The last thing Jake needs is a pushy female reporter distracting him. He finds himself trying for a different kind of play, one that involves bedrooms and not baseball stats. Sleeping together could damage both their careers, and Maddie is all about saying no. But when it comes to the game of love, Jake is playing to win. Get A Copy. Kindle Edition , pages. More Details Philadelphia Patriots 1.
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Sort order. Start your review of Fastball Philadelphia Patriots, 1. Freebie from Smashwords!!! As much as i tried i couldn't get into it or connect with the characters what's so ever. This story just didn't seem real to me and i am sorry to say that but not good at all. When i read a book and i said this many times before i like to find in it a connection and chemistry between the MC's and in here i could no Freebie from Smashwords!!!
When i read a book and i said this many times before i like to find in it a connection and chemistry between the MC's and in here i could not find any sparkles between them at all. I love to read love scenes but in this book i just skipped most of them not cause they were many but they just didn't do anything for me at all. As i don't know much at all about baseball i can't comment on the actually story to see if was some were near to reality but over all this was a quite a dreadful read and skipped mostly thru it.
View 1 comment. I purchased this three book box set by V. While I liked some books better than the others, they are good stories and the characters were pretty enjoyable so not a bad deal. Fastball pairs sports writer Maddie Leclair with outfielder Jake Miller who is coming off a rehab assignment.
I was hooked on Jake the minute he came on the scene. I like Maddie and while she drove me a little nuts at times, I can totally understand her position. Women sportswriters are often looked down upon which is crazy because if they earned their position, they know their sports. Poor Maddie was so torn but Jake was pretty damn irresistible. Their sex scenes were very enjoyable to read and there is no denying their chemistry. However, they had to keep things on the down low which of course always leads to some complications. They both have plenty of baggage and sometimes it really gets in the way.
Jake and his friend, Nate, have to rescue Maddie from a fairly serious situation and never think to call the police or how their actions might affect their careers. I found that somewhat unbelievable. The second thing that bothered me is that we never see Maddie take Jake to meet her Mom and yes, her mother is in the late stages of a horrible disease but considering how much she claims she means to her I just found that off. Nor was her Mom at her wedding which again could have been explained with a few sentences or even with an empty chair there for her Mom who was unable to travel.
The characters more than made up for the somewhat messy plot lines and the characters alone will keep me reading this husband and wife writing duo! May 06, Amanda rated it it was ok Shelves: returned-for-refund , unfinished , too-corny-cheesy-and-or-crap , hated-loathed-and-despised , on-my-kindle , got-a-little-too-cheesy-at-the-end , the-premise-was-too-cheesy. Oh the melodrama!!!
I tried. I really did. It was just SO cheesy. And over the top. And melodramatic. Maybe it's just me, I'm not a huge fan of the media to begin with so all her threats and her "solution" to the problem irritated the crap out of me.
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I just didn't feel the passion between them. It felt forced to me. I give this book a thumbs down. May 07, Mandi Schreiner rated it it was ok.
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Maddie is five months into her job as a sportswriter for a newspaper in Philadelphia. It is currently baseball season, which means she is traveling with the major league team, the Philadelphia Patriots. She has earned most of the guys respect on the team as well as her colleagues. Her boss is always pushing her to come up with a bigger feature, and now Maddie has an idea.
Recently, superstar Jake Miller was called up from the minors now that his injury is healed. Maddie and Jake have chemistry o Maddie is five months into her job as a sportswriter for a newspaper in Philadelphia. Maddie and Jake have chemistry on the sidelines and she asks Jake for an interview. Knowing it is against the rules for them to set up an interview themselves they have to go through certain people they sneak off to have dinner together where Maddie gets a great scoop on Jake, and the sexual tension between them continues to build.
But Maddie knows it would not be professional to start a relationship with one of the players she is reporting on. They also get in trouble for doing an unauthorized interview. Then a gambling scandal sprouts out of nowhere and this book takes an odd turn. I think the baseball world was set up well and the atmosphere at the games and in the locker rooms I enjoyed.
I like that Jake is a well known baseball player struggling with an injury and his place on the team again. She comes across as too much of a goody-goody. Her attitude of being too perfect, but pity me if something does go wrong, really got on my nerves. Which okay, I get. Yet, all of a sudden towards the end of the book, this gambling scenario comes into play and — spoiler view spoiler [Maddie gets kidnapped by the gambling ring leader. Not a fan of the kidnapping and not calling the police action at the end. This one had potential but fell apart for me towards the end and had an unlikeable heroine.
Rating: C May 01, Melissa rated it it was ok. I got this book as a freebie, and that was the best thing about the book.. Once I started reading it, I had to finish it but to be honest I skipped a few pages and by a few pages I mean a couple of chapters..
I kept asking my self "who talks like that" and the "mobster" guy I got this book as a freebie, and that was the best thing about the book.. I kept asking my self "who talks like that" and the "mobster" guy was straight classic 50's movies.. Oct 03, InD'tale Magazine rated it really liked it Shelves: genre-contemporary , ratingstar , may-june. Loved it. Everything I look for in a good sports romance. Wonderful hero and strong heroine.
Mar 01, Becky rated it it was amazing. This is the first book of the Philadelphia Patriots series. I, unfortunately, read the second one first because it was a freebie for Kindle. So I already knew how this book would end and knew some of the characters already. I thought this was a great romance, suspense, steamy and intriguing book. I really liked the strength and convictions of the two main characters, Maddie and Jake. Both have really strong work ethics and have worked hard to get where they are in their careers. They also come f This is the first book of the Philadelphia Patriots series.
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