Saturday, December 7, 2013

Fourth Down by Kirsten DeMuzio with Playlist and Review

During the biggest football game of his life, Ford Walsh makes a split second decision that will change his life. For the worse. Three years later, Ford is still stuck in that moment - when his leg was broken and his dreams along with it. Not able to move on, Ford trudges through his life, each day more depressing than the last.

Poppy Mitchell has dreams of being a doctor, and she will work night and day to get there. Sweet, focused, and hard working, Poppy forges ahead when obstacles get in her way. When circumstances bring them together, Ford and Poppy develop an unlikely friendship. As they grow closer, Ford is faced with another fourth down decision. Will he go after his old dreams when given the chance? Will Poppy sacrifice her dreams for his? Or will she let him go?

**This book is recommended for a mature audience, age 18 and older, due to language and explicit content.**

Fourth Down Playlist:
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Behind Blue Eyes - Limp Bizkit
If Today Was Your Last Day - Nickelback
Talk - Jason Aldean
Can’t Fight This Feeling - REO Speedwagon
Fall For You - Secondhand Serenade
God Gave Me You - Blake Shelton
Addicted - Saving Abel
When I’m Gone - 3 Doors Down
She Is Love - Parachute
Listen To Your Heart - Roxette
It’s Your Love - Tim McGraw
I Never Told You - Colbie Caillat
It’s Been A While - Staind
Life After You - Daughtry
Better - Maggie Rose
Home - Blake Shelton
Anywhere With You - Jake Owen
Something I Need - OneRepublic

My Review: 4 1/2 stars
I've been reading all of Kirsten's books, and I've got to say, she never disappoints. The story is always solid. The characters are fantastically real, and it's good to see the characters from the last couple books, however briefly, in this one also. I really connected with this one from the beginning. I felt badly for Ford at first, then was just crushed with his Mom having cancer and him not being able to do anything about it. I loved him and Poppy together, even if he was an ass in the beginning. I loved that Poppy seemed to invade Ford's self induced isolation unintentionally, and that she was there for him and his Mom both. I totally related wtih Poppy going to the liquor store at 10 in the morning, because sometimes you don't want to think anymore; you just want to be numb. I was very happy with the ending, and what Ford said is so true. I'm not gonna tell you what he said, you'll just have to read it. It's a fantastic read, and I can't wait to see what Kirsten comes up with next!

About the Author:  

I am an author of new adult and contemporary romance novels.  My husband and I live in Columbus, Ohio with our two young daughters and happy golden retriever.  When I’m not spending time with my family, I can be found doing one of my other favorite activities - writing, reading and napping. 

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