In Hardball by V.K. Sykes, Nate Carter, a star pitcher for the Philadelphia Patriots, has everything going for him. He’s a Cy Young winning, All-Star starting pitcher that the Los Angeles Dodgers just might be interested in.His fame lets him get any woman he wants and women are dying to be with him. Until he meets the one. Dr. Holly Bell has just moved to Philadelphia. She’s smart and sexy and just what Nate wants. The two embark on a hot affair until Holly learns that Nate might be leaving for the West Coast. Can Holly get Nate to commit to her and stay in Philadelphia?
I do love a good baseball book and this one was awesome. I was actually up until 3 am on the day I started this book trying to finish it. Before I was even half way done, I downloaded books 1 and 3 in the series because it’s that good. The character development in this book is outstanding. I always enjoy it when writers create characters that you feel like you know them. Holly especially has that feeling with her no – nonsense approach to her life.
While the hot scenes are limited in this book, romance readers will not be disappointed by the few that are there. Sykes writes explosively hot scenes that will have you fanning yourself. The beach scene was so hot I am surprised my Kindle didn’t melt.