Philosophy is defined as a theory underlying or regarding a sphere of activity or thought. Well, my theory is if I can add at least 10 new books to my Wishlist and move at least 5 older Wishlist selections to my TBR list every month, then life is a ice cream sundae. And if I can find those 10 books from at least 5 new blogs each month then that's the cherry on top.


Well, I've made it almost 5 years now, so for better or worse, I continue on. I tend to blog in spurts as the urge to be creative erupts. As I don't have an artistic bone in my body, you will see very few changes in the layouts. Hey, I'm a reader not an artist like so many of the awesome bloggers I follow. I know you don't always have the time but if you stopped and looked, take a half a minute and say your piece. Recommend a book that you have enjoyed or hated for that matter. Thank you to all who visit.
Oh, and I moved my Google Friend Connect info and share this buttons to the top, as without our friends, who are we?

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Stealing Second by Alison Packard-4 1/2 *

Title: Stealing Second
Series: Feeling The Heat #5
Author: Alison Packard
Genre: Sports  Romance
Rating: * * * *1/2
Publishers: Carina Press
(Jun 22, 2015)
Kindle: 236 pages
FTC Disclosure: ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley

Katherine Whitton doesn't purposely avoid men and relationships, but she doesn't mind that side effect of immersing herself in her job with the San Francisco Blaze. Years ago she was betrayed by her one true love, and she's never fully recovered, though she's tried by building a new life in a city she loves.It's taken seventeen years for Tom Morgan to get over Katie—Katherine now. Sober now and faced with the incredible opportunity to manage the Blaze, he thinks he'll finally be able to handle working with this beautiful woman without falling to pieces…as long as she doesn't get too close. A crisis with the team's star pitcher forces Tom and Katherine to put in long hours together. Years of animosity melt away as the sexual tension between them ignites. But it'll take more than scorching kisses to avoid the wreckage of the past. And neither Tom nor Katie are sure they're ready to trust each other or risk their hearts for a second chance at happiness.
Read The Winning Season and Catching Heat for more stories about the San Francisco Blaze.
As a lover of San Francisco baseball, picking up this was a no brainer for me. Real life SF pitcher Madison Bumgarner is from my hometown and went to school with my kids and we have watched him play ball since he was in Little League, so needless to say we are avid SF fans. Getting a little inside look at this organization was fascinating. There's nothing I love better than a second chance at love so this story was a winner for me in the romance department too. The fact that the main characters have been apart for 17 years also meant that their love was more mature than when they were teens. My only negative take on the book was the original reason for their breakup although they did sort it out in the end.
Feeling the Heat
1. Love in the Afternoon (2012)
2.5. A Christmas for Carrie (2013)
3. Catching Heat (2014)
4. Breaking His Rules (2014)
5. Stealing Second (2015)

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