Today is day two and the final day of our pep rally! This is the last of the pep rally posts so make sure you check out the first two posts to get the most entries in this awesome contest. Now get out your pom poms and get ready to cheer on our home team one last time. GO TITANS!
3.5 out of 5 Licks
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.
I’m going to get this out in the open real fast-Wade frustrated the hell out of me! I get that he grew up feeling as though he was living in his brothers shadow, but it sure sounds like he put himself there. He wanted Charlene back in high school but never had the balls to act on it. They were the best of friends and he just rolled over and watched her start a relationship with his brother. Eventually he gets his head out of his ass but it sure takes him a while to figure it out. On the flip side once he does take life by the horns things get super hot and oh so dreamy when he sings to her while doing dirty things. I’m a sucker for music so him singing to her made my heart melt. Charlene and Wade find some interesting places to get wild and I was a little surprised at her willingness to go at it like rabbits all over town and in public. Romance on a timeline always brings out the crazy in both the hero and the heroine so I wasn’t surprised when eventually they had a tiff and each allowed the other to give up and walk away. Thankfully Coach came to the rescue (as he’s prone to do) and helped Wade see the error of his ways. The ending was really sweet. I’m super excited that there are more books to come in this series. So many people have been introduced and I want them all to get a happy ever after. I also liked that Cari brought in a couple from one of her other books. Jazz and Gray definitely made me want to read more about them.
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To enter to win the awesome swag pack pictured below AND all three books in this series click the link below. Make sure you come back tomorrow to read the next two reviews too! Also because I love all my kittens no matter where you live I am going to let this contest be open to International readers as well. Here’s hoping shipping doesn’t put me in the poor house! lol 😉