Release Date: May 14
When I met Amber Lakes, I had no idea that she’d become a shining star in my dark, miserable life.
Her smile was never supposed to warm my heart, and the sight of her tears was never supposed to make me want to hunt down the person who’d caused them.
We were never supposed to touch, or kiss, or do so many dirty things on campus that I knew could jeopardize my career…
None of it was supposed to happen because she’s the student—my athlete—and I’m her college track coach.
I could lose everything by being with her, but I’ve fallen too damn hard, and despite how big the risks are, it’s too late to turn back now.
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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars
This is not your average age-gap forbidden romance. You get all of that with Amber, a college track star, and her coach, Joaquin. But there is so much more to this story with the themes of exclusion and racism. Coach Me is unlike any romance I’ve read before.
From the start, Amber has the deck stacked against her as an African American woman at a predominately white college. As a Mexican, Joaquin knows what it’s like to be on the receiving end of cruelty and racist remarks. It’s pushed him harder to become a success, and he recognizes that in Amber. Their connection is so much more than a physical one; it is soul-deep.
Shanora Williams wrote such a rich story, and Amber and Joaquin are such wonderful characters. I would have liked to have seen some more clandestine meetings between Joaquin and Amber to really play into the forbidden aspect of their romance. But this story really opened up my eyes to experiences that POC have that are beyond my wildest imagination. And she does it so well, so delicately, so phenomenally.
I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.
Meet Shanora Williams
Hey there! I’m Shanora Williams
I’m a down-to-earth girl from Matthews, North Carolina, a mother, a wife, and a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of over 20 self-published novels. I’m also a self-care enthusiast who loves to encourage my fellow queens to embrace who they are and to love themselves, flaws and all.
There are many things I love:
» My Family
» Writing Romance stories w/ angst
» The color pink in many shades
» Bohemian Fashion and decor
» Dinosaurs (Jurassic World style, baby!)
You will most likely catch me in a cozy corner on my sofa, or in my bed, writing a new romance story, meditating, or binging on Netflix shows or movies!
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