martedì 19 gennaio 2016

RELEASE DAY AND REVIEW: Earning A Ring by Kristina Mathews


 

TITLE: Earning A Ring

AUTHOR: Kristina Mathews

SERIES: More Than A Game book #4

PUBLICATION: January 19th 2016 by Lyrical Shine


MY RATING: 4 STARS****






For Rachel Parker, covering the San Francisco Goliaths is the perfect opportunity to launch her career as a serious reporter. But she didn’t bargain on Bryce Baxter, the team’s star shortstop, tempting her more non-professional aspirations. After tearing up the base paths with him, she finds herself with a little problem, and Bryce might be the only man who can save the game.

Bryce Baxter should be living the dream. His team just won the World Series and he just signed the multi-year contract of his career. But his field of dreams has been overtaken by a fiery redheaded reporter, who’s bearing a news flash that will change both of their lives forever…

ARC Received from NetGalley and the Publisher in exchange for an honest review 

Because Love is more than a game! And Bryce Baxter has learned his lesson in the wrost way.
He has all: he's gorgeous, with the Goliath Team he has won the World Series, he's an MVP player and he has just signed the contract of his life. But something seems to be missing in his life. His fisrt marriage has left him with the feeling to have failed if not as a husband but as a father of a nine years daughter he's left behind. None of this is only his fault, his ex wife is not so easy to handle, she's more interested in his money.

Rachel Parker is the reporter for the Goliath baseball team. She loves her job and she's very good at it and eveyone respects her. She's determined, professional, but she has a thing for the gorgeous player with the Midas touch, Bryce Baxter. But in her private life she has always felt as an outsider in her own family, that's why she doesn't trust easily. The attraction between the two of them is undeniable and they start to have some after games encounters.

When Rachel discovers to be pregnant of Bryce's child she faces the situation telling him the truth and expecting for him to run away. For Bryce, history seems to repeat itself, but this time the feelings he has for Rachel are genuine and he wants to do the right thing. This time he wants to be a good husband and father, to prove he's not a failure as a man. 
"But baseball is a humbling game. Success is the exception, not the rule."
He knows that Rachel doesn't trust him and with a spectacular proposal at which she can't say no, they get married. And now he has to work hard earning that ring.

A twist of events brings Bryce back to his ex wife and daugheter. This is his chance to right the wrongs and be the father he always wanted to be. 
 
Will Rachel and Bryce find a way to make her marriage work and be a big happy family?
"As an older, wiser veteran, he now understood that he wasn't that special. Baseball, like marriage, was a team game. It wasn't up to just one person to ensure success."
Kristina Mathews is undoubtedly an expert in baseball. I love how she describes the play, the "behind the scenes" of this amazing game, with its complicated rules. 
I loved how Bryce is always respectful of his team, his friend and himself, how he doesn't take for granted his fame, his big contract. I love how much he works for his career and to become a better man. 
Rachel is lovely but sometimes she's a little bit repetitive. I didn't like how she always assumed the wrost about Bryce. At the end she impressed me with her undestrandig Bryce family issue and her trying the best to make him happy. 

I have not read book 1 and 2 yet, and I have the feeling that something is missing to me. I'm really curious to know more about Johnny “The Monk” Scottsdale and Alice Harrison, and Hunter Collins and Marco Santiago couples, that in this book are montioned. 

A good book, the storyline is well written and engaging. If you love baseball and romance this is the right book to read. 



https://kristinamathewsdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/img_0838.jpgKristina Mathews doesn’t remember a time when she didn’t have a book in her hand. Or in her head. But it wasn’t until she turned forty that she confessed the reason the laundry never made it out of the dryer was because she was busy writing.
While she resigned from teaching with the arrival of her second son, she’s remained an educator in some form. As a volunteer, parent club member, or para educator, she finds the most satisfaction working with emergent and developing readers, helping foster confidence and a lifelong love of books. She proudly tells her students she writes romance novels that they can read when they’re older.  
Kristina lives in Northern California with her husband of more than twenty years, two sons and a black lab. As a veteran road tripper, amateur renovator, and sports fanatic, she hopes to one day travel all 3,073 miles of Highway 50 from Sacramento, CA to Ocean City, MD, replace her carpet with hardwood floors, and someday throw out the first pitch for the San Francisco Giants.
Kristina Mathews doesn’t remember a time when she didn’t have a book in her hand. Or in her head. But it wasn’t until she turned forty that she confessed the reason the laundry never made it out of the dryer was because she was busy writing.
While she resigned from teaching with the arrival of her second son, she’s remained an educator in some form. As a volunteer, parent club member, or para educator, she finds the most satisfaction working with emergent and developing readers, helping foster confidence and a lifelong love of books. She proudly tells her students she writes romance novels that they can read when they’re older.  
Kristina lives in Northern California with her husband of more than twenty years, two sons and a black lab. As a veteran road tripper, amateur renovator, and sports fanatic, she hopes to one day travel all 3,073 miles of Highway 50 from Sacramento, CA to Ocean City, MD, replace her carpet with hardwood floors, and someday throw out the first pitch for the San Francisco Giants.


1 commento:

  1. I don't like the "unexpected baby" turf AT ALL. I just finished "Pipe Dreams" by Sarina Bowen and THERE the MC WANTED a baby and so it was an issue the whole book which worked really well IMO, but a whole story about an accident, have an abortion.. N-O I haven't read ONE book in which an abortion is a legitimate option which drives me absolutely MAD. It IS an option but it's somehow not "romantic" for a romance novel.. I see the whole subject as a bit hypocritical.

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