Baseball broke Evie Cordova's heart.
Living in Santa Isabella, home of the five-time College World Series champs, The Quakes, Evie has grown up loving baseball. Her dad has been the head coach for as long as she can remember and her happiest memories were on the baseball diamond. But baseball broke her heart, in more ways than one, and she'll do anything to avoid it.
Now Evie is in college and she can't avoid baseball anymore. Working for her dad brings her face-to-face with Austin Young, the new shortstop who has transferred in from Texas. Austin throws her off her game with his dedication to baseball and his irresistible Southern charm. The chemistry between them is undeniable and Evie finds herself falling for the baseball player
But Evie has her own secrets that are holding her back and they just might cause baseball to break her heart all over again.
This was my first read from this author and I really enjoyed it. It was cute but it did have its share of drama.
reminds me so much of why I love to read!
oh man! I don't know a single thing about Baseball but Benched makes me want to figure it out. I'm absolutely in love with the characterizations in this novel and the twists and turns it takes and oh man, is this *steamy*. I'm a huge lover of smut and explicit fiction and this hit all my marks. It was so hard to put it down (I literally had it in front of me at work today.... sorry boss) and the way it's written is so, so, so good. Evie feels like your secret self, like somehow you are Evangeline Cordova and you are keeping in this big mess of secrets and mystery, and it draws you in so hard it makes you ache for the deep, crashing, messy love. This is the first book I've read in a while and it really genuinely reminded me of why I love to read. Even if you don't know about baseball, Benched is an absolutely fantastic read cover to cover. One of my favorites to come out in a long while, and the promise of sexy cowboy boots and nudity definitely elevates that. *chefs kiss*