Friday, September 18, 2015

Book Review: First and Goal...plus a special giveaway

By Sara Steven

Harper Duquaine comes from a family of football enthusiasts. Problem is, she never paid much attention to the ins and outs of the game. In an attempt to play nice and gain acceptance from her co-workers, she joins their fantasy football league, only to find out that it’s not nearly as simple as she figured it would be. Who knew the intricacies involved with choosing a lineup? Taking into account real-life player’s stats, not to mention the role fate plays during any given game, there’s never a sure guarantee. It’s a gamble from one lineup to the next! What did she get herself into?

Harper doesn’t like to gamble. Not with her stats, or her heart. When she finds herself falling for Brook, a high school football coach who has a heart of gold, she knows she needs to put her feelings in check and keep her eye on the prize. He’s a fellow league member. It’s not a good idea to get involved with your competition, especially the guy who has a winning streak. It’s best to keep things as professional as possible. If only her heart would obey!

I have to admit to something. Me, personally? I’ve never been a fan of football. I didn’t grow up around football enthusiasts. No one in my family ever took in a game, we never got excited over throwing the ol’ pigskin around, or had a favorite team we rooted for. I catch the occasional Super Bowl while chowing down on chips and dip, but that’s about it. Laura Chapman has done a phenomenal job creating fun, realistic characters that you will easily identify with and fall for, no matter your football background. After reading Harper's experiences, I’ve had a major change of heart. I want to sign up with a league myself!

It takes a lot of guts to play in what might be considered a “man’s game.” First & Goal proves to all of us that it doesn’t matter if you’re a guy or a girl. All that matters is whether or not you’ve got your head in the game.

Thanks to Laura Chapman for the book in exchange for an honest review. She has a $20 Amazon gift card for one lucky reader anywhere in the world!



How to win: Use Rafflecopter to enter the giveaway. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. If you have trouble using Rafflecopter on our blog, enter the giveaway here.


a Rafflecopter giveaway


Worldwide. Giveaway ends September 23rd at midnight EST.

29 comments:

Laura Chapman said...

Thanks so much for featuring FIRST & GOAL on the blog. I'm glad you enjoyed it, Sara! Thanks for another great review.

susieqlaw said...

Girl Scouts

Janine said...

Ummm.... I joined Facebook to make new friends.

Kathy E. said...

I joined the local city choir and have made many wonderful friends who share the same passion for music that I do!

Suburban prep said...

After a serious health issue, I was a bit housebound then as I was given permission to do things I found a knitting store and learned to knit and then from there I joined a Friday night knitting group. This was time to gather bring goodies and talk. Oh and knit.

Jennifer said...

I haven't joined something in order to make friends specifically, but I make friends easily at work or through other things I participate in. Facebook has been a great way to reconnect with old friends and make lots of new ones, too.

Kelly Rodriguez said...

I joined a weight loss group to meet new people.

Holly said...

It's a great question, but you stumped me. I can't think of a thing I've joined for the express purpose of making friends!

leigh newton said...

I joined the PTFA when my kids were young and ended up being secretary for 10 years. Made some great friends xx

traveler said...

I joined a gym and became fit and inspired and met many friends there.

Grandma Cootie said...

What a fun story. And Fantasy Football isn't that easy! I joined various book clubs to meet people (and read new books!).

Jessica Meddick said...

Gym =]

BhartiC said...

Reading is a Fab hobby and I joined author groups on fb to conenct with other bookworms.

BhartiC said...

Reading is a Fab hobby and I joined author groups on fb to conenct with other bookworms.

Britney Adams said...

I remember being in Girl Scouts as a young girl.

Anne Rightler said...

I joined a Bible study at church.

Mary Preston said...

I can't think of a time that I joined something just to my friends. The friends part was a by-product.

bn100 said...

haven't done that

Carol Doscher said...

I joined an exercise and weight loss problem and
have made some wonderful friends. We are there to
support each other on our journey to get healthy

Carol Doscher said...

I joined an exercise and weight loss problem and
have made some wonderful friends. We are there to
support each other on our journey to get healthy

penney said...

This sounds good thanks for the review,
Penney

Marsha Bachmeier said...

I got a job! :D I don't have any recollection of joining any groups 'to make friends.' I'm a bit of an introvert, so I tend to stick to myself, but I've met many good friends through work over the years. :)

Patricia said...

Yes, joined a street hockey team. It's great.

Katherine Ivan said...

I joined my local epicureans group with the goal of discovering new restaurants and connecting with like-minded foodies.

Margie said...

I joined a ladies' craft group.
Thanks for the giveaway.

landofisolatedcreatures said...

A hobby I took up was book blogging and it has been so much fun!

Laurie Bergh said...

To make new friends I joined a church and got involved in the new member classes, women's ministry, and church choir.

Kelly M said...

I started a book club and have made a lot of new friends.

Sheri Wong said...

I joined a Hawk Watch group to meet new people.