by Prescott Lane
Emory faces life’s challenges at the one place that’s never failed her, the ballet barre. But even the barre can’t steady her when fate brings her face-to-face with her old college flame, Mason, who’s hoping to return to the NFL after a career-threatening injury. Before they can surrender to their sexual desires and find salvation in each other’s arms, they need to come to terms with their past. Mason must confront the demons that have set him on a path of self-destruction, while Emory must decide whether to keep her painful secrets locked away, or expose them and risk losing the love of her life. But nothing can prepare Mason for what Emory has kept hidden, or the possibility that he himself may be to blame for the very secrets she keeps – and why they continue to haunt her.
Kindle Edition, 283 pages
Published April 14th 2013 (first published April 1st 2013)
edition language English
I received my review copy from Author's TapRoom in exchange for my honest review.
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Prescott Lane lives in New Orleans, LA with her husband, two kids, and two dogs. She sold her first story at the tender age of 5 to her father for a quarter and has had a love of writing ever since.
I really enjoyed this book. The characters are great and the story is pretty damn unique for a contemporary NA romance. This story follows Emory, ballerina, and Mason, football star, on their journey back to each other. I love stories like this - second chance love story - so I was completely in love with this book from only reading the blurb. I had high hopes for this debut from Prescott Lane, and I was not disappointed. The characters this author introduces you to are well written and very related-able. They seem like real people and they have drama like regular people... well probably more than most, but that's what makes it such a good story. I loved that Em is a smartass and is strong and loyal. You can see how much she's grown through the flashbacks that are in the story. I loved the writing - it is funny and witty and completely engaging. Mason is a sweetheart. A smart guy who has made mistakes and is trying to set them right and get his life back together. Wesley - well I just loved him - he is such a good friend to Em and has a great secondary story line as well! I really liked the different POVs this book was in, however I will note that these switching POVs need a header or some kind of que when they change. I figured out really fast who was talking with each switch, but a header or que would have made it much easier and more enjoyable throughout the book.
I think anyone who likes contemporary romance will really enjoy this story. It is a great debut piece and I look forward to reading more from Prescott Lane!
until next time,