Hardball

Hardball

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by V.K. Sykes
     
 

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…  See more details below

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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 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

ISBN-13:
2940016694269
Publisher:
V.K. Sykes
Publication date:
04/21/2013
Series:
The Philadelphia Patriots , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
50,627
File size:
1 MB

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Hardball 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 100 reviews.
JamesterCK More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
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This was an interesting book. I liked it very much. I haven't read many sports romance before. Good job. J... :-@
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AMR_Rescue More than 1 year ago
Learned quite a lot about ice hockey and the drama was great.
Morlana More than 1 year ago
Liked the book enough to go buy the series everyone wrote about.
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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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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I really liked how it all played out. Fun to read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoying the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute romance!