by V.K. Sykes

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BN ID: 2940155158752
Publisher: V.K. Sykes
Publication date: 05/08/2013
Series: Philadelphia Patriots
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 220,217
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

V.K. is a wife/husband writing team—Vanessa Kelly and Randall Sykes—who write romantic suspense and single title contemporary romance. When Vanessa’s not writing as V.K., she slips into a telephone booth and emerges as Vanessa Kelly, author of sizzling hot Regency romance novels for Kensington Publishing. Her first novel, Mastering the Marquess, hit the shelves in April 2009. You can check out Vanessa’s books and other fun stuff at

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Curveball 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
jemMR More than 1 year ago
I should probably start this review by stating that I am not in fact a sports fan, however, this did not actually spoil my enjoyment of the book so you shouldn't really let that put you off in any way if you, like me, have not the first clue about sports. That being said there were occasions I googled things, mainly so I could have the right image in my head as I read. Taylor and Ryan are great characters both individually and throughout their interactions in the book. In fact, all the characters, no matter how big a role they played were great in their own way, I either loved them or hated them but I definitely always had an opinion of them. For the most part, I hated Taylor's family, whilst understanding why she felt she had to put up with them. Ryan's daughter also came across very well, a slightly troubled girl with amazing depth that in some ways catapulted me straight back to my own teen years. Although the book is definitely not YA the portrayal of the teenage angst was really well done and totally relate-able even if (like me) you haven't actually been a teen for a while. Ryan is do dedicated to his job and family that I just wanted thing to go right for him it never seemed to happen though, I was sitting thinking right okay let things go okay now he's had enough but in actual fact there was never more thrown at him that would seem unrealistic, its just that I really wanted him to be given a break. Taylor is also a likeable character, even working in a very male-dominated world she remains down to earth and humble, she doesn't use her gender to get her things but also doesn't really come across as one of the guys. She has her own identity and although she is flawed and has some confidence issues you do see growth throughout the book for her. The story overall flowed really well, it didn't leave you hanging nor did it get to halfway and felt like it had concluded to the extent you knew something had to happen to break up the monotony, everything that happened fit well into the story, there weren't pages of random fillers, however the story did have twists I certainly didn't see coming. This was a good engaging story suitable not only for sports fans but also anyone who is a fan of a good will-they-won't-they romance book.
mariacstanowhite More than 1 year ago
I've loved this serious from the first book and this one definitely does not disappoint, I loved the characters Taylor and Ryan. Great read. Highly recommended.    
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been waiting on the next book and missed when it came out. However, I found it and am happy to say it was just as fantastic as the others in the series.
Faerie-bookworm More than 1 year ago
Good story, strong character development and very sweet ending. Title: Curveball Author: V.K. Sykes Genre: Contemporary Romance Format: Ebook Pages: 357 Rating: 4 Setting: Philadelphia Main Characters: Taylor and Ryan Supporting Characters: Dembinski, Devon Summary: Taylor has finally landed her dream job, Assistant General Manager for the Patriots, with an even bigger dream of becoming The General Manager for the team. In pursuit of a first baseman Taylor meets her fancrush, Ryan, in the hopes that he will be willing to play first base even though he never has in his life. Sparks fly and things get rocky when Ryan can’t seem to throw the ball to save his life and Taylor could lose her job and the man she is falling for. Thoughts: Good story, strong character development and very sweet ending. I’m enjoying this series even though I wouldn’t really call it a series since characters from other books make appearances but not much if anything is continued in any way. This one actually threw me for a loop because one of the players was in an accident months ago but was not mentioned in the prior book which is a little frustrating but in no way detracts from the story.
Katiewantsmore More than 1 year ago
heart wrenching, believable and so hot!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked their writing style and how well they blend in the past characters we love so much. Two thumbs way up!
Dube5 More than 1 year ago
I read the previous books in this series that I enjoyed better than this one... but it worth reading to continue on with the series. I didn't like the end, it seemed to abrupt, but I guess you needed to end it somewhere....
breadandbutter22 More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite VK Sykes books . All the books are written with amazing believable characters. Just love all and looking forward to the new one out in March 2014.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love sports themed books and Ms. Sykes is a good story teller... She draws you into the story line and makes you feel you are part of it... I have read several of her books recently and liked them all... Happy to recommend and I don't think you have to be a baseball fan to appreciate the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
have read all the books in this series and really enjoy the story line.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My first review.  I loved this book.  I must admit to being a bit of a baseball geek, so I really appreciated that the baseball references were relevant and accurate.  The characters were great; easy to relate to & they didn't go off doing stupid things.  The story was realistic and very enjoyable. I highly recommend. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You need to know a bit about baseball or most of it will go over your head, but good book otherwise.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago