baseball

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Home in Carolina

Home in Carolina is the latest in Sherryl Woods’ Sweet Magnolia series set in the fictional town of Serenity, South Carolina. This entry features the reunion romance of a couple who appeared as teens earlier in the series. I enjoyed the visit to Serenity, but felt there were just too many secondar ...

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Slow Heat

I loved Double Play, the first entry in Ms. Shalvis’ Pacific Heat baseball series, so I was eagerly anticipating this next release, Slow Heat. I’m happy to report that it lived up to my expectations, and now I’m eagerly awaiting the next one.  When a woman goes to the press claiming to be ...

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Double Play

In Double Play we meet Holly Hutchins, a popular journalist whose latest series features the lives of the members of the Pacific Heat baseball team. Holly specializes in uncovering secrets and she thinks the biggest team secret may come from star pitcher Pace Martin - and his bum shoulder. Pace i ...

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Hot Property

There is certainly no shortage of athlete heroes in Romancelandia. Hot Property is the fourth in Carly Phillips' Hot Zone series, which centers around an athletic management company. You guessed it, the hero of this, like the others in the series, is an athlete – a baseball player, to be specific. ...

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Man of the Year

I love baseball and haven’t read a Harlequin American Romance in years, so when I saw Man of the Year on the list of books to be reviewed, I asked for it. Lisa Ruff’s debut novel turned out to be a pleasant read indeed. The Seattle Rainiers baseball team is not popular at all. Scandals over t ...

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Sizzling

Since reading Delicious, the first in this series, I have been anticipating Reid’s story and was delighted when I was given the opportunity to review this third installment in the Buchanan series. Not only does this book feature the bad boy of the Buchanans, it also offers the reader a different p ...

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My Fair Gentleman

When it comes to authors Missing In Action, I really miss Jan Freed. She wrote some of the best Harlequin Superromance titles ever including this Pygmalion inspired little gem – My Fair Gentleman. It’s one of my all-time favorite comfort reads and one of the books I simply must have on the deser ...

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Lucy Gets Her Life Back

Everything about Lucky Gets Her Life Back is so gosh-darned Family Friendly, I really wish I’d had a clue about what to expect before I started the book. It’s a tribute to Stef Ann Holm’s skill as a writer that I wound up largely enjoying a book I wouldn’t have touched if I’d known what a ...

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Playing for Keeps

I have read Karen Templeton before and enjoyed her, so I was glad to have the opportunity to review her newest, Playing for Keeps. At the very least, I knew the book would be readable and chock full of down-to-earth characters. Templeton has a knack for making the mundane details of the everyday com ...

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A Chance of Rainbows

I've been reading quite a few old 80s series romances lately, and enjoying the diversity in characters and subject matter that you don't really see anymore. Many of them either don't hold up over time or weren't very good to begin with, but every once in a while I come across a good one. A Chance of ...