Title: Someone Like You
Author: Jennifer Gracen
Series: The Harrisons #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pub Date: April 26, 2016
My Copy: Paperback in my Too Be Read Pile
Pierce Harrison--yes, that Pierce Harrison, black sheep of the wealthy Harrison clan--has come home to his family's luxurious Long Island compound. The big question is why the dangerously sexy soccer star agreed to coach a kids' soccer team. His co-coach Abby McCord should be grateful. Instead she's fending off some seriously smoldering advances from the scandal-ridden athlete. Good thing bad boys are so not her type . . .
Abby is definitely not lacking in passion, but the sweet-faced beauty needs to learn a thing or two about taking a team to the championship--and a whole lot about how to let a man into her once-broken heart. Pierce definitely knows how to make the moves, but will Abby trust that the bachelor the world has condemned as a scoundrel can settle down with the one woman who has taken hold of his heart?
Pierce and Abby just sizzle together. I really enjoyed the way these two individuals approach life and things. I thought that the chemistry between these two people was fantastic and how their relationship developed was interesting.
I like that both of them are recovering from bad situations, even though they are both different. Pierce come from a wealthy family. Abby comes from a middle class working family. So they come from vastly different backgrounds, but sometimes that can be a good thing. Both of them find themselves coaching a little league soccer team that is pretty bad. We learn that Abby is trying hard to help these guys. She is also a teacher and helps out at her home and is recovering from a very bad relationship. Yet her sister encourages to start dating once again. I thought this was a very touching conversation.
Pierce is recovering from a very major scandal that happened when he was overseas. His career has been left in shambles from the scandal. The scandal we learn wasn’t his fault, but that has never been an issue, so when he gets offered the opportunity to help coach one of the worst teams in the junior soccer league, he takes it and meets Abby. What he finds from Abby is a woman who intrigues him in a way.
I really like that they both are grownups and pursue a relationship despite Pierce’s reputation for being a womanizer. We learn that Pierce is really a wonderful guy and caring guy. He has a difficult relationship with his father as demonstrated at a party, where all of the Harrison children and their father have a really big blow out. Not to mention how he really insults Pierce. As this fight goes on at a very public function, things are said that can never be taken back. This fight also propels the story in a very different direction. I also like how Dane and Julia are also in the book as this is the first time as a married couple having to deal with Dane’s father.
As the book progresses, we learn that Pierce and Abby are both fighters. They have a major breakup, but yet manage to fight for one another. I love that sometimes to get to a happily ever after, you have to earn it, and learn about forgiveness, trust, and ultimately it leads to understanding. I really enjoyed this second book so very much. This was a great contemporary romance and highly recommend to pick it up.