Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Last Chance Hero (A Place to Call Home #4) By: Cathleen Armstrong

Back of the Book

The inhabitants of Last Chance, New Mexico, could not be more pleased. Dr. Jessica McLeod has opened an office right on Main Street. Andy Ryan, the best athlete the little town ever produced, has ended his short career in the NFL and has come home to coach the mighty Pumas of Last Chance High. Unfortunately, Dr. Jess immediately gets off on the wrong foot when she admits that she's never seen a football game, isn't really interested in doing so, and, in fact, doesn't know a first down from a home run. Meanwhile, Coach Ryan is discovering that it's not easy to balance atop the pedestal the town has put him on. When this unlikely pair is drawn together over the future of a young player--whose gifts may lie in the laboratory rather than on the football field--they begin to wonder if they might have a future together as well.

With the flair that has made her Last Chance books a favorite among readers of contemporary fiction, Cathleen Armstrong draws on the passion Americans have for the traditions of small-town high school football.

My thoughts

I wanted to love this book, it has all the makings of an extraordinary, entertaining novel, but somehow it missed the mark.  You never get to understand Jess and Ryan's characters, and the time frame when their relationship was developing is skipped over.  On the flip side, many of the characters from the last 3 books are entertaining, well written, and their interactions enjoyable.   Last Chance Hero is light hearted, clean, and entertaining, just don't expect to much from Jess and Ryan but enjoy the other Characters.

I was given this book free for my honest review from Revell Publishing.

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