Series: Boys of Fall
on January 19th, 2015
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Tucker Riley had only one aspiration in high school. Get the hell out of Quinn the second that diploma was in his hands. Tucker was finished picking his drunk, worthless father off the floor night after night, sick of watching his mother work two jobs to keep food on their table because his dad couldn’t support the family. An average student, Tucker saw only one way out—his talent as quarterback on the gridiron. And his plan worked. Problem was college was still school, so after his sophomore year he turned pro and never looked back, never had any regrets.
Except her. Lela and Tucker were childhood sweethearts. Along with Coach, Lela helped him forget about how bad things were at home. Tucker broke up with Lela right after graduation and hit the road. Once he cleared the outskirts of Quinn, he made a vow never to return. For twelve years, he kept that promise, unwilling to face the father he’d cut out of his life and unable to face the girl he never stopped loving.
When Tucker gets a call that Coach Carr has suffered a heart attack and needs help, Tucker is faced with a decision. Does he return with his teammates to help his beloved coach? Does he run the risk of running into the father he’s left in the past? And if he does come home, what does he say to Lela? How can he make up for disappearing from her life so completely?
Tucker Riley. If you’ve read this book, you know that just saying his name means something. I want to find him and jump him. He’s such a sweet talker and all-around nice guy. Oh and he’s a hot-shot football star. Come to momma! Other than his droolworthy…attributes, his journey becoming the person he did at the end of the book had me so engrossed that I practically read it in one sitting.
Tucker hadn’t been back to Quinn, Texas in twelve years. But who could blame him when he was fleeing for his sanity. With some tragedies and a burdensome family member he wanted to distance himself from, he also left behind Lela, his serious girlfriend at the time. Fast forward to twelve years later, Lela has tried dating, but no one can compare to Tucker. I really adored the connection these two had after all this time. They practically couldn’t keep their hands off each other. It was very refreshing.
I love reading stories about second chances at love. I can’t wait to read what else is to come!