Title: Listen Pitch
Series: There’s No Crying in Baseball
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: October 16, 2018
Cover Model: Jacob Wilson
Rhys Rivera is the star short-stop for the Longview Lumberjacks. Many know him, even more love him. He has a pretty face, a quick smile, and an air of danger about him that everyone seems to adore.
He’s not known as the bad boy of baseball for nothing.
It all started with his father, who decided to be a criminal mob boss, then die.
Fortunately for his uncle, Rhys wants absolutely nothing to do with the family business and runs before anyone can figure out which way is up.
By the time his uncle, the successor to his father’s criminal empire, thinks to look for him, Rhys has made too big of a name for himself to be taken out quietly, and he wants to keep it that way.
Fast forward eight years, and Rhys is living life one breath at a time, just waiting for the other shoe to drop. That shoe coming in the form of a nosy neighbor who has no idea just how hot she is in her mail carrier uniform.
Her sweet little body and positive outlook on life make him want to laugh at how naïve she is when it comes to the way of the world.
The harder he tries to stay away, the weaker he seems to get, until one day he decides to put his morals on hold long enough to satisfy his cravings.
One time is all he needs—or so he tells himself.
But then two pink lines change everything, and all of a sudden, he doesn’t have just himself to worry about anymore.
Julia’s 🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩 hat review:
LLV does it again with Listen Pitch! I found myself wrapped completely up in Rhys and Henley’s story. From their first meeting until the last page I was swept up in the warm fuzzies that all of LLV’s books give you. Henley is a down to earth, hilarious, and sweet as pie girl. She sees the good in everyone. Rhys is the bad boy of baseball with a crazy and dangerous past that comes calling on him every once in awhile. It comes calling and puts him in a coma. After a bad accident Rhys is left in a coma at the hospital Henley volunteers her time at. Henley immediately feels bad for him having no one to visit so she sits with him everyday. Talks about her life. Watches tv. Keeps him company. All the while she’s following in love with a man she doesn’t know, and who may not live.
I loved seeing the progression of Henley and Rhys’ love. They start off pretty unconventional, but can’t keep their feelings locked down. Henley is exactly what Rhys needs. She’s caring, she’s sassy, she has a huge heart, and she doesn’t care how much money he makes or what he does for a living. When times get hard, they stick together and handle everything together. When times turn tragic, they stick together. They have one of the most swoon worthy and sweetest relationships. They are each other’s rock and best friend.
LLV knocks another one out of the park. Just when I think it can’t get any better, she proves me wrong. Listen Pitch will tug at all your heartstrings while wishing for a Rhys of your own!
Britt’s 🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩 hat review:
Another one hit right out of the park by Lani Lynn Vale with Listen Pitch. This entire book was one I did not see coming! Start to finish I was frequently surprised by the twists and turns of Rhys and Henley’s story. This book was both totally different and still everything I love about Lani’s writing. I definitely didn’t expect how much I loved Rhys. I mean, I knew I was going to love him. I’ve yet to meet a hero from Lani I didn’t love. But didn’t know I’d LOVE him love him. Like, stalker level love him.
You’re hit right out of the gate with the feels with these two and those surprises don’t stop coming. Rhys is equal parts amazingly sweet and damaged. But the feelings he has for Henley completely stole my heart. Henley was so incredible right from the start. Her kindness pours off the pages in the way she cares for Rhys before she even truly gets to know him. These two have a connection that nothing, and I mean nothing, can get in the way of.
I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 8, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.