She lives by the book—and is still searching for her happily ever after.
Darcy Wilde has tried hard not to live up to her last name. As a librarian in Atlanta she lives a fine life far away from the football-obsessed town of her childhood. But when her beloved Grandmother needs help, Darcy takes a leave of absence and heads back to the home and past she left behind.
He knows how to play the field—and is in no rush to settle down.
Robbie Dalton knows a thing or two about painful pasts. After bouncing around in foster care and the Army for years he is finally ready to move on and make a home for himself in Falcon, Alabama as the newest high school football coach. Sparks fly when the sexy new coach and the sharp-tongued librarian meet, but neither of them is looking to make ties.
But when it comes to love, sometimes you’ve gotta throw away the rule book to cross the finish line…
Everything changes when Darcy falls in love, not only with the gruff, protective, and smoking hot man who's sharing her days and nights, but also with the complex tapestry of people who weave Falcon together. Could this be where she belongs - and who she belongs with?
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SLOW AND STEADY RUSH takes place in the fictional town of Falcon, Alabama, but Falcon is a mish-mash of actual places in my life. The downtown of my small hometown in Tennessee is the inspiration for Main Street, with the library, the bank, antique stores, and gift stores. But, the Wilde homeplace is based on my mother's hometown in Alabama. The river, the farmhouses, the bottoms...I've swum in the river and ridden through the woods on ATVs.
Music is a huge inspiration for me when I'm plotting/musing over my books. While I prefer absolute silence while I write, I have a specific soundtrack for each book, so while I'm cooking or driving or cleaning I cue it up and let my mind wander into into the story. For SLOW AND STEADY RUSH, I leaned heavily on country music. Considering its set in rural Alabama and nature plays a huge role, its not surprising I found inspiration in country music.
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING...
"4 1/2 stars, TOP PICK! ...a marvelously funny, engaging and memorable romance in a place where everyone knows your name." --RT Book Reviews magazine
"Slow and Steady Rush was a wonderful surprise. Debut author Laura Trentham has given us a Southern romance full of complex relationships and small town drama that held me enthralled the entire time...If you enjoy rock solid emotional romance, definitely check out Slow and Steady Rush. What a great beginning to this new Falcon Football series." --Harlequin Junkie Recommended Read
"Laura Trentham writes an intricately woven story that throbs with rich emotion. I laughed, I cried, I loved Slow and Steady Rush!" -- Candis Terry, Bestselling Author of the Sweet, Texas Series (Avon)
"Instant chemistry and dynamic give-and-take...Trentham pulls the various elements together in time to deliver a sweet, satisfying story." -- Publisher's Weekly
"5 stars! The imagery is beautifully written, capturing the sights and sounds of rural Alabama so perfectly that it left this born and bred city-girl longing for wide open spaces. Slow and Steady Rush is a funny, emotional, heartfelt romance about self-discovery and finding home." -- Scandalicious Book Reviews
"The writing is heartfelt, the romance is spot on, the dynamic between the main characters hot, and the town is a character all on its own. I really loved the people in this book and the town of Falcon, and I can’t wait for Logan’s book!" --It's About The Book Reviews
"Laura Trentham, slowly but very steadily pulls her readers into this brilliant story of family and love, passion and lust, support and friendship." -- Alima's Book Reviews
"I devoured Darcy and Robbie’s story; it had everything, laughter, tears, great development on the town of Falcon, Alabama and its residents in general, as well as the gradual building of this couples relationship in that setting. -- Claire Robinson, Goodreads user