Review: Going Long by Cari Quinn – Boys of Fall Series

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Going Long

Boys of Fall Series

By Cari Quinn

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Synopsis

This time, he’ll need to hit all the right notes to win the woman he’s always loved…

Wade Bennett is used to coming in second to his seemingly perfect older brother. In high school, Colt was a star linebacker while Wade was the punter, an important job without all of the glory. When Charlene Martinez—the only girl Wade ever truly wanted—fell for Colt, Wade decided to take his chances with music and went on the road. Leaving behind his family, his best friend, Rafe, and Charlene, who had feelings for Wade she never allowed herself to feel.

Years in Nashville quickly hardened the dreamy guy who just wanted to sing and hang out with his dog, Melody. His success has given him more than enough money, even if he knows he’ll never be able to compete with his hometown hero big brother. But after Coach Carr’s heart attack, Wade comes home to help the man who helped him make the decision to chase his dreams all those years ago.

Now Wade wants to chase a new dream in his old hometown, especially since Charlene is single again after divorcing Colt. And Wade is no longer a boy unwilling to fight for what—and who—he needs.

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4 StarTracey’s Review

Wade Bennett has hit a dry spell in his career as one of the darlings of country music. The songs just aren’t coming, and Wade finds himself restless and in need of a change. When he gets the call that his high school football coach, the man that helped Wade become the person that is today, is ill, he’s on the road home to Texas without any further ado. Even the chance of running into Charlene Martinez, the girl that got away, and most of the reason that he left home in the first place, can’t keep him away.

I’m a big fan of second-chance romance, and Cari Quinn has written a lovely one in GOING LONG. Years apart have not diminished the feelings that Wade and Charlene have for each other. They still have a lot of unfinished business, and seeing them sort through it is hotter than hot. Wade is not a star for nothing; his charisma, his talent, and his sexiness make him one hot ticket, but Charlene is no man’s plaything. Smart and strong, she knows what she wants, and isn’t afraid to stand up for it. These two are a perfect match, and the sparks that fly between them make for a sexy, romantic, and entertaining read.

I had not read any of Cari Quinn’s books before GOING LONG, but this definitely will not be my last. She writes with heart and heat, and I’m hooked. I really enjoyed this 4.5 star read, and look forward to reading more by Cari, and more in the Boys of Fall series.

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PENTAX ImageUSA Today bestselling author Cari Quinn wrote her first story—a bible parable—in 2nd grade, much to the delight of the nuns at her Catholic school. Once she saw the warm reception that first tale garnered, she was hooked. Now she gets to pen sexy romances for a living and routinely counts her lucky stars. When she’s not scribbling furiously, she can usually be found watching men’s college basketball, playing her music way too loud or causing trouble. Sometimes simultaneously.

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