I was just floored by this short story. This little tidbit did everything it was meant to do. It wet my appetite, and left me screaming for more.
Normally, I don't like shorts, because I always feel like there is more to the story that I have not been told. To an extent, this is no exception to that. However, this was so superbly written that I was left feeling satisfied with the ending, and not wanting to chuck my E-reader at the wall.
This is a very simple story about a single mother being attracted to her kid's much younger swim coach, and what happens when he returns her attention.
While this is a very sweet story. (Not even any kissing) I found myself submersed in the heat between these two characters, and feeling every sensory perception relayed by the author.
My only fault is how short it is (I read it in two nights, but I could have gobbled it in one sitting if I wanted to) I would love to read more about this new couple, and if there is a part two, I am reaching for it.
In general, I like fantasy or chase novels, and romance bores me. This story, though, just blew my socks off without any TNT. For the first time in a long time, I am looking up an author to see what else she's written.
I can't find any reason in this book not to give it five stars. This is sweet romance at its utter and complete best.
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- File Size : 179 KB
- Print Length : 36 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publisher : The Wild Rose Press; Last Rose Of Summer Edition (20 February 2013)
- Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- ASIN : B00BJ7LIBI
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Language: : English
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Dip me Pleeeeaaase!Reviewed in the United States on 6 April 2013
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Short page # but packs a big punchReviewed in the United States on 1 September 2016
Taking this as the short story it is meant to be it's a small page # that packs a big punch. Jessa is a widow with 2 teenagers and a crush on her kid's swim coach. Essentially it's more a story about a woman trying to date again. We get a hint she will date Rick but no real view into it. Honestly, I loved the start and writing and characters and wish this was a full length story because I want to read about them starting date and how the kids handle it and especially how Rick handles the ready-made family.
It had me at "younger swim coach!"Reviewed in the United States on 14 March 2013
Older widow, younger swim coach...who could resist such a novella? And from page one, it doesn't disappoint. The romance sparks early, as the conflict simmers until a bold move by Rick lights it up. Can Jessa give up her role as a mom in control for long enough to let life happen to her? Can Rick pull back and see what it's like to live in Jessa's very busy shoes? The situation of the gorgeous younger guy with the single mom is delightful fantasy, grounded by the very real details of the relationship. Compelling, romantic - worth diving in!
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Not goodReviewed in the United States on 21 March 2014
The description sounded good but I should have read some of the other reviews or something because this was just weird for me. I felt like it was to much in to little of time. She meets his family before I feel like it was even established if he was interested in her. How old was she? How old was he? Maybe they could have gone on a date not just a near miss. What did her kids think? My point there was just to many unanswered questions and to much confusion to enjoy it.
Dipping in... or maybe notReviewed in the United States on 10 April 2013
This story is one I picked up for free, so, in that regard, it was worth a read through. The story wasn't very complex and the characters were only so-so. A nice short read, only 35 pages or so, but didn't really show me anything about the author that would induce me to go out an buy a full length novel. A pleasant read, but I finished the book last night and I've already forgotten the names of the characters. I would have returned it if I'd paid the full 1.99 - for less that 40 pages, its way over priced for a novella without even a real ending.