Covering All the Bases

Covering All the Bases

by Jody Holford

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Talk about a wild day... As if being summoned to the deathbed of a grandfather she didn’t know existed wasn’t enough––Isla Bennett meets the man of her dreams. Spends an amazing day playing tourist around Nashville with him. And then finds out she’s inherited the Nashville Slammers major league baseball team. Oh, and her new dream man? He’s the Slammers’ star power hitter. Isla just went from amazing first date to holy heck I’m your boss in the span of a day.

Liam Cruz can’t believe how refreshing it was to spend a day with someone who didn’t know his batting average, the size of his last contract, or heck, even that he’s a baseball player. Now Isla’s thrust into the spotlight, and though she’s more than capable of handling herself professionally, he takes it upon himself to teach her everything he can about the game that is his whole life. But they’ll have to keep it on the DL.

Because doing what’s best for the team means they can never be together––and that might be the toughest play of all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640638037
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 06/10/2019
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 162,696
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Jody Holford has a soft spot for happily ever after, in what she reads and what she writes. She's a huge fan of Rainbow Rowell, Nora Roberts, Carly Phillips, Rachel Gibson, Sophia Kinsella, and Emily Giffen. Her stories blend a bit of heat and humor with a lot of heart. She lives in British Columbia, Canada with her husband and two daughters.

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Covering All the Bases 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous 9 days ago
I really liked the premise of this book: a woman, Isla Bennett, discovers that she has a grandfather she didn’t know anything about. He has just died and left her a professional baseball team. She knows zilch about baseball and her father is trying to pressure her to sell the team to him. She’s facing a skeptical press and an antagonistic GM of the team. I wanted to read about how Isla figured things out and came to master the challenge. Instead of having the story being about that, it was about her growing romance with Liam Cruz, the star player on the team. She met him the night before she found out that she had inherited the team and didn’t know he was a professional baseball player. They’d been attracted to each other, but now fear that they can’t explore that attraction since she is now his boss. I can understand that such a romance would get a lot of public attention and maybe cause problems in the clubhouse. Liam and Isla try to resist their attraction for about...20 minutes. Then they start seeing each other and kissing on the baseball field. No reader would be surprised that their romance stays hidden. I found the resolution of that problem unsatisfying and ended the book wishing that the author had spent more time on Isla, the novice team owner, rather than the ditzy woman who lets her growing romance distract her from that job. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book that I received from Netgalley; however, the opinions are my own and I did not receive any compensation for my review.
beckymmoe 14 days ago
Such an adorable read! I really enjoyed Liam and Isla's story. I'm not a huge fan of baseball--neither is Isla, before she inherits a baseball team!--but of course you don't have to be to enjoy a baseball romance :) Isla and Liam have incredible chemistry together, and even when they know and you know that they really shouldn't be together it's hard to argue with exactly how good they are together. Even when you know it's all going to blow up at some point... And blow up it does, of course. The black moment is really, really black, and for a while there it does look like all is going to be lost. But Ms. Holford has a few things up her sleeve and manages to pull an HEA out of the depths of despair, giving us an absolutely adorable ending and epilogue. I can't wait to see where the rest of this series is going! Rating: 4 stars / A- I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Lori-Gonzo 14 days ago
To say I loved this book would be putting it mildly. I loved Liam and Isla from the beginning of this story to the end. They were magical and instantly connected. Laughter and complete cuteness abounded with not only Liam and Isla but also his family and her best friend. The supporting characters seemed to rally around Isla and gave her what she truly needed. So if you are looking for an ultra sweet, feel good, true love kind of story that leaves you with a smile on your face, then this is a great one for you. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher through Netgalley.
Mamapeachie 14 days ago
I love sports romances and this book was a fun journey. I loved Liam and Isla and how they struggle with their attraction to each other. Isla deserves to have a group of people on her side as she battles her bully of a dad. I appreciated the immersion into the Nashville community. I received an Advanced Readers Copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I will look for other books by this author as I enjoyed her writing style and felt invested in the characters as the story progressed.
Bette313 14 days ago
Excellent sweet read that is filled with humor and a fun romance. Isla and Liam are great characters with a wonderful meet-cute. When the whirlwind of Isla's life wraps them up and leaves them on opposite side of the baseball diamond life really gets complicated and a whole lot of fun. I wanted these two together from the very beginning and I loved how their story unfolded. Definitely one for the must read list.
Laura_F 15 days ago
Talk about a wild ride!! Thinking back on all of the books I've read by this author, I don't think a single one was a sports romance. I'm a casual baseball fan and I loved that Isla had to be taught EVERYTHING about the team she just inherited. 'They're going to bring home the cup!' I swear I died!! Isla and Liam were absolutely perfect together. Even when they were attempting to just be friends, they were supportive and understanding. Isla comes from an awful family and I hated every single second that she had to interact with them but Liam's family was the perfect opposites of them: kind, loving, helpful. I loved that friendships were building all around and a new family was created. This is an awesome start to this series and I'm so looking forward to what might come next!!
Anonymous 15 days ago
This is a relatively new author for me and I really enjoyed this story, it is fast paced and interesting from start to finish. I received a copy from Netgalley and I am voluntarily leaving my own honest opinion
FizzaYounis 15 days ago
I loved it! It's a very well-written, sweet, and romantic story. I loved all the characters and I think it has enough angst to make things interesting. I enjoyed every minute of it and I believe it to be a must read for contemporary romance lovers. If you like baseball and sports in general then that's an added bonus. I'm not so just skimmed through the sports aspect of it. Other than that it was an enjoyable read for me.
SaraOxo 15 days ago
Covering All Bases by Jody Holford a five-star read that will smash you out of the park. This was my first read by this author, but it won’t be the last, I enjoyed the writing and the story. Sweet and romantic with a good plot and enough drama to make it grip. Isla Bennett was a great character, she showed us just how strong a true woman can be. There was just something about her that I immediately warmed to. Liam Cruz was a man of many hidden talents, a friend, a baller, a family man and a man who skirts the truth. Most of all he is a man who will show many how a true family man will show how much love there can be in family. This was a great story and I will definitely be going back to read the rest of the love of the game series, as I adored this stand-alone and this one was easily read as stand-alone.
mamalovestoread22 15 days ago
Isla Bennett has never had a choice about how to live her life, her manipulative father had it all planned out for her and it was his way or nothing. For years he has ruled her life with an iron fist, and kept her in the dark when it came to her family. She never knew that she had a grandfather that loved her, or that he owned a baseball team...until now. When she learns that he has has passed away and left the ownership of his team in her hands, she knows she needs to head to Nashville. Of course her father has his opinions about what she should do with it, but for once in her life she is taking matters into her own hands, and making her own decisions. But nothing could have prepared her for what she finds in Nashville... What you find waiting for you between the pages of Covering All the Bases is certain to keep you captivated from beginning to end. Between the family drama, and the developing relationship between Isla and Liam, there is a lot to get wrapped up in. The words are engaging and heartfelt and the characters come with a real feel quality that make them very easy to connect to. I really enjoyed this one, it tugged on the heartstrings and left me with an unshakable smile! If you are in the mood for a feel good story with bits of steam then I highly recommend you take a chance on this one, it's just what you need! I requested an advanced copy of this title from the publisher, via NetGalley request, and I am voluntarily leaving my honest opinion.
Lashea677 15 days ago
Time just flew by. I am utterly in love Isla and Liam. Holford draws from the adage that good things can happen to good people. Isla is proof of that. In one day, her whole life changes. Then she falls in love and her happiness starts to unravel. Liam is the man, She's waited her whole life to find. Too bad, she's his boss. Covering All The Bases hit a homerun for me. My heart says a repeat performance is in order.