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Baseball reporter Maddie Leclair has spent years chasing her dream job—covering the major league team, the Philadelphia Patriots. Now that she’s landed the assignment she intends to make it big, with feature articles on the front page of every sports section in the country. But to do that, she needs to score an interview with the most private and elusive athlete in baseball, Patriots’ superstar Jake Miller.

On the rebound from a devastating injury that knocked him out of play for a season, Jake has a lot to prove to the suits in the front office. He’s sure he still has what it takes to win, and he’ll be damned if he lets anything get in the way of his climb back to the top.

The last thing Jake needs is a pushy female reporter distracting him. But one look at Maddie and he knows he’s in trouble. He finds himself trying for a different kind of play, one that involves bedrooms and not baseball stats. Sleeping together could damage both their careers, and Maddie is all about saying no. But when it comes to the game of love, Jake is playing to win.

A prequel to Hardball, by VK Sykes

“A story that is well told, characters that are engaging, a novel that is vastly entertaining, and one that is well-worth the time to read. I give it a rating of 4.5 out of 5.” --Desert Island Keepers on Hardball

“This book has kept my attention from the start and I couldn’t put it down until I finished it. It was great and I really hope to read more of this writing couple in the near future.”
--Natasja’s Book Blog on Hardball

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Hot athlete, forbidden relationship
January 7th, 2016
Maddie needs a great story, to make a name for herself. So she needs an interview with Jake Miller. But Jake is recovering from an injury , and doesn't need a pushy reporter following him. But they can't seem to stay away from each other. But sleeping together could damage both of their careers
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Was good
December 29th, 2015
It took a chapter to get into but once I did I couldn't put it down. I liked the character development and cant wait for the secondary characters stories. The plot was beliveable and flow was good, the romance was steamy. Over all a good read.
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Truly a home run.
March 13th, 2013
What a great story. Had a little bit of everything, romance, intrigue, and suspense. I great mix of emotion and plot line. Great read! Can't wait to read the author's other books.
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