Monday, January 18, 2016

Book Review & $25 Giveaway!

I'm excited to be part of the blog tour for Ranee Clark's new book, Double Play. This is the first book of hers that I've read and I really enjoyed it!

Sophie Pope is the classic vain and shallow girl who doesn't mind being eye candy on some guy's arm. She has her sights set on her on-again/off-again boyfriend, football star Anthony Rogers and even though he's engaged, she's going to prove to him that he'll always come back to her---until his best friend David keeps running interference. The more she gets to know David, however, the more she realizes that she might have been overlooking someone wonderful who'd been right in front of her for two years. But can he see the real woman behind her beautiful clothes and perfect smile?

David was such a sweet and unassuming hero. I really liked his character. He had some big decisions to make in his life and he was realistic and torn.  It was fun to see his interactions with Sophie grow from being mere annoyances to surprise that it could be something more. It pretty much went along with how the audience felt about her, I think.

The author did a great job writing three-dimensional characters and having them experience growth throughout the book, especially in Sophie's case. I liked that there was more to her than met the eye. And David was a sigh-worthy hero with realistic flaws and his interactions with Sophie kept me turning pages. I hadn't read the first book in the series, though, and I wish I had because I think some of the situations and secondary characters' actions would have made more sense to me. It did work as a stand alone, but now I want to read the first and have the full experience! It was a fun college-aged romance, that will make you think about clothes and love in a whole new way! (And I thought the cover was particularly well done. Kudos to the cover designer.)

You can get your own Kindle copy here for $10.99

Be sure to scroll down and enter the giveaway for $25!

Here's the back copy:

Sophie Pope is devastated when she hears the news: her former boyfriend, college football star Anthony “Rocket” Rogers, is engaged to be married. Determined to win him back before he says “I do,” Sophie hatches a foolproof plan to stop the wedding. But when Rocket’s best man, aspiring baseball player David Savage, thwarts her plot, she realizes the game is up. For David, though, it’s just beginning . . .

David knows that Sophie is just another pretty face, and he’s more than happy to save his best friend from her shallow advances. She’s not his type at all, so he’s baffled by his response to an awkward encounter with Donovan, another of Sophie’s former flames. Despite himself, David feels driven by an inexplicable need to protect her. Pretending to be Sophie’s new fiancĂ© leads to unexpected sparks between the pair, and soon they’re searching for excuses to spend time together. But when a curveball threatens to send them in opposite directions, will Sophie and David step up to the plate for the possibility of true love?

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