24 September 2013

First Position by Prescott Lane - Book Review

 Emory faces life’s challenges at the one place that’s never failed her, the ballet barre. But even the barre can’t steady her when fate brings her face-to-face with her old college flame, Mason, who’s hoping to return to the NFL after a career-threatening injury. Before they can surrender to their sexual desires and find salvation in each other’s arms, they need to come to terms with their past. Mason must confront the demons that have set him on a path of self-destruction, while Emory must decide whether to keep her painful secrets locked away, or expose them and risk losing the love of her life. But nothing can prepare Mason for what Emory has kept hidden, or the possibility that he himself may be to blame for the very secrets she keeps – and why they continue to haunt her.

The Ballerina 
Emory Claire was a stunning ballerina in college. She was hoping to make it professionally someday. She met Mason, and fell in love with the football star. Everything was just in place, what she didn’t expect was for Mason to break her heart and leave her prior to her graduation. She had loved him with all her heart, and moving on was hard. Then an injury had shattered her dreams and left her more broken than before. 
 Years later, she was about to get married to her fiancé, Eric when she got cold feet and decided to call off the wedding. That night, she stumbled upon the least person she expected to see, her old flame, the one who broke her heart, the one who left her, the one she was never really over with – MASON. Her life had been through a serious dramatic change, but with her friend Wesley, she had survived it. Mason is going to have a very hard time to convince her to just accept him. If he thought he could just strut in back into her life – then he was in for a big surprise. She’s now a woman who knows exactly what she wants and is not afraid to tell him so. 
 The Football Player 
Mason’s dream was the NFL. He wanted to make it big – so when insecurities and doubts about his future set in he made a stupid decision and walked out on Emery. It was immature, unintelligent decision which made me hate him (for a while at least). After a devastating injury, 
Mason is trying to put his life and his career back on track. He’s scouting for a new team to play for. His life is in jumbles – his trophy wife is giving him  a hard time with the divorce, seeing Emory and learning that she’s engage is even harder. He knew he had done her wrong back then and he was willing to make up for it to have her back into his life. BUT – Eric still wants Emory back and Alexis will do everything to make Mason stay. 
 The Secondary Characters 
Besides our couple, Prescott Lane also gave us a glance of other characters in the story. Wesley, the gay best friend is an amazing friend and would always be there for Emory although he has his own family and boyfriend issues as well. We are also introduced to Mason’s brother Stephen and his wife, Olivia – an amazing couple, especially Mason’s sister-in-law who is brave enough to speak her mind.

The Secrets 
Both of them had secrets that they have been keeping from each other. Emory is hiding a devastating secret from her past, and Mason is keeping something from her about his future. I can’t understand Emory – she wanted him to be very HONEST with her and yet she had been keeping IMPORTANT things from him too. I was waiting for her to finally tell him. After all, she demanded honesty from him. It would just be fair if she’d be honest too, right? 
 Second Chances, Old Flames Rekindled 
First position is a love story about between two people who had done wrong to each other in the past, made awfully wrong decisions that had kept them apart, but is now given another shot at love and making things right. They may have imperfections: Emory might be unreasonable at times and Mason can be immature – but their love and devotion to each other would make you love them more. The epilogue was perfect ending to wrap up this amazing tale of old romance and second chances. 

*ARC Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.

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