Playing Hard

We rated this book:

$7.99


Amelia is a Wall Street economist and Oliver is a fifteen-year MLB veteran. When the two are suddenly thrust into each other’s lives via an accident involving a mutual acquaintance, they strike up a spicy instalove romance that quickly becomes complicated when Amelia has to decide where her loyalties lie; the sexy first baseman and known player or the lifelong friend gunning for Oliver’s job. But when the opportunity of a lifetime presents itself to Amelia, the choice might be taken out of her hands entirely.

While the characters of Amelia and Oliver are likeable enough, there really isn’t enough character or story development to make much of an impression. Coupled with the author’s lack of research/understanding of both baseball mechanics and analogies, it makes for a tough read for sports romance readers that are actual baseball fans. The story is sweet yet predictable, however fans of the series or those looking for light, easy reads will likely enjoy this one.

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Author Melanie Scott
Star Count 2/5
Format Mass
Page Count 320 pages
Publisher St. Martin's Paperbacks
Publish Date 02-Feb-2016
ISBN 9781250077202
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Issue March 2016
Category Romance
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