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Peek Inside The Soccer Player and the Single Mom

Thrown together by circumstance, a soccer star and a single mom drive each other crazy when they’re forced to work together.

The Soccer Player and the Single Mom

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For most women, working for a sexy soccer star would be a dream come true. All except single mom Felicity Shaw. She has no interest in playing personal assistant for a stubborn, injured playboy—no matter how nice his abs are. But with bills piling up and mouths to feed, she can’t say no to the job.

That’s when it gets interesting.

The last thing Scott Gillie wants or needs is a persistent and entirely too distracting PA while he’s recuperating in his small hometown. Unfortunately, it’s not up to him. Then Felicity and her son end up temporarily moving in—all thanks to his meddlesome grandmother. Now temptation is right across the hall and it’s driving Scott crazy.

His only option is to fight fire with fire.

He never expects Felicity to do the same.


"This book was such a sweet funny romance book. I loved it from the very first page." ~ Sherri B., Goodreads

"...a fantastic read with great characters and some fun opposite attraction action." ~ Viv, Goodreads

"Loved the writing in this story, the emotional bonds existing and being cultivated with these folks." ~Carolyn's, Goodreads

"The story of Single mom Felicity Shaw, and famous soccer player Scott Gillie was sweet, touching, at times heartbreaking but also heartwarming." ~ Yvonne C., Goodreads

"Super cute - fun. As a single mom, it was a very uplifting romantic novel about what could be." ~ Kristie, Goodreads

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781640636828
Series: A Quail Hollow Romance, Book 1
Release Date: Mar 11, 2019
Page Count: 254
Imprint: bliss
Genre: contemporary, sports romance
Tropes: coworkers, enemies to lovers, opposites attract, overcoming odds

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By Carol [Goodreads Addict] March 10, 2019


The Soccer Player and the Single Mom is a stand alone sweet romance by Kyra Jacobs. I have read Kyra’s Paranormal series and even though she has several published contemporary romances, I haven’t read any of them yet. I don’t know why because I love her writing style. She has such a ...more

By Fizza March 10, 2019

It is a very sweet and romantic novel. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and would recommend to anyone looking for a fun read.
Felicity is a working single mom but lately, she has been experiencing the worst luck ever. First, the factory where she works closes unexpectedly and without any warning. Then ...more

By Kim Reads March 13, 2019

Felicity Shaw has pretty much struggled her entire adult life. Since her husband died of an overdose, it has just been her and her six-year-old son Tyler. Felicity lives for her son. With the exception of her cousin Lauren and Lauren’s family, it’s just the two of them. That's not to say Felicity do ...more

By Ayekah March 06, 2019

Wildly entertaining! A bucket full of sass from a single Mom, a grumpy soccer player, a feisty Grandma and her dog and a young son make this book one that you just cannot put down!
Scott Gillie is a pro soccer player who is nursing an injury and back home with his Grandma desperate to get back on th ...more

By Elaine March 10, 2019

This is another brilliant, enthralling contemporary romance from this talented author. Her stories are always heartwarming and written with a sense of humour that brings a smile to my face - and this is no exception - I thoroughly enjoyed reading it!

Felicity Shaw is a feisty, single Mum who is bring ...more

By Caitlyn March 16, 2019

This is a fun and charming sports romance, and it also deals with a couple of issues which rarely get addressed in this category, the most significant one being professional sportsmen dealing with serious injuries and the rehab from such, and players ‘aging out’ and facing the end of their careers. ...more

By Jacquie March 28, 2019

Grandma Steals the Show!

This book is so cute! We have an injured professional soccer player holed up at his sassy grandmother’s home for rehab, a single mother in desperate need of a job, and an agent who doesn’t take no for an answer.

Enter- fun!

When Felicity Shaw agrees to a temporary position as s ...more

By Brenda March 05, 2019

For most single women, working for a sexy soccer star would be a dream come true. All except single mom Felicity Shaw. She has no interest in babysitting for a stubborn, injured soccer star—no matter how nice his abs are. But she has bills to pay and mouths to feed, and her place of employment has j ...more

By Maria February 12, 2019

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
3.5 stars.
This was very amusing to read, with relatable characters. I found myself laughing or smiling with Kyra Jacobs’ humor and how hero and heroine embark in what they think is an innocent fling, ...more

By Ofelia March 07, 2019

3.5 stars. This is the first book that I've read from Kyra Jacobs and I can happily say that I am a fan of her work now. I found this book to be amusing and entertaining to read. Scott might be out and not playing soccer at the moment due to his injury but that does not mean he needs an assistant... ...more

By Eileen March 11, 2019

Felicity and Scott’s love story in The Soccer Player and the Single Mom by Kyra Jacobs was truly a fun and enjoyable read. While at the pediatrician’s single mom Felicity Shaw steps in for a missing receptionist while seeing on the news that the company she worked shut their doors without a single n ...more

By v February 15, 2019

It's easy to dismiss this book just by looking at the title - and I'm not going to lie, the cheesy title did take me a little while to get over. But once you do get past the title, this is actually a really lovely story, regardless of whether you like soccer/football (depending on where you're from) ...more

By Jackie March 07, 2019

Kyra Jacobs is a new author to me but that is about to change after reading the very entertaining The Soccer Player and the Single Mom because I loved getting to know the sassy mum and the very grumpy player.
Scott Gillie is a professional soccer player who is trying to get over an injury, he has com ...more

By Marsha March 12, 2019

Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

I had fun with THE SOCCER PLAYER AND THE SINGLE MOM. Felicity and Scott really do start out as a “what the heck is this couple doing together” feeling yet the chemistry is there from the start… everyone’s just ignoring it (like that helps at all). It’s also true that ear ...more

By Pam February 09, 2019

I really enjoyed this story! Scott is a pro soccer star sidelined by an injury who’s come home for a second opinion. Just cause his high school buddy is a pediatrician doesn’t mean he doesn’t know his stuff! His agent hires an assistant to keep him from overdoing it & help him with PR events. Scott ...more

By Diane March 11, 2019

I love Felicity!

Injured professional soccer player Scott Gillie moved back home to Quail Hollow to stay with his grandmother Edna while he healed from an injury. His agent hires widowed Felicity Shaw to be his assistant until he’s healed from injuring his knee because she needed a job after the fact ...more

By Crystal January 12, 2020

Can a Bad Boy Change?

Elise has given us Rex the bad boy.  Rex is very good at being bad.  His family is well known in the town and he is the one person who is not popular.  When he returns, most wonder why he is still hanging around.  Then on a ride home he stumbles across a lady in distress, so lik ...more

By Within March 11, 2019

This book will pull at your heart from the beginning to end, emotional overload. Felicity seems to have the darkest cloud hanging over her head. Her husband has passed away and she is raising her 5 year old son by herself. If things couldn’t get any worse, she sees on the news her company is being s ...more

By Carolyn's February 26, 2019

Loved this sweet read! Felicia and her sweet boy, Tyler, have a run of bad luck but have the most important thing-each other. When Felicia is offered a job as a PA for sexy soccer stud, Scott, she knows she doesn't need to take the job when she has obvious strong chemistry with the guy who promises ...more

By Emily October 28, 2020

It is a twist of fate that single mom Felicity Shaw loses her job unexpected and ends up getting a job within minutes. She is not sure that Soccer star Scott Gillie really wants her help as his personal assistant as he recuperates from an injury, but her current predicament makes this job a a must h ...more

By Yvonne February 21, 2019

I had not read this author before and when someone suggested the book , I decided to give it a try.
I am so glad I did. The story of Single mom Felicity Shaw, and famous soccer player Scott Gillie was sweet, touching , at times heartbreaking but also heartwarming.
Two individuals that have had their s ...more

By Becky March 14, 2019

Reviewed on my blog, Becky on Books, on 3/14/19.

Such a sweet romance!

There's a string of pretty big coincidences that bring Scott and Felicity into the same circles, but once they are they're darn cute together. Scott's grandmother is a hoot, and Felicity's son Tyler is adorable--together with the h ...more

By Reviews from the Heart March 11, 2019

The Soccer Player and the Single Mom is a sweet story that I enjoyed from start to finish. Felicity is a single mom just trying to do the best she can for her son. Sometimes though, the best doesn't seem like enough. Scott is a soccer player and that is the most important thing in his life. When abo ...more

By Karen February 16, 2019

I must admit that the cover of this book really didn’t draw me in, but as a lover of sports romance, I decided to give it a go. I’m happy that I did, as the story was fun, easy to follow, and kept me interested. I really liked the banter between the characters, and Felicity’s mum and son, really add ...more

By Bette March 11, 2019

Loved this sweet romantic read. I fell in love with these characters immediately. First there is single mom Felicity Shaw and her adorable son Tyler. Felicity has had a string of bad luck lately and needs to find a job desperately. Then there is Scott Gillie. Professional soccer player sidelined by ...more

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Kyra Jacobs

About the author

Kyra Jacobs

Kyra Jacobs is an extroverted introvert who writes of love, humor and mystery in the Midwest and beyond. Her romance novels range from sweet contemporaries to urban suspense, and paranormal/fantasy to YA. No matter the setting, Kyra employs both humor and chaos to help her characters find inspiration and/or redemption on their way to happily ever after. When the Hoosier native isn’t pounding out scenes for her next book, she's likely outside, elbow-deep in snapdragons or spending quality time with her sports-loving family. Kyra also loves to read, tries to golf, and is an avid college football fan. Be sure to stop by her website to learn more about her novels and for links to connect with her on social media.

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