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With so many depending on her, she has no time for a personal life....

When her husband left her pregnant, with a four-year-old child and a restaurant on the verge of bankruptcy, the only things Holly McGinty had time for were her kids - and working hard to stay out of the poor house. Five years later, business is booming and her boys are happy, but she's still putting her own needs at the bottom of her priority list. That doesn't stop her from daydreaming about her oldest son's sexy scout leader, though.

He never believed in love at first sight - until he met her....

Sam Jensen gets along great with kids, is a successful architect, and has the best friends a guy could ask for. But figuring out relationships with women has never come easy to him. He feels like a tongue-tied teenager around most of them. Except for Holly, and it's looking like things might work out with her. As long as one tiny little secret remains a secret.

©2011 Kristy K. James (P)2016 Kristy K. James

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Sweet Romance and Strong Friendship

After a difficult marriage and divorce, Holly focuses on running her restaurant and taking care of her two boys. She doesn't have time for romance. Sam is the Scout troop leader for Holly's boys, and has been in love with Holly for a long time. He's even decorated his home to her taste and set up bedrooms for her boys, although he still hasn't worked up the nerve to ask her out. Once Holly and Sam have their first date, things settle into a comfortable rhythm for them. But Holly doesn't find it so easy to let go of her past.

This was a sweet clean romance that could be read as a standalone, although I'd recommend reading the first book to become familiar with the whole gang. There's a mystery that involves Coach that arcs through the series. This book had a lot of dialogue that at times seemed repetitive, and the book moved at a gentle pace with a lot of day to day details.

I liked both leads, and most of the group of friends. Holly's little boys were adorable! Sam was a picture perfect hero, great with kids, a literal genius, and well off. Holly was a strong woman, a single mother raising two boys and running a successful restaurant. This was a great read if you enjoy sweet romances and strong friendships.

I enjoyed the narration, Daniela Acitelli had an expressive voice and read dramatically. She performed voices for the characters and it was always easy to tell who was speaking. I received a copy of the audiobook, and I'm voluntarily leaving a review.

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A sweet story!

Such a sweet story! Loved every moment of the book!

The narrator does an excellent job of bringing me into the story. Well done!

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Another Sweet One

This is another sweet story in this series. With slow romantic development, readers watch these two genuine characters overcome obstacles, fall in love, and become a family. Such an emotionally tender journey, especially with the little boys. Good narration added to the overall enjoyment of the book. Well done.

I review for the Guilty Indulgence Review Site.

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Sweet storyline

Slow but sweet storyline.
"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Blast."

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loved the story...

All of The Coach's Boys stories are wonderful to read. Kristy James writes a heartfelt series with real people and real struggles.

The narration of these stories could have been different for me. It felt like the female voices were always on the verge of tears... wobbly and whining. other than that, it is a good audio book.

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Sweet and slow with bursts of action and drama

Holly is a strong yet vulnerable woman with great conviction bringing up her two boys by herself. The attraction between her and Sam is slow brewing because of their own personal experiences. The development of their love is sweet, especially because it includes their families and, by extension, their friends. The story mimics life with slow paced moments peppered with high action bursts.

I really enjoy listening to the books in this series. I love how the books I have encountered so far smash some of society's double standards to pieces while remaining romantic and sweet. It is also nice to revisit some of the characters that appear in other books and get sneak peaks into their lives.

Overall, though not the best in the series, this story is still an enjoyable listen.

This review copy audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost.

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Sweet story

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This book was well written and I liked that it was clean of sex and foul language without being preachy. While a little smut doesn't bother me, I don't think it's necessary for a good story. The only criticism I have is of the narrator. I didn't care for her. I thought after listening to the sample that I would get used to her voice and style, but I just wanted the book to hurry up and end.

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A Sweet Christian Fiction Story..

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<br/>Holly, the main female lead, is a hard worker just trying to provide for her two cute sons.<br/><br/>Her life hasn't been easy especially anything concerning her ex husband, which makes her hesitant to develop anything more than friendship with Sam. <br/><br/>Sam is a good guy, he is attracted to Holly instantly and is determined to always " be there" for Holly.<br/><br/>There are a few obstacles to overcome before Holly allows herself to be open to Sam and what he represents..<br/><br/><br/>Daniela Acitelli did well with the narration.<br/><br/>Note:<br/>"This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."

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Hero for Holly Review....

A 6+ hour story that could've been told in 2 hours. Really slow and a disjointed plot.

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A must have

I love The Coach's series every book is unique and it was awesome listen the book it gives you a new prospect I really recommend it these one and the rest