{Review} Coach Maddie and the Marine by Blaire Edens

{Review} Coach Maddie and the Marine by Blaire EdensCoach Maddie and the Marine by Blaire Edens
Published by Entangled: Bliss on January 11, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Forbidden Love, Love After Loss
Character(s): Military Guys
Pages: 180
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He’s the one man she refuses to fall for...

After the combat death of her Marine husband, grief counselor Maddie Westerfield has thrown herself into helping other families—leaving no time for dating. Which is just fine with Maddie since falling in love again, especially with another man in uniform, is out of the question. No matter how gorgeous he is. Plus, she’s busy looking after her eight-year-old nephew for her deployed sister.

For the last eight years, Lieutenant David Sterling has lived with the guilt of losing one of his soldiers in an ambush in Afghanistan. So when the opportunity presents itself, he jumps at the chance to help the beautiful widow coach her nephew’s football team. But keeping things strictly professional between them is harder than he expected. And even though he knows a relationship with Maddie will only lead to heartbreak, he can't help falling for her.

Kassiah: I was so excited to read this book. I love military guys and this one sounded so perfect. Unfortunately, Coach Maddie and the Marine didn’t live up to the hype I had built up for it in my mind.

There are some things that I did like, including the football stuff and Maddie’s nephew. Hew was cute and realistic. This is a super fast read, and I think maybe if it had been longer, I would have liked it more. There’s drama and miscommunication and angst–I wasn’t expecting that here. And not enough time to fix it in a believable way. I usually don’t mind instalove, but this was just too much. And David pissed me off–a lot. Add to that, this is a Bliss book with FTBs, so we didn’t even have hotness to make up for the lack of chemistry and crazy things they were doing.

With a great background story, Coach Maddie and the Marine was a great idea but lacked character development and chemistry. You can skip this one.

Report Card
Overall: 1.5

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