Review: Listen, Pitch by Lani Lynn Vale (There's No Crying in Baseball #3)


Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via InkSlinger PR.

Listen, Pitch is the third novel in the There's No Crying in Baseball series from Lani Lynn Vale, and it brings together the unlikely pair of two twenty-nine-year-olds who don't seem to have a great deal in common but share an undeniable connection, and it could be exactly what one of them needs in order to escape their past. There are three things that Henley Cree doesn't expect to happen in a short span of time--her speech processor and transmitter getting smashed beyond repair by her neighbor's bodyguard, a replacement hand-delivered to her door the very nexy morning, and her hot neighbor ending up in a coma and laying in the ICU at the very hospital she volunteers at. Another thing she doesn't quite expect is the fact that her neighbor is none other than third baseman Rhys Rivera, considered one of the greatest players ever. When he shocks everyone and comes out of his coma, he employs Henley as his caregiver while recuperating from his injuries, but when his past reminds him that the clock is ticking, Rhys asks Henley go beyond the call of duty and not only become his wife but give him children in a year's time as well. And if these two thought that whole setup was complicated, it's about to get even more so.

This was certainly an interesting sports romance read, one that had quite a bit of suspense thrown into the mix. Lani Lynn Vale's characters have proven to be as far from boring as one can get and that's the case with both Henley and Rhys. These two may have noticed one another from afar, but it takes awhile for them to actually even get to the whole introductory conversation part, but then who can blame them when Rhys is lying in a hospital bed in a coma? I was curious to see how they'd click once Rhys was up and about, and while it did take a few chapters for me to see it, they did have this sweet vibe to them. Now, the whole suspense part had to do with Rhys's past, and if you've read the official blurb that comes with the book, then it's pretty much mentioned that it's a past that has connections to the mob--one that has family has been a part of for years and has ended up costing them more than they bargained for. There isn't a whole lot that happens between Rhys and Henley in the first few chapters of the book, and everything post-accident is pretty quiet, but the last third definitely kicks things up a notch, and it ends on a high and very happy note. Listen, Pitch can be read as a standalone and I'm giving it four out of five stars. ♥

Release Date: 16 October 2018

Date Read: 15 October 2018

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