REVIEW – MAJOR LOVE (Balls In Play #2) by Kate Stewart

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SYNOPSIS:

“I met her at an all-time low . . . the worst night of my life—a time I never wanted to remember.”

“It was a night I could never forget.”

“When it came to women, I swore I was done with wishful thinking. Ball and my coaching career were all that mattered.”

“I reminded him it wasn’t.”

“She was everything I was afraid of.”

“He was everything I’d ever wanted.”

“She was fire—an irresistible piece of southern heaven that I couldn’t stay away from.

“He was smoke that clouded me in every imaginable way.”

“And the sex . . .”

“Dear God, the sex . . .”

“I fell hard, and she gave me hell at every turn.”

“I made a promise I was hell bent on keeping.”

“And you kept it.”

“Hell yes I did.”

“Fuckin’ A.”

This is a SPORTS ROMANCE and can be read as a stand alone.

 

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FIVE STARS*****
{BETA & ARC Generously Provided by Author}

”I looked into that man’s eyes and I saw him, and he was beautiful, so beautiful I fell in love on the spot. I just knew that he was something special, that he was…”

“That night, he made me promise to give my heart to a man who deserved it. He told me to make him earn it, and before I promised him that, I swore I wouldn’t waste any more time with a man who didn’t love me the same.”

 

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This is the sixth Kate Stewart book I’ve read, and that’s not including the seven I’ve read written under her other pen name, Angelica Chase. What I’ve come to learn about this woman is that she puts her blood, sweat, and tears into every novel she writes. She never does anything half-assed. This woman went through hell while writing MAJOR LOVEand it’s apparent that the end product is nothing short of a masterpiece because of her efforts. I have no doubt Kate can write a story from any genre she attempts to tackle. Unlike its predecessor, Major Love is packed with incredible angst and a beautiful but broken Hero who will steal your heart the moment he bares his soul to you early on in the story.

 

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Andy Pracht is Rafe’s best friend that we met in ANYTHING BUT MINOR. He’s a great guy whose only mistake in life was giving his heart to the wrong woman. Kristin was a waitress who worked in Andy’s bar and the two had formed a very close relationship but all the while Kristin was pining for Rafe, who never gave her any indication that he reciprocated her feelings. Now some may think she wasn’t a bad person but I do believe she gave Andy little snippets of hope and for that, she’ll always be the bad guy to me. The story takes off very early on when at Rafe and Alice’s engagement party, Andy has drunk himself into a stupor. When he first meets April, he is standoffish because his heart is still pretty shattered and his trust in women is nonexistent. April however, finds herself instantly attracted to Andy and even a little intrigued too.

April Turner is Alice’s next door neighbor. She works as a 911 operator and has unselfishly put her life on hold while she helps her sister, whose husband was a police officer who was killed while on duty. April moved in with her sister to help take care of her two nephews. This didn’t sit well with April’s boyfriend of almost fifteen years and ultimately led to their breakup. April is also a little gun-shy when it comes to relationships with the opposite sex, just as Andy is. But what we come to learn early on is that these two couldn’t be more perfect for each other. They are each other’s true other half.

 

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On the night of Alice and Rafe’s engagement party, Andy splits himself wide open for April and lets her in on the soul-shattering loss he carries silently in his heart. They have one of the most intense conversations two people could ever share. It leaves a lasting impact on April and even results in her falling for Andy. The only problem is that Andy ends up having no recollection of their night together when he wakes up the next morning. He was so beyond wasted that he blacked out most of what happened the night before. Since April and Andy are the maid of honor and best man, they end up having to spend quite a bit of time together and ultimately they are unable to fight the building attraction between them. I would rate the steam between these two – TEN PANTY MELTING STARS!!

 

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But everything is not all hearts and flowers for our couple. April tries to protect her heart because she believes that Andy is still in love with Kristin and that she’ll never win his love. Andy has vowed that he will never be with a woman who doesn’t put him first in her heart and for some reason, he questions whether April can be that person. So the two spend a lot of time being clueless and even ridiculous but oh how it makes for some serious angst!!

Will Andy and April eventually get their act together??!! Well, you’re going to have to read this one to find out!

If you love a good Sports Romance that is laugh-out-loud hilarious, panty melting inducing and will leave you swooning like a love sick fool, then you really need to one-click this little gem!!

MAJOR LOVE is currently available!!

Amazon: http://bit.ly/majorlovekindle
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2fub8or
Amazon AU: http://amzn.to/2gcwNlu
Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/2fXs2JM

 

 

 

*****Dee’s Review*****

5 ++++ ~My Carolina Girl~ Stars*****

( ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review)
(BR with Mel & Patty)

I had a blast reading this book! Major Love was nothing but romance and fun, and I can see myself re-reading this book a million times more. Simply AMAZING!!!

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Andy is Rafe’s best friend, we met him in the first book of this series. He is a retired baseball player, who loves to brew amazing beer, runs a very successful bar in Charleston and is in love with his best friend Kristina. The problem is, that Kristina is in love with Rafe and since he can’t reciprocate the love, and to avoid hurting Andy’s feelings, she decides to leave the city and move to Atlanta with her son, leaving Andy devastated.

Rafe and Alice are getting married and as their best friends, April is the maid of Honor and Andy is serving as the best man. On the night of the engagement party April and Andy meet, they are instantly attracted to each other, but both of them have been burned by love before, so their first meeting turns out to be both passionate and disastrous.

Andy can hardly contain himself around April. She’s funny, beautiful, voluptuous and her southern accent is so sexy to him, he feels like she’s dangerous to his health. April too is super attracted to Andy’s athletic good looks and ginger hair, he is also super sweet, and she just melts every time she’s around him.

These two start hanging out a lot in order to help Alice plan the wedding, and by the time the big event rolls around, Andy and April are done controlling themselves and just give into the passion that’s been brewing between them for months. The problem is, that Andy is moving away since he accepted the position of coach and April has promised not to settle for a guy again; she has a lot going on with her life and family, and can’t afford to lose her heart again.

Can Andy and April do the long distance thing, and keep the relationship casual? Or will they fall helplessly in love and once again sacrifice everything in the name of love?

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Author Kate Stewart is a genius when it comes to writing rom-com. Her humor is so bright and sassy, causing big belly laughs as you read this book. Also, the woman can write sexy, and I mean hot, sizzling, passionate scenes, so you see, the perfect combination in a story.

When a book can make you giggly happy and melt your heart and every other part of your body, that’s a winner to me, and Major Love was that, a total hit!!!!

A book so wonderful I wish I could gift a copy to every single person on this planet, so they too, can feel the happiness I felt when I read this book.

Don’t wait any longer and pick up this amazing series today. Both books in this series are sports themed romances to perfection.

My Major Love music playlist:
*I was made For Loving You by Kina Grannis
*Wings by Birdy
*Save Room by John Legend
*At Last by Etta James
*Love On The Weekend by John Mayer

 

*****Mel’s Review*****
5 Stars!
(ARC provided by author)
(BR with Dee & Patty)

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April Turner is a beautiful woman from Charlston, SC who is a 911 operator. She broke things off several months ago with her boyfriend after 15 years together. Now single, she wants it all next time she puts her heart on the line. She wants passion & to be #1 to the man she gives her heart to.

April attends an engagement party for her friends Rafe & Alice. She meets the best man Andrew Pracht. Andy is gorgeous & she enjoys flirting with him. After a few drinks he over shared a bit with April. It’s clear he’s suffering from a broken heart, but he’s raw, open & honest, and April kinda falls for him a little.

 

As maid of honor & best man, Andy & April help out with wedding preparations for Rafe & Alice. As they spend time together they really enjoy each other’s company. Andy doesn’t remember pouring his heart out to April & April longs for the sweet, open man who she connected with a few nights ago.

Andy is retired from playing minor league baseball for the Charlston Swampgators, & owns a bar where he brews his own beer. He recently fell for a woman who didn’t return his affections. He wanted to find his forever woman who had the type of heart he craved, but was now a little gun shy with women. He wanted to be in a relationship, but things never seemed to work out for him.

 

As April & Andy work together for their friends wedding they just click. They share an intense attraction & connection. They finally give in to their desire & are explosive together. The sex is incredibly & they love being together. Soon real feelings blindside them both & they have to decide what they are to one another. April has Andy’s attention, but decides she wants his heart. Will Andy take the leap & put his heart out there again?

 

-She was the epitome of everything I wanted in a woman.

-Her jokes, I got them. Her sarcasm, I adored it. Her sassy mouth, I kissed it every chance I got. Her moans, I would never stop working for. Her heart… well, I wanted it.

-Andy is the kind of man I’ve wanted my whole life.

-Andy had me, heart and soul.

 

I adored Andy in Anything But Minor & was desperate for more. Kate definitely delivers in Major Love. She did something I didn’t think was even possible & made me love him even more than my Rafe. Andy is such a beautiful soul. He’s a swoony, gentle, kind, loving, hot as hell man! Gorgeous inside & out. I fell hard for Brew Master Andy and his big heart! Loved this book so much! I need a book for a Rowdy next! :))

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