Texas Playmakers #1
May 9, 2019
Blurb: He didn’t think coming home would mean falling in love
Outfielder Calvin Ramsey returns to his Texas farm home after being released from his team, an unexpected surprise sure to tarnish the family baseball legacy. But when he finds a sexy stranger acting as the temporary caretaker for his childhood home, all thoughts of baseball disappear.
She won’t fall for another player
After losing her savings to a swindler ex-boyfriend, Josie Vance moves to Last Stand to start fresh where no one knows her unhappy past or the con that bankrupted her. But her peaceful healing time evaporates when the homeowner’s son arrives and throws himself into life on the farm—and charming Josie. She can’t risk an affair that draws attention to her or her past. Especially not when the public’s fascination with the baseball-playing Ramsey clan is at an all-time high. Can she keep her secrets, her low profile, and her heart too?
SASCHA DARLINGTON’S REVIEW
The Perfect Catch by Joanne Rock is a pleasant, very short novel. Josie has runaway from the humiliation and trauma of being swindled out of all of her savings and a mother who is threatening her with legal action. Cal is considering life choices as the baseball team he played for has let him go.
While the plot is intriguing, not enough is really done with it. The writing’s good, as usual, but the book’s brevity means that the reader doesn’t really get to know and care about the characters as much as we would like. As it is now, they are…pleasant.
While both characters are likable to the extent that we know them, except when Cal impulsively behaved badly, ultimately I would have liked there to be more, more fleshing out, more chemistry, more interactions.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
3 out of 5 butterflies
“She wants a picture? Oh God, how can I get a picture?”
kicked herself for not being more careful.