Stealing Second

Stealing Second

by Alison Packard

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ISBN-13: 9781426899942
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication date: 06/22/2015
Series: Feeling the Heat , #5
Sold by: HARLEQUIN
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 178,445
File size: 434 KB

About the Author

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Alison now lives in Southern Nevada where she's still getting used to the blistering summers and the slot machines in every grocery store.

When not working at the day job that keeps a roof over her head and supports her chocolate habit, she spends most of her free time writing. But when she takes a break, she enjoys reading, watching TV, and spending time with her loved ones. For more info visit: http://alisonpackard.com/

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Stealing Second 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars! I love a good sports romance and Stealing Second by Alison Packard is an excellent addition to the contemporary genre. The sport of choice in this well-written book is baseball, and it is combined beautifully with the second chance romance trope. This is the fifth book in Ms. Packard's Feeling the Heat series and it can be enjoyed as as standalone. These stories are centered around the San Francisco Blaze, a fictional professional baseball team. Back in high school, about seventeen years ago, Katie Whitton and Tom Morgan were madly and deeply in love. At the time, both Katie's father and Tom's mother firmly believed that their relationship and love would destroy their respective futures. Subsequently, a few things occurred that forced Katie and Tom to abruptly break-up and move on without one another. They were both devastated and to this day, have never found happiness with anyone else. Now they happen to find themselves working together. Katherine is the team's Vice-President of Communications and has been with the Blaze in some capacity since college. Tom has been the team's General Manager for almost three years. Avoidance ends up being futile when personnel issues eventually bring them together. Katie and Tom are still madly in lust and love with each other. They have amazing chemistry, and Ms. Packard's build up to their first time together after years of being a part is hot, steamy and sensual. Working and sleeping together results in a relationship that they never thought could exist. Of course some discoveries along the way threaten to ruin their happiness, but they are able to work through it. I liked many things about this book. To begin with, Katherine is a strong character and her smarts and ability to speak for herself caused me to cheer boldly for women everywhere. Secondly, the story was nicely paced and flowed comfortably from beginning to end. Lastly, the secondary charters were interesting and added a lot of depth to the story. Overall, this is a solid read that twists and turns in all the right places. I definitely plan on reading other books from this author and this series. Complimentary copy provided by the publisher via NetGalley.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Katherine/Katie had left Dallas seventeen years ago . She worked for the San Francisco Blaze baseball team. Doug was the general manager. Tom was the manager of the team and from Texas also. Tom was the one who had broken Katie’s heart. Katherine held the title of Senior vice president of communications for the Blaze team. Tom felt Katie had walked away from him seventeen years ago without a goodbye. John and Katie had fallen in love in high school. Katie’s family had money John’s didn’t. Katie and John had been mislead about a fake rape accusation. So each believes the other just walked away. The families felt that Tom and Katie should follow their own dreams, that they were too young to be so serious. Now Katherine refuses to talk to Tom about anything except Blaze business especially not about the past. But neither has found a love like they had with each other, the attraction was also still there as well as feelings. I liked this story a lot. It made me mad the families were willing to cause both Tom and Katie so much pain and caused them to break up. I do think there were a few too many subplots going on but did get past them to finish this story. I loved the characters especially John and Katie and all they go through. I recommend. I received an ARC of this story for an honest review
alterlisa More than 1 year ago
As a lover of San Francisco baseball, picking up this was a no brainer for me. Real life SF pitcher Madison Bumgarner is from my hometown and went to school with my kids and we have watched him play ball since he was in Little League, so needless to say we are avid SF fans. Getting a little inside look at this organization was fascinating. There's nothing I love better than a second chance at love so this story was a winner for me in the romance department too. The fact that the main characters have been apart for 17 years also meant that their love was more mature than when they were teens. My only negative take on the book was the original reason for their breakup although they did sort it out in the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful read! Loved it!