The bigger they are...Life as a professional football player was a dream for Blake Carpenter. Money. Fame. Endorsements. A championship ring for his team. But then a career-threatening injury ended all that faster than you can say ready, set, hike. The next thing he knows, Blake's back in his home town of Champion Valley, Colorado accepting a job coaching a bunch of rag-tag, down-on-their-luck high school football players. Blake knows he has his work cut out for him if he's going to whip this team into playoff shape. But he never imagined that involved working with an overly opinionated physical therapist who's hell-bent on telling him how to do his job.The harder they fallAnnabelle Turner agreed to help out the Champion Valley Bobcats as a favor to the district's athletic director. But then the team's new coach opens his mouth and tries to fire her on the first day. Blake is difficult, to say the least, even if he is easy on the eyes. And almost immediately Annabelle senses that Blake has some very deeply buried demons. One of which can threaten the team's season if Blake doesn't face it head on.