Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Blog Tour / Book Musings - Someone Like You by Jennifer Gracen

Someone Like You

The Harrisons #2
By: Jennifer Gracen
Releasing April 26, 2016 
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Pierce Harrison—yes, that Pierce Harrison, black sheep of the wealthy Harrison clan—has come home to his family’s luxurious Long Island compound. The big question is why the dangerously sexy soccer star agreed to coach a kids’ soccer team. His co-coach Abby McCord should be grateful. Instead she’s fending off some seriously smoldering advances from the scandal-ridden athlete. Good thing bad boys are so not her type . . .

Abby is definitely not lacking in passion, but the sweet-faced beauty needs to learn a thing or two about taking a team to the championship—and a whole lot about how to let a man into her once-broken heart. Pierce definitely knows how to make the moves, but will Abby trust that the bachelor the world has condemned as a scoundrel can settle down with the one woman who has taken hold of his heart?

I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review. This in no way impacts my thoughts on the book.

I read this book as a standalone without reading the first book. I wasn't that much confused with the characters though I would have loved to know Pierce's family dynamics from the previous book. So I don't have anything to compare his family's actions. Inspite of that, I really loved the way his siblings supported him in this book. They really have complicated relationships and it forms a part of the tale. Another dynamic which I liked was Abby's closeness with her family. Both their family situations are polar opposites. 

Though the book sounds as a sports romance, it is much more than that. It explores sports and romance and family relationships. The story pulled me in easily with the introduction of Abby and Pierce. And my attention stayed on them till the end because the hot and cold touch between them. Abby's self doubt, though valid because of her past, had me grimacing at times. This is one book where the heroine didn't do much for me. At the same time, Pierce felt solid to me. He was a total misunderstood type of guy inspite of his reputation. I loved Pierce's personality. 

The author's writing style was easy and the pace was certainly at the right level. I did enjoy spending the weekend getting lost in a sports romance. The romance was believable and satisfactory at all levels including being off the charts hot at times. After reading this, I am ready to check out Dane's story.

My rating : 4/5

Meet the Author : 

Jennifer Gracen hails from Long Island, New York, where she lives with her two young sons. After spending her youth writing in private and singing in public, she now only sings in her car and has fully embraced her lifelong passion for writing. She loves to write contemporary romance and romantic women’s fiction for readers who yearn for better days, authentic characters, and satisfying endings. When she isn’t taking care of her kids, doing freelance copy editing/proofreading, reading, or talking to friends on Twitter and Facebook, Jennifer writes. She’s shocked her family hasn’t yet staged an intervention for her addiction to social media. But the concerts she gives in her car and the dance parties she has in her kitchen are rumored to be fabulous.

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