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Monday, November 21, 2011

Review: Hardball by V.K. Sykes

Title: Hardball
Author: V.K. Sykes
Publisher: Self-published
Publish Date: June 14, 2011
Source: Received from the authors (this did not effect my review)







Why You're Reading This Book:

  • Warning: Book may not be appropriate for readers under 18. 
  • You're in the mood for romance.
  • You're in the mood for a bit of hotness.
  • You like a real story with your romance.
What's the Story?:

From Goodreads.com: "After years of hard work and keeping her nose firmly to the grindstone, Dr. Holly Bell has finally achieved her dream: a position as a pediatric surgeon at a prestigious teaching hospital. Children’s lives rest in her skilled hands. That means total dedication to her work and her patients without letting anything or anyone get in the way. And a hot affair with a superstar athlete is most definitely getting in Holly’s way.

Nate Carter, star pitcher for the Philadelphia Patriots, has the world in the palm of his baseball glove. He’s at the height of his game, a west coast team is about to lure him with even greater riches, and the most gorgeous women in town are in full pursuit. Nate has everything he wants, or at least he thinks he does, until he meets the beautiful and brainy Dr. Holly Bell. He’s totally up for a hot affair, and Holly turns out to be the hottest.

But will Holly be willing to play his game? When the lovely doctor starts changing the rules, Nate realizes he just might be playing for keeps."


My Two Cents:

Ooo, this book is hot! Nate Carter starts out as seemingly sort of full of himself and that's exactly what Dr. Holly Bell thinks when she first meets him. Quickly she and we readers realize that's not the case. Holly and Nate quickly fall into a relationship even though they come from two very different worlds. This book sucked me right in!

The book is a romance and there is some hotness throughout the book but this book has great characters that really serve to carry the story along. Nate is a pro baseball player who is down to earth and very caring. Holly Bell is a pediatric doctor who is mired in a case where she thinks one of her young patients may be being abused. The patient's father is a pretty terrible guy. He's rough and has a pretty sordid past where he got away with some things that he should have never gotten away with. Holly is frightened for her patient, Tyler. Holly isn't sure that she's going to be able to take care of the situation with Tyler's father without making it worse. Luckily she's pretty resourceful! There's definitely more that meets the eye in this book.

I flew through it (most of it in one afternoon). It was the perfect book for curling up on the couch on a chilly afternoon with.

Bottom line: If you're looking for a romance with a good story line, this certainly fits the bill!


 

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a super-fun romance! Gotta love a little steamy steamy with some great characters :)

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