“Life is a series of stupid decisions interrupted by luck.”
➦Ty is a daughter of a legendary closer for Yankees. She is also a ball girl and she travels with the team to all of the games.
➦Chase Stern is a star player with questionable reputation who gets traded in to Yankees. He knows Ty is off-limits but despite it all he is drawn to her.
➦Their forbidden romance blooms but eventually comes to a stop due to some unfortunate circumstances. Years pass until these two cross paths again. Will there be a second chance for them?
➦And in the midst of it all there is a mystery. A series of unsolved murders somehow connected to Yankees.
❤Alessandra Torre is one talented lady. I enjoy her writing, it kept me glued to the pages. The sex scenes were scorching hot, the plot twists unpredictable. I really loved the baseball aspect and learned some new stuff about the game 🙂
❤The quote I used in the beginning… There were some stupid decisions made which changed the course of MC’s lives. People make mistakes, they pay for their mistakes, they move on. I think that’s actually a big part of this book and I respect Torre for not sugar coating anything.
✘There were some things that I would have preferred to be different… No, it wasn’t the cheating. Yes, there’s CHEATING it this book, deal with it. Or don’t. You’ve been warned.
I’ve read a bunch of reviews where people are outraged about the cheating. Well, unfortunately, it’s part of life… just look at the divorce rate. I suppose there are assholes who cheat just for the sake of cheating but let’s be realistic – most people probably do it because they are unhappy in a relationship.
Ty wasn’t unhappy in her marriage, but you have to look at the circumstances she was in. It’s always easy to sit there and judge – “Oh, I wouldn’t do that if I were her! That’s so selfish!” People are selfish creatures by nature and have different values/views on life. Baseball was big part of Ty’s life. Why should she have dropped everything for a man the second he came back into her life? It’s not always black and white!
✘Ty and Chase went from friends to lovers too fast for my liking – it felt a bit too rushed. But I suppose with the whole mystery aspect of the book there wasn’t enough pages to fit it all in. Chase’s transformation from a bad boy to a good boy happens very rapidly… I would have loved more gradual progression.
✘The plot twist and the mystery. Didn’t love it. I actually could have gone without, but that’s just me… I prefer more focus on relationships between the characters and character development. 😛 Everything was leading to this big moment and you know it’s coming… and I just thought it took away from the romance in the second half of the book.
➦I definitely recommend this book for those who like sports romances, forbidden love stories, murder mysteries and suspense. 🙂 Those who are super sensitive about cheating should probably stay away.