Pride & Joie
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Joie Stevens put all her dreams on hold the day she became a mom. As a natural caretaker, it never bothered her. But now that her son is grown, she has some new goals in sight and nothing is going to get in her way.
Except maybe an attractive football coach. Who very literally gets in her way.
As assistant football coach for the Flinton State University Vikings, Jack Pride really has nothing to complain about. He has a job he loves and friends he enjoys. Certain he had his one true love in his late wife, the last thing on his mind is dating.
Until he runs into a beautiful non-traditional student. Who he very literally runs into.
This second chance romance reminds us love can be better the second time around. And that it’s not just players in the game…
Pride & Joie was a wonderful second chance romance with a bit of angst
Pride & Joie was a wonderful second chance romance with a bit of angst. There was just the right amount of drama to keep you guessing about the future of Coach Jack Pride and Joie Stevens. Carter has a way of mixing the right amounts of serious, sweet, and funny. She always writes the most relatable characters.This is definitely a Rom-Com and a great addition to the first two books in the #MyNewLife series. The banter back and forth between the characters had me with tears in my eyes from laughing so hard.
Top Read of 2017
I loved the release of one part at a time for this series. I really enjoyed getting to know Joie and Jack in the series - I thought the characters were well-developed and relatable (one of Carter's strengths). I have to admit, I thought the 2nd part of the series was a little "slower" than the first so I was excited to see how Joie & Jack's story would unfold in part 3. Boy, oh boy Part 3 did not disappoint. I had laughter, tears, anxiousness, worry - all of it.
M.E. Carter truly has a gift in writing but especially with romantic comedy. The banter between Jack and Joie (and Hank!!) was witty, sarcastic, and fun. But Carter knows how to walk the line between romance and drama and witty humor; and she does it so well. I can't wait to read more from Carter.
Swooning for the silver fox
If you’re looking for a rom-com that feels more like real life, look no further! Joie and Jack are the “realest” characters I’ve read in a very long time. M.E. Carter has brilliantly written this second chance romance and it’s full of mishaps, missteps, misunderstandings and swoon worthy makeups. It’s refreshing to read characters who have life experiences guiding their way through the ups and downs of a relationship.