The Sidelined Wife by Jennifer Peel – Review

Posted January 24, 2018 by Phyllis Helton in Book Reviews /

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The Sidelined Wife by Jennifer Peel – Review

The Sidelined Wife

by Jennifer Peel

Series: More Than a Wife #1
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Publication Date January 15, 2018
Genres: Clean Romance
Setting: Illinois Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 35-60
Written for: Adult
Pages: 332


She’s getting back in the game, one blog post at a time.

Samantha Higgins never thought driving her husband’s car would forever change her life. But one conversation later, heard through his Bluetooth, and Samantha is changing her last name. While trying to figure out who Samantha Decker is, she writes what she thinks is one final post on her blog, announcing her divorce. When the post goes viral, she finds herself with a new title, The Sidelined Wife, and an unbelievable following.

To make matters more interesting, her younger brother’s best friend, Reed Cassidy, who was a thorn in Samantha’s adolescent side, moves back to town as the new head football coach for her son’s high school team. Unbeknownst to Samantha, Reed has harbored a crush for his old babysitter all these years. But, Samantha isn’t keen on dating anyone, much less a younger man that used to booby trap her bedroom with firecrackers.

While Samantha is doing her best to learn and even make up some of the rules of single life and being a semi-celebrity, Reed comes in and changes the game. Now Samantha must decide if she should get back on the field or if she prefers the sidelines.

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Ten things I loved about The Sidelined Wife:

  1. Reed – it’s hard not to love a guy who has loved the girl most his life
  2. The humor
  3. The snark
  4. Samantha’s family and the way they were so close
  5. The grocery store dates – leave it to Jennifer Peel to make a grocery store date seem so seductive and romantic!
  6. Reed – the way he patiently pursued Samantha
  7. The kisses – whew!  Might need to head to the freezer section when you read them
  8. The lessons learned – comparing ourselves to others only leads to unhappiness
  9. Cody & Sam’s relationship – he was a great teenage son
  10. The lists Reed made – swoon!

As with others of this author’s stories, it is clean, yet there is mention of sex and a little innuendo.  But not so much to make it inappropriate.  I’m just mentioning this in case it would make you uncomfortable.

About Jennifer Peel

Jennifer Peel is the award-winning bestselling author of the Dating by Design and Women of Merryton series, as well as several other contemporary romances. Though she lives and breathes writing, her first love is her family. She is the mother of three amazing kiddos and has recently added the title of mother-in-law, with the addition of two terrific sons-in-law. She’s been married to her best friend and partner in crime for a lot longer than seems possible. Some of her favorite things are late night talks, beach vacations, the mountains, pink bubble gum ice cream, tours of model homes, and Southern living. She can frequently be found with her laptop on, fingers typing away, indulging in chocolate milk, and writing out the stories that are constantly swirling through her head.


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