Friday 10 April 2020

✪ The Ninth Inning (The Boys of Baseball #1) ✪ J. Sterling ✪

Cole Anders is in his last season at Fullton State. If he doesn’t get drafted this year, he’ll be forced to hang up his cleats for good. It's not something he’s ready to do.

To prove he’s serious about his final season, he’s given up girls. No more casual hookups, dates or one-night stands. But there's one girl who has always refused to give up on him. One girl who has been there since the start of Freshman year. One girl he stupidly assumed would always be waiting for him when he got off the field, no matter how long it took.

Christina's had enough of Cole pushing her aside for baseball. She’s grown tired of waiting for him to see what she’s known since they were freshmen… that they are good together. She’s finally moved on- for good this time.

Cole has other ideas, but she refuses to cave. It’s not her problem if he wants her now. Too little too late.

There comes a point in your life when you have to stop the incessant merry-go-round and just get off the ride, right? Try telling that to Cole.


ARC received for an honest review

When The Ninth Inning  turned up on my Kindle, there was a squee of joy that emerged from my mouth

And then I started singing to the tune of Justin Timberlake "she's bringing baseball back".

I was obsessed with Jack F'n Carter for the longest time, and finding out we were heading back to Fullton State had me so, so, excited.  Seeing the next generation come through is going to be so much fun.

Cole and Christina's second chance story has shade of Jack and his Kitten all over again.  

Cole had me right from the start, and I loved thew way he fought to get his girl back.   We had the angst, we had the fun and laughter, we had the whole college drama thing happening.

They had great chemistry that jumped off the page.  The spark were flying from the first line to the last.  I laughed, I smiled, and boy oh boy did I get so frustrated.

I adore Christina's best friend Lauren (wondering if named after author Christina Lauren??) and I need her to get her HEA,

And don't get me started on Cole's friends, particularly Chance Carter. 

The Ninth Inning was a great start to a fantastic new series, and I can't wait to get more.


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