Facility Spring Cleaning Textbook Trade In Amazon Fashion Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon $5 Albums Fire TV Stick Grocery Made in Italy Amazon Gift Card Offer out2 out2 out2  Amazon Echo  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Amazon Echo Introducing new colors Kindle Paperwhite Shop Now SnS
Customer Review

18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Boys of Summer are back!, May 26, 2007
This review is from: Curveball (Richmond Rogues, Book 2) (Mass Market Paperback)
I may be a man, and not just a man, but an alligator man, covered in green, leathery scales with a jawful of sharp, pointed teeth, but even I like to play ball with the latest Kate Angell summer romance, imagining the sunny, breezy world of above-ground dwellers and its attractive young couples playing their intricate mating games which usually involve a lot of flirting and very little slashing teeth in bloody contests of male dominance.

"Curveball" continues the Boys of Summer series detailing the lives and loves of the Richmond Rogues professional ballplayers. In this second installment, the Richmond Rogue's "Bat Pack"--the trio made up of catcher "Chaser" Tallan, right fielder "Psycho" McMillan, and third baseman "Romeo" Bellisaro--get into heat with both their own team and the press, resulting in a 13-game suspension and some very hefty fines. If someone tried to suspend or fine me I would bite his head off; we alligator men believe in settling differences the old-fashioned way.

The Bat Pack's punishment doesn't curb their badboy ways, however, but three spirited, independent women, sports columnist Emerson Kent, interior decorator Keely Douglas, and Chaser's childhood friend Jen Reid, just may. What follows is a fun, engaging romp as these three different women capture the hearts of their three boys, in the process bringing out three fully realized men who are sympathetic and compassionate beneath their macho exteriors. The only thing underneath my scaly exterior is the instinctive urge to bite moving objects and the utter despair of a tortured heart that wants only the briefest of connections with another living thing... before eating it.

"Curveball" is the perfect summer read, combining sports, romance and comedy in a well-written package that abounds with humor and feeling. Is it any coincidence that Kate Angell shares the same surname as Roger Angell, famed baseball writer and editor? Yes, even us sewer dwellers sometimes read The New Yorker. And yes, it probably is just a coincidence. But it won't be any coincidence when you pick up Kate Angell's latest book, assuming you have fingers more dexterous than my reptilian claws, and enter the sporting world of a triple-play romance that leads into a ninth-inning rally of the heart that also sometimes throws at you a, dare I say it, curveball.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]

Comments

Track comments by e-mail

Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-3 of 3 posts in this discussion
Initial post: May 28, 2007 1:43:11 PM PDT
Kate Angell says:
Loved this review - reviewer has an incredible sense of humor. And a marvelous way with words!

In reply to an earlier post on May 29, 2007 3:02:53 AM PDT
viktor_57 says:
I am very honored, Kate Angell, that you would read and respond so positively to my humble review. I am doubly appreciative as it is no easy task to type with claws.

In fact, having a human respond to me in any way other than being filled with sheer terror and running away shrieking is so new to me, and touches my cold-blooded reptillian heart with such feeling, that I may be crying. Yes! I feel wetness on my scaly cheeks!

No, sorry. Those were just crocodile tears. If I ever saw you in person, I would probably still eat you... but not before thanking you for your books and asking for an autograph.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 4, 2012 6:19:24 PM PST
Your reviews are the best! I scrolled through them and belly laughed most of the way.
‹ Previous 1 Next ›

Review Details

Item

Reviewer


Location: Fairview, Your Favorite State, USA

Top Reviewer Ranking: 2,051,090