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Forward Progress

Men of Fall, Book 1
By: S.R. Grey
Narrated by: Teddy Hamilton, Reagan West
Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (49 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Top 100 sports romance best seller!

Meet Graham Tettersaw, former star quarterback. He blew his first shot at success, but now he has a second chance at playing football...and at having a life.

Graham's not about to squander this new opportunity with a rising team. No way. They're about to make his dreams come true, even If they did just add a weird clause that he's supposed to pretend some random chick is his girlfriend.

Whatever!

Teams can be weird about stuff. But Graham can play along. After all, it's all about forward progress.

In football, getting the ball down the field and scoring is goal number one. Life isn't all that much different. That's why Graham is hoping to do some scoring of his own, off the field. Especially when he finds out the pretend girlfriend the team has picked out for him, Eden Vetterly, is beyond hot.

But it's not all about sex.

Graham really likes Eden.

And she likes him too - a lot.

Too bad the team just changed all the rules.

Forward Progress is the first audiobook in the new Men of Fall series, where football meets romance.

©2019 S.R. Grey (P)2019 S.R. Grey

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Good book

I really enjoyed graham and eden. They were lively. The performances by the narrators made even better. Especially teddy Hamilton.

The story was enjoyable and kept my interest. Reagan west really made eden come alive. I will definitely read or listen at grey again.

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When you know, You can't let go

While the chemistry was built on a first sight connection, our author gave us more than heated moments, as a friendship developed so did the love as far as romance book's go this was a true description of a man living his second chance carer and a woman finally encountering what had been missing from her life.

narration was perfection.

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The narrators really raise this on to the next level

This is my first book by this S.R. Grey. I like what the author did with the story. It had some fun moments and it did not go in the direction I thought it would. It’s happier and more even keeled. Sure the owners were jerks but they are looking to get butts in the seats. Whatever it takes! This could have gone way worse. The characters were great. Usually I tend to favor the males but in this one I really liked Eden. She was struggling and only wanted the best for her brother (who is a great secondary character). This lead her to questionable actions but it also led her to Graham.

Teddy Hamilton and Reagan West did an amazing job narrating. They both had notes of excitement, laughter, sadness in their voices while reading. This is what makes a book wonderful to listen to. We already have a good story and these two made the characters more believable and listener friendly.
This seems well rounded and makes me a little more interested in the o

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Sugary Sweet

This cute little love story that Teddy and Reagan brought to life is just what you need for a quick read! Story line has a little twist with a whole lot of love! Narrators did wonderful!

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Decent Listen

The story was pretty good, but I didn't love it. It was definitely entertaining, but I feel like things moved a little too quickly and wrapped up too quickly. It's a pretty short audio, so I guess I should have expected that.

Both the characters were pretty solid. I didn't fully believe their relationship until a good way in, probably because it started so quickly. I would have liked more back story about Graham, particularly his addiction issues. They were touched on in the beginning, but there were never any real details about it. Eden was pretty flushed out, though. We learned about her background and her relationship with her brother, so I really enjoyed that.

Teddy Hamilton is always a good narrator. For some reason his female voice didn't really do it for me when usually I'm okay with it. Reagan West is a new narrator to me and I thought she did an okay job, but she reads very slowly. I sped it up to 1.25 and that put her at roughly a normal pace. I don't like when the reading is rushed, but it was so slow at times that it really bugged me. That being said, I wouldn't shy away from a book if she narrated it.

Overall, the story line was okay, nothing too note worthy and the narration was about the same. This falls under the, I do and don't recommend it category. If you listen to it, you'll enjoy it, but it probably won't wow you.

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Forward Success

This is a great story. A sports romance but who is calling the shots? Certainly not the star player. I love the characters and supporting characters too. I would definitely recommend this story. Narration was excellent!

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Forward Progress

Graham is after a second chance to play the game he loves. Eden will do anything for her younger brother. When they get thrown together sparks fly. This was fun romance that had some action.


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Forward Progress true touchdown

Graham Tettersaw is prioritizing his life after his actions have caused him to lose everything he worked for. Once a star athlete taken low by a career-ending injury leading to a painkiller addiction all while being scrutinized by the public eye. Graham put himself first got clean and helped others, as well as bonded with his sister. He signed with an agent and a new opportunity will provide a change and hopefully help him reach his goals. Graham is offered a return to professional football. His image is tainted by past drug use causing him to have to agree to less than ideal conditions. For Graham is to have his second chance, he has to agree to intrusive rules and requirements, including having a chosen “girlfriend” move in to his new home with him. Eden Vetterly sees the silver lining in all things even though life has dealt her several hard knocks. She is a waitress barely getting by on her hard earned paychecks, is the caretaker of her 15 year old trouble finding brother who just got accepted to an expensive art school. Eden is strong, puts others happiness before her own and knows she is attractive but doesn’t see the beauty others see in her. Graham’s agent was a customer in her diner and realized her positive, stable persona. He offers Eden a contract with the team, to be Graham’s live-in girlfriend and the person who keeps him moving forward on a straight and narrow path. The money is good and with her brother’s future at stake, Eden signs securing her brothers future. When Graham and Eden meet there is an immediate spark and very quickly they evolve into something real. The two make the best out of living up to their contractual agreements until the team decides to change Graham’s public persona. With many ups and downs, Eden and Graham work together to navigate difficult situations and not violate their contract terms. Neither can afford to five up what they have, and refuse to give up one another. This is an enjoyable story, the characters relatable and likeable. The plot holds just enough drama to keep the reader interested and wanting to know the outcome. Looking forward to continuing the series.

I received a free copy of this book via #AudiobookObsessionReviewer and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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Great listen

I loved this story and the characters. Loved the duel narration. I highly recommend this book.

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  • 08-29-19

Graham💘Eden! Great Story & Listen🎧 Sweet Romance!

This is a great book, it grabbed my attention right from the start and held it to the end. The storylines and characters are interesting and realistic. Graham Tettersaw misses his time on the field, he gets a second chance at playing for a team in a newly created football league. The team has conditions built in to his contract, which includes the team controlling aspects his private life and his image in social media. They want him to have a steady girlfriend, his agent Jock finds one for him. Eden Vetterly, a hard working waitress is the legal guardian of her younger brother, she wants the best for him and makes sacrifices for him, including signing a contract to pretend to be a girlfriend to the new quarterback of the Columbus Comets. There was an instant attraction when these two met but they held back not knowing what each others deal was. I loved how well plotted this story was, it had a nice flow to it, from getting to know each other to the build up of the relationship. Eden and Graham were great together and for each other, both were stand up people with huge hearts, putting others before themselves. There is never a dull moment in this book, it all plays out nicely, with plenty of drama, a twist here and there and some hot romance. This is my first book by S.R. Grey and it will not be my last. Thank you for this great story.

I listened to the Audible edition, Teddy Hamilton and Reagan West are terrific narrators and voice performers. They bring these characters to life, give each their own voice and personality, as well as heart and attitude. They do an amazing job projecting the emotions of the characters and the drama of the story info their performance. Each are entertaining storytellers and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for this great listen🎧

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  • LilleyLoohLah
  • 09-20-19

Great story, fab characters

Two people pushed together via a contract, a contract that actually is perfect for them both, basically it’s a win win, and life is good, great even. But, you know that saying, ‘if it seems too good to be true, it probably is’, well, it rings true, and my heart went out to them both Graham and Eden, who made the best out of a not too perfect situation, and found true happiness. That same contract that forced them together is now working at driving them apart. A great story, with fab characters, Graham and Eden are stuck between a rock and a hard place, I did however wish they’d not given in to outside demands so easily, but I understood the reasons that they did. Graham is the perfect book boyfriend, so sweet and sincere, and a perfect match for Eden.
I adore Teddy Hamilton, he has such a man’s voice (I don’t know another way to describe it), it’s so dreamy, and he narrates the perfect Graham. Reagan West too, narrates perfectly.
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  • Lovinghotbooks1
  • 09-09-19

Fake love turning in to reality

I love the stories about fake love turning into reality and this was one of the good ones, very sweet.

No unnecessary descriptions of surroundings
Lots of good dialogues
Steaming chemistry between the main characters
The storyline is building to a happy ending.
Well described characters that’s developed in to realistic personalities

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Clear pronunciation and read with feelings, I really enjoyed listening to this story.



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  • Chrystal
  • 09-04-19

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Forward Progress by S.R. Grey loved it. This story was well written and nice character development. I loved the chemistry between Graham and Eden's characters. I didn't want the story to end.
The Narrators Teddy Hamilton and Reagan West did a fabulous job bringing this story to life.

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  • Voo
  • 09-01-19

Fun sports and fake romance

First, Teddy Hamilton is one of my favorite narrators. He’s amazing. And he adds so much to this story, playing both male and female characters so well. Reagan West also did an amazing job so overall, I think the narration only elevated the story.

The story itself was good. Graham and Eden are in a fake relationship in order to improve his reputation and to help her get the funds to help her brother attend a very expensive art school. They both get something out of this relationship but then realize that they are getting so much more out of this relationship than just monetary/ sports motivated. How do they continue to foster their real relationship as part of this farce? It’s a fun book, good banter, and I really liked the story but especially, because of how the narration captured the emotion.

I received this book as a reviewer for #AudiobookObsessionReviewer. Thanks for the fun listen!

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  • LHunt
  • 08-27-19

Football + romance = Perfection

I’m a southern girl who was taught very early on to love football. It’s practically a religion where I am from, and when combined with a love story, I’m a happy girl. I loved Graham and Eden and the chemistry between them was there from that first meeting. I’ve heard good things about both Teddy Hamilton and Reagan West, but never listened to either one before. This will definitely not be my last. The narration was so good that I often forgot who was speaking because I was so wrapped up in the story. I even spent an extra hour cleaning my house just because I wanted to keep listening. I can’t wait for book 2.

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  • FS Meurinne
  • 07-31-19

Sport romance

Former QB Graham Tettersaw want to get back in the game, so he needs to be in a relationship, that's where Eden Betterly comes in. She needs money and is up to play the part. Instant attraction might now be a problem they were not expecting. I liked the start in this new series, I love this trope and so I will look forward for the next installment. The audiobook is narrated by Teddy Hamilton and Reagan West they did a great job, I liked this new narrators for me, it was a refreshing hearing.

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  • Gem Reads Too Much
  • 07-22-19

A bit too sweet for my tastes

I received a copy of this audio book in exchange for a review so here goes....

I love Teddy Hamilton’s voice! Most of the time I’d listen to him recite the alphabet, but even he couldn’t make this book less smulchy.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with super sweet romance, it just isn’t really my cup of tea. At times this story had me rolling my eyes and cringing about how nice both lead characters where. But that’s probably because I prefer a good anti-hero.

Ultimately this is a nice story and although it wasn’t for me if you like very sugary romance then you will love it.

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  • Mandy Smith @AudiobookObsessionReviewGroup
  • 07-18-19

Great book!

I adore sports romance and fake girl friend/ boyfriend troupe.
Mix that with Teddy Hamilton and you have a recipe for a fantastic book!!! Reagan West is a new to me narrator and she did a great job. Fun and flirty!