Title: Pitch Please
Series: There's No Crying in Baseball
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: September 8, 2017
Baseball is life, the rest is just details.
Everyone who’s played the game has heard those words a time or two. But Hancock has heard them his entire life from his parents. His family has lived and breathed baseball even before he started little league.
Hancock “Parts” Peters has a name that inspires grins across many faces, but the moment those faces get their first look at him, those grins slide away.
Hancock is gruff, filterless, and doesn’t give a crap who he offends. He is the only man in baseball who doesn’t care if he gets an endorsement or not. He’s there to play the game. He’s there to win. He’s there because baseball is his life.
People think he’s a jerk.
And maybe he is. But if that’s how he has to come off to get people to leave him the hell alone so he can play in peace, so be it. The less people he has to worry about offending, the better.
Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back.
Sway Coffman didn’t mean to rock the boat. She was just there to do her job.
Sure, she was a woman in a man’s world. Yes, she beat out several of those men to get the job as head athletic trainer for the professional baseball team, The Texas Lumberjacks. And yeah, she now got hate mail from those men.
But she’s good at her job, and she earned the position.
What she is not good at, however, is talking to men.
Men seem to see her curvy hips, large breasts and thick thighs and automatically think she is incompetent. Because surely a fat girl couldn’t get the job treating some of the most fit and athletic men in the world, right?
This fat girl got the job, and she is proud of it.
What else did she get?
The attention of the sexiest bearded man she’d ever had the pleasure of laying eyes on.
It was enough to bring to her down to her knees…in front of that man, the hot and grumpy baseball player, Hancock Peters.
Pitch Please is the first title in the There's No Crying in Baseball series. Lani Lynn Vale is one of my favorite authors, and I really didn't know what to expect when I saw that she was releasing a sports romance. It's such a change from her normal romantic suspense that features military heroes and motorcycle clubs, but I am pleased to say I absolutely loved it! Pitch Please is well paced, and told in a dual point of view and has that perfect blend of heart, heat and humor.
Right from the very first chapter I was captivated by Hancock and Sway's story. I've come to expect Lani's books to have an element of sarcasm and humor, and she didn't dissapoint. I quite often found myself giggling and laughing out loud at the banter and interactions of the characters.
The banter is brilliant, it's full of innuendo, flirting, humor and heat, and the sexual tension just oozes off the page. The chemistry is intense and undeniable, but it's also really fun. I loved how this pair are so supportive and caring of each other.
Lani Lynn Vale, creates characters that are incredibly endearing, her female characters are strong and the males are over the top alphas with hearts of gold. Hancock fits this mold to a tee, he's sexy, strong, bearded, tattooed and a dirty talking alpha to boot. Although he's superstitious he doesn't hold back in saying what he thinks, and he can be grumpy and intense, but he's also incredibly sweet. I adored Sway's character she has curves, that make her all the more relate-able, she's sassy, fun and confident in herself, but at the same time vulnerable.
I love a sports romance, and can see myself becoming hooked to this series! I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a sports romance, or is a fan of Lani Lynn Vale's previous books, you will not be disappointed! I will be eagerly awaiting the release of the next book in this series, and cannot wait for more of these dirty talking baseball stars.