Strike by Holly S. Roberts
Rating: ★★★★ stars
Date published: January 22nd, 2014
Synopsis: Strike is the second book in the Completion Series. There is no connection to Play (book I) except the sports theme. Strike is a standalone HEA novel.
Nineteen-year-old Jaycee Shumway breaks into professional baseball player, Reed Tyler’s home, to steal the second most valuable set of balls he owns. Neither of them expect their striking attraction or battle of wills to lead them to a homerun.
Jaycee has more than herself to worry about. When Reed discovers she has a younger brother and sister, he’s quickly caught up in their world of need and heartbreak.
Baseball season begins and the separation puts Reed and Jaycee’s game on hold. With bases loaded and hearts on the line, will Reed convince Jaycee that she needs him to win or will Jaycee strike out and walk off the field forever?
This New Adult book is intended for mature audiences.
WHAT I THOUGHT:
I love sports romances. I don't really know why. I think it has something to do with the fact the men are in the best condition they're ever be in. Of course it's also the attitude and confidence that can sometimes border on arrogance, that's attractive as well.
I read Strike in what felt like very little time. Of course when the book starts off by grabbing you by the throat and not letting you go until it's finished, that is what's going to happen. If you don't believe me, then you need to get the free sample from Amazon and just read the first chapter. That's all it's going to take to hook you, I guarantee it.
Holly writes great characters. I really liked Reed. I mean here he is getting his house broken into, his property stolen, and assaulted, yet he didn't behave as I thought he would. I liked Jaycee because even though she made some poor choices, her heart was always in the right place. I loved the dynamic between the Shumway siblings; it warmed my heart to see the love between them.
The chemistry between Reed and Jaycee was scorching and I'm sure you will enjoy seeing the two butt heads as well as seeing that chemistry ignite, as much as I did. You may have noticed that this is book two in the Completion series, but it's completely unrelated to book one, Play. The only thing the two books have in common are the fact that both heroes play sports. I can't wait to see what's in store for us in the next book in this series.
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