Thank you Gallery Books and NetGalley for my digital review copy!



There are times when I feel like the timing is perfect for particular books…this was the case for this cutie pie romance Sidelined by Suzanne Baltsar.

When Connor McGuire loses out on his dream job of being the head coach of the local high school football team, he thinks life can’t get any worse. Then he discovers just who got the coveted position—it was a handout to the kid of a well-known, successful college coach. Connor’s sure this is just a publicity stunt, but the kid turns out to be not only a sharp strategist, but a driven and sexy young woman, too. Frustrated in more ways than one, Connor realizes that he might have to step up his game or risk losing altogether.

Coach Charlotte “Charlie” Gibb calls a flag on the play when she finds out that her very male, very attractive, but definitely-rooting-for-her-to-lose assistant coach resents her for taking what he considers to be his rightful position. But never one to back down from a little healthy competition, Charlie is determined to prove her worth—both on and off the field.


Fall is approaching. Of course down here it’s a little further out…but nonetheless it’s heading this way. For me, Fall is football. Enter Sidelined.

I really enjoyed Charlie and the fun spin of a female football coach. Watching the characters grow was a lovely experience.

Let’s talk about the cast of characters. Charlie was my favorite with the new BFF’s coming in a close second. Loved the focus on creating female friendships.  Conner got on my nerves with his constant back and forth 🤷🏻‍♀️…but I’ll give him a little bit of a pass.

All in all I ended with a 4 🌟 read.

Overall. Fun fade out romance*.


*Fade out Romance is a little bit steamy….but when the actual “bidness” happens…it fades out ;-).

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