Covering All the Bases
A For the Love of the Game Romance
by Jody Holford
Publication Date: June 10, 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Sports, Romance
Talk about a wild day… As if being summoned to the deathbed of a grandfather she didn’t know existed wasn’t enough––Isla Bennett meets the man of her dreams. Spends an amazing day playing tourist around Nashville with him. And then finds out she’s inherited the Nashville Slammers major league baseball team. Oh, and her new dream man? He’s the Slammers’ star power hitter. Isla just went from amazing first date to holy heck I’m your boss in the span of a day.
Liam Cruz can’t believe how refreshing it was to spend a day with someone who didn’t know his batting average, the size of his last contract, or heck, even that he’s a baseball player. Now Isla’s thrust into the spotlight, and though she’s more than capable of handling herself professionally, he takes it upon himself to teach her everything he can about the game that is his whole life. But they’ll have to keep it on the DL.
Because doing what’s best for the team means they can never be together––and that might be the toughest play of all.
I have been ready for a good baseball romance since the season opened so when I saw a chance to read this one, I couldn’t resist.
This is my first time reading a book by this author but if she writes another baseball romance I’ll be certain to read it.
When Isla Bennett meets the man of her dreams she has no idea that 24 hours later she will find herself to be his boss. Isla has come to Nashville because her grandfather that she never knew existed has died. On his deathbed he asked for Isla to come to him but she doesn’t make it before the man draws his last breath. Little does she know that in his will he has made her the new owner of a MLB team.
Liam Cruz, baseball star and part time bartender at his twin sister’s bar immediately feels sympathy and a little more for the obviously distraught young woman. He has no idea that within 24 hours he will have a new boss and she will be that person.
Once I started this book I couldn’t put it down. I must admit that I am a fan of baseball so this read was right up my alley as far as contemporary reads go.
I gave this book 4.5 of 5.0 stars for storyline, plot and characterization. It is basically a sweet romance with closed door intimacy.
I received a complimentary copy of this book to read. This in no way affected my opinion of this title which I read and reviewed voluntarily.
About Jody Holford:
I’m a mom and wife first and many things after. I’m a best friend and a regular friend. A daughter, sister, auntie, and teacher. I am a book lover, a shopper, a pajama-wearer, movie-watcher, worrier, over-thinker, and a wanna-be-good-Samaritan. I’m a Gemini, a nervous talker, and an emotional writer. I am represented by Frances Black of Literary Counsel.