Thursday, January 7, 2016

Caught by You (Love Between the Bases #2) by Jennifer Bernard - Blog Tour, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway

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Love Between the Bases #2
Jennifer Bernard
Releasing Dec 29th, 2015
Avon Books

Love comes out of left field in the second novel in USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Bernard's sexy baseball-themed series...

Months of alternately flirting and bickering with Kilby Catfish catcher Mike Solo just turned into the hottest kiss of Donna MacIntyre's life—and that's a major league complication. Any hint of scandal could keep her from getting her son back from her well-connected ex. Then Mike comes up with a game-changing idea: a marriage proposal that could help win her case—even as it jeopardizes her heart.

Mike hasn't been able to get the gorgeous, gutsy redhead out of his fantasies. The least he can do is fix the mess he helped create. Yet their engagement is quickly becoming about a lot more than doing the right thing. Because after swearing he'd never risk love again, Mike has found a passion that puts all his emotions in play, and a woman he'll go to bat for again and again.

He ran a hand through the rough curls at the back of his head. “I have to confess something.” His Catholic-boy conscience had been tugging at him this whole time. “Only a couple of those library books are mine. Mostly they’re my neighbor’s. He’s house-bound, so I pick up books for him.”

Amusement lit up her little heart-shaped face. “Your confession is that you don’t read big piles of books, and that you go to the library for your neighbor? I’m crushed. I was thinking there was a secret genius hidden inside that ripped body.”

“Maybe I was trying to impress you. We’ve been dancing around each other all season. Don’t you want to see if there’s anything to this chemistry?”

Her eyes widened. “Here? Are you trying to add public indecency to all those fines?”

“Just a kiss. One kiss. There’s nothing indecent about a kiss.”

She considered that for a long moment, while a pleasant tension rose between them. Finally she seemed to make up her mind. She took a step forward, brushing against him.

“Nothing indecent, Priest? I’ve got news for you.”

“What’s that?”

“There is if you do it right.” And she lifted her mouth to his.

We first met Mike and Donna in All of Me and the sparks between them continue in the second book of the series. Their chemistry is amazing and the humor between them is hilarious. They really are perfect for each other. Mike's heart was broken by his high school sweetheart when he decided to leave the Navy so that he was able to donate a kidney to his older brother. Now playing baseball in the minors, he takes a vow of celibacy at the start of each season as to not get distracted. Donna is trying to regain custody of her son and prevent her ex and his new fiancee from getting full custody - she cannot get involved with Mike, but she cannot deny the attraction she feels towards him. When their PDA gets caught on camera, Mike proposes marriage as a way for their relationship to help Donna with the custody case in case of hurting it. Although reluctant at first, Donna accepts and soon they are both feeling more than sexual chemistry. They encounter some road block on their way to happily ever after, along with some really funny moments between Donna and Mike and some really emotional moments between Mike and his brother. I loved reading this book and look forward to the next Catfish getting caught.

I received an ARC via Edelweiss for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review, all conclusions are my own.


Jennifer Bernard is a graduate of Harvard and a former news promo producer. The child of academics, she confounded her family by preferring romance novels to … well, any other books. She left big city life for true love in Alaska, where she now lives with her husband and stepdaughters. She’s no stranger to book success, as she also writes erotic novellas under a naughty secret name not to be mentioned at family gatherings.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for your review! I'm so happy you enjoyed Mike and Donna's story.