Monday, March 16, 2009

Just Too Good to Be True by E. Lynn Harris

Harris serves up a treat that will capture and enchant audiences everywhere—a big, bold, and irresistible novel about football, family, and secrets.

Brady Bledsoe and his mother, Camryn, have a strong relationship. A single mother, faithful churchgoer, and the owner of several successful Atlanta beauty salons, Camryn has devoted herself to her son and his dream of becoming a professional football player. Brady has always followed her lead, including becoming a member of the church’s "Celibacy Circle." Now in his senior year at college, the smart, and very handsome, Brady is a lead contender for the Heisman Trophy and a spot in the NFL.

My thoughts: This is a fast paced read with a predictable finish. Brady is Camryn's only son so as you can imagine, she is very protective of him. She encouraged him to work hard, focus on celibacy (yeah, right) and do the best he could. Brady does have lofty goals but as with most teens (young adults) his hormones are raging and though he pledges "celibacy", he has a hard time staying on track.

Because Brady is good at his game (no pun intended), Sports Agents hover at every corner. Some has his best interest at heart while others just want to make money. Well, in walks Brady, a beautiful cheerleader whose "job" is to tempt the "celibate" Brady with the hope to cashing in on his future fortune.

As the story unfolds, many stories are told and secrets revealed. What's interesting to note is how Camryn tries to protect her son while repairing their relationship and finding a love of her own!

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