4 1/2 stars, Jennifer Peel, Low Language, Low Religion, Low Violence, Moderate Romance

Sidelined, but still in the game

I have to be honest and confess that this book scared me, it made me feel vulnerable. The Sidelined Wife by Jennifer Peel is brutally honest and real.

The Sidelined Wife (More Than a Wife Series Book 1) by [Peel, Jennifer]

“Samantha Higgins never thought driving her husband’s car would forever change her life. But one conversation later and Samantha is changing her last name. While trying to figure out who Samantha Decker is, she writes what she thinks is one final post on her blog, announcing her divorce. When the post goes viral, she finds herself with a new title, The Sidelined Wife, and an unbelievable following.

To make matters more interesting, her younger brother’s best friend, Reed Cassidy, moves back to town as the new head football coach for her son’s high school team. 

While Samantha is doing her best to learn and even make up some of the rules of single life and being a semi-celebrity, Reed comes in and changes the game. Now Samantha must decide if she should get back on the field or if she prefers the sidelines.”

Through Sam’s journey Jennifer presents truths every woman needs to read and believe. Truths about acceptance, beauty, and worth.

You don’t have to look far to see marriages that are falling apart and families disintegrating, and it terrifies me. I’m desperately, hopelessly in love with my husband and he treats me like his princess with admiration and respect. While we did hit a pretty big milestone in 2017, ten years- wahoo! Comparatively speaking our marriage is fairly young. I can’t imagine ever loosing what we have. That’s why I loved the conversation Jennifer wrote between Sam and Neil, with Sam confronting him on where it all went wrong. The answer is simple to state and difficult to execute. Marriage and parenting are ultimately about selflessness. Thank you Jennifer Peel for that beautiful reminder wrapped up in a heart wrenching, soul touching story. –N.C.

 

Jennifer Peel, Low Language, Low Violence, Moderate Romance, Three Stars

12 Days of Clean Romance  Day 1 (December 4th)- Jennifer Peel

12 Days of Clean Romance

Day 1 – December 4th

Jennifer Peel

 

Trouble in Loveland by Jennifer Peel

“What does dating the boss + meddling ex-wife + most adorable three-year-old ever equal? Trouble in Loveland.

At seventeen, Charlee Jensen packed her bags and left her beloved hometown of Loveland, swearing she would never have anything to do with the men that left her heartbroken: her father, the man that taught her heroes can fall; and Ryan Carter, her much older neighbor and teenage crush.

Now eight years later, Charlee has two degrees she never wanted and no job prospects, forcing her to swallow her pride and come home to work for her father’s accounting firm—the same firm where newly divorced Ryan Carter is now a partner.

But trouble starts to stir when Ryan realizes the girl next door is all grown up and completely smitten with his adorable three-year-old. Ryan finds it hard to resist his beautiful, yet annoyingly charming neighbor and coworker, but is torn between his feelings and trying to keep the peace with his ex-wife, the mother of his child. It’s a recipe for trouble. Will Charlee and Ryan find the formula for success?”

**This is a very emotionally driven book. A mark of a good author is one who helps you see through their characters eyes. Jennifer Peel does a great job of helping you feel all of Charlee’s highs and lows. I appreciated the flawed nature of the characters in this book, they were so much more true to real life and empathic. –N.C.

 

 

 

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“Another Timeless Single Romance! Join Jennifer Peel for MORE TROUBLE IN LOVELAND, a companion story to the beloved romance TROUBLE IN LOVELAND.

Charlee Jensen-Carter has been looking forward to her first Christmas with her new husband, Ryan, and her adorable stepson for weeks. Not only is her dad tying the knot, but she’s looking forward to two weeks of no exes, no drama, and especially no trouble. At least that’s what she thinks.

First, she gets talked into wearing red hooker heels again. Next, she finds herself trying to save her dad’s wedding. And if that isn’t bad enough, more than one ex shows up, and she’s suddenly in the middle of more trouble than she ever bargained for.

Will she ever find the right moment to give Ryan the best Christmas present ever? Or will her Christmas hopes and dreams die a fiery death in this comical holiday tale?”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Author Jennifer Peel

Jennifer Peel is the award-winning bestselling author of the Dating by Design and Women of Merryton series, as well as several other contemporary romances. Though she lives and breathes writing, her first love is her family. She is the mother of three amazing kiddos and has recently added the title of mother-in-law, with the addition of two terrific sons-in-law. She’s been married to her best friend and partner in crime for a lot longer than seems possible. Some of her favorite things are late night talks, beach vacations, the mountains, pink bubble gum ice cream, tours of model homes, and Southern living. She can frequently be found with her laptop on, fingers typing away, indulging in chocolate milk, and writing out the stories that are constantly swirling through her head.

 

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