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The Sidelined Wife

More Than a Wife Series, Book 1
Lu par : Melissa Moran
Série : More Than A Wife Series, Volume 1
Durée : 9 h et 1 min
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Description

She's getting back in the game, one blog post at a time.  

Samantha Higgins never thought driving her husband's car would forever change her life. But one conversation later, heard through his Bluetooth, and Samantha is changing her last name. While trying to figure out who Samantha Decker is, she writes what she thinks is the 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, who was a thorn in Samantha's adolescent side, moves back to town as the new head football coach for her son's high school team. Unbeknownst to Samantha, Reed has harbored a crush for his old babysitter all these years. But, Samantha isn't keen on dating anyone, much less a younger man that used to booby trap her bedroom with firecrackers.  

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.

©2018 Jennifer Peel (P)2018 Jennifer Peel

Critiques

"This story will be on every girl's night book club list this year." (Farmhouse Reviews)

"Fiercely honest, brave but lighted-hearted, The Sidelined Wife by Jennifer Peel is one of the best romance novels I have read in a long, long time." (Readers Favorite)

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  • Jen R
  • 01/01/2019

Amazing

I haven’t ever listened to a audio book before and I’m so glad this was my first one!! I’m already a huge Jennifer Peel fan, and this book is one of my favs (ok so they are all my fav), but this one is incredible! The characters are so relatable. I laughed, I cried and I fell in love. Jennifer is amazingly talented and I can’t wait to read the rest of the series!!!

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 31/12/2018

A keeper

I kept making excuses to pop my headphones in and listen to this one! What am I going to do until the next one I'm there series comes out?! Binge worthy.

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  • mara
  • 11/01/2019

Love Samantha and her story from the "sidelines"

I LOVE Jennifer Peel's books, so when I found out she needed reviews on the audiobook of The Sidelined Wife I jumped at the chance to help out. Needless to say I didn't hesitate to download the audiobook and start listening to it IMMEDIATELY.

Wow! Having gone through a divorce after more than 10 years of marriage this book hit all the right notes, especially since the reason(s) for my divorce were similar. Even though it's been 30 years since my divorce some of the feelings I had while going through it came back while listening to this audiobook. Making us feel such emotions is one of Jennifer Peel's strengths as a writer, although sometimes it takes a toll on us readers.

The book opens with Samantha's ex-husband, Neil, picking up the rest of his belongings and giving her his key to what had been their home. He threw it all away by having an affair and now he's living with his pregnant, much-younger, girlfriend--who sounds dreadful and had I me wondering more than once why he got involved with her. I'd really like to know the backstory on that.

Sam has her family for support, although I think most of the support came from her brothers and their wives, not her mother and grandmother who were quite hilarious with the NDA's and "holy" water. I loved Sam's relationships with her sisters-in-law and I felt they were just what she needed. Girlfriends are the best when going through hard times and changes in your life, especially when the changes are thrust upon you.

Sam receives a real shock when Reed, her younger brother's best friend, shows up at her first the-divorce-is-final family dinner. He's moved back to town and is her son, Cody's football coach. Sam definitely notices that Reed is all grown up, but has a hard time getting past the memories of babysitting him and the pranks he and her brother Peter pulled on her. She has no idea that Reed has always had a crush on her and pulled those pranks to get her attention. It takes her more than a little while to push all those memories to the back and get to know the man Reed is now.

I liked that Cody was Samantha's priority, as he should be, and that she admitted she wasn't ready to start dating. No rebound guy for Sam, she was concentrating on herself--healing and finding out who she was now. I was glad she was taking it super slow with Reed--while it may have been painful for Reed, it was great for Sam and those reading the book. Slow burning romances are the best!! While I loved reading Sam's bog entries I could never open myself up like that to the world. As it was I felt so bad for her when she overheard comments at the football games, like her being divorced meant she was on the prowl for someone else's husband or it was contagious so they had to keep away from her to avoid being infected. What nonsense! That was one positive thing about moving during/after a divorce--no one knows the ex-husband so friends don't have to "choose a side".

If you can't tell I loved this book, as I've loved every Jennifer Peel I've read. The characters are so developed it's like I'm reading about a real person, not a fictional character. I already have the next book in the series The Secretive Wife (More Than A Wife #2) and look forward to reading it soon.

The only drawback to having an audiobook vs an ebook is I can't refer back to it while reviewing and I can't mark favorite lines or things I found hilariously funny. I may just have to get an ebook of this one afterall.

I liked the voice of the narrator, Melissa Moran, and thought she did a fantastic job with all the different characters--and there are a lot of them as Sam's got brothers and they're married, plus her parents, grandma, the ex-husband, the boyfriend, her son, etc.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Lisa
  • 23/12/2018

A real page turner!

Jennifer Peel has the ability to draw you in! The characters draw you in and the story comes alive. I absolutely could not put "The Sidelined Wife" down. Be prepared to get drawn in and become part of the story. The characters become real and you have to know how their story ends. I loved this book and will definitely be recommending it!

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  • Nonna D
  • 21/12/2018

Loved it!!!!

I love anything Jennifer writes!! She is the best and writes such fun, poignant and entertaining books. I always hate for one of her books to end. They are the best!!!!

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  • Sandi
  • 20/12/2018

Loved this book!

I am a huge fan of Jennifer Peel. I have read every single one of her books and this one did not disappoint! Great story. Very realistic in dealing with family issues but also having you laugh out loud! You need that to get through life! Clean romance. I will definitely listen to this again. Can't wait for more from Jennifer Peel!

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  • amielovestoread
  • 19/12/2018

SwoonWorthy Romance!

I love this book a couldn't put it down when I read it, so I was so excited to receive this audio from the author in exchange for a review.

This story had me laughing, smiling, swooning, and so happy. The story is fun, and yes completely swoonworthy.

The narrator did an amazing job bringing Samantha and Reed to life! I absolutely love the chemistry between these two, it had me grinning from ear to ear.

If you love clean swoonworthy books that leave you smiling, check out this audible! You will love it!

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  • NelsonAmyR
  • 19/12/2018

I love this book!

This book is Jennifer Peel at her best. The Sidelined Wife is one of her best books to date (and since I also really love The Secretive Wife I am hoping that comes out on audio book soon too!) In true Peel fashion the characters are amazing, so relatable and real, but still swoony and admirable. Melissa Moran does a great job narrating the book and it really brought it to life! Fantastic all around!

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  • Tiffany H Tolman
  • 18/12/2018

Hurry and listen to this book!!!

I jump at any chance to read a book by Jennifer Peel. So what could be better than listening to one while running on the treadmill, cleaning the house, or running errands around town?

What I especially love about this series and this book in particular? It’s a real world mom with real world issues that can still find love at 40!!!

Jennifer Peel writes with wit, humor, a little snark, and a lot of believable emotion. It’s relatable and fun to listen to. Definitely worth adding to your list.

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  • HeatherAK
  • 18/12/2018

Delightful

With a smart, funny main character, and a sweet, charming, swoony, and entertaining lead man, this book is one to re-read. Showing the emotional toll of divorce on a family, with hope for recovery and never too deep in the dark side, The Sidelined Wife is more than a light romance. My 11-year-Old son listened to some of it with me and he was laughing out loud at some parts. He stopped listening before the marvelous kissing parts.

This book is wise at its core, adding to the complex emotional depth so well described.

The narrator emphasized some phrases differently than I would have, but overall her subtle performance was enjoyable.

Clean, with kissing and frank discussion of marital relations. For that reason I’d not recommend this book to a teenager.

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