Reviews

What People Are Saying About First & Goal

“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)

“I have to admit to something. Me, personally? I’ve never been a fan of football . . . Laura 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)

“While I may not have been aware of all these people and sports jargon, I liked the feel of the story, I liked the pacing and world-building and I liked mostly the characters individual personalities. Laura 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. Author Laura Chapman sure knows how to weave an enjoyable tale that keeps her readers in stitches.”
– 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? I’m not a football gal myself but it piqued my interest and you don’t need to know a thing about the game to enjoy this novel. Whether you’re a football fan or simply a chick-lit enthusiast, this novel is for you!”
– Living Life with Joy (read the full review here)

First & Goal is an entertaining novel by Laura Chapman, with breezy writing and likable characters. Of course, it’s also more exciting that this is book #1 and sneak peek for the second book is included in the novel. I’m curious to see how this theme will be carried throughout the rest of the novels and what it means for Harper and friends.”
– My Homemade Library (read the full review here)

“This story is hilarious. There’s so much football, but just as much stuff you love about chick lit, you know love, drama, & laughs. One of my besties recently started doing fantasy football and this book hits so close to all of our convos about football that I made her pick this up. 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. The story is well paced and features well defined three dimensional characters.”
– 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. Bottom line: never sleep on a sleeper you have to watch out sometimes because they are the ones you didn’t think had a chance  but are usually the ones who will surprise you and win it all in the end.”
– 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)