Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Slow and Steady Rush by Laura Trentham (Falcon Football, #1)

Slow and Steady Rush
by Laura Trentham

My rating: 5 stars

Series: Falcon Football - Book 1
Publication Date: March 10, 2015
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN-13: 9781466883949
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Print Length: 400 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis:

She lives by the book—and is still searching for her happily ever after.
Darcy Wilde has tried hard not to live up to her last name. As a librarian in Atlanta she lives a fine life far away from the football-obsessed town of her childhood. But when her beloved Grandmother needs help, Darcy takes a leave of absence and heads back to the home and past she left behind. He knows how to play the field—and is in no rush to settle down.Robbie Dalton knows a thing or two about painful pasts. After bouncing around in foster care and the Army for years he is finally ready to move on and make a home for himself in Falcon, Alabama as the newest high school football coach. Sparks fly when the sexy new coach and the sharp-tongued librarian meet, but neither of them is looking to make ties.But when it comes to love, sometimes you’ve gotta throw away the rule book to cross the finish line…Everything changes when Darcy falls in love, not only with the gruff, protective, and smoking hot man who's sharing her days and nights, but also with the complex tapestry of people who weave Falcon together. Could this be where she belongs - and who she belongs with?

Slow and Steady Rush (Falcon Football, #1)My Review
Slow and Steady Rush by Laura Trentham 

When Darcy Wilde left her grandma’s loving home to strike out on her own, she thought she was finished with small towns and small minds. When grandma needed her help, due to an accident, Darcy drops everything, takes time off work, packs a couple of suitcases and comes back to Falcon, temporarily, only. Little did she know she would meet the new high school football coach, become the biggest town gossip of all, spreading an untrue rumor about him and have to atone for her sins. Even more shocking, she finds she likes her “punishment,” maybe just a little too much.

Robbie Dalton has lived through a world of hurt, pain and loss. Falcon was to be his starting point for a new life and hope for a better future. He did not expect Darcy to turn his head and put his heart in a vice. Her sharp and biting tongue often moves faster than her brain, and her stay is temporary, right? That is what they agreed on, but someone forgot to check with their hearts. Will the hot football coach score the final touchdown with Darcy or will his words trip him up at the ten yard line?

Slow and Steady Rush by Laura Trentham is a delightfully sweet, slightly spicy romance between two people who never thought they could find a place to fit in. Ms. Trentham has scored huge in her world building by capturing the essence of a small town filled with quirky, nasty and endearing residents. The familiar high school football pride runs deep and very true to life! She strikes just the right amount of tension, humor and heartache without being angsty and dark as she leads through another day in the life of average America.

From page one, this light romance kept me following willingly along, sometimes smirking, sometimes, shuddering, but always rooting for the “home” team!

I received this ARC edition from St. Martin's Press in exchange for my honest review.

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