It Ain’t Over Until,… Caught by You by Jennifer Bernard

Caught by You

 

Caught By You cover

Love Between the Bases Book 2
by Jennifer Bernard
Harper Collins/Avon
On Sale: 12/29/2015
E-book/Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages

Book provided by publisher for review. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinions presented herein are my own except as noted.

 

Months of alternately flirting and bickering with Kilby Catfish catcher Mike Solo just turned into the hottest kiss of Donna MacIntyre’s life—and that’s a major league complication. Any hint of scandal could keep her from getting her son back from her powerful ex. Then Mike comes up with a game-changing idea: a marriage proposal that could help win her case—even as it jeopardizes her heart…

Mike hasn’t been able to get the gorgeous, gutsy redhead out of his fantasies. The least he can do is fix the mess he helped create. Yet their engagement is quickly becoming about a lot more than doing the right thing. Because after swearing he’d never risk love again, Mike has found a passion that puts all his emotions in play, and a woman he’ll go to bat for again and again… http://jenniferbernard.net/caught-by-you.php

My Take Oblong
I loved this book, and this series, by my friend Jennifer Bernard.   One great thing about her books, and this one especially is that there’s always  a story where it is everyday life and love, but in this case it shows how the everyday decisions we  might make, or those we might make thoughtlessly, can have a real impact on the lives of others.  Another big issue is using others as either an excuse or a ladder. 

Jennifer doesn’t use these themes pedantically, rather as I read, I just began thinking about what the actions and dialog in the book really meant.  In between my life lessons I got to read about an incredibly hot relationship.

In between, Jenn takes om some really tough and tragic issues – serious weepers. And, she does it well.  The plotting is clever; justifying events with commensurate causes.

So, I really loved Mike’s and Donna’s story – two people in crises who manage to work through their issues.  They work through the issues through communicating with others and each other! What a surprise!!

An interesting thing in the series is the development of the personality and situations around the team’s owner, Crush Taylor.  He is a shaky bedrock but he’s there for his players: a fallible fixture.

Mike Solo is an awesome character: a modern day Jamie Fraser. Mike does the right thing, not the easy thing.  He is the loyal type, the family guy, the guy who takes responsibility for his actions and the consequences.  Mike loves his brother, but has a tough time with his parents who don’t accept his parents who reject the brother because he is gay.  Through MIke’s loyalty and steadfastness, and maybe a few moves in and out of the bedroom, Donna gains the strength she needs.

I really enjoyed this entry in the BETWEEN THE BASES series. And it comes out at midnight!

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BASEBALL SWOOPING INAUTHOR: http://jenniferbernard.net/
(Jennifer’s site offers more ways to buy her books!)

PUBLISHER: http://www.harpercollins.com/9780062372178/caught-by-you

AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/Caught-You-Between-Bases-Novel/dp/006237219X/

BARNES AND NOBLE:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/caught-by-you-jennifer-bernard/1122570456?ean=9780062372192