Thursday, July 24, 2014

Dare to Kiss (Maxwell Brothers #1) by S.B. Alexander

Besides her family, Lacey Robinson’s only other love is baseball. She’s on top of the world when Arizona State University approaches her to discuss a scholarship. To be the first girl ever to grace a college boys’ team is beyond what she has ever dreamed. Her fastball is impeccable, her curveball equally as good, and her slider annihilates anyone who dares to step in the batter’s box. But fate has its own way of throwing curveballs.

When she looses her mother and sister to a home invasion, baseball and her dreams die with them. Tragedy has a way of seeping deep into her psyche, causing nightmares, panic attacks and blackouts. Diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, her psychiatrist recommends a change of scenery and picking up the things that she loved to do, and for Lacey that is baseball.

After a move clear across the country, only two things matter to Lacey—overcome her PTSD and make Kensington High’s baseball team. However, she never counted on meeting someone who wants her as badly as Kade Maxwell. The tall, sexy and drool-worthy bad boy has a magical touch that awakens her feminine side, and a kiss that slowly erases her nightmares. But getting involved with him may be dangerous when Kade’s nemesis returns to town to settle a vendetta. To complicate matters, her PTSD has taken a turn for the worse. She has to find a way to heal otherwise she may not have a chance at anything in life, especially love.
First line:
The ball left my hand and zigzagged on its way to home plate, missing Tyler Langley's glove.
ARC via Netgalley
Release Date:
September 2014
5 polar bears out of 5
I adore this story!! I was caught up in it from the beginning. Lacey is getting over her mother and sister's death and she's struggling to find a balance in her life. The only thing that keeps her going is the chance at getting a baseball scholarship to University of Arizona. She's constantly on the field practicing her pitch. Kade is also recovering from trauma in his life and understands what Lacey's going through.

Lacey is headstrong and independent. Kade is sexy and protective they are an awesome couple. I can't wait to read the end of their story coming out in the spring. I know you guys will all enjoy this story about healing after trauma, reconnecting with family, and finding love in an unlikely place. I love the baseball stuff woven throughout the novel :)

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