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10 thoughts on “Santas Playbook

  1. says:

    Wow I really can't say enough good about this This is a thoroughly delightful holiday romance with a complex heroine and hero Yes the hero has 4 kids but they all feel real and help move the story along


  2. says:

    35 stars ;I think the end is a little too magical For me I missed moments of loneliness for her That she could stay with her thoughts aloneOne thing something is not right with the age of the heroine when her father died It was terribly twisted It did not make senseBesides it's a pretty good read Although I would like mischievous kids


  3. says:

    Good book about two people with so much love to share if only they can get past their fears of being hurt Ethan is a widower with four kids who is just trying to keep his life together He's none too thrilled when his oldest daughter tries to fix him up with her drama teacher Claire returned to Maple River to take care of her mother and stayed after her mother's death She is content with her life the way it is and surprised by Juliette's attempt to hook her up with her fatherI loved the opening of the book with Juliette and Claire bonding a little over the sales Then Juliette does her bit manipulating things so that Claire stays for breakfast Ethan isn't the most welcoming of guys as this isn't the first time Juliette has tried to set him up I liked the direct way that they both address the situation making it clear that neither is looking for a relationship However that doesn't affect the zing of attraction that each of them feelsI loved the development of their relationship Ethan is still grieving the loss of his wife while trying to keep his children's lives as normal as possible He barely has time to sleep much less think about doing anything for himself The attraction that he feels for Claire disturbs him First that he feels anything for her at all makes him feel disloyal second Claire is so different that he doesn't understand the appeal But he figures that he won't see her all that much so he can ignore it Claire is also confused by the attraction She understands the physical appeal; after all he is a good looking man But he's the father of four and she has never seen herself as the motherly type preferring her uiet life Fate seems to have other ideas and Ethan and Claire find themselves thrown together under varying circumstances I loved seeing them get to know each other Against all expectations they develop a pretty solid friendship I loved their meeting as they conferred on the best way to help two of his football players and discovered that their methods were alike than they expected Claire also ended up stepping in to help when Ethan had to take a trip It was sweet to see her deal with unexpected challenges and discover that she isn't as hopeless as she thought she'd be As Christmas nears their feelings deepen but both try to deny them Ethan is in no hurry to risk his heart again or to risk putting his kids through any upheaval in their lives Claire saw what her mom went through when Claire's father died and has maintained an emotional distance ever since It takes some kind but blunt talk from those who have been through it to open both Ethan's and Claire's eyes to the realization that they are letting fear keep them from something special I loved their big moment at the end and Claire's comment that it's not crowded it's cozyThe secondary characters were terrific There was a chance to catch up with the brothers from the earlier stories The Real Mr Right and More Than She Expected I also loved seeing of their father Colonel Noble who had a bigger part in this book I loved the scene with him the baby and Ethan as he uses his own experience to help Ethan Claire's landlord Virgil was adorable I especially loved the heart to heart over Chinese food But my favorites were Ethan's kids Bella was too cute for words The two boys were so spot on for their ages that it brought back memories of my own son at that age Juliette was amazing A teenage girl who has taken on so much responsibility and dealt with it so well She's not perfect but she's real I especially loved the way that she worried about Ethan I really enjoyed the way that the epilogue was told from her point of view


  4. says:

    When his teenage daughter tries to set up widower Ethan with Claire a teacher at the school where Ethan coaches football neither Ethan nor Claire want any part of the scheme but over the holidays fate has other plansEthan’s a widower with four kids who truly truly loved his wife while Claire is a thoroughly modern woman pleased with her solitude and independence I really liked how the author took time with these characters establishing their bond and the bond with Ethan’s kids it had an authenticity to itFor much of the novel I found the pacing outstanding it was the first romance I’ve read in awhile where it didn’t seem like it was in a hurry the characters dictated how and when things happened which I love But then there was this moment that felt kind of like it came out of nowhere in the final third the relationship took a leap forward to a place that to me it hadn’t felt anywhere near going yet to my recollection they hadn’t even shared a kiss prior to that I know there’s probably a mandate from the publisher to have the couple fully established and settled together by the end of the story so readers feel assured that they’ll live happily ever after but I think this one might have been satisfying for me had Ethan and Claire just experienced their first kiss at the end or even just agreed to go on a first date Even if that isn’t the traditional romance ending it would have felt as honest as the rest of the story did and the author’s totally talented she would have pulled it off in a way that still held the promise of a shiny futureThat one issue aside I really did enjoy this I appreciated the diversity of ages and races in the supporting characters the writing flowed so nicely there was a genuine sense of warmth and family and since in addition to adult novels I also like YA it was a bonus to have a little teen dramaromance in the mix


  5. says:

    This book is than five stars It's a keeper a fresh seasonal story with a cast of characters so real and events so true you swear you know these folks have been in their mall eaten at the local diner cheered at their high school football games Templeton weaves real life and heart tugging magic into the romance of a handsome widower coach and noble father of four who hasn't moved past grieving and a pixie drama teacher who doesn't see herself as wife and mother material This book is so much than a Christmas book a pleasure to read in the fall and to be reread as the season grows closer


  6. says:

    Templeton returns to her atypical Jersey Boys clan with an inspiring tragedy to triumph tearjerker A captivating couple and matchmaking kid rock every page The cacophony of loud children’s voices iconic Jersey isms and adult desires make this an unapologetic imperfect real slice of life RT Book Reviews 4 12 GOLDPhenomenal in a Class by ItselfMiniseries Jersey Boys


  7. says:

    I first off have to say I received a copy from the author of this bookBUT I purchase a copy as wellI LOVED this book it has awesome characters that you fall in love withAnd a widowed dad with 4 kids?? What else can be said about any woman willing to take a ready made family on??Awesome addition to the Jersey Boys series if you liked the others you will love this one


  8. says:

    A great read Enjoyed this alot


  9. says:

    Lots of good writing in this story thanks KTBought Christmas but didn't get to it until almost Easter Loved the leggings


  10. says:

    loved the characters and the story


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Santas Playbook

Review Santas Playbook

Wanted One mom for Christmas High school football coach Ethan Noble works wonders with his players But at home the handsome widower is just trying to keep four adorably unruly kids in line He definitely isn't looking for loveor so he thinks When his oldest insists h. 35 stars ;I think the end is a little too magical For me I missed moments of loneliness for her That she could stay with her thoughts aloneOne thing something is not right with the age of the heroine when her father died It was terribly twisted It did not make senseBesides it's a pretty good read Although I would like mischievous kids On the Dark Side of the Moon: A Journey Toward Recovery end is a little too magical For me I missed moments of loneliness for her That she could stay with her thoughts aloneOne thing something is not right with the age of the heroine when her father died It was terribly twisted It did not make senseBesides it's a pretty good read Although I would like mischievous kids

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Er drama teacher Claire Jacobs is perfect for him it's all Ethan can do to resist Claire's bright smile and infectious laugh Claire privately admits that she wouldn't mind Coach Noble making a pass at her But his family dynamic is as complicated as Hamlet's For one. This book is than five stars It's a keeper a fresh seasonal story with a cast of characters so real and events so true you swear you know these folks have been in their mall eaten at the local diner cheered at their high school football games Templeton weaves real life and heart tugging magic into the romance of a handsome widower coach and noble father of four who hasn't moved past grieving and a pixie drama teacher who doesn't see herself as wife and mother material This book is so much than a Christmas book a pleasure to read in the fall and to be reread as the season grows closer Vania events so true you swear you know these folks have been in their mall Errata eaten at the local diner cheered at their high school football games Templeton weaves real life and heart tugging magic into the romance of a handsome widower coach and noble father of four who hasn't moved past grieving and a pixie drama teacher who doesn't see herself as wife and mother material This book is so much than a Christmas book a pleasure to read in the fall and to be reread as the season grows closer

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Ethan is still grieving for his late wife Besides Claire knows she's not meant to star as a stepmom although the entire Noble clan warms her heart this holiday season Will Claire wait in the wings for Mr Right or make her curtain call a very Noble happily ever after. Lots of good writing in this story thanks KTBought Christmas but didn't get to it until almost Easter Loved the leggings