Back in the Game
By Lori Wilde
Series: Stardust, Texas Book #1
Publication Date: February 24, 2015
Publisher: Avon Books
Reviewed from: an ARC provided by the publisher--Thank You Avon!
What is the Book About:
New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde welcomes you to Stardust, Texas . . . where dreams come true and love is always right around the corner.Ex-pitcher Rowdy Blanton never saw a woman he couldn't conquer or a team he couldn't beat. And now that he's off the field he's ready to tell all about when he played the field. So he chooses Breeanne Carlyle to do the job-she's got the requirements, but more important, there's something about her that makes him want to be a better man.
Wanted: ghostwriter. Must be female, a baseball fan, and have a great pair of legs.
Convinced there's more to Rowdy than a good fastball, a wicked smile, and a tight pair of pants, Breeanne can't help but be tempted. After all, it's boring always being the good girl, and Rowdy dares her to be just a little bad. The stakes are high, but win or lose, this time Breeanne's breaking all the rules playing the game of love.
What Did I Think?From the first page, I was drawn into this story. A story that seems to be built around two people you would think would never work together, Ms. Wilde proves this theory wrong, much to the delight of this reader. I could not help but grin and laugh at the bantering between Rowdy and Breeanne. With Rowdy's career as a professional baseball player ending suddenly and Breeanne wanting to get out from her family's protectiveness, the two of them find something in each other that helps them grow, change and become even stronger together. The hope chest adds a bit of a magical element too, an added surprise in this contemporary romance.
This has been my first Lori Wilde book, despite others recommending me to her in the past. With it being the first of a series, it seemed like providence. Knowing that I am a fan of contemporary romances, I have been eager to give Ms. Wilde's books a try. I am so glad I gave this one a try. If you enjoy lighthearted, contemporary romance novels, this could be a match for you!
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About Our Author:New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Lori Wilde has sold seventy-eight works of fiction to four major New York Publishing houses.
Her first NYT bestseller, the third book in her Twilight, Texas series, The First Love Cookie Club has been optioned for a television movie. The town of Granbury, Texas, upon which her fictional town of Twilight, Texas is loosely based, honors Lori with an annual Twilight, Texas weekend each Christmas.
A popular writing instructor, Lori is a two time RITA finalist and has four times been nominated for Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award. She's won the Colorado Award of Excellence, the Wisconsin Write Touch Award, The Golden Quill, the Lories, and The More than Magic.
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We are very fortunate because there is a giveaway to win a Print Bundle Pack, featuring Back in the Game and the Twilight, Texas series (books 1-5)! Be sure to enter below: