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Summary

Meet bad boy pitcher, Zach Pritchett....

Two things I love: baseball and Lacey Stark. Back in college, I had them both. But after graduation, I made the biggest mistake of my life. I let Lacey go.

Five years later, I can't complain. A Cy Young winner, I've achieved what I set out to do - pitching in the Major Leagues. Life is great. Until it's not. And the day it all went south? The day Lacey Stark appeared at my post press conference.

The reality of not having her slams against my chest. Lacey's still sexy as hell, sporting more curves and a little more sass. Pitching in the Majors isn't the only thing I want anymore. Now, it's time to go after what I've denied myself all these years. I want Lacey and will stop at nothing until I make her mine.

Lacey seems determined to stay away, but we belong together. I know this. I just need to convince her to give me another chance. Because one thing is guaranteed, I won't stop until she's back in my arms.

©2017 Kimberly Readnour (P)2018 Tantor

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  • Patricia
  • 19-09-18

Wonderful sports romance!

This subgenre of second chance romance is one of my favorites. I love how a couple first will meet and how their history brings them to their second chance. This story sets Zach, as an up and coming baseball pitcher in his last year of college when he meets Lacey. Zach, always the player is taken with her and settles into a comfortable relationship, but when graduation comes and it's time for him to go to his team for training, he leaves Lacey behind. Forward 5 years, and now we get to see him try to make up for his decision. Kimberly Readnour has written this story with care and shows how time can lead to regret, and reward. There is something to be said about growing up and making up and this story shows how both Lacey and Zach have changed during their separation, but the love they have has not diminished. There are things that have happened to both of them that are addressed and how they come together to face the future is a beautiful. Readnour includes a colorful cast of supportive characters that keep things in perspective for this couple, and her well placed humor keeps the listen light and fun.

Zach needs a narration that is both passionate and reflective on his past, and Aaron Shedlock is the perfect fit. I love his ability to make you feel Zach in every part of his life and decisions. While not agreeing with Zach's choices, Shedlock's performance made me empathize with Zach at each turn. Charlotte North's portrayal of Lacey is spot-on. I could relate completely with Lacey, and North gave us all the feels of her life choices. A wonderful listen from these two narrators.

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  • P1965
  • 12-11-19

Easy heroine

Another doormat and easy heroine! She started out strong but end up as a doormat! The hero was selfish. I didn’t like main characters, therefore bad story.

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  • Love my audiobook
  • 11-03-19

Second chance, but hero?

Guy and girl fall in love in college. Guy moves on without looking back. They meet up after years apart. Big secret, she was pregnant. Guy gets a, 'how could you do this to me' attitude . I don't understand why some storylines insist on 'blaming' the woman for not telling the 'father' (dumper) about the pregnancy. HE broke it off! I listened to this twice. Understanding the need for angst and realizing it made me feel just what it was meant to make me feel, I raised my rating. Very well written and narrated. It was the story - not the writer or narration I was upset with.

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  • Miss Listen Alot
  • 12-09-20

Good story .... bit short though

This was a first book I’ve read by this author and I will read the next ones in the series. The story was great and kept my interest. For a sports romance there was a good amount of attention to the sport (some sport romances never even include the sport just refer to it).

I will say I wished that the author spent more time unwrapping the story as it felt rushed and a bit superficial on some areas. However this didn’t stop me wanting to listen to more. The female lead Lacey was a bit clueless with birth control and I found this out of character with her personality and strength. Zach seemed to change his mind with a blink of an eye. If the author spent a bit more time developing these story lines the book would have been a fantastic five star.

The narrators did a great job and I was able to enjoy the story with any reminders that’s this was a book being read.