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Publisher's Summary

A ballplayer's girlfriend hides his daughter from him because she fears he's like his abusive father.
Marcia Powers wants nothing to do with ballplayer Brock Carter, especially after she told him to go away and pursue his dreams. She has more than she can handle with an elderly father, a business to run, and a four-year-old daughter posing as her baby sister.
Brock Carter's back in town to rekindle his romance with Marcia, and this time, he's not letting her run him out of town. Marcia is unable to resist Brock, but determined to keep her secret.
Brock's already lost his heart to Marcia once. Will he lose every dream, including baseball, when he discovers the real reason Marcia sent him away?
©2015 Rachelle Ayala (P)2017 Rachelle Ayala Publishing, LLC
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By Adriana B on 10-19-17

Emotional second chance romance

This was an emotional listen. I enjoyed listening to it, although, I found it a bit hard to connect with the main character. I could understand why Marcia did not tell Brock she was pregnant but I found a bit odd the way Marcia treated her daughter. Brock left and she stayed in her hometown. I assumed everyone would have seen her pregnant and would have known she had a daughter. I found it strange her daughter did not call her mom. It seemed she was hiding her daughter from everyone.

Narration was ok and brought the story to life. Tor did an excellent job narrating, but for some reason, I think Charley sounded a bit detached
From the story.

I enjoy Rachelle Ayala’s writing. The book wraps up nicely with a HEA and no cliffhangers. There is some drama and some sweet moments. It is a bit of a rollercoaster ride.

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By ABR-Penelope on 12-13-17

The truth always has a way of finding the light.

The truth always has a way of finding the light.

This is Book 1 of 4 in the Men of Spring Baseball Series by Rachelle Ayala, and currently only 2 available in audio, but the rest are due soon!

Being the first in the series, this could be read as a standalone. I personally would suggest starting with the novella.

Sex Warning:
Author’s Heat rating is Steamy: Sex and lovemaking shown with naughty words for body parts. Love and lust intertwined, but couple is monogamous.

♥ Story ♥
This is a tale of second chances. If you are into those kinds of tales, then you are going to like this. As a mom, I can relate to wanting whats best for your child. I didn’t quite agree with some of Marcia’s actions, but could understand the logic behind her choices.

Marcia Powers told a lie four years ago over a miscommunication and has been running from it ever since, despite never leaving her small town. The holes she digs for herself just keep expanding, as all lies do. Bianca is the one that truly suffers in the wake of her mother’s delusions of grandeur.

Brock Carter did what the love of his life asked of him and left town to pursue his baseball career. He wanted to make himself worthy of her heart. Now he’s back, and determined to claim his dream, but Marcia doesn’t want him to have anything to do with her or her “little sister”. A child that just happens to be close in age to the time frame he left town, but that thought never occurs.

I had more feels for Brock and the other members of Marcia’s family than I did for her. She is a sloppy stack of pancakes on a good day, and she is a bit of a hypocrite. Luckily, the extra personalities balances everything out. There is a sneak peek at the end for Book 02, Playing Catch and it is quite amusing. I can’t wait!

♥ Author ♥
Rachelle Ayala really brings the drama with this story! But don’t fret fans, there is hot steamy goodness too.

♥ Narrator(s)♥
This whole series is voiced by one of the best duos out there! Tor Thom & Charley Ongel deliver again! Their performances make you love a character as much as you want to smack them for being an idiot.

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Audiobook obtained for free at my request and I am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review.
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By A D. on 10-26-17

Sweet Second-chance Sports Romance

Brock and Marsha's story is a loving, second chance baseball themed romance that touches on a few hard subjects including physical abuse and its potential effects. Marsha and Brock do not have the problem of falling in love. In fact love seems to exist naturally between them. But romantic love isn't enough when they struggle with trust and honesty with each other as well as with themselves. It is only when they find the confidence to address their issues that they have a chance of building a life together.

Rachelle Ayala writes multi-dimensional feel-good romances that often include realistic issues. Her characters make mistakes and are flawed but her stories are always hopeful. The audiobooks are just about long enough to explore some of the issues and situations but not so long that the plot drags.

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By Lo on 10-22-17

Great Second Chance Romance

This is a second chance romance, which is a really emotional listen. This is a very well written and well developed story, which draws you in straight away.

The chemistry between Brock and Marcia is great, they are real and relatable.

Tor Thom and Charley Ongel did a great job narrating and bringing the story to life.

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