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First Position

3.62  ·  Rating details ·  741 ratings  ·  122 reviews
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Emory faces life’s challenges at the one place that’s never failed her, the ballet barre. But even the barre can’t steady her when fate brings her face-to-face with her old college flame, Mason, who’s hoping to return to the NFL after a career-threatening injury. Before they can surrender to their sexual desires and find salvation
Kindle Edition, 273 pages
Published April 15th 2013 by Prescott Lane
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Jul 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
The set up
Emory Claire was abandoned by Daniel (Mason) Mason six years ago, right before college graduation. She's tried to move on with her life but hasn't ever really gotten over Mason. She'd planned to be a prima ballerina and he moved on to a successful NFL career. That is until a recent accidental encounter where both had a flood of old feelings overwhelm them.

The issues
Mason is an NFL quarterback recovering from a potential career-ending injury and is being considered by teams in Charlott
Jun 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
3.5 Stars

“Breath, First Position.”

Mason and Emory were in love in college until he got an offer to play pro and Emory got a chance in a lifetime to dance. Decisions are made and Mason and Emory are no longer together. Fast forward 6 years and Mason and Emory are at different places in their lives. After 6 years they literary bumped into each other. Mason wants Emory back. Emory has always loved Mason, but things are different now. They are different people.

My favorite scenes were the initial
Mar 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Amazon Freebie.

I read this book, because:

a. It was the last freebie I grabbed on Amazon.

b. I wanted a break from my usual reading of choice - Erotica Romance.

It's a low pace, building pace, but I didn't expected her "secret" could be the one that was revealed at the end of the book. I thought the other options.

This book is about college sweethearts, that because of their own goals, they split apart, but never stopped loving each other... and they have a second chance.
Jenny Brown
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nice one Lane, keep it up
Anne OK
Nov 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013-reads
What a delightful surprise packaged in this Amazon freebie! One of my favorite tropes is the second chance at love. College sweethearts -- one a football player on his way to the NFL; the other a prima ballerina on her way to NYC. Misunderstandings and jealousies stand in the way of their happiness and they each go their separate way. Six years later, they literally bump into each other and find themselves facing a love for one another that never died -- but rekindling and making a go of it the ...more
Jul 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
“So you’re telling me you’re naked and wet?”
“It seems I’m always wet with you.”
“Is that so, baby?” Mason smiled broadly.
“I was talking about the rainwater and the barbecue sauce.”

Buahahahaha. You were PAWNED Mason!! So evil Emory! :D


A couple of days ago, I received a request from Lane Prescott to review "First Position" for an honest review. Of course I couldn't turn her down after reading the synopsis of the book and boy am I glad I did!

"First Position" was an enjoyable tale of love,
Sara Strand
Dec 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
I'm just going to start by saying I really liked this book. I'll be honest- there are some religious aspects to it, but if you aren't into that (like me), you won't be turned off. They aren't all over the place and you'll be fine.

I really want to tell you what Emory's big secret is but I can't because it will absolutely ruin it for you. Totally ruin it. But let's just say- her hesitancy about sex makes absolute sense once you get to the end. She makes the comment that the only person who ever h
I think that there is an audience for this book, however, that audience is not me. The book is full of religious/churchy moments, which is fine, there is a big market for religiously oriented romances, but as an atheist I’m not really looking for religion with my romance and wish I had known about this theme before deciding to read the book. This does not really impact my rating of the book, but I feel the need for a disclaimer on my review, same as with kinky reviews. And I bet this is the firs ...more
Cocktails and Books
Jun 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cnb-reviewers
Can Emory and Mason forget the past and have a second chance at love?

When Emory and Mason meet in college, she is an aspiring ballerina and he is a college quarterback hoping to make it into the NFL. They date, fall in love and make plans for the future. When Mason's dream comes true and he is drafted into the NFL after college, his relationship with Emory falls apart and they break up.

Six years later they have a chance meeting while Mason is in town interviewing with the Charlotte Panthers. Emo
Jun 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
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What do I love most about reviewing books for Scandalicious Book Reviews? Well, beside my nerd herd girls that make EVERY day entertaining, it’s the opportunity to peruse the request for reviews and possibly get my hands on a book by a first-time author that does not disappoint. When the request for First Position by Prescott Lane came across Ms. Scandal’s desk, two things caught my eye. First, NFL; and second, the nam
I have to say wasn't a big fan of this book. It was ok. I didn't really like the male character Daniel Mason. I don't know just something about him. It was strange how he was just all of the sudden I miss you love you lets get back together, with it having been 6 years. Just seemed really strange.
Sep 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Mason and Emory were college sweethearts. They were in love and had planned their future together. She was going to be a ballet dancer and he was on his way to the NFL. Until Mason made a very stupid mistake that completely shattered Emory's heart and caused him to lose the only girl he ever loved. He went on to play in the NFL and ended up marrying someone else but she was nothing compared to Emory. She was someone to be by his side while he lived out his dream, she was basically his trophy wif ...more
Wild Wordy
Sep 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Jillian - I really liked First Position. I got sucked into this story right away. Especially with the way the book opens with Emory and Eric. Prescott Lane did not waste anytime get right into this story and the Characters.

Saffron - Eric was a douch bag. Seriously. Talk about trying to pressure Emory.

Jillian - He only cared about himself. He did not have a care how she felt and he thought pressuring her would make her want to get married sooner. He should have taken a hint the first two times sh
Dec 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Emory Claire's dream was to become a professional ballerina. She met Mason in their junior year of college, and fell in love with the college football quarterback. They had made plans for a future together, but when he gave her an ultimatum to forgo her chance of joining the American Ballet Theatre in New York to follow him in the NFL, she didn’t expect was Mason to break her heart and leave her prior to her graduation. A broken ankle from a bad fall just weeks before graduation ended Emory's pr ...more
Jul 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, readathon
***I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ***

I think the first thing that attracted me to this book was the cover, and I really like it, and after reading the synopsis, I knew I wanted to read it. Not that I have ever aspired or even had the figure to be a ballerina, but it was also about an American football player, so what was there not to like.

Literally a few hours after breaking off the engagement Emory Claire bumps in to Daniel Mason the boy who broke her heart
Sep 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
The Ballerina
Emory Claire was a stunning ballerina in college. She was hoping to make it professionally someday. She met Mason, and fell in love with the football star. Everything was just in place, what she didn’t expect was for Mason to break her heart and leave her prior to her graduation. She had loved him with all her heart, and moving on was hard. Then an injury had shattered her dreams and left her more broken than before.

Years later, she was about to get married to her fiancé, Eric wh
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Sep 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
First Position by Prescott Lane

3.5 stars!!

“Leaving you that day is the biggest regret of my life. I’m not sure how we have found each other again, but I’m going to make it right.”

This was a really enjoyable read, My only criticism would be I would have liked to have felt a bit more chemistry between Mason and Emory. I just wanted to have connected with them a bit more than I did. They were fab characters but just needed that little bit more.

Emory is a feisty character, she tells it how it is. Wh
Janell Sutherland
Jun 02, 2013 rated it liked it
First Position is a reunited lovers story starring Emory, an almost-professional ballerina, and Mason, an NFL quarterback. They met in college and dated until shortly before graduation, when their career paths led them in different directions and Mason dumped Emory for not abandoning her ballet career to follow him. The story picks up six years later as Emory is breaking up with her fiancé and Mason is divorcing his trophy wife and recovering from a shoulder injury.
It’s a good premise and a goo
Angela DeMarco
Nov 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
The Ballerina: Emory Claire inspired to be the best ballerina, accepted to the finest school “The American Ballet”, dating her college sweetheart Daniel Mason, she had it all. Then things with Mason ended because of his NFL career and her choice to attend ballet school and become a prima ballerina. Emory’s dreams were shattered when she broke her ankle ending her dream of a dance career. It was the darkest time of her life. With no Mason or Ballet in her life after graduation she left her home ...more
Jul 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Without a doubt, a truly amazing debut. It usually takes authors a few books to reach this level of perfection.

This a book well written with an excellent plot, a plot unique in its own way. The story is complex even though I felt like the exposition was incomplete or maybe the line between the exposition and the rising action is a little bit blurred. It is not a bad thing, it actually makes the book a little bit more interesting as we do not have a thorough introduction and presentation of the c
Lydia H
Jun 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

"What saved her - the only thing that ever saved her - was dancing. First position."

Right at the beginning we meet Emory and Eric. They're probably what the outside world might consider the "perfect couple"... happily making plans for their wedding. But really, it just was Eric pressuring Emory to make a decision she'd been avoiding. After an argument, they end up breaking up... allowing Em to walk away without making another huge mistake in her life.

Later that night, fate stepped
B at Spare Time Book Blog
Jul 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
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I was contacted by the author to review this book in exchange for an honest review. Once I started reading this one I had a hard time putting it down. First Position is a story about a second chance at true love. It doesn't always work out the first time. That is what happened to Emory and Mason. This book brought together all the things that I love. Sports, love, and super hot romance. Emory and Mason happen to bump into each ot
May 25, 2014 rated it really liked it

The name of the book comes obviously from dance. This is NOT a book about dance, but a book about a dancer. Emory uses dance to relax and whenever she gets troubled she dances, saying out loud "First position, breathe" it calms her, lets her think, and is an escape.

yelp yelp In the end I am a little bit torn and for the sake of the plot I cant even tell you why. ggrrr I like Emory and her BFF room mate Wesley. The author creates two very likable pals who are there for each other with an unbreak
Sep 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
~*~ 4.5 Stars ~*~

Emory Claire is trying to plan a wedding with her fiancé at the start, her boring , stuffy fiancé Eric. She is hesitating about setting a date, he says no date, no ring . She stops at the local food joint to get some good comfort food to eat with Wesley, her gay roommate. She gets wet in the rain . Picking up the prized ribs with extra sauce she turns and slams into a hard chest dumping the sauce all over them. EEEK, behind the hard body is Mason the only man she has ever loved,
Jul 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 stars!

This book was a bit different than what we normally read. It has all the makings of our normal reads: drama, hot guy, gay friend, sex and secrets. But it also had something that most of our books don't: religion. Now, I have beliefs but I am not an overly religious person. While reading this, I was concerned that this was going to be a turn off. How could I get in to the sex in this book when I was worried about God reading over my shoulder?? But I was surprised to find that I wasn't bot
Caitlyn Percell
Jul 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Emory faces life’s challenges at the one place that’s never failed her, the ballet barre. But even the barre can’t steady her when fate brings her face-to-face with her old college flame, Mason, who’s hoping to return to the NFL after a career-threatening injury. Before they can surrender to their sexual desires and find salvation in each other’s arms, they need to come to terms with their past. Mason must confront the demons that have set him on a path of self-destruction, while Emory must deci ...more
Nov 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
When I read that this was a second chance love story involving a gorgeous Ballet dancer and a hot bodied NFL player I couldn’t wait to get started on it and I’m glad I did! I really enjoyed their story. It was filled with angst, regrets, sexual tension, passion and love.
Throughout the book, the story took us back for snippets of their past which gave a great insight in to their relationship, which in turn gave a good understanding as to why they react as they do to each other the second time aro
Tina "IRead2Escape"
First Position by Prescott Lane is an emotional ride from beginning to end. You'll find yourself yelling at the characters for creating problems for themselves that don't have to be. You'll find yourself crying for the pain they are going through. And you'll find yourself rooting for them to make it, no matter what.

Emory and Mason were college sweethearts. Actually, they were the perfect pair. Both were pretty conservative by college standards, they were dedicated athletes (albeit in very differ
Gloria Green
Sep 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Who wouldn't want to marry a Doctor on his way to being the head of Pediatric Cardiology? A girl who already gave away her heart. Emory thought she had moved on from her relationship with her ex Mason. But more than her heart was damaged when they parted ways in college. Now her past and present collide on the day she breaks her engagement to the good Doctor and then runs into, literally, the ex-love of her life Mason. Mason moved on with life rather quickly after their breakup by marrying the m ...more
Sep 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
First Position by Prescott Lane
Review by: Kayla Hines

Synopsis: “Emory faces life’s challenges at the one place that’s never failed her, the ballet barre. But even the barre can’t steady her when fate brings her face-to-face with her old college flame, Mason, who’s hoping to return to the NFL after a career-threatening injury. Before they can surrender to their sexual desires and find salvation in each other’s arms, they need to come to terms with their past. Mason must confront the demons that h
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Prescott Lane is the Amazon bestselling author of Stripped Raw. Some of her other works include: Perfectly Broken, The Sex Bucket List, and Layers of Her. She is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and graduated from Centenary College with a degree in sociology. She went on to receive her MSW from Tulane University, after which she worked with developmentally delayed and disabled children. She ...more
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