Back in the Game by Lori Wilde *A Review*

Back in the Game (Stardust, Texas, #1)Back in the Game

Lori Wilde

Contemporary Romance

Stardust, Texas Series book 1

Source: Received from Edelweiss for the purpose of an honest review

Publisher: Avon

Release date: February 24th 2015

ISBN: 9780062311269

*Blurb taken from Goodreads*

New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde welcomes you to Stardust, Texas . . . where dreams come true and love is always right around the corner

Wanted: ghostwriter. Must be female, a baseball fan, and have a great pair of legs.

Ex-pitcher Rowdy Blanton never saw a woman he couldn’t conquer or a team he couldn’t beat. And now that he’s off the field he’s ready to tell all about when he played the field. So he chooses Breeanne Carlyle to do the job—she’s got the requirements, but more important, there’s something about her that makes him want to be a better man.

Convinced there’s more to Rowdy than a good fastball, a wicked smile, and a tight pair of pants, Breeanne can’t help but be tempted. After all, it’s boring always being the good girl, and Rowdy dares her to be just a little bad. The stakes are high, but win or lose, this time Breeanne’s breaking all the rules playing the game of love.

My Thoughts

BACK IN THE GAME is book 1 in Lori Wilde’s Stardust, Texas series. I have to admit I’m enjoying all the new baseball themed books being released lately. This is no different. Rowdy is an Ex-Pitcher who’s struggling with his life and where to take it next. Breeanne is the baby of her family, not technically but due to other issues she’s always been babied. When Rowdy hires Breeanne to be his ghostwriter sparks fly and life gets a whole lot more interesting for both of them. There are things Rowdy can’t share with Breeanne, even if he wants to. And Breeanne needs to stand on her own, not be the baby any longer, get hurt, fall down………live a life.

I have to say I loved the interactions between Rowdy and Breeanne. They were fun and easy to read. The story is great, it’s a quick easy read. One of those reads you’ll fall in love with and hate to see end. I loved seeing Breanne come into her own and watching Rowdy find his place. I’m eager to see what’s next for Stardust, Texas and the secondary characters that hopefully will have their own stories! This is one of those small town romances that will make you want to move right in and be part of the town yourself. I highly recommend BACK IN THE GAME to fans of Susan Mallery, Emily March, and the like. You’ll be so glad you added BACK IN THE GAME to your reading list! This is the beginning to a great series, IMHO.

Reviewed by WendyK

Rating: 5

Heat Rating: Mild

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