Jac Reviews: Stealing Second by Alison Packard

by Jac on September 4, 2015

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Jac Reviews: Stealing Second by Alison PackardStealing Second by Alison Packard
Published by Carina Press on 2015-06-22
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, General, Romance, Sports
Pages: 225
Source: Netgalley
Goodreads
four-half-stars
Book five of Feeling the HeatKatherine Whitton doesn't purposely avoid men and relationships, but she doesn't mind that side effect of immersing herself in her job with the San Francisco Blaze. Years ago she was betrayed by her one true love, and she's never fully recovered, though she's tried by building a new life in a city she loves.It's taken seventeen years for Tom Morgan to get over Katie—Katherine now. Sober now and faced with the incredible opportunity to manage the Blaze, he thinks he'll finally be able to handle working with this beautiful woman without falling to pieces…as long as she doesn't get too close.A crisis with the team's star pitcher forces Tom and Katherine to put in long hours together. Years of animosity melt away as the sexual tension between them ignites. But it'll take more than scorching kisses to avoid the wreckage of the past. And neither Tom nor Katie are sure they're ready to trust each other or risk their hearts for a second chance at happiness.Read The Winning Season and Catching Heat for more stories about the San Francisco Blaze.89,190 words

Alison Packards San Francisco Blaze series is one of my favorites, and as Baseball season comes to a close, I felt like I needed to read something to keep the feeling going a little longer!! (I am a hockey girl, and a Husker Football fan, but I grew up attending White Sox baseball games and have a special place in my heart for “America’s Sport”!!)

I have to admit, this second-chance romance is one of the best books I read this summer! While there moments I was so angry with Katie and Tom for how stubborn they both were?  I loved this book!! I loved their romance, how they were slow to fall back in love – and how they were both stubborn and fighting their instincts!

But really, the jewel of this book? The side story with Trey Gentry had my attention. (And I suppose that means Trey’s book is coming up!! EDIT: Trey and Jade are her current work in progress!!!)

I usually struggle when the coaching staff gets their own book – even though many of them are has-been players! It just doesn’t have the same “action” that the players do! But?? I loved Tom, so I can look past that dislike for this AWESOME book!

If you’re a fan of sports-romance? I highly recommend Alison Packard’s San Francisco Blaze books!

 

Jac

I'm a homeschooling hockey mom from southern Colorado! I spend my free time blogging and reading (when I'm not at the ice arena or hiking in the Rockies!) and I have a crazy addiction to water bottles!

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