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Take Me Out
     

Take Me Out

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by Elley Arden, Alicia Hunter Pace, Leslie P. Garcia, Bea Moon
 

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The crack of the bat, the roar of the crowd . . . Four rising star authors celebrate the love of the game with these sweet and seductive baseball romances.

Trade Off by Elley Arden: Traded and jaded, catcher Ben Border is considering stepping out from behind the plate. Then he runs into former flame Scarlett Dare. Turns out the sexy marketing executive

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The crack of the bat, the roar of the crowd . . . Four rising star authors celebrate the love of the game with these sweet and seductive baseball romances.

Trade Off by Elley Arden: Traded and jaded, catcher Ben Border is considering stepping out from behind the plate. Then he runs into former flame Scarlett Dare. Turns out the sexy marketing executive still sends him into a fever pitch. But is she willing to trade Fortune 500 success for a happily ever after?

Slugger Gone South by Alicia Hunter Pace: When New York Yankee Marc MacNeal comes to Merritt, Alabama, for a charity golf tournament, he’s shocked to be reunited with his ex-fiancee Bailey Watkins. It could be the perfect chance to get some long-awaited closure—or the start of a whole new ball game . . .

That Ol’ Team Spirit by Bea Moon: Someone’s haunting the Sharks’ stadium and creating some major league mischief. So psychic Peg Noonan and her granddaughter Trish are determined to discover who’s menacing their concessions stand. With the help of Trish’s high school love, sportswriter Rob Hanks, they just might have a ghost of a (second) chance.

Safe at Home by Leslie P. Garcia: Amanda Warner hates baseball, but knows it’ll take a swing for the fences to save her dad’s hardware store. Hoping his star power will bring the crowds in, she sets her sights on Scorpions’ All-Star Josh “Hotstuff” Arrevalos brings unexpected surprises. But is her heart ready to play ball again?

Sensuality Level: Sensual

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
12/01/2013
In "Tradeoff," Arden spins a tale about Ben and Scarlett, trying to find new passions as work and home become less than enjoyable. "Slugger Gone South," by Alicia Hunter Pace, brings Yankee Marc to Alabama for a celebrity golf tournament and inadvertent run-in with his former fiancée. Amanda is struggling to keep her family business afloat in Leslie P. Garcia's "Safe at Home" and turns to local sports hero Josh for a celebrity endorsement. In "That Ol' Team Spirit," by Bea Moon, high school sweethearts reunite to right a wrong from decades earlier. VERDICT Baseball-loving romance readers will gravitate toward this title; for anyone who appreciates variety and quick tales. [Xpress Reviews, 11/1/13.]—Kellie Tilton, Univ. of Cincinnati Blue Ash

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440573781
Publisher:
Adams Media
Publication date:
10/28/2013
Series:
Crimson Romance
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
779,387
File size:
355 KB

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Meet the Author

USA TODAY bestselling author Alicia Hunter Pace is the writing team of Stephanie Jones and Jean Hovey. Stephanie lives in Jasper, Alabama, where she teaches sixth grade. She is a native Alabamian who likes football, Civil War history, and people who follow the rules. She is happy to provide a list of said rules to anyone who needs them. Jean, a former public librarian, lives in Decatur, Alabama, with her husband in a hundred-year-old house that always wants something from her. She likes to cook but has discovered the joy of Mrs. Paul’s fish fillets since becoming a writer. Find Alicia Hunter Pace at AliciaHunterPace.com, on Facebook, and on Twitter @AliciaHPace.

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Take Me Out 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These-Pretty-Words More than 1 year ago
Half and Half Trade Off by Elley Arden My favorite of this collection! Ben’s sweetness and charm just shine through the words on the page, and Scarlett’s shift from all-business to woman-in-love keeps you invested in the story. I didn’t want to put it down! Maybe it’s because I check the same box as these two, but there was something so refreshing about reading a romance in which the main couple are both a bit more *ahem* mature. I will definitely be looking for more work from Elley. Slugger Gone South by Alicia Hunter Pace I’m feeling a bit wobbly about this story. While the writing is beautiful and the characters solidly true throughout, the amount of anger Marc brings to the story made me uncomfortable. He and Bailey have a rough start but end up snuggled in a closet at the end, so I guess Marc’s anger shouldn’t bother me…but it does. I fully admit this has more to do with my perceptions than with the book itself. While I probably wouldn’t read this story again, I would definitely check out more by this author. Safe at Home by Leslie P. Garcia If this was a stand-alone novella, I’d give it two stars. While Amanda is an interesting character, Josh is inconsistent and not very note-worthy. The pacing is a tad slow and the plot a bit of a stretch. That Ol’ Team Spirit by Bea Moon Nothing about this particular story could keep my attention. There was a huge focus on the mystery surrounding the death of a ball player decades before with very little time left for the rekindled romance between Trish and Rob. Both characters came off immature and angry and just…not very likeable. I skimmed the last third and nothing I read made me want to go back and restart. It’s just not my style. Overall I’d rate this book three stars. While the last two stories didn’t really make me stay up late reading, the first two were well done. I’ll definitely be looking into more books/stories by Elley Arden and Alicia Hunter Pace.