Playing Without Rules: Men of Spring Baseball, Book 1 (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

A ballplayer's girlfriend hides his daughter from him because she fears he's like his abusive father.

Marcia Powers wants nothing to do with ballplayer Brock Carter, especially after she told him to go away and pursue his dreams. She has more than she can handle with an elderly father, a business to run, and a four-year-old daughter posing as her baby sister.

Brock Carter's back in town to rekindle his romance with Marcia, and this time, he's not letting her run him out of town. Marcia is unable to resist Brock, but determined to keep her secret.

Brock's already lost his heart to Marcia once. Will he lose every dream, including baseball, when he discovers the real reason Marcia sent him away?

Tor Thom, Charley Ongel
hr min
October 6
Rachelle Ayala Publishing, LLC

Customer Reviews

charlligirl ,

Second Chances

I highly recommend this book. Having never read or listened to anything by this author, I was pleasantly surprised at the depth of characters and the story.

I think my favorite character was Bianca. The girl had no clue who her mother or father really were. I disagree with Marcia's decisions about keeping that information quiet, but I understand why. She was protecting her child.

I loved the different characters that were portrayed. I love the gruffness of Ryan and the sincerity of Pappy. The hard nosed Jeanine and the sweet and innocent Bianca.

The audio was fabulous. Another winner from Tor Thom and Charley Ongel.

Tuesdays In June ,

The truth always has a way of finding the light.

The truth always has a way of finding the light.

This is Book 1 of 4 in the Men of Spring Baseball Series by Rachelle Ayala, and currently only 2 available in audio, but the rest are due soon!

Being the first in the series, this could be read as a standalone. I personally would suggest starting with the novella.

Sex Warning:
Author’s Heat rating is Steamy: Sex and lovemaking shown with naughty words for body parts. Love and lust intertwined, but couple is monogamous.

♥ Story ♥
This is a tale of second chances. If you are into those kinds of tales, then you are going to like this. As a mom, I can relate to wanting whats best for your child. I didn’t quite agree with some of Marcia’s actions, but could understand the logic behind her choices.

Marcia Powers told a lie four years ago over a miscommunication and has been running from it ever since, despite never leaving her small town. The holes she digs for herself just keep expanding, as all lies do. Bianca is the one that truly suffers in the wake of her mother’s delusions of grandeur.

Brock Carter did what the love of his life asked of him and left town to pursue his baseball career. He wanted to make himself worthy of her heart. Now he’s back, and determined to claim his dream, but Marcia doesn’t want him to have anything to do with her or her “little sister”. A child that just happens to be close in age to the time frame he left town, but that thought never occurs.

I had more feels for Brock and the other members of Marcia’s family than I did for her. She is a sloppy stack of pancakes on a good day, and she is a bit of a hypocrite. Luckily, the extra personalities balances everything out. There is a sneak peek at the end for Book 02, Playing Catch and it is quite amusing. I can’t wait!

♥ Author ♥
Rachelle Ayala really brings the drama with this story! But don’t fret fans, there is hot steamy goodness too.

♥ Narrator(s)♥
This whole series is voiced by one of the best duos out there! Tor Thom & Charley Ongel deliver again! Their performances make you love a character as much as you want to smack them for being an idiot.

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RhondaMad ,

Second chance at love

Marcia and Brock dated about 5 years ago. They were going to get married and then he was called up to the minors baseball league. He told her that he didn't want children so she sent him on his way without telling him that she was pregnant. Now 5 years later, Brock is signed with the baseball team in town. Marcia passes off her daughter as her sister to Brock. They are still attracted to each other but his past with his father abusing him comes between them.
Marcia has to learn to trust Brock and let him know about his daughter.

Rachelle Ayala has again brought real life problems to her stories and we get to see how they overcome all their problems and misunderstandings.

I really like the way this is narrated by Tor Thom and Charley Ongel doing the voices for male and female instead of a single voice doing them. It brings so much more to the hearing.
I can't wait for another Men of Spring Baseball since this is Book 1