Saturday, August 8, 2015

Book Review - Back in Play by Lynda Aicher

My Thoughts

Scott meets Rachel when things are going really wrong for him. He has hurt his knee over and over again and is having to medicate in order to play. Problem is that he is now addicted and his world is really starting to crumble because of it. Even though they haven't been together long, Rachel makes the decision to help him even though he has broken her heart in the process. She believes in him and that he can overcome this. I loved her heart for him. She fought for him even when he had given up. I also loved that his teammates surrounded him in helping him even when he didn't want their help. I really enjoyed Scott and Rachel's story.

I give Back in Play 4 hearts!

About the Book

For Minnesota Glaciers captain Scott Walters, skating on a bum knee—and self-medicating to keep skating on it—is all part of the game. That the painkillers he's eating prevent him from having meaningful relationships is just one more sacrifice in a lifetime of them. He's worked too hard to let his image be ruined by injury or dependency, so he hides the pain and fakes the rest—a girlfriend would only complicate matters.

High school teacher Rachel Fielding never needed a man in her life, but she also never intended to grow old alone. When she meets Scott while visiting her brother, she's intrigued to find herself wanting him in her bed. For hours at a time, as often as possible. Scott is a giver, and just the memory of his attentions is enough to drive her crazy. Anything long-term is out of the question, though—the pills she finds in Scott's house indicate he's struggling with a lot more than growing older in a young man's game.

When what starts out as a what-the-hell weeklong fling turns into Scott and Rachel exploring each other outside the bedroom, Rachel hesitates. But Scott asks for her support to break his addiction, and hearing him admit his secrets has her ignoring her own rules—until he breaks her heart. With the Glaciers refusing to renew his contract and his future with Rachel uncertain, Scott has some big decisions to make and a lot to prove—especially to himself.

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About the Author

Lynda Aicher has always loved to read. It's a simple fact that has been true since she discovered the worlds of Judy Blume at the age of ten. After years of weekly travel as a consultant implementing computer software into global companies, she ended her nomadic lifestyle to raise her two children. Now, her imagination is her only limitation on where she can go and her writing lets her escape from the daily duties of being a mom, wife, chauffeur, scheduler, cook, teacher, cleaner and mediator.

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