Publisher Description

In USA TODAY Bestselling author Pamela Aares' LOVE BATS LAST, the baseball diamond isn't the only field for all-star player Alex Tavonesi; he also runs his family's prestigious vineyard. What he can't seem to run is his love life. He's closing in on the perfect vintage and the perfect game, but so far the perfect woman has eluded him.


Veterinarian Jackie Brandon is eluding her aristocratic past and memories of a soccer star who jilted her just before their wedding. She devotes herself to a marine mammal rescue center on the northern California coast, where hundreds of seals and sea lions are washing up dead.


A chance meeting in a midnight storm brings Alex and Jackie together to rescue a stranded whale. Watching her work, he realizes she's the passionate, courageous woman he thought he'd never find--he just has to overcome her deep distrust of jocks. Jackie’s passion and courage lead her to discover what's killing the sea mammals. The culprits want to silence her, and Alex is the only one standing in their way.

Author's Note: While each book in the Tavonesi series can be read as a standalone, you may enjoy all the books in the Tavonesi Series:

Love Bats Last (Book #1) Jackie and Alex

Thrown By Love (Book #2) Chloe and Scotty

Fielder's Choice (Book #3) Alana and Matt

Love on the Line (Book #4) Cara and Ryan

Aim for Love (Book #5) Sabrina and Kaz

The Heart of the Game (Book #6) Cody and Zoe

Love in the Vineyard (Book #7) Natasha and Adrian

A Very Daring Christmas (Book#8) Cameron and Jake

No Stranger to Love (Book #9) Parker and Juliet

March 4
SeaStar Press
SeaStar Press

Customer Reviews

Grace in Boots ,

All a pure pleasure

This book touched me in a deep place while also keeping me on the edge of my seat. I loved the heroine Jackie's saucy Britishness and that Alex, the hero had to work to get through to her-- no cake walk romance! But the heat developing between these two very physical characters blew me away: she's a marine mammal vet who thinks nothing of wrangling a whale or a 600 pound sea lion and he's a major league All-Star who hits out of the park and has moves that beguile. I loved how the author brought the sheer physicality of their jobs into their romance! When Jackie and Alex finally get together, well I don't want to give anything away, let's just say it's hot and fabulous. The plot is unique and took me on a journey into the world of wine, marine animals and ocean life and baseball, all woven together in a tightly and beautifully written story. I want more of the Tavonesi clan! And more of the team. Going behind the scenes to get a glimpse of the camaraderie of the men of baseball was a thrill.

Pins4 ,

Love Batts Last

Really enjoyed the book. I’d recommend it to anyone that loves romance.

isalaur ,

Strong, interesting characters

Found a new author that I'm looking forward to continuing to read. The story was intriguing and educational. The characters are well-drawn and realistic. One of my favorite new discoveries! Definitely recommend!

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