ARC Review: Screwball by Linda Morris

Posted September 14, 2015 by Francesca in Reviews / 5 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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ARC Review: Screwball by Linda Morris
Screwball
by Linda Morris

2.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: September 15th 2015
Series: Hard Hitters #2
Published by InterMix
Format: eARC
 

“This may just be a case of it’s me not you.”
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Every once in a while I like to try new authors, especially when a cover catches my eye and I’m in the mood for a certain theme.  In this case, I wanted a sports themed book and this looked pretty good (yes, only judging by the cover here).  Sometimes I find winners this way, and sometimes I hit disappointment.  That was the case with SCREWBALL, sadly.

The story starts off hitting all my feel good spots because it’s actually set in Tampa, Florida area.  I happened to have lived there until a few years ago, so I was all for that.  And it’s straight to the point in the opening of the book with a one night stand.  So all good there.  But the story, the decisions of the characters, and at times the writing that could’ve used some better editing, and this quickly fizzled out.

After their one night stand our heroine is left pregnant and not even knowing the name of her baby’s father.  Yes, secret baby trope fans!  Fast forward a year and she’s flying across the country to Plainview to interview the manager of struggling team.  And he turns out to be none other than her baby’s father.

I did like Paul’s character, I think he was the one with a better head on his shoulders in this whole situation.  He hasn’t stopped thinking about Willow since their one night in Florida, and he even tried finding her again by going to the same bar when he’s been in town with no luck.  Now that she lands in his turf so to speak he has plans to rekindle the connection.  Not knowing the big secret she’s hiding.

I found the writing a bit repetitive at times, or like we were going around in circles to get to a point.  Then there’s the decisions especially Willow makes which  are a bit immature and make no sense based on the position she finds herself in.  And then after all their issues, there’s a quick and full of love HEA that I just didn’t fully buy.  This may just be a case of it’s me not you.spacer

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About Linda Morris

Linda Morris is a writer of contemporary romance. She writes stories with heart and heat, with a joke or two thrown in. Her book Melting the Millionaire’s Heart was an Amazon Top 100 Series Romance bestseller. The first book in Hard Hitters, her series about a fictional minor-league baseball team in southern Indiana, is High Heat, coming in June 2015 from Berkley.
When she’s not writing, working as a freelance editor and technical writer, or mommying, she’s doing yoga, reading, working in her flower garden, or baking delicious things she probably shouldn’t eat. She believes that there are two kinds of people: pie people and cake people, and she is definitely one of the former. Her years of Cubs fandom prove she has a soft spot for a lost cause. A beat-up old copy of Kathleen Woodiwiss’s Ashes in the Wind was her gateway drug into the world of romance novels, and she’s never looked back.

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I just finished a book where the decision making on the part of the characters took away from my overall opinion of the characters and the story

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I hate when that happens! 🙁

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I dislike repetition like that in a story

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Bummer it didn’t work for you, I’ve been having issues lately with stuff not living up to what I’d hoped.

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I’ve been lucky to get a few good one lately, so I’ve had both extremes I guess. LOL I think I’m ready for some mediocre just ok books LOL