Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Listen Pitch (There's No Crying in Baseball, Book Three) by Lani Lynn Vale: Release Blitz + Review

Title: Listen Pitch
Series: There’s No Crying in Baseball, Book Three
Genre: Sports Romance
Publish Date: October 16, 2018

Rhys Rivera is the star short-stop for the Longview Lumberjacks. Many know him, even more love him. He has a pretty face, a quick smile, and an air of danger about him that everyone seems to adore.

He’s not known as the bad boy of baseball for nothing.

It all started with his father, who decided to be a criminal mob boss, then die.

Fortunately for his uncle, Rhys wants absolutely nothing to do with the family business and runs before anyone can figure out which way is up.

By the time his uncle, the successor to his father’s criminal empire, thinks to look for him, Rhys has made too big of a name for himself to be taken out quietly, and he wants to keep it that way.

Fast forward eight years, and Rhys is living life one breath at a time, just waiting for the other shoe to drop. That shoe coming in the form of a nosy neighbor who has no idea just how hot she is in her mail carrier uniform.

Her sweet little body and positive outlook on life make him want to laugh at how naïve she is when it comes to the way of the world.

The harder he tries to stay away, the weaker he seems to get, until one day he decides to put his morals on hold long enough to satisfy his cravings.

One time is all he needs—or so he tells himself.

But then two pink lines change everything, and all of a sudden, he doesn’t have just himself to worry about anymore.

As much as I love MC stories, I love Lani Lynn Vale’s sports series even more. I don’t know what it is about them, but man oh man do I love them. Maybe it’s the vision of these hot alpha males in tight baseball pants.

Listen Pitch starts out with an unexpected punch to the gut. The first few chapters tore my heart to shreds and then was quickly pieced back together. Rhys Rivera is a pro baseball player for the Lumberjacks who had a neighbor that he quickly got to know. His neighbor, Henley, was quite possibly a God send. She was there when he needed it the most. Life threw a curve ball at Rhys and Henley was there to swing and hit. Without her, I don’t believe that he would have been around to live his life. They picked each other up, dusted each other off and battled the demons together. The two, one hundred percent, make a power couple.

Listen Pitch is definitely among my favorites from Lani. It’s filled with love, lust, humor, devastation and loss. However, it’s written so beautifully that you couldn’t imagine the outcome any other way. Another home-run!!

WOW!! This series just keeps getting better and better!! I just love Lani’s books. You never know what you are going to get!! 

Rhys plays short-stop for the Longview Lumberjacks but a curve ball has been thrown his way. It’s too bad that this isn’t the first times things have gone sour for him.

Henley is just an amazing person. She works at the post office at night sorting mail but what set her apart from most is the fact that she helps out her sister with her kiddo and not only that; she spends the rest of her free time volunteering at the hospital. 

This story was so sweet and had a great flow and then all hell broke loose. This book gave me a run for my money, but it was AMAZING!! I loved the chemistry between Rhys and Henley and I just loved them both as people. I want to say these two are my favorite couples of Laniverse but I really can’t. I think every book has a quirky story that we all just die for. 

In the series:

Pitch Please

Quit Your Pitchin’

I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 9, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.

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