First & Goal (#1)

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When Harper Duquaine’s no-nonsense approach to work unintentionally ruffles the wrong feathers at her new job, she joins her co-workers’ fantasy football league to prove she can hang with the guys. Only problem: she doesn’t know a sleeper from a keeper (or any of the other lingo thrown her way).

Embroiled in a world of lineups, stats, and trades, Harper’s quest to make nice topples when her competitive streak emerges. And her promise to herself that she’ll be a strong, independent woman and leave the drama and heartache behind is seriously tested when she catches the attention of her two biggest competitors: J.J., a local celebrity determined to win a fantasy championship, and Brook, the mild-mannered coach who seems too good to be true. Both threaten her resolve to remain single… and, more importantly, her chances at winning the prize pool.

With a slew of conflicting advice in her real and fantasy worlds, Harper must figure out how to play the game and come out a winner.

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“This is not just a story only about football so if you are not into football that much, you are still going to love First & Goal. Harper learns a lot about relationships (some friendly and some trouble), she finds out what great friends she has, she learns a lot about herself while learning a lot more about fantasy football, and she discovers love.”
– The Book Bag (read the full review here)

“Chapman has done a phenomenal job creating fun, realistic characters that you will easily identify with and fall for, no matter your football background. After reading Harper’s experiences, I’ve had a major change of heart. I want to sign up with a league myself!”
– Chick Lit Central (read the full review here)

“This has been the cutest and funny story I have ever read! And I loved how easy it was to read!”
– Dandi’s Book Review (read the full review here)

“Chapman hit the jackpot with this novel!”
– The Coffeeaholic Bookworm (read the full review here)

“I’m one of the only girls in my fantasy football league and it stinks sometimes. So this felt like me (though I’m married.) I need more. Want more.”
– Evocative Book Reviews (read the full review here

“I enjoyed this book. I loved it was centered around football! It was fun, entertaining, and close to home!”
– Granny Loves to Read (read the full review here)

“I absolutely loved the intertwining of romance with a football theme, football fans get the best of both worlds in this nifty little story! First & Goal is an exciting and fast paced story that flows smoothly and easily keeps the reader turning the pages.”
– Jersey Girl Book Reviews (read the full review here)

First & Goal was wonderfully written and was a thoroughly entertaining novel. Who knew fantasy football could be so stressful but exciting at the same time?”
– Living Life with Joy (read the full review here)

First & Goal is an entertaining novel by Laura Chapman, with breezy writing and likable characters.”
– My Homemade Library (read the full review here)

“If you love football, you need to read this! If you love extremely well written chick lit, you need to read this!”
– Polished & Bubbly (read the full review here)

“Whilst this is a romantic comedy it is also about the value of friendship, family, being one of the guys and not putting work before people.”
– Shellyback Books (read the full review here)

“This is one book that I fully enjoyed not just because I LOVE all things football and I’m a fantasy football junkie [what can I say I won my league last year!] but this book is funny, romantic and definitely has you cheering for Harper when things get stacked against her.”
– A Southern Girls Bookshelf (read the full review here)

“I absolutely loved this book and could barely put it down. I would highly recommend reading it regardless of whether or not you’re a football fan.”
– Whispering Stories (read the full review here)


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