Archive | August 12, 2014

The Hot Streak, A Baseball Romance, Cecilia Tan

The Hot Streak, A Baseball Romance, Cecilia Tan
Review from jeannie zelos book reviews
Cecilia has written lots of novels but the only ones I’ve read are the fabulous Slow Seduction books. I thought as I enjoyed them so much, maybe this would be a good read for me. Well, it is a good read, a fun HEA romance, a sweet story, but it doesn’t have for me that magic spark that the Slow novels do…..Casey is Ok as a heroine but a bit overly picky in her dates, even her friends seem to think so, and when she meets Tyler she’s questioning herself straight away whether its a good thing, is it going to be worth it? etc. instead of letting things develop. It seemed to me she wants to shape events, and then moans that they don’t go the way she wants. She doesn’t really give people a chance to succeed without her pushing and prompting, and thinking it won’t work. Negativity reigns for her. . Tyler was a great lead, funny, caring, and enthusiastic about everything. He was a bit like an overgrown Labrador puppy, words spilling out of his mouth without though, impulse buys and actions…and yet you cant help liking him.
Baseball I only know through novels – its not a big UK sport, reminds me very much of Rounders at school, though I know the States revere it! I’ve picked up a few terms from books, and a rudimentary understanding, and there wasn’t anything here that was overly complex to follow. I hate books where I’m so lost in the terms used that I can’t follow the plot, and although this is romance its sport based, and one needs to understand a bit of how people feel about the sport to understand Tyler’s actions.
I liked the drama part, but it was a little understated for me, Casey seemed a bit harsh on judging the baseball side of their problems and for me, a bit lenient in the end of the other – to me – Huge problem. I’d need to know far more about that – it was a real shocker and I’d want to know why no one said anything earlier…
Overall it was a fun read, but a one off.
Stars: four.
ARC supplied via Netgalley

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