Genre: Contemporary Romance
Author: Prescott Lane
Date of Publication: April 15, 2013
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.
Who wouldn't want to marry a Doctor on his way to being the head of Pediatric Cardiology? A girl who already gave away her heart. Emory thought she had moved on from her relationship with her ex Mason. But more than her heart was damaged when they parted ways in college. Now her past and present collide on the day she breaks her engagement to the good Doctor and then runs into, literally, the ex-love of her life Mason. Mason moved on with life rather quickly after their breakup by marrying the money hungry, attention seeking, arch nemesis of Emory. Now he can't get rid of Alexis fast enough. His heart was never in the marriage. Emory found a fulfilling career as a photographer though in her heart she's really a ballet dancer. She lost that dream as well when Mason left her for the NFL. He really screwed the pooch when he chose to walk away from Emory. I loved that the author gave us peeks into their past as the characters would remember back about choices they had made. And though Mason really hurt Emory by his choices, you have to love him when you see the things he did because his heart always belonged to Emory even though he married someone else.
I loved Emory's character. She's strong willed and speaks her mind quickly. She has secrets that only her best friend and room-mate Wesley know. Wesley's character adds so much to the story as well. The other supporting characters, like Mason's brother Steven and his wife Olivia are fantastic and make you hope they will get they're own book. I hated Mason's mother through most of the book. She's a meddling old hag until she saves the day in the end. All of these characters make the story complete as Mason and Emory navigate through finding each other again and trying to get back on a path that keeps them together this time. I loved this story and the happy ending.
Author Bio and Links
She is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and graduated from Centenary College in 1997 with a degree in sociology. She went on to Tulane University to receive her MSW in 1998, after which she worked with developmentally delayed and disabled children. She currently resides in New Orleans with her husband and two children.