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Monday, December 23, 2013

First Position by Prescott Lane (Book Review)

In association with Pump Up Your Book! Virtual Book Publicity Tours, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book tour event for First Position by Author Prescott Lane!

Book Review

First Position by Prescott Lane
Publisher: Independent Self Publishing
Publication Date: April 15, 2013
Format: e-Book - 283 pages / Kindle - 446 KB 
Genre: Contemporary Romance / Sports Themed

BUY THE BOOK: First Position

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Pump Up Your Book! Virtual Book Publicity Tours.

Book Description:

Emory faces life’s challenges at the one place that 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.

Book Excerpt:

“So, little miss, want to fess up to what you were doing yesterday?”

“Well, it depends,” she said. “Before or after, I threw my half-naked body at Mason?”

Wesley dropped the knife. “Excuse me?”

Tomás raised his eyebrows and gave her a smile. “It was just for a little while,” she said playfully.

“How little?” Wesley munched on his biscuit.

“Not too long.”

“How naked?”

“I told you -- about half.”

“Which half?”

“A little of both.”

“Both breasts?”

“No. Top and bottom.”

“Is that so?” Wesley took a sip of his drink, thoughtfully considering what she’d said, like he was some kind of philosopher. “Any action?”

“I tried.”

“How hard?”

“Pretty hard.”

“Was he?” Wesley grinned at Tomás and took another bite of his biscuit.

“Shut up,” she said blushing. “We decided it was best to take things slow.”

“That’s too bad,” Wesley said, and Tomás slapped his arm. “In all seriousness, I’m happy for you.”

“Me too,” Emory said, rising from the table with her and Tomás’ plates.

Wesley grabbed her shoulder and whispered in her ear, “Did you tell him?” Emory shook her head walking to the sink, and Wesley shot her a disapproving look. Tomás eyed them both curiously. “He deserves to know!”

Tomás mouthed to Wesley, “Know what?” Wesley shook his head that it was none of his business.

“No lectures, Wesley.” She scrubbed the plates. “Let me enjoy myself and Mason before I ruin it.”

“You need to stop running,” Wesley said.

“I’ll stop when you stop.”

My Book Review:

Emory Claire's dream was to become a professional ballerina. She met Mason in their junior year of college, and fell in love with the college football quarterback. They had made plans for a future together, but when he gave her an ultimatum to forgo her chance of joining the American Ballet Theatre in New York to follow him in the NFL, she didn’t expect Mason to break her heart and leave her prior to her graduation. A broken ankle from a bad fall just weeks before graduation ended Emory's professional dance career before it even got started, and Mason had become involved with another woman. She had loved him with all her heart, and moving on was hard. Six years later, Emory lives in Charlotte and is a children's photographer, she was engaged to Eric, a pediatric cardiologist, but when they started planning the wedding, she got cold feet and called off the wedding. While at a bar, she literally runs into the last person she expected to see, her old flame, the one who broke her heart, the one who left her, the one she never really got over – Mason.

Daniel Mason’s dream was to become a star quarterback in the NFL. When Emory chose to follow her dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer instead of following him to the NFL, he made a stupid decision and walked out on Emory. After five seasons in the NFL, Mason suffered a devastating shoulder injury that could end his football career. Now he is trying to put his life and his career back on track, and is in Charlotte looking to secure a place on a team for the next season. Mason's life is a mess, his trophy wife Alexis is giving him a hard time with the divorce, and he only has a 50-50 chance of ever playing football again, so when he runs into Emory, he knew he had done her wrong in the past, and he is determined to get her back into his life.

Emory and Mason's second chance at love becomes even more complicated when Eric wants Emory back, and Alexis will do everything to make Mason stay. And if that isn't enough, both of them have secrets that they have been keeping from each other. Emory is hiding a devastating secret from her past, and Mason is keeping something from her about his future. Can Emory and Mason's lost love be rekindled, can they get a second chance at love?

First Position is a wonderful love story about love lost and found, forgiveness and second chances. Author Prescott Lane weaves an emotional tale about two people who in the past made wrong decisions that tore their love apart, both had secrets that kept them apart, and now six years later fate has brought them back together. The passion and feelings of love for each other are still there, but they have to overcome the past hurts and the secrets that have kept them apart, and make things right in order to get a second chance at rekindling their love.

The story is written in the third person narrative with alternating perspectives and interwoven storylines from both the primary and secondary characters that draws the reader into the story and makes it easy to connect with all the characters. Emory and Mason's emotional story is full of passion, angst, romance, drama and secrets, with flashbacks to their past that keeps the reader on their toes and turning the pages, hoping that they will get their HEA ending.

First Position is a heartwarming story about second chances and forgiveness that proves that true love can overcome obstacles and survive anything.


About The Author

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.

Her latest book is the contemporary romance, First Position.


Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Tour Schedule:

Monday, December 2
Interview at Blogcritics

Tuesday, December 3
Interview at Examiner

Wednesday, December 4
Book Featured at The Writer’s Life

Thursday, December 5
Book Featured at I’m Shelf-ish

Friday, December 6
Book Review at Miki’s Hope

Monday, December 9
Book Review at Secret Southern Couture
Book Featured at Moonlight Reader Reviews

Thursday, December 12
Book Featured at The Fiction Enthusiast
Book Featured at Reading Rendezvous Reviewz

Friday, December 13
Book Featured at Laurie’s Thoughts & Reviews

Saturday, December 14
Interview at Mia Downing

Monday, December 16
Book Featured at Escape by Fiction

Tuesday, December 17
Book Featured at Confessions of a Reader

Wednesday, December 18
Interview at Acting Balanced
Book Featured at Day in the Life…

Thursday, December 19
Book Featured at Book Suburbia

Friday, December 20
Book Featured at Rose & Beps Blog

Monday, December 23
Book Review at Jersey Girl Book Reviews

Thursday, December 26
Interview at Lori’s Reading Corner
Book Review at Crystal’s Many Reviews
Book Featured at A Little Bit of Spice

Friday, December 27
Book Review at Sara’s Organized Chaos


  1. Thanks for being a part of the tour and for your kind review Prescott Lane.

    1. Thank you for the opportunity to host your virtual book tour event. I really enjoyed reading Emory & Mason's story. :)