Better Than Perfect
Book 1, More Than a Game
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More Than A Game, #1
The woman he left behind and the son he never knew are tougher opponents than any he's met on the field.
Pitcher Johnny "The Monk" Scottsdale has won awards, been named an All-star and has a perfect game to his credit. Known for his legendary control both on and off the field, his pristine public image makes him the ideal person to work with youth players in a preseason minicamp. Except the camp is run by the one woman he can't forget. . .the woman who made him a "monk."
Alice Harrison's three strikes include an unexpected pregnancy, a marriage of convenience and young widowhood. She once traded her dreams so Johnny could have a chance at making it to the Majors. Johnny comes back into her life just as she's ready to resign as foundation director and pursue her own dreams of finally earning her teaching credential. Her plans may go on hold, though, depending on the reaction when she confesses she may have kept a major league secret from Johnny and her son.
With the minutes ticking by until Johnny will leave for spring training, they'll need to let go of the past and work together in order to win the game of love.
CONTENT WARNING: Some strong language, consummated love scenes
I hated Alice. Absolutely hated her. She was annoying as a mom, her babying Zach was at the forefront too much & got obnoxious. (You're a mom, I get it but it's too much) She makes women looked bad with the choices she made. Then she reconnects with Johnny & she can't make up her freakin mind. To hear her inner monologue was frustrating, I wanted to smack her! As far as Johnny goes he was fine, nothing stood out that made me swoon but whatever.
You didn't get to really see them as a couple, it was drama, back & forth bs. All the added drama took away from what should be been the reader getting to experience why the couple was supposed to be so great together. Then it got wrapped up so quickly it felt really rushed & sloppy.
I love baseball & I happen to love the SF Giants so I liked to reading the familiar things at the stadium like the coke bottle & glove, the gilet garlic fries.
Overall, it was a 'meh' read. I didn't feel the chemistry, the love scenes were boring. The couple wasn't really together for me to rally them.