Thursday, 13 October 2016

Blog Tour / Book Musings - Making the Play by T J Kline



An NFL player who finds love when he least expects it…


MAKING THE PLAY
Hidden Falls #1
T.J. Kline
Released Sept 27th, 2016
Avon Impulse


T.J. Kline launches a brand new series with the charming story of an NFL player who finds love when he least expects it…

Grant McQuaid has dedicated his entire life to his football career. Now an injury threatens his place on the team and he’s forced to return home to rehabilitate. But when he meets his “biggest fan,” a precocious, blue-eyed, hearing impaired boy named James—and his beautiful mother, Bethany—Grant begins to question whether football is the future he still wants.

Bethany Mills has been doing just fine since her husband walked out on them… and she definitely doesn’t need another man to disappoint her—or her son. But when James runs into his hero at the park, Bethany admits there is a void in her son’s life that she just can’t fill. Her attraction to the handsome football star is undeniable, but a man in the limelight is the last thing she wants for herself, or James.

Grant doesn’t want to subject Bethany to the chaos of dating a professional athlete. But the more time he spends with her and James, the harder it is to resist making a play for her heart…

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My Musings :

I have received free book from the author.

Another new author to add to my TBR and favourite lists. I have always loved sports based romances and I am always for a lookout for authors in that genre. And this author gives a very good start to a new series. She is new to me so this is my debut read of her books. I can say without hesitation that I loved the characters and the story.

The protagonists, Bethany and Grant tug on the heartstrings without any effort. Bethany is a single mother with a special needs kid, James. And Grant is a popular football player. Bethany is disillusioned because of her ex-husband and she is afraid to live again. She shields herself and James from people and situations, good and bad. I could relate to her struggle because it is a default reaction of a person who has been hurt too much and couple it with a mother's protective instincts, it makes sense completely.

Grant isn't a typical jock. He feels too much with respect to his personal and professional lives. I loved the way he interacts with James. And as for James, he stole my heart in the beginning with his strength and courage. All the other characters filled up the story with ease. I loved reading about Grant's family dynamics. I hope they each get a separate book in this series.

The story was at a good pace and it was a very fast read. This is a wholesome romantic entertainer which made me run the gamut of emotions. The author sure does know how to engage a reader and I look forward to reading her other books.

My rating : 5/5



T. J. Kline was raised competing in rodeos and Rodeo Queen competitions since the age of 14 and has thorough knowledge of the sport as well as the culture involved. She writes contemporary western romance for Avon Romance, including the Rodeo series and the Healing Harts series. She has published a nonfiction health book and two inspirational fiction titles under the name Tina Klinesmith. In her very limited spare time, T.J. can be found laughing hysterically with her husband, children, and their menagerie of pets in Northern California.



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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for hosting MAKING THE PLAY today!

    Crystal, Tasty Book Tours

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