Spring Training [NOOK Book]

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For baseball superstar Garrett Donovan, his contract with the New York Empire baseball team meant he’d finally have the means to secure a future for his family. He should focus on that…not on the sassy, beautiful Jessa Montgomery — or what she looks like naked. Getting involved with the daughter of the Empire’s owner would be career suicide. Jessa is a distraction he can’t afford.

Her father had warned her never to get involved with his ...
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Spring Training

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Overview

For baseball superstar Garrett Donovan, his contract with the New York Empire baseball team meant he’d finally have the means to secure a future for his family. He should focus on that…not on the sassy, beautiful Jessa Montgomery — or what she looks like naked. Getting involved with the daughter of the Empire’s owner would be career suicide. Jessa is a distraction he can’t afford.

Her father had warned her never to get involved with his athletes, so his request that she keep an eye on his new star player came straight out of left field. The last thing Jessa needs is another spoiled, egotistical ball player to deal with. But Garrett is none of those things. His no-nonsense attitude and smooth Southern charm make her blood burn and her knees weak. Giving into temptation, she is consumed by the pleasure she finds in Garrett’s arms.

Jessa wants to protect his career. Garrett won’t let anything get in the way of their passion.

A passion that could cost him everything.
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Editorial Reviews

Amazon - Book Chick
4 Stars: "Ms. Kincade did a magnificent job delivering a story that was full of sweet and sexy moments...a lot of sexy moments. Romance enthusiasts will absolutely enjoy this story. But fair warning, keep a fan and a cool drink of water handy. This one is a scorcher."
Night Owl Reviews
Top Pick - 4 1/2 Stars: "Spring Training is filled with emotion...Kincade does it just right by merging that theme with some sizzling sex."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016441788
  • Publisher: Parker Kincade
  • Publication date: 5/20/2013
  • Series: Game On , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 72,448
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Parker Kincade is an award-winning erotic romance author of The Martin Family Series. Her first novel, One Night Stand, won the category of Best Erotic Romance in the Celtic Hearts Romance Writers Golden Claddagh contest and was named finalist in the Romance Writers of America/Passionate Ink Stroke of Midnight contest.

Parker lives in the southern United States with her husband, children and beloved boxer sidekick. She loves reading, playing golf, spending time with her family and friends, ice cream from the ice cream truck, taking her dog to the park and watching old musicals.

To find Parker online:

www.parkerkincade.com
www.parkerkincade.blogspot.com
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www.twitter.com/parkerkincade
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2014

    Not quite right....

    The author is talented but in this instance the sex overshadowed the story... IMO... There was a story to be told but it got to a point where the story was secondary to the sex... I do like hot sex but I also look for a good strong story and strong characters who engage in other ways than in the bedroom (or wherever else they might be).. I am currently reading a trilogy of Ms. Kincade's books and I think the balance between the story and the sex is better...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    Zixzan to moon

    Silverfang is locked out of here ggo to result four

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    Moon

    She cringed at the thought. "When I was younger...." It came out half growled. She tensed,

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 19, 2013

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    Jessa Montgomery is the daughter of the owner of the New York Em

    Jessa Montgomery is the daughter of the owner of the New York Empire baseball team. She has spent the biggest part of her life on the field and her knowledge of baseball and stats rival that of the best of them.  Currently she works for her father in New York.  He's always told her to stay away from the players and has forbidden her to get involved, which kind of confuses her when he asks her to go to Tampa for 2 weeks to babysit their newest addition to the team, "Golden Boy Garrett Donovan."  What Jessa didn't expect was to be so attracted to him.  Though she has pegged him for a spoiled rich boy, Garrett is anything but that, a fact she soon finds out.  Garrett is hot, has that southern charm and smile, is very dominant, and isn't afraid to go head-to-head with Jessa about anything.  What did throw Garrett for a loop is how attracted he was to Jessa, even though everyone knows you don't mess with the owner's daughter.  Try as they may they can't stay away from each other and a hot romance ensues, but even though Garrett is her father's favorite new rookie, will he be left unscathed and still have a job if word of their romance gets out, and what will happen to Jessa in the fallout of it all?




    I love sports themed romances, so when I read the synopsis, I was immediately drawn to this book.  The premise for the story is great and I did enjoy it.   I liked both Jessa and Garrett's characters, especially Garrett.  The romance/sex was hot and steamy, and is definitely not something for those under 18.  While the romance was hot, it was the primary focus of the book for about the first two-thirds, and though the book is a light read, it got kind of redundant and I became a little bored at that point, wanting more angst and actual baseball-centered aspects of the story.  About two-thirds in though, that part of the story picked up and became much more interesting, which I was glad about, as Garrett and Jessa dealt not only with the professional aspect of their relationship, but Jessa also had to deal with some issues with her father that had shaped the way she thought of herself, and both of them had to come to terms with the way they felt about each other and what that meant in the long run.  I enjoyed the interaction with the secondary characters in the book, especially Garrett's friend and teammate Tyler.  I was pleased with the way the story ended also.  Spring Training was a light read that I enjoyed, especially once the story line picked up in the latter portion of the book, adding that much needing aspect that kept your interest and made the book about more than just repeated sexual encounters, and I was glad I kept reading until I got to that point  It is very hot and steamy and very adult, and is inappropriate for younger readers, but if you enjoy that type of story, then Spring Training would be a great beach or weekend read.  

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  • Posted September 10, 2013

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    **This book was part of a blog tour I was given a copy for my ho

    **This book was part of a blog tour I was given a copy for my honest review

    Jessa has practically grown up on the baseball field; her father owns the New York Empires and has taught her everything she needs to know. Her father has a strict role of her not dating any of the players, so when he sends her to baby-sit his newest "golden boy" she expects to meet a spoiled, rich boy who she will constantly have to do damage control for. Instead she meets Garrett, Garrett is happy to finally be able to stop worrying and take care of his family and their future. Once he meets Jessa he wants her and while the two of them don't want to risk his career, they may find out that the passion that burns hot between them is more important than anything else. This book was good; the chemistry between the two main characters was off the charts hot. Jessa is a bit of a tomboy and I liked that, she has some insecurities from being the only child with no mom and thinking her father wished she was a boy I thought that was realistic and played into the conflict that happens latter in the book. Garrett is not the ladies’ man that people think he is he is a sweet man who is trying to do right by his family. I loved him, he had the most to lose and yet he really pushed for more knowing it could ruin him. The love scenes between the two of them were hot and plentiful about halfway through the book I started to get a bit bored with the book because as good as those scenes were, I wanted more. The author gave me the more that I needed not long after I started getting restless, the pace of the book picked up a bit and I was once again rooting for this couple to make it. Overall Spring Training is a good light read with plenty of spice and a group of adorable characters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2013

    Sexy and sweet

    This book was by far both absolutly loved it:)

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  • Posted September 8, 2013

    Rating 4.5 When Garrett Donovan landed a contract with the New

    Rating 4.5

    When Garrett Donovan landed a contract with the New York Empire baseball team - it was not just a dream come true but it’s a means of security for the future of the family he left in Mississippi. Being the only male left in the family, their future is his burden to bear. He didn’t have time to date, get drunk, and have sex. He focused himself on practices and playing on the field – until the beautiful Jessa Montgomery decided to grace their Spring Training. She’s sexy, hot, love the game and fun to be with – totally lethal combination for him. He knew he should not get involve with her. He was just going to get himself into trouble.

    Being the only child and daughter of the Empire’s owner was not a piece of cake for Jessa Montgomery. At a young age, instead of having parties and dating boys, she spent it with her father on the stadium learning about baseball. Although she spent her days with a lot of men, her father had warned her to never get involved with his players. So when he requested her to babysit his new star player, she was surprised. It was a waste of her time for her to guard another spoiled, egotistical ball player when she has a lot on her plate. But Garrett proved to be different: he’s a responsible guy who’s sexy as hell, cares about his family and is great in bed. Jessa knew being with her would cause him trouble, she wants nothing but protect his career for the people he loved the most. Garret, on the other hand, wants Jessa – whatever it takes, even if it would cost him his career. 

    Their relationship was a whirlwind, roller-coaster affair that is set to crash once her father or anyone knew what they were doing. BUT!!! I adore the two characters – Garrett for being a responsible son and someone who was willing to fight and take the risk for love and Jessa for trying to do what she thought was best for Garrett. I just knew what her father was up to – it wasn’t nice; nevertheless, they found each other. 


    Spring Training is a short read. Although their relationship had my head aches because of the constant on-off status (they couldn’t seem to decide if what they were doing is right or not), I finished it in one sitting and I was craving for more baseball hottie! If you want to read something light, short, sweet and steamy, with hot baseball players and forbidden romance – Spring Training might be the right one for you!

    *ARC Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2013

    Palec

    A boy wearing black robes walks in. Hi im Palec.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2013

    Just Okay

    This book had lots of potential. For a 400 pages book, I thought the characters were not well developed. Too much use of the f*^$k word. The writing was choppy. The second half of the book was better.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2013

    Loved it

    ## Oh, how I loved this book. I enjoyed "One Night Stand".and thought I'd give this a try. Fyi, this book is not really about baseball. It is about a baseball player. One who isn't a man-slut! Thank you so much for that Ms. Kincade. God, I'm so tired of reading about men who've bedded so many women they can't keep track. It's gotten really old. Ergo, this story is so refreshing. There is only a minor conflict but it's a marvelous read nonetheless. And it never hurts when the hero is hot!

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  • Posted May 24, 2013

    My Thoughts: This book was provided by the author for an honest

    My Thoughts:
    This book was provided by the author for an honest review.

    Let me begin my review by saying that I was pleasantly surprised while reading this story. I have read a few "sports" romances that were a bit on the dull and technical side. Technical + romance = DNF for me. I think that authors struggle with making the story authentic so they fill it with a lot of sports-related jargon that I frankly have no interest in.

    Well, Ms. Kincade did not disappoint with this sexy sports tale. The story was witty and fresh and most importantly, for me, not boring at all. Oh, quite the contrary. This story was very sexy! I had to stop and fan my face a couple of times. It was not heavily laden with sports talk but focused more on the romance between the male and female protagonist. Yay! Win!

    I absolutely loved Jessa and Garrett. Jessa was sassy and Garrett was tempting and their passion burned bright and fast in a way that was completely palatable to the reader.

    Jessa Montgomery was the daughter of TJ Montgomery, owner of the New York Empire baseball team. As a child with a deceased mother, Jessa became her father's shadow and lived, slept, and ate baseball. As an adult, she worked for her father behind the scenes ensuring that this team functioned like clockwork -- almost secreting herself from the world in the process.

    After recruiting a rookie player with a significant high-dollar value, TJ asked Jessa to shadow him to make sure that he stayed out of trouble during spring training. Little did Jessa know that that one mandate from her father would change her life forever. Garrett Donovan was a sexy as sin baseball player who instantly set Jessa on fire with his gaze. Jessa is shocked by her utterly visceral reaction to the man. But, egos, on both sides, get in the way and their first meeting ends in a verbal sparring match. Can you say foreplay? ... LOL Problem: Jessa's father has instilled in her that she should never get involved with any of this players. Well, she tried...she really did try........for like a whole two seconds. However, lust and desire became all consuming between Jessa and Garrett and love grows out of passion that was never meant to be.

    Ms. Kincade did a magnificent job delivering a story that was full of sweet and sexy moments...a lot of sexy moments. Romance enthusiasts will absolutely enjoy this story. But fair warning, keep a fan and a cool drink of water handy. This one is a scorcher.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2013

    HOT!!!!!!!

    Loved it.

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