Friday, January 23, 2015

Book Review: Coach Love, Book Two by Liz Crowe

Coach Love, Book Two

~ Categories ~ Contemporary Romance

~ Blurb ~ 

The smoldering intensity of first love ~ the forbidden fantasy of temptation ~ the cold hard facts of real life.

When one man’s hopes are dashed apart in a split second after years spent chasing a dream, he returns home to Kentucky furious at the world and everyone around him.

Kieran Francesco is the middle son of the volatile, tight-knit Halloran-Love family. His role as peacemaker and the one true athlete is well established. He now faces life devoid of the sport he adores after a horrific, career-ending accident, which places him in a new and entirely uncomfortable position—that of the brother with no future.

Over the course of a few tumultuous months Kieran is plunged back into life at the center of the Love family, where he must cope with one self-destructive brother, one ill-timed reconnection to an old flame and a series of bad choices that land him in more trouble than he’d ever known existed.

COACH LOVE, book 2 of The Love Brothers, a family saga of sibling loyalty that runs as deep and wide as the Ohio River—at least until Sunday, when Antony, Kieran, Dominic and Aiden work out their frustrations at the weekly Love brother pick-up basketball game.

~ My Review ~ 4 STARS

Have you ever been in a toxic relationship well meet Kieran Love, ex-pro basketball player forced to retire due to injury and his high powered lawyer fiancé, Melinda.

The author really created a hands down not nice character in Melinda that both men and women can relate to. Ms. Crowe wrote her as being very strong and at the same time weak. And though I personally didn’t like Melinda I did feel her bitchy character added to the story by creating lots of conflict and interesting moments.

Kieran is someone that I really relate to. It is hard trying to always be the good, perfect son. I love how his mentally falling apart because of his job situation and damaged body was written. It showed angst as well as the despair that there is no solution.

Dominic, Kieran’s younger brother plays a big part in this story and according to the ending it appears he will have his own book. At least he better or I will always wonder what happened next.

I do enjoy a good twist to a story so in comes Kieran’s only love from his youth, Cara. Ironic that she happens to be his physical therapist. Yes even more complications she is engaged to a lawyer. This relationship actually creates a very shocking ending to this book. I predicted part of the ending but no way did it come about as I thought and I really loved the impact of the events that left me with no solution for one and a HEA for another.

I am looking forward to the next book and kudos to the author! This book really was a much smoother read than the first book to this series.

I was given this ARC for an honest opinion.

Read my review on Love Garage, Book One
Read my review on Coach Love, Book Two
Read my review on Love Brewing, Book Three

Read my review on Family Love

~ My Rating ~ 

Additional Books in the Series, Coming Soon!

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Amazon best-selling author, beer blogger, brewery marketing expert, mom of three, and soccer fan, Liz Crowe is a Kentucky native and graduate of the University of Louisville currently living in Ann
Arbor. She has decades of experience in sales and fund raising, plus an eight-year stint as a three-continent, ex-pat trailing spouse.

Her early forays into the publishing world led to a groundbreaking fiction subgenre, “Romance for Real Life,” which has gained thousands of fans and followers interested less in the “HEA” and more in the “WHA” (“What Happens After?”). More recently she is garnering even more fans across genres with her latest novels, which are more character-driven fiction, while remaining very much “real life.”

With stories set in the not-so-common worlds of breweries, on the soccer pitch, in successful real estate offices and at times in exotic locales like Istanbul, Turkey, her books are unique and told with a fresh voice. The Liz Crowe backlist has something for any reader seeking complex storylines with humor and complete casts of characters that will delight, frustrate and linger in the imagination long after the book is finished.

Don’t ever ask her for anything “like a Budweiser” or risk bodily injury.

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