A Love Worth Fighting For
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance (Baseball)
Book Length (Est.): 286 Pages
Will the bad-boy pitcher strike out when it comes to love?
Shy music teacher Sophia Ballis has sworn off men. After a bad experience with a college jock she decided it was better to be alone than to get burned again. She focused on her education and now her new job at a local private school.
Professional baseball pitcher Paxton Hughes is a player both on and off the field. He’s signed to the Kingston Crushers to bring home the coveted championship title. Nothing can get in his way. Serious relationships don’t mix with a life on the road and he never loses focus on the game. One-night stands are his specialty for a reason.
While out jogging one spring morning, the two collide, setting their course in motion. Pax is immediately drawn to the unassuming beauty. Sophia is aware of his reputation and decides one night of meaningless sex with the attractive Texas charmer is just what she needs to get over her self-imposed dry spell. Pax has more than a one-night stand on his mind, but will his bad-boy persona and demanding schedule ruin any chances of a happily ever after?
Content Warning: contains explicit sex and adult content
*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*
Sophia is sweet and mostly innocent. She’s the typical girl next door that will have any man falling for her attention, but she doesn’t realize it. Pax, however does. When their paths cross a second time so soon he thinks its kismet and knows there’s something different about her that he wants to take his time exploring. Despite his past with women, she slowly begins to trust his intentions and lets her walls fall.
“You’re dangerous, you know that?” He took her hand. “You have the poser to make me lose all control. That doesn’t happen often.”
They both know what they want and are both willing to try, but one night the pressure mixed with a little disappointment causes things to be said that weren’t meant and a rift formed that wouldn’t end. It probably would have if not for the wonderful Kenny and his little added involvement, but some people just can’t help themselves. He was one character I definitely did not like.
“It’s all you, number twenty-one. I have total faith in you.”
Stealing His Heart is a sweet romance. I really enjoyed Paxton and Sofia’s story. The only downsides was that I was all wrapped up in the story, but then it ended without finding out what happened with Kenny. I felt it was incomplete without that closure, especially since so much happened because of him.
My Favorite Moments: I loved when they surprised each other by being somewhere they weren’t supposed to be….even if his attempt hadn’t worked out quite like he’d planned.
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