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One More Time (The Coxwells #3)

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One more wonderfully romantic novel from the USA Today bestselling author of Double Trouble.

Mild-mannered Matt Coxwell has finally decided that his long-abandoned dreams are worth fighting for. In fact, it's only after he's left his marriage that he realizes he hasn't fought this hard for anything since he fell like a ton of bricks for his wife Leslie- and he'll have his
Paperback, 352 pages
Published November 7th 2006 by Berkley Trade
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Jane Stewart
Fulfilling, enjoyable and thought provoking.

This is not a romance novel. I would categorize it as contemporary women's fiction, which I usually don't read, but I was surprised and glad I did. This is a story of a married couple whose relationship has grown apart. I liked and admired each one of them. I sympathized with each of them as they searched for their answers as well as the questions they needed to ask. I liked seeing what her job was like and the pressures and politics of working as a un
Jan 08, 2013 Lisa rated it really liked it
I have to say, I was angry through most of this book. Pissed at Matt! So demanding that someone else make him happy and make their changes without taking the risk himself. I loved Leslie though she wasn't without faults. She has true strength. Matt was a coward and looked for happiness in another house without trying to fix anything. I liked the ending though. Hope...

Looking forward to reading about Zach's story.
Dec 21, 2013 Tammy rated it it was amazing
Wow book 3 in this series around the married brother Matt and his wife Leslie and problems that occur. The story starts with Matt leaving town, leaving his wife, daughter, and job running away from it all in New Orleans. He is headed there for 2 reasons his younger brother Zach is in trouble and in jail. it is also the home of his former girlfriend Sharan. Matt and Leslie have been together 20 years but they have drifted apart and lost some of themselves. This is a great story of rediscovering y ...more
Jeri Hoag
Jul 22, 2016 Jeri Hoag rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Matt and Leslie Coxwell have been married for 18 years and are going through a transitions in their relationship. Matt has witnessed the death of his father, which has made him question everything in his world. Leslie is struggling with her career and Matt's recent actions with his law practice. I found this novel to portray real life struggles many people go with through in relationships when both parties don't communicate. I loved the evolution the characters took to self discovery and the fla ...more
Jun 26, 2016 Jillian added it
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I have to tell you that this book is my favorite in the Coxwell's series. Not your usual romance but it is very thought provoking. Marriage is hard work sometimes. We tend to get so caught up in our own thoughts and lives that we forget the other person or take them for granted. Most importantly, we forget to communicate our feelings, our wants and our dreams to each other. Forgetting this not only effects us but the rest of our family. That is the story that is told in this book. Watching how t ...more
Marty Tool
Jun 07, 2016 Marty Tool rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book description covers the basics of the book, yet it doesn't cover the emotional toll taking place on Matt. I found myself wanting to smack Matt a couple of times, but had to remember what had just happened to him with his father. To say he was even remotely thinking clearly would be a stretch so, he basically runs away to 1, help his youngest brother and 2, connect with his ex-fiancee. Both turn out very differently than he expected, but he comes to major resolutions of his own life and e ...more
Dec 12, 2012 Jen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very nicely written story. This probably won't be interesting to readers in their 20's, but a must read for those who have been married for a while. I wouldn't really consider it a romance - it's more of a story about a loving relationship between 2 people that grew apart and lost a little of themselves at the same time. Throughout the book you watch them re-discover their own dreams and aspirations and begin the process of building a stronger relationship as a result.
Aug 21, 2016 Robin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a well-written, enjoyable book. Leslie and Matt Coxwell met in college and have been together for 20 years. But slowly they have drifted apart and when Matt loses a big case he expects Leslie to understand and approve of the reasons. Instead she is upset that he is not helping to support the household. He leaves and they both have to decide who they are, and what they want. Then Leslie's mother-in-law inherits two poodles and shows up at Leslie's house with dogs and all her possessions, ...more
Feb 18, 2016 Raye rated it liked it
Not the book I expected, but rewarding nonetheless. Leslie and her husband, Matt, have been married for 18 years and have slowly lost their way to each other, until, in crisis, Matt leaves. The book shifts perspectives, so we hear from both parties, and from their extended family as well. Leslie has carried the job security for the family, and her growing discomfort with her tenured professorship is contrasted against her certainty that the family obligations require her to stay put. A well-writ ...more
Apr 26, 2016 Kathy rated it really liked it
It's a great writer that can make you feel the emotions of their characters. But I was so caught up in the feelings of Matt and Leslie that I got paranoid and asked my husband of 27 years if he was going to stay with me! The first part of the book was so sad that I almost wanted to stop reading so I wouldn't be depressed but it was so awesome to see the couple realize that their problems could be solved and could be happy again. The story opened my eyes to some truths that I needed to hear, also ...more
Aug 03, 2016 Tania rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: deborah-cooke
"One More Time" by Deborah Cooke. Book 3 in The Coxwell series.

So I've been reading this series one book after the other and I would give this book a 2.75 out of 5 stars (leaning more towards a 3 star review but not quite). This book focuses on Matt Coxwell and his wife Leslie. Very different from the other books in that the main couple is already married and this book is written in third person, (the other two books were written in first person) bouncing back and forth between Matt's POV and Le
Jun 22, 2013 Elaine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved the story of Matt and Leslie. They both thought the other knew how much they hated what they did, but they actually never spoke about it. So between the miscommunication and non-communication, Matt decided to leave. He wanted to find help with someone he thought could help him, Sharan, who he thought he loved before he met Leslie. This made Leslie see she needed to change. She changed her relationship with her daughter Annette and that along with other things was something she was lackin ...more
Lori Motsavage
Jun 26, 2016 Lori Motsavage rated it really liked it
Part of a Series but can be read as a standalone. Marital strife, a sullen teenager and a slew of other family dynamics in this funny and heartwarming book. The whole series is really good but there was just something more in this one. Read them you won’t be sorry you did.
Jul 02, 2013 Tracy rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Charming modern romance written by a masterful storyteller. This one was very girlie, flirty, fun, and yet suprisingly insightful. I wish all problems and misunderstandings could be solved with so much intuition and perception. Claire Cross/Deborah Cooke/ Claire Delacroix is officially one of my favorite authors. Engrossing novel. I couldn't put this one down and finished in less than 8 hours.

One of the aspects I most admire about this author is her ability to tell a story without explaining eve
Chris Coulson
May 16, 2016 Chris Coulson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome book. Your will really enjoy reading all the books about the Coxwells
Feb 19, 2013 Jill rated it really liked it
this third in the series was great! I really enjoyed reading about a couple who grew apart and were finding their way back together. Cross has a real ability to let us see people as human beings--for all their great attributes as well as their flaws. And she can cleverly get you to see the good side of the "bad guy." I can't wait to see how she does it in the final book of the series with Zach, who has been painted as the youngest who always gets bailed out and never has to stand on his own two ...more
Apr 23, 2011 Flora rated it did not like it
I felt this novel was poorly written with underdeveloped characters. The writing wasn't original and the story was redundant in some places. I found it dull and was glad when it was over.
Feb 21, 2008 Vickie rated it it was ok
underwear does not save a marriage (well thats what I think after 38 years)
Jan 12, 2008 Pam marked it as to-read
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