The Heart of the Game

The Heart of the Game

by Pamela Aares

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940150763821
Publisher: SeaStar Press
Publication date: 03/13/2014
Series: The Tavonesi Series , #6
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 412
Sales rank: 111,304
File size: 758 KB

About the Author

Pamela Aares is a USA Today Bestselling, award-winning author of contemporary and historical romance novels. Her contemporary series, The Tavonesi Series, explores the lives, loves, friendships and sizzling romances of the Tavonesi family.
Her popularity as a romance writer continues to grow with each new book release, so much so, that the Bay area author has drawn comparisons by reviewers to Nora Roberts.
Pamela writes romance books that she loves reading, particularly those that entertain, transport and inspire dreams while captivating and tugging at the heart. She takes her readers on a journey with complex characters in both contemporary and historical settings who are thrown in situations that tempt love, adventure and self-discovery.
Before becoming a romance author, Aares wrote and produced award-winning films including Your Water, Your Life, featuring actress Susan Sarandon and NPR series New Voices, The Powers of the Universe and The Earth’s Imagination.
Pamela loves to hear from readers! You can contact her via her website: www.PamelaAaares.com.

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The Heart of the Game 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
BookGeekUK More than 1 year ago
*Book received in exchange for an honest review.* From the moment I picked up book 1, I have been completely hooked on this series. Completely in love with all the characters and their lives. Book six is no different and I can't wait to get my hands on book seven. The book consists of a lot of 'not judging a book by its cover' because everyone seems so grief stricken to the outside world after the death of Zoe's mother, but under it all lies plots, plans and deception - but in a good way, for a change. Cody Bond is our hunky baseball player this time - I swear Pamela creates some amazing looking, caring guys - And just like she said I would, I love him! just like the rest #bookwhore. His heart and emotions are closed off after moving away and escaping his turbulent family and he's happy not letting anyone else behind that shield... that is until Zoe trots up. A wealthy Italian who begins sneaking behind his defences. And that is where the deception begins. Zoe is working her way back to Rome to heal her heart and Cody learns the truth about his own family deceptions, while learning more and more about the world of Zoe's father, because he seems to be the king of portraying grief while he's actually protecting his remaining loved ones. One thing I adore in this book is Cody's ability to let Zoe do as she dreams. I personally think that people - fictional or real - need to do as they want. Because it's better to regret trying than it is to regret never giving it a go. And although sometimes what the persons wants is the opposite of what we want, we have to let them do it. If it's meant to be, it will find it's way back. Two things I believe in in one novel. I'm also with Alex and Cody, I bloody hate Vico! Slimy and a snake! Perceives to be one thing.. when in fact he's something else and not in the way Zoe's father is, her dad does it for protection, Vico does it for himself - think he's based on my ex! And in good novel way, Vico's world comes crashing down on him, weird to think that after I read the prologue I felt sorry for the lad, he even had me fooled! As always, I am in love with this series! Smiled like the joker as I finished reading the book. *sighs* Next please!
ReadYourWrites More than 1 year ago
Reviewed for Read Your Writes Book Reviews by Julie I've loved the whole Tavonesi Series and like to read about all the characters from past books being incorporated into The Heart of the Games. The prelude in The Heat of the Game is misleading, I would have left it out or incorporated more of Vico's computer hacking criminal activities throughout the book rather than small bits and pieces, if there's going to be a prelude about it. The main heart of the book is Cody, the baseball catcher who falls in love with an Italian heiress, Zoe. Zoe has a hard time following her heart due to her grief over losing her mother, that she took care of prior to her death. Needless to say it all works out in the end but don't get your hopes up with the prelude that there will be some exciting adventure with Vico. Maybe the author plans on writing a separate book with Vico and his criminal activities and that's why he was introduced, I'm not sure, but it will probably be good. **Copy received courtesy the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased opinion.**
JulieWallace More than 1 year ago
I love The Heart of the Game series. In book #6 we get to know the Italian Tavonesi family. It makes me want to go to Italy. The series takes place mostly in the San Francisco bay area with "hot" San Francisco Giant baseball players and the women who capture their hearts. In book #6 we meet Cody Bond, a catcher trying to make it in the big league. He doesn't have any interest in settling down but when he meets Zoe he's instantly attracted to her. The Tavonesi family is everything his family wasn't growing up. His alcoholic father taught him to rely on himself and not need anyone else. The Tavonesi take him in and treat him like family. He can't help falling in love with Zoe. The only problem is Zoe doesn't want to live in California, her home is Rome. Cody won't stand in Zoe's way to follow her dreams, even if it breaks his heart. We get to spend a lot of time with the other characters from previous books. Spoiler alert if you haven't read "Aim for Love" but Kaz and Sabrina's wedding is magical. It's a happy reunion with everyone back together. Cody knows Zoe is leaving after the holiday but he can't seem to stay away from her. When Cody's bank account gets hacked the Italian mafia may be involved and Cody wants to protect Zoe.  This book has it all: Mystery and intrigue; Family dynamics; Baseball players; Beautiful scenery and countryside; and Love, burning hot and passionate love.
TinaR19 More than 1 year ago
Pamela Aares has done it again! The Heart of the Game is the sixth book in the Tavonesi series, and even though I have loved ever book in this series it is my favorite. I really like how we get to catch up on most of the characters from previous books, too. Pamela always gives us a wonderful romance combined with so much suspense that you won’t want to put the book down until you get to the end. Then you’ll wish there was more. I can’t wait to see what Ms. Aares has planned for her next book.  
MeganRC More than 1 year ago
I’ve been fortunate enough to have the privilege of helping to promote all the books in this series and have loved every book. So, of course I couldn’t wait to read this one. I loved the characters and the fact that you get glimpses of couples from the previous books. I also enjoyed the multiple layers to the story and how they are all woven together so seamlessly. Cody and Zoe are instantly drawn to each other. However, they both are fighting it for different reasons. Cody has issues with his family and it has made him feel unworthy of getting one of his own (or any kind of success for that matter). He’s also driven to be the best catcher in the MLB and doesn’t want any distractions. Zoe is determined to go back to her Rome so she doesn’t want to get attached to anyone in California. She’s also dealing with the loss of her mother as well as weird behavior from her father. Of course their strong attraction to each other can’t be ignored and so begins the battle. The fire between these two is intense and I loved watching their story unfold. The story line was awesome. There’s Zoe’s family trying to adjust to the loss of their mother and being in a new country, her father’s secrets and erratic behavior, and her determination to get back to Rome as soon as possible. Then you have Cody’s family issues, his own internal demons, and his drive to have no distractions while he fights for his goal to be MLB’s #1 catcher. And let’s not forget the romance blooming between Cody and Zoe as well as the sinister Vico who is up to nothing good. All of these different lines are woven together to make one hell of a book that is hard to put down. 5 out of 5 stars!