Sunday, April 19, 2015

FROM THE START (Walker Family Book 1) by Melissa Tagg 
From the Start, grabs your attention from the start, beginning with the hero Colton Greene. Colton finds himself hitting rock bottom as his NFL career is over and along with it he loses the girl too. It isn't the first time Colt has found himself knocked down by life. Having lost both parents at the age of nine, he entered foster care until he succeeded at football in college.

Now, Colt finds his new fledging faith tested to the limits. He doesn't know what to do with himself and his agent is hounding him to pursue other career avenues to keep himself in the public eye. But, a friend, pulls him to Maple Valley where Colt becomes immersed in Community and family and meets Kate Walker. Kate agrees to write his autobiography and during the course of getting to know each other for that purpose they find that each has many layers.
They struggle to remain unattached from each other because neither plans to stay in Maple Valley; but along the way, they each find themselves more involved in the community and the lives of family and friends and perhaps falling in love. Complicating things are the flashbacks Colt has to things he can't remember about his parents accident and the people from each other's past relationships. 

Melissa Tagg has a well written story here and introduces characters we know will appear in later books. One can't help but fall in love with Maple Valley and it's citizens. I found I couldn't put the book down for wanting to read the next chapter to see what happened next to Colt and "Rosie" his nickname for Kate.
You definitely will want to read this one. I received this one from Netgalley for my honest review.

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