Thursday 24 April 2014

Love Bats Last (Heart of the Game #1) by Pamela Aares - #review
Love Bats Last (Heart of the Game #1)

In LOVE BATS LAST, the first book in The Heart of the Game series by Pamela Aares, get ready for All-Star alpha males and the strong women they come to love!

A stormy night changes their lives forever...

The baseball diamond isn't the only field for all-star player Alex Tavonesi; he also runs his family's prestigious vineyard. What he can't seem to run is his love life. He's closing in on the perfect vintage and the perfect game, but so far the perfect woman has eluded him.

Veterinarian Jackie Brandon is eluding her aristocratic past and memories of a soccer star who jilted her just before their wedding. She devotes herself to a marine mammal rescue center on the northern California coast, where hundreds of seals and sea lions are washing up dead.

A chance meeting in a midnight storm brings Alex and Jackie together to rescue a stranded whale. Watching her work, he realizes she's the passionate, courageous woman he thought he'd never find--he just has to overcome her deep distrust of jocks. Jackie’s passion and courage lead her to discover what's killing the sea mammals. The culprits want to silence her, and Alex is the only one standing in their way. What will he sacrifice to save the woman he loves?

Source: eARC for Honest Review from Author and Artmedia Group
Genre: Adult Contemporary

My Review...

I don't know why but one of guilty pleasures are sports romances.  Here, we have a baseball legend/winery owner who is trying to find his way into the heart of the dedicated yet jaded Veterinarian.

Jackie Brandon once gave her heart away but it got stomped on by a footballer back home.  To protect what is left of her heart she throws everything into to saving the animals at any cost.  What she doesn't have time for is rich spoiled baseball players.

Alex meets Jackie randomly but once he meets her he's intrigued.  But the only way to win her heart is through the animals.  As Jackie and Alex muddle their way, they uncover a scandal that is hurting the animals which puts them at jeopardy.

I liked it! At times it felt drawn out.  Other times I wanted to slap Jackie so she could get her head out of her ass with her stubborn ways.  But the good times were Alex slowly making his way past Jackie's guard.  In the end it's a sweet suspenseful love story.

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