Title - Pitcher's Baby
Author - Saylor Bliss
Lucas always thought that when he fell in love it would be easy, like catching the perfect pitch. The right girl would slide into his life as seamlessly as a ball into his glove. That’s what he wanted. A typical boy meets girl, girl falls for jock story.
But that’s not what he got.
He had to fall for the one girl he couldn’t have. The one girl he shouldn’t want. His best friend Aaron's younger sister, Charlee.
How could he not? She breathed fresh life back into his empty soul just by existing. Loving her was as simple as existing. He just did and nothing would change that.
If only he could convince her of that.
Charlee Cooper isn't interested in starting another relationship. The scars from her past left her feeling like it would be impossible to ever truly love someone. It was a part of her life she had come to accept. She has her daughter and that is all the love she will ever need.
When secrets from the past are revealed, the subtle sparks between Lucas and Charlee ignite into a fiery passion neither can ignore.
Will the heat destroy everything she is? Or will a chance at love prove the greatest victory of all?
Lucas has made it a long ways in life. From homeless at ten and living in Canada to in his 20’s and being a pitcher in the MLB. He’s loved and lost, yet he isn't completely jaded. Being burned by one woman is enough to make you a little leery, and that's what he is. Until he meets Charlee, his best friend and room-mates sister.
Charlee has had a craptastic life. From being on the run with her mom, seeing a ridiculous amount of drug use, to having a dead beat of a baby daddy. Her only saving grace is her brother Aaron. Until she meets Lucas, question is will she let him in?
DONT READ FURTHER UNLESS YOU WANT SPOILERS
I had a ton of issues with this book, but I will only talk about a couple of them.
1) Everly, Charlee's daughter was a newborn in this book. As a mother of two I know infants are a ton of work. Yet Everly was hardly ever mentioned, unless it was to drop her off at daycare. That bothered me a lot. Especially where she's a single mom, your kid is going to be around constantly, bring the kid into the story!
2) Lucas and Aaron share a house. They are letting Charlee and Everly live with them because its the right thing to do. But there were several times that Bliss mentions Lucas dropping her off at her place and him going to his. HELLO THEY LIVE IN THE SAME HOUSE!
Just this book didn't cut it for me. Here is one quote from the book I liked though;
“She smiles at me, and I can't help but return it. It’s contagious, like Ebola. Ok, that's a really bad comparison, but seriously, if you’re near her and she smiles, you just can't help it.”
”Plot- 2/5Characters- 1/5Heat- 1/5Writing style- 1/5Overall- 1/5
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