Thursday, May 14, 2020

Release + Review - Coach Me - Shanora Williams

When I met Amber Lakes, I had no idea that she’d become a shining star in my dark, miserable life.
Her smile was never supposed to warm my heart, and the sight of her tears was never supposed to make me
want to hunt down the person who’d caused them.
We were never supposed to touch, or kiss, or do so many dirty things on campus that I knew could jeopardize
my career...
None of it was supposed to happen because she’s the student—my athlete—and I’m her college track coach.
I could lose everything by being with her, but I’ve fallen too damn hard, and despite how big the risks are, it’s
too late to turn back now. 

Johnaka's Review
“The coach and the athlete, 4 stars”

I love a good taboo romance and technically Coach Me is one. You have a college track coach who falls for one of his runners. I will be straight up honest, the reason for a 4 over a 5 is I wanted more. I didn’t get the taboo feeling from them. It felt more like an age gap which I also love. I think if I would have gone in thinking it was an age gap over taboo shouldn’t be with him mind set, I would have given it a 5. But dang it I really wanted taboo! Also, if race issues are not your jam, don’t read Coach Me. If they don’t bother you, then give Coach Me a try. This was my first book from Williams, and I will read her again.

Amber Lakes is basically a track goddess. She’s been training since childhood and all her dreams are about to come true. When she gets to school, she’s in for a rude awakening. The bright spot in it all besides the two friends she’s made is Torres. He pushes her like no one has in years and the chemistry is apparent. The question is, will they act on it?

Plot-4/5 Characters-4/5 Heat-4/5 Writing style-4/5 Overall-4/5

Louise's Review 
Coach Me is a taboo age gap / teacher student story based around Torres and Amber. 

Amber is a young College student who falls for her older trainer Coach Torres, feeling like she has to prove herself even more Amber pushes herself, she wants to be the best female runner out there. Coach Torres pushes all of his athletes, but when he meets Amber he connects with her on more than just a physical level; is it worth the risk? To lose everything they both have worked for? 

While I enjoyed the story and the taboo age gap / student teacher plot I found it hard to connect with both characters. There was a lot of other taboo subjects that were addressed throughout this story, I personally felt that it was a lot to take it. 

Williams is a new to me author and I look forward to reading more from her in the future. 

Star Ratings; Plot: 3/5  Characters: 3/5  Heat: 3/5  Writing Style: 3/5  Overall: 3/5

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Meet Shanora Williams:
Hey there! I’m Shanora Williams
I’m a down-to-earth girl from Matthews, North Carolina, a mother, a wife, and a New York Times & USA Today
bestselling author of over 20 self-published novels. I’m also a self-care enthusiast who loves to encourage my fellow
queens to embrace who they are and to love themselves, flaws and all.
There are many things I love:
» My Family
» Writing Romance stories w/ angst
» Reading
» Flowers
» The color pink in many shades
» Meditating
» Bohemian Fashion and decor
» Dinosaurs (Jurassic World style, baby!)
» Cooking
You will most likely catch me in a cozy corner on my sofa, or in my bed, writing a new romance story, meditating, or
binging on Netflix shows or movies!

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