Last Chance Hero by Cathleen Armstrong

Dr. Jessica MacLeod is excited to move to Last Chance, New Mexico, to practice rural medicine, a dream of hers since she was a little girl. She arrives amidst another excitement, however, that of Andrew Ryan, pro-football star, coming home to coach the high school football team. Not a huge fan of football, she offends a few people with her inability to appreciate the way football is a center of this town. Despite not having this in common, Andy and Jess are drawn to each other. Their friendship, however, is put to test when they argue over a key player, placing perhaps their blooming relationship in jeopardy.

The author paints Last Chance well, its charming open fields and distant mountains easy to imagine and enjoy. Readers of earlier novels in this series will appreciate the return of a few favorite characters. I did like Jessica; however, Andy never really made a good impression on me. There were even a few instances in which I became frustrated at the way the townspeople, Andy included, treated Jessica. In addition, the ending was a bit too abrupt for me. Overall, however, the story flowed fairly well and may be enjoyable to those who like small town romances.

I received a copy of this book from Revell Publishing in exchange for an honest review.