For Alicia Riley, her job as a sports therapist for the St. Louis Rivers baseball team is a home run—until she becomes the primary therapist for star pitcher, Garrett Scott. Out of the lineup with an injury, he’s short-tempered, hard to handle, and every solid inch, a man.
Right now, the only demand he’s making on Alicia is that she get him ready to pitch in time for opening day. Except the sexual chemistry between them is so charged, Alicia’s tempted to oblige Garrett just about anything. But both their careers are at stake—one bad move and it’s game over for both of them.
Garrett also feels the hot sparks between them, and the way he figures it, what better therapy is there than sex? Now all he has to do is convince the woman with the power to make the call.
Why I Read this Book: I have been wanting to read the books in the Play by Play series for a while now. And would you just look at these covers? It’s doesn’t get any better than these. Just sayin’.
What I Liked: Thrown by a Curve was a pretty straight forward romance novel. There wasn't too much drama or conflict. I love the pace at which the relationship progressed. It started off nice and slow and gradually went from friendship to something more. I also enjoyed the sports aspect. I don't read too many sports romance novel so this was a nice change.
I could feel the chemistry between Alicia and Garrett from the very beginning. And there were lots of sexual innuendos and flirtatious banter between them; I love that in a romance.
I love Garrett for the sacrifice he was willing to make to be with Alicia. I thought it was actually going to go another way but I was taken by surprise and I was WOW’d. Garrett is a good guy.
What I Didn’t Like: I only wish there had been a little more conflict between Alicia and Garrett. Something to make them work a little more….
“Are you feeling any pain?”
His lips curved. “Yeah, you could say that.”
“Tell me where it’s hurting.”
“Right where you were looking when I caught you staring at me.”
Overall Impression: Thrown by a Curve was a steamy sports romance that left me wanting to read more in this subgenre. It was a quick read for me because I was hooked on the story and I loved the characters. I will definitely go back to the beginning of this series and read it from the start.