Thursday, September 11, 2014
Mighty Casey by Willa Okati #REVIEW
Novella: The only thing extroverted Nate loves more than baseball is his quiet, reserved Casey. The feeling's mutual, thanks--but it isn't all fun and games. A wedding planner, Casey's booked solid during the summer months and thanks to a certain poem about the Mudville Nine, cringes at the thought of ball games. Fair's fair--with seven older sisters who redefined “wedding drama”, Nate freezes at the thought of tying the knot. Casey might wish things were different, but he wouldn't trade Nate, his big heart, or his skills between the sheets for a wedding worthy of a Rockefeller.
After losing a strip poker bet, Casey's promised forfeit is spending a full day at a softball tournament. He's sure there's more going on than a simple sports wager and wonders what Nate's up to, but he's curious enough to jump in and commit. And so, finally, is Nate, who's planning a surprise involving an engagement ring and a proposal from the pitcher's mound.
But things don't go quite according to scheme for the odd couple when Nate takes his lover out to the ball game. And who knows what might happen when Casey's called up to bat?
I love stories that are about established couples, I know the finding love stories are popular but I like the idea of lasting love. The two characters in this story are great and they blend well with each other. Not quite opposites attracting, but close.
The back and forth banter between them worked for me and I found myself smiling a lot. The authors play on major brand name items was particularly humorous. But as someone who has spent a tremendous amount of time at the ball field it was difficult to read everything revolving around that aspect of the story. It was all just so wrong.
The cast of secondary characters were fun and helped round out the story adding laughter and amusement. This is a fun quick read with a lot of interesting sexual encounters.
Mighty Casey# 2
If opposites attract—and in this case, they do—then Casey and Nate fit like puzzle pieces. Though married for a year and still rocking the honeymoon lifestyle, Casey’s starting to feel like it’s time for the next big challenge.
Casey’s never been interested in having kids, but knows Nate would love a family of their own and would be a fantastic father. He thinks he’s ready to put aside past prejudices, but he knows it’s not the kind of decision you make on a whim. Nate only wants to have a family with Casey if Casey wants it just as much. Neither would accept anything less.
The annual Rule family reunion is the perfect time and place for Casey to take his hopes for a test drive and inform his choice. He’ll have plenty of chances to practice—with Nate’s ménage-a-parents and seven sisters, there’s a smorgasbord of family to observe and a half-dozen babies to test his limits.
(And a few games to play. This is Nate, after all!)
Is Casey ready to grant Nate his wish to become a dad and wind up the pitch for a proper “home” run?
Casey and Nate are back and it's reunion time with the Rule family. Nate comes from a unique family structure in that he has two dads but what a loving environment to grow up in. He also has 7 sisters and is the only boy so you can imagine what that was like growing up.
They have come to that time in their relationship where the question to have children or not is being asked and while Nate would love to have a big family Casey isn't sure. What better time to test out your parenting skills than a family reunion with lots of little ones running around.
While the story was fun and entertaining there were a couple of things that seemed to happen for no reason and left me a bit perplexed and gave the story a disjointed feel.
RATING: 3 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries each. This book was given to us by Loose Id. Many thanks.