Monday, August 29, 2011
Review: HARDBALL by V.K.Sykes
3 out of 5 stars
I recieved this ebook for review from the author.
I'll admit my bookshelf doesn't have many contemporary books with a strong sports theme. I dunno why, I like sports, I just don't read about them. I guess I'm a little afraid they will be boring or just go on and on about how good the athlete is. I was happy that HARDBALL didn't do that. In fact, most of the time I forgot that Nate played baseball for a pro team. Sure part of the struggle with the relationship has to do with the team he plays for, it's not a forefront issue in the book.
Holly Bell is a new surgeon at the Children's Hospital in Philly. I liked her, but I felt like she could have been a little more. She's got a plan and doesn't want to deviate. She's a workaholic for sure. I like the intensity and dedication she has to her patients, and I think it shows through to the relationship with Nate. To some degree I felt like she could have held Nate back a little more. She comes across as the type that won't budge, but she falls for Nate hard and quick-- it didn't fit her personality 100%.
Nate. I liked Nate. He's an All Star, but doesn't act like it. He's facing a huge decision with his career, and even though he's single and doesn't have any blood relatives in town those friends around him that he cares for play a role in his decision. Meeting Holly throws a wrench in his plan, and I like how flustered she makes him. It's kind of nice to see the girl really mess a guy up.
Overall this is a quick read. The additional trouble that Holly faces moves pretty quick, and was kind of expected. I'd recommend it for something different.
Posted by Jennifer Duffey at 1:03 PM