New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cora Carmack follows up her trio of hits—Losing It, Faking It, and Finding It—with this thrilling first novel in an explosive series bursting with the Texas flavor, edge, and steamy romance of Friday Night Lights.
In Texas, two things are cherished above all else—football and gossip. My life has always been ruled by both.
Dallas Cole loathes football. That’s what happens when you spend your whole childhood coming in second to a sport. College is her time to step out of the bleachers, and put the playing field (and the players) in her past.
But life doesn’t always go as planned. As if going to the same college as her football star ex wasn’t bad enough, her father, a Texas high school coaching phenom, has decided to make the jump to college ball… as the new head coach at Rusk University. Dallas finds herself in the shadows of her father and football all over again.
Carson McClain is determined to go from second-string quarterback to the starting line-up. He needs the scholarship and the future that football provides. But when a beautiful redhead literally falls into his life, his focus is more than tested. It’s obliterated.
Dallas doesn’t know Carson is on the team. Carson doesn’t know that Dallas is his new coach’s daughter.
And neither of them know how to walk away from the attraction they feel.
This book was easily my favorite book that Cora Carmack has written. Pretty much from the first moment she mentioned Carson I think I automatically fell in love. He gets a special place in your heart right away because he hasn’t had the easiest time getting to where he is now, which makes you respect him. Though I never watch many sports in real life, I love to read about them in books and this book is no exception.
I felt for Coach Cole whenever he would get into an argument with Dallas. I mean he had to raise her alone and I think he did a damn fine job, she’s a functioning human being who knows what she wants to do with her life and seems to have common sense. I cringed at times when Dallas would be a little harsh with Coach.
Dallas’s character was really well written and is accurate for that age she is. I was impressed by how well her dancing was described in this book. She seems like someone I would probably get along with in real life. I have already professed my love for Carson and I really liked how his character was written, he had an awesome sense of humor, which in a guy is one of my favorite qualities, and he just seemed like a genuinely nice person, he was also crazy dedicated and damn it’s impressive how much time he put into football. Dallas and Carson’s relationship was super cute, how they just hung out after their first meet and greet and just got to know each other. Levi on the other hand seemed like a giant asshat. Just arggghh….come on dude, you are not all that. Ryan was a pretty awesome dude, he was a really sweet guy and seemed like a really trustworthy friend. Stella is a bit crazy at times and is kind of out there, so at times I was like. whoa there.
The story line of this book flowed really well and it all connected beautifully to create this book. I ship this book and can’t wait for the next one in the series to come out.