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Taking Love in Stride [Kindle Edition]

Donna Fasano
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

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Book Description

***USA TODAY Bestselling Author***

Track coach Andrea O'Connor is fuming at the audacity of Ian Powers, the very attractive father of one of her students. He offers to buy school equipment only if Andrea agrees to train him for a half-marathon.

Well, train him, she will. And not just in running. As a widower with a high-powered job, Ian needs some instruction in being a father to an active teenage daughter. Yet as this overbearing man opens up, Andrea finds herself learning lessons--in loving.

Ian knows that Andrea, with her assertive attitude and her penchant for stilettos, is some woman! But her vulnerable heart is on the run, so he'll have to prove that his love, unlike his running, has limitless endurance--and once he catches this swift beauty, he'll never let her go.

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From the Author

My husband is a long-distance runner who has competed in The NYC Marathon (3x), The Boston Marathon, The Marine Corp Marathon (6x), The Broad Street 10 Mile Run (4x), The Great Allegheny 15k Run, The Phoenix Rock and Roll Half-Marathon, and many other racing events. My writer friends bet me I couldn't write a romance novel that involved what they considered an "unromantic" sport. I'm pleased to say that I won the bet.

About the Author

USA Today Bestselling Author Donna Fasano is a three time winner of the HOLT Medallion, a CataRomance Reviewers Choice Award winner for Best Single Title, a Desert Rose Golden Quill Award finalist, and a Golden Heart finalist. Her books have sold nearly 4 million copies worldwide and have been published in almost two dozen languages.

Product Details

  • File Size: 284 KB
  • Print Length: 202 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1461014336
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004TCWI1O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #238,799 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Taking Love in Stride April 23, 2011
By BigAl
Format:Kindle Edition
The romance genre isn't one I've read much. Chick-lit is another matter. I've been willingly reading it for years. Six months ago I couldn't have told you the difference except for the "romance" books I read - yes, I thought chick-lit and romance were the same - I would sometimes find among the non-genre specific titles in my local supermarket's paperback section. Those I didn't read (the actual romance books) were in their own section. By the time I'd noticed the publisher's imprint was "one of those" the description would already have me hooked.

Lately I've read a few of the romance genre and those I've read have not been what I had pictured. I thought I'd find cardboard characters, completely implausible or simplistic plots, and, if I was lucky, a bit of titillation. I haven't, at least not the first two.

I'm still getting used to the conventions and terminology of the genre. Let's tackle my preconceptions as they pertain to "Taking Love in Stride."

We'll start with characterization. Andrea, the Heroine ("female lead" in the romance genre) is what you might expect of a female track coach. Feisty, prone to snap judgments, and cleans up nice. That works so far. Ian, the Hero (I think you can figure this one out) is attractive, used to being in control, and a single father. A book needs conflict and I'll bet that from my thumbnail descriptions you can see it coming already. Then we throw in Ian's dad, who lives with him and watches his granddaughter during Ian's frequent business trips and we have the major players. Each has a distinct personality and idiosyncrasies that work well moving the plot forward. This is the third book of Clayton/Fasano's I've read and, in my estimation, characterization is a strong suit.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Run, don't walk, for this one March 31, 2011
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Put on your running shoes for a fun run with Andrea and Ian as they jog down Lover's Lane. Of course, Andrea spurns the word "jog," being a serious runner and high school coach. Her first impression of single-dad Ian isn't very favorable. He reminds her too much of her own work-driven father. But circumstances bring these two together as she coaches him for a marathon. Soon, they're both wondering if it's more than running that makes their hearts race. Donna Fasano proves again that she is a solid romance author, delivering a well-paced story with appealing lead characters and a true-to-life supporting cast. In the end, everybody is better off for the lessons they've learned and the love they've discovered. You'll want to dash for this one!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Just like dark chocolate or Asti Spumante! June 23, 2011
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Every now and again I like to have a couple of squares of really good dark chocolate or a split of Asti Spumante. Some women like to go shopping for a new scarf or a purse. I guess it is just one of those "chick" things. Sometimes, I like to curl up with a good romance.

A good romance to me is one where I can become emotionally invested with the characters. It isn't about erotica but some sexual tension is always good. Taking Love in Stride is the perfect little treat I was looking for. I look forward to reading more from Donna Fasano. Now I just need to go out and get some chocolate and Asti.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great Donna Fasano book! July 7, 2013
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This is another fantastic book by Donna Fasano. I loved Andrea and Ian's story. I loved Ian's daughter Denise and Ian's father. They are a big part of this tale. I won't go into the description of the book as that is done already. I just want to say that I highly recommend this book. I don't think you will be disappointed with it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute Romance January 12, 2012
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Very cute story about a women who shuns loving a certain kind of man becuse of her father and what do you know she falls for his type anyway. Cute interaction between Andrea and Ian, as well as Andrea and Ian's daughter Denise. Cute romance read.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A romance novel that made me smile! April 8, 2011
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I enjoy Donna Fasano's writing and this book met the high standards that I have come to expect. I particularly enjoyed this book because of the running theme. I am a runner and have participated in 1/2 marathons. I was impressed that the author was able to capture all the aspects of running and able to add humor in as well. Donna Fasano's characters in this book were believable and at times down right funny. I would recommend this quick read for anybody that is looking for a bright spot in their day!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and Lots of Spunk!!! April 7, 2011
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I received this book free in a drawing. I normally read dystopian or paranormal YA books. I am definitely happy to be introduced to this story and author. I will love to read her other books. Donna Fasano did a superb job at creating two characters with spunk and heart! I highly recommend this book to all. I can definitely add Ms. Fasano's name to my list of authors to keep up with when it is time to read another good book!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good story from beginning to end! September 15, 2011
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I loved everything about this book, the story, the excellent writing, it kept me glued to the screen. I loved it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
I dint order this!!!!
Published 24 days ago by Gerald Whitby
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
awesome book
Published 28 days ago by Charles Cunningham
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Job!!!
This was a great book. I thoroughly enjoyed each of the characters. Each character was fully realized and the story was complex and just wonderful. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Denise Bailey
3.0 out of 5 stars Easy read....needs review
While the story line is easy and fun I struggled with the typos and incomplete sentences throughout the book. They made the purchase disappointing.
Published 8 months ago by Dawn
2.0 out of 5 stars Okay, nothing more
This is one of those cheesy fluff books you buy to read on vacation as you lounge poolside. The story is highly predictable; the romance is a little forced; the pacing is overly... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Laura Kahre
5.0 out of 5 stars good story
this was a cute story of will powers and family's who could pay more attention to each other. Good things for some caring teachers.
Published 10 months ago by pat blair
4.0 out of 5 stars Ok read
A little too sappy for my tastes, but ok just the same. The characters weren't very deep, even though the author tried. Good enough for a quick read.
Published 11 months ago by Garen Herd
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun but
Too much daddy baggage for me. Would rather have more interplay between the main characters and not so much of the secondary
Published 11 months ago by Hilariefaria
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet
Jumping to conclusions will often get you into trouble. Andrea, the lead female character, sure did make plenty of conclusions that may cost her her job and the man she's grown to... Read more
Published 11 months ago by StephPhillips
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun read
loved all the family involvement in this book. Great ending for all characters and schools. Will definitely be buying more books authored by Donna Fasano
Published 11 months ago by Ellen
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Donna Clayton is a pen name of USA Today Bestselling Author Donna Fasano. Donna started her career writing for Silhouette Books and Harlequin Books. These days, she writes romances and women's fiction under her real name. Her books have won awards, have been published in nearly two dozen languages, and have sold 4 million copies. RECLAIM MY HEART, published by Montlake, made the USA Today Bestellers List. Donna's novels have made the Amazon Kindle Top 100 numerous times, climbing as high as #5. Learn more about her at her blog:

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