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Scrimmage Gone South [Kindle Edition]

Alicia Hunter Pace
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Book Description

Tolly Lee is pearls, debutant balls, and old silver on the breakfast table. She is ashamed of something she did thirteen years ago, but she was only sixteen and she didn't set out to do it. Still, she should not have led college senior Nathan Scott to think she was his age. She never imagined a football star like him would keep calling her, but it was mostly a long distance relationship and it's not like they had sex. In the end, she paid for her sins with her heart and she might not be done paying. When she moved to Merritt, Alabama, Nathan had been gone for over a decade. Now that he's back, and if the good citizens of her adopted hometown learn of her part in costing their hometown hero his chance at an NFL career, she might as well pack up her law practice and move to Siberia.

A sports commentator christened Nathan Scott "The Angel" because of his flawless face and his ability to leap to catch a football, as if he had wings. He still has the face but his leaping days ended when he was injured after going on the football field distracted, only hours after catching the girl of his dreams in a terrible lie. He would never have accepted the job as head football coach of Merritt High if he'd known Tolly had set up shop on Main Street. Not that he still has feelings for her.

But a small town has a way of reviving the past and when common interest in an orphaned teenager forces Tolly and Nathan to agree to an uneasy truce, guilt and old resentments resurface.

With no end zone in sight, their mutual attraction leads to a Scrimmage Gone South.

Sensuality Level: Sensual

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    About the Author

    Alicia Pace Hunter is the writing team of Jean Hovey and Stephanie Jones. Stephanie teaches third grade and wishes for a bigger bookstore in her small town. She likes civil war history and people who follow the rules. She is happy to provide a list of said rules to anyone who needs them.

    Jean is a former public librarian who lives with her husband in a hundred-year-old house that always wants something from her. She likes to cook but has discovered the joy of Mrs. Paul's fish fillets since becoming a writer.

    Being cradle-to-grave avid fans of Alabama Crimson Tide football, Stephanie and Jean are doubly elated to be part of the Crimson Romance family.

    Product Details

    • File Size: 875 KB
    • Print Length: 334 pages
    • Publisher: Crimson Romance (May 13, 2013)
    • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
    • Language: English
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Word Wise: Enabled
    • Lending: Not Enabled
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #113,617 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable read. June 29, 2013
    Format:Kindle Edition
    In Scrimmage Gone South by Alicia Hunter Pace, Tolly Lee may be from old money but that does not take away from the shame of what she did as a teenager. Trying to act wild and older than her then 16 years old, she ended up ruining the life of a young man with her lies and deceptions.

    Nathan Scott also known as "The Angel" by everyone in Merritt, Alabama from his college football days has never forgiven Tolly for her deceptions, which led to his accident and his lost chance at the NFL. He believes that all she wanted is to be the center of attention and that he was no more than another star to add to her collection of sport stars.

    Now many years later she is back in Merritt working with her cousin as a lawyer, while he is the high school football coach. He has done everything possible to keep away from her since her return to Merrit after a decade. But when the grandmother of his quarterback, Kirby, dies and he attends the funeral he finds himself face to face with her again while she is hugging Kirby, he believes that she is up to her old tricks again, but he will not allow her to ruin another young man's future.

    As Kirby finds himself in a tough position since his only living relatives don't want him , Tolly knows that she cannot allow Kirby's family to ruin his future and decides to take custody of him herself. Something that she does not realize will bring her closer to Nathan than either one of them wants. Life as a new mom to a teenager will not be easy, especially with Nathan looking over her shoulder the entire time waiting for her to fail in some way so he can point it out to her.

    The chemistry that was there a decade before is still there, but neither Nathan nor Tolly will accept it.
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    4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as 'Sweet Gone South', but close July 19, 2013
    By Patti
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    I was really looking forwards to reading this book after enjoying Sweet Gone South. However, I felt they authors spent too much time on Nathan's anger issues and Tolly's passivity. The story really clunked along at times and pacing was two steps forward--one step back.
    Character development fell flat. It was pretty obvious the direction they were going with Jaime, the high school girl, who had a crush on Nathan and I felt bored.

    I am hoping the next book is better!
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    4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! May 20, 2013
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    Another great book by Alicia Hunter Pace! Couldn't put it down after I started reading it. Can't wait until the next book comes out.
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    3.0 out of 5 stars Good authors but not their best work September 2, 2013
    By Sandi K
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    I enjoyed Sweet Gone South by the author team so I excitedly started this book in the series set in the same town and sharing characters. This story was filled with unending drama and missed opportunities which I found annoying. By the end of the book, I truly did not care about the main characters or their relationship. I just wanted it to end. These authors can write a good romance, I feel like they lost their way in this book. I like the series so I hope future books are more in the vein of Sweet Gone South.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Purely entertaining. Purely southern. June 2, 2013
    By cWallin
    Format:Kindle Edition
    This is another wonderful, touching, romantic and throroughly entertaing book by Alicia Hunter Pace. Each character is so well developed that one is swept into the warm southern landscape and into the emotions of young love, mistakes caused by inexperience, the pain of misunderstanding and the comfort of good friends. I truly loved this book. I never wanted it to end. I can not wait for more from this author
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Summer Beach Read May 19, 2013
    Format:Kindle Edition
    If you're hitting the beach soon Amazon's got the perfect summer beach read for your Kindle right here! The book is set in fictitious Merrit, Alabama and is the second in a series. Turns out the duo writers behind the pen name Alica Hunter Pace also happen to be Alabama locals. Their writing chemistry pulls off the perfect Southern themed romance combining food, football, friendship, and foolin' around. Make sure you start with Sweet Gone South before moving on to their new release Scrimmage Gone South. Don't have a Kindle? Sweet Gone South is now available in print!
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    5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Loved Scrimmage! May 19, 2013
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    Scrimmage is a wonderful story set in a small town in the south where traditions were to be followed and respected from pearls to SEC football and friends that would move mountains for each other. Regardless of where you are from, you will fall in love with these characters and see yourself and your friends in them. Abilene from The Help would be so proud of how these babies turned out. I can't wait for the next book!!!!!
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    2.0 out of 5 stars The hero was mean September 28, 2013
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    The hero was mean and I kept hoping the heroine would come to her senses and find someone who treated her better.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    3.0 out of 5 stars Battles of love?
    Wow this book was so full of anger, lies, mistrust, pain, struggles, and fears that it was hard to believe that the true love story would ever happen.
    Published 2 months ago by L. Mars
    5.0 out of 5 stars crazy about this book!
    Fun, emotional, lots of hilarious southern speak...enjoyed it tremendously! Going to see what else I can find by the same author(s) now!
    Published 4 months ago by till62
    3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
    liked it
    Published 5 months ago by Juanita R. Decquir
    5.0 out of 5 stars Oh The South and Football
    If you're a southerner from way back or just enjoy the hoopla that surrounds football, then this book is for you! It has it all! Read more
    Published 5 months ago by CE Griffin
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
    I enjoyed this book. I enjoy a book where the couple has a past and then they decide to try again.
    Published 8 months ago by Kindle Customer
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great
    I really enjoyed reading this book and all Gone South books. The setting in a small Alabama town, I can relate to because I grew up in a small Alabama town. Read more
    Published 13 months ago by Glenda Gault
    4.0 out of 5 stars This lady knows the South
    I found myself smiling (and sometimes frowning) many times in recognition of how well Pace portrays the way people act and think not only in the South but also in smaller towns... Read more
    Published 14 months ago by Esther Horn
    4.0 out of 5 stars Not a football fan
    But I enjoyed this book a lot. Fortunately, a knowledge of football is not required to enjoy it. The conversational style reminded me of a Southern lady I know,and I heard her... Read more
    Published 18 months ago by Denise T. Pellegrini
    4.0 out of 5 stars Good Reading
    Really enjoyed reading this book....everything was great about it.............good story, totally engrossing; hard to put down. Probably would read another book b this author.
    Published 18 months ago by Jill
    5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book and I am not even a football fan!
    Really, really good romance novel. Wish Alicia would write another one in this series. Really enjoyed this book. Hard to put down after I started it.
    Published 20 months ago by Macaron Girl
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    More About the Author

    As Alicia Hunter Pace, Stephanie Jones and Jean Hovey write contemporary romantic comedy and light fantasy with a distinct southern voice.

    Stephanie lives in Jasper, AL, where she teaches fourth grade and wishes for a bigger bookstore. She is a native Alabamian who likes football, civil war history, and people who follow the rules. She is happy to provide a list of said rules to anyone who needs them.

    Jean, a former public librarian, lives in Decatur, AL, with her husband in a hundred-year-old house that always wants something from her. She likes to cook but has discovered the joy of Mrs. Paul's fish fillets since becoming a writer.

    Their book, Sweet Gone South, reached #6 in overall sales on Amazon.

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