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Friday, January 29, 2016

#Review #Giveaway Earning a Ring by @KristinaMathews @TastyBookTours


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EARNING A RING
More Than A Game #4
Kristina Mathews
Releasing on January 19, 2016.
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For Rachel Parker, covering the San Francisco Goliaths is the perfect opportunity to launch her career as a serious reporter. But she didn’t bargain on Bryce Baxter, the team’s star shortstop, tempting her more non-professional aspirations. After tearing up the base paths with him, she finds herself with a little problem, and Bryce might be the only man who can save the game.

Bryce Baxter should be living the dream. His team just won the World Series and he just signed the multi-year contract of his career. But his field of dreams has been overtaken by a fiery redheaded reporter, who’s bearing a news flash that will change both of their lives forever…

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Review 4 Stars
This was a really cute story. It was my first book with this author and series. I didn't feel as though I needed to read the previous books first, although it might have added to the experience. The characters are people you'd want to know, and the story line was fairly unique for being the "oops, I'm pregnant" type of plot. Personally, I am a huge, huge, baseball fan, so that made the book a little more fun for me and I appreciated the author giving the reader a little field time. However, I didn't feel as though is was so much that people who aren't baseball minded (can you believe they exist???) would get bored.

Rachel is an aspiring reporter, and Bryce is the star of the San Francisco Goliaths. She runs (or tries to, but isn't very good at it.), he chases, he catches her, you know, all fun and games until someone gets pregnant. 
Bryce swears he will be there for her and even proposes, trying to do the right thing. While some might think it's a bad reason for him to ask her to marry him, it's not just the baby that propels his decision. He really does want Rachel, and I loved that about him. 
Rachel is a fun and spunky character. She's dedicated to her job and determined not to mix work and her home life, or cross any (even unintentional) lines that would jeopardize her career. It's pretty easy to see why she isn't able to resist Bryce though.
Overall, I enjoyed it. It took me just a little time to really get into it, but once I did it kept a good pace. It didn't really stick with me, but I would recommend it. 
Kristina Mathews doesn't remember a time when she didn't have a book in her hand. Or in her head. But it wasn't until she turned forty that she confessed the reason the laundry never made it out of the dryer was because she was busy writing.

While she resigned from teaching with the arrival of her second son, she's remained an educator in some form. As a volunteer, parent club member or para educator, she finds the most satisfaction working with emergent and developing readers, helping foster confidence and a lifelong love of books.

Kristina lives in Northern California with her husband of more than twenty years, two sons and a black lab. A veteran road tripper, amateur renovator and sports fanatic. She hopes to one day travel all 3,073 miles of Highway 50 from Sacramento, CA to Ocean City, MD, replace her carpet with hardwood floors and serve as a “Ball Dudette” for the San Francisco Giants.


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  1. Thank you for sharing EARNING A RING with your readers.

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