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(Love on the Line is Book Four in Pamela Aares Tavonesi Series. Each book can be read as a standalone but you're likely to enjoy the whole series!)"I highly recommend this series to any readers who love Nora Roberts or Bella Andre. - Jen's Reviews, Top Goodreads reviewerHiding her identity was a small price to pay for freedom…Heiress Cara Barrington fled the opulent world(Love on the Line is Book Four in Pamela Aares Tavonesi Series. Each book can be read as a standalone but you're likely to enjoy the whole series!)"I highly recommend this series to any readers who love Nora Roberts or Bella Andre. - Jen's Reviews, Top Goodreads reviewerHiding her identity was a small price to pay for freedom…Heiress Cara Barrington fled the opulent world of her rich and famous family to carve out an idyllic existence on the California Coast. In the sleepy town of Albion Bay, she’s embraced the simple way of living she’s always craved. No one knows her identity, and she’s free from the pressures of wealth…until her sexy new neighbor threatens the unpretentious world she’s worked so hard to build.All-Star athlete Ryan Rea enjoys his high-profile status. He’s used to charming his way into the heart and bed of any woman he desires while keeping his own heart secure behind a steel wall. When he meets Cara, she throws him a curveball—she’s unlike any woman he’s ever met, and he has to have her.Cara’s growing attraction to Ryan endangers her hard-won anonymity, and when she inherits the family business, she must choose between the world she left behind and her new life in the community she’s come to cherish. But facing up to her responsibilities could destroy her freedom and cost her the greatest love she’s ever known.Another awesome book in the Tavonesi Series! The characters and the story were fantastic. Just as with the first book, I was immediately drawn into the story and couldn’t put it down. - There's This Book ReviewsAares' captivating story and sexy, sizzling chemistry will make you cry, laugh and be on the edge of your seat rooting for love to prevail! -SMA Amazon ReviewsAdventure, romance, and a hot baseball jock. Hello! ...What's not to love? It's truly a love story you will swoon over.- Worth the Read ReviewsNot since Nora Roberts and Barbara Freethy has an author written such engaging character and unusual, heart-wrenching challenges to love! - EarthLoving Lens Reviews...

Title : Love On The Line
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ISBN : 9781938638114
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Number of Pages : 312 Pages
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Love On The Line Reviews

  • Kanoko
    2018-12-26 00:35

    Note: Complimentary copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.Some sports romance tout these untouchable kinds of athlete heroes as "just another normal men" through, most often, the heroines' thoughts and interactions with them. I feel Aares breaks this mould by showing that these athlete heroes are really humans first before they are celebrities; that while they live their games, they are not solely defined by them; and that their vulnerabilities are not there just to be appealing and "humanise" them, but are integral parts of their characters that affect their motivations.Ryan is such a captivating hero. Thrown by Love's Scotty is still my favourite, but Ryan is a close second. He's an endearing character, with his rags-to-riches background and earnest advances to win Cara's heart. He's good with his hands—ask his fans and the rescue donkeys on his ranch—and mouth—ask… Um… Cara, dear? Why are you hiding? ;) With him, what you see is what you get. So he tends to show off a little, big deal. His emotions and interactions with others, though, are always heartfelt. I really admire his honesty and love for truth, and am so sad that he's been burned by lying women in the past. The lies have made him compartmentalize people in his life with his lack of trust. He later owns up to his…well, I won't say mistakes, but something close to that, because he does play a part in Cara's deception by turning a blind eye on telling clues. Nothing like a hero who knows how to apologise, right?And Cara… My gosh. I freaking love her. She's the kind of person I can be good friends with, and her extraordinarily sincere hopes to build genuine connections with people without her money in the equation is both heartbreaking and inspiring. Quinn nails her reservation in an instant: she's rich, but she has no value. It makes me want to weep. She's at war with her own identity, but, for the past three years, she's made a simple yet satisfying life for herself in a small town where no one knows her name alone is worth billions. I love the Heart of the Game heroines because they're usually on an equal footing with their love interests, sometimes even more powerful and influential. That this power and influence are what Cara's run away from is a little different from the usual fare.It's relieving to see Cara realise that she's not just running away from the prestige, but also from responsibilities she's capable enough of handling. She's a high-minded philanthropist, with clear views and values almost wasting away as she refuses to take the helm of her grandfather's legacy. I find that both her personal internal and external conflicts are handled well. I think it's not really a question of freedom from the anguish her money brings, but from her own limited judgement of her own worth, and I am so glad she breaks free from the suffocating pit of her own making.I like small-town romances, and I adore the elements of those that I see here. They're not overblown or played for laughs, but they are significant enough to help things move along in the story. Whereas any small town is usually only a quirky setting for that cute angle, here, it's more of a plot device that drives Cara's motivations. It's a community, an aim, an oasis, a reprieve, and, for Cara, a home. Because of this, I'm slightly disappointed that we never get the minutiae after Cara's public confession. How does her relationship with the town mend after the drama? How does Molly take Cara's reveal, and how do they make up? I am glad that it doesn't drag because we have a set of formidable characters of action, but some deets would have been great.Ryan and Cara have forged a deep emotional connection despite the latter's reservations, and their sexy times are steamy. And it's really fun seeing the other characters from the previous books. And solid plans for that darn clinic finally set in motion. Also, that foaling scene is a grand display of Ryan's heroism. So knowledgeable, my baseball-slash-rancher. Some little things here that really make me enjoy the book.A few nitpicks—nothing major as to ruin my reading experience—aside, this is really one heck of an amazing read. It's pretty much my favourite of the series so far. And man, does Aares have a way with words. It straddles the line between simple and fancy, and the metaphors can be ornate, but it serves only to make the tone compelling and make everything always scream emotional intensity like no other. I can count on Aares to deliver passionate stories with multi-dimensional characters I can't help rooting for. Love on the Line is another marvellous addition to the Heart of the Game series. Biting my nails as I eagerly wait for the next instalment.

  • Casey
    2019-01-12 18:39

    Review originally posted at Ramblings From This ChickI will admit that I am a huge fan of sports romance stories, so I jumped at the chance to read Love on the Line by Pamela Aares. This one has been getting great reviews, and sounded like it was one that would be spot on for me. I have to say though that I struggled with this one a bit. The story was good and well written, but for some reason this one was hard for me to get through. It didn't hold my interest, and I kept setting it down or wanting to skip ahead. I also didn't really ever warm up to the heroine and I just didn't connect with her or the hero. I think this one just wasn't for me.Cara has been living in the small town of Albion Bay. She drives the school bus for the kids, and helps out with the canning for the local food bank. The members of the town accepted her as a stranger and welcomed her as a friend. None of them know however that she is the heiress Caroline Barrington and is worth millions. When Ryan Rea, All-Star baseball player, shows up in town everyone is interested to get to know him better. Cara and Ryan are instantly attracted to one another, but Cara is determined to keep him at arm's length. Ryan however is determined to have her and will stop at nothing to convince her to give him a shot. Ryan and Cara get to know each other and their connection continues to get stronger. But with Cara's secret still between them, as well as a position with her family's business, can they possibly have a shot at a future? What happens when Ryan finds out who she really is and that she hadn't told him the truth the entire time they have known each other?I liked Ryan. He was sweet and determined. I liked that he didn't ever give up on Cara. He was always trying to think of ways to get Cara to give him a shot, and he went out of his way to do things that she was involved in. I honestly wasn't sure why he kept trying so hard with her though after she repeatedly turned him down and was pretty cold with him. I didn't see the connection between them for the longest time and it didn't really make sense to me. Cara was a character that I just never warmed up to. There wasn't anything wrong with her, and I didn't dislike her. I guess I was just sort of ho-hum when it came to her. I thought that she was kind of cold and unattached with Ryan, and I didn't really see anything deep developing between them at first. They had some attraction between them, but to me it just wasn't that strong and undeniable connection the draws you in and won't let go. This one was pretty light on the physical action, and that could have been part of my problem with it. I just didn't feel anything intense between them, and couldn't really see where they had really fallen in love with each other.There were some cute parts in this story, and there were some things that I really liked. I thought it was really unique and kind of adorable that Ryan was building a haven for donkeys and that he was so dedicated to helping them out. But Overall, I think that this story is just one that didn't work for me. Looking at the ratings, I am clearly in the minority. This book was well written, and I didn't mind the writing style. I just personally didn't ever get into the story or get behind the characters. I think that if you are a fan of contemporary romance or sports romance you might give this one a shot. Sometimes books just don't click with everyone, and I think that was the case here for me. **ARC Provided by IndieSage PR**

  • Michelle Quintana
    2019-01-18 00:55

    I really liked Ryan and Cara's story. The supporting characters added to the story line and at times had me wishing for a different direction. Cara is miles away from her family hiding her true identity in a small town. Ryan is the newest resident who feels a pull toward Cara right away. Cara knows it would be too dangerous to get involved with Ryan but everytime they are together, the connection grows stronger until they end up giving into their feelings. Cara finds out the contents of her grandfather's will and feels conflicted about what she should do. She would like to do good with his money but doesn't want to lose her anonymity. She refuses to go on a date with him in the city because she is afraid of running into someone from her past. Ryan feels frustrated because he can't figure her out. Everytime he decides he is going to give up, he just has to see her and he decides he wants to pursue what is going on between them. After a near tragedy with one of the town residents, Cara finally makes up her mind about what to do with her life and her grandfather's money. When Ryan and the rest of the town learn Cara's true identity, it shocks everyone. Some are angered and hurt because she deceived everyone, especially those closest to her. I really liked the ending of this book. It didn't leave me feeling like their story isn't complete.

  • LA Spiez
    2019-01-02 17:35

    *****ARC read in exchange for honest review***"I love you, Cara," he whispered against her ear. "Marry me. Marry me and we'll slay our dragons together.""I've learned a lesson that most of you all probably already knew. I was just a bit slow to catch on." He tugged Cara closer. "When loves in the game, losing is never an option."If you love Jack F'n Carter, you need to read Pamela Aares' Love on the Line. Of course I will tell you to read any book about the boys of summer, but this story and Ryan Rea, had my heart from the very beginning. Ryan grew up a poor kid on a ranch in East Texas. He's made it to the big leagues and has had a taste of the good and the bad. Ryan isn't looking for love, but when he meets Cara West in Albion Bay, he begins to have feelings he's been trying to keep away from. Could he have a life with Cara?Cara West isn't exactly whom she seems to be. In Albion Bay, she's hiding from the life of wealth and privilege she grew up in. Cara West is actually Caroline Barrington, heiress to a billion dollar fortune. Three years ago she left that life to start over in Albion Bay. Cara drives the school bus for the local elementary school. She grows her own garden and helps out in the community. Obviously no one knows Cara's real identity. She keeps everyone at arms length, until she meets uber hot and completely charming Ryan Rea star outfielder of the San Francisco Giants.Here's the thing...Cara's beloved community needs a hospital. There are none nearby and after one of the children has a severe asthma attack they realize they need one. Cara has the power to fund this hospital with one signature. When her grandpa passed away, he made Caroline head of a two billion dollar foundation. A foundation that only funds projects with a charitable purpose.Cara feels trapped. She knows if she heads the foundation, she could do tons of good things with the money. She also knows her simple days in Albion Bay would be over. She's afraid, afraid of the allure of money. Afraid of ending up like many of her friends, consumed by the power of money and greed, especially her best friend Laci. While Cara battles with herself, whether or not to chair her grandfather's foundation, she begins to let Ryan into her carefully constructed life. Ryan thinks he's found this simple country girl, who's not after his money and he wants more. For the first time in his life (ok, kind of the second time), Ryan thinks about a lasting relationship. He's been hurt before and he needs to make sure it doesn't happen again.While Cara tries to keep Ryan away, Ryan makes up his mind to win Cara West any way he can. I loved watching Ryan break down Cara's walls. They share a kiss that blows them both away. And as much as Cara tries to push Ryan away, she can't deny how much she wants him.Ryan and Cara have amazing chemistry. From their very first kiss you know they are going to be damn steamy in every other way. And holy hell are they ever!Then comes the bump...At a benefit Ryan organizes with his teammates to raise money to construct the Albion Bay hospital, someone recognizes Cara. Her cover is blown and Ryan is devastated when he finds out Cara West is really Caroline Barrington, one of the richest women in the world. Luckily, Cara's twin brother Quinn shows up for a visit during this bump. He tells her he knows she's strong enough to run the foundation and do good things with the money. The person that's running it now is a creep skimming money off of the foundation for himself. Quinn tells Cara she's got to let go of her fears. I should mention here that I think Quinn should get his own book. I know he's not part of the baseball team, but I loved him from the second he showed up at Cara's door.In one of the best scenes I have read recently in any book, Cara goes to a town meeting and explains her deception to the people she has considered friends for the past three years. Ryan listens to her speech and realizes he can't let Caroline get away.Can Ryan convince Cara they should be together? Will the people of Albion Bay forgive Cara? Will she take over her grandpa's foundation? You need to read Love on the Line. Such a great story and Ryan Rea and his baseball buddies are so damn sexy. I have to give this book a five lip smack review just because I love me some baseball players.

  • alexis
    2018-12-23 19:53

    My favorite from the series.

  • Lady Literary
    2019-01-06 19:04

    Hello Literarians!Here is a much waited, and very late review. I am sorry for the delay, believe it or not I have actually been working on my own lately since I seem to have cured my writers block but got bloggers block as a result of it. And I've also been sick and registering for classes and all of those fun things. Anyways this review is better late then never so here is goes. Pamela Aares is an author I put in the ranks with Bella Andre and Nora Roberts. Her books are articulate, they have great stories, the perfect balance of romance, story and sex. Love on the Line is the fourth instillation of the Heart of the Game Series. It tells us the story of Heiress Cara Barrington and All-Star Baseball player Ryan Rea. After a tragedy, Cara is hiding out in a small town called Albion Bay on the Californian Coast. Her life is quiet, peaceful and easy and it's a life she doesn't want to give up. But when she inherits her grandfathers company she has to make an impossible decision. Her heart and her mind don't always agree, she falls hard for Ryan, knowing it could threaten her anonymity and the life that she has built for herself in Albion Bay. Ryan is playing for keeps, and won't take no for an answer. But Ryan Rea has been deceived too many times, and it's a deal breaker for him. Once again Pamela Aares wrote an amazing story that kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading it. There always seems to be a mystery aspect to her book, this wasn't so much of a who-dun-it kind of mystery, more the mystery of what Cara is going to and what will happen with Ryan when she reveals her secret.Cara's character was interesting because I simultaneously loved her and was extremely frustrated by her. I loved that she needed her privacy and needed to feel normal. And I understand the need to be a little selfish and put yourself first, but sometimes you have to weigh your options and make a decision for the greater good. As always the author is amazing at description and making me feel like I am where the characters are. In writing my own story I can tell you just how hard it is to write a scenery and make the readers actually picture it, without becoming boring or to the point where readers are skipping past it. Honestly I want to live in a town like Albion Bay which is sorting I never thought I would say. It just seems so peaceful and like the whole town is your family.The sex was well balanced. It wasn't like an erotica where it was all sex and that is what the story was centred around. Which don't get me wrong, I love me some erotica. But lately I find myself needed more of a story than just sex and a story. There was a very hot, very sweet and romantic love scene that cured my craving in this story. It was tasteful, well written and just really wonderful. I find I get attached to Pamela Aares characters quickly, which add to how amazing the love scenes are. The story progressed at a really good pace, not too fast, not too slow and I felt that there was an impressive amount of character development. Both Cara and Ryan changed a lot, in really good ways. Overall I give this story a solid 4.5 stars. I absolutely loved it and I can't wait to read the rest of the series. Everything was flawless from description of characters, to description of the scenery, to character development, everything was just on point.A big thanks to Pamela Aares, she was kind enough to send me an ARC of this amazing story, she is so kind and lovely and really needs more love from the romance lovers community because she is up there with the best of the best!Peace, Love, and Small Towns!- Lady Literary

  • Romina
    2018-12-18 18:56

    5*Cara Barrington wanted a simple life, after the tragic death of a friend she fled her opulent life and the party scene to lead a quiet inconspicuous life in a small town with a friendly close knit community.For 3 years the secret of her identity has been safely kept hidden. That is until the arrival of baseball star Ryan Rea.Ryan is hurting, he put his trust into a woman he thought was special and she betrayed him in the worst possible way. While only wanting to concentrate on his newly renovated farm/donkey sanctuary he sees something special in Cara.That something will break down the closely guarded wall built around his heart.Cara’s simplistic lifestyle and unassuming beauty is everything he wants….as their secrets begin to unravel their love and trust in each other will test them to the limit.What can I say but Wow!!I just could not put this book down, I was so lost in this story I’d finished it in less than 24hrs. What a rollercoaster of a story, I genuinely thought at some point this one would end in heartbreak.Ryan isn’t what you’d expect your average sportsman to be, yes he’s successful and incredibly rich but at the same time his heart lies in helping the most unfortunate, having come from nothing he knows the value of money and puts it to perfect use. How could any woman not fall for a heart as big as his….I did.Cara is a complicated character for me, at first I couldn’t see her change in lifestyle working but honestly Pamela has yet again written characters in a way that you as a reader develop along with them, feeling those character changes as you read further into the story.There is a dear old Italian lady in this story that was a joy, I would have loved more of her. She reminds me of some of my Italian family members.In this story there is a moment where Cara has to face her own deceptions and in that moment I was reading through tears, such a heartfelt moment I couldn’t help but relate to her need for true friends.Pamela I love every single one of your books, I can’t wait till the next.ARC For Review.

  • Tina
    2019-01-12 00:41

    Love on the Line is the fourth book in the Heart of the Game series and just as good as the previous books. This book can be read as a standalone, but I recommend reading them in order because most of the previous characters do show up in the other stories. The personalities of all of the characters are very refreshing, and I enjoyed how I was able to picture the scenes in my head as I was reading. This entire series is a must read if you like sports themed romance stories.Cara Barrington only wanted to escape the world of the rich and famous and live a quiet life making friends because of who she is as an individual, not because of the money she has. She found that life when she moved to the small town of Albion Bay on the coast of California. No one here knows who she is, they have accepted her for herself, and she is trying to help the town in any way she can. But when a well-known baseball player moves to town and knocks Cara off her feet she may unravel everything she’s worked so hard to achieve in Albion.Professional baseball player Ryan Rea is used to be in the public eye. He has no trouble charming the ladies and getting what he wants. He has been hurt by a few women so he is determined that he will protect his heart no matter what, but when he meets Cara he knows there is something about her that is different than any other woman he’s been with. He’s determined that he will do whatever he can to have her.Cara has recently inherited the family business from her grandfather, and now, she has to decide whether she wants go back to the life she left behind her, or stay in the small town that she’s grown to love. Her feelings for Ryan are very strong, but he doesn’t know anything about her real identity. She knows she has to tell everyone who she really is. But, how will Ryan and all the friends she’s made in the town accept the news that she has not only lied to them, but she’s also very rich? What will be the cost of finally admitting the truth?I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

  • Anny hernandez
    2018-12-18 21:41

    I was provided a copy of this book by the Author for an honest review.Wow I just finish reading this book, and I love it, love the characters and how the book turn out to be. This Is the last book in the (Heart of the Game), and I have to say that I love it, I am gone keep this short since I don't want to give anything away.The story begging with Cara, now Cara comes from one of the most richest family in the world. And she has being trying to get out of that world, when she finally does she move the small town of Albion Bay, Now for the last three years she being loving leaving their, she help out with the community, and she drives the school bus, no one knows where she come from or who she really is since she hide her identity, but all that is about to change when she gets a call from her grandfather lawyer, telling him that he left her in charge of a very large sum of money.Then we have Ryan he is an all start athlete, he love his career as a baseball player, after playing a game he had two flight to Boston, to show up in court since his being accused of being a father, the judge gave him two months to prove that his not, he just bought a house in Albino Bay, and he volunteer to help out with the school baseball team. He has seen Cara driving the school bus around, but he haven't seen her really good, not until the night their is a school game, after the game he walks up to where they selling tacos, that's when he order some fish tacos, that's when he heard Cara voice for the first time, and got a good look on her, right their he knew that she was a puzzle that he would love to put together, would Cara tell him the truth of who she really is, will Ryan fight to keep her by her side.I really love and enjoy reading this book, love the attitude and the way they are with each other. this was the perfect ending to this wonderful amazing series, Author Pamela Aares THANK YOU for this AWESOME SERIES LOVE IT.

  • Julie
    2018-12-23 01:37

    Cara is hiding away in Albion Bay, California. As the local school bus driver everyone thinks she's just like them. And of course that's what Cara wants them to believe. When her Grandpa leaves her the family business she doesn't want the millions of dollars until her small town needs a medical center to save the lives of people she's come to care about. Baseball-star Ryan Rea moves into town and Cara is the kind of woman he's looking for, beautiful, simple,and honest. He's been burnt before by women who just want him for his money and fame. Cara doesn't want to start a relationship with Ryan but he pursues her with all his sexy Texas charm. Cara can't deny the attraction between them. As a relationship develops Cara struggles with telling Ryan the truth. She desperately wants to keep her identity hidden. She can't go back to a lifestyle where people only like her for her money and the family name. Cara knows Ryan wouldn't be using her but will he really like her when he finds out she isn't the small-town girl he thinks she is?Ryan is "lip-smacking hot" but what really drew me into this story was Cara. You read about these rich heiress and you think they got it made. Love on the Line gave me an inside look on what life is really like for them. Not knowing who your real friends are and seeing how money destroys so many lives is truly heart breaking. No wonder why Cara wanted to get away. Jackie & Alex from book one, Love Bats Last, get to help out since Jackie knows what it's like to escape the world of money. Pamela writes so beautifully. She makes me want to be friends with her characters. I look at the rich and famous differently now. Baseball players are real people with big hearts. Those beautiful heiress on all the tabloids are struggling to fit in. I don't know if it's true or not but the way Pamela portrays them makes it all believable.

  • Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
    2019-01-11 18:56

    In book 4 of this series, we have Cara and Ryan's story. This book is full of twists, turns, love, and some great chemistry between the hero and heroine.Cara is a rich girl who has fled her extreme, controlling life. She is living in a small town in Cali hiding her real identity from anyone. Ryan is a guy who grew up very poor but made something of himself through sports. He has been burned one too many times by women. What do you get when these two come together- amazing chemistry and a lot of steam.Ryan wants Cara plain and simple- even if he can't trust her. Cara is resistant to Ryan's pursuit making it difficult for him. But what Ryan wants- Ryan gets. Ryan is an all star baseball player who is use to the ladies falling all over him even if he is commitment phobic. He sees something in her that makes his heart beat a little faster. As their relationship progresses and Ryan realizes Cara is not the simple country girl he thought she was, truths are revealed and people are hurt along the way.As we watch these two fall in love, what will happen? Will Cara allow Ryan into her heart? Will Ryan learn to completely trust Cara? Will Cara flee back to her opulent lifestyle? What will happen when Ryan finds out who she is? Will he be able to look past her future extreme lifestyle and realize she is the girl he wants or will it be too much?I love how the author lets you get a glimpse of characters from the past books! It is always nice to see what is going on in their lives.This book can be read as a standalone though reading the series in order is helpful because you do see them as the series progresses.

  • Danielle from Short and Sassy
    2019-01-12 23:51

    Book 4 in the Heart of the Game series, is Love On The Line, and Pamela Aares 's books keep getting better and better. I love this series about baseball players. These baseball players not players, or jerks or immature men. They seem like real guys, who are down to earth and normal. Easy to fall in love with.This story centers around Cara Barrington who is super rich. She is not really into fame and fortune. She escapes it by moving across the country to get away from all of that. Cara moves to a small-town called Albion Bay. She loves it there. No one knows or cares who she is. Life is simple. The way it is suppose to be. She is not into the life her parents had. Then there is Ryan Rea. He of course of course is the famous baseball player. He can have any women he wants. He has had many, many women. Then he meets Cara. And the whole game changes. Ryan does not know what it is about Cara, but he is memorized by her. There is something different about Cara then the rest of the women he meets. She doesn't care about his fame or money. That is a rarity for him. He is used to women only wanting him for only those reasons.It was sweet to watch (or read) Cara and Ryan at first fighting their attraction and then to see them fall in love. You know there is going to be a little bit of drama. Especially when Ryan finds out who Cara really is.I know everyone has quoted this. But the best book like ever might be in this book. "Marry me. Marry me and we'll slay our dragons together."I literally had to catch my breath.. Loved it so much!!

  • Kirstie
    2019-01-17 20:45

    Cara left a life of wealth and privilege behind and move to Albion bay to start afresh, live simply and be herself. The residents of Albion bay embraced her as one of their own. Cara was finally "home"Ryan has finally hit the bottom, a paternity suit that threatens his career image is the final straw. It's time to change. Ryan purchases an old Ranch in Albion Bay, in hopes that he can wind down and live a better life, make better choices.Ryan takes and instant shine to Cara, and Cara wont deny she is attracted to Ryan but she is no position to complicate her newly simply life she has worked so hard to create. Just when Cara thinks she has dodged a bullet with Ryan, the family attorney contacts her to tell her that her Grandfather's dying wish was for to be the next president of his foundation.Proudly, for three years she used her wealth to anonymously assist the less fortunate. But to take on her grandfather's foundation would jeopardize the anonymity that she had spent ages to achieve.Keeping Ryan at arms length and stalling the attorney, Cara struggles to keep her life in perspective. Ryan cannot win a break with Cara, he wants more and he is up for the challenge. Cara's identity is leaked and life is turned upside down. Ryan is taken aback. Is it too late for them? What is Cara going to choose? A baseball star with Trust issues, a rich girl incognito...Ms Aares you have done it again!

  • Caroline at Book Geek
    2019-01-16 21:50

    ** Received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. **Chapter 2 - I'm intrigued. This is the first book that's had me raising an eyebrow and questioning where this is going. I'm not seeing how their two lives mash together like I did with the others... Very intrigued!Completed - This book seemed to take me a lot longer than the rest, I don't know why though. I didn't feel the connection as much as I did do with the other books but I still really liked, I missed the quirky character though... but we got cuteness, so it's swings and roundabouts.Cara is a simple girl in a small town where everyone helps each other. They grow their own food and fund their own support system. She isn't looking for love but is determined to keep her past life at bay and forever run from it. That is until Ryan Rea turns up in the small town that has little money, driving a Bugatti. A perk for playing for the Giants.Ryan tries to squeeze through the cracks in the wall that Cara has built, hoping that she'll let him in her life, realizing that this is the type of woman he wants. A simple, not after money, no motives or scheming unlike the women in his past who tried to destroy him.Only Cara is living one huge lie. Although she's not lied to hurt other people she winds up hurting everyone close to her when they discover that she's worth billions.The greatest thing about this story though, is the foal... and the guest of honor!www.bookgeekuk.com

  • Melinda
    2018-12-25 19:51

    What a fabulous story! Aares blends a quaint close knit community along side two wonderful, kind hearted protagonists. The combination is a grand slam home run.Ryan and Cara have such noble intentions. Both have integrity and are attempting to carve a life for themselves on their terms. Ryan is dreamy. A professional athlete never losing sight of his roots. Trying to regain his footing in the trust department, you empathize with his past experiences and fear for the secret dotting the line between the future he and Cara could have.Cara a young woman daunted by her family’s unimaginable wealth, never knowing if the relationships formed are simply due to her wealth and status. Cara, philanthropic by nature is set on making a difference in people’s lives and well as the community at large.I never wanted a couple to connect as much as I wanted Ryan and Cara. Both are endearing and kind hearted deserving of each other. You just know these two together would be a fantastic combination and with their altruistic intentions – a dynamic force. Tow great people, you hope they experience the ultimate HEA.Aares did a fabulous job of mixing a professional athlete with a heiress in hiding, burying her true identity. The budding romance, the steamy chemistry and their full blown personalities create a romantic story leaving you filled with hope. Very well done and a page turner to boot! Great all around story with many themes woven throughout the simple and sweet storyline.

  • Megan
    2019-01-04 19:35

    I have read and reviewed every book (so far) in this wonderful series and I’ve yet to be disappointed. I’m one of those people who isn’t a fan of sports, especially baseball. However, I’ve found this story (as well as all the others in the series) easy to follow and very engaging. There’s always a lot more going on than the actual baseball in the story so I don’t feel overloaded. The characters are fun and the story drew me in from the fist word.Ryan and Cara have an instant connection. However, they both fight it. Cara definitely fights it more than Ryan does but you can tell from his past experiences that he’s cautious. They both have great personalities full of compassion and a need to give to others. They’re both searching for something, even if they don’t realize it. The whole town of Albion Bay is friendly and supportive and had a real sense of community. I loved seeing how they rallied together for any cause.They story lined flowed really well and Ryan and Cara transformed from great starting characters to fantastic people by the end. They endured heartache, confusion, and insecurities but also got to experience love, commitment, friendship, and support. This was a wonderful story and I look forward to the next one in the series. 5 out of 5 stars!

  • Lauren Mayet
    2018-12-26 00:38

    That was she a great read. Never have I been so enthralled or excited by a series. This one is probably my favorite so far. The complexity in this one makes for a great read. I couldn't imagine being the richest woman in the world hiding in a small town. Cara is such a breath of fresh air as is most of the female leads in this series. She has a way of making readers and the people of Albion Bay fall in love with her. Her character is great. Ryan is one dreamy but down to earth baseballer. Someone please tell me what is it about athletes in general and especially baseball players so darn sexy!!!!! I absolutely love this series and I can't wait to read more. I love how the ladies of this series have the strength and perseverance to not only live great lives but handle all that has been thrown with all the grace in the world. It's like the roles in the series have been flipped. Instead if being ditzy or falling all over these men, the women are people you can't help but admire. Thanks for listening........Happy Reading!!!!

  • Eskimo Princess Jenkins
    2019-01-03 19:47

    Cara is hiding secrets, but not the kind of secrets that would hurt or destroy anyone. She just wanted a fresh start, to live a quiet life.Ryan has been burned by lying women, and trust no woman. These two fall in love, but he still doesn't fully trust her. Yet, he sees the signs that she is not exactly who she is pretending or portraying. Cara tries hard to keep him at a distance, but he just won't have that.The town in which this story takes place is like so remote! yet it seems close enough to the city that they do go there often. Yet this small town has nothing, not even a doctor. That is the wierd part of the story. Its like this full "town" everyone knows everyone they all help each other, yet they have next to nothing there and only like 30 people? This is the 4th book in the series, but can be read as a stand-alone. The character from the other books are included in this book.I was given a copy to read and review by the author for her upcoming blog tour.

  • Sharon Heaverly Machuga French
    2018-12-24 21:58

    Pamela Aares has again hit it out of the park with Love On The Line, her 4th book in the Tavonesi Series.The author has such a way with her characters that you begin to feel them as friends. There are not too many authors that actually make me laugh out loud and cry real tears but Ms. Aares is definitely one of them.Cara and Ryan are not looking for love yet they stumble upon it, both with pasts that they are trying to forget. When those pasts become known to each other there are some stormy and laughable events.This is one of those books I just did not want to end and this is the beauty of the Tavonesi Series. I know I will meet Cara and Ryan again in the background of someone else's story.I can't wait to get into Book #5!

  • Bette Stanek
    2019-01-07 20:39

    3.75, this is book 4 in the Tavonesi series and it follows the same formula as the previous books. It's a sweet and easy read with a little tension/conflict that is pretty easily resolved. I like the baseball aspect. Cara is an heiress, Ryan is new money. He's been deceived by two women and has finally found one that isn't after his money and is a "what you see is what you get" sort of person. Or is she? Cara is tired of always wondering if someone is hanging out with her for her money or family connections. She's building a life for herself where no one has any idea of who she really is. Can she keep the secret? Deception has its price and she's about to pay it. Total HEA with likable characters, small town charm and good dialogue.

  • Michelle Eriksen
    2018-12-19 20:50

    Cara is living in a small town trying to escape from her past and keeping secrets from all of her new friends. She is forced to face that past when her grandfather passes away leaving her a multi-billion dollar foundation to run.Ryan is a baseball player who has a reputation as a player and who lives in the spotlight. The air ignites when they get together.I enjoyed this book very much. Once again Pamela Aares gives us an escape and entertains in a way that keeps me coming back for more. It is well written and a fun read and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.I received this book as a complimentary copy for an honest review.

  • Julie
    2018-12-19 00:45

    Oh my !!!I totally loved this one. It’s only slightly better than book 3, (but not much) The characters really popped on this one, and I got into this one much quicker. And it was so much fun reading how much Ryan had to work at winning Cara.Cara is a very secretive person and hates the limelight, whereas Ryan laps it up. It gets him everything he thinks he wants. So when Cara spurns his advances, it makes him stop and reevaluate his life. I’m not a sports fan, but if there are more Ryan’s in this world, then PLAY BALL

  • Karen
    2018-12-29 17:36

    I think the book was well written with minor exceptions...The dithering about taking leadership of the foundation and whining about her stupid suicidal friend was annoying and downer. But when she let herself enjoy stuff the book was quite uplifting. I'd love that small town too. The donkey rescue firmed me in Team Ryan. The sports aspect was good and fun to read. The other aspect that I didn't even bother to read were the dreams. They really didn't do anything except filler, IMHO. Well written.

  • InD'tale Magazine
    2019-01-02 00:38

    3.5/5.0For anyone who enjoys a great sports romance, few can do it better than Ms. Aares! Read full review in the 2014 November issue of InD’tale Magazine.

  • Maria Lazarou--Obsessed by Books Blog
    2019-01-06 23:44

    I was given this book in exchange for an honest reviewThis was an excellent read. This was the first book that I've read by this author.I loved how the story played out, the characters were great, and it was a sexy read.

  • kristen
    2019-01-13 21:56

    REALLY enjoyed this one - Cara was especially well drawn and I continue to love Jackie and Alex as the grounded ones in this series