'a cousin) and Claire O'Briane (Melis ...more
Tammy Hall
Dec 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Meant For Me is one sexy, steamy, thriller suspense ride you won't soon forget! SEXY is not even enough of a description for me to use to describe what I read. I need a a cold shower and the a/c and it's -14 where I live. I was so enthralled with this story that I couldn't nor did I want to put it down. Every fiber of my being was vested in Meant For Me. I read scene after scene wondering if the story could get any better and boy did it ever! The characters were realistic not just like in some ...more
Rebecca Edwards
Dec 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I Received An ARC Of This Book In Exchange For My Honest Review!

This book has it all...romance, action, mystery, suspense, and most importantly Mason. I couldn't get enough of Mason in this book.

Mason use to be a MMA fighter but now he's a police officer getting ready to go undercover on a very dangerous case that he might not return from. Four months ago he and Claire hooked up for a night and then the next morning she drove him to the airport where he left and she didn't hear from him again.

Dec 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-readable
Wow, where do I even begin! This book by far surpassed my expectations. I love just scrolling through Barnes and Nobles Nook books and finding books and authors that are amazing. I would have never known about L.P. Dover. Boy am I glad I've found it now!

So now I should probably get on to making a review. As a disclaimer, I haven't read that previous 2 books because I didn't know they existed until I looked up the next book to see if it was out. I'm sure I would have been rooting for certain char
Mar 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I discovered this book and author in the Playing With Fire box set. It's my first book with MMA fighters and by LP Dover. It was so intense I couldn't believe it.

Mason used to be a MMA fighter. He decided to go into law enforcement. When his best friend, as well as some others, start being killed he decides to go undercover to find the culprits. There is someone he needed to let know his true feelings to first. He left her six months prior but needed her to know his true feelings just in case he
Renee Entress
Jan 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, betrayal, pain, kidnapping, and heartbreak.

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first
Love's Second Chance (Second Chances #1)
Trusting You (Second Chances #2)

This is Claire and Mason’s story. Mason and Claire had one night and Mason pushed her away. Now he is about to go into a mission he might not make it out of and he needs her to understand how he feels about her. Claire loves Mason but can she
Melissa Stickney
Dec 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Swoony leading man and MMA fighting,,,where could you possibly go wrong with that? Throw in some danger and a budding romance and you have a book that is sure to please a crowd. That's exactly what L.P. Dover has done with Meant for Me.

Claire and Mason have a troubled past. I mean come on, if you hooked up with a guy and he didn't even try to reach out after four months you'd be pissed too! Just when Claire seems to have her life back on track Mason comes barging in again. This time though he ma
One Click
Jan 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was fantastic!

I love a fighter book!

A one night stand will change everything. After knowin each other for a while do to masons cousin Melissa. Claire and Mason give into temptation and had a one night stand. When mason thinks of it as just that a one night stand. Claire is crushed. Mason leaves and goes back to his home. Claire moves on with a old friend.

When A friends death happens mason wants to know who did it and wants justice. But the mission he is going into he could not make it
Oct 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
L.P. Dover blew me away with this book!!!

"I didn’t realize how empty my life had been until you slammed the door on my heart. Right then and there I knew I screwed up whatever chance I had to get you back, but I also knew something else … something I couldn’t deny any longer. You were meant for me and I was meant for you. If it’s a fight you want, it’s a fight you’re going to get. I will win you back."

This book and the characters will have you on the edge of your seat!!!
Mason and Claire's relat
Kim Walker
Oct 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Mason Bradley is an undercover cop who takes on a mission that is sure to be deadly: to go back into the MMA ring and try to solve a string of murders in the fighting world. What’s even more deadly? The fact that Claire O’Briene was left with a broken heart by Mason! Their paths manage to collide again when Claire is able to give him a push into the fighting world and the romance picks up where it left off.
This book had me run through a gambit of emotions, all of which were great, and even had
Dec 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC for an honest review.

I know this book is meant for a standalone. I love this whole Second Chance series. The characters Claire and Mason had me attached since the 1st chapter. I was whisked away in the book to the MMA world in Las Vegas. It felt like the real Vegas not some fictionalized, stereotypical view of Vegas. LP Dover is able to give great visualizations of her settings. It's one of the reasons I love the other two books in this series as well.
The characters of Claire
Dec 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
-provided arc by author for honest review-

Claire and Mason shared an amazing night together and because of Mason's own stupidity they lost one another. Claire tries to move on but never truly can and Mason lives in regret for several months. Mason is assigned to go undercover on a very dangerous case with a chance of not returning home. Without giving too many details he and Claire find their way back together. This is the first romance novel I have ever read that shares perspectives from both s
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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 golf, go on mountain hikes and white-water rafting, and has a passion for singing. Her two young

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