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Hustle and Heart: A Coach's Love 2

4.51  ·  Rating details ·  81 Ratings  ·  60 Reviews
The loss of my wife brings me home from the Army to raise my two kids as a single father. When my son decides to play football on the very same team I started out on, I’m thrilled. I instantly sign up to coach, excited to share this time with him. 

The season is starting up and I’m about to meet my boys, but I’m not expecting to meet her. The wind is practically knocked out
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Anne Milne
Aug 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the 2nd book in this series and I enjoyed this one more, it's still a heartfelt story but has more drama which I love in books.

This is old school friends Jesse and Karen's story, one thing I love are the secondary characters In there books apart from Karen's ex. Both of them are now single parents but for drastically reasons. The support that Jesse and his family give to Karen gave me happy vibes. The way the two families especially the kids mind together warmed my heart.

This is a series
Jul 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the best second chance romance stories I've ever read. Jesse and Karen knew each other in high school, had feelings for each other but never acted on them and went their separate ways. Jesse lost his wife and is left raising two children, with his mother's help. And just let me add that his mother is awesome. Loved her in this story! Karen is in the middle of a divorce from a husband who is cheating on her. The story that follows is just wonderful as Jesse and Karen re-connect thr ...more
Latifa Morrisette
Jul 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hustle And Heart is book in A Coach's Love series and it is so good. Karen and Jesse have known each other since high school but went off on different directions after. When circumstances bring the two back together, they realize that the feelings from long ago are still there. I love this series and author so much. If you haven't started this series yet I highly recommend that you do.
Kemberlee Snelling
Jul 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful story about two people getting a second chance. Jesse and Karen are dynamic together. A great story centered around a coach, team mom, and a football team.
Britt Red Hatter Book Blog
I get so ridiculously excited when I get to read anything by Alison Mello! The second in her A Coach’s Love series, Hustle and Heart was just as amazing as the first book! This series is fast becoming a favorite for me and I can honestly say I’ll be going back and rereading this one as often as I’ve reread the previous. Which is a lot. Alison Mello writes some of the sweetest most heartwarming romance and I can’t get enough of it! I swear the amount of happy sighs I did why reading Hustle and He ...more
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5 Hustling Stars
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Wow! Just wow! Have you ever read a book and gotten hooked just from the first sentence?? Hustle and Heart by Alison Mello is captivating and will leave you wanting way more when it is over. The connection Jesse and Karen share is impeccable and downright spectacular.

After decades of being apart Jesse and Karen see each other at football sign ups. From then on they embark on this whirlwind romance that is very fitt
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
-Kacie, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Alison Mello is one of my new favorite authors! She won me over in Refuse To Lose and she reinforced why in Hustle and Heart. She is a great storyteller. Her stories are engaging, captivating, and relatable. Her words flow together so effortlessly that the book is over before you know it.

I loved EVERYTHING about this book! I love that Karen and Jesse got their second chance together. I love that everyone got along so well. I loved that Jason and Gabe were so close and such good fri
Lisa Reynolds
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have to admit I really enjoyed this book. Karen and Jesse knew each other from high school. They were good friends back then but went their separate ways. Then when unforeseen circumstances brought them together again they realized their feelings were stronger then ever. This story just proves that second chances are still possible. I enjoyed it and I love how the kids are always so much a big part of the story too. The characters are awesome. Great book.
This is the second book in a series. I really liked this book. The characters were really likable and I was rooting for them the whole time. I especially enjoyed the fact that they knew each other a long time ago, and reunited, therefore getting to rediscover each other in a whole new light. I really liked the kids featured in the book, too. The secondary characters were enjoyable too. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

Reviewed by: Clare M.
Jul 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another sweet romance with a bite from Alison Mello

A year after Karen’s husband left her and their son for another woman she meets Jesse on the first day of Pop Warner football practice. They knew each other in high school but when Jesse tried to tell Karen that her boyfriend (and later husband) was cheating on her she refused to believe him and they parted ways.

Jesse joined the service, got married and had two children but he never forgot Karen. He’s now a widower and when he sees Karen he’s de
Melony Hobgood
Aug 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This one had lots of story with out a lot of drama.
I loves this book and how the two families come together as one. I also love the new out look on sports romance and how Alison Mello has added in kids and make it work so perfectly.
wendy Shelton(obsessedbybooks)
Love second chance romance and this is one of my favorites. Karen married her high school sweetheart and they had a kid together but lately things haven't been great and now she knows why, her husband has been having an affair and the divorce isn't pretty especially when Karen rekindles a flame from high school. Jesse was Karen boyfriend BFF in high school and actually liked Karen first but it didn't work out that way now that they've ran into eavh other again he's not letting his chance pass th ...more
Jul 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The second book in this stand alone serie. I loved the first book and also the second one. Jesse and Karens story is well worth reading. It’s about two families that’s been through a great deal, but still find joy everywhere.
It’s a heartwarming story in a slower pace - a feelgood book.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
Jul 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hustle and Heart by Alison Mello is an excellent book. This is the story of Jesse and Karen. Jesse is ex-military and now work in construction and coaches football. He lost his wife a couple of years earlier to drugs. Karen work in a legal office and is in the middle of a divorce. Jesse and Karen knew each and were attracted to each other in high school. They meet again when Karen signs her son up for football and Jesse is the coach. They still have a strong chemistry after all the years apart. ...more
Jul 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great story ! I absolutely love second chance romance. This book did not disappoint in any way. Sweet , serious, intriguing, steamy, humorous are all apt descriptions for this book.
Must read!
Sassy Southern
Aug 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jesse Townson is a single dad to Gabe and Grace and finally retired from the Army a year ago deciding that he needed to be there more for his kids. He has decided to volunteer to coach Gabe’s football team on the same field that he grew up playing on.
Karen Carter’s husband, Brian, left her a year ago after having an affair with his secretary Melinda. When Karen’s son Jason asks to play football she agrees as some of his close friends, Mason and DJ, have also decided to play.
When Jesse sees Karen
Rebecca Austin
Aug 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review-sassy
This is the second book in the series and I loved that we still got more from the characters that we loved from the first book.

I liked Jesse and I felt bad when we learn about what happened with his marriage to Della but I loved that his mom, Josephine, really helped him out and was there for the kids. You could tell that Jesse was a great dad and that he would do anything for his kids.

My heart broke for Karen and I hated the way that Brian treated both her and Jason. I was mad at how many times
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved Refuse to Lose, book one in A Coach’s Love series, so when I saw book two, Hustle and Herat by Alison Mellow was coming, I could not wait to read it! Let me tell you I was not disappointed. If anything, I loved this second chance romance even more!

Jesse and Karen knew each other in high school, but then life happened and both went down different directions. Jesse is now a widower and single father raising his two kids. When one decides to join football, Jesse is excited to be
Alphas Do It Better Book Blog
5 Stars

This book has all the makings of an amazing love story! Jesse and Karen are both carrying around baggage, for Karen it is more recent and for Jesse something further in his past. The thing that brings these two together so completely though is the history they have. Knowing one another when they were teenagers sets up this relationship for success and an intensity that is much more relaxed and comfortable. There is no doubt the love and attraction that exists between these characters but
The Blabbing Bibliophile
H & H is book two in A Coach's Love series which focuses on second chance romance. If you haven't begun this series yet, check out my review of book one, Refuse to Lose here.

Karen's husband, Brian, left her for another woman and she's now raising her son, Jason, all alone. Jesse is a widower raising two boys with the help of his mother and becomes instantly intrigued when Karen comes stumbling back into his life. They'd been friends in high school, but even when Jesse tried to warn Karen abo
Alicia Harrietha
Hustle and Heart by Alison Mello is book two in the Coach’s Love Series and it is equally as beautifully as the first book. Alison has created a story of second chance romance that fills your heart and makes you sigh with joy.

Karen and Jesse has known each other since their time in high school and even thought they never dated, Jesse always had a soft spot for her. Now years later, both marriages have failed and they are once again living in the same town. They meet while Karen was signing up h
Aug 14, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hustle and Heart

Should I start by saying what I don't like about this book? I felt the Karen and Jesse relationship happened too fast, especially since both of them had kids. I would have loved for the author  to allow this couple to progress slowly into a relationship. Other than that, it was a good story. I love that Jesse loved and adored his kids, and that he knew he wanted to be in a long term relationship with Karen. I don't feel that Karen had a strong voice in this story, I really felt
Aug 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story made me smile, well during most of it. It was complicated not in the normal sense but in the relationship baggage that comes with divorce or loss. This couple had known each other as kids and the same man that caused problems when they were adults was the obstacle that came between them. Years later he's all in but she has deep scars that he will have to help her heal first. Great story. Not too sure Grace would survive in my house but at times she was cute. Love the boys and the mess ...more
CoffeeMom Hodges
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
First off I will state that yes this is book 2 in A Coach's Love Series. While I suggest it is better if you read the first one where you get to know the mom squad, it is not necessary as I feel that this book could be read as a stand-alone. Now on to my review. Wow, what to say about Hustle and Heart by Alison Mello. This book had me from the first few pages. It was a wonderful, heart-shattering and compelling story and is an ABSOLUTE MUST READ. Jesse and Karen have known each other from early ...more
Kari Hansen
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After the death of his wife a few years earlier Jesse has become a single father to his son and daughter. When his son decides he wants to play on the football team he volunteers to coach.

Karen married her high school sweetheart and they have a son. She is in the middle of a divorce after he was unfaithful and is happy when her son shows some interest in playing football.

Jesse and Karen attended high school together and when he sees Karen he feels the connection that always exists between them.
Viper Spaulding
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful story about a second chance to get it right.

Jesse and Karen meet again, years after they knew each other in high school, and now they're both single parents with sons on the same youth football team. Their hearts pick up right where they left off, even if their heads try to be more mature and take things slow. There's still plenty of heartbreak ahead before they find their HEA, but their love proves strong enough to survive any test.

I loved seeing the Mom Squad again, and Jesse's mothe
Wendy Livingstone
This is the second book in this awesome series, and is Karen and Jesse’s story. Jesse is a single dad and Karen is in the process of getting a divorce from her cheating ex. These two knew each other previously, and went on separate paths in life. As soon as they set eyes on each other again the chemistry as intense as it always was, but will they be able to overcome obstacles in their path? No spoilers; this is a definite must read, you will not be disappointed! This talented author has done a w ...more
Steph (A Brunette and Her Books)
Five stars are not NEARLY enough for this second book in A Coach's Love series.

In this book, we meet single mom Karen and Jesse. Both these characters knew each other in high school, but then life got in the way, and they diverted to separate paths. Karen ended up marrying a man she thought she knew, while Jesse moved on with his life, lost a wife, had children, and went into the Army.

But football brings them back together, when Karen's son joins Jesse's football team, and soon, there are spark
Nicole Smith
Aug 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sports-romance
This is the second book in A Coach's Love series. I loved the first book so I knew I had to read this one too. It has a single dad which is what I'm gobbling up right now. I really enjoyed this one. Jesse coaches the the kids football and that brings a blast from the past back into his life. Karen and Jesse are given a second chance will they learn from their previous mistakes? Karen's ex is a piece of work. Alison Mello created a great character that's easy to dislike wholeheartedly. The rest o ...more
Read.Review.Repeat Blog
I loved reading the second book in this series. It is a wonderful second chance at love story between Karen and Jesse. They meet years after they knew each other in high school and are both starting over. It is a wonderful story of second chances and the blending of two families. I would highly recommend this to anyone who loves a good love story. ~DAWN

A sweet but sexy second chance love story with 2 people who are single parents and are trying to overcome their pasts. I enjoyed this story and i
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