Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Book Review: "First Position" by Prescott Lane

First Position

First Position
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.

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4.5 Stars

"What saved her - the only thing that ever saved her - was dancing. First position."

Right at the beginning we meet Emory and Eric. They're probably what the outside world might consider the "perfect couple"... happily making plans for their wedding. But really, it just was Eric pressuring Emory to make a decision she'd been avoiding. After an argument, they end up breaking up... allowing Em to walk away without making another huge mistake in  her life. 

Later that night, fate stepped in. Em literally ran into Mason, her college sweetheart... the one that broke her heart, yet the one she could never forget. After spending six years apart, they both realize their feelings are still very much there. Learning from past mistakes while trying to overcome present day drama, Em and Mason decide to give things another shot. 

 "Please let me go." She tried to wiggle away
"No." He held her tighter. "I'm not letting you go again. I'm still paying for that mistake."

"I never stopped loving you."

Both Mason and Emory have to slowly learn to trust each other and in a way, re-adapt to being in each others lives again. All this while trying to move forward without allowing their past, and the pain that comes along with it, from haunting them. 

"This is what I'm supposed to be doing with my life. Making Em happy."

A lot of obstacles, which I won't mention, come between Mason and Em. Secrets surface one after another... well, those minus the huge one Emory was keeping. This was something that kept me turning the pages because I really wanted to know what she was hiding. Let me tell you, Prescott Lane did not let me down.  Even though I had my theories and I kind of had an idea of what it might be, the way it was written, still broke my heart.  I felt so bad for both Emory and Mason. 

This great debut novel is full of passion, romance, drama, and secrets. Along with its happy ending, really, what's there not to love about it???!  Also, the fact that its written in a third person POV allows the reader to not only connect with all the characters, but also understand them.  

"First Position" is a wonderful story about a second chance at true love that should not be passed up. Go buy this book! 
"Our time is just beginning."

***ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review, Thank you!!!


About the Author:
Prescott Lane

Prescott Lane 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

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