By: Blaire Edens
Release Date: January 11, 2016
Source: Entangled Publishing
Goodreads Summary: 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.
Review: I received this book from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review. The topic seemed really sweet to me immediately as I read the summary before requesting the book. It did not disappoint!
Blaire Edens has written a fantastic, sweet, and emotional story here. The connection between Maddie and David is so great and deep on many levels. On one, you have their military connection (I won’t give that away), on another you have their physical connection, and on another, you have their emotional connection.
These two characters were made for each other! The story of their relationship is so interesting throughout the course of the book. Not to mention Andrew, Maddie’s nephew, coming in the mix. I honestly read this book much faster than I thought, and I accredit that to a great story.
However, I did feel that the rough patch in their relationship came a bit out of nowhere in the book. I know that these plots almost always have one, but this one seemed to be abrupt. Reading further, I think that was a tactic to make it seem as abrupt to the reader as it did to the characters.
Overall, I thought this was a cute, quick read. Anyone can enjoy this story, and laugh along with the cute and funny moments.
Rating: 4 stars
Thanks for reading my review of Coach Maddie and the Marine! I hope you all get a chance to read this if it appeals to you. It was a good read! Thanks again and I’ll see you on the next page!