Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Title: Listen Pitch
Series: There's No Crying in Baseball
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: October 16, 2018 Cover Model: Jacob Wilson Photographer: FuriousFotog
Rhys Rivera is the star short-stop for the Longview Lumberjacks. Many know him, even more love him. He has a pretty face, a quick smile, and an air of danger about him that everyone seems to adore.
He’s not known as the bad boy of baseball for nothing.
It all started with his father, who decided to be a criminal mob boss, then die.
Fortunately for his uncle, Rhys wants absolutely nothing to do with the family business and runs before anyone can figure out which way is up.
By the time his uncle, the successor to his father’s criminal empire, thinks to look for him, Rhys has made too big of a name for himself to be taken out quietly, and he wants to keep it that way.
Fast forward eight years, and Rhys is living life one breath at a time, just waiting for the other shoe to drop. That shoe coming in the form of a nosy neighbor who has no idea just how hot she is in her mail carrier uniform.
Her sweet little body and positive outlook on life make him want to laugh at how naïve she is when it comes to the way of the world.
The harder he tries to stay away, the weaker he seems to get, until one day he decides to put his morals on hold long enough to satisfy his cravings.
One time is all he needs—or so he tells himself.
But then two pink lines change everything, and all of a sudden, he doesn’t have just himself to worry about anymore.

I love most of LLV's books but this one missed the mark for me I'm sad to say.  Just the whole story about the mob and Rhys being a baseball player was farfetched with the whole "his uncle but not his uncle trying to kill him" just didn't do it for me.  I had to suspend a lot of belief with this story.  I really miss the old day of Freebirds and The Dixie Wardens.  I loved the heroine but the instalove was really out there for me also.  This is my first negative review I've ever written in all the books she written and overall I'm sure that someone is going to love it but it just wasn't me this time, unfortunately.  I think everyone should not go by my word alone as I was in the middle of a hurricane and downright miserable with no electricity and hating the world so that could have also colored my view....take this in the spirit that it was read and written.

I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 8, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.

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