Series: Boys of Fall Series
Author: Mari Carr
Genre: Romance, Contemporary
Blurb: Tucker had only one aspiration in high school – to get the hell out of town the second that diploma was in his hands. The only way out was his talent as quarterback on the gridiron. And his plan worked. He turned pro his sophomore year of college and never looked back. Never had any regrets.
Except her. Lela and Tucker’s romance had been like a force of nature – steamy, unstoppable and tempestuous. In her arms, Tuck could forget his troubled home life–until a family tragedy made him run, leaving Lela behind. For twelve years he’s stayed far away, unwilling to deal with his drunken father, his mother’s death, and unable to face the girl he never stopped thinking about.
When Tucker gets a call that his high school coach has suffered a heart attack and needs help, he has to make a decision. Does he return with his teammates to help his beloved coach? Does he take the risk of running into his father? What does he say to Lela about the way he disappeared so completely?
And what if the spark that flared so hot between them still exists?
Thoughts: I have to say that I fell in love with this whole series – I devoured each book in no time at all. Tucker and Lela’s story was that heart-clenching tale of love lost but never forgotten – that soul clenching, never fully recovered from, constant ache in your heart love. Tucker loved Lela, but he was eager to get the hell out of Dodge….er, Quinn. Lela, on the other hand, loved her hometown and couldn’t imagine being anywhere else. Years later, that spark is still between them, perhaps stronger than ever…..but will the same things that tore them apart before rip them apart once again?
I hate to say it, but this was my first experience reading a Mari Carr book. I’m not really sure why – I know other “book friends” that have read her, I just haven’t picked up her books before. However, when this chance presented itself, I was really excited to try her books out, and I was thrilled to discover an amazing new author! Lela and Tuck were perfect additions to the Boys of Fall series, and I can’t wait to read more from this group of authors – as well as from Mari Carr herself!