[Review] Fielders Choice by Pamela Aares


Fielder's Choice (Book Three in Pamela Aares Heart of the Game Series)

When love’s the game, you can’t play it safe…

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…

** Book received from author in exchange for an honest review **

 Chapter 3 - I went in to this book skeptical. After 2 books and 2 new book boyfriends I was convinced that another amazing bloke could be created, especially after Scotty! I love him. After 3 chapters, I'm already getting feelings for Matt. I can't wait to see how this goes.
Chapter 7 - This isn't going the way I hoped it would! I want to bang their heads together!
Finished - Still wanted to bang their heads together towards the end but I am sooo glad that they got their problems sorted.
Matt Darrington is a closed off ball player who's only human love in life is his adorable and funny 6 year old, Sophie. There was literally one part where I had to stop so I could laugh! He's got no social skills and had been married to the wrong woman for him in the past - Sophie's Mom, who is no longer here (In fictional world.)
Alana is a flighty, party girl who enjoyed her freedom and indipencance until the passing of her Grandmother meant she inherited her grandmothers baby. The Ranch.
Although it's something that she thinks she can't run, she manages to pull out the stops when needed in the memory of here Nana and it is also the place where she meets Matt.

I was skeptical at the start of the story because I had no connection to Alana like I had Scotty in book 2. At no point did I finish book 2 and think I'd love to read Alana's story not like I thought when I read Alex's and instantly loved Scotty. So, I'm surprised with myself over the fact that I now adore Alana.
She's got many layers, layers she didn't know she had and managed to shock everyone with her capabilities. In normal life, that's one thing I love doing, and so I love Alana for that.

Another great read!! Roll on book 4.



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