baseball

A-
Anything But Minor

Anything but Minor is the first story in Kate Stewart's Balls in Play series, a cheeky nod to the fact that it's centered on minor league baseball players who are also *ahem* 'players' in another sense of the word. This is my first book by this author, and in her acknowledgments she says that it's n ...

B-
Called Up

Jen Doyle brings us the second of her baseball-centric stories in Called Up, the story of two best friends who must deal with a host of complications when their ten-plus year old friendship suddenly takes a turn for the romantic. Max “Deke” Deacon is living the good life.  Owning a bar and m ...

C-
No One Like You

I have had this book for months and started reading it several times, then put it down for something more interesting. Then my daughter decided to get married and I had an excuse to leave it in my TBR pile. Well my daughter is safely wed and my excuses are no longer valid, so I knuckled under and fi ...

B
Whatever Life Throws At You

Julie Cross’s Whatever Life Throws At You straddles the line between Young Adult (the heroine is only seventeen) and New Adult (the characters have sex), making it hard to categorize. A wonky ending and a bit of slow pacing kept it from being an A read for me, but I can still recommend it for matu ...

B+
Out of His League

I’ve reviewed two other books by Ms. Parry, and her books continue to interest me; this is no exception. At its bare bones, the story seems trite: a successful woman doctor meets a star baseball player in a hospital. I thought I knew where this was going: she’s all brains, he’s all brawn, but ...

D
The Sweet Spot

I picked this book off our review list when I saw it was about a pro-baseball player. Baseball is one of the few sporting events I actually understand and really enjoy, so I was looking forward to spending my summer not just watching the sport but reading about it. I hadn’t read Stephanie Evanovic ...

B-
Dare You To

I read Katie McGarry’s Dare You To right on the heels of the book that preceded it, Pushing the Limits, because I couldn’t figure out how in the world McGarry could turn such a bitchy character as Beth Fisk into someone that I could root for. While I did eventually warm to the girl, I have to sa ...

D
Stealing Home

I’m not really the biggest baseball fan in the world (read: at all), but I like sports romances and was lured in by the cute cover of Stealing Home. As it turns out, I did like the pro baseball player hero - very much. But I certainly could have lived without the thief heroine with the giant chip ...

B-
Love, Hypothetically

If the love of your teenage life outs you to save himself from being outed and ostracized, would you ever be able to forgive him—even if he apologized over and over again, but never owned up publicly to what he did? That’s the question at the heart of Tenino’s second in the Theta Alpha Gamma s ...

C
Catch of a Lifetime

I expected to like this book. A lot. Not only does it feature an “older” heroine, but she’s a chef with an interesting background. With an ex-athlete as hero, it seemed made to order with seemed being the operative word. Add into the mix excessive information dumps, no real build-up of a relat ...