Better Than First

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Nothing will distract Isla Flores from her Paralympic goals.

Her world is work and training, nothing else matters. When her coach and best friend Duncan challenges her to make a 10-item bucket list, she’s forced to think about life off the track. 

The more time she spends with Duncan, the more value she sees in everyday life…and love.

Duncan Schmitz went from homelessness to his dream job as a youth pastor.

The only problem is that he’s loved Isla from afar for as long as he can remember. He’s taken it upon himself to remind her what life is like off the track. And maybe also remind her he’s not just her coach, but the one who’s cared about her the longest.

Get this sweet, heart-warming, friends-to-lovers romance by best-selling author Kari Trumbo that sounds like a Hallmark movie.

1 review for Better Than First

  1. Patricia Reichardt

    Beautiful story!
    This may be a Christmas romance, but the moral of the story is throughout all time! Duncan and Isla have been best friends for years. Isla is determined to follow her dream, but Duncan poses a different plan. Let’s do 12 things you want on your bucket list in the next 12 days. I loved this idea, think out of the box and not place all of your hopes in one place. All through the story, we feel their love for each other, but each is hesitant to say anything. But with a major twist, and some planning, we do have a wonderful ending to this inspirational romance. I want to say that I love Kari Trumbo’s writings. She is a master at including messages in her stories that are somewhat forgotten in today’s rushed world. Duncan’s character is full of hope and love, helping kids who need attention is a trait that I love to see. Emmalyn Miles narrates the story beautifully and it’s a listen good for any time of year!

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