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Hardball

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

The cover alone would have made me want to read this book!

I confess, I don't usually read just straight romance books; I prefer paranormal romance or romantic suspense. This book sounded like such a fun read I couldn't turn it down. Plus, it actually does end up having some suspense elements to it that I wasn't expecting! Also...
I confess, I don't usually read just straight romance books; I prefer paranormal romance or romantic suspense. This book sounded like such a fun read I couldn't turn it down. Plus, it actually does end up having some suspense elements to it that I wasn't expecting! Also, did you SEE that book cover?! The only word that comes to mind is H-O-T! I was able to relate and connect with both of the main characters, Holly and Nate, but perhaps not as much as I would have liked. Nate was a really down-to-earth guy, despite the fact that he was a famous baseball player; not stuck up at all and not especially full of himself. Holly was a pedatric surgeon; I like that she was a successful, confident female lead. She was completely independent and obviously very smart. There were times she annoyed me with her insecurities when it came to Nate, but at the same time I could totally understand where she was coming from. I enjoyed the characters and seeing their relationship develop. The story overall was interesting; in addition to finding herself smitten with Nate, Holly also has to deal with the beligerant and menacing parent of a sick child she is caring for. That definitely adds a few tense moments, especially when she suspects that he doesn't have his son's best interests in mind. Also, the sex scenes were very steamy, but they didn't take up the whole book like sometimes happens with romances. felt like sometimes the dialogue (mostly on Holly's part) seemed a little awkward, where I found myself saying "Do people actually talk like that?" I also had trouble with the fact that the first few times Holly meets Nate she's really insecure and somewhat shy, as she was wondering why he wanted to spend time with her. Then on their first "date", she turns into kind of a sex kitten. It didn't really jive with how I expected Holly to act in that situation. I would say sizzle. Holly and Nate definitely had a connection from the beginning and as I said before, it made for some extremely hot and steamy sex scenes. They were really good together, yet I felt like Holly moved way too fast in the relationship considering they hadn't been seeing each other very long. Maybe that's why I felt like I connected better with Nate in the long run. Overall though they made a cute couple and had some great chemistry. Overall, I didn't enjoy this book quite as much as I was hoping, but I chalk that up to the fact that I'm not really a big fan of this kind of romance. Regardless, I did like the book. If you like hot male baseball players, steamy romance, and some suspense then this book is perfect for you!

posted by JamesterCK on August 21, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Nate is a coward

Unappealing "hero". Contrived situation for ending with "danger" forcing Nate to realize he loves her. Real worthwhile love doesn't require drama for an epiphany. Wasted money.

posted by 8509126 on February 2, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2013

    Avid reader

    Great story, great charaters! What more can i say. LOVED IT!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2013

    YUMMY!!!

    Oh YUM! Holly and Nate give us another sexy baseball story. This is a very hot and sweet story and is a hard one to put down. It looks like the husband and wife writing collaboration under the authors name gives us a great blend of both the male and female point of view. Great 695 page read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2013

    Great read

    The characters in the book was great. If you're really looking for a good romance book with a lot of drama this is it. Loved it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2013

    Love it

    Great love story, would recomend

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2013

    Great read

    I loved this book. Nice story not over done.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

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    A good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2013

    Free read

    Good plot

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  • Posted February 2, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Excellent book!

    Fast-paced, quick dialogue and charming characters - what more could you ask for? I will definitely read more from this husband and wife writing team, they work well together.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2013

    Worth reading

    Good character and plot development. Enjoyed reading it. Enjoyed the banter between the main characters.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2013

    What a great read!!! Fantastic plot and well written. 600+ pages

    What a great read!!! Fantastic plot and well written. 600+ pages. This book was so worth the time. Highly recommended!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2013

    Long

    Good 680 pages

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2013

    very good,really enjoyed this read.

    very good,really enjoyed this read.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2013

    Absolutely loved it!

    Loved this book...... so wish it was a series. It had just the right amount of everything- love, sex, issues, suspense. It was a great read.....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2013

    Great read!

    Loved it! Good romantic and sexy story

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2013

    cute

    This story is eell worth the five stars, very good book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2013

    Excellent book

    Wonderful

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2013

    Great read

    Good romance, good drama.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    Good read!

    Wish i would of known about the prequel to this book before reading this one but i really enjoyef the book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2013

    Loved it!

    Very good book- wish i would have kniwn it had a prequel "fastball" before reading this one still very good read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    Awful....

    Too long and too slow. I couldn't even finish the book. I gave up at page 425. The book is almost 700 pages. I'm usually fine with longer books as long as there is something happening. I tried 3 different times to get into the book. Glad it was free.

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