The Hard Way by Katie Ashley
Release Date: 31/08/16
Cade Hall has always been the golden boy of the gridiron. Because of his talent at football, coupled with his father’s wealth, he’s always gotten his way. But when a night of drunken debauchery lands him in hot water with the college athletic board, neither his influential father nor his charming grin can save him. He finds it a total buzz kill when he is sentenced to community service with troubled youth at an inner-city shelter. But his nightmare is only beginning when his greatest high school regret is the very one in charge of the program, and she has him by the balls in more ways than one.
For Avery Prescott, senior year was a nightmare of epic proportions, and Cade Hall played the lead villain. After she fled her small town for college in the bright lights of Atlanta, she thought she had escaped the painful memories of her past. She never could have imagined Cade would waltz through the door of the outreach program she presided over. But Avery has news for Cade–she isn’t the same shy, doormat of a girl she was in high school. Since she holds Cade’s football future in her hands, she’s more than ready to make payback a real bitch.
Will the two stay in the defensive zone or discover that sometimes life’s greatest lessons are learned the hard way?
3.5 Lost Love Stars on Goodreads, Read from August 30 to 31, 2016
I dived into this book and was surprised at how I got into it straight of the bat. I’m not to into Second Chance Love stories but with this it just flowed so beautifully. This is the 2nd second chance book I read this month that I loved go figure!
“I’m surprised you chicks don’t have a secret club for taking down man whores and making them commit.”
“I bent my head to kiss her. There was no lust behind the kiss – it was only love. It was sweet, pure, and honest. I’d never kissed another girl like that in my life, and I never would again.”
It was Gut Wrenching at times, you could feel the pain with Avery especially. Even with Cade, You wanted to hate him but I just couldn’t get there. I liked the way that you could identify with peer pressure, which I think Cade often fell into. This is a love story with a twist and it was a really great read. Prepare for a good cry at times though.
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About Katie Ashley
Katie Ashley is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her daughter, Olivia, and her two very spoiled dogs. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Harry Potter, Shakespeare, Supernatural, Designing Women, and Scooby-Doo.
With a BA in English, a BS in Secondary English Education, and a Masters in Adolescent English Education, she spent 11 1/2 years educating the Youth of America aka teaching MS and HS English until she left to write full time in December 2012.
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