13 July 2016

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Read:: Stealing Home by Nicole Williams

I have been sharing on my page for a few weeks, including the cover reveal and the excerpt reveal. I knew I was going to love this book. First off its a sport romance, my favorite kind of romance!! I have never read a Nicole Williams book so I wasn't sure what to expect with writing style.
I loved reading about Allie and Luke. Allie is a trainer on the team, what a job to have. Hot guys, traveling, and doing a job you love. Luke is the Shocker's star player. I absolutely loved that he was not portrayed as a play boy, man whore, or after every girl. He was a regular joe when it came to wooing women. He had been burned in the past and kept himself guarded. Although when he sees Allie, he waits until the perfect time to try to make a move. Although they make fun of his first line to her through the entire book, I enjoyed how he struck up conversation with her. Any other normal guy would have taken the shot when it arose.  His relationship with his sisters really sealed the deal.
Allie just doesn’t want her job to be seen as something she was given because of her relationship status and is really hesitate to even try to start anything with Luke. I liked that most of this book they were mature adults.
Now the way that everything went down around 70%, I could have choked Allie. She didn’t give Luke the time of day to explain and I was huffing and puffing waiting for her to get her head out of her butt.
Nicole did a great job conveying the emotions being felt by both characters and those around them.  She didn’t lead us to believe there would be another other book or series made out of the Shockers but I wouldn’t mind hearing that Reynolds is getting a book.

From New York Times and USATODAY Bestselling Author, Nicole Williams:

Being the only woman working for a professional baseball team isn’t easy.  As the San Diego Shock’s newest athletic trainer, Allie knows all about long hours, endless travel, and warding off players’ advances. Given she’s already the subject of a handful of rumors about how “lucky” she was to have earned such a coveted position, she can’t so much as flutter an eyelash a player’s way if she wants to be taken seriously.  

But number eleven is doing more than fluttering eyelashes Allie’s way. Far more. Luke Archer is at the top of his game and doesn’t let the fear of striking out keep him from swinging. This is a motto he applies both on and off the field, but Allie appears immune, seeming to view Luke as nothing more than caution tape on legs. 

He’s a player, and in Allie’s experience, they’re all the same. She won’t risk her job or her heart to another one, no matter how different this one claims to be. But as Allie gets to know him, she discovers the number eleven the public thinks they know is very different from the real Luke Archer. He seems too good to be true. 

And maybe he is. 

Allie will have to confront the stories attached to a player of Luke Archer’s stature and decide who she’ll put her faith in—The man she’s falling for? Or the rumors?

***Due to mature content, this book is for readers 18+***

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