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Friday, March 11, 2016

Play Ball!: Pitching for Love by Amy Manemann

Hi guys and gals!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

So, it's late(ish) Friday night and I know what you're thinking, why is she posting something NOW at this time of night?  Simple!  My day didn't start off the way I intended but it sure as heck is going to end the way I wish...literally speaking, of course.  On that note, the time of day also suits the read I'm bringing to you because while it's short(ish) on pages, it's BIG on...many other levels.  *ahem*  Ladies and...okay, mostly the ladies, please turn your eyes my way as we welcome today's ebook of choice...

The Remingtons, Kindle World Novella
Amy Manemann

About the book...
Tough as nails publicist, Mia Scott, has built her career by dodging the advances from her elite clientele. Her number one rule; never mix business with pleasure. Until a split second decision leads her to a night of unbridled passion and the morning after blues when she discovers the man she spent an amazing night with is her newest client. 

Professional baseball pitcher, Evan Ahrens, knows he messed up, and messed up royally. One mistake on the field puts him on thin ice with the league and lands him a new PR rep to fix his soiled image. He goes to NightCaps to toss back a few drinks and blow off some steam and meets his match in a feisty dark haired woman who takes him to heights he's never been. There's only one problem she's his new publicist, and she's made it clear there will be no repeat performances. 

A battle of wills gives way to uncontrollable passion as Mia fights her growing feelings to keep things professional, while Evan decides for once in his life he wants something more. The game just went from saving his career, to pitching for love.


First things first, let's contemplate that title.
From the genre, we can guess it's going to be a love story.  The synopsis let's us glimpse a little closer and see, okay...we're dealing with a ball player so "pitching" makes perfect sense.  Another look and we see that Mia is a publicist, so she pitches for a living, so to speak.  Oh buddy, but what you can't see or read between the lines is how all of these potential meanings and interpretations are going to blend together to deliver one heck of a story.

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Mia (or should be say Bianca?  *raises eyebrow*) is one great gal.  She has her head on straight, knows where she's going, and how she's getting there.  The only hitch in her plan comes in a completely irresistible package...and happens to be her new client.  DOH!  Well, they say hindsight is 20/20...though in this case, she should have hoped it was blind because that's the only way she's going to keep her rules in place, her defenses intact, and her heart protected from the likes of this player.  Ah, yes.  That infamous word "player"....but despite it's double meaning here, Evan is one of the good guys.  Like Mia, he doesn't play games (well he does, for a living, but in love, he's straight forward) and whomever he's spending time with, knows the score.  Usually it's more of a love-em-and-leave-em-mutually scenario, but this time...something feels off.  Could it be that ONE NIGHT has defeated them both, or at least all the reasons why they shouldn't, couldn't, wouldn't be together?  Or could it be something even bigger than them both....the big L...only time will tell, and it's ticking away FAST.

I have to say, I enjoyed this one as much as I enjoyed Pulled By Love, and I've not ever read the series that sparked the novellas.  They're sweet, yet sassy.  There's sexy times but not overly so and there are moments of the heart that will stop you in your tracks.  Author Amy Manemann brings us lovable yet strong leads, both male and female, WITH flaws and makes you care. I loved Mia's tact and spark, while Evan was a breath of fresh air to the stereotype you were expecting.  The times they shared regardless of situation were memorable in many ways and the story played out in a very believable fashion.  By book's end, you'll be so caught up in the he/she/they, that the approaching final page will take you by surprise...and leave you with a smile on your face.

Recommended read for adult Contemporary Romance fans...due to the sexy times.


About the author...

Amy Manemann

Amy Manemann is an International Best Selling Author. She writes sexy and intriguing romantic suspense, contemporary romance (NEW), young adult paranormal romance, and dabbles in children's books. She resides in her hometown along the Mississippi river with her husband and their two children. When she isn't plotting her next book, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and diving into a good book. 

Amy is also a site administrator for the World Literary Café, an online literary community for authors and readers.



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Special thanks to author Amy Manemann for the chance to read (review copy!) and share this title with you.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the author, the series, or the original Remingtons that got it all started, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title celebrated its book birthday last week, so click on over to snag your copy today!

Until next time...happy reading!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Marvelous book indeed and so well presented by our reviewer extroidiinare I'm so anxious to get this book and curl up good day/night

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