Best Kind of Awkward, Collier's Creek by Becca Seymour

When the basketball coach and the player's dad meet, there is this instant attraction. Both guys have histories that keep both concerned about sharing. Best Kind of Awkward is the start of a new multi-author series, Collier's Creek.

From the blurb:

A new job, a move to a small town, and it takes less than ten seconds to get hung up on the delicious single dad wearing gray sweatpants.

In my defense, he has the whole… package.

He’s fun and generous, kind and intelligent. He also agrees to help me coach the new youth basketball team. Does it matter that he’s clueless about the game? Apparently not, since I’m keen to spend as much time with him as possible.

Will Evans is a little older, no doubt a lot wiser, and he’s also distracting in the best possible way.

But there’s something holding us back. It’s not our chemistry, as together we are combustible. Which means that, like me, Will’s not fully opening up. But you know what they say about secrets. They can get in the way of happiness, and if we’re not careful, they’re going to sneak up on us and destroy any possibility of a future we may have together.

With the support of our busybody neighbors, the cheers of the youth basketball team, and the unwavering conviction that we’re meant to be together, we’re reminded that true happiness lies in embracing our vulnerabilities and daring to love with our whole selves is always worth the risk.

Six couples, six low-angst romances, six reasons to fall in love…
Best Kind of Awkward is the first book in the multi-author series. Each book is stand-alone, but if you enjoy swoon-worthy romances set in a small town, then stay a while. You’ll fall in love with the men of Collier’s Creek.

Reedkaye's Review:

This is a warmhearted small town romance.  

Colton moved to town, taking a job as a science teacher. He gets involved in coaching the basketball team. When he asks for parent volunteers, Mav’s dad Will does so.

There is an instant attraction between coach and dad, but there are obstacles that keep getting in the way. It gets pretty entertaining when Colton’s lap dance brings in such a high bid. Will’s partner adds intensity to the story. 

This is really a moving story centering on all the history both guys have and the appeal all the characters bring to it.

Rating: 4 Stars

Heather's Review:

Launching another multi-author series, Best Kind of Awkward is a small town story with instant attraction, coach/parent vibes and a little bit of broken communication... it's got a good mix of mild angst and good connection.  It's a quick read and a good introduction to the Collier's Creek world.  I love Mav as a side character and the chemistry between Will and Colton.

I love these multi-author series because we get to see different glimpses of authors we know and also have the opportunity to find new-to-us authors too!  Looking forward to seeing who else is finding love in Collier's Creek

Rating: 4 Stars

Best Kind of Awkward is available to buy as an ebook, paperback, or to read with Kindle Unlimited subscription.