Going Long

Boys of Fall

You’ll definitely fall in love with Wade within pages of this story. He’s everything you want in a country singer, including misunderstood. The emotions flew off the page as Wade and Charlene worked on figuring out their relationship. Also, involved are Wade’s brother, Charlene’s ex; Wade’s family, who doesn’t exactly love Charlene; Charlene’s family, who had already made their opinion of Wade known long ago; and their high school football team. Lots of characters making this a complex story with lots of things going on. I found it hard to put it down as I couldn’t wait to see how it would end. The problems weren't quick fixes and the emotions were running raw. Yet, as things were worked through, it became sweet and wonderful and perfect.

This story is part of a series about a high school football team who returns home to help out when their coach suffers a heart attack. Each story can be read alone and in no particular order as all cover the same time period just following different characters. Don’t be surprised when you see the same scene in more than one story.

Wade is trying to figure out his carrier when he received a phone call that sends him back to his home town. Wade doesn’t visit often because he just can’t. The love of his life, the woman he always wanted, married his older brother. Even though they are now divorced, how can he go after her without hurting his family? Plus, Charlene’s life is there while Wade’s is in Nashville. Yet, he has to go home because he has to help coach. Where will this led?

Book Blurb for Going Long

This time, he'll need to hit all the right notes to win the woman he's always loved...

Wade Bennett is used to coming in second to his seemingly perfect older brother. In high school, Colt was a star linebacker while Wade was the punter, an important job without all of the glory. When Charlene Martinez—the only girl Wade ever truly wanted—fell for Colt, Wade decided to take his chances with music and went on the road. Leaving behind his family, his best friend, Rafe, and Charlene, who had feelings for Wade she never allowed herself to feel.

Years in Nashville quickly hardened the dreamy guy who just wanted to sing and hang out with his dog, Melody. His success has given him more than enough money, even if he knows he’ll never be able to compete with his hometown hero big brother. But after Coach Carr's heart attack, Wade comes home to help the man who helped him make the decision to chase his dreams all those years ago.

Now Wade wants to chase a new dream in his old hometown, especially since Charlene is single again after divorcing Colt. And Wade is no longer a boy unwilling to fight for what—and who—he needs.

Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2015 4.50