Saturday 19 October 2013

Review ~ First Position by Prescott Lane

Reviewed by Donna ~ 3.5 Stars 
 **Copy received from author for honest review**

“Leaving you that day is the biggest regret of my life. I’m not sure how we have found each other again, but I’m going to make it right.”

This was a really enjoyable read, My only criticism would be I would have liked to have felt a bit more chemistry between Mason and Emory. I just wanted to have connected with them a bit more than I did. They were fab characters but just needed that little bit more.

Emory is a feisty character, she tells it how it is. What you see is what you get and whether you like it or not she will let you have it. These are good traits but can also cause problems. She also has a really caring and compassionate side and this really shows when she is doing the job she loves…photography. She has a knack with children and parents alike and gets the most out of her subjects by putting them at ease. She lives with her gay best friend Wesley (who incidentally deserves a book of his own).

After breaking off her engagement to her fiance Emory literally stumbles into her first time love, what are the chances! He is now a professional football player and is in town for tryouts with another team. Both are shocked that their paths have crossed for a second time.

Daniel Mason was the sole reason for Emory’s heart being shattered. 6 years ago he broke her heart, something that she has never recovered from. Now that he is back on the scene and wanting a “do over” can she really go there again? Could she put her heart back on the line again? Would it survive if they didn’t make it? Would her past come back to haunt her? Emory made some difficult choices and decisions after she split from Daniel the first time, these still haunt her to this day. Can they both overcome their past so that they can live their future?

Mason, he was an NFL player recovering from a significant shoulder injury. He has his own demons to battle. He is separated from his wife (she decided after his career threatening injury he was not worthy of her presence in his life) and he now has to prove to other teams that he still has a few years left in him. He is shocked that he has crossed paths with Emory again and he vows that he will never make the same mistake again. He has never gotten over his one true love and rues the day that he walked away.

Even though I loved Mason, he was dictated to by his family. He did as he was told, he was tied to his mums apron strings and she was the reason behind their break up in the first place. Although she does eventually come good, I truly resented her for the majority of the time she appeared in this book, but I just wanted Mason to stand up to her.

I love second chance love, it is one of my favourite plot lines and I did really enjoy reading their story. It was full of ups and downs as you would expect and it kept me reading. Mason makes a lot of sacrifices to get what he wants in the end and this shows just how much he has matured and has grown a backbone. However I was spitting feathers when he was willing to roll over for his ex-wife!!

Overall an entertaining read.

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