BECK VALLEY PRESENTS: Playing Catch, A Baseball Romance
By: Rachelle Ayala
Playing Catch is the first book that I have read by Rachelle Ayala and I must say, it was a real page turner! I really liked the story line between Kirk and Jeanine. They are two people who don’t sound like they’d make a good match, but in reality, they make the perfect pair. They both have issues that bring them together, however, they end up healing each other in the process of a steamy love affair.
Kirk, a minor league baseball player and Jeanine, a bartender/business owner come together on the precipice of helping each other “score” with the opposite sex. Neither want to have more than one-night stands. However, this pact only brings them closer together. Neither one wants the other to actually “score”; they want each other for themselves. They both need healing from their sordid pasts, and they find healing with each other. This is a story about love, honor, family and healing. Once you start this passionate tale, you won’t put it down until you’ve finished.
On the field and off the field, bartender Jeanine Jewell plays, collecting one-night stands like baseball cards. She doesn’t need a man, except to curl her toes and make her scream. She’s learned the hard way that the one who cares more is the one who gets hurt—and the last thing she can handle is getting hurt, or having anyone discover her shameful secret.
Scoring women is easy for catcher Kirk Kennedy—they don’t call him “Catch and Release” for nothing. He never goes back for a repeat performance. Being traded to a new city is an opportunity for new adventures—until he runs into Jeanine and she refuses to go home with him.
Intrigued, Kirk is determined to catch the elusive blonde and keep her to himself. When he proposes a wingman to wingwoman friends without benefits relationship, he’s surprised she accepts.
The no benefits clause soon falls by the wayside when neither Jeanine or Kirk can resist their explosive chemistry together. But despite the sparks between the sheets, they both refuse to acknowledge they’re anything more than friends.
Everything changes when Kirk discovers his past is the one Jeanine is hiding from.
Trigger Warning: The heroine was sexually abused by her foster father and has flashbacks.
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“A truly extraordinary story that fearlessly demonstrates the transforming power and the breathless wonder that love can bring to a life in need.” – Amber on Goodreads
“I couldn’t put down this serious story about love overcoming all.” – Chantel on Goodreads
About the author
Rachelle Ayala is a bestselling Asian American author of dramatic romantic suspense and humorous, sexy contemporary romances. Her heroines are feisty and her heroes hot. She writes emotionally challenging stories but believes in the power of love and hope.
Rachelle is the founder of an online writing group, Romance in a Month, an active member of the California Writer’s Club, Fremont Chapter, and a volunteer for the World Literary Cafe. She is a very happy woman and lives in California with her husband. She has won awards in multicultural and historical romance.
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