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    Sweet Story w/ Great Characters

    I really enjoyed this book. It's my first book by the author Joanne Rock. After reading this one, I will definitely be checking out her other books. This is book number two in the Texas Playmakers series. In this book, Nate Ramsay gets his story told. From a family of baseball players, Nate gets sidelined by an injury after getting a chance to play in the major leagues. He heads back home to Last Stand, TX to recover. Once there he runs into the girl he left behind five years ago to play baseball. Keely Harper has been through a lot. She's spent most of her life taking care of her younger sister while dealing with an alcoholic father. She's also trying to run a struggling business in order to care for everyone. Doubts, feelings of abandonment and family drama runs deep. She needs to gain trust in Nate and also allow herself to do something big for herself. Like a second chance at love. This was a sweet story with great characters and I'm looking forward to the next book in the series. I highly recommend. "I received an advanced copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review."
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    Enjoyable

    4 star Review Game On (Texas Playmakers #2) by Joanne Rock Professional Baseball player Nate Ramsey has returned home to Last Stand, Texas to recover from an injury. He hopes that he can also take the time to re connect and confront his old girlfriend, Keely Harper. From the moment they set eyes on one another again it is clear that there is still an attraction burning brightly between them. I enjoy small town and sports romances so the blurb drew me in. The secondary characters were entertaining and I would expect from the other underlying story line within Game On will lead into the next book. There were times that I felt that the story dragged a little but overall it kept me interested. Will Keely let Nate back in or is the fear that he will leave again be enough to keep the walls she has built in tact? Nate is worried that if he gives in to his feelings, she will just as easily let him go. The miss communication was a tad frustrating at times but thanks to a meddling grandfather Nate and Keely finally see what others around them do; they are meant for one another.
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    A Great Read

    Who says your first love will never last? In this book, you will find out it's wrong. Love lasts a lifetime. No matter the distance or time apart, love still lingers on. I loved this book and highly recommend it to others!
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    Entertaining Read

    Jackie Wright's review Aug 17, 2019 · edit really liked it This is my first read by Joanne Rock and I’m surprised that she hasn’t crossed my radar before now and I will certainly be checking out other works by her. Game On is book 2 in the Texas Playmakers and I had no problem getting involved in this romance even though I haven’t read the first book in the series. This book has a lot going for it, second chance romance, sports romance and small town romance all play a factor in this love story so I’m sure Nate and Keely’s story will appeal to a very wide audience. Nate and Keely are both afraid that history will repeat itself and they will find themselves once again walking away from each other. Will Keely let Nate back into her heart when he walked away so easily last time and will Nate open up his heart once again to the woman who broke it once before. This couple have a lot of emotional hurdles to jump before they can really admit the true love they feel for each other and I really enjoyed joining their journey as they got to know each other all over again. This book is a great romance with great characters including a very meddling grandfather who seems to be the only one who see’s the love this couple are trying to hide. Looking forward to reading more by this author.
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    I Really Wanted to Love This

    This was a miss for me, sadly. I was really looking forward to reading Game On as I’m always a fan of sports romances - can we say yes please! to hunky jock characters and strong female leads. I just couldn’t seem to get in to the flow of this story though. Game On follows young businesswoman Keely Harper, the high-school and college sweetheart of the recently injured baseball player Nate Ramsey. When Nate returns home from the injured reserve list after having finally made his mark in the major leagues, his life becomes surrounded by Keely – a woman he thought had left him in the past. As a victim of her family’s tarnished image, Keely’s existence has been forever associated with the alcoholic-induced actions of her father. With her father’s recent sobriety, her younger sister’s career success and Keely’s business growth – things are looking up for the first time in her life. That is, until Nate Ramsey returns to Last Stand and brings up all of the memories Keely spent years trying to forget. “There had been an era of her life where she had known him so well that she’d been able to read his every mood in his expression and his body language…Every other time she had been with him – except for that last one that had ripped her heart out – had been happy” While this story was written well, what didn’t quite connect with me were the characters. Keely’s martyrdom by constantly putting everyone else before herself got annoying, very quickly. Even though it was understandable given her father’s bad reputation and constantly having to clean up after him, it was her disregard for others’ wishes in her attempts to self-sacrifice that really frustrated me. The pressure she put on her sister to have the future she’d sacrificed had really annoyed me. “Nate had always had a way of making her smile even when everything else in her world had been a disaster.” I much preferred Nate over Keely, although he still wasn’t the strongest of characters. It felt like he didn’t even enjoy baseball and that he was mainly doing it to keep up the family name. While that could be a great starting point for the novel, I would have liked to have seen this progress a lot more. He didn’t really seem to contemplate this at all, despite it being stated as one of the things he hoped hadn’t happened in his life. Maybe I misinterpreted it, but I really felt like he didn’t change much overall within the story and I would have liked to have seen that. What really kept me going throughout this story were the minor characters – Keely’s sister Alexia and Nate’s team mate Ty. They were amazing! I would have gladly read a whole book about them in one sitting. Easily. So despite my dislike for this book, I’ve come to realise it’s not the author’s fault. I really loved the way she explored the connection between these two characters and the way she wrote their budding friendship so well! This tells me that I just didn’t connect with the main characters, but other readers might. Despite not really liking this book, Alexia and Ty’s presence made up for and since they’re in the following book, I’ll give it a go just to see where they end up.
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