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  • Caitlyn Lynch

Book Review: The Soccer Player and the Single Mom by Kyra Jacobs

This is a fun and charming sports romance, and it also deals with a couple of issues which rarely get addressed in this category, the most significant one being professional sportsmen dealing with serious injuries and the rehab from such, and players ‘aging out’ and facing the end of their careers. There’s a refreshing trope flip where, for once, it’s the HERO who has to make a significant life change in order to make the relationship work - too often I see heroines giving up their dreams for lurve (ugh). While soccer player Scott Gillies doesn’t have to give up his dream entirely, he does have to make some hard life choices and find new dreams to follow.

Felicity, the single mom, and her Plot Moppet son Tyler, are adorable. Felicity’s sassy, take-no-prisoners attitude and the way she refuses to accept Scott’s entitled nonsense at the start of the book are utterly endearing. Probably the only character I liked more was Scott’s hilariously bonkers grandmother.

On the light side, this has closed-door sex scenes and nothing major in the way of angst. A quick and pleasant read, I’m happy to give it five stars.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for review through NetGalley.

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