LAST CHANCE HERO
What happens when your heart is intercepted before you even know it's in play?
The folks in Last Chance, New Mexico, could not be more pleased. Dr. Jessica MacLeod has opened an office right on Main Street and Any Ryan, the best athlete the little town ever produced, has come home from the NFL to coach the high school football team. Unfortunately, Dr. Jess immediately gets off on the wrong foot with the football-obsessed town when she admits that she's never seena a football game, isn't really interested in doing so, and in fact doesn't know a first down from a goalpost.
Despite having little in common, Jess and Andy find themselves drawn to each other. But when a disagreement over the future of an injured player puts them both on the defensive, it begins to look like this game is over.
Heartwarming conclusion to the A Place to Call Home series. Back in Last Chance one more time to catch up with plenty of quirky characters and former heroes and heroines. You don't need to read the other books first to enjoy this one but I got a kick out of revisiting some old favourites.
I timed the reading of this novel perfectly since I'm not a football fan and I was desperately trying to distract myself from all things football during Superbowl week. So, yes, I did end up reading a book where football was practically a secondary character but I was right there, cheering Jessica on. We bonded over our lack of interest in this crazy sport that takes over the nation every year. So many funny scenes as residents realize that Jess really doesn't know a thing about the game. And worse -- she doesn't want to. Scandalous!
So of course the hero is a former NFL player and the high school football coach who can't comprehend anyone not loving the sport. I won't hold that against Andy though because he's kind-hearted and chivalrous and well...kind of a hunk. His small-town friendly doesn't quite jive with Jessica's big city reserve. Great learning curve for both of them as they adjust to their differences.
Sweet romance with small-town heart.
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