I am a huge football fan. I love the sport and the way the team comes together working for a common goal. As I began to read this book I couldn't put it down. The author does an outstanding job of making you feel like you are watching behind the scenes of a college football team. The details of playing the game are very realistic and makes you feel as if you are in the stands watching as you cheer for your team.
I enjoyed getting to know Cassie as she joins a football team as the athletic academic advisor and assists the training staff . There is something from her past that could cause her not to be an objective person when it comes to the players. Will her past catch up with her? Can she put her anger and unforgiveness aside and be a team player?
Reed is the coach for the receivers of the team and a very likeable person. His passion for the game and his players is a true example of a great coach. He genuinely cares for his team and wants the best for them. He has always thought of himself a disappointment to his dad. Will be be able to prove to his parents that his coaching job is important? Reed wants to please his parents , but it seems like they can't accept his career choice.
There is a budding romance between Cassie and Reed that will soon cause trouble for them. Will one of them have to resign in order to keep seeing each other? Is it possible to keep their relationship a secret? I enjoyed reading how these two characters tried to fight their feelings and stay true to their faith. It is an enjoyable read with a surprising twist in the book that could change the lives of many. The author gives us a glance into lives that struggle with acceptance, unforgiveness and pride.
This may be the author's debut novel, but with writing so explosive and heartpounding I'm sure there will be more books to enjoy from her.
I received a copy of this book from The BookClub Network for an honest review.