on October 21st, 2015
Genres: Romance, Sports
Rule of reporting 101-- don't bang your subject.
Sophie Hall has just gotten the opportunity of a lifetime--to profile Nathan Ryder, the hottest baseball player since A-Rod, for her first solo assignment as a reporter. Rumor has it Nathan is going to be drafted to the Major league, and yet he still fits an intense training regime around volunteering at a animal shelter. He's a prodigy with a heart of gold, as American as apple pie and has an ass that deserves a trophy all its own. He may be the country's heartthrob, but Sophie isn't going to fall for that. She just has to remain objective and cover the story.
But she didn't bet on Nathan's gorgeous green eyes or the way his arms flex with muscle when he's holding a bat. And she certainly didn't think he'd be witty and smart and caring. Nathan is completely untouchable, but she can't help it if those lingering gazes turn into something more. How could she not fall at the thought of the hottest guy she's ever met devoting his limited free time to saving puppies?
When Sophie's scoop turns into Nathan's scandal, Nathan needs her more than ever. With both of their careers on the line will they strike out - or hit a home run?
I love a good sports romance and I really don’t think there are enough baseball love stories out there. So, I was excited to read Katie McCoy’s debut novel, Game On and I really enjoyed it!
Main character Sophie Hall is given basically the story of her career, when she is asked to interview baseballs up and coming new star, Nathan Ryder. She feels like she has something to prove not only to herself, but to her co-workers who are mostly men and pretty much want to see her fail. Unfortunately Nathan doesn’t make her job easy, because he is a pretty hard nut to crack. With his reluctance to be interviewed and the sexual tension between the two of them (that they are both fighting), Sophia has a hard time getting her story.
The banter between Nathan and Sophia was super cute and although I am not the biggest baseball fan, after reading this book, I found myself wanting to watch a game just to check out those tight white pants and sexy buns on display! Nathan is definitely not your typical “player” main character. He is really sweet, giving, and loves doing charity work. There was a couple moments that things Sophia said got on my nerves, but she was still a very likeable main character. I think my only complaint about this book would be that is it a tad on the “insta-love” side. But, then it also is a shorter love story, so things had to move a little quicker. I loved the epilogue, but wish we got to see a bit further into the future of how things turned out.
If you are a fan of sports romance and are looking for a quick, sweet, sexy, love story then definitely pick this one up!