Release Date: 28th November 2017
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Publisher's Note: This book was previously released as part of the Right Here, Right Now anthology with Pride Publishing.
A routine assignment unlocks the secrets of his past.
News man Josh Holleran knows very little about sport and prefers to cover the crime desk. When his editor sends him to interview representatives from the local rugby team, Josh has little enthusiasm.
The Woodbridge Warriors are celebrating, having qualified for a national competition and it’s a significant story for the rural area, but Josh knows nothing about the game. His interest increases massively when he meets Cole Jansen, the hunky team coach. Cole is a big, beefy guy in his mid-thirties, exactly Josh’s type.There’s something very familiar about him. Josh can’t shake the feeling that they’ve met before. Soon he realizes exactly who the coach is and how he knows him. A shameful secret from Josh’s past is about to be revealed and he’ll have to overcome his regret to stand a chance of happiness in the future.
I’m excited about this as The Coach is the most traditionally romantic of all the stories I've written. My previous books like Closer by Morning and Silent Voices have all contained thriller elements with the characters placed in perilous situations. But The Coach is straight romance. There are no murders, no violence, no scheming or backstabbing – just two beautiful men falling in love. Quite a departure for me and I loved it. It's not all sunshine and flowers. The story is set in the north of England during a bleak winter. We get a lot of those where I live, even as I write this my fingers are quite numb over the keyboard, but the cold gives us a good excuse to cuddle up with a hot man.
Cole Jansen, the coach himself, is exactly that; a big, hirsute, hot-blooded guy. I loved creating this character and falling in love with him just like Josh Holleran does in the story. Cole coaches a local rugby team and lives in a small cottage high in the icy hills with just two cats for company. That's exactly how he likes it until he meets Josh, a reporter from the local newspaper, assigned to cover the teams winning streak.
The Coach originally featured in the anthology Right Here Right Now from Pride Publishing, and I'm delighted it's getting a stand-alone release now. The new cover art by Posh Gosh perfectly captures Cole in a moment of quiet reflection. With winter coming in fast for many of us, The Coach is a great quick read for a cold, frosty evening. Make a hot drink, grab a blanket and snuggle up warm with Cole and Josh.
Thom Collins Bio
The novellas Gods of Vengeance and Silent Voices were published by Pride in early 2017, followed by the novel Anthem of the Sea, the first book in the Anthem Trilogy in. He recently finished the second book in a series and is currently working on the third.
Thom has lived in the North East of England his whole life. He grew up in Northumberland and now lives in County Durham with his husband and two cats. He loves all kinds of genre fiction, especially bonk-busters, thrillers, romance and horror. He is also a cookery book addict with far too many titles cluttering his shelves. When not writing he can be found in the kitchen trying out new recipes. He’s a keen traveler but with a fear of flying that gets worse with age. Since taking his first cruise in 2013 he realized that sailing is the way to go.
Blog: www. thomcollinsauthor.blogspot.co.uk/
Twitter: @thomwolf and @realthomcollins
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