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Saturday, October 4, 2014

A Life Intercepted

Twelve years ago Matthew "the Rocket" Rising had it all.

Married to his high school sweetheart and one of the winningest quarterbacks in the history of college football, he was the number one NFL draft pick. But on the night of the draft, he plummeted from the pinnacle of esteem. Falsely accused of a heinous crime with irrefutable evidence, it seemed in an instant all was lost--his reputation, his career, his freedom, and most devastatingly, the love of his life.

Having served his sentence and never played a down of professional football, Matthew leaves prison with one goal--to find his wife, Audrey, whom no one has seen since the trial. He returns to an unwelcoming reception from his Gardi, Georgia, hometown to learn that Audrey has taken shelter from the media with the nuns at a Catholic school. There she has discovered a young man with the talent to achieve the football career Matthew should have had. All he needs is the right coach. Although helping the boy means Matthew violates the conditions of his release and--if discovered--reincarceration for life, he'll take the chance with hope of winning back Audrey's love.

  Cafe Lily's Review:

I am neither a sports fan, nor a football enthusiast.  Based on that, I would probably never have read this book if I were not familiar with the author.  Having read numerous books by Charles in the past, I was happy to get my hands on his newest title. 

I was BLOWN AWAY and could not put this book down.  I read far past my bedtime, completely engrossed in the story and characters.  It is riveting and heart wrenching.......I had to keep reading to see how it would end.  I had some of the story figured out but there is just enough suspense and mystery to add in twists when you least expect them.

If you have yet to try out this author make sure you get your hands on this one.  The story is much deeper than football and betrayal.  By the time time I turned the last page, I was wrung out with emotion. This story is amazing and I highly recommend it.

I am still torn between When Crickets Cry and The Mountain Between us as my favorite books by Charles - however check out my other reviews because he has so many good books to choose from.


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