Coach's Challenge, A Baltimore Banners Intermission Novella
Lisa B. Kamps
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
As head coach for Baltimore's hockey team, The Banners, Sonny LeBlanc has seen it all. Guts and glory. Hard-hitting and hard-headed players. A rise to fame and a plummet to failure. Scarred, determined, and tough-as-nails, he's never met a challenge he couldn't conquer—until he meets Monica Jennings.
A single mother who's survived an abusive marriage, Monica Jennings is finally learning to live—little by little. That doesn't mean she's learned to trust and it certainly doesn't mean she's willing to open her heart to anyone but her daughter and her sister. And then she meets Sonny LeBlanc, the scarred coach of The Baltimore Banners. There's something about him that makes her want to take a chance—or run in the other direction and hide.
Can Sonny teach the cautious woman how to embrace love and life, or will he lose it all by calling the riskiest play of his career?
Challenges On and Off the Ice
Coach's Challenge is part of the Baltimore Banners series. As with the author's other books, the action is hot and steamy, so definitely 18+. As a novella, this is a quick diversion for a little while. While this book is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone. If you have read previous Baltimore Banners books, you will see some of your favorite players in this story.
The book blurb adequately describes the storyline so I'm not going to repeat that info here. The author did a good job of giving depth, thoughts, and emotions to these characters. You could really feel the struggle and turmoil that both Sonny and Monica were going through. As a hockey fan, I always like the hockey action, but like how this book also highlighted the youth events the players and coach get involved in. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.