worththtetradeWorth The Trade is the 2nd book in the More Than a Game series.  The first book is one I had not read but I didn’t feel like I was missing out on any storyline by having not read it.  Our story begins when the Goliaths get a new player in a trade, Marco Santiago.  He meets the team owner, Hunter Collins, and not knowing who she was, made a couple of embarrassing remarks to her.  Almost immediately he begins falling for her – but she is the team he plays on’s owner – so he tries not to let it bother him.  But when his game is suffering – maybe it’s time to make a move.  It turns out it worked – and the two end up hooking up and Marco’s game takes a turn for the better.  Always superstitious they can’t stop now – it might affect Marco’s game!  But the two kind of know that this shouldn’t be happening.

While a lot of these romance baseball themed books can be a bit cheesy,I really liked how this one was written.  There was the Marco/Hunter romance but also the fact that Hunter is a woman owning a baseball team – and she has to prove herself to her partners and the media that she knows what she is talking about (and she does!).  There is also a couple of sub plots about Marco’s family and Hunter’s partner’s wife thinking that he is cheating on her.  Oh and did I mention the partner’s wife and Marco used to have a thing?  Just to make things interesting!

I thought it was a very good story overall, not just the love story.  It was also a very quick and easy read which is usually what I am looking for with books like this. Something to read on a boring afternoon to make things a bit more interesting 🙂

I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.


About the Book

More Than A Game, #2

A ballplayer and a team owner would give anything for a championship—even their hearts…

After inheriting majority ownership of the San Francisco Goliaths baseball team, Hunter Collins wants to prove to herself—and the rest of the league—that she’s got what it takes to build a champion. Her first move is to trade for a hot left-fielder. He’s got it all, speed, power, and a desire to win. Not to mention undeniable charm.

Marco Santiago is tired of being the new player in town. After four teams in six years, he’s facing free agency at the end of the season. He wants nothing more than a long-term contract and a World Series win. Hitting on his new owner probably isn’t the best way to get it, but love may be the most powerful challenger either of them has ever faced…

Warning: Strong language, consummated love scenes, and some baseball clichés.

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