Rebecca Stone is smart and driven. She has dreamed of being a sports reporter for her entire life, and now that she has landed her very first job at a TV station in tiny Curtinville, Texas, her dream is starting to become a reality.
The only problem? Curtinville may be small in size, but it's home to plenty of big secrets.
It doesn't take long for Rebecca to figure out that money, power, and greed are the names of the game here. Everything that the beloved Curtinville Cats do on the football field is overshadowed by the dirty deals that are going on behind the scenes. The Cats aren't the only ones who are good at drawing up trick plays. Some of the biggest names in town play dirty tricks every single day.
Rebecca arrives in Curtinville believing that hard work is the key to earning respect and building a successful career. She's so serious about her work that she refuses to give in to her feelings for the steamy ex-quarterback -- even though he has her squarely in his sights. But as she soon learns, doing the right thing doesn't always pay off. In fact, in Curtinville, it can be the easiest way to land in some serious hot water.
How far will Curtinville's elite go to keep their secrets hidden?
How many consequences will Rebecca suffer for exposing the truth?
Will all of those trick plays crush her dreams forever?
A small Texas town, that seems to be full of shady characters, and a college graduate sport journalist Rebecca who is the most naive person ever entered to the journalism world.
The small town seemed peaceful at the first glance, but soon it turned out everyone in the town had some dirty dealings, and just pushing their own agenda.
Against all the odds Rebecca had in town, she came off as innocent and gullible. If someone tells you on the first meeting they are going to destroy you, believing that one lunch is going to make it better, is just naive. And when Rebecca goes after the most powerful men in town by airing a news report, that could destroy many of these power players, without her boss's or networks knowledge -
and is surprised that there is consequences because of her action - really?
I didn't feel the chemistry, connection, between Brock and Rebecca, the romance seemed a bit clumsy at times. There was more heat when angry, drunk Brock had sex with his ex in his car.
And talking about being in a car and drinking, that happens too many times in this story, that the characters were mentioned drinking, being drunk, and then just driving home. One of my pet peeves, and so not okay with me.
The premise for the story seemed like an interesting setting. But Rebecca's wide-eye wondering of the consequences of her actions were just unrealistic. As I state at the 'about' section of the block, I do not like any third party/cheating issues in the stories I read, and Brock's behavior crossed that line with me.
So the conclusion is, being fair and honest, just two spoons from me.
I received a copy of the book, for fair and honest review.
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me