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Playmaker

(Breakaway #3)

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He knows every play in the book. But she’s calling the shots.

I’m Maddox Ledger, all-star winger and the reason the Charlotte Strikers killed it in the playoffs. Yeah, the tabloids like to call me arrogant. A real hothead. All I see is a guy who plays to win. Wreaking havoc on the ice, breaking a few hearts—that’s all just part of the game. And I’m sure as hell not sitting
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Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 222 pages
Published February 27th 2018 by Loveswept
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Sabrina
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With the way the last Breakway book ended I was about ready to beg for Maddox's book. I needed to find out what happened between him and Lacey, and I just knew it was going to be a brilliant tale. And I wasn't wrong!

I fell in love with Maddox so fast in this book. I loved his personality and that he didn't give up on Lacey when she was pushing him away. I actually thought it was really interesting that it was the hero in this story that wanted something more from t
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Carvanz
During a trip to Vegas, Maddox and Lacey meet, fall in love, and get married. The next morning Lacey leaves without explanation. Two years later they see each other again but both act as though they don’t recognize the other. When Maddox has finally had enough and the circumstance arrives for the perfect opportunity, he confronts her. What follows is a bit confusing as to motivation on both their parts, some push and pull and a lot of introspection to explain both their reasons for their actions ...more
JewelsyGoolsy
Jun 20, 2018 rated it liked it
2.85 stars
Nadine Bookaholic
This has been an enjoyable series but I will admit Playmaker has been my favorite so far, I really love a good second-chance story and that is what we have here and we also have a love triangle which makes things very interesting.

You can see my full review along with an excerpt here: https://nadineisobsessedwithbooks.blo...
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~Mandi~
Feb 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Playmaker
Breakaway #3
L.P. Dover
4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Finally I was able to find out about Maddox and Lacey aka Paige that was introduced in the previous book in this series. Dover really knows how to create awesome stories that keeps her readers interest throughout the whole book.
Maddox gets a second chance with Lacey. But is he gonna be able to get her to trust him since he’s been a player for so long. It’s so hard to put your heart out there and make yourself vulnerable. But if Lacey doesn’t then she co
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Wit & Wonder Books
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
***ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review***

Playmaker is a standalone romance by L.P. Dover that will have you wanting to slap Maddox and Lacey upside the head a few times but all in all you will love the book.

Maddox recognizes Lacey when they cross paths at a friend's wedding. After months of pretending he doesn't know her Maddox has enough. He confronts Lacey and begins wooing her determined to make her his.

But Lacey has a hidden connection to Maddox and he is considered
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Rohina
Feb 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, reviews, sports
This is my first book from this series albeit it is the third book but yes, it can be read a standalone.

Honestly, it was an okay read for me. I wasn't particularly wowed by this book that I would go around thrusting it in people's faces to read it.

A quick summary of the book is: Lacey and Maddox married each other 2 years ago in Vegas and after a night full of passion Lacey left Maddox. But Maddox being Maddox hired a PI and found out that Lacey hadn't been exactly forthcoming with her name. T
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Tracy
Playmaker has us on the edge of our seat, waiting to see if Lacey and Maddox will be able to get it together. Secretly married in Vegas, the two have avoided each other for so long, they finally get their second chance.

I loved Maddox. Some of his antics had me rolling my eyes. He seemed to not understand women very well. Once he finally gets his agenda in order, he goes after his wife. His wife just isn't so sure if she wants to be caught. Lacey was very hot and cold with Maddox. I had trouble
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Jess
Jan 13, 2018 rated it it was ok
Playmaker is book 3 in L.P. Dover's Breakaway Series and can be read as a stand alone, which I did.
Lacey and Maddox met in Vegas 2 years ago over spring break where they did a lot of drinking and , on a whim, got married one night.
While Lacey knew exactly who Maddox was, a cocky hockey player who women flocked to, he had no idea she was the sister of a teammate who didn't like him too well. He didn't even know her real name.
The morning after they were married, Maddox woke and found his room comp
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Siobhan
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
Playmaker is the third book in L.P. Dover’s Breakaway series, but it works perfectly fine as a standalone. As a standalone is how I read it, but a part of me does feel as though it may have been a more powerful read if I had a bit of background into the characters – not just the main characters, but the side characters and the drama too.

Despite my interest in Playmaker, despite how I wanted to know more, I found myself having a lot of trouble with this one. It seemed I just could not get into it
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Wendy Livingstone
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the 3rd book in this amazing series, but can be read as a standalone. Maddox and Lacey meet in Vegas, and end up getting married, however, the following morning Lacey just disappears. Now 2 years later, these two meet again at a teammates wedding, and they both avoid the subject of Vegas. This is all very well, until Maddox has had enough and confronts Lacey. Maddox is determined not to let Lacey get away from him, but she does not make things easy with her perception that all hockey pla ...more
Marybeth
Feb 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 1/2 stars!!
Another great read in the Breakaway series by LP Dover! I have been looking forward to Maddox and Lacey’s story and it definitely did not disappoint! I love hockey and I love second chance romances so this is a win-win for me! This is a sweet story with a likable hero and heroine and great supporting characters too!
Although not without struggles to get to their eventual HEA, they clearly loved each other when they married in Vegas two years prior and seeing each other and spending
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Bookgasms Book Blog
Feb 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ratula
I was really excited to start Playmaker by L.P. Dover as this author has a history of delivering hot romance regardless of the type of romance. I really liked her A Circle of Justice series and loved Blocked. In Playmaker, Maddox and Lacey were fantastic. They had great chemistry, banter and a complicated history. This was such a great second chance romance! I could not get enough!

While Playmaker is the third novel in the Breakaway series, this book is a complete standalone but follows Dallas an
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Tami
Jan 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, dover
3.5

Crazy whirlwind romance that ended in a marriage in Vegas. She disappears come morning. He is actually her brother's hockey teammate, but he didn't know it at the time. They are reunited at her brother's wedding.

This review is based on the ARC provided by the author and/or the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.

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Cheryl O'Harney
Feb 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Title: Playmaker (Breakaway, #3)
Author: L.P Dover
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 3/5

This isn’t the first book I’ve read by Dover in-fact I’m a huge fan of her work but I’m sorry to say this one just didn’t do it for me.

I love a good second chance romance itself and when you add hockey into the mix well you can consider it sold but this storyline almost had me heading towards a refund it just seemed patchy and unrealistic. The main protagonists Maddox and Lacey came across as very immature fo
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Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Nov 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Maddox Ledger met the girl all men dream of finding, had an amazing time with her in Vegas, and then Poof! she was gone and it hurt a little more than he cared to admit. When she left she took a little part of him and he has yet been able to fully move on, she just completely vanished from his life without so much as a goodbye and he just doesn't understand why... he thought he had finally found something good in his life. But he's about to have the opportunity to ask her that question, because ...more
Jill M
Feb 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hot-athletes
To be honest this was just an okay read for me. I loved the concept of the story but at times I was frustrated with the characters. Lacey had a lot of insecurities and Maddox could be an idiot at times. When Maddox wasn’t being dumb he had sweet moments. And they were definitely sexy together. It was enjoyable but just fell a little flat for me.
Karen
Dec 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
ARC Netgalley

Lots of lovely characters and a different story. Married in Las Vegas but hiding from her new husband...for two years.

I forgave that immature move on her part be cause of medical school but honestly, a hot hockey player you don't want to see??!!
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Michele A.
Feb 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
We knew in the last book in this series that Maddox and Lacey had a history. What we didn't know was how in depth that history was. Maddox and Lacey connected during spring break 2 years prior and got married. The next morning, Maddox wakes up alone with no wedding ring and the marriage certificate is also missing. Fast forward 2 years later and he finds out that his wife is really his teammate's sister, who even lied about her name. It was kind of unbelievable. I felt bad for Maddox because Lac ...more
April Symes
This is book three in the Breakaway series and can be read as a standalone. You do see Maddox in each book and with each book you get to see how he changed thru the series to date- if you read them in order. Maddox went from being hated by his team to being their brother. With the way the last Breakway book ended, I was hoping we would get his book soon and yes, here it is. I was dying to know what happened between him and Lacey, and I knew it had to be a killer story and I was so right, it is!! ...more
Strider28
Feb 18, 2018 rated it really liked it

L.P. Dover delivers once again with her latest book in the Breakaway Hockey Series. Maddox Ledger is one of the best hockey players in the league and of course he plays for the Charollette Striker’s. Lacey Easton is finishing medical school in New York City when she meets Maddox in Las Vegas. Lacey knows who Maddox is but doesn’t let on. She also lies about her name for reasons you’ll understand later in the book. After two of the best weeks in both their lives Lacey sneaks away leaving Maddox h
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Becky Baldridge
Feb 23, 2018 rated it liked it
I finished this second chance, sports romance with mixed feelings. On the surface, the story is a bit different than most of the genre in that Maddox and Lacey are married when they get their second chance, and there are some interesting characters throughout the book. So, while the bones of the story are good, what started as a promising story line came up a bit lacking. I loved Maddox. He's a little broken but knows what he wants and is willing to do the work to get there. However, Lacey is an ...more
Theresa Alberts
Playmaker by L.P. Dover is the third book in the Breakaway Series. A favorite hockey series of mine, especially after reading Callie and Dallas's book, I could not wait to get my hands on Maddox's story.

Maddox and Lacey are married in Las Vegas, they have an amazing vacation together until she leaves in the middle of the night without a word...or her real name. After employing a PI to find his wife, Maddox finds out that she is none other than the sister of one of his teammates, Dallas Easton.
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Liz
Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
I am enjoying the Breakaway series by L.P. Dover. Who does not love a good sport romance? In Playmaker, the third book in the series, we get Maddox Ledger’s story. He is not ready to settle down my any means, or so we believe, but when the right woman enters his life, will he finally play for keeps?

Maddox is an all-star player for the Charlotte Strikers and is very good at what he does. He may be called arrogant and a hothead, but all he knows is he is a winner. He enjoys the perks of being who
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Tanja OMGReads
Feb 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: omgreads
I'm giving this book a 3,5* rating due to the fact that first 50% of the book I was tempted to DNF it about three times. First I wanted to punch Maddox living lights out with his way off trying to get Lacey to come back to him. Then I wanted to hit Lacey for not trusting Maddox when other women were concerned, but she did expect him to trust her with her friendship with Braeden. Quite frankly I didn't like that guy, but that's beside the point since Maddox and Lacey do end up very happy together ...more
Laura
Feb 25, 2018 rated it liked it
***ARC Provided by the Author/Publisher via NetGalley***

3.5 Stars

I enjoyed this title. I liked, a lot, that Maddox and Lacey, the main characters were married throughout the book (really not a spoiler, you find this out immediately) and that the book is about them figuring out that they actually do want to stay married and that what they have when they met, and married, in Vegas was actually real and was the kind of thing you build from.

It's hard, especially in romance, to write something that f
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Renee Entress
4.5 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, secrets, and heartbreak.

Before reading this story please read the below books first
Hard Stick (Breakaway #1)
Blocked (Breakaway #2)

This is Lacey and Maddox’s story. Maddox is a player on and off the ice. When his friend asks for a favor he knows he can’t refuse. He is going to be involved in a wedding, but he knows that commitment is not for him. When he sees who he is along side of in the wedding party he is happy. It’s someone he
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Mari's Struggle is Real


Lacey and Maddow got married on a drunk weekend in Vegas. The next morning Lacey left him behind without even saying goodbye. Fast-forward a couple of months, Lacey and Maddox are both guest in the same wedding. I’m sorry but I got bored with both characters within 4 chapters.

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MJ's Book Blog and Reviews
Oct 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Review by: Jennifer
(4 stars)

This is the third book in the Breakers series, and just for the sake of returning characters and mentions of previous happenings, I would say to read the previous books before diving into this one. When Lacey and Maddox ran into each other at the party in Dallas and Callie's book, we knew they had known each other before that, we just didn't know how well. Now, we finally get their story. Maddox let Lacey walk away before, he won't make that mistake again.

So, the blur
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Nicole
Mar 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sports-romance
I really enjoyed this one. I loved Maddox. He's come a long way since he first entered the league. It's truly beautiful the way he wants to be a better man for Lacey. She brings out the best in him and gives him the unconditional support he deserves. Only problem Lacey doesn't trust him not to break her heart. She knows the track record hockey players have with the ladies. She doesn't count on Maddox determination to prove he's the one for her. This book had the perfect combination of heat, humo ...more
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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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