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Homecoming
     

Homecoming

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by Shannon Stacey
 

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The New York Times bestselling author of Defending Hearts returns to small-town New Hampshire where a substitute football coach and a guidance counselor tackle love.
 
They were the golden boys of fall: Stewart Mills High School’s legendary championship football team. Fourteen years later, they’re back to relive their glory,

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The New York Times bestselling author of Defending Hearts returns to small-town New Hampshire where a substitute football coach and a guidance counselor tackle love.
 
They were the golden boys of fall: Stewart Mills High School’s legendary championship football team. Fourteen years later, they’re back to relive their glory, save the team—and find themselves again . . .
 
Sam Leavitt has returned home to Stewart Mills with one goal: to fill in for Coach McDonnell and lead the high school football team to the championship. He doesn’t have time for distractions or commitments—but he’s unable to resist falling for the sexy guidance counselor he shared a hot night with months ago.
 
Jen Cooper knows what she’s looking for long-term, and it’s not Sam—even though the night they shared was explosive. Now, with Sam back in town and working by her side, picking up where they left off is too great a temptation to resist. But before long their fun fling is looking like a future together. And as the championship approaches, Sam is faced with a big decision that will either break them apart—or help them find their way home.


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"Fun and filled with the small town happy feels we all love." ---Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780698189355
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/30/2016
Series:
A Boys of Fall Novel , #3
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
7,275
File size:
1 MB

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Meet the Author

Shannon Stacey is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense, including the Boys of Fall novels (Defending Hearts, Under the Lights), the Kowalski Family novels (Falling for Max, Taken with You, Love a Little Sideways), and the Devlin Group novels (No Place to Hide, 72 Hours, On the Edge). She lives with her husband and two sons in New England, where her two favorite activities are four-wheeling in the mud and writing stories of happily ever after.

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Homecoming (Boys of Fall Series #3) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
ehaney578 9 days ago
This review was written by Marie for a guest review post on Ever After Book Reviews blog: 3.5 Stars So… since I’m having a hard time with this review, let me break it down into a what I liked/what I didn’t like. What I Liked: - Sam. Sam is hot, and clearly has a big heart. He’s the perfect romance novel hero. - Jen. Jen is your typical small town girl that I grew up around. Her heart is clearly with her hometown, even when she’s with Sam. It’s extremely endearing. - The premise. I really do like the story. It’s a great story about giving back to the community that you’re a part of. The whole thing reminded me of the TV show Friday Night Lights. - Sam and Jen’s chemistry. They began hot and heavy, but wound up being so much more. Their characters were just written to be perfect for one another. Reminiscent of the typical high school romance. His role of coach is similar to the star quarterback who helms the team, and her role as counselor is similar to the head cheerleader who supports her team. - The relationships between so many of the characters. They’re heartfelt and real. None of them seem out of place or forced for the sake of the writing. It’s very nice. What I Didn’t Like: - It’s soooooooooooooo slllllloooooooooooooooowwwwwwww. There’s a reason that I’ve never been a fan of Nicholas Sparks’ books. It isn’t because of the content – I think the content is amazing. It’s the pacing of the book. It is SO hard to get in to something that just isn’t moving. I know this series is notoriously slow, which has been fine thus far, but this one seemed to be braking the entire time. - Drama. Unnecessary drama. 45 minutes is a make or break deal? SERIOUSLY?! Are we in high school? Oh, wait……… But in all seriousness. When you’ve met your match for life (or in the book world, as we call it, your happily ever after), you’re honestly going to tell me that 45 minutes is where the line in the sand is drawn? Come on. I know it turned out okay in the end, but I seriously wanted to smack myself for how ridiculous that was. SERIOUSLY. Overall, the book is a good read. It really is. It’s a sweet story with a fantastic premise. There’s nothing more romantic than two people that live the values of their jobs and find romance with one another. Just accept the fact that there’s going to be a slow pace and a little bit of childish drama, and you’ll be able to truly enjoy the story for what it’s supposed to be. ***I read and reviewed a paperback copy of the book gifted to the blog, from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own***
TinaMarieReviews 14 days ago
Hotness Rating 3 out of 5 This 3rd book of the Boys of Fall series may be my favorite yet. I was looking forward to Sam's story and Ms. Stacey did not let me down. I mean who doesn't love a sexy bad boy turned good? Homecoming brought us a bittersweet tale of redemption, forgiveness and the strength to overcome the ghosts of the past. All of this in addition to a lovely small town with amusing town folk, good friends, new love and of course football! Sam had my heart since the first time he appeared in book 1 Under the Lights. There was just something about him. You could feel the intensity and the weight he carried with him from his past pour from the pages. Yet, he was such a stand up guy that knew how to smile and enjoy the time that he had left back with his old friends and coach. Jen was a great character. She truly had a calling when it came to her job and the kids she helped. She wanted a family and kids of her own, but being from a small town her chances of meeting a new guy were slim. Not that she wanted a new guy. Sam pretty much claimed her heart from the start despite how hard she fought it. I loved the conversations between Sam and Coach. It cracked me up how Coach would kind of channel his inner Yoda when giving Sam advice. It made me chuckle every time. The romance between Sam and Jen was a sweet one. You kind of felt swept up in the whole thing as the couple first fought the attraction, accepted the inevitable with restrictions and then lost all control of their intentions. For me this was a fun read that ended way too soon.
Anonymous 7 months ago
I recommend you read all three books.
romancereaderMA More than 1 year ago
I have fallen in love with Shannon Stacey's books. The chemistry she produces between her characters is awesome. But unlike some authors who just depend on the burn to keep readers engaged, she has fully developed characters to go with the burn. It is a perfect pairing. I also enjoy her small New England towns and all their inhabitants who add humor to the story line. When I received my copy of Homecoming, I was in it from the first page. The relationship between Jen and Sam is filled with humor, heat, angst, and romance. Thank you Shannon Stacey for another great book! Please keep them coming. :0)
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Barb-TRC More than 1 year ago
Homecoming by Shannon Stacey is the 3rd book in her Boys of Fall series. In Homecoming, Stacey continues the trend of small town sweet romances that is built around the town’s high school football team, former players, and their coach. They are all fun and sexy reads. Jen Cooper, our heroine, is the high school guidance counselor and we remember in the previous book, her one night stand with Sam Leavitt. Sam, our hero, is called back to Stewart Mills, to fill in for Coach McDonnell, who suffered a heart attack . Jen is in a state of panic, as she knows she is attracted to him sexually, but is not a candidate for a serious relationship, which she so badly wants. Despite her trying to avoid him, Sam continues to try to get Jen to go out with him. In a short time, they will both succumb to the lust between them, and enjoy whatever time they have; since they each know there is no future for them. What follows is a sexy and charming story that finds Sam trying to reconnect with his estranged mother; enjoying seeing his friends again; discovering that he enjoys coaching; deciding if he wants to change careers; and finding himself falling in love with Jen. Will Sam leave Stewart Mills and Jen? Will Jen be willing to leave Stewart Mills, the town and job she loves, to follow Sam? I loved Jen and Sam, as they were perfect together. Watching their romance heat up was fun to watch, as we rooted that Jen would become the third friend to find her true love. Homecoming was another sweet sexy story that makes Boys of Fall such a wonderful series. Shannon Stacey once again gives us a great couple, as well as giving us the chance to see our favorites from the previous books. I recommend that you start this series, if you have not done so yet.