In her opinion, there's a big difference between lying and not telling the whole truth....
...but when Harry Saunders chose to use her nickname on a resume, she knew anyone reading it would assume she was a man. But that was fine by her - as long as it meant getting the job. She needed the benefits for her sick little boy, and no matter how much one of her bosses hated her for not being entirely honest, she wasn't going to back down and quit.
Women had their place - and it wasn't working construction....
The moment Chris Parker realized they'd been duped, he tried in vain to find a loophole so he could fire Harriet. But just because they're stuck with her doesn't mean he has to like it, and he will never give up hope that she'll give him a reason to get rid of her. Until the day he discovers that she has a very ill son. A son who develops an instant case of hero worship for Chris.
©2011 Kristy K. James (P)2016 Kristy K. James
I quite liked how this book dealt with considerably sensitive issues: child with leukaemia, and then gender biases ( one of the characters was frustratingly sexist towards a woman being in a construction company. The book however was intriguing in the way the relationship developed, and the way the events played out was also quite fascinating.
The only downfall was when there was a lot of dialogue between child and the adult characters. As cute as it was, it didn't fit the narrator's voice. I also felt annoyance with how Harry let her boss (Chris) walk all over her, choosing what her son should eat (fast food) and, making calls on the little things e.g. having them ride in his truck, creating an extra burden for Harry (she lost a bet, which meant she had to clean his truck). Again, quite sexist.
Then there was how he kept thinking Harry to be a poor mother (at one point he worried if Scottie, the little boy, was eating well- as though, his mother wasn't capable.) I understood the boy had leukaemia, but come on- since when is constantly enticing an ill child to oily, fatty, unhealthy food a good idea?
I don't know, but this book didn't sit well with me.
Though, I certainly liked the cute message: children come first.
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This book has all the feelgood romance one could hope for. Heavily loaded with growing sexual tension, but without the distraction of sex, the story feels realistic. The characters are interesting with backstories that contribute to the development of the plot and imperfections that make them believable. Harry is a single mother with a very challenging situation at home. It would take a very special kind of person to take want to be a part of her life. Instead of providing a perfect man for her, Chris is very human, starting off borderline unlikable. Without giving anymore of the story away, I found this audio book very satisfying.
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com.
"Good Addition to the Coach's Boys Series"
This is a laid back contemporary fiction about Harry and her boss Chris.
The story is very light on romance and concentrates mostly on the relationship between Chris and Harry's Son.
The narrator did a great job bringing the story to life. There are no cliffhangers and the story wraps up With a HEA conclusion.
**This audiobook was provided free of charge in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion**
"Another Great One"
I was given this book in exchange for an unbiased review via audiobook boom. Harry is really Harriet and Chris first wants to remove her from his work site because he thought he was hiring a man. This is book 3 of Coaches Boys books. Chris falls for Scotty, the son, first then realizes that Harry will be a help not hindrance to his project. The narration was great and made the story flow very well.
I haven't listened to any of the other books in this series but if the other books are this good I will be reading them the narrator was very nice the author was very nice. I received this book free from the author, publisher and or narrator for a honest opinion via audio book boom.com
"Great addition to the series"
Another good addition to the series. Entertaining and enjoyable. These are clean, getting to know you, building a relationship, just realizing we love each other romance stories that end with a HEA.
Even though this is part of a series it can definitely be read as a stand alone book.
There is a fine line between love and hate. While the budding relationship between Harry and Chris is the main focus of the story there is also the side mystery going on of who wants to kill the coach. This was a sweet feel good story. With such great characters you can't help but want a happy ending for everyone.
I feel Harry's pain about the bridge. I hate bridges and the Mackinaw Island bridge is one I really don’t like.
Daniella Acitelli does the narration for this book. She does a good job. The more I listen to her narration the better she is getting. Her male voices have improved greatly. Fantastic voice for Scotty. She occasionally puts to much emphasis on certain words, usually at the end of a sentence. Overall though a very enjoyable listen.
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"Good story, great narration!"
This was an interesting story of a female construction worker, Harry, who was hired before her boss knew she was a female. There was a lot of animosity between the two until the boss, Chris, has to come to Harry's aid in an emergency and finds out that she has a sick toddler.
The story develops more around the little boy and Chris than around Harry and Chris. As far as I'm concerned, the portrayal of the toddler by Daniela Acitelli was the highlight. The voice for him was just so darn cute!
This was my first book by this author and this narrator. I will be looking for more by both.
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.
"An honest review"
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. While I'm sure the author worked hard, the story could have been better. It was listed as a romance, and technically, it was about the formation of a romantic relationship. But there was no physical intimacy of any significance and a minimal amount of romantic conversation. If you want a story about an average female developing a relationship with her male coworker and doing every day things and having ordinary conversation, then you would enjoy this book. If you want romance, then you need to look elsewhere.
"A Harry Situation: The Coach's Boys, Book 3"
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This is book 3 in "The Coach's Boys" series. As in the first two books there are more than one storylines happening simaltaniosly. We have the mystery of who wants to kill Coach, and When will a romance between Chris and Harry happen. I really liked this book.
The narration was well done.The characters were well portrayed.
"Absolutely loved it"
I love how Chris starts off complaining about Harry and then after he meets Scotty he slowly falls in love but doesn't realize it at first and Harry is the same falling in love with Chris
When Harry is stuck on the side of the road and calls Chris and he's tells her he loves her then hangs up
OMG she makes this book come alive, Kristy K James brings them to life by writing them but Daniela makes them seem so real you just want to meet them and be their friend
From hate to love on the construction site, a story of true romance
"Love will always find a way..."
This is one of my favorites in the series. Each of the books has its own special draw but this book has always pulled at the heartstrings a lot. Now that it's on audio, it's even more heart-wrenching in spots...balanced by being hilarious in others.
Chris starts out fixated that one particular new hire doesn't belong on his construction site--because she's a woman. His rancor continues for almost a year until he finds out there's more to Harry than just her working on the construction site...she's a mother with a sick little boy. We find out some of Chris's backstory from Jon--that bit of plot exposition being offered as the reason for Chris's involvement in her son's life. It's only late in the book that a better explanation is offered.
Harry has a tough row to hoe. She has a son with Leukemia, overbearing parents, and an idiot boss who treats her with disdain. She handles it all very well. She is full of insecurities, in part because her son's biological father (AKA sperm donor) dumped her and signed away his rights once she told him she was pregnant...Said jerk having been a longtime boyfriend through high school and college.
Combine the two main characters of Chris and Harry, along with the rest of the Coach's Boys gang, and you have the makings of a great story. This is a story that highlights the strengths, as well as the weaknesses, of our two main characters as they come to understand that they have been well and truly bitten by the love bug. It's an excellent story and one you'll find highly enjoyable.
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