Published: 29th November 2016
Publisher: Blue Light Publishing
Author: Amy Kyle
Chase Richards had it all: money, fame, a big house, fast cars, and women standing in line to have sex with him. But most of all, he had a promising career as an NFL quarterback, that is until his world comes crashing down the night he gets drunk and slams his Porsche into a tree.
Mollie Carter had loved Chase Richards from the moment they high school. He was the budding football star and she was the head of the yearbook committee. They couldn’t have been more different. Maybe that’s what made their attraction so strong. No one would have imagined they would ever part; least of all Mollie.
Now, two years later, Mollie hears that Chase is coming home, a broken man with no money or prospects.
What will Chase do when he learns that he has a son by the only girl he’s ever loved?
And will Mollie be willing to help Chase put the pieces of his broken life back together again after he broke her heart all those months ago?
WARNING: This ebook contains mature themes and language. Intended for 18+ readers only.
Goes down as another off my 2017 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – A book about a sport, American Football.
Chase Richards thought his goal in life had been filled when he got drafted as an NFL Quarterback from college. Right from high school he could see that goal as being his future. It was one of the things he wanted most, the other being Mollie. From both their flashback memories you can see how they felt about each other. Young love with all its promises and passion but when he got caught up in the mayhem of being a ‘star’ he forgot what he really wanted. Dumped by phone after being with someone for two years and you can see why she would be pissed. So he went on living the life of a star with money, booze, parties and any woman he could want, just not the one he really needed. Two years later and he still thought he had it all. Well when he thought his world should revolve around football he thought he had it all, right up until he drove his Porsche into a tree. It’s after this that he started to realise that the only thing that really meant something was her. After a year in rehab he’s coming home and all he can think about is the girl he left behind. The only one he ever loved and only woman who ever loved him. But in coming home he might be getting a bit more of a surprise than he thought.
Mollie Carter always had a bit of a crush on Chase in high school and its funny when you see how sceptical she is about him wanting to talk to her back then. A few sweet words though and she’s all but putty in his hands, hands that want to keep hold of her. Its not a game and soon they find themselves as the golden couple of high school. Their life was right out in front of them, him being a football star and her becoming a schoolteacher. It might have turned out that way to begin with for them but her plan also had them still being together. She knows he’s coming back home – towns gossip mongers at work – and knows she is going to have to deal with him at some point (especially in regards to her son Tommy) but with two years of hurt and anger built up she’s not looking forward to it. Doesn’t stop her fantasying about the past though where they were quite hot and heavy.
You never know what’s round the corner and coming home will soon turn out to be the best decision he ever made. Arrogant man-child to begin with but he got one hell of a wake up call. The only person he could think of was Mollie and you get the impression he would be willing to do whatever it takes to get her to forgive him and maybe start again. Older is wiser they say and it looks like its working on both sides. Innocence teenage banter was good in flashbacks and I liked that you could still see some of their mannerisms make an appearance when they are older. Mainly when it was to do with their physical reactions to one another. Great short read but I would have liked it to be a bit longer with what happens after he comes home, interesting characters all the same though.
4 out of 5 stars
I received this ARC from the author for my honest review.