Cris Reads: CAUGHT BY YOU (Love Between the Bases #2) by Jennifer Bernard

Love comes out of left field in the second novel in USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Bernard's sexy baseball-themed series...

Months of alternately flirting and bickering with Kilby Catfish catcher Mike Solo just turned into the hottest kiss of Donna MacIntyre's life—and that's a major league complication. Any hint of scandal could keep her from getting her son back from her well-connected ex. Then Mike comes up with a game-changing idea: a marriage proposal that could help win her case—even as it jeopardizes her heart.

Mike hasn't been able to get the gorgeous, gutsy redhead out of his fantasies. The least he can do is fix the mess he helped create. Yet their engagement is quickly becoming about a lot more than doing the right thing. Because after swearing he'd never risk love again, Mike has found a passion that puts all his emotions in play, and a woman he'll go to bat for again and again.

Donna McIntyre is a sassy, clever young woman who is just trying to clean up her life and win custody of her young son. She has always had to fight her own battles so she's completely thrown for a loop when Mike Solo, the Kilby Catfish's gorgeous charmer of a catcher, stands up for her. There's been some serious heat brewing between these two ever since they met and when Donna needs to improve her reputation to win back her son, Mike steps in with an offer of marriage.

This isn't your typical 'fake fiance' romance as what Mike's planning is an honest to goodness wedding. Much like the passion these two are experiencing, the emotions are completely genuine. And boy is there quite a bit of passion! I wasn't expecting for Mike to be so bossy and deliciously dirty, but it totally worked. I can honestly tell you that despite his history with vows of celibacy during baseball season, the nickname 'Priest' is completely undeserved. These two blow up like firecrackers when they get in a room (or broom closet) together. And oh, do these two really know how to light up a closet.

Though the novel packs some serious heat, there's also tons of humor and teasing to really make you fall head over heels for these characters. Donna is such a caring and hardworking mother and she's willing to give up so much of herself to make sure her son has the best childhood possible. Going off of her character in the first book in the series and in the very beginning of CAUGHT BY YOU, you never would have guessed that she was a mother with this whole secret past. Mike's past also came as a bit of a surprise as he usually comes off as such a cock-sure charmer. I honestly couldn't get enough of these two together. They were playful, passionate and unpredictable.

If you love athletic heroes with a heart of gold and a filthy mouth, CAUGHT BY YOU is a novel you need to pick up. Extra points for a super sassy heroine you can really admire. I don't even particularly like sports romances but this series really gets it right. Jennifer Bernard hits another home run with this addition to the 'Love Between the Bases' series. I can't wait to see who's next on the roster. 

Disclosure: I received this book free in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions shared are my own.

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About the Author:
Jennifer Bernard is a graduate of Harvard and a former news promo producer. The child of academics, she confounded her family by preferring romance novels to … well, any other books. She left big city life for true love in Alaska, where she now lives with her husband and stepdaughters. She’s no stranger to book success, as she also writes erotic novellas under a naughty secret name not to be mentioned at family gatherings.
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1 comment

  1. Thank you so much, I'm so happy you loved Mike and Donna!! Xoxo Jennifer