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Father in Training (Hometown Heartbreakers #3)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  506 Ratings  ·  33 Reviews
Single mom Sandy Walker came to Glenwood seeking a quiet, friendly place to raise her three children. No way was she looking for a walk on the wild side with notorious bachelor Kyle Haynes. So what if the impossibly sexy deputy enthralled her kids and made Sandy ache with desire? She needed a provider, not an adventurer.

For sixteen years, Kyle had been harboring a crush on
Paperback, Silhouette Special Edition #969, 256 pages
Published June 1st 1995 by Silhouette
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Have you ever read a book where you hated the heroine and wondered what the hero saw in her and why didn't he dump the shrew?Well, Father in Training is like that, I have enjoyed all the Haynes family books when I read them 3 years back but this one was the least good. Kyle is the youngest brother and was affected strongly by their mother walking on them, so for years he has vowed not to let anyone get the same opportunity.

When he was a teen he had a bad crush on 2 years older Sandy who never no
Sandy decided that it was time to change her life - so she moved from LA to a small town she spent her teen years in. She was looking for a change not only for herself but for her children as well. Since her husband died two years ago she was coping, but her children had some problems. So Glenwood it is. But when she got to her house the first person she met was Kyle, her high school boyfriend's little brother. And he's all grown up. If only she had the strength to resist him.

Kyle wasn't looking
Apr 15, 2014 rated it it was ok
Sandy was absolutely the most annoying character I have ever read. I love Susan Mallery but my goodness Sandy was by far the worst character she's written. I loved Kyle and even I was screaming at him to drop her even though I enjoy happily ever afters. Two stars because it's Susan Mallery and Kyle was the best.
Oct 27, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Another book in the Haynes brothers series, this one is about Kyle and Sandy and Sandy's three children. I've read the others, all out of order, but each stands well on its own. They are all good enough that I'll re-read them in order next year.
Carol Rankin
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Father in Training

Great surprises and action makes love galore. The characters keep you in suspense. A terrific ending with love winning out.
Author: Susan Mallery
First published: 1995
Length: 3300 kindle locations
Setting: Contemporary. Glenwood.
Sex: Explicit. Infrequent.
Hero: Deputy in Sherrif’s Dept.
Heroine: Mother of three. Widow. Teacher.

Enjoyable Silhouette with a reluctant hero (love isn’t for him) and a wary heroine (one bad marriage is enough). Sandy wasn’t particular;y appealing, keeping Kyle very much at arms length, but then she did have a lot to work through! The relationship he has with her kids is a little odd but overall
Dec 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the third book in this series that I have read and I'm reading them totally out of order!

Anyways, I loved Kyle. He was an amazing hero. I really liked how excited he was to see his crush Sandy again and be apart of her life. I loved his interaction with her kids. They were so cute and likeable. I found both Lindsey story lines to be really good. The crush was hilarious and the getting in trouble was heart breaking for Kyle. I will say Sandy's control issues and her need to assume Kyle w
The heroine moves back to her hometown after her husband dies in a hiking accident. She has no intention of getting involved with any man, much less a good-looking younger man who obviously, probably hasn't finished growing up either. She has 3 children to raise now and doesn't need another responsibility-avoiding man-boy around. She's jumping to a lot of conclusions about the hero, who had a crush on her years ago when she dated his big brother. He's been living the bachelor life but now the he ...more
While in the midst of reading this novel I realize it is a part of a series. This is a series about the Hayne brothers. The way it written it can be read as a stand alone. Sandy has lost her husband two years ago and has moved back to a town she grew up in as a teenager. Unbeknownst to her Kyle the neighbor next door and the boy whose brother she dated years ago has had a secret crush on her for years and is glad to see her. This book is about healing finding oneself and believing in love though ...more
Jul 12, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2014
This was a republication of one of Susan Mallery's backlist. The heroine is uptight, controlling, judgmental, and insecure. Ugh. The hero is a ladies man who has carried a torch for her since high school. Overall, the story was bland with most of the drama caused by the heroine flying off the handle and not giving anyone else a chance to talk. In addition, while I accepted the attraction between the two, I didn't see them getting to know each other at all, so the romance wasn't believable. The m ...more
Aug 17, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, 2015
This is one of those books where I like one main character but never really warm to the other. Kyle was a great hero - warm, affectionate, caring, understanding, and very, very patient. With Sandy, although I empathized, given her early home life and marriage and understood her behaviour, I just never came to really liking her. Also, given her reactions throughout the book, I'm not convinced that their relationship is guaranteed to be a HEA ending. Too bad, since Kyle seemed to give 110% of hims ...more
Gwen S.
Dec 19, 2015 rated it liked it
Sandy and Kyle's story vacillated between Kyle trying to prove to Sandy she needs some fun in her life and he is a responsible mate, much unlike her dead husband with his irresponsible, Peter Pan complex. The writing was well done and character development was evident throughout the novel. However Sandy as a single mother of a teenager, (Lindsay) should have taken my aggressive steps in curtailing her daughter's raging hormones and unrequited advances towards Kyle, especially after his numerous ...more
Mar 07, 2011 rated it it was ok
I didn't like #3 of this series as well as some of the others...Sandy was actually pretty irritating and Kyle was a little " too good to be true" to be believable. I got a little tired of Sandy jumping to conclusions and thinking the worst possible about Kyle. The ending with the kids watching was cute!!
Emily Higgins
Aug 03, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Two years after her husband died, Sandy Walker moved her three children back to her childhood home so that they could grow up in a smaller town setting. Kyle Haynes, who had a crush on Sandy when they were teens, is her neighbor. Sandy, trying to keep from being hurt by love again, resists falling in love with Kyle. Cute story.
Cathy Beckett
Sep 01, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014-books-read
Nice,fun read. A little tame but well-written. If you are looking for a good palette cleanser this is the book for you. It is an older book so if you can't find it in print you can get it for the Kindle.
Linda Zelinsky
Jan 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed this story about a woman who finally learned how to love and trust people. Again Susan brought out various emotions this mother of three fought not to feel but finally realizes she is wrong and opens up to the love of a good man and for her children. Highly recommend this book.
Dec 10, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: single-parent
2.5 Stars.
I liked him but not her. He was trying so hard and she was using every tiny excuse to stay away. Extremely irritating. Can you say DRAMA QUEEN?!
I loved him getting to know her kids, wish there was more of that.
Jul 28, 2015 rated it did not like it
I wanted to like this book so much, but I just couldn't. The main character is completely unlikeable. When did this trend begin in romantic fiction that the woman has to be a complete shrew, or bitch?
Elizabeth Ayala
May 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: susan-mallery
I liked this book. I thought kyle was hot and a great guy and didn't deserve half the crap sandy kept getting upset over. I thought sandy was too judgemental and like to jump to conclusions about people
Sep 03, 2012 rated it did not like it
Heroine is HORRIBLE. Can't figure out what the hero saw in her. Ugh the whole way through.
Jun 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mallery
loved Kyle!
Apr 15, 2014 rated it liked it
2.5 stars
Mar 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I just love Susan Mallery books, they always have great Characters in them .
Mar 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
Quite sweet, but more of 3.5. Long time crush returns to town and it's man crushing on the woman this time which makes it a little more unusual.

Enjoyed it, the kids are a gift in this novel.
Jan 11, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think that this has been one of my least favorite Susan Mallery books. I had a hard time getting through this one.
Jun 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Rating is 4.5
Cheryl Cavanaugh
Jun 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Dec 06, 2014 rated it liked it
This was not my favorite susan
mallery book. It was very shallow. Her other books are better.
Mary Stockwell
Dec 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another hit

Once again have enjoyed reading her book. This one was very entertaining had a great storyline and a happy ending .
Dec 27, 2014 rated it liked it
cute story. quick read. Not my favorite from this series however.
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