Review: Kyle’s Return by L.P. Dover

Kyle’s Return by L.P. Dover
Series: Gloves Off Series (# 5)
Release Date: April 6, 2015
Publisher: self published
Pages: 244
Source: ARC provided by the author for review



I promised myself I’d stay away from dangerous men, but I couldn’t live up to that when Kyle Andrews came back to town. He’s a manipulator, a guy who’ll do whatever it takes to get what he wants, sabotaging anyone who gets in the way. After a fatal fight left him wounded, his UFC career comes to a close. He has nothing, but he’s determined to get it all back.

My name is Megan. I’ve known violence, pain, and what it feels like to be scared to live another day. All of that changed the moment I refused to be a victim. Now that my psychotic ex, Alex, can’t find me, I’ve been given a second chance. I owe my life to my friends. The same goes for Kyle. Without him, I wouldn’t be able to feel.

Everyone hates him. But for the life of me I don’t. There’s something about him I can’t ignore. Being with Kyle makes me want it all. However, in loving a hated man, I didn’t know it’d bring the life I fled from back to haunt me. Everywhere I go danger lurks and bad things happen. Kyle believes it’s because of him, but I’m starting to think otherwise. I think Alex has found me, and if so, this time he’s not going to let me go.


Review:  WOW.  Where can I start with this book?  It is the fifth book in the Gloves Off series.  The series can be read as stand alone books or as a series but to get the most out of the story I suggest that you read them in order.

In Kyle’s story we follow Kyle as he tries to prove to his former enemies that he has changed and that he is not the man that he used to be.  The story is told from Kyles and Megan’s point of view.  This really let’s you understand Kyle and where he came from in the beginning of the series.

The character development in this book is amazing.  Kyle really had no place to go.  He was seen as the lowest of the low the last time we saw him.  The doctor’s didn’t even know if he would walk again.  Now here he is looking for forgiveness.  That in and of itself shows the growth of this character.  The strength that it would take to admit he was wrong after all that has been done is unheard of.

One of the highlights of this book for me was the friendship that forms between Kyle and Megan.  This isn’t a love story rushed into.  Not just a wham bam thank you mam.  It is a true relationship that starts in the beginning with a chance.  A chance to prove who Kyle has become and not to be judged by who he used to be.

As with all the books in this series I have loved them all from the first page to the last.  Although I am said the series is over I am very happy with how it ended.  I give Kyle’s Return a 5 Rose rating.

Favorite Quote:  “And now you’re here to make peace with your sister.  I hope it works out for you.  Kacey has a good heart.  I often wondered how someone like her could have a brother like you.”