Saturday, December 29, 2012

Hardball By: V.K. Sykes

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.
 
 
First off... Yuuuuummmy ;)  Somebody please fan me after reading this!  I've never been a sports fan but you can bet your a** I'll start watching baseball.
 
Not only were the 'sexy' scenes absolutely drool worthy and explicitly detailed without crossing the line into crass, but Hardball was extremely well written and wasn't, as a lot of romances are, just sex scenes split up by meaningless dialogue.
 
I absolutely loved the story line, and how believable the strife of the characters was and how their past and fears reflected on how they viewed relationships.  The twist, throwing in a psychotic, bloodthirsty a**hole, didn't feel strained at all and added to the story, instead of taking away from it or confusing the readers.
 
The book, in its entirety, left me emotionally choked up, ranging from tearing up, grinning stupidly, yelling at my Kindle, and doing a happy dance :)  This is definitely a book to cuddle up with, and for the time being its FREE!!!! So, what are you waiting for???
 
Until next time, Happy Reading!
 
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