Saturday, January 16, 2016

Blog Tour and Review: Catching To Win by Carrie Aarons

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Kelsey O'Brien is the definition of a free spirit. She goes where she wants, when she wants, and takes to bed who she wants. And when she arrives back at Grover University after eight months on an African animal preserve, its her newly hunky best friend that has caught her eye. As their friendship turns physical, Kelsey begins to form feelings she swore she'd never have for anyone. But when the past she's not ready to face finds her, she must make a decision whether to stop running, or confront the truth. The first time Clint Bellows laid eyes on Kelsey, he fell hard. Too bad she looked right through him. A year and countless hours in the gym later, she's back and hardly recognizes him and his new body. After a drunken encounter takes them over the line of friendship, Clint agrees to Kelsey's proposal of a benefits-added relationship. Only he's playing for keeps, and is willing to round all of the bases trying to score the self-proclaimed gypsy. She's running from her demons. He's committed to winning her over. Can he catch her in time, or will she be out of his grasp before he can blink?

Catching To Win by Carrie Aarons is the third book in the Over the Fence Series and I think my favorite by far! I love a good baseball romance and this book by Carrie Aarons did not disappoint! This book was a 3.5 star read for me and I highly recommend this series to everyone!

Kelsey was living a life on her own terms, she was a modern day gypsy, not answering to anyone or anything, the came in and out of the picture as she pleased, fleeting off to all areas of the world to work with the wild animals that she loved so much. Kelsey did not do boyfriends, only having hookups when and where she pleased without answering to anyone, because love wasn't something she had experience with or wanted to have in her life.

Clint was officially in love from the moment Kelsey walked into his life and spent two years to get her to look at him as more than a friend. Being in the friend zone sucked big time for him, but his love for Kelsey and her feisty, blunt but funny personality never wavered. Officially the best friend of the girl he loved, until the one day when they crossed a line, he knew he would never be able to return from. Boy was every minute worth it, to be with the objection of his affection, something he waited for a long long time.

When Kelsey's world begins to crumble around her in more ways than one, she pushes away the one person who she knows would be there for her no matter what. But the feelings that she begins to have for Clint go beyond friendship at this point which scares her more than anything. Will Kelsey be able to move past her hang-ups of not being in a relationship or will her past hold her hostage to a hook up only, loveless existence? you will have to read to find out!

And as a side note, I hope that there is more from this series, because I would love to see Parker's story!
Catching To Win is the third book in the Over The Fence series but can be read as a standalone. This was a college/baseball romance. I would give this book a 3.5 stars and would recommend to others. If you like college and sports romances this book is for you! I would also read the other books in the series also- Pitching To Win and Hitting To Win.

Kelsey and Clint have the quintessential best friend relationship but when sparks start to fly and Kelsey propositions Clint for a friends with benefits relationship.. things will change.. love will be questioned.. but with Kelsey's armor in place there may not be anyone that can get through those barriers but Clint sure will give it his all.... can they find there way to and HEA?

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They say those who can't do, teach. Well, Carrie has no hand-eye coordination, and her idea of romance is a Netflix marathon complete with Thai food. So, she writes sports romance novels instead. Beginning her writing career as a journalist, Carrie wrote about real-life crime and scandal before turning to the fantasy world of fiction. She lives with her husband in an apartment they are constantly outgrowing.