by Pamela Aares
Heart of the Game #3
Publication Date: April 22, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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Synopsis: All-Star shortstop Matt Darrington has more than a problem. His wife died, and now he’s juggling a too-smart-for-her-britches six-year-old and the grueling pace of professional baseball. Worse, his daughter is mom shopping. When they explore a local ranch, she decides the beautiful, free-spirited tour guide is premium mom material. Matt thinks the sexy guide looks like Grade-A trouble.
Alana Tavonesi loves her cosmopolitan life in Paris. But when she inherits the renowned Tavonesi Olive Ranch, she has to return to California and face obligations she never wanted. Selling the place is her first instinct, but life at the ranch begins to crack her open, exposing the dreams hidden inside her heart.
On a lark she leads a ranch tour, where she meets Matt Darrington. His physical power and a captivating sensual appeal fire her in a way no man ever has, but he has a kid—and being a stepmom is a responsibility Alana will never be ready for. Still…she can’t keep her mind or her hands off him.
When Matt’s daughter goes missing from a kid’s camp at the ranch, Alana organizes the search effort, knowing from experience the areas a bright child would be drawn to explore. As she and Matt work together to search for the little girl, Alana discovers that father and daughter have won her heart. Yet it may be too late for love…
Also in the Series:
☆☆☆ Alana ☆☆☆
☆☆☆ Matt ☆☆☆
☆☆☆ Sophie ☆☆☆
About Pamela Aares
Pamela Aares is an award-winning author of contemporary and historical romance novels and also writes about fictional romance in sports with her new baseball romance book series titled Heart of the Game.
Her first book, Jane Austen and the Archangel (Angels Come to Earth, #1) was released in 2012. Midnight Becomes You, the second in the series will release this year as will the celebrated historical romance novel, The Lady and the Patriot.
Her popularity as a romance writer continues to grow with each new book release, so much so, that the Bay area author has drawn comparisons by reviewers to Nora Roberts.
Pamela Aares writes romance books that she loves reading, particularly those that entertain, transport and inspire dreams while captivating and tugging at the heart. She takes her readers on a journey with complex characters in both contemporary and historical settings who are thrown in situations that tempt love, adventure and self-discovery.
Before becoming a romance author, Aares wrote and produced award-winning films including Your Water, Your Life, featuring actress Susan Sarandon and NPR series New Voices, The Powers of the Universe and The Earth’s Imagination. She holds a Master’s degree from Harvard and currently resides in the wine country of Northern California with her husband, a former MLB All-Star and two curious cats.
If not behind her computer, you can probably find her reading a romance novel, hiking the beach or savoring life with friends. You can visit Pamela on the web at http://www.PamelaAares.com.
I HEART BOOKS REVIEW
Review by Dana Marie
Matt Darrington thought it was going to get easier, but since his wife died things have gotten a little more complicated. Being an All-Star Shortstop takes enough of his time and energy, but you add a six-year-old daughter that decides it’s the time to add a mom back to the mix and you have trouble. She’s as smart as a whip and relentless.
Alana Tavonesi’s life is turned upside-down when she inherits the Tavonesi Olive Ranch. Leaving Paris she returns to California and she slowly watches the obligations of the ranch suck her in and it’s getting in the way of her return to her carefree life back in Paris. She’s a young and thrives on nightlife. What was her grandmother thinking when she left her this place?
Short one tour guide she grabs the reigns and leads the tour. In the group is Matt Darrington and he takes her completely off guard. He is physically eye pleasing and she is drawn in by every movement he makes. She can sense his interest in her too and eventually realizes she can’t keep her mind or her hands off of him. However, he has a daughter and she is in no way step-mom material. But when Matt’s daughter goes missing during kid’s camp at the ranch, her heart may be telling her something completely different.
Fielder’s choice has endearing characters and lots of heart. It can be a stand-alone but I recommend starting with the first in the series. This is a great series for anyone who loves romance period. So let Matt and Alana’s story win you over. If she isn’t already, after this series, Pamela Aares will definitely be a great new addition on your favorite author list.