Book #2 “Second Chances” (coming Feb. 2014)
**Mature Content Warning** Recommended for ages 17+ due to language and sexual content.
Bellamy Carmichael’s finally come home after staying away for six years. There’s just one problem, Luke Carter…
Six years ago she seduced him, but a realization had him turning his back on her and became the cause of her long exodus. But with her brother’s imminent deployment Bellamy knows she’s bound to see him.
Luke Carter made the mistake of crossing a line he never should’ve crossed six years ago…
He knows he’s the reason why Bellamy avoids home, and with her coming back home he’s hoping to make things right. He just wasn’t expecting her to look so damn beautiful.
However, there’s one more problem, Bellamy’s been keeping a secret from Luke for past six years. When passion builds between them she knows that she must tell Luke the truth, but will it bring them closer together?
Or will it drive them apart for good?
In LOVE BATS LAST, (The Heart of the Game, #1), 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. What will he sacrifice to save the woman he loves?
While each book in The TAVONESI SERIES: HEART OF THE GAME can be read as a standalone, you’ll likely enjoy reading all the books in the series:
Love Bats Last (Book 1, Jackie and Alex)
Thrown By Love (Book 2, Chloe and Scotty)
Fielder’s Choice (Book 3, Matt and Alana)
Love On The Line (Book 4, Cara and Ryan)
Aim for Love (Book 5, Sabrina and Kaz)
PRAISE for LOVE BATS LAST
“Sure to thrill fans of modern romantic fiction. If you love Bella Andre and Susan Elizabeth Phillips, you’ll love the series Heart of the Game!” —EarthLoving Lens
“A new star in the romance world!” —New York Times bestselling author E. Alexander
“My favorite reads are spin-off series by authors like Nora Roberts and I’m happy to find another author I love reading as much.” —Julie Martin Wallace
“I didn’t want to put this book down, but did when reality interrupted. The sizzle between Jackie and Alex and the suspense kept me wanting more.” —Julie, GoodReads.com reader
“Triple Crown, Ms. Aares! This story has so many levels that all weave together beautifully. From the moment readers start tuning the pages, there will be no putting this story down until love bats last! —Julie Caicco, InD’tale Magazine
PAMELA AARES is an author of contemporary and historical romance novels. Her first book, Jane Austen and the Archangel (Angels Come to Earth, #1) was released in 2012. Midnight Becomes You, (Angels Come to Earth, #2) will release in 2014, along with three more books in the Heart of the Game series, all releasing in 2014.
Before becoming a romance author, Pamela Aares produced and wrote award-winning films and radio shows.
Pamela holds a Master’s Degree from Harvard and lives in the wine country of California with her husband and two curious cats. Her love of nature led to adventures scuba diving the coral reefs of Fiji, exploring the cliffs of Greece, sea kayaking the Rosario Straits and white water rafting the wild and scenic rivers of the west—and romance!
(love story, contemporary romance, alpha heroes, beach reads, sexy romance, bad boys, falling in love, romance sports,new kindle romance)
The tension was immediate, the emotions were raw. One breath told them they were not the same as before, one touch…changed their world.
There’s Danny. Danny is a golden boy in every way. He has dreamy blue eyes and blonde hair that always looks perfect, even when it’s windblown or been stuck under a football helmet. He’s the boy every girl crushes on. The boy I get into trouble with, the boy I fight with, the hot quarterback no girl can resist, not even me. Being with Danny is like being on an adventure. He has a bright, contagious smile and abs to die for. He’s pretty much irresistible.
Equally crush worthy is Phillip. Adorable, sweet Phillip, who I have known since birth. Phillip has dark hair, a perfect smile, brown eyes, and the sexiest voice I have ever heard. He’s the boy I talk to every night before I go to sleep. The boy who rescues me, the boy who can read my mind, the boy who is always there for me, the boy who tries to keep me out of trouble, the boy who irritatingly keeps getting hotter, and whose strong arms always seem to find their way around me. And when he gives me that grin, I can never say no.
One boy will give me my very first kiss.
One boy will teach me to make out.
One boy will take me to prom.
And finally, one boy will ask me to marry him.
They will both be my best friends.
But only one of them will be the boy I fall in love with.
Only one of them is That Boy.
Born to shine.
Groomed to dominate.
Levi Wilks is destined only to be a champion…
Number one on the field, in the record books, and in every fans’ heart. This star QB is perfection from head to toe. Only his looks rival his talent on the field.
Not one flaw to be found…that is, until he looks in the mirror…
Levi sees his dad’s dreams, his mother’s demands, and lost dreams of his own. Dreams that vanished one by one as his life, and career, were carefully etched out for him by others.
He was always jealous of his younger brother Lincoln, a carefree spirit . Some nights he’d pray for a normal life. An average life. But that wasn’t who he was, he’d never have the courage to be like him.
But what happens when Levi is forced to sit on the sidelines for a couple of games?
At the lowest part of his career, he finds himself magnetized by a blonde beauty.
This unexpected girl challenges everything he knows…
And dares him to fight for everything he wants…
Is Levi Wilks ready for her? Is he ready for “The Game” of his life?
Piper Ashby + Brad Ashby = Twin Siblings
Brad Ashby + Tanner McCain = Best Friends
Piper Ashby + Tanner McCain = Off limits
Tanner and I abided by the rules. We stayed on our designated sides of the relationship circle.
Ignoring swarming butterflies.
Brushing off skipped heartbeats.
Settling on lingering stares.
Here’s the secret … a hand extended over that invisible line once, exponentially changing the equation. I was convinced we could make our relationship work until Tanner broke the trust he embedded in me from the age of seven.
One deceit of mega proportions and the relationship we built for that short month vanished. I swore never to speak to him again and it’s worked. Until now—two years later, when my brother’s wedding places me face-to-face with the best man—Tanner McCain.
Leaving one equation to be solved. Can love surface twice?
Hunter grinned but he didnt seem as happy as the guy next to me. More like, he knew crap was about to fall.
He cant play when someones watching him, Justin almost sang into my ear. Totally screws up then.
But you all are watching him, I pointed out.
At the back of the room, someone laughed. Yeah, but were not girls.
Ryan Hunters parties are legend. And tonight shes going to be there.
Liza Matthews has been in love with her best friend since kindergarten. Theyve done it all, even slept in each others bed. But theyve never kissed. Weeks away from her seventeenth birthday, Liza hopes that soon things would change between them. But when Tony Mitchell comes home after summer soccer camp, his mind is focused on someone else. And worse, that new girl is a soccer player.
Fighting for her love, Liza gets carried away and makes a stupid decision: Without the least bit of talent or passion for the sport, she opts for the co-ed soccer team.
The tryouts are hell, the first match ends bloody, and the morning after the selection party she wakes up in the worst place possiblein the arms of the captain of the soccer team. The hottest guy in school. Ryan Hunter.
“This is undoubtedly one of the best coming of age stories available today!” -InD’Tale Magazine
This is a really short book. You will probably read it in 3 to 6 hours without a chance to catch your breath while turning the pages…
If you’re unsure whether this is the right book for you, go ahead and read the first half for free before you make up your mind.