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Defending Hayden by L.P. Dover
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Defending Hayden (Second Chances #7) by L.P. Dover is the story of Derek McLaughlin and Hayden Hunter. It's a story of loss, redemption, and a second chance at love. The characters are believable and flawed just like us all. Their is also a bit of mystery surrounding the story. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed Defending Hayden, it was a an emotional and sweet story. I loved how the other characters from the previous books in the series were incorporated into this story.

Derek is defensive linebacker for the NFL, The Carolina Cougars. He had everything going for him, career, great friends, a beautiful girlfriend, until one frightful night when it all changed for him. He suffered the loss of his girlfriend and unborn child when they were killed in an horrific accident, he was also a victim of. Unable to handle it he turns to alcohol and nameless woman to numb the pain he's in. He up and leaves his home and goes to his friend's ranch in Wyoming to escape the memories that are tormenting him daily. Derek can't stay hidden away forever he has to decide what he wants in life, sober up and get back the life he deserves. Maybe a chance encounter one night with a beautiful woman might help.

Hayden is doctor at who works at a animal hospital, she's dedicated to her job and her animals she cares for daily. Hayden's life consist of working long hours leaving her with very little of a social life, she's been burnt in her past relationship and doesn't want to go through it again. Could she change her mind when she runs into a mysterious man, who also happens to be a big football star. Hayden has no clue who he is because she doesn't follow football.

As time goes on the two start off as friends, Hayden treats Derek as an ordinary guy not some famous rich football star. Derek sees Hayden as a sweet caring woman someone he would like to get know better and want in his life. Getting to the next phase of their relationship is going to be an uphill battle for the two. Someone is out to sabotage Hayden leaving Derek determined he will protect her at all cost.
Can Derek let go of the past and pain and learn to live again? Will Hayden be the one to mend Derek's broken heart? Will the two get their happy ending in life?
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Reading Progress

May 31, 2016 – Shelved
May 31, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
June 14, 2016 – Started Reading
June 14, 2016 – Shelved as: read-arc-beta-read
June 15, 2016 – Finished Reading

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