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Fielder's Choice (Pamela Aares Tavonesi Series, Book #3)When love’s the game, you can’t play it safe…All-Star shortstop Matt Darrington has more than a problem. His wife died, and now he’s juggling a too-smart-for-her-britches six-year-old and the grueling pace of professional baseball. Worse, his daughter is mom shopping. When they explore a local ranch, she decides the bFielder's Choice (Pamela Aares Tavonesi Series, Book #3)When love’s the game, you can’t play it safe…All-Star shortstop Matt Darrington has more than a problem. His wife died, and now he’s juggling a too-smart-for-her-britches six-year-old and the grueling pace of professional baseball. Worse, his daughter is mom shopping. When they explore a local ranch, she decides the beautiful, free-spirited tour guide is premium mom material. Matt thinks the sexy guide looks like Grade-A trouble.Alana Tavonesi loves her cosmopolitan life in Paris. But when she inherits the renowned Tavonesi Olive Ranch, she has to return to California and face obligations she never wanted. Selling the place is her first instinct, but life at the ranch begins to crack her open, exposing the dreams hidden inside her heart.On a lark she leads a ranch tour, where she meets Matt Darrington. His physical power and a captivating sensual appeal fire her in a way no man ever has, but he has a kid—and being a stepmom is a responsibility Alana will never be ready for. Still . . . she can’t keep her mind or her hands off him.When Matt’s daughter goes missing from a kid’s camp at the ranch, Alana organizes the search effort, knowing from experience the areas a bright child would be drawn to explore. As she and Matt work together to search for the little girl, Alana discovers that father and daughter have won her heart. Yet it may be too late for love…...

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Fielder's Choice Reviews

  • Kanoko
    2019-05-23 15:41

    Note: I received a complimentary from the author. It does not colour my views in any way.It was a strong, solid read…until I read what happened in the last chapter. Eep. Jumping the gun, much?There isn't a lot of dialogue, but the prose is quite engaging. I love the passionate language; it reflects the raw, searing attraction between Alana and Matt and expresses in more than words just how much they got under each other's skin. These two characters are at different stages of their lives, and I dig the way their nature (well, more like Alana's) is a big conflict. Matt could use some air—a little breather, a little release—while Alana could use some earth—ground under her feet, stability.While Alana tries not to make apologies for her free spirit, she recognises the consequences of her actions and isn't completely flippant about them. I don't believe she's ignorant or irresponsible; it's just that she hasn't had the chance to be actually responsible for something before, and now she has a ranch with dozens of employees and their families to answer to. In addition, Matt's six-year-old daughter Sophie has taken a liking to her, making her every move monumentally consequential with respect to the kid's affections. Everything is understandably off-kilter for such a young woman, still struggling to find her place where she seemingly doesn't belong, suddenly burdened with responsibilities—ones that affect lives—she never asked for. But just as she makes mistakes, she learns from them and accepts her shortcomings. Honestly, I don't appreciate how she's unfairly judged by some people for living her darn life. It's her development as a character that makes this such a great read for me.I do like Matt and acknowledge the hardships of his being a single father, and I am overwhelmed by how his connection with Alana is so intense, so palpable. Matt takes a leap and makes a choice, one that is not risk-free but with possibilities of a bright, happy future. The right woman is worth all the hard calls, after all. I like that he balances his decisions with both his daughter and himself in mind, that he doesn't deprive himself but also doesn't neglect Sophie and her best interests.All of the Heart of the Game series ends with an engagement, but I can't say I'm comfortable with that here. It's, I don't know, too easy, too quick. In a lot of ways, Alana is still growing, and I just don't think she's ready to be tied down. That proposal feels too much like a curveball thrown her way, but what the heck. Who am I get in the way of a couple's HEA? :pThis is a smartly written story with lots of heart and heat, a good amount of detailed and informed baseball plays, and a well-executed plot line. That parallel between the prickly neighbour's relationship with his estranged sister and Alana's own relationship with her family is particularly clever. I like Aares' kind of sports romance. Her heroines are smart and self-assured, if with a few insecurities and not-conductive-to-relationship flaws. Her heroes are not all-important baseball players who make the plot, but are simple people who just happen to be baseball players and have their stories to share—really outstanding stories when in the hands of Aares.

  • Kirstie
    2019-06-08 20:40

    Alana has always been the jet-setting party girl. She finished college, packed her bags and began her dream life of fun and fashion in Europe. Freedom was her mantra.Matt loves his pro career in baseball, but the one thing he loves more is his gorgeous daughter Sophie. Juggling his sporting career and being a single dad, Matt has resigned himself to the fact that this is his life.Alana thought her life was perfect just the way it was, until her grandmother bequeathed her the family Ranch. What did she know about running a ranch? How was she going to run it from Paris? Apparently Nana saw something that Alana was blind to.Taking his daughter to the ranch for a day out, Alana literally falls into Matt's life...when she stumbles off a ladder. At that moment both their lives change...and with the help of a six year old match maker, their lives are about to get interesting.Can Alana change her wild ways and take on the Ranch? Is ready to settle down? Is she ready to anything? Matt figures brief and simple. Friends with benefits, no strings sex is all he needs. No complications or confusion for Sophie. But really who is protecting?When Sophie wanders off and goes missing from the Ranch, both Alana and Matt's perspectives change. Life is precious...and Love is what matters.Ms Aares does it again with a beautiful love story filled with wonderful characters and a story line that will win your heart. Love, Lust and Baseball...what more could you ask for?

  • Shirley Frances
    2019-05-22 22:53

    I loved it! From the amazing complex characters to the setting and the adorable kid all through the secondary characters, Pamela Aares didn't pull any punches when it came to this story. I loved the connection between Alana and Matt and their interactions. But more than that, I love the growth these two characters accomplished throughout the story. It was a treat to see Alana be more responsible while still maintaining her carefree side. But mostly is was watching Matt allowing himself the chance to love again that truly got to me. It helped that they had great chemistry too! I loved that this story was well-balanced when it came to sweet and the sensual. This time around I didn't feel that any particular element took away from the romance. Actually, I think everything came together seamlessly--from the romance to the conflict and the amazing cast of characters.And since I'm taking about characters, I have to mention that this time around we get to visit the previous couples, which I enjoyed. It was nice to see how they were holding up. I appreciated the fact that their presence added to the story as a whole.All in all, a great addition to the series and my favorite book in the series.*I received a copy of this title in exchange of my honest opinion.

  • Lauren Mayet
    2019-06-14 15:41

    Wow, these storms just keep getting better and better as they go. Each story gets a little more complicated and I get more involved. Matt and Alana are just great together. Their story is a little more complicated with Sophie, who is the cutest thing. I love he continued character development of the other couples. I can't wait to see what's in store with the next story............Happy Reading Everyone!!!!!

  • InD'tale Magazine
    2019-05-20 17:55

    This is a thoroughly enjoyable read! The author writes about wonderfully complex characters and puts them in a setting so well-rendered that readers can almost feel the ranch dust swirling off the page.Read full review in the 2014 August issue of InD’tale Magazine.

  • Michelle Quintana
    2019-06-08 22:41

    The third book in this series, I think that this is my favorite book so far. A lot of it had to do with Sophie. Alana is Alex's cousin who loves the partylife and globetrotting. When her Nana dies and leaves Alana the olive ranch and business, she feels like she is in way over her head and doesn't belong there. While agreeing to do a tour of the ranch, she meets baseball player Matt. Right away there is a strong physical attraction between them. Alana starts to dream about how good things can be between them. When she finds out he has a six year old daughter, she decides that there can't be anything between them because she just doesn't want to do anything with kids. Matt's daughter Sophie has plans for her dad and Alana. Matt decides that Alana is too flighty and doesn't want anything to do with her. Fate has other plans for them because everytime they are near each other, the chemistry just gets stronger. Each time they get together, they come up with reasons why they can't be together. It isn't until Sophie turns up missing from a camp at the ranch that Alana realizes what the little girl means to her but knows that there will never be anything between them. After Matt sees the painting Alana did of Sophie, he realizes how strong his feelings are for her and goes after her to see if she feels the same way. I liked the way the book ended but I wish they could get another book because I would like to see how Alana fares beinng a stepmom.

  • Paula
    2019-06-05 20:00

    Love, Power and SizzleAnother must read from Pamela Aares. She not only writes of the love between H and h, but once again presents a storyline that includes protecting our natural environment. Families tie the story together, but also threaten to destroy their growing love because of their childhoods. I loved seeing Alana realize she is the woman her grandmother always knew she was and Matt finally understanding that he still has a lot to learn about being a father and a Dad. Sensual without being too graphic.

  • Jo-Ann Fitzgerald
    2019-05-20 23:38

    A good book and kept things going. BUT I think the author was trying to do too much. The sex scenes were pretty steamy, the relationship between the hero/heroin ebook but the author spent a great deal of time with the heroine's insecurities and her flying off to Europe and another guy. There was a good balance of the heroes insecurities and another relationship.The baseball references were far and few between.

  • Diane
    2019-05-19 20:52

    I rather liked this book. I’ll add this one to my read-again book shelf. The characters are pleasant, the conflict understandable within the scope of the character history and plot. For rating and review breakdown, please feel free to read my blog review of this book at:

  • Penny
    2019-06-08 22:33

    Fielder's ChoiceIt took way too long for Alana to accept Matt and Sophie, Matt's daughter to be part of her blended family. I do not like to read about people's feelings and is used to verbal miscommunication between lovers.

  • Layne
    2019-06-07 18:39

    Baseball and Olive GrovesA widowed baseball player with a young daughter, a socialite who's been left a ranch in California by her Grandmother and a wind mill with a golden lizard on top all combine to make a terrific story. I loved this book.

  • Pat Christie
    2019-06-15 17:43

    Free EbookShe's inherited a farm but she's a social butterfly. She meets widower with a 6 year old daughter. The daughter decides that Alana will be her new mother, but the story takes a gpfew twists.

  • Yolanda
    2019-05-28 19:45

    Love, family, loyalty and learning to understand.Ms. Shares is a beautiful writer. She had my interest from the first paragraph. Love baseball, love love. The instant connection was almost to hot to handle!

  • Mandi Morgan
    2019-05-24 17:41

    Very cute sweet read.

  • Anne Turnley
    2019-06-11 22:01

    Baseball and love, a heady combination.Sophie is determined to get a step Mom. She chooses Alana but, getting her Dad and Alana together is almost too much for this 6 year old.

  • Linda
    2019-06-10 23:33

    Far too explicit for me

  • Jeana
    2019-05-23 22:36

    I've forgotten how good a quick romance book can be. I enjoyed this one!

  • Mary Banwart
    2019-05-16 20:56

    A nice stand alone book.I enjoyed this book enough that I'm downloading a couple more in the series. Hopefully they will be as good.

  • Denise
    2019-06-06 18:54

    A nice romance. Appealing story and well written.I read #1 in the series and thought it okay. Jackie was unlikable and I found it difficult to believe that someone would want to spend any time with her bristly personality let alone fall in love with her. In this book Alana was likable albeit flighty, but that's what made the story work.I intend to read #2 and recommend this one as it can be read as a stand alone. There are some reviewers that were offended as there was "explicit" sex so if you are bothered about such things, be forewarned.

  • Lady Literary
    2019-06-02 19:54

    Fielder's Choice tells us the story of socialite Alana Tavonesi, who has just inherited her grandmother's ranch and is forced to leave Paris and return to California to decide the fate of the ranch. She meets All-Star shortstop Matt Darrington, a widower with a feisty six year old daughter who wants nothing more than a stepmother. This story was extremely interesting to me because it really showed the struggles of a single father with a thriving and time consuming career as Major League Baseball Player. Being a single parent is never easy, and sometimes it seems more difficult as they get older, especially in Sophie's case because she really wants a mom, and she clings onto Alana almost instantly. This scares Matt, and understandably so, it's very easy for a little girls heart to be broken if she got attached to someone and they left. His character development was interesting to me because he was hardened again love from his marriage and the loss of his wife, but it runs deeper that that. He is an extremely passionate man but he can't give himself over entirely to a woman because he does have responsibilities career wise and most importantly with his daughter. Alana is another very interesting character to me because she lives the elite life, she went to art school and now lives in Paris for most of the year. We don't get too much of a look into her life in Paris besides her relationship with Marcelle. She doesn't do commitment or relationships beyond sex which at her stage in life is totally understandable. And I think that is the big obstacle in the book. She thinks she is not ready to settle down and be a wife and stepmother, because she still sees herself as a socialite who should be galavanting around Paris and living that life. Owning her grandmothers ranch is not something she ever saw herself doing so she really has to undergo and huge transformation and become a responsible business owner. And that scares the living daylights out of her. And understandably so. For me that was the most interesting part of the story is change in Alana's personality, and realizing that she is more than she thinks she is. There was one major sex scene in the book and holy crap was it hot, Pamela Aares knows how to write some a good romp, my only critique is I wanted more, especially because of how well she writes it. But the story really won't have allowed more due to how their relationship developed and how much time they fought their attraction to each other. So I understand that there really couldn't have been more sexy scenes than there was, but it doesn't mean I wouldn't have enjoyed some more nookie. Plus don't you just love those couples who instantly connect and think that they won't fall in love, that hot sex will be enough. Because we all know it never is, and I just love that happy ending factor. There is something about it that makes me all tingly inside.And honestly I just love how the author writes, I don't think she could really write a bad book. Technically speaking her writing is flawless, no grammatical errors, no dull moments, perfect balance between description and dialogue and internal dialogue. The story progressed at a good pace and it was just brilliant. I cannot rave enough about her writing. Another huge technical part of Pamela Aares that always gets a huge thumbs up from me is that she doesn't skirt around the baseball. She actually goes into detail and uses the technical terms. I feel like every time I read one of her books I learn a ton about America's favourite pastime. I'm not really much of a sports fan beyond UFC and the odd European Football or Rugby match. But these books make me like baseball and understand how much skill is involved in it. And if you are going to write a book, especially a series I expect the author to give accurate detail, and the author goes above and beyond expectations every time. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my review! I hope you enjoyed it, tell me what you think about Pamela Aares books! The lovely Pamela Aares was kind enough to send me an ARC for book four Love On The Line. I am reading that currently and will post my review very soon!Peace, Love and Olives ;)- Lady Literary <3

  • Debbie Scott
    2019-06-09 15:37

    Great RomanceA very fine storyline and some awesome characters. This is about old hurts that shape our lives today. I enjoyed this story and would recommend it to anyone who likes romance, Danny Scott.

  • Romina
    2019-05-20 17:36

    5*All star baseball player Matt Darrington is trying to juggle raising his 6 year old daughter and give his best to his team. While he isn’t looking for love his daughter has other ideas…On a visit to a local ranch they meet a beautiful tour guide, while his daughter takes to her immediately Matt thinks her free spirited nature could potentially break his daughter’s heart.Alana Tavonesi is a jet-setter, flitting from Paris to California and back on a whim, indulging in a party lifestyle free from responsibility.After inheriting her Grandmother’s olive ranch she struggles to face her newly given obligations.In her indecision she takes on a ranch tour, Matt Darrington immediately catches her eye. He’s handsome, strong and everything she’s been looking for in a new fling.Will the imagination of a 6 year old and the wishes of a sorely missed Grandmother bring these two hearts closer than even they thought possible?Can someone please find me a ball player…….Book three in this collection and each one has made my heart melt, Matt is the perfect man in this story, devoted father, successful sportsman and a very kind heart. How could anyone not love him?Alana is a strong willed character but reading how she softens not only to Matt but also his daughter is written beautifully.The way this little girl envelops both of their lives is perfect, how a child’s imagination can melt your heart is something I know too well having 5 children of my own.In this story we can feel Alana’s indecision in taking on her Grandmother’s legacy and yet my focus seemed to be on the insecurities of the surrounding characters, namely the staff on the ranch. I was just as worried about Alana’s decisions, an author that can make you so involved has a genuine gift.Aside from the three main characters there is one that particularly stands out for me. There is a very grumpy old rancher who incidentally happened to be a close friend and ally of Alana’s Grandmother, this man made my heart smile and made me giggle with his bluntness. I love that he is included in this story.This book will certainly tug at your heart strings and make you want to fight for Matt as much as his little girl, I especially wanted to punch a certain character, practically shouting at him through my Kindle to back off, I got some funny looks from my husband at that point.Such emotion in a story is a wonderful gift.Copy Supplied For Review.

  • Julie
    2019-06-12 19:00

    Alana is a carefree artist who lives the party life. She loves Paris and spends most of her time there with her French boyfriend. Alana’s grandma passes away and it devastates her because grandma is the only person who understood her. It completely surprises Alana when she inherits her grandma’s Olive Ranch in California. She wonders if grandma really did understand her. Alana isn't the responsible type. She doesn't know how to run a large working farm with a whole community of workers depending on her. She prefers to jet off to Italy or France whenever she wants. She certainly doesn't want to attend community meetings with neighbors to get grandma’s final project up and running. Working on getting permits for an electronic windmill is last thing on Alana’s priority list. Matt is a baseball player for the San Francisco Giants. When he takes a tour of the farm with his daughter Sophie there’s an instant attraction between him and Alana. Sophie is a bright young girl that Alana adores but she isn't ready to be a mom, much less a step mom. Alana and Matt are all wrong for each other, but the sexual attraction between them is boiling hot! In life sometimes you know it will hurt but you just have to test the water. Matt says it best. “When she smiled at him, his heart ignored all this rational caution and leapt.” When Matt see’s that not only is his heart going to be broken but his daughter’s heart is in danger too, he has to make some tough decisions. His first priority is always his daughter.Alana makes mistakes along the way in finding herself but grandma may have known what she was doing when she gave her the farm after all. In a very sweet moment Matt gives a very profound statement. “If I can’t love you at your worst, I don’t deserve you at your best.”I had so much fun reading this book. The settings and characters are all so real it feels like I’m there experiencing everything with my friends. You get to revisit and see how the characters from previous books in the Heart of the Game Series are doing. Matt and Alana both have older and wiser people in their lives giving them sound advice. So not only did I get to read a very sexy romance but I learned some life lessons along the way.

  • Tina
    2019-06-15 17:02

    Fielder’s Choice is the third book in the Game series and continues to introduce us to some very lovable characters. I absolutely loved the personality of Matt’s daughter and found her a wonderful addition to this story. The series does not have to be read in order, but because of the previous characters do show up in each story I recommend that it be read in order if you are able to do so. Pamela Aares has become a must read author for me.Alana Tavanosi only wants to live her life in Paris. That wish may have to change since her grandmother just willed her the entire Tavonesi Olive Ranch located in California. She does not want it, so her plan is to sell the ranch and get back to her life in Paris. While staying at the ranch to take care of a few things that her grandmother did not have time to complete she starts to open her mind and her heart to the possibilities available to her if she stays. Can life at the ranch open Alana’s heart to become part of a ready-made family? Matt Darrington is not only the shortstop on the local professional baseball team, but he’s also a single father to a six-year-old little girl who really wants to find a lady for her dad who will be a good mom for her. She has her eyes set on Alana, and Matt knows when Sophie sets her mind on something she tries very hard to get it. He is very attracted to Alana, but he barely has enough time to take care of his daughter and play baseball, he does not need anything else. Besides, he’s really not sure if he wants another woman in his life right now. When Sophie disappears during one of the kid’s camp programs he and Alana get to know more about one another while they search for her. The chemistry has really been heating up between them, but is it enough to put their doubts aside to see what may happen?Can Matt and Alana overcome their insecurities of being in a relationship and give Sophie the family she wants? Or will their misgivings make it too late for them to finally find true love?I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

  • Danielle from Short and Sassy
    2019-05-19 21:01

    Fielders Choice is a super sweet story about finding love, even when circumstances surrounding you are not ideal for love. This was the perfect book for me at the perfect time. It is great to read a true love story every once in a while.Alana Tavonesi is kind of a free spirit. She is living in Paris and painting. She loves her life there. Hanging out at cafes, Spending her nights out late, having fun. Nothing to hold her down. When her grandmother passes away, Alana inherits an olive farm/ranch. Alana has no idea what she is getting into. She is not even sure she wants to keep it. She comes back from Paris to give it a try. She respects her grandmother too much to not go and see what it is all about. There she meets Matt Darrington. She literally falls into his lap while giving a tour of the farm. He is a a professional baseball player, but more importantly, he is a dad to a little girl named Sophie. His daughter instantly takes to Alana. Even Alana is not sure why, since she is not a kid person. The little girl misses a mother figure in her life and Alana seems to fit the bill. Matt's wife died a few years back, making Matt a widower. He is lonely, been though he won't admit it. Alana seems to think she is not good at relationships or anything serious. Although the attraction between Matt and Alana is off the charts, Alana would like to distance herself. She knows getting involved with a man with a child is not for her. She types to keep things light with Matt. Alana is not looking to be anyone's step mother. I thought that this was a great story. I loved watching Alana grow up and become more responsible throughout the book. At the start she was kind of an immature, spoiled brat. It was nice to see the tender moments she shared with Sophie was heart warming. Especially when Alana realized she wronged Sophie. To me Sophie stole the book. She was a smart and sassy little thing. Even using her computer to look up camps at the ranch!!I can't wait to read more of Pamela Aares!!

  • Caroline at Book Geek
    2019-06-08 21:02

    ** Received a copy from the author for an honest review **Chapter 3 - I went in to this book skeptical. After 2 books and 2 new book boyfriends I was convinced that another amazing bloke could be created, especially after Scotty! I love him. After 3 chapters, I'm already getting feelings for Matt. I can't wait to see how this goes.Chapter 7 - This isn't going the way I hoped it would! I want to bang their heads together!Finished - Still wanted to bang their heads together towards the end but I am sooo glad that they got their problems sorted.Matt Darrington is a closed off ball player who's only human love in life is his adorable and funny 6 year old, Sophie. There was literally one part where I had to stop so I could laugh! He's got no social skills and had been married to the wrong woman for him in the past - Sophie's Mom, who is no longer here (In fictional world.)Alana is a flighty, party girl who enjoyed her freedom and independence until the passing of her Grandmother meant she inherited her grandmothers baby. The Ranch.Although it's something that she thinks she can't run, she manages to pull out the stops when needed in the memory of here Nana and it is also the place where she meets Matt.I was skeptical at the start of the story because I had no connection to Alana like I had Scotty in book 2. At no point did I finish book 2 and think I'd love to read Alana's story not like I thought when I read Alex's and instantly loved Scotty. So, I'm surprised with myself over the fact that I now adore Alana.She's got many layers, layers she didn't know she had and managed to shock everyone with her capabilities. In normal life, that's one thing I love doing, and so I love Alana for that.Another great read!! Roll on book 4.

  • The Color of Ink
    2019-06-10 23:48

    Matt Darrington thought it was going to get easier, but since his wife died things have gotten a little more complicated. Being an All-Star Shortstop takes enough of his time and energy, but you add a six-year-old daughter that decides it’s the time to add a mom back to the mix and you have trouble. She’s as smart as a whip and relentless. Alana Tavonesi’s life is turned upside-down when she inherits the Tavonesi Olive Ranch. Leaving Paris she returns to California and she slowly watches the obligations of the ranch suck her in and it’s getting in the way of her return to her carefree life back in Paris. She’s a young and thrives on nightlife. What was her grandmother thinking when she left her this place?Short one tour guide she grabs the reigns and leads the tour. In the group is Matt Darrington and he takes her completely off guard. He is physically eye pleasing and she is drawn in by every movement he makes. She can sense his interest in her too and eventually realizes she can’t keep her mind or her hands off of him. However, he has a daughter and she is in no way step-mom material. But when Matt’s daughter goes missing during kid’s camp at the ranch, her heart may be telling her something completely different.Fielder’s choice has endearing characters and lots of heart. It can be a stand-alone but I recommend starting with the first in the series. This is a great series for anyone who loves romance period. So let Matt and Alana’s story win you over. If she isn’t already, after this series, Pamela Aares will definitely be a great new addition on your favorite author list.

  • Anny hernandez
    2019-06-12 18:44

    I was provided a copy of this book by the Author for an honest review.I have to say that I am so in love with this series, I have read the first two books and love it, I love the characters and love how the book turn out to be. I am gone keep this short since I don't want to give anything away.The story begging with Alana, Alana is enjoying her life in Paris, she is loving it but all that changes, the moment that she gets a phone call from her nana lawyers, giving her the news that her nana die, and left her the Olive Ranch she couldn't believe it, now three weeks later and she is trying to learn the ropes on the ranch, after dealing with something she see one of her staff, that is worrying about something, when she ask her what's wrong she tell her that their is a tour schedule but they are short handed, that's when she decide to do it.That's when she meets Matt, now Matt is baseball player, also a widower, and a single father to a six year old little smart girl, when he see Alana for the first time he gets some feeling waking up from him. After the tour and a brief encounter with Alana and his daughter, Matt leaves but he cant seem to get her out of his head, when Matts daughter attend a camping trip on the ranch, she end up missing and Alana organize a search party, that was the time that they new their life was gone change. Would it be too late for love, or would the let love in.I really love and enjoy reading this book, love how Matt and Alana are with each other, I said it twice saying for the third time, Author Pamela Aares THANK YOU for this awesome series, and this wonderful characters love them.

  • Eskimo Princess Jenkins
    2019-05-16 22:56

    Alana, a carefree, party girl.Matt, ballplayer, and single-dadAlana at first, for me, seemed like a teenager. A very rich spoiled teen, but just her actions and lifestyle. She refused to accept responsibility, saying she just can't handle any kind of commitment. Matt, well he was lonely- you could definitely tell that. But so devoted to his 6 yr old daughter Sophie. Sophie, she just seems very adorable yet way to advanced for her age. I have an almost 6 yr old and there is no way she could do all the stuff Sophie could on the computer! Just saying.Matt, he also just seemed stand-offish around other people. Even the team, and yet he wanted to be included in things.Alana wants Matt as soon as she lays eyes on him. He thinks WTH, he could use a fling. They both think that Alana is definitely not step-mom material so a fling they try. Alana realizes that she can not just pop off to Paris or wherever she wants now that she owns the ranch. And she realizes how much she really does want to be involved there.The heat between Alana and Matt is great, and things never go as planned. Never, you may think you want a fling and are perfectly ok with it, but love happens when its right!.I love how the couples from the first 2 books are brought back in for this story. But you can read this as a stand-alone or read the series out of order. I received my copy from the author/publisher in exchange for a review, for the Love on the Line blog Tour.

  • Marissa
    2019-06-11 22:48

    Goodreads Win CopySweet easy summer read with likable characters.Alana Tavonesi is a rich living a jet set life in Paris and Rome with out any cares. She receives news that her beloved grandmother has passed away in California leaving her a working olive and grape farm where her and her brothers spent summers growing up. Flying back her first thoughts were to sell it since she knows nothing about running it.She meets Matt Darrington a professional ballplayer when she was filling in for one of the tour guides. Their instant attraction but once she finds that he has a daughter Sophie she makes herself at arm;s length. She isn't ready for the responsibility of being a step mom.But Sophie has other plans wanting Alana to be her new mom as she tries to draw them together. Neither ready for more than a very short fling but once they allow themselves tom finally sleep together, they each realized they want more but neither are willing to admit it.Can two people allow themselves to love and be happy despite being different? Can a child who believes in magic bring magic to the two people she loves?