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Nat Owen, First Base (Bottom of the Ninth) (Volume 4) Paperback – April 7, 2017
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I volunteered to review this story for my honest opinion.
Ok, I think I have to disclose that we do get to a HEA, but I'm not gonna say more and spoil this one for you. I will say that the characters were realistic and believable (despite my desire to physically abuse Nat) and the plot well done. Jean Joachim really does do a top-notch job in writing her sports romances. Once again she's written a very different kind of novel within the same series while somehow staying true to the series (including lovely catch-up cameos with characters that had led prior books in the series) and managing a pretty darn excellent sports romance.
I have to say that Nat was sweet but naive and definitely but our heroine through the ringer on their way to their HEA.
Another great read from auhor Jean Joachim
Nat Owen is young, handsome, single, and has just become the World Series MVP. He’s on top of the world and living his life to the fullest, including dating a world famous country singing star. Sharing in all her perks, publicity, and parties, and yet he is also yearning for what his teammates have. A wife or fiancée to share his dreams and accomplishments with, someone he can talk baseball with, someone like Nicki Overton, the best friend of his best friend, and teammate’s, fiancée. Nat is under the impression that, in his charmed life status, he can have both country singer, Lucy, and beautiful, female, softball catcher, Nicki.
Nat has always been a gentleman with Nicki, flirting with her, but never stepping over the line. This has led Nicki to believe that Nat is not really interested in anything more than friendship with her. She has been attracted to him since the first time they met but has never really let him know that. She’s afraid he will reject her, and break her heart. Not willing to take that chance she decides she will have to settle for just friendship with Nat.
A holiday snow storm changes everything for Nicki, but Nat is not ready to give up all the glitz and glamour that Lucy can bring to him and he has a hard time understanding why Nicki is not willing to wait for him. Life is tough, and Nat is about to learn some lessons the hard way.
What will it take to make Nat realize that fame and fortune will never warm his heart or give him the peace, joy, and comfort that Nicki did?
This one brought out all my emotions and had me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. It had me laughing one minute and angry the next. Mentally high-fiving Nicki while wanting to smack Nat on the back of his head and tell him to wake up. I love this book, it allows its characters to be human, to have flaws, and gives them a chance to redeem themselves. It has a soul.
Their journeys and the consequences each must deal with makes for a very realistic scenario, and I will admit, my pompoms beat wildly for Nicki and maybe not so much for Nat, but in the end, he managed to win me over... big time.
The writing, as always, is crisp and on point, and it draws you completely into this very competitive and demanding world of professional sports. But Nat Owen, First Base goes that extra mile and takes you into the uncomfortable world of reality checks when ambition and fame seriously conflict with what makes their star players and everyone close to them tick. The ending is satisfying and I'm eagerly looking forward to more books in this excellent sports romance series.