Forward Progress (Men of Fall #1) by S.R. Grey

Title: Forward Progress
Series: Men of Fall #1
Author: S.R. Grey
Genre: Sports Romance/Romantic Comedy
Release Date: January 7, 2019

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.


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 book in the new Men of Fall series, where football meets romance.


“I’ve read a lot of fake girlfriend/boyfriend romances, but Forward Progress stood out amongst them all to me.” – Cranky – The Book Curmudgeon

“This was a great start to the series and I cannot wait to see what S.R.Grey has in store for the Men of Fall.” – Erin Lewis

“Sweetness overload with some wonderful swoon and drama to keep you on your toes come together in this sexy football romance!” – Red Hatter Book Blog


Forward Progress by S.R. Grey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Eden Vetterly has baggage. Not the baggage you might think, more like responsibilities. Responsibilities she is trying really hard to meet but never quite gets there.

Graham Tettersaw is a former football star with a second chance at stardom. That second chance comes with some stipulations, one of those being Eden Vetterly.

Let the games begin 🙂

So the blurb tells you basically what the plot/gist of this story is so I don’t need to say much on that. I will say that I enjoyed myself a lot reading this story but I wasn’t that happy with the change of plans the team thru out there to Eden and Graham. It just didn’t make for a very good conflict. IMO, it came across kinda dumb. Especially the reason behind the team’s about turn. The story lost a little shine for that for me but not enough to cancel out all the other good things. Just a tiny little bleep lol

I love the author’s voice. She makes the stories fun to read. It isn’t a chore to pick up one of her books and just read for an entire afternoon. Eden and Graham had great personalities and sparks flew all around!

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Forward Progress by S.R. Grey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’ll be honest and say this book didn’t blow me away. It has such strong potential but kinda didn’t reach up to it. I really liked Graham and Eden. They were both hardworking, doing their best to succeed in the world. But the chemistry was missing for me. The storyline was OK and I did liked it I just wish they had that more I was hoping for. The plot was interesting and maybe I wanted more angst for me to really love this book.

I’m sad to give my first 3,5* for 2019… here’s to hoping the next book will blow mind.

***Review copy requested and reviewed on behalf of OMGReads Blog***

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“You want me to do what?Irritated, I grab a water from the mini-fridge, take a swig, and slam the bottle down on the table in the middle of the living room of the hotel suite I’m in.

“You’re fucking crazy, Jock,” I sneer.

“It wasn’t my idea, Graham,” he replies, unfazed by my outburst as he sits quietly on the sofa. “I told you the added stipulation in the new contract the Comets are offering was completely new to me too.”

“It’s fucking loco is what it is,” I grumble.

It’s true. This latest development in contract negotiations is truly nuts. They want me to pretend to have a fake girlfriend.

Are they off their rockers? 
“How’s this even supposed to work?” I ask.

“We’re hammering out the details.”

“Great. Do I at least get to meet this mystery woman before I sign?”

“No. There’s no time for that. You will meet her, though, before the season begins.”

“Whatever,” I huff. “I can’t believe I’m supposed to pretend to be dating a girl I’ve never even seen. To top it off, I get to meet her just once, then I’m expected to act as if we’re in a serious relationship.”

“Pretty much,” Jock confirms.

This is bad, but there’s something more I’m struggling with—I’m supposed to also fucking move in with this pretend girlfriend.

Could it get any worse?

S.R. Grey is an Amazon Top 30 Bestselling Author and a #1 Barnes & Noble Bestselling Author. Check out her newest bestselling Boys of Winter hockey rom-com series. Each is a complete standalone novel, but the characters are interconnected and may pop up anywhere. 
Ms. Grey’s novels have appeared on multiple Amazon Bestseller Lists, including the Top 100 several times. She is also a Top 100 Bestselling Author on iTunes. 

Residing in Pennsylvania, when not writing Ms. Grey can be found reading, traveling, running, and cheering for her hometown sports teams. Sometimes all at the same time!


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