Title: THE LUCKY CHARM
Author: Beth Bolden
Source: ebook from author for review
IT’S THE BOTTOM OF THE NINTH . . .
Izzy Dalton’s about to strike out. Her new job as the sideline reporter for the Portland Pioneers major league baseball team is problematic on several levels:
1. Baseball is her least-favorite sport. Falling behind golf, tennis, and maybe even curling.
2. What Izzy knows about baseball could fill about three minutes of airtime.
3. Her last experience in front of a camera was in college. Six years ago.
4. The Pioneers’ second baseman has a wicked sense of humor and even wickeder blue eyes.
AND A FULL COUNT. . .
Jack Bennett couldn’t be more uninterested in a little sideline action. He just wants to show up at the park and win baseball games. Izzy is the one woman he should steer clear of, but she’s also the key to his success–and his heart, too.
All Izzy has to do is convince her misogynistic boss she’s competent, learn what the heck an RBI is, and stay away from Jack Bennett. Izzy tells herself it’ll be a snap, but 162 games is longer than she ever imagined and Jack more irresistible than she counted on.
This was a really cute book you can't help but like. Although there was some baseball talk, it wasn't too hard to follow. I know less about baseball than Izzy does. So when baseball talk came up I may have skimmed over it. I hate to be lost in all the nonsense. But if you are a huge fan, then you are definitely going to love the fact that the author knows her stuff. Now don’t get me wrong, I do love the game and even enjoy watching it live. But my interest mostly lies in the uniform. ;)
Now while this book wasn't exploding with suspense and tension, it was a cute read. Every now and then, it is nice to take a break from all the action and drama and read a book that just makes you happy. And that was exactly what it did. It made me happy. I was happy to be reading it, happy to see it worked out in the end, and happy to know there is more coming. Not that the ending leaves us in a cliffhanger, because it doesn't. I just happened to see that the author has this as a series on goodreads. I could definitely see Foxy having his own book.
I did adore the characters. Especially Jack. He is just an all-around good guy. Of course he can be a bit immature at times but he isn't your typical professional baseball player. He loves the game and wants to take his team to the World Series. So he eats, sleeps, breathes baseball. Always has, always will. He doesn't have time for nonsense stuff like dating. Until Izzy.
Izzy is a great gal too. She takes too much crap off her craptastic boss, but she doesn't want to disappoint those that love her. So she goes with it and makes the most of it. If it was me I would have been long gone from that job on day one. It was great seeing her grow from this shell of a woman to something more living! And that is all thanks to Jack. Together they really helped each other become more throughout the book.
Of course I recommend this read...it was a sweet read with bits of romance peppered throughout. I give it 4 Lucky in Love Stars!