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Major Love by Kate Stewart
Series: Balls in Play #2
Published by Self Published Genres: Contemporary
After reading Anything but Minor by Kate Stewart I couldn’t wait to read Major Love which happens to be book two in the Balls in Play series. While Anything but Minor was on the laugh out loud funny side, Major Love was more of an emotional story but don’t get me wrong it did have its funny parts, it was just a little deeper than I thought it would be.
If you read the previous book in this series you remember Andy not only as Rafe’s friend but that he had just retired from the minor league and runs a successful bar. The woman he was in love with left and Andy is heartbroken and not handling it so well. When he attends the engagement party for Rafe and Alice he puts on a brave face and drinks a lot just to make it through the night but what he didn’t expect was to be attracted to the maid of honor, April. Andy isn’t in the right mind to start something new but he knows he will be seeing April again and he just hopes to keep his heart in check this time.
April is a 911 dispatcher for Charleston, and about 9 months ago one of her best friends and brother in law, Kurt, was killed in the line of duty on what was supposed to be a simple traffic stop. After that April didn’t feel whole so she broke things off with her longtime boyfriend Tyler to move in with her sister and help take care of her nieces and nephews. At the engagement party she meets Andy who is gorgeous and she enjoys flirting with him but after a few drinks Andy starts to open up and April begins to fall for him a little. The only problem is when they see one another again Andy doesn’t remember that night at all. Can April help heal his broken heart or will baseball be the only thing he can love?
At the beginning of Major Love I have to admit I had a hard time getting into this couple and because of that it took more time to get into the story. Major Love is a little on the slower side than Anything but Love but when it picked up I truly started to fall for Andy. Not only was he good looking and talented but he was after the ever after kind of love which I found sweet. April was a decent heroine but I didn’t take to her like I did with Alice, I found her outspoken, selfless and a little unsure where things were actually headed with Andy.
From the very beginning April and Andy had great attraction to one another but their relationship is done in spurts. I felt they spent more time apart then together and they went days or even weeks without interacting which had me frustrated since I wanted them to get together. Their love scenes were hot and I felt Ms. Stewart took her time getting them to that level.
As I said earlier, there was some humor but both characters were still going through their own emotional woes and because of that their relationship just felt as if it was at a standstill for the majority of Major Love. Saying that though, I am glad I did end up reading Major Love and I really hope Ms. Stewart will be adding more books in the Balls in Play series.