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Perfect Pitch: A Hot Baseball Romance (The Diamond Brides series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Mindy Klasky
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Book Description

A hot contemporary baseball romance by bestselling author Mindy Klasky.

Reigning beauty queen Samantha Winger is launching her pet project, a music program for kids. All she has to do is follow the pageant's rules—no smoking, drinking, or "cavorting" in public.

That's fine, until DJ Thomas—God's gift to baseball—throws her a wild pitch. He slams her in an interview, and the video goes viral. Sam's no shrinking violet. She parlays DJ's apology into a national TV appearance—and a very unexpected, very public kiss.

Soon, paparazzi catch the couple in a steamy make-out session, and Sam's music program is on the block. The blazing hot relationship is threatened even more when DJ's son begs to trade in Little League for music class.

Can Sam and DJ sizzle past the sour notes and find their perfect pitch?

Diamond Brides Baseball Series:

Perfect Pitch (DJ Thomas and Samantha Winger)
Catching Hell (Zach Ormond and Anna Benson)
Reaching First (Tyler Brock and Emily Holt)
Second Thoughts (Nick Durban and Jamie Martin)
Third Degree (Josh Cantor and Ashley Harris)
Stopping Short (Drew Marshall and Jessica Barnes)
From Left Field (Adam Sartain and Haley Thurman)
Center Stage (Ryan Green and Lindsey Ormond)
Always Right (Kyle Norton and Amanda Carson)

(Alpha hero, alpha male hero, bad boy hero, billionaire hero, sports hero, athlete romance, baseball romance, sports romance, contemporary romance, hot contemporary romance, hot romance, sexy romance, spicy romance, baseball, beach read, love story, sports)

Books In This Series (8 Books)
Complete Series


  • Editorial Reviews

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    "This introduction to Mindy Klasky's Diamond Brides series is a heartfelt, conflict-ridden story as irresistible as its characters. It's also a whole lot of sexy, savvy fun...  Super-strong conflict, a naughty, tongue-in-cheek tone and the occasional sweet surprise all put Perfect Pitch firmly in the you gotta read this category. Klasky's writing is top-notch, her pacing swift and sure." - USAToday

    About the Author

    Mindy Klasky learned to read when her parents shoved a book in her hands and told her she could travel anywhere in the world through stories. She never forgot that advice. Mindy's travels took her through multiple careers - from litigator to librarian to full-time writer. Mindy's travels have also taken her through various literary genres for readers of all ages - from traditional fantasy to paranormal chick-lit to category romance, from middle-grade to young adult to adult. She is a USA Today bestselling author. In her spare time, Mindy knits, quilts, and tries to tame her endless to-be-read shelf. Her husband and cats do their best to fill the left-over minutes.

    Product Details

    • File Size: 467 KB
    • Print Length: 182 pages
    • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1611383536
    • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
    • Publisher: Book View Cafe; 1 edition (January 30, 2014)
    • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00I5WWKLW
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Word Wise: Enabled
    • Lending: Enabled
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,353 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect book to kick off baseball season! April 6, 2014
    Format:Kindle Edition
    Samantha is a pageant queen who wants to make a difference in the lives of children, by bringing music to their schools. A public relationship is frowned upon, and if she doesn't live up to certain expectations, she could lose her crown and the means to make her dream a reality. Sparks FLY when she meets D.J., a pitcher for a major league ball club. His relationship with his father and his expectations for his son add layers of complexity and angst and affect his relationship with Sam. Their attraction is immediate and their phone calls during D.J.'s road trip allow their relationship to grow in a unique way.

    This is a wonderful read by a very talented author. Mindy mixes emotions and descriptions and creates a wonderful world for the reader. I'm looking forward to the next book in this series!
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    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Pitch Perfect and a double entendre! April 9, 2014
    By Hope
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    I have read most of Mindy Klasky's books. This is by far my favorite.

    Samantha, a minor beauty queen, receives a number of texts in the middle of the night. Pitcher DJ Thomas has slammed her title. To make amends, there is a forced meeting complete with roses and a public apology. When the two meet, sparks fly and they become enamored of each other. There is even a young son who likes the music that Samantha offers in his school. Samantha's obligations prohibit her from having a relationship, but the two find a way.

    I liked the conflict in the story and the sex was actually sexy and interesting rather than perfunctory. The story was fun and a quick read. Be prepared to stay up to finish it!
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    11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Pitch was pitchy June 20, 2014
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    While well written (no typos or grammar issues), but I didn't get drawn into these characters and I really like stories within the sports subgenre.

    This is a relatively short story (read in one setting in just a couple of hours), I felt that some aspects needed better closure (the relationship with his father, as one example).

    There's an HEA, but you never get to read "I love you" between the characters. They never say it to each other, even though the author has made it clear they're in love. A letdown.
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    11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars A fun, sexy read! April 3, 2014
    Format:Kindle Edition
    This short romance quickly draws you into the world of Samantha Winger - from her undesired first encounter with baseball pitcher D.J. Thomas all the way through the complicated, intense and sexy adventure that ensues. Vividly written, romantic and erotic, this is the perfect read to shake off the winter blues and embrace the passion of spring. Highly recommended!
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Too much baseball terms with no explanations June 28, 2014
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    A special thank to the author, for sharing her story for free, and for creating an interesting premise. Personally, the conflict didn't sustain my interest, but I'm sure other readers would enjoy the story.

    *Spoilers Alert*

    Samantha is a military brat who'd been shuffled from one place to another due to her father's career. The only thing constant in her life had been her love for music. Now as the Summer Queen, she has the chance to bring music into children's life with her charity. When a pitcher insults her on national television, she has no one to turn to because all of her friends had deserted her. I had hoped that she'd gain new friends along the story, but it didn't happen. I also wondered about the absence of her family--while her parents were mentioned, they didn't appear even after their daughter's name was splashed and shredded in the media. And how in the first place had she gotten into the pageant circuit when most of the time she seemed so unhappy about it?

    DJ is a baseball pitcher spurred to succeed by an abusive father. As the sad case with abusive children mostly is, he reflects the abuse on his own son. True, the abuse is not physical, as he mostly crushes the child's dreams of learning music, but it's an abuse nonetheless. This point wasn't made clear in the story, and I believe it deserved to be called by its name. When Samantha tries to defend DJ's son's wish to study music, they run into an argument. But, she meekly draws back and time after time when he insults her, she takes him back. That could have turned into another abusive relationship if it wasn't for a teammate who gave DJ a halfhearted advice at the end of the story. And I am left wondering, what kind of army brat would be so meek?
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    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet with just enough spice March 31, 2014
    Format:Paperback
    I like 'em spicy, but I also like 'em when they're sweet and well written and the spice is light, but well done.

    This is a good short romance. Klasky's a good writer and a good storyteller. She even has me caring about baseball in this one. (I know, right?) But I relate to athletes and she nails the athlete's concerns.
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Witty – entertaining – steamy! April 1, 2014
    By ConnieB
    Format:Kindle Edition
    Mindy Klasky has done it again – but this time she’s put her literary skills to the task of a baseball romance that begins with a home run. The plot pits love against some socially constructed organizational rules. The entities take turn at bat and the story heads into the final inning with the rules heavy on the scoreboard. I won’t tell you if love or rules win – you have to read it for yourself. But, I will tell you that I can’t wait for the remaining books in this series to arrive on my Kindle!

    Get into your comfy clothes, poor a glass of wine, grab your favorite blanket and curl up with Perfect Pitch. I guarantee you won’t regret it!
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