Title: Going for the Hole
Author: L.P. Dover
Genre: Sports Rom/Com
Cover Designer: Letitia Hasser @ RBA Designs
Grip it softly.
Stroke it smooth.
And you’ll sink right into the hole. That’s my motto both on and off the golf course. The women come in full supply everywhere I go and there are no complaints. Maybe it’s the size of my driver that gets them going.
I’m Lucas “Ace” Montgomery, professional golfer and world record holder for the longest drive in golf history. The PGA Tour has been my life, but it’s time for a break. A few relaxing weeks of drinking and golf with friends in Myrtle Beach is what I need. However, when a bright pink ball knocks me out on the course, and a blonde beauty comes to my aid, I expect to see a gallery girl, a.k.a a member of the Party Groupie Association. Trust me, those girls know how to have fun. Although, to my surprise, it’s not what I get at all.
Dr. Ashley Locke is beautiful and everything I’d want if I was ever to get serious about someone. Unfortunately, she has no interest in me whatsoever which only makes me want her more. All she wants is to get through her friend’s bachelorette weekend and go back to her life. But after injuring me on the course, I’m not letting her run away so easily. When I want something, I get it.
I’m not competing for money this time. All I want is to win her heart.
“When can I see you again?”
I shook my head. “I don’t think that’s a good idea.”
“I took a needle in the ass for you. Surely, that deserves more of your attention?”
Why did he always have to give me that devilish smile of his? As much as I wanted to hate it, I couldn’t. “Why are you doing this? Can’t you find someone else?”
“Of course I can, but I want you. We can have secret meetings in here if you’re still embarrassed to be seen in public with me.”
I rolled my eyes. “I’m not embarrassed. You’re you, and I’m a respectable member of society.”
He burst out laughing. “Okay, I see how it is.”
“I just don’t want the publicity,” I added. “You can understand that, right? You of all people should know what it’s like not to have privacy.”
His smile faded. “You’re right, I do, but it’s my life. I can’t change who I am.” My body shivered with the intensity of his stare. “For once, I thought I’d found someone who wanted me for me and not my money or fame.”
Guilt racked my body and I sighed. “Okay, I give in. I can see you tomorrow, after I get out of the spa. Maybe we can order in room service.”
Eyes twinkling, he went over to the door and opened it. “Now that’s a plan I can get behind.”
Before I could walk out, he stood in my way, body close to mine. “I’m going to break through that ice wall of yours, sunshine. One way or another.”
I batted my eyelashes in an innocent matter. “Good luck with that.”
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, the Society X series, the Circle of Justice 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.
4 out of 5 stars
I LOVE watching golf. Growing up, my dad was a big fan of golf, and my love of watching the game has continued into adulthood. So when I saw a book about a famous golfer, I was intrigued.
Lucas Montgomery is the “Jordan Speith” of the golf world and at the top of his game. He decides he needs a vacation, and heads to Myrtle Beach for a month. While there, he meets a woman who grabs his attention instantly. He introduces himself as Bryson, and she introduces herself as Sarah. Sarah is actually Dr. Ashley Locke. She is staying at a resort for the week with her future sister-in-law before her wedding. Ashley doesn’t realize who Lucas is, and he likes the anonymity.
Ashley goes to play a round of golf (which she enjoys and is good at) and her ball goes awry and ends up hitting Lucas. He pretends he gets hit in the head and has a concussion as a way to spend more time with Ashley, who is blowing him off. This is how their relationship begins to form.
I’m not a huge fan of insta-love, but I do believe that when you meet the “one”, you know, and Ashley and Lucas were each others “one”. Lucas was there was his brother Aiden, and his best friend Noah, who instantly connected with Ashley’s best friend, Harper. Ashley and Lucas had great chemistry and banter.
I guess I don’t follow the tabloids enough to know if a golfer’s love life is big news, but it sure seemed to be in this book. Yes, Tiger Woods made headlines but it was for different reasons. I don’t know who Rory McIlroy is dating or not dating. So the paparazzi piece to the story felt inauthentic.
The characters, however, were really great. I loved Lucas. He was so funny and sweet to Ashley. He knew right away that she was the one. Ashley was a little harder to convince, having come off a bad relationship. But once she finally opened herself up to him, it was great.
I absolutely LOVED the epilogue in this book. It was so sweet and the perfect ending. It made me really happy:)
Overall, this was a great little read and I would recommend it.