I loved this book! Loved it hard from beginning until the end. This second book in ‘Balls in Play’ series was definitely my favorite book by this author and I truly believe she outdid herself with this one. ‘Major Love’ was gripping, truly gripping with two most endearing main characters I’ve read in a while. Kate did a fantastic job blending the sweetness and sexiness together and delivered a delightful read that really entertained me for a couple of hours.
“I wanted to climb into his chest and live there because I was sure for the first time in my life, I’d met a one-of-a-kind man.”
Andy is a retired baseball player who owns a successful bar and loves to brew his own beer. His heart was shattered just recently into pieces when the woman he considered to be the woman of his dreams rejected him and decided to leave town. Needless to say, Andy is broken and he’s definitely not looking for a new woman in his life. At his best friend, Rafe, engagement party Andy meets April, the maid of honor. After a little too many drinks, Andy starts over sharing some things about him being open and honest about his past and feelings, which April finds to be very sweet and refreshing. April broke up with her boyfriend of 15 years just several months ago. She hopes to find love someday like her friend Alice, but she’s decided in the future not to waste any more of her time on a man who is not as interested in her as she is.
Andy and April start to spend some time together when they have to help with their best friends’ wedding preparations. Soon, sparks start to fly, their connection growing with each and every single one of their encounters and what starts as something sexy and passionate, slowly becomes more for both of them.
“Real love, the good stuff, the kind you can’t live without, comes with more than just a decision to love. It comes with the prices of patience and understanding.”
As I said, I really loved this one. Every single aspect of this story was done to perfection in my opinion. The plot was well developed, the story line very enjoyable, the romance swoon-worthy and the two main characters very endearing. In other words, ‘Major Love’ had everything I love in a good romance.
April was a heroine I loved very much. She was definitely my kind of heroine. This lady was strong, yet vulnerable and didn’t take any crap from anyone, especially our hero, Andy, which I totally loved. She was fantastically portrayed from start to finish and I absolutely loved her sassiness. She was a very endearing character I related to immediately. She had fears and some insecurities, but like I said, she was strong lady. I loved how sweet, thoughtful and understanding she was with Andy and the fact that she was such a good, loyal friend to Alice.
“Beautiful, if you aren’t fighting once in a while with the one you’re fucking, you aren’t fucking the right one.”
Andy was an awesome hero. Really awesome I could say! At some point into the story I was afraid he will transform in that annoying douchebag hero we came across in almost every romantic comedy. But he didn’t and I was happy and also surprised by this fact. Andy was so very sweet, caring and kind and he won me over completely. Like April, I fell in love hard and fast for him. I loved his portrayal as much as I loved April’s.
I think my favorite aspect of this story was the romantic aspect, the two main characters as a couple. Everything about them was perfectly done – their banter, their sexy interactions, the sexual innuendos, everything really was simply fantastic. As for the chemistry between them -WOW – really loved it! These two were scorching hot between the sheets. They were sexy, they were passionate, they were naughty, they were perfect together in every way and I felt this from the very beginning.
“I’d made thousands upon thousands of calls in my life, but the one I was most proud of, the one that I knew would be my most remembered, was that I gave up the majors for love.” – Andy
All in all, ‘Major Love’ was a delightful read – funny, sweet, sexy with a lovely story line and with a lovelier romance that will keep you entertained from the beginning if you like a good, well developed sports romantic comedy.