Book 45: After the Game


By: Abbi Glines


The Field Party #3

Plot (Goodreads Summary):

Two years ago, Riley Young fled from Lawton, Alabama. After accusing the oldest Lawton son, Rhett, of rape, everyone called her a liar and she had no option but to leave. Now she’s back, but she’s not at Lawton High finishing up her senior year. She’s at home raising the little girl that no one believed was Rhett’s. Rhett is off at college living the life he was afraid he’d lose with Riley’s accusation, so Riley agrees to move back to Lawton so she and her parents could take care of her grandmother, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s. But the town still hasn’t forgotten their hate for her, and she hasn’t forgotten the way they turned on her when she needed them most. When town golden boy Brady Higgens finds Riley and her daughter, Bryony, stranded on the side of the road in a storm, he pulls over and gives them a ride. Not because he cares about Riley, of course, but because of the kid. But after the simple car ride, he begins to question everything he thought he knew. Could Brady believe Riley and risk losing everything?


Let me just say that you can usually read this series as a stand alone but this book should be read after the second book ’cause it will make so much more sense. I highly recommend reading the series in order because you will never have to wonder.

I hate that Brady changed but I love it at the same time. After Brady found out about his dad, he was different but different in a weird way. How Brady said he changed was really opposite from his actions. Before he said he was the good guy and after he became an uncaring guy but that’s the exact opposite of what actually happened. I think how he said he was uncaring became more caring… If you know what I mean. He stopped caring about what other people thought. That’s what I meant.

I feel like everyone could relate to Riley. She acts so independent when she really needs help and she hated the pain but she would’ve went through it a billion times in order to get the happiness.

Okay so Riley has a kid that she loves dearly and I can relate so hard. I don’t have a kid but I have a baby sister who I look at as half of my kid because of our age gap. And I babysit her a lot. But this kid is my world and I kid you not that she saved my life. I’m like freaking Hardin and she’s Tessa except that we are not in a gross romance. I’m just saying that I had a cold heart and she changed me.

I love Riley and I think she is my favorite character out of the entire series.

My favorite part of this book is the football scene. Like, the entire football game scene. He yells at his dad which is freaking great and I loved that because he deserved it. And then he kissed Riley after the game in front of everyone. Hah. After the game. Mmm, I’m funny.

Blogger’s Note:

All the posts I did not get to during the week, I will be posting today. Besides the Friday post. So I guess just the review.

I will be posting my week on another post because there is so much to talk about.

Love you all ♡

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