Series: Boys of Fall
on January 19th, 2015
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In a town where football is the main religion and the boys on the field each fall are the deities, Jackson Brady had a charmed life. As the star running back on the sure-to-be Championship team, Jackson was living the dream. Until he pushed his luck just a little too far. And got suspended from the team just before the big game.
All because goody-two-shoes Annabelle Hartington had to stick her nose where it didn’t belong.
Watching his team win the title from the bench was hell and if it wasn’t for Coach Carr’s influence, Jackson would have spiraled completely out of control. Instead, he just spiraled enough to lose his college football scholarship. From there, he took on the bad boy moniker with a passion akin to his passion on the field.
Now, twelve years later, it’s a no-brainer for Jackson when he’s asked to return to Quinn to help his Coach after his heart attack. Jackson’s grown up and gotten over the mistakes of the past. This is his opportunity to make up for everything. But they have to give him a chance.
And when he runs into Annabelle and sees how nicely Dr. AJ Hartington has grown up, he realizes that she is his key to getting back into everyone’s good graces. If the beloved and respected town veterinarian is willing to take a chance on him, then everyone will see that he’s a new man.
All he needs is to show her it’s a win-win situation. And winning is something he takes very seriously.
Anyone that follows this site knows I love me some Erin Nicholas crack…I mean books. I was very excited when I was asked if I wanted to review the books in this series.
Jackson and Annabelle were definitely my favorite out of the Boys of Fall so far. We have some crazy stuff that happened between the two characters in the past that did some damage to Jackson (Of course, what he was doing was pretty taboo…). He always had a bad boy rep, but after this incident, he was taken out of the championship-winning football game that would have defined his career. He moved away from town and straightened out his life, and is doing a lot of good for some disadvantaged boys. After Coach suffers his heart attack and Jackson is asked to come back to Quinn, Texas and help out around the ranch, Jackson figures Quinn is the perfect place to continue giving back to the community. But as small towns go, they don’t like change and the unknown. And Jackson knows Annabelle, the same Annabelle who got him in trouble twelve years ago, is the perfect person to show the community he has changed.
I loved sweet Annabelle. I think she is exactly what Jackson needs. Their chemistry was definitely blazing from page one. I think they both helped each other grow more comfortable with themselves just fit. And Jackson, whoo boy! Where can I find me a Jackson? I love strong male characters who know what they are doing.
I loved being able to read about all the other characters, knowing I’ll be able to read their stories in the future. The whole dynamic of all the guys in Quinn is great. You can tell the old players still have that unspoken bond that a lot of people envy and want. And the other characters added an additional element to the stories that made it that much more enjoyable!