Take Me Out

Take Me Out


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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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440573774
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 03/31/2014
Pages: 186
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Elley Arden is a proud Pennsylvania girl who drinks wine like it’s water (a slight exaggeration), prefers a night at the ballpark to a night on the town, and believes almond English toffee is the key to happiness. Find Elley Arden at ElleyArden.com, on Facebook at Facebook.com/elleyardenauthor, and on Twitter @elleywrites.

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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.