Synopsis from Goodreads
4th & Goal: A term used when the offensive team is on its final down and the goal line is the line to reach.
4th & Girl: A story where time is almost up, and the girl of his dreams is just barely out of reach.
Leo Landry, first round draft pick and the New York Mavericks newest starting cornerback, uses grit, concentration, and sheer determination to make his difference on the field.
But the mysterious girl of his dreams might be enough to break his cocky confidence.
Will Leo prevail with a last minute 4th & Girl?
Wow, I never thought anyone would surpass Kline as my favourite Max Monroe man but I think Leo is right up there with him. He’s a good guy with a heart of gold, a hard worker with a sensible head on his shoulders; he oozes charm and kindness. His determination along with his lack of ego ensure he makes friends and settles into the Mavericks quickly despite his young age.
Gemma is adorably awkward, drifting her way through a variety of temporary jobs including collecting urine samples from the Mavericks and creating one heck of a first impression when she meets Leo 😂 Having dropped out of college shortly before graduation, her relationship with her family is very strained. Brave enough to take control over something she despised, yet Gemma isn’t courageous enough to admit what she really wants to do. Having been constantly fed negativity where her true aspirations lie, Gemma is frightened to acknowledge her talent and create a deeper rift with her family.
Serendipity and an outrageous eighty-year-old reunite Leo and Gemma when they thought they wouldn’t meet again. With the help of the wonderful crazy characters in their lives (yes, I am looking at you Abby as well as you, Alma 👀 ) Gemma and Leo fall into an easy relationship, they simply fit.
However, Leo wants Gemma to have her dreams in the same way he has his with his football career, and in doing so pushes Gemma’s boundaries, creating a strain on their relationship. Gemma has to face her fears or choose to live with her regrets, even at the cost of her relationship with Leo 😱
I loved the ease of 4th and Girl and the way Gemma required the shove into accepting her talents and working for her dreams. The epilogue just made me swoon and fall further for Leo 💓