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The fifth book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Field Party series—a southern soap opera with football, cute boys, and pick-up trucks—from USA TODAY bestselling author Abbi Glines.
Ryker Lee is finally enjoying his senior year—he has great friends, hangs out with hot girls, and is on track to get a football scholarship that will set him up for college. Despite this, a small part of him wonders if there’s more to life than parties and meaningless hookups—and if football even means as much to him as it does to his fellow teammates. And when he meets the new girl at school, his world totally changes…
Aurora McClay is new to Lawton. She’s grateful that her twin brother, Hunter, is star of the football team and can help her adjust to her new school, but she’s not grateful at how overprotective he is over every person she meets. Just because she is deaf does not mean people have to treat her differently. When she meets Ryker Lee, the two of them spark an instant and intense chemistry, one that proves to be controversial not only because of Ryker’s reputation as a player, but also because of Aurora and Hunter’s father’s bigoted views about who Aurora can and can’t date.
Aurora and Ryker know in their hearts that they are meant for each other. But can their relationship endure the turmoil of rumors and prejudice?
I always look forward to August because Abbi Glines usually releases a new book in The Field Party series. I love the high school “Friday Night Lights” themed books and Abbi’s Field Party series stands out among the others.
Making A Play is quite different from the other books in the series because it deals with physical issues, social issues, and contemporary peer issues. It gives an honest insight into today’s high school environments as well as small southern town life.
Aurora McClay has moved to Lawton to live with her father and twin brother after their mother gets remarried and moves away. She had attended a high school for the deaf but now finds herself entering a mainstream high school that her brother attends. She’s excited but knows it’s going to be challenging. The one thing she never imagined would happen was that her brother would be extremely overly protective to the point of being obnoxious. She never expected to meet a boy that would capture her complete attention on the first day of school. It’s too bad this boy is completely off limits as far as her brother and father are concerned. Ryker Lee not only has a bad reputation as a player but also has the wrong skin color. Her heart wants what it wants and love always finds a way.
Ryker Lee is looking forward to his senior year. He never imagined he would experience love at first sight let alone fall for just one girl. It’s not his style until he meets a different kind of girl, Aurora McClay, his teammates twin sister. It doesn’t matter if Aurora is deaf, he will learn to sign. It doesn’t matter if her brother hates him, he won’t back down. Getting past her father’s overbearing control and racist attitude is a challenge. No obstacle will turn his heart away.
They both will have to withstand all the obstacles in their paths but both are strong, determined individuals who know what they want. They want each other.
Abbi Glines did a fantastic job with this book. Ryker and Aurora’s relationship was based on respect while still being sweet and romantic. I am in awe how Abbi delivered the story which dealt with a physical handicap and sensitive social issues while staying on a neutral playing field. This made Aurora and Ryker come to life in a much bigger way.
Making A Play by Abbi Glines is the best book in the Field Party Series. Read It!
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Abbi Glines is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, Field Party and Existence series. She never cooks unless baking during the Christmas holiday counts. She believes in ghosts and has a habit of asking people if their house is haunted before she goes in it. She drinks afternoon tea because she wants to be British but alas she was born in Alabama. When asked how many books she has written she has to stop and count on her fingers. When she’s not locked away writing, she is reading, shopping (major shoe and purse addiction), sneaking off to the movies alone, and listening to the drama in her teenagers lives while making mental notes on the good stuff to use later. Don’t judge.
You can connect with Abbi online in several different ways. She uses social media to procrastinate.
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