Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Review: The Winning Season by Alison Packard - 4 Wine Glasses

17236875Title: The Winning Season
Author: Alison Packard
Format: ebook, 241 pages
Published: July 15th 2013 by Carina Press
ISBN: 139781426895821
Links: Goodreads | Amazon
Source: Netgalley
Reviewer: Crystal
Rating: 4/5

Kelly Maxwell has finally landed her dream job as publicist for the San Francisco Blaze. But the team's newest member, handsome bad boy catcher Matt Scanlon, is refusing every interview. She's got to get him to open up before the season ends, or she may not be back next year. And after everything she overcame to achieve her dream, Kelly's not about to let that happen.
Matt Scanlon just wants to be left alone to rebuild his life and his career. After a year of masking the pain of a recent loss with hard partying and fast women, he finally hit rock bottom and was traded to a team he's loathed his entire life—a team with little to no chance at the post-season.
Butting heads is getting Kelly and Matt nowhere but annoyed, and with the team's schedule on the road, they can't avoid close quarters—or their surprising attraction to one another. As the season winds down, Matt finds his growing feelings for Kelly have brought his numbed emotions back to life. But when betrayal shatters their fragile trust, winning it all seems more impossible than ever.


I really liked The Winning Season. It was a sweet, charming romance that moved at a good pace. Kelly and Matt didn't have an easy start, they could barely stand each other at the beginning of the story. But there is no denying the spark between them that slowly ignites into a simmering passion.

Matt and Kelly both have demons  from their past that still taunt them, and they are reluctant to let anyone past their shields because of that. As they are forced to spend days together on the road and in the locker room though, those walls slowly start to crumble. But when one is betrayed, will it shatter the fragile relationship they have built? And will they loose more then just a game?

The Winning Season is a wonderful story for sport romance fans, that follows the baseball season but doesn't overshadow the relationship between these two main characters. The characters were well written, the author is obviously knowledgeable about the sport, and the plot kept me turning the pages. A quick read, this one will defiantly put a smile on your face by the end. 

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