Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Review - First & Goal by Laura Chapman

SUMMARY
When Harper Duquaine’s no-nonsense approach to work unintentionally ruffles the wrong feathers at her new job, she joins her co-workers’ fantasy football league to prove she can hang with the guys. Only problem: she doesn’t know a sleeper from a keeper (or any of the other lingo thrown her way).

Embroiled in a world of lineups, stats, and trades, Harper’s quest to make nice topples when her competitive streak emerges. And her promise to herself that she’ll be a strong, independent woman and leave the drama and heartache behind is seriously tested when she catches the attention of her two biggest competitors: J.J., a local celebrity determined to win a fantasy championship, and Brook, the mild-mannered coach who seems too good to be true. Both threaten her resolve to remain single… and, more importantly, her chances at winning the prize pool.

With a slew of conflicting advice in her real and fantasy worlds, Harper must figure out how to play the game and come out a winner.


MY REVIEW 
First of all, what did it take me so long to read this?  That was a total fumble on my part, sorry Laura!  
Second, I am IN LOVE with this cover!  It's simple yet gorgeous!
Where do I begin - this story has a little bit of everything - Fantasy Football (which I have called Fairy Football in the past haha), love, family, and DRAMA for days!  Perfect Touchdown if you ask me!
Harper has become one of my favorite character's in 2016, she is smart, funny, not afraid of a challenge, goal oriented, and knows a little about football!
When she arrives at the dealership she is all business, she has been sent there to turn it around and she is set on doing just that.  That is until her boss calls her into the office - did he really tell her she is TOO productive?  She needs to relax on the changes that she is making?  So basically he wants her to be a slacker and make friends?  That is insane...and yet entertaining all at the same time!
And what better way to fit in with the good ole boys network, join their Fantasy Football League!  Boy does she have her work cut out for her, she knows her Packer's, but will that really help?

Football aside, she learns which co-workers are trying to get in her pants, which she can trust to save her, and maybe which to fall in love with?


You will not be disappointed with this sexy, witty, and dare I say football oriented romantic comedy (do those words really all fit together?)!  

Sit back, grab a beer, watch a little football and watch the sparks fly!

BEER SELECTION
MY RATING
I was in love with the story line and characters from the get-go!  I recommend this book to all Rom-Com readers even if football isn't your thing, you will LOVE it!  5 wine glasses all the way!