Series: Love Between the Bases #1
Published by Avon Books
Publication Date: May 26th, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
Jennifer Bernard, the USA Today bestselling author of the Bachelor Firemen series, scores another homerun with a brand-new series about sexy, single baseball players.
Playing for the Kilby Catfish is hotshot pitcher Caleb Hart’s last chance to salvage his career after a major league meltdown. But the day of his opener with the minor league team, Caleb strikes out with the gorgeous woman who is delivering a petition to run the unruly Catfish out of town. Now to stay in the lineup, Caleb will need to score big with the feisty brunette he can’t keep out of his thoughts.
After the nasty lies Sadie Merritt’s rich ex-boyfriend spread about her all over town, she’s lucky to have a job at all. She can’t afford to screw it up by falling for the player who is supposed to be helping her change the image of the fun-loving Catfish. But that’s easier said than done when Caleb’s voice alone is enough to make her pulse race. And when he surprises her with a mind-blowing kiss, she knows there’s no turning back.
Jennifer Bernard had me at ‘Can the Catfish’ (a perfect pun) and kept me smiling all through with well-placed funny dialogue! All of Me is a humorous and sweet romance about characters that overcome life’s curve balls through perseverance and showcases the best and worst of living in a small-town.
Caleb Hart is a baseball player whose career is on the skids unless he can improve his game. Unfortunately, his minor league team, Catfish, is notorious for its activities off the baseball mound than its game on it and the good and upstanding citizens of Kilby are done. Thus the ‘Can the Catfish’ petition.
Sadie Merritt has lived the last year under a cloud of scandal and is keeping a low profile. As an assistant to the mayor, her newest assignment involves helping clean up the image of the Catfish. Getting involved with Caleb Hart is definitely not on the agenda, especially if she wants to maintain her low profile. Unfortunately sticking to the plan has never been more difficult!
Sadie and Caleb are so alike in many ways. Both Sadie and Caleb have been through very difficult experiences but are still selfless enough to put the needs of their families above their needs. For Sadie, leaving Kilby would be the best thing ever but her mother needs her and she stays put, to her own detriment. Caleb had to take on the responsibility for his siblings when he was barely an adult and even now he’s still carrying the weight of who and what his father is, a secret that is ruining his game and threatening his career. Both of them also have major trust issues, which are very understandable as the story unfolds. However, Sadie and Caleb have to learn that even though they can fight their battles by themselves, having someone to lean on makes the fight easier.
Jennifer Bernard has done a great job with All of Me. Great, well-developed and sometimes outrageous characters; a story that deals with the issue of trust in a lighthearted manner and a very sweet romance, All of Me is a great summer read.