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Sea Glass Winter

JoAnn Ross
Signet (A Penguin Imprint)
**** 1/2

Looking to escape the chaos of Los Angeles, single mom Claire Templeton and her son, Matt, move to the coastal town of Shelter Bay, Oregon, to what Claire hopes will be a peaceful life away from the bad influences tempting Matt. But for a troubled fifteen year old, leaving the excitement of Los Angeles behind won’t be an easy transition. He’s got a promising future in basketball, but he’s not convinced he can possibly realize that dream playing for a small town team like the Dolphins. Matt has a lot to learn about responsibility and what it means to be a team player, and luckily for him, Coach Slater is just the man to teach him.

Dillon Slater left his high risk military job as an Explosive Ordinance Disposal Specialist, and now teaches physics and coaches basketball in Shelter Bay. But turning the Dolphins into a winning team isn’t going to be easy. Using the leadership skills honed by his years in the service will go a long way to helping, but having an exceptional player like Matt Templeton on the team might just be their ace in the hole – if the kid can lose his poor attitude.

It doesn’t take long for Dillon and Claire to realize that there’s much more going on between them than their common interest, Matt. There’s an undeniable passion brewing, a passion Dillon wants to explore, but Claire wants to ignore. Can Dillon, a man who’s used to getting what he wants, get the woman he can’t resist?

Centering around small town life, readers are taken to a place where neighbors are friends and friends are like family. Life in this quaint, close knit community is a delight to experience in this heartwarming, romantic, and sexy story. Fans of Ms. Ross’s Shelter Bay series are in for a treat with this installment, and those who’ve not tried the series, but enjoy contemporary romance, are also sure to be pleased!

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