Review: Upcoming Release – Screwball by Linda Morris
Series: Hard Hitters
Author: Linda Morris
Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP Berkley, NAL/Signet
Publication Date: September 15, 2015
Rating: 4/5 stars
Synopsis: Passion dominates the diamond in the second novel in this fun and flirty baseball romance series by the author of High Heat.
Paul Dudley, president of the Plainview Thrashers, is spinning out of control. Preserving his family’s baseball legacy in these tough times takes everything he’s got, and constant clashes with his father have left him struggling for authority over the team and even his own future. So when sports reporter Willow Bourne, a one-night-stand from a year ago, walks back into his life, he knows he can’t give into his feelings for her—no matter how strong they are.
Willow never expected to see Paul again, and she’s got her reasons for keeping her distance. Except the more time she spends around Paul, the harder it is to hide her secrets—or stop herself from falling head over heels.
As the sparks between them fly, Paul discovers what Willow has been concealing from him, leaving him with a difficult choice—keep the team his top priority or make his own legacy by following his heart…
I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Review: I want to tell you I loved this book, but I didn’t. I believe in honest reviews and I’m being honest here. I enjoyed the book, right up until the end…then they lost me.
There is a lot to like in this book. Paul and Willow are both flawed and full of issues they need to resolve. They are better together, but it seems to take forever for them to get there. Despite all their issues and secrets, the two are great together…once they finally get there. See the theme here?
I like a good secret and I love angsty romances and this book included both of those things, but it just wasn’t quite enough for me.