Making The Play
Series: A Hidden Falls Novel #1
Author: T.J. Kline
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Red's Rating: 5 AMAZING STARS!!!
Everything in Grant McQuaid's life revolves around football, once he was bitten by the football bug as a kid, it hung on tight, and it was the only thing he wanted to do with his life. And now after a injury, he may lose it, and he can't stand the thought of having to walk away from the only thing he has every cared about. Sure he was prepared to retire someday, but it was to be on his terms, and when he was ready to move on, but his injury is forcing him to consider a choice he's not ready to make. Returning home to heal seemed like the perfect idea, and once he is there and meets his biggest fan, and his beautiful mother, he begins to see the appeal of taking his life in a different direction... and begins to realize he has room in his life for more than just football.
Bethany Mills doesn't do dating. relationships, or love thanks to the effects of being abandoned by the man who promised to love her for the rest of his life. Having her husband walk away from her and her son was the hardest thing she has ever had to face, so the idea of letting another man walk into her life makes her more than nervous, and has her wanting to put the brakes on it before the first step in her direction is even made. She knows her son needs some male guidance in his life, but the idea of inviting another man into their lives and risk him walking away when things get too tough to cope with, is more than she is willing to risk... that is until she meets Grant McQuaid!
From the moment I started this heartfelt story I was completely captivated by Ms. Kline's endearing characters and their beautifully executed story, each word stirred my emotions and had me feeling the intent behind every one of them. From the instant these two stumbled into each other's lives it was evident they belonged together, and needed each other more than either one cared to admit, and I thoroughly enjoyed watching them wage the war on their good sense and desires. Being a parent myself I understood Bethany's reservations about letting someone into her life and the effect it would have on her child, and I think Ms. Kline handled the tough subject matter wonderfully, and gave it a very realistic and tangible feel. I also enjoyed the way she touched on each family member in the McQuaid family, and gave us a taste of what is to come for them in further installments in this series, and I have to say I cannot wait to dive in!!
I highly recommend you give this one a try, Grant and Bethany's path to finding their happily ever after is quite enchanting and is certain to leave you with a happy heart!!
ARC given by the Avon Publishing, via Tasty Book Tours & Edelweiss, in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.
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