Book Review: After the Rain by Mary J. Williams

Welcome to the NFL.
The Seattle Knights have the hottest players in the game. On and off the field.


Logan Price is getting a second chance.
Claire Thornton is going to make sure it counts.

Logan Price was living his dream. After years of hard work he finally made it. Starting running back for the Knights.

After only a few games, he was a fan favorite. There were whispers of a rookie of the year award.

It all ended with a devastating injury to his leg that sent him back to Oklahoma. A failed attempt at a comeback sent him into a deep depression.

His life became about two things. Working at his father’s bar, and running. One filled his days. The other made getting through the endless nights a little easier.

When an old friend offers Logan a lifeline, he’s reluctant to grab hold. He could live without football–barely. But he didn’t think he could survive getting his hopes up only to lose it all again.

Claire Thornton’s dreams are just as big as Logan’s. She left the small town where she was born, to make something of herself. It hasn’t been easy. A woman with no money and no connections. Everything she has, she’s earned. Helping Logan Price get back to the NFL will prove to her detractors that she can be a trainer. She is determined to make it in a male-dominated world.

The attraction is instantaneous.

The reasons not to get involved too numerous to list.

It only takes one kiss–one touch–for them to realize if they want their dreams to come true they need more than luck. They need each other.

After the Rain is the first book in the One Pass Away series and is available in both print and ebook formats.



The story revolves around a small town footy star (Logan) who had big dreams to get out of dodge and make it to the NFL. He does just that and after college gets a coveted role with the Seattle Knights. Unfortunately, one wrong move on the football field and Logan was no longer the star of the pack. Slinking back to his home town and taking up a position at his dad’s bar, Logan is down on his luck. That is, until one night he’s given two choices: Continue to dwell on what could have been, or pick up the pieces are start living. Enter, Claire – a women working hard to make it in a ‘man’s league’. Claire has the knowledge and ability to get Logan back in to the league, but will it be enough? Are her healing hands (and heart) enough for Logan to make it back in to the big game….and can she go with him?

Not just another NFL book, this is more than a football focused story. I was pleasantly surprised to read the story, and the pace of the book. The author takes us on a journey of two people who come together with such a strong connection, that you think you know how it’ll end. Claire and Logan have great, chemistry throughout the story, however sometimes you wonder if it’s all a little too good to be true. You’ll have to read to find out! 

This is book one in a series, and I’m very excited to hear that Gaige has his own story (book 3)!!! 





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