Monday, December 1, 2014

Review: A League of Her Own by Karen Rock with Giveaways

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This is my stop during the blog tour for A League of Her Own by Karen Rock. This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 1 till 14 December, you can view the complete tour schedule on the website of Lola’s Blog Tours.

A League of Her OwnA League of Her Own
By Karen Rock
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: Adult
Release Date: 1 December, 2014

He was attractive, talented…and way off limits.

Heather Gadway may have been a world-class college pitcher and a top university coach, but she's a rank amateur when it comes to managing the Falcons, her father's struggling minor league team. And when it comes to managing her aggravating attraction to Garrett Wolf, their talented new pitcher. It's going to be difficult enough to make it as the first female manager in the league and prove to her overly critical father she's worthy. No distractions. No missteps. And certainly no romances with players. Everything stands between them—including their troubled pasts—even as Heather's world falls apart and Garrett's the one who's there to catch her…
My Review:
I am not an athlete, yet I enjoy a story that revolves around sports. Heather has spent her whole life around baseball and has a deep love for the sport. Not only is she a college champion softball pitcher, but she's a great coach and has a good eye for things not obvious to others. She's had an emotional tough upbringing, due to her mother's addictions, and baseball seems to be a stabilizing force in her life.

Garrett has also had a tough upbringing and just wants to feel successful and accepted. Determined to break out of the cycle, he makes a name for himself, only to lose it all. When he is given a second chance to pitch for the Falcons, he takes it and decides to focus solely on his dreams, but with Heather as his boss, that's pretty hard to do.

I love a good romance and thought this one was very well done. There are a lot of issues that these characters are dealing with, from fears to forgiveness to battling with weaknesses to earning respect. Everything was woven together so well. I especially loved how these characters seemed to jump off the pages. Heather seems so cool, collected, and confident, but she has insecurities that leave her feeling far from perfect. Garrett has a way of drawing her feelings out, even when she has major issues with him. In turn, Heather has a way of reaching Garrett, so that he finds himself doing things that he never thought he would do.  Ms. Rock has a way of weaving an enchanting tale and I'm a huge fan!

Content: a few mild expletives; no violence, but brief mentions of neglectful parenting and underage drinking; a couple of romantic kisses. Clean!

Buy Links:
- Kobo

Karen RockAbout the Author:
Karen Rock is an award-winning YA and adult contemporary romance author. She holds a master’s degree in English and worked as an ELA instructor before becoming a full-time writer. Currently she writes for Harlequin Heartwarming and her first novel for the line, WISH ME TOMORROW, has won the 2014 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, the 2014 Golden Quill Contest and a finalist in the Published Maggie Awards. The first novel in her co-authored YA series, CAMP BOYFRIEND, has been a finalist in the Booksellers Best and Golden Leaf awards.

You can find and connect with Karen here:
- Website
- Facebook
- Twitter
- Goodreads
- Tumblr
- Quarterly Newsletter

There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of A League of Her Own. These are the prizes you can win:
- a 100$ Amazon gift card (INT)
- a set of signed paperback of Wish Me Tomorrow, His Hometown Girl, Someone Like You and A League of Her Own (US only)
A League of Her Own Blog Tour Grand Prize

For a chance to win, enter the rafflecopter below:
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I will also be hosting a giveaway for one e-copy (INT) or the winner's choice of either an e-copy or paperback (US) of A League of Her Own.  Ends on December 14, 2014
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  1. I'm not much of a sports person, but I used to take karate if that counts. Wish I could still take it, but lessons are so expensive.
    Anyway, great review! This sounds like one I'd enjoy.

    1. I think that totally counts! My daughter is into Tae Kwon Do and it takes flexibility, endurance, concentration, and skill to do. :) I hope you enjoy this one!

  2. Don't care much for sports but I will watch the Nebr. Cornhuskers play football..

  3. I like all kinds of sports from baseball to basketball to football.

  4. I love watching ice skating because it is so graceful and beautiful. (Signed up as Amber M)

  5. I love watching Hocky but I watch all sports except for curling can't get into that LOL

  6. Christina R. in the rafflecopter

    thank you so very much :)

    Just in case rafflecopter shows my location outside US, I'm doing a semester abroad and would use my regular US mailing address.

  7. Being from Ky. watching college basketball is just sort of bred into us. I look forward to the start of the season and as excited as I get about March Madness I also dread the end of

  8. I love to watch basketball because it moves fast. Watching golf is like waiting for my husband to pick up after himself!

  9. I love to play football. Can't do it as much now but it's so much fun.

  10. I like to watch baseball with my son. He's a big Yankees fan. I like watching OSU football with my daughter :)