I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
by Linda Morris
Released: September 15th 2015
Series: Hard Hitters #2
Published by InterMix
“This may just be a case of it’s me not you.”
~ Under the Covers
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.
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