The Carolina Cougars keep fighting for love as the Second Chances series from bestselling author L. P. Dover continues! In Defending Hayden, a damaged football star teams up with the only woman who can take the pain away. No one's tougher than Carolina Cougars linebacker Derek McLaughlin. But when a fatal car accident claims the life of his girlfriend, Derek finds himself caught in a destructive spiral of drugs, alcohol, and meaningless sex. But not even a string of one-night stands can ease the hurt. Football is all he has left. Then fate leads him back to the scene of the crash, and into the arms of a kind, gorgeous woman who sees past his facade to the man he once was...?nd can be again. When a chance roadside encounter brings Derek into her life, veterinarian Hayden Hunter isn't fooled by his bad attitude: All bark and no bite, he's hiding a wounded heart beneath that gruff demeanor. And Hayden wants to be the one to kiss it all better. Soon they both find that a dose of passion is potent medicine. But when a hidden enemy lashes out at Hayden, Derek steps up to do what he does best: put his body on the line in the name of love. Don't miss any of New York Times bestselling author L. P. Dover's red-hot Breakaway novels: HARD STICK | BLOCKED Or these heartwarming Second Chances romances: CATCHING SUMMER | DEFENDING HAYDEN | INTENDED FOR BRISTOL "L. P. Dover knows how to create the men who make us swoon, the book boyfriends we all want."-New York Times bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin Praise for Defending Hayden "L. P. Dover delivers a sexy and intriguing romance with Defending Hayden, sure to get your heart beating."-New York Times bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin "Sexy and emotional with characters you will root for, Defending Hayden is a great addition to the Second Chances series!"-Elisabeth Barrett, author of the Return to Briarwood series "Defending Hayden is a smart and heartwarming story that is impossible to put down. Throw in a sexy football player and some lovable animals and you're all set."-Stina Lindenblatt, author of This One Moment Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
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