Wednesday 31 August 2016

✪ Playing Fast (New York Saints #5) ✪ Melanie Scott ✪


When baseball bad-boy Finn Castro raises one eyebrow too many, the Saints send him down to the minors. Hell have to earn back his major-league dreams with the Sarasota Springs Preachers. Finns certainly never claimed to be a man of the cloth, and cleaning up his act isnt going to be easy with stunning Eva Harlowe at the heart of the teams administration

Eva knows having a crush on Finn Castro is about as sensible as wishing for an eighth day of the week, but seeing the gorgeously muscled player in person melts her resolve. If shes planning to leave baseball at the end of the season, a hot fling could be a fantasy home run. But when no-strings sex begins to feel like a perfect partnership, will Finn and Eva choose the love of the game or real life together?

Copy received via Netgalley for an honest review

Batter up (well, first base man up!)  it is time to get back into the world of the New York Saints!

If you have read the previous books in this series, you will know what a d!ck Finn Castro has been.  In fact, for the most part I really, really didn't like him.

As I started reading I thought to myself "it is going to take a lot of work to redeem Finn to me - if she can at all".

Shunted back to the minors, he is all about sorting his crap out and getting himself back to the majors.  Becoming a better person in the meantime is an added extra bonus.

Eva has had a crush on Finn since well before he came back down a notch.  But after years of denying herself to help out her family, he is not the man she is going to take that next step with.. or is he?

I have to say, Ms Scott did a great job in redeeming Finn to me it was at times hard to remember why I disliked him so much.

Eva on the other hand - gah the woman frustrated the heck out of me. I just felt that her justifications for never moving on were weak. Her reasons for pushing Finn away just didn't cut it for me.  I wanted to shake some sense into her!

But this could just be me!

All I know about baseball is what I have learned from watching Major League and Bull Durham over and over again.  But this has not taken away from my enjoyment of this series.  But to me this is more than just a sport romance.  This is about people learning from their pasts, learning from their mistakes and moving onwards and upwards in their lives.

Ms Scott, you keep on writing them and I will keep on reading them!  And with players retiring, new players moving on up and rosters changing, there will always be someone new to write about, won't there.