Series: Balls in Play #1
Published by Self-Published on July 12th 2016
Genres: Romantic Comedy, Sports Romance
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“She’s a nerd.”
“Okay, she’s a flight instructor.”
“He’s a ballplayer.”
“The best that ever was.”
“Technically, you aren’t according to MLB stats.”
“See? Total nerd. She also has no filter.”
“He’s no southern gentlemen.”
“I had one last season to prove my worth.”
“I’d never seen a game.”
“He told me he was a player.”
“She told me she was a lesbian.”
“But you fell in love with me anyway.”
“Yeah, baby, I totally did.”
*18 and older
*Language and sex
I’ve got a cure for anything that ails you, and it’s called Anything But Minor. Kate Stewart knocks it out of the park in this feel-good sports romance that’s hilarious, sweet, and deliciously sultry.
I have the biggest girl crush on nerdy Alice! Her crazy antics seriously left me in tears. I love her Google addiction, her obsession with 80s movies, her sassiness, her truthfulness, and especially her imperfections. Most of all, I appreciate the way she fearlessly embraces every opportunity. Her ability to end even the crappiest day by declaring it the best day ever is so stinking endearing.
Rafe? Well, he’s only the most lovable piece of athletic man candy to cross my Kindle in awhile. He has no ego, no pretense, and he’s completely enamored with my girl, Alice. She’s a smart flight instructor (à la Kelly McGillis in Top Gun), he’s a gifted minor league baseball player, and together they create some intense chemistry. The bedroom scenes may pack a bit of heat, but there’s a surprising amount of humor mixed in.
There are a couple of minor characters that might have enhanced the story even more if better utilized, but the book doesn’t lack for interesting supporting characters. I especially loved Dutch, the faithful baseball fan, as well as Rafe’s best friend, Andy.
The book takes place in Charleston, South Carolina, and you can tell the author has an affinity for the area. The city is almost a character unto itself, and seeing the town through Alice’s eyes makes her a fantastic tourist guide.
Anything But Minor is an utterly enjoyable book that combines the best of comedy and romance. I highly recommend it if you’re looking a light pick-me-up that will make you swoon and smile.
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** ARC received in exchange for an honest review. **