Thursday, September 10, 2015

New Adult Review: Under the Lights


 * First book in a new series *
Chase could be having the worst day. His long time girlfriend left him for another man and his business partner took their money and left. Then the phone rings.

Kelly, the daughter of his high school football coach, wants his help fundraising for the team. If they don't raise enough money, there's no team. With nothing left to lose, he gives in to the guilt.

The once golden boy returns home without a plan for his future and no present. As he starts volunteering, he remembers his past and how he felt like a hero winning the state championship. He wants other boys to have that chance.

He wouldn't mind having a chance with Kelly either...
My Thoughts: I really liked this book. It reminded me of Friday Night Lights (set 10 years in the future). 

I felt bad for Chase because he worked hard but his entire life fell apart. I did admire the way he picked himself up - determined to start over and not live in his glory days.

I loved Kelly - how she cared for the kids, how she took her job seriously, and how she gave back to the community.

I really liked meeting the younger players and the former players. They had a lot in common. I liked how the coach shaped a generation of boys becoming men and how he had expectations of them. 

Source: My Library
Cover Thoughts: Cute
Final Thoughts: I can't wait to read more in this series: sports, romance, and witty banter all make me a happy reader.

1 comment:

audreygreathouse said...

This sounds like a really fresh, young voice for something that is clearly in the realm of adult fiction. I think having that kind of disaster in his immediate past would probably give him a lot of interesting complexities to the way he moves forward with his life, and probably adds a layer of depth to how he interacts with Kelly, too. It sounds like a well-written book...I'm not sure I'm ready to dive into a sports-drama books though XD