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First Down (Beyond the Play, #1)

By Grace Reilly
First Down (Beyond the Play, #1) by Grace Reilly digital book - Fable

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Publisher Description

Tutoring the new star quarterback in exchange for a few fake dates won’t lead to anything more… right?


Football is my everything. I live, eat, breathe the sport. But when I transfer to McKee University to escape the distractions that nearly cost me my future in the NFL, I’m faced with another consequence: retake and pass the writing class I failed at my last college, or lose any chance I have at making it big. That’s where fellow senior Beckett Wood—gorgeous, stubborn, and just my type—comes in. She’s the key to my success in this class… but the price of her help is a fake relationship, and I never do things halfway.


I don't mess around with athletes, and at first glance, handsome, self-assured James Callahan is no exception. He wants me to help him pass the writing class we’re both stuck taking, but I'm too busy to take on yet another responsibility. But when his teammate--my cheating ex--won’t leave me alone, I realize I need to convince him I’ve moved on… and what better way than by pretending to be with James, who wants nothing to do with a real relationship?

Yet with every fake kiss, James pulls me deeper into a place that thrills and terrifies me.

Why does he make me feel alive like no one else has?

And why don’t I want it to end?

271 Reviews

Expressionless Face“I liked that this was fast passed and easy to read. It would have easily been a 3 star read for me but the climax was super disappointing. I found James throwing the game to be cringy not romantic. I also didn’t like that I felt like the author dropped key information about the side character when it suited her instead of working them into the plot. I also didn’t like how Darryl had zero reason to be obsessed with getting back with Bex. It had potential to be better 🤷🏻‍♀️.”
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“It's a really cute read! My first book from this author will definitely not be my last. James”

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