Review: Someone Like You by Jennifer Gracen

Posted April 11, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Someone Like You by Jennifer GracenSomeone Like You by Jennifer Gracen
on April 26th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Source: Provided by NetGalley

Pierce Harrison--yes, that Pierce Harrison, black sheep of the wealthy Harrison clan--has come home to his family's luxurious Long Island compound. The big question is why the dangerously sexy soccer star agreed to coach a kids' soccer team. His co-coach Abby McCord should be grateful. Instead she's fending off some seriously smoldering advances from the scandal-ridden athlete. Good thing bad boys are so not her type . . .

Abby is definitely not lacking in passion, but the sweet-faced beauty needs to learn a thing or two about taking a team to the championship--and a whole lot about how to let a man into her once-broken heart. Pierce definitely knows how to make the moves, but will Abby trust that the bachelor the world has condemned as a scoundrel can settle down with the one woman who has taken hold of his heart?

Steffi’s Review

When Pierce Harrison returns to Long Island after his soccer career in England ends in a scandal, he doesn’t expect to stay long. His family is filthy rich, but torn apart. Pierce and his father fight every chance they get, but he would do anything for his sister, Tess. Through circumstance, Pierce gets drawn into coaching the local children soccer league with the beautiful Abby. Abby McCord is still healing from a terrible betrayal in a previous relationship. Having closed herself off from men, she tries to resist Pierce at first, but Pierce is persistent – Abby makes him feel things he never has before and for the first time in his life, Pierce longs to stay in one place.

I really enjoyed the story and set up of Someone Like You. Pierce’s family was lovely to read about as well. While his father is a horribly bitter person, I enjoyed reading about his two brothers and sister, Tess. I would love to go back and read Dane’s story in More Than You Know and I’m really excited about Charles’ book as well. I think there might be a certain nanny he could be interested in. While this book made me a fan of the author because of her engaging way of writing, I didn’t click with the hero or heroine. In my opinion, Someone Like You doesn’t have much of a plot, so it lives from its characters, their background and emotional journey. While I really liked the secondary characters, Abby’s sister was another favorite, Abby and Pierce were not my cup of tea. I didn’t understand why Pierce was made out to be such a morally bad person in the past. He was single and enjoying his life. Yes, he might have made some mistakes, as everyone does, but I don’t think he deserved to be judged by his family, and outsiders who didn’t really know him. Thankfully, Abby sees past all that even though I wanted her to be a bit braver at times.

Overall, Someone Like You is an enjoyable, light read and it made me curious about the next book in this series. Someone Like You can absolutely be read as a stand alone. I haven’t read the first book and didn’t feel like I was missing out on anything.



About Jennifer Gracen

Jennifer grew up torn between her two great loves: books and music. She spent most of her younger years unable to choose whether to be a writer or a singer. After spending her youth writing in private and singing in public, she now only sings in her car and has fully embraced her lifelong passion for writing.

Born and raised on Long Island, New York, Jennifer lives there currently with her two young sons.

Jennifer got her AA in Music from Dean College, attended Berklee College of Music for 2 years, and eventually got her BA in English from Molloy College. She worked as a copy editor before choosing to stay home full-time to raise her children. Now, she is copy editing and proofreading steadily on a freelance basis.

When she isn’t taking care of her family, reading, copy editing, or feeding her addictions to Twitter & Facebook, Jennifer is writing.

Jennifer is a member of the Romance Writers of America and is active in the Long Island Romance Writers (RWA Chapter 160). She is also a member of the CTRWA.


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