Hardball [NOOK Book]

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After years of hard work and keeping her nose firmly to the grindstone, Dr. Holly Bell has finally achieved her dream: a position as a pediatric surgeon at a prestigious teaching hospital. Children’s lives rest in her skilled hands. That means total dedication to her work and her patients without letting anything or anyone get in the way. And a hot affair with a superstar athlete is most definitely getting in Holly’s way.

Nate Carter, star ...
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Hardball

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Overview

After years of hard work and keeping her nose firmly to the grindstone, Dr. Holly Bell has finally achieved her dream: a position as a pediatric surgeon at a prestigious teaching hospital. Children’s lives rest in her skilled hands. That means total dedication to her work and her patients without letting anything or anyone get in the way. And a hot affair with a superstar athlete is most definitely getting in Holly’s way.

Nate Carter, star pitcher for the Philadelphia Patriots, has the world in the palm of his baseball glove. He’s at the height of his game, a west coast team is about to lure him with even greater riches, and the most gorgeous women in town are in full pursuit. Nate has everything he wants, or at least he thinks he does, until he meets the beautiful and brainy Dr. Holly Bell. He’s totally up for a hot affair, and Holly turns out to be the hottest.

But will Holly be willing to play his game? When the lovely doctor starts changing the rules, Nate realizes he just might be playing for keeps.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016694269
  • Publisher: V.K. Sykes
  • Publication date: 4/21/2013
  • Series: The Philadelphia Patriots , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 3,309
  • File size: 5 MB

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  • Posted August 21, 2011

    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, 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!

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2012

    Very Good!

    First off...there were 695 pages and I think Fastball was meant to be read first (I wish I would have known that)! I really enjoyed this book and the writing style. It provided honest and realistic situations and feelings. I definetly look forward to reading more from this author!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2013

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2014

    Romance. Huh.

    How do you use the question mark. Reply asap

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2013

    jraubenolt@yahoo.com

    Friend me

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 20, 2013

    Very exciting

    Learned quite a lot about ice hockey and the drama was great.

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  • Posted March 20, 2013

    Liked the book enough to go buy the series everyone wrote about.

    Liked the book enough to go buy the series everyone wrote about.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2013

    Awesome

    I actually book the 3 book series and loved every minute of reading better then 50 Shades writing and story line. Not to mention all 3 books together are 5602 pages long. You wont be disappointed...Get reading!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2013

    This is book 2!

    So I didn't realize that this was book 2 of 3 in a series. I don't recall it stating it anywhere and I usually watch for that. But when I went to buy book 1 and 3, I noticed that you can buy all 3 books for only $.99! If I would have bought them individually, I would have paid over $6! It was a great, fast read! Loved the characters and the drama-filled storyline!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2013

    Awesome!

    Loved this book, loved the characters, loved the suspense and romance. Definately recommend.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2013

    Really Good Book

    I really liked how it all played out. Fun to read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2013

    Enjoyable

    Enjoying the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2013

    Cute romance!

    Cute romance!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2013

    Good read

    Fast pace read. Predictable plot. Enjoyable read.

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  • Posted February 12, 2013

    Wonderful book

    A wonderful book. Couldnt put it down!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2013

    Pretty Good

    Great overall read. The ending was a bit abrupt. I would have liked some follow up after the last scene.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2013

    CUTE!!

    I really enjoyed Nate & Holly's story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Anonymous

    Good read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Great

    Autbor does a wonderful job of writing with supense love and adventure all mixed together really a great book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Loved this book

    I did not to put it down. But i do wish it was longer.

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