Review: FIRST POSITION by Prescott Lane
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.
Nicole’s Review 3.5 Stars
A second chance… We all have someone, an event, a chapter in our lives that we wish we could have a second chance with/at. First Position by Prescott Lane is a classic story of getting that chance and all of the risks and sacrifices taking that chance requires. Emory and Mason met and fell in love in college. As they approached that all important graduation day, they were each faced with choices to make about their futures. Should Emory pursue her dream of dancing with the American Ballet Theater? Will Mason get to keep his dream of playing in the NFL? And for both of them, what is the cost of fulfilling or walking away from those dreams? Fast forward 6 years and we find ourselves watching what happens when choices are made and consequences are faced. Emory and Mason come face to face with each other and their pasts. Though time, distance and life have forged their paths, they see that their love for one another hasn’t died. Should they give it another try? Can they trust enough to put their hearts in the other’s hand?
This is not just Emory and Mason’s story. First Position is a love story full of hilarity, fear, vulnerability and passion. There is a whole host of characters in this book that add to each of those elements. The reader is introduced to an ensemble cast that provides back story, insight and comic relief. All of them are parts of Emory and Mason’s lives. Their love for the main characters is obvious throughout the book. (Well, except Alexis. She’s just a bitch!)
While First Position is a sweet love story and an easy read, I would have to give it 3.5 stars. Though the supporting characters played important roles, for me, they could be distracting. Some of the breaks in Emory and Mason’s story to tell another character’s story were too abrupt or seemed unnecessary. The smaller stories were entertaining, but I felt like they could have been taken out of the main story and the book would have stood by itself just fine.
But…maybe that was the point. Maybe by giving us the chance to really get you know the other characters; Lane was setting us up to hear more about them in their own books! I don’t know, but it will be worth waiting to see if we get to hear their stories too!
About the Author
Prescott Lane lives in New Orleans, LA with her husband, two kids, and two dogs. She sold her first story at the tender age of 5 to her father for a quarter and has had a love of writing ever since.
Goodreads Author Page: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7055470.Prescott_Lane