02 August 2013

Playing the Field by Jennifer Seasons - Book Tour, Book Review

Playing the Field
A Diamonds and Dugouts Novel #2
Jennifer Seasons

Single mother Sonny Miller has spent years avoiding love. A rotten childhood and an even rottener ex-boyfriend left her determined to protect her son—and herself—against the risks of romance. That is, until hotshot ballplayer JP Trudeau swaggers into her carefully constructed life, all sin-with-me eyes and irresistible grin. Sonny can't help but feel drawn to the sexy, confident man, even as every fiber of her being tells her to keep running the bases . . .

JP is known for being fast on his feet, not fast with his heart. But meeting Sonny and her boy sparks something in him—something he's never felt before, not from all the cleat-chasers in the major leagues. Sonny may be hell-bent on keeping him at arm's length no matter what, but this rookie has a plan. To get the girl, he must step up to the plate and convince her to take another chance on love . . . before this game gets rained out

TGIS? Not for Sonny. Ever since she was young, she hated Saturdays. A lot of shit happens during Saturdays - every single heartache in her life happened on that day. When her young son happened to have an event to attend to one Saturday that she couldn't say no to - she couldn't believe her eyes when a fine specimen came into view. Yep, its JP Trudeau, he was even more drop dead gorgeous in real life than in television. She's done with men, except for her boy. But seeing Charlie grew up, suddenly made her felt alone.

JP on the other hand is known for his speed. He's pretty straight forward, he's young and currently at the peak of his career. But having met Sonny and her boy Charlie piqued his interest. He was sure that he wanted her - but her and Charlie are pretty much a package deal - was he ready for it?

I love JP to pieces, even with his big ego and persuasive, determined tendencies. He's used to getting what he wants, and although he means well and he really has big heart, it wasn't enough to convince Sonny that he wants her in his life for keeps. I couldn't blame Sonny for being guarded. She had been through enough to last her a whole lifetime - growing up with no parents and a single, struggling mother its no wonder why she always put Charlie's needs first before her own. Her mom had left her when she was young, literally dumped her outside her grandma's door - she worked hard not to be like that. With a son like Charlie who has special needs because he's diabetic, life is not a walk in the field. Her privacy, security and safety was important. With JP being hounded by paparazzi and chased by gazillion of fans, her privacy will be non existent. How long can she last before she finally admit that JP is the man for her? 

It was a short, sweet read. Jennifer Seasons made it possible for someone who's truly afraid of opening herself to love find courage, take the plunge and finally fall in love with a person whom she least expected. I like stories about single moms, I find them very strong, raising a kid single-handed. It's not easy to guide a child to be a good person, takes a lot of hard work on their parts. Most especially, I greatly admire those mothers, whom although alone, puts their kids on top of their lists rather than their needs.  

I had a great time and definitely, I am looking forward for Leslie and Peter's story - theirs are pretty interesting as well.


Jennifer Seasons is a Colorado transplant. She lives with her husband and four children along the Front Range, where she enjoys breathtaking views of the mighty Rocky Mountains every day. A dog and two cats keep them company. When she's not writing, she loves spending time with her family outdoors, exploring her beautiful adopted home state.
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for hosting! And I too and so excited for Leslie and Peter's Story!!