- File Size: 1114 KB
- Print Length: 324 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: October 8, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MECA4NK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #159,534 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The book is heartbreaking and although a bit unrealistic sometimes (but this is fiction and that's o.k.), it still drives home the message of eternal love and hope, Lots and lots of hope for Ryan who had given up and was resigned to her ultimate death sentence. It has it's funny moments to which I laughed through tears. Grant was going to beat Grass if it was the last thing he did. His determination and love helped Ryan through it all and helped her persevere.
If there was one thing that I thought was missing it was the side characters. There weren't many 2 that I can count, Cruz and Ravi and even then there wasn't much elaboration or interaction with either one. Over all this is a great story. Only one other sports romance book was as full of life as this story, Line of Scrimmage by Marie Force. Balled my eyes out with both but I do highly recommend this book.
The fault being Ryan’s. HOWEVER, I will say that, if I were in Ryan’s situation, I would have made the same decisions. Is it hard and almost impossible? Yes. But if you love someone that much, it’s a really selfless thing to do. Was it the right decision? I think it was at the time. Otherwise, they could very well have been stagnant (trying to talk about this without giving any spoilers). Being young when she made the decisions she did, I think she was smart about it, but damn, did what she did suck. It really was a hopeless situation.
Grant, Grant, Grant. From the beginning of this book, I wanted to bear hug the guy. Dude had no idea which way was up, and it just got worse. Ryan had a lot of bombs to drop. By the time you got through them, your soul felt like a nuclear fallout. Every time Ryan thought, “I have to tell him soon,” I was like, “WTF, woman! What more can you torture this guy with?” Oh, man. I was totally expecting this book to end with me in tears. I was prepared. Tissues next to me.
Overall, this was a fast-paced read that had me quickly turning pages to find out how everything was going to turn out. It was scary. It was sad. It was bittersweet. And I loved it.
This is the first novel I've read by Nicole Williams and I enjoyed her writing. She created interesting, flawed characters. I loved Ryan and Grant's special connection. Ryan's point of view was emotion packed and interesting. I would have loved Touching Down to have been in dual point of view because I think it would have been amazing to know what was going on in Grant's head the entire time. They were both such complex characters. I would have also loved more look backs at their time together as teens.
Ryan Hale knew what she was getting herself into when she returned to her hometown after disappearing from her friends' lives years ago. I didn't blame her for the choices she made when her reasoning was explained. Her decisions weren't perfect, but her strength, determination and care for Grant was. I did think she was a little selfish waiting seven years to see Grant again.
Grant Turner was the ideal man. He was successful, sweet and made choices not very many other men would. I was impressed with how he treated Ryan and his ability to let go of the past. I loved him.
I feel like my 3.5 star rating doesn't tell you how much I actually enjoyed reading Touching Down. I was deeply touched by Ryan and her predicament. (I may have been close to tears a couple of times while reading.) I adored the way she reconnected with Grant, and how he wanted to take care of her. They were a sweet couple. I just couldn't give Touching Down a higher rating because I felt like there was a big part missing from it. It ended so abruptly. I would have liked more of the current time frame before the huge jump to the epilogue.
Overall, Touching Down was a great read. There was so much emotion woven into this sports romance, and I loved that. Readers who enjoy a fast-paced second chance at love story will enjoy this book.