Series: A Coach's Love
Published by Self on 04/15/19
Genres: Sport Romance
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Also in this series: Refuse to Lose
When my ex-wife told me she was leaving West Virginia, I was angry. Our marriage was over, it had been for a long time, but now she’s abandoning our son, and neither of us are happy about it.
My assistant, Amber, and I have been flirting for months. There’s a strong connection between us, and we both know it. Tapping into our mutual love for basketball, I bring Amber on to help coach my son’s team.
Now my ex is back and making demands. I know I should always trust my gut. When I don’t, things go wrong, and it leaves us with a lesson…
It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish ... rise up!
Series: A Coach’s Love #3
I am really loved the A Coach’s Love series by Alison Mello so much. Each story is a standalone romance with interconnected characters and though you can read each one separately, they are each great reads! In Rise Up, we get Vincent’s story, Ethan’s father, who we previously met. Ethan had been a bully, but in the time since then, his father has helped turn him around. Now divorced, Vincent and Ethan are learning to cope with being abandoned by their wife/mother and finding their new normal.
I really loved the theme of this story, rising up when needed. Vincent loves his son more than anything and will do what it takes to protect him and always put him first. When he realizes he feels more for Amber, his assistant, he is ready to see where that can go. Amber was sweet and caring. She stepped in when Vincent needed her the most and cares for Ethan very much. They begin to spend time together and feelings deepened. But what happens when his ex threatens all they worked hard to be?
Rise Up by Alison Melo was a sweet and charming story with a bit of drama. I loved this story so much. Vincent, Amber and Ethan were great characters and I loved catching up with old friends.
talking?” Her eyes stay fixed on the floor. He gives her a minute, but she
never replies. “Well, if you don’t really want to talk, then I’ll go, but I
just wanted to tell you to rise up.” She looks at him confused. “It’s our
saying. When things are hard, we rise up. We overcome them. It’s how we got
past you leaving us.” He stands. “You can rise up too, Mom.” My heart breaks
watching the interaction between my son and his mother.