Saturday, March 8, 2014

TOUR & #REVIEW: Night Games @Collette_West

Night Games 
SYNOPSIS
The moment Grey Kelleher locks eyes with All-Star shortstop Chase Whitfield, she's a goner. For years, she's watched him play on TV, and now she's gazing at his hard, lean body across a bar in her hometown.

Grey's crush on Chase goes all the way back to his rookie season. So when she approaches him for an autograph, she's startled by what a jerk he can be.

Chase is no mood to humor his fans, even one as alluring as Grey. He's in the last year of his contract and stuck having to prove himself on a minor league team. He's only there to rehab an injury, nothing more.

But when Grey tells him off, Chase realizes her fiery spirit may be just the distraction he needs to take his mind off not being in the majors. His heart is safe. No one's going to break his streak as baseball's most eligible bachelor. Not even someone as irresistible as Grey.
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REVIEW

Night Games is a romantic story about Chase, a gorgeous -yet self absorbed- baseball player who falls for Grey, a stubborn, spirited girl. Their story is sweet and funny, and the book is a quick read.


The plot moves along fast thanks to the antics of the characters. I found Chase unlikable which may have been the intention of the author but it left me with a disconnect. The relationship building is rushed once you get to the half-way point. We go from hate to love in a near blink. And there's a lot going on in the second half that doesn't seem to gel as smoothly as the first half.

I enjoyed the story but there's no "wow" factor. Maybe if there'd been more... more grit, more angst, more conflict... Regardless, it's a good read. Try it out.

RATING
3 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
This book was given to us by the author. Many thanks.


Collette West Bio
Collette West grew up as somewhat of a jock-nerd hybrid. Entering the world three weeks premature, her dad nearly missed her birth because he had seats behind the dugout for a sold-out, highly-anticipated match-up between two of baseball's biggest rivals. Not to be outdone, her book-loving mom taught her how to read by the time she was three. A love of the game coupled with an appreciation for the written word were instilled in Collette's impressionable brain from a young age. No wonder her characters believe in the philosophy: sports + romance = a little slice of heaven.

Splitting her time between the Pocono Mountains and Manhattan, Collette indulges her inner fangirl by going to as many games as she can from hockey to baseball and downloading every sports romance novel in existence onto her iPad. When she's not clicking away on her laptop, she enjoys walking her dog in Central Park, satisfying her caffeine craving at the Starbucks on Broadway and keeping an eye out for Mr. Right. But above all, she loves dishing with her readers. Email her at collette_west@yahoo.com.

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