Publisher: Entangled Publishing (Bliss) (September 24, 2012)
Show choir teacher Tess Johansson loves three things: music, her job, and sharing that passion with her students. But when a school budget crisis forces funding to be pulled from either the sports or music programs, she finds herself going head to head with Jack, the gorgeous new football coach who broke her heart fifteen years ago.
Jack Marshall wants two things: to be closer to his young daughter and to make his mark as a football coach. Taking the new job, with the promise that he’d have time to build a solid team, gave him both. But now he must win the season with a group of boys who aren’t anywhere near ready or he’ll lose everything he’s worked so hard for. Being pitted against Tess, the summer love he never forgot, is like being fourth and long with only seconds on the clock.
On opposing sides of a fierce battle and with everything at stake, Tess and Jack find themselves torn between doing what it takes to win and doing what it takes to be together.
First I have to say that I love the title. It’s a wonderful play of words considering the professions of the main characters.
Tess and Jack met when they were 16 years old. He was her first love and the first one to break her heart. Now 15 years later, they meet again during the first day of class during the faculty meeting. She is the show choir teacher and he is the new football coach.
Unfortunately this will not be a good start to their reunion. She cannot forgive him for what he did 15 years before and now they also have to compete against each other to keep their jobs.
They each have something that’s holding them back from a relationship. But can they get past the current competition to keep their jobs and the past mistakes in order to build something new and get their HEA or will their love for their job and their responsibilities to others keep them away from each other?
I liked that Jack and Tess had everyday problems and things to deal with. As well as the fact that they have lessons to learn in order to be able to have a relationship and their HEA. The story line was fun and interesting. Recommended Read.