The Soccer Player and the Single Mom by @KyraJacobsBooks #Romance #Read #BookReview

For most women, working for a sexy soccer star would be a dream come true. All except single mom Felicity Shaw. She has no interest in playing personal assistant for a stubborn, injured playboy—no matter how nice his abs are. But with bills piling up and mouths to feed, she can’t say no to the job.

That’s when it gets interesting.

The last thing Scott Gillie wants or needs is a persistent and entirely too distracting PA while he’s recuperating in his small hometown. Unfortunately, it’s not up to him. Then Felicity and her son end up temporarily moving in—all thanks to his meddlesome grandmother. Now temptation is right across the hall and it’s driving Scott crazy.

His only option is to fight fire with fire.

He never expects Felicity to do the same.


Kyra Jacobs is an extroverted introvert who has always called Indiana home. That means she’s well versed in fickle weather, pork tenderloin patties that don’t fit on a bun, and sarcasm. Putting her Indiana University degrees in Public Management to good use by day means Kyra does the bulk of her writing late into the night. Fueled by caffeine and funny memes, she weaves tales of love and relationships, including the humor and/or chaos both can bring. Kyra’s published novels range from sweet contemporary romance to chick lit and paranormal/fantasy.

When this Hoosier native isn’t at a keyboard, daydreaming through her fingertips, she’s likely outside, elbow-deep in snapdragons or on a sideline somewhere cheering (loudly) for her sporty sons. Kyra also loves to go bowling, tries to golf, and is an avid college football fan.

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My Review

Grandma Steals the Show!

This book is so cute! We have an injured professional soccer player holed up at his sassy grandmother’s home for rehab, a single mother in desperate need of a job, and an agent who doesn’t take no for an answer.

Enter- fun!

When Felicity Shaw agrees to a temporary position as soccer player Scott Gillie’s PA, she doesn’t care if he’s a big old grump- as long as she gets paid. After losing her rental home thanks to a fire next door, she needs the money to give her young son the home he deserves.

When Scott’s eccentric grandmother offers them a room- across from Scott’s- Felicity gratefully accepts. After all, it’s only temporary. It shouldn’t be hard to ignore the man’s athletic physique and sexy smile, right?

Scott’s main focus is recovering from the injury to his knee and getting back to his team before the playoffs- nothing else matters. Then Grandma meddles by inviting his unwanted personal assistant and her son to stay with them. Just what he doesn’t need. She’s way too distracting and her son reminds him of himself at that age.

They need to go. Maybe if he makes her life miserable, it’ll happen. Funny how best laid plans can go awry.

Grandma is a hoot! I loved her sass. She raised Scott after his mother’s death and likes to pick on him for just about everything, lol.

Here’s a couple of my favorite passages:

So, what do I have to do for Hero Day?”

“Just talk about your job and how cool it is and stuff.”

Now Edna did roll her eyes. “Scott doesn’t have a job. He just plays with balls all day.”

“Thank you, Grandma. I’ll make sure to say it exactly like that when I go speak to Tyler’s class.”

The Soccer Player and the Single Mom- Kyra Jacobs

when you focus too much on one thing.” Edna tipped her head to one side. “It’s like…loving steak. And you want to eat steak all the time, so you do. But you’re missing out on all the other nutrients your body needs to grow and thrive. And then one day, you realize you’ve been missing out, but it’s too late.”

“So…all the other food is gone?”

“No, but you’ve got kidney stones and liver spots and dentures, because Lord knows half your teeth have been knocked out by now. So you end up in some nursing home assuming the fetal position, waiting for those damn stones to pass.

The Soccer Player and the Single Mom- Kyra Jacobs

I give The Soccer Player and the Single Mom 5 lovely kisses- You’ll read this with a smile 🙂


  1. Sounds like a closely knit interaction of cause and effects. Defintely a scenic and a plot grabber! ❤

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    1. Very entertaining!


  2. Mae Clair says:

    Congratulations to Kyra.This does sound like. fun breezy read!

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    1. Just what I needed to get rid of the winter doldrums, Mae 🙂

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  3. This sound like a fun book. Soccer is big at our house. Congratulation, Kyra.

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    1. It’s a terrific story, Michele, I think you’d enjoy it 🙂


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