Hardball (The Philadelphia Patriots, #1)

Hardball (The Philadelphia Patriots, #1)

by V.K. Sykes

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BN ID: 2940153345536
Publisher: V.K. Sykes
Publication date: 07/20/2016
Series: Philadelphia Patriots , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 190,651
File size: 783 KB

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Hardball 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 103 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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Good read .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read. Not a cliffhanger!
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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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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!