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Finn, as mentioned, got himself into some serious hot water last season. He is determined to keep his head down, not make waves, and play good baseball in his quest to go back to the majors. I seriously 100% loved Finn. He is that golden unicorn of Romancelandia, the man who actually can change. He sees where he was going wrong, he understands why he was drinking and partying wayyyy too much, he knows he has to get his head together, and does everything he can do to stay on the straight and narrow. He calls Eva out on her nonsense several times. Finn knows what he wants, and he is willing to work to get it.
Eva, on the other hand, drove me bat-crap crazy. I get why she was reluctant to get involved with Finn - he's younger than she is, his reputation, she works with him. All of that was very understandable. But the Martyr Cape she wore as a Life-Repellant Device - Good grief.
Eva lost her parents and gained custody of her three younger sisters. Her sisters have flown the coop, and Eva is planning some changes of her own. I say planning, because she is as far from committed to her own happiness as any heroine I have ever read. She won't tell anyone her plans, she hesitates to take the final step that will actually move her life forward...Spineless martyr, thy name is Eva.
So then along comes Finn, her secret crush, and lo and behold, he likes her. So what does she do? Pushes him away. Over. And over. And OVER. Even after the head of the team reminds her that there is no restriction against dating players. Even after every reader who reads this is all, "You want short-term. You're leaving, he's leaving, Somebody is going to leave at the end of the season. Built in guarantee of short term. WHAT is your PROBLEM?!?" Or maybe that was just me...
There were things(such as the above-mentioned reasoning for not getting involved with Finn) that just flat did not make sense. Eva harps on this short term thing, but doesn't want to get involved because she is leaving. Connor, FInn's friend from the Preachers, shows up as the pitcher in a Saint's game. Double-headers. They are RARE, not every other series. In the majors, they are only used if a game has to be postponed or cancelled. So from the love story to the plot points, there were things that made me go, "Wha??"
Eva finally decides to do what she wants, despite her younger sister trying to keep her in Saratoga, after her two other sisters work out the logistics for her, and tell her she has to. Then Eva is all, "Oh, okay" I had to set my Kindle down because I wanted to throw it against the wall. And speaking of Selfish Sister, she's a independent programmer. Why can't she just move to California with Eva, if she thinks she needs her so much? I guess we weren't supposed to think of that? I dunno.
So, bottom line - I loved Finn. The sports part of the book was fairly accurate, though there were some points that were off. I could not stand the heroine. (I ususally say shero, but Eva is no shero) If spineless wonders for a heroine don't bother you, and you enjoy wishy-washy behavior from said heroine, this title may work for you. Finn makes up for a lot.
Fin Castro was known in book 4 of this series as being the most self jerk in the whole world...In book 5 his selfish ways have caught up with him and he is sent to play for the Sarasota Springs Preachers...aka his last chance before he gets kicked out of professional baseball.
No matter how you look at it Fin is determined to get back to NY and Eva is determined to get away and begin her life. The real question is can love convince Fin and Eva that the only place they need to be is with each other? Read and find out!
I received this book from Net Galley for my honest review
I have read every book in this series and somehow I fall more in love with every new character as well as all of the old ones.
I did not think it was possible for Fin to come back from his stroll on the wild reckless path he was going down but hey everyone deserves a second chance... it's all about what you do when you get it. Eva and Fin were great together she was such a good girl that his inner bad boy couldn't help but take notice of the perks that came along with actually caring about others.
Overall this book was great. I loved it and I was extremely surprised by what actually made me cry and whose side I chose to be on when everything goes to hell. Great job Melanie, please oh please keep them coming!
Eva Harlowe has spent the years since her parent’s death raising her 3 teenage sisters. Now that they’re all out of the nest it’s time to focus on herself. She’s the current go-to girl for the Saratoga Preachers but she’s also been accepted into an elite photography school of her dreams. It’s a no brainer that she go to this school… until her longtime crush, Finn Castro, shows up to play for the Saratoga Preachers and throws a wrench into her plans. Finn let the fame of being a big-leaguer go to his head and wound up being sent back to the minors. Now, his main goal in life is to get back into the majors – he’s just got to keep his head down and play some amazing baseball. But as soon as he lays eyes on the intriguing Eva Harlowe his focus shifts and he can’t help the need to be with her.
This is a fast paced, well written novel that will leave you wanting more. I’m giving 4 stars instead of 5 because Eva is such a level-headed strong lead at the beginning of this book and she really becomes complacent at the end and I think it took away from the story. All in all a good book though and the author writes about some of the other (single) players and I do hope that we’re going to get a few of their stories.
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.
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Eva's back story was one that was interesting and unexpected but it didn't make her character as strong as I would have expected...Read more