on March 19, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance
I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
It’s a man’s world.
When I declared sports medicine as my major and every man narrowed their eyes, that saying proved true. It was true when my ex-husband decided I’d give up my career when our daughter was born. And again when I divorced the Chief of Police in our small town, and he made it painfully clear that I could leave him, but I would never be free.
Landing the job as the new athletic trainer for Stratford’s high school team is my chance to start over. And walking into a male-dominated sport and staff, I’m ready for the challenge.
I’m not ready for Jordan Becker.
The head coach of our championship winning team is a Herculean force of nature—as severe as he is determined. His icy blue eyes and permanent scowl drive the women in this town mad, and his quiet power and undeniable command conjure respect from every man.
When I join his team, I expect the doubt and anticipate the fight from him. And I get them both.
I don’t expect to form a friendship.
And I never expect to fall for him.
My breath catches when those cool eyes fall to my lips. My body comes alive when his is near. And as those lines begin to blur, every warning bell sounds.
My job, my reputation are on the line.
And my ex is around every corner, waiting to remind me of his power.
It’s a man’s world, and if I want to survive, I can never fall in love with Jordan Becker.
Even if he falls in love with me first.
Old Fashioned, the fourth and final installment in the Becker Brothers series by Kandi Steiner is LIVE!
🥃 Small Town Romance
🥃 Country Romance
🥃 Sports Romance
🥃 Angst Galore
🥃 Single Parent
🥃 Workplace Romance
Kandi Steiner held nothing back on this delectable conclusion to the Becker Brother series. The romance between eldest brother Jordan and Sydney is just that, romantic. It’s also sexy and sweet, and although their slightly forbidden connection drives the story, there’s a mystery (or two) at the core of this series awaiting resolution, and Kandi gave us much needed justice, and a bit of a surprise.
Sydney Kelly was introduced in the third book, Manhatten. Divorced from the dastardly sheriff Randy, she’s back to work and finds herself working for and with Jordan, coach to Stratford winning high school football team. Their relationship is forged by time together and a love for the sport but there is a strong undercurrent of sexual chemistry between them that neither can ignore. It’s so much fun to see how these two grow into something. Sydney’s daughter, Paige, is a delight and gives Jordan a new love of family. And it’s family love and the need to protect that creates a bit of a problem between Jordan and Sydney, but together they find their way.
Jordan was the brother with the most mystery surrounding him. He’s adopted and we’ve been waiting to find out just how that came about. Kandi held back through three books, giving no clues.
From the start of the series, we’ve been waiting to find out what happened to John Becker those many years ago. I will say it’s not a big surprise as to who arranged the death of John Becker and why, but Jordan parentage is another story. I’ll admit I didn’t see that coming at all. It makes the ending all the more sweet. I’m sad to see the end of the series but always looking forward to what Kandi delivers next! 4 Stars!
~Review by Cyndi
4 out of 5 stars
This fourth and final installment of the Becker brothers was all that I could have wanted and more. While there was a whole lot of drama with the other brothers and how they found their mates, everything between Jordan and Sydney and their tale was much more organic. It was a daunting feat for Steiner to bring everyone together, tell Jordan’s story, AND solve a mystery. And yet she did it.
What’s more, even though this was Jordan’s story, I feel like we got so much of Sydney and Paige (SIDE NOTE: I loathe Randy!). It was wonderful that way Paige was weaved into Jordan and the Becker’s lives. Sydney’s strength, even when she thought she didn’t have any, was pretty amazing.
And Jordan. In the first few books, I never got a real feel for him except for being stoic and in love with football. What became readily apparent was that he was the glue in that family after his dad passed. He was the voice of reason for his brothers, and he was a man of honor. Off and on the field. And everything that he brought to the game, he amplified it in his pursuit of Sydney. He not only loved an Old Fashion, but he was an old fashioned gentleman to the hilt.
While some aspects of the story were not a surprise, everything felt like it unfolded the way it was supposed to. The Becker men and their respective partners were the epitome of grace under pressure, even if they didn’t feel it. They closed out this chapter of their lives, and we can all continue on knowing that the Beckers are going to be okay. It was a lovely goodbye to the series!
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Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.
An alumna of the University of Central Florida, Kandi graduated with a double major in Creative Writing and Advertising/PR with a minor in Women’s Studies. She started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a diehard hopeless romantic, and likes to highlight all the challenges of love as well as the triumphs.
When Kandi isn’t writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys live music, traveling, anything heavy in carbs, beach days, movie marathons, craft beer and sweet wine — not necessarily in that order.
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