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Taking Love In Stride

3.51  ·  Rating Details ·  230 Ratings  ·  23 Reviews
Track coach Andrea O'Connor is fuming at the audacity of Ian Powers, the very attractive father of one of her students. He offered to buy school equipment only if Andrea agreed to train him for a half-marathon.

Well, train him, she would. And not just in running. As a widower with a high-powered job, Ian needed some instruction in being a father to an active teenage daught
Published (first published February 1st 1991)
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Holly Weiss
May 23, 2011 Holly Weiss rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Romance novels are not something I usually read, but I was quickly hooked on Taking Love in Stride. Donna Fasano kicks off the book with conflict between two strong characters who feel mutual physical attraction. Good fodder for a romance novel.

Feisty Andrea reprimands recalcitrant track team member, Denise O’Connor. Andrea discovers Denise’s artistic talent and encourages it. Meanwhile, Ian, Denise’s father, demands his daughter be reinstated on the team. Does Andrea comply and let Denise run
Apr 23, 2011 Al rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, read-2011
The romance genre isn’t one I’ve read much. Chick-lit is another matter. I’ve been willingly reading it for years. Six months ago I couldn’t have told you the difference except for the “romance” books I read – yes, I thought chick-lit and romance were the same – I would sometimes find among the non-genre specific titles in my local supermarket’s paperback section. Those I didn’t read (the actual romance books) were in their own section. By the time I’d noticed the publisher’s imprint was “one of ...more
Mar 18, 2016 Stephanie rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone
I will start off by saying that although I have listed Romance as one of my least favorite, that does not mean that I don't love some of them and Taking Love in Stride is one of those I love.
The two main characters, Andrea and Ian are both written beautifully and both grow a lot in the book. Andrea is a teacher/track coach that has past issues with her father that she has let cloud her judgment on just about everyone. In taking the steps to help one of her students, she comes face to face with I
Jun 24, 2015 June rated it it was amazing
Taking Love In Stride:

She's a track coach/teacher and he's a businessman. How do they come together? Ian's daughter has just been kicked off Andrea's track team because there is something more important to her than running.

Ian and Andrea feel the chemistry between them before they know who each other is. And as they work together, Andrea tries to avoid it. After all, men can't be trusted. Their careers are too important to them to notice they have families.

This was a good story and I'll be look
Jun 17, 2015 Jimnlori rated it really liked it
TAKING LOVE IN STRIDE is by Donna Fasano. Andrea is a take charge, no nonsense PE teacher and coach. Ian Powers in a single dad trying to take care of everyone and having trouble getting it right. They have a very rocky start, but soon find themselves enjoying each other's company. Soon their feelings change for one another, but can they make it work?

I really enjoyed this story by Donna Fasano.

I was given an ARC of an honest review. All conclusions are mine and mine alone.
Oct 17, 2012 Linda rated it really liked it
This is a witty, smart and enjoyable book! The two strong personalities clash at first but that clash causes a fire! I loved the story and could see it really happening. A high powered executive running his family like a business, what's not to believe there? A strong female gym teacher secure in her own abilities as a person and willing to stand up for what she believes is true. Everyone needs a teacher like that! I loved the sparks that flew and the story that followed. I will definitely check ...more
Jun 18, 2014 Marsha rated it liked it
Although urban fantasy and the paranormal is my favorite reads, like most women I enjoy a really good romantic read from time to time. For me the best romance novels have a good plot that includes a little humor, plenty of sexual tension and memorable characters. "Taking Love in Stride" has a great plot and memorable characters but not much else.

Andrea O'Connor is a P.E. teacher and coach at a prestigious private high school. Denise, one of her students on the track team has been coming to pract
Stephanie Phillips (Stephanie's Book Reports)

Jumping to conclusions will often get you into trouble. Andrea, the lead female character, sure did make plenty of conclusions that may cost her her job and the man she's grown to love despite thinking he's exactly like her father. Quick read and a sweet story.
Audrey Knight
Apr 02, 2015 Audrey Knight rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a read

If your into romances, then this is the book to read. Considering how some people are just too stubborn to see that love is right there in front of them.
Apr 13, 2014 Ellen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun read

loved all the family involvement in this book. Great ending for all characters and schools. Will definitely be buying more books authored by Donna Fasano
Jan 05, 2011 Debbie rated it liked it
As the track coach, Andrea O’Connor had the right to keep or kick off the team any student that she felt should or should not be on the team. Finding out his daughter Denise had been kicked off the team sent Ian Powers into that schools principals office with full intentions of getting his way. Learning that, maybe he had been misinformed about Denise’s true desires, he was determined to have Andrea coach him for an upcoming marathon that the family had an interest in.

*** Very cute and basic sto
Mrs. Garen L. Herd
Ok read

A little too sappy for my tastes, but ok just the same. The characters weren't very deep, even though the author tried. Good enough for a quick read.
Laura Reading
Jul 12, 2015 Laura Reading rated it really liked it
It takes a lot of persistence for a very unlikely couple to cross the finish line.
When family members don't communicate maybe it is time for outside coaching.
Chris Stevens
Great Romance worth the read

I am fast becoming a fan of this author the more books I read. This book was a fun, light read. The only drawback was there was no epilogue included. I would have liked to know how they became a family, what the final decisions were on a few things & how Harry was doing with coaching. Aside from these things, I would recommend reading it for yourself.
Sep 30, 2014 Julikerr rated it liked it
Silly Little Romance, like I love !
Jan 30, 2016 Marie rated it liked it
3.5, actually.
Aug 05, 2014 Lila rated it really liked it
Shelves: inspirational
A short, fast, fun read.
Karen (Kew)
Feb 19, 2012 Karen (Kew) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed reading this romance from Donna Fasano - I liked the heroine who is so impetuous that she gets herself into trouble by jumping to conclusions too quickly. She is a good feisty heroine but a caring one who enhances the lives of the hero and his family. I like Donna Fasano's romances particularly because they are heart warming with likeable characters. More uplifting to read than many other romance writers.
Jan 12, 2012 Martha rated it really liked it
Very cute story about a women who shuns loving a certain kind of man becuse of her father and what do you know she falls for his type anyway. Cute interaction between Andrea and Ian, as well as Andrea and Ian's daughter Denise. Cute romance read.
Very sweet story about a track coach who brings father and daughter back together--and finds the love of her life in the process.
Jul 03, 2016 Janice marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sports, workplace
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