Emory faces life’s challenges at the one place that’s never failed her, the ballet barre. But even the barre can’t steady her when fate brings her face-to-face with her old college flame, Mason, who’s hoping to return to the NFL after a career-threatening injury. Before they can surrender to their sexual desires and find salvation in each other’s arms, they need to come to terms with their past. Mason must confront the demons that have set him on a path of self-destruction, while Emory must decide whether to keep her painful secrets locked away, or expose them and risk losing the love of her life. But nothing can prepare Mason for what Emory has kept hidden, or the possibility that he himself may be to blame for the very secrets she keeps – and why they continue to haunt her.
I was contacted by the author to review this book in exchange for an honest review. Once I started reading this one I had a hard time putting it down. First Position is a story about a second chance at true love. It doesn't always work out the first time. That is what happened to Emory and Mason. This book brought together all the things that I love. Sports, love, and super hot romance. Emory and Mason happen to bump into each other at a bar. This causes the spark to reignite between them. Their relationship in college did not end well and neither of them have really recovered. There are a lot of insecurities and broken hearts to get over before they can really have a relationship. Will the secrets they are both keeping ruin their relationship? Will they be able to get over their insecurities and move on? Will Emory be able to tell Mason her secret?
I love the other characters in the book. Wesley is amazing. He is such a good friend to Emory. He was there for her since the day they met. Through some truly terrible times when Mason wasn't there. Oh yea, he's gay so not a romantic threat. His boyfriend Tomas is an amazing cook and that's a good thing considering how much Emory likes food. Steven, Mason's brother, is great too. He is Mason's manager and I love when he nags on Mason! Olivia, Steven's wife, is hilarious. She is a loud/speak your mind type. She is a great comic relief.
Mason is an NFL quarterback recovering from a shoulder injury. It was the type that may end his career so he is now looking for a team that will sign him. He doesn't admit it right away but, he never stopped loving Emory. He always regretted the way things ended between them. I am glad he finally admits it because it was a crap thing he did to her. He makes up for it though. His secrets have a way of getting out and I was mad at the way Emory reacted. Considering her secret was HUGE! She was being a tad hypocritical. These two are perfect for each other despite all that. Their love is true and heartbreaking at the same time. I loved their story. It seems that true love transcends time.
This was an amazing love story. It had its ups and downs but, was great. I had some trouble sometimes figuring out who was taking or who's thoughts I was reading but, other then that it was a great story. I am so glad the author reached out to me!