Book Review: The Sidelined Wife by Jennifer Peel

Title: The Sidelined Wife

Author: Jennifer Peel

Published: January 2018 (next week hopefully)

Page Length: 332 Pages


Book Summary:

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 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, 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.

Loved this one!! And really that should come as no surprise to anyone since I have loved everything Jennifer Peel has written.

This was another book that kept me up way too late because I could not put it down. There was no point in doing anything else until I finished it so I pled exhaustion so I could climb into bed at 7 last night to read it. There was no sleep for me until I finished shortly before midnight.

Reed is definitely swoon worthy and so perfect he’s almost too good to be true. There is a host of lovable characters from Mimsy & Gelaire to Avery & Delanie – you’ll fall in love with all of them. This is a happily ever after story but the road leading to that point is complicated. I laughed out loud multiple times while reading this one and despite the smile-inducing ending I was sad that this was over. Thankfully there is a sneak peek for book #2 at the end of this book and I am so excited that we get to revisit these characters in future books in this series!

This is a contemporary romance but it’s so much more than that. Sam’s Sidelined Wife blog posts are full of so much wisdom and heart. Jennifer writes characters who are so easy to relate to that it feels like they are real people who you want to call up and invite over.

Don’t miss this fabulous book!

Rating: 5 Stars – I loved it!

Source: ARC

Content: Clean (does have a few mild swear words and some talk of sex)

2018: #19

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