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More Than A Game, #2 A ballplayer and a team owner would give anything for a championship—even their hearts. . . After inheriting majority ownership of the San Francisco Goliaths baseball team, Hunter Collins wants to prove to herself—and the rest of the league—that she's got what it takes to build a champion. Her first move is to trade for a hot left-fielder. He's got iMore Than A Game, #2 A ballplayer and a team owner would give anything for a championship—even their hearts. . . After inheriting majority ownership of the San Francisco Goliaths baseball team, Hunter Collins wants to prove to herself—and the rest of the league—that she's got what it takes to build a champion. Her first move is to trade for a hot left-fielder. He's got it all, speed, power, and a desire to win. Not to mention undeniable charm. Marco Santiago is tired of being the new player in town. After four teams in six years, he's facing free agency at the end of the season. He wants nothing more than a long-term contract and a World Series win. Hitting on his new owner probably isn't the best way to get it, but love may be the most powerful challenger either of them has ever faced. . . Warning: Strong language, consummated love scenes, and some baseball clichés."Smart, fun, and sexy. A great romance read." –New York Times Bestselling Author, Kat Martin77,606 Words...

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  • Eliza
    2018-10-17 17:52

    Title: Worth The Trade (More Than A Game,#2)Series: Yes (Can be read as Standalone)Author: Kristina MathewsRelease Date:7th July, 2014Rating: 3 StarsCliffhanger: No HEA:(view spoiler)[ Yes(hide spoiler)]Hunter Collins is the majority ownership of the San Francisco Goliaths baseball team. Fresh from the loss of her father and working in a male dominated field, she aims to prove herself, knowledge and experience. Her first order of business is to sign Marco Santiago.Marco is hoping to put down roots, make his mark and lead new team to victory. That's his plan and he's sticking to it, until he meets his new boss and struggles to keep his head in the game.There's more to the story that a straight forward boy meets girl scenario, Hunter and Marco are both trying to prove themselves and strive for success as professionals; add to that the attraction they both try and deny and eventually surrender to and it's a winning pitch.I enjoyed the forbidden element to the story with Hunter technically being Marco's boss, as well as the angst and the chase. The reason I haven't scored higher is because i usually like my stories with more of an edge. Marco wasn't my type of male lead hero although he was sweet enough he didn't hit it out of the park for me. I found Hunter to be sweet and likeable, just like the story.~ Copy provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you ~FOLLOW SMOKIN HOT BOOK BLOG ON: ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Smut Fanatics
    2018-10-30 21:51

    CLICK HERE TO READ MY ENTIRE REVIEW AND OTHERS FROM THIS SERIES!ARC generously provided by NetgalleyWhat I loved:First of all I have fallen head over in heels in love with Marco Santiago, I want more of his blue eyes and his hot body and I was want more now! The chemistry between Hunter and Marco is instant and the author does a great job of portraying that to reader. Right away you know that Marco is just plain sexy and I can feel Hunter’s attraction to him, which makes for one hot and sexy book. I also really enjoyed Hunter Collins, she didn’t annoy me too much, although she kind of fits into that cliché of what lead female character being very inexperienced sexually versus the male lead. I love how much she loves the Goliaths and the lengths she goes to, to make this team her family. She definitely had a great character development as the story moves along and she is an easy character to relate to and ultimately be one hundred percent on her side. Not So Much:I truly enjoyed reading this book and the writing was a huge improvement from the first book. There were such great details of Hunter’s home, Marco’s apartment, the club house, the stadium everything. It really added a layer to plot that made me more into the story. There were times the transition from one scene to the next didn’t go very smoothly, in one paragraph they would be outside and in the next they would be Hunter’s apartment. Sometimes the story got a little a boring and I found myself skipping some sentences to get to the point.

  • Heather andrews
    2018-11-01 22:53

    Marco sure has a smart mouth on him, "unless you have something else planned for me." He raised an eyebrow and flashed one of his dimples. He knew all too well how irresistible that smile was. "Because you own me now. So..." Marco is the type of boy who loves surprises especially if they include Hunter, "he moved her toward the bed. Pulled at the tie around her waist. The robe fell open, revealing the hot pink lingerie he'd had delivered. "Oh, yeah. That's more like it." Marco uttered his appreciation. "Damn. You're beautiful. So, so, beautiful." I love the conversations Hunter and Marco have: "Yes. I am." He nuzzled her neck, scattering kisses along her skin. Two seconds ago she had been completely satiated, but now desire flooded her and she could devour him again. "So what is your greatest desire?" She pulled away, needing to put some space between them. "Besides you?" He leaned back against the headboard. "I want what we all want. The World Series. I want to get you that ring I promised.I love sports romances, I love the men in them, and I loved this book.

  • Sharon Redfern
    2018-10-16 22:39

    A very spicy sports romance involving Hunter, the female owner of the Goliaths and Marco, her newest player. This story has everything- forbidden fruit, woman in a man's world, hunky athlete- all kinds of wonderful plots that make this a great summer read.

  • Sadie
    2018-10-31 00:41

    The premise of this story is great. I love the idea of a female team owner and the power struggle that might happen behind the scenes.Marco had potential to be incendiarily hot, but instead he... wasn't. I blame the dialogue. It's not the Beta thing (I love me my good Betas) it was more the language, the word choices, the sentences, the things he said... he just didn't sound like a guy to me. He sounded like my best girlfriend. Yes, super wasn't his actions. It was just, how he said things.I also struggled with connecting to them because they spent so little time on the page in the beginning of the book. A lot of the story in the beginning is Marco thinking about wanting her and it messing with his game. Hunter thinking about how hot he is and if he's going to come through as a player for her team, but they hadn't spent any real time together yet.Hunter could have been an amazing heroine. A unique standing in her world, a unique (but not damaging, THANK YOU!) childhood, a woman struggling to balance both her worlds. She could have been so much, but instead she just became a reflection of where she fit with Marco.There's not a lot made of her money or her lifestyle -- I loved this. Hunter was just Hunter. This wasn't a parade of celebrity to show how important she is or how great her life is. But neither was there the constant boo-hooing of a less than perfect childhood. It was really nice to read a contemp where the backstory was just that -- in the back, but part of the story. Instead of how we're getting so many books where the backstory is OH THE TRAGEDY!!! NOW WE'LL SPEND DECADES OF PAIN AND TORTURE TO FIND OUR TRUE LOVE.No. Hunter has issues and so does Marco. Yes, they both play into the story, but in a completely human way. I thought this was really well done.Through the entire story, Marco's success on the field is directly related to if he slept with Hunter or not the night before. At one point he basically begs her to fly to meet him and has sex with her right before his game to bust a losing streak. Yes, he keeps telling us he's in love with her, but this just was... a little too old-school co-dependent for me.So, let's talk sex! (How many of you just got here from googling that?) I feel like sex needs to either be mostly emotional/partially physical or vice versa --- as written. As a reader, I need to either be like, OOOHHH The Feels! The Feels! **OR** Darn, that was hot! Usually there's both, but one is the main point, it's what drives the scene. The first sex scene for Marco and Hunter didn't really give me either of those and then there was a lot of of the page stuff later so the build wasn't there as much either.There was a lot of opportunity there to have them on the page building that emotional connection in those off-the-page scenes I would have liked to have seen.But, where I think this story could have won me over more is that the back and forth never really felt smooth. So, what did I think of the book overall?It had just enough sports for Sports Romance fans, but not so much that others would be turned off. I did enjoy the story and I really loved Hunter. I'll definitely try at least one more book in the series. The issues I had with this book (for the most part) were probably this book. Every couple is different, so I'll be hoping to see the next pair on the page more in the earlier parts of the book.It was fun. Fun is good. :)MY EXTENDED REVIEW WHERE I DISCUSS HOW I WOULD USE THIS BOOK TO *RULE THE WORLD* Stars - Expecting the next couple to be a solid 4!Romance: 6Heroine: 6Hero: 6Laughter: 6Heat: Yes, but not a lot of sense on the page or overly graphicCheating: NopeSeries: #2 of More Than A GameCliffhanger: NoThis ARC was received thru NetGalley for an honest, unbiased review.

  • Home. Love. Books.
    2018-11-11 00:37

    To read this review and others like it check out my site at www.homelovebooks.comAs previously mentioned I have an undying love of baseball. And for some reason I have been picking up every romance book with even the mention of baseball lately. Well to be honest, I've been picking up every book with any kind of sport in it, or at least that's how it seems. As for this one, I liked it, it was pretty good.First things first, the baseball. I think the baseball was done pretty well in this book. I think the inner politics of the sport were well done, as well as the dynamics of what goes on behind the scenes to make a baseball team actually function. I wouldn't have thought to write a book about a female owner, but it's a nice concept, and you have to admit when it comes to baseball there aren't a lot of women involved, so this was a nice chance. Although at the end I was a little bit bummed at how quickly Hunter was willing to sacrifice herself, you'll see what I mean when you read the book.So Hunter is a pretty good character, I liked the whole woman owning a team and being the managing partner, it's nice to see women in strong roles. I also liked that even though she is wealthy, she's simple, she is comfortable in simple clothing, and nothing about her is over the top. Hunter did have some jealous tendencies, which is normally something that is annoying to me, but Marco is a pro athlete who has women throwing themselves at him, so I understood the jealousy, plus she never throws it in his face or makes it a big issue or anything. I also really liked the inner turmoil she had about the relationship she was in, the team versus her happiness. It definitely heightened the drama.Marco, I liked a lot. I liked that he wasn't a perfect athlete, he didn't step out onto the field and command it. He had to work hard at getting into the swing of things. I liked that along the way he realized that the game isn't decided by one person, but rather the team. I think it's an important lesson in sports, one that so many people forget. I have to say I wish that the plot line with his family had been expanded on, I felt like it was more used as a catalyst at the end to get Marco to come to the right conclusions to end the book, and I really felt like there was more meat to the story that could have been fleshed out. Plus nothing felt resolved with his father at all. But overall, I liked how well Marco and Hunter fit together, and how dedicated Marco was to making her happy. I also liked his inner turmoil about whether he was worthy of Hunter and the dynamics of the boss/employee relationship.One nitpicky note, I thought that the baseball cliches used between Marco and Hunter about there relationship was too much. So much of the book is baseball driven that it almost walked into that cheesy realm when they would use baseball metaphors all the time. Other then that, I would say if you like baseball and romance this is definitely a book you should check out. I look forward to reading more books by Kristina Matthews.

  • Char (1RadReader59)
    2018-11-09 22:35

    If you are a fan of baseball, love stories, and humor this is the book for you. It is the second in the series for Kristin Mathews. Here first being “Better Than Perfect” which I also gave 5 stars too. This story revolves around Hunter Collins the daughter of the late owner Henry, who just passed from cancer at the beginning of the baseball season. Everyone knew, that was close to the team, that Hunter had been running it pretty much full time since graduating college, Stanford by the way. You see her daddy bought the San Francisco Goliaths for her when she came to live with him after a long period of time of them not talking to each other. You see Hunter blamed him for her mother’s passing. Since he took her everywhere with him even business meetings when he took some important clients to a baseball game and it lite up Hunter’s face and he and she had something to talk it gave him his in. That is when he bought it for her. She soaked up everything about the game and in the locker room (until she got her boobs that is, which totally pissed her off.) He taught her in and out of the boardroom and the rest came from college. With the exception of love, romance, and relationships. Marco Santiago was a player her dad had seen great potential in, a great character in, and felt he could be a great asset to the team. He just never seemed to be able to acquire him. So, that is what Hunter fought for and got. Except no one told Marco until he was on his way to his stadium in St. Louis that he had been traded. Now he is on his way to Frisco. He is met by Hunter and admits he doesn’t want to be there they meet a wall. He also doesn’t know that she is the boss and even though he hasn’t been with anyone in over 6 months he can feel the sexual tension between them and starts flirting and being a real smart ass. She gives him just enough rope to hang him because she is enjoying the sparing and flirting.Too many of the guys are scared of her or they look at her as a little sister. So, when she tells him he only backs down a little. She drops him at the stadium and calls it good.He finds himself in a slump and he figures out it is her. He confronts her by telling her that with her sitting behind the dugout watching in those grandma cloths making him wonder what’s hiding under them and all… From here it just gets into more funny sparing, secret times they can get together, team escapades, and a lot more. It’s a fast read with just enough with each character to keep you interested. I look forward to another I hope. I seems like there may be something in the works with his teammate Bryce Baxter so we’ll have to wait and see. I give this book 5 stars. Provided by Net Galley.Follow us at:

  • Jody
    2018-11-08 17:02

    Fans of sports-themed romances will find this a quick and easy read albeit a bit cookie cutter. With issues we've seen before though it's the likable main characters that keep the story engaging as the hero and heroine are both strong-willed and trying to be the best they can be with the odds stacked against them.Hunter grew up with a childhood that was quirky and might have left some heroines scarred. She used it to her advantage though and slowly made her way to managing a baseball team. Being a woman in a man's world she's had to be better than other men which has her being a walking encyclopedia of baseball. I admired her using her knowledge to put snotty reporters and others in their place and the use of baseball in general was nicely incorporated into the storyline. Hunter was very down-to-earth though she hobnobbed with the elite which was refreshing as she wanted to be known for who she was not who she was with. She tends to be a tomboy but being around her newly-signed star player Marco has her thinking very girly and naughty thoughts that she fights every step of the way as she doesn't want to jeopardize her career. Her connection to Marco is full of sexual tension but not much time is spent advancing their romance beyond this basic foundation which would've made the story sizzle.Marco had a difficult childhood with baggage that still lingers. He wants to be the best but I felt he was often just going through the motions until the end when he truly stepped up to the plate. I enjoyed Marco with his slightly naughty ways but was hoping for a deeper connection between him and Hunter. The barrier of boss and employee always seemed to be in the way to a certain extent. That's not to say that Marco wasn't romantic though as he made Hunter feel like a woman, he was able to look past her role as boss to claim her in some very sensual scenes.Not having read the first book in the More Than a Game series I was worried that my enjoyment of this would be diminished but this story stands nicely on its own. With likable characters and sports scenes that are seamlessly woven into the story this was an engaging read with some smile-inducing moments. Though the romance wasn't as deep as I'd hoped it was still a satisfying HEA that has me wanting to return to this world as there's plenty of players who caught my eye with stories left to tell.

  • Downward dog
    2018-11-04 01:04 was given a copy of this book to review for Netgalley. There is also a review on Cocktails and Books.WORTH THE TRADE is a fast paced, entertaining romance about a hot, pro baseball player and the woman who owns the team. Hunter Collins inherited forty percent of the San Francisco Goliaths baseball team three months ago when her father died. Unfortunately, she’s isn’t taken seriously in this male dominated industry. Hunter has spent her life around baseball and surprises people with her extensive baseball knowledge. Marco Santiago is the new left fielder for the Goliaths. He’s the first player Hunter has acquired since taking over the franchise. Hunter isn’t the type of woman Marco is usually interested in. She is all business including her dress and attitude, but something about her draws him in, even though he knows he should keep his distance. Hunter likes everything about Marco, but knows as the owner of the team she can’t be involved with one of the players. The more time Marco and Hunter spend together, the more they are attracted to each other. As the days go by, it becomes harder and harder to fight the strong chemistry simmering between them.There is combustible heat between Marco and Hunter from the moment they meet. Marco is a sexy blue eyed baseball player and also a nice guy. He treats Hunter well, knows how to make her feel sexy and I loved when he bought her lingerie. I admired how hard Hunter works and how important the team is to her. Her baseball knowledge was impressive too. Marco and Hunter are dealing with insecurities from their pasts and the last thing they want is to jeopardize their careers. Kristina Mathew writes and entertaining, story that I enjoyed from start to finish.

  • Kame
    2018-10-18 18:50

    3 1/2 starsHunter took over as managing partner for the San Francisco Goliaths baseball team when her father passed away at the start of the season. She is a woman in a man's profession and wants to earn their respect. She acquires Marco Santiago in a trade; and is convinced he is what her team needs to make it to the World Series; but it seems he might be just what her heart ordered too.Hunter knows her baseball. I am a baseball Mom and I thought Hunter's character was very believable. I liked her alot and she is the character that kept me reading. Marco was a little flat for me as a character; I wanted him to be more. Marco just seemed to be going through the motions never really embracing the many opportunities he had. He talked of the better life he wanted to give his mother but really it was never shown until the end. He was a character of words but very few actions and emotions.One good thing about a baseball book you know the timeline of the plot; you can't extend the season. My favorite scene was one between Hunter and a reporter where she holds her own and shows her baseball knowledge. And that baseball understanding was a highlight for me; as the romance was secondary. Sadly I didn't feel a romantic connection - no real AWWW moment. Some things seemed forced and in a way unnecessary; just added in not really moving the story along or filling in any holes for me.This book felt like a bridge to me; from Book 1 to Book 2. I hope that is the case as Bryce really intrigues me as a character (I would also like to see more of Johnny and Alice!) I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley for my honest review

  • Elle Markov
    2018-10-30 20:02

    This is book 2 in the series and this book focuses on Marco Santiago and Hunter Collins, both new characters. Hunter is the owner and managing partner of the Goliaths, the team Scottsdale plays for in book 1. Her dad recently died, so she took full control of the team. She's a bit of a tomboy, not really into dressing up or being too girly. Marco is supposed to be a stud, one of the hottest players in baseball, but he has issues of his own to mainly being that he wants to stop being traded and stick in one city long enough. Hunter and Marco meet when she picks him up at the airport and he thinks she's his entertainment, really funny opening. While trying to get the team to the World Series, dealing with scandal and a bit of conflict of interest [you know because, she's basically Marco's boss] these two have to find a way to make their love work. Like the first book, the story is captivating and engaging, the characters are likeable and entertaining and if you like the first book, you will definitely like the second one. I already can't wait for what's next in the series, hopefully Bryce and the reporter will get their own book.Rating 4 out of [email protected]

  • Elizabeth
    2018-10-26 21:51

    Kristina Mathews knows her baseball. You can tell in every detail of the story. I really enjoyed watching Hunter and Marco as they tried staying away from each other and keeping their relationship strictly business…and failing miserably. There are a lot of obstacles standing in the way between their happily ever after. Hunter and Marco are both amazing characters but I did get a little annoyed with couple because they were both so self-sacrificing, making their love story equally beautiful and exasperating, but in a good way :)I did feel that the timing was off in the beginning of the book, but the pace evened out and the story didn’t feel rushed or disjointed. I definitely noticed improvement in the author’s writing from her debut novel to this second installment in the series. While I didn’t enjoy this book as much as the first one, it’s still an exceptional read and solid follow up to Better Than Perfect. I highly recommend Worth the Trade to baseball and romance lovers alike!***I was gifted an eBook copy from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own***

  • Sarah
    2018-10-28 23:04

    Hunter has recently taken over managing ownership of the San Francisco Goliaths Baseball team and one of her first moves is to trade for Marco Santiago. Sparks fly at there first meeting though maybe not the good kind as Marco is upset a having been traded yet again, he's been a free agent his whole career and is hoping for a more permeate contract. Eventually both Marco and Hunter end up in a relationship of sorts, but with Hunter being the team owner and having some self esteem issues it ends up being a bit of a bumpy ride. Mean while drama ensures in the sidelines when one of the other team owners is caught up in a scandal, and Marco is faced with his father trying to be a part of his life. I was reading this late at night so I might need to go back and re-read the last third at least because it got a bit confusing to me. Hunter and Marco were together, then they weren't, and then with in hours they were again? I got rather lost but still enjoyed the book and I'm looking forward to others in this series! 4.5 stars!

  • Karen Roma
    2018-11-09 00:46

    We all love sexy, cocky, ball player; and Marco Santiago is definitely all that and more with his Latino colouring and intense blue eyes. But there is more to Marco than really meets the eye and when he reaches his new club, the last thing he expects is to meet his match.Hunter Collins has shouldered the responsibility of ensuring her beloved Goliaths succeed in the wake of her father’s death. So the last thing she needs is a player with attitude.Two exceptional people, each with their own insecurities, are faced with an undeniable attraction, yet forced to keep their relationship veiled in secrecy with clandestine meetings.Worth The Trade depicts the struggle faced by a strong woman living in a man’s world and trying to gain acceptance for her knowledge and business ability, while having her integrity questioned at every turn, and the baseball player’s endeavour to be the best he can while fighting for her love and respect.An emotional story of conflict and sacrifice and the lengths someone will go to for the person they love.

  • Janet
    2018-11-04 19:56

    I am now a fan of baseball themed romances, thanks to Kristina Mathews. She has written a fast paced entertaining novel in Worth The Trade. It's the second novel in the More Than A Game series, but I did not suffer badly from reading them out of order - yes, I picked up book one before I was even 1/2 way done with this one! I was thoroughly enchanted y the lead couple and the quirky and interesting secondary characters as well. I even enjoyed the somewhat cheesy baseball metaphors and innuendos! It a well plotted story that will hold the reader's interest and, as was the case with me, draw you into the baseball world created and populated by Ms. Mathews. Superbly detailed setting, stellar dialogue, and a story filled with humor and emotion are what you'll find. *I received my copy from in exchange for an honest review.

  • Samantha
    2018-11-10 18:43

    I loved the first with Alice and Johnny. And honestly with the writing style I couldn't wait for Worth the Trade. Marco and Hunter did not disappoint. Being owner and around baseball since she was a little girl, Hunter knows more that most players. She is making her team be the best it can be so they can win the World Series. that includes bring Marco to California to join her team. However from their very first meeting...things are intense. Marco is used to be traded and passed around. he wants a place to call home and a team to stay with to finish his career. However now he wants to lay down a different set of roots or at least try to be the man Hunter deserves. This was a good read and I can't wait for more.

  • Philippa Lodge
    2018-11-08 20:46

    This was reread and I forgot to rate it first time through. Rereading so soon after a first read is pretty rare for me...I felt there should have been more build up of tension before they slept together, given that they knew there would be trouble going in. Otherwise, the pacing and conflict were believable. The potential for trouble and scandal of a team owner sleeping with a star player would be huge. Good thing it was true love! Spoiler alert!I felt she had to give up a bit too much to let him keep playing. I felt she should have been promised an unofficial or even official role in advising the new owner on trades. I didn't get a firm sense of what she was going to do with her spare time now.

  • Irene
    2018-10-18 18:45

    3.5 starsWorth The Trade was an enjoyable read.I love reading sport romances and this book didn't disappoint.Both Hunter and Marco were likable characters, they had great chemistry.The supporting characters added to the story and I'm hoping Kristina Mathews gives us Bryce and Rachel's story next :)If you're like me and enjoy reading hot sport stars falling in love you'll enjoy reading Worth The Trade. Thank you to Netgalley and to Lyrical Press for the advance copy in exchange for my honest thoughts.

  • Mayra Statham
    2018-10-21 22:49

    I enjoyed Worth the Trade. I thought the characters chemistry was off the charts. It was a fun sexy summer read. I liked the twists and turns it takes. I liked how Hunter to me felt real. Real insecurities when dating a man that you feel is out of your league especially when you know the women he has hooked up with. Marco Santiago was HOT. Sexy. and just swoon worthy. I loved what he did before every game for her!

  • love to
    2018-10-19 16:56

    Overall, I really liked this book. It had a good mix of the love of baseball and romance. My only issue is that the book fell a little flat as they hooked up but never really communicated feelings. It dragged a little during the middle, but like I said overall it was a good read. I really enjoyed seeing the women in charge for a change. The reverse of power was liberating. I really felt the connection between the characters and fully enjoyed the plot.

  • Mandy
    2018-10-30 22:05

    I love a good sports romance and I love baseball so I really thought I would love this book but it just did not work for me. This one was better than the first one in the series but I just could not connect with the characters. I didn't love Marco. I didn't feel a connection between Marco and Hunter and I really need a good connection for a romance to work for me. *ARC received by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

  • Stefanie Pilcher
    2018-11-15 17:58

    Awesome!!I love Baseball and love stories!! This was a steamy yet romantic book! Perfect in length and full of surprises! I can not wait until the 3rd bookcases out!! Thank you Kristina for writing awesome books!

  • Christina Montminy
    2018-11-03 00:04

    Really Good! Loved the book it's a great story. Marco & Hunter are awesome together, their story is sweet, funny & heart wrenching at the same time.

  • Laura Reed
    2018-11-15 18:57

  • Nancy The book junkie
    2018-10-28 00:37

    Rating: 3.5/5Review coming soon!

  • A.Kiss
    2018-10-27 20:04

    Good read Second in the series. Enjoyed it as much, if not more than the first. Writing gets better. Looking forward to the next

  • Marie Mckenney
    2018-10-16 18:57

    Love these baseball storiesMarco and Hunter's love story is funny at the beginning and has its wonderful shares of ups and downs. The team is awesome still with characters from the first book still there. Marco's family side is crazy also. It keeps you on your toes wanting more. Can't wait to read the next book.

  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    2018-10-31 22:53

    Slick‘s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews2.5 STARSReview copy provided for an honest reviewWorth the Trade is the second book in Kristina Matthews More Than A Game series and while there were quite a few moments in this book that I really loved, but there were more moments that just fell flat. Thankfully, it contained entertaining characters and lots of smexy fun so it wasn’t a total loss.Hunter Collins has taken over as managing partner of the San Francisco Goliaths’ baseball team following her father’s death. She’s still coming to terms with him being gone and working to bring a World Series win home for her team. She’s smart, savvy, sassy, and she’s been running the team a lot longer than most people realize. When she picks up the latest acquisition for her team, Marco Santiago at the airport she doesn’t expect to be treated like a piece of meat nor does she expect the instant sign of attraction between them. Honestly, their chemistry and their sexual banter is what saved this book, but just like sex isn’t enough to sustain a relationship that wasn’t enough to save this book.I love the game of baseball and I have the upmost respect for baseball players who go out and play day in and day out for 162 regular games a year in all kinds of weather conditions. They have to be in top mental and physical shape to make it through a season so I kind of resented that Marco couldn’t hit a baseball because he was distracted by Harper. I’m sorry but I just think this does a disservice to the professional players out there. For the most part I didn’t feel the excitement as this club raced towards the pennant. Overall, I was kind of disappointed in the baseball parts of this book.While Harper and Marco had no problems expressing themselves physically with each other, they spent very little time actually talking about where they were headed even though they both had feelings for one another. The made assumptions and never shared what they were thinking which given that Marco basically worked for Harper didn’t make sense.While overall I was disappointed in this story, I really loved these characters and had they been more fully developed and the proper respect paid to the game of baseball Worth The Trade could have been a great story.

  • Elizabeth
    2018-11-11 23:46

    Kristina Mathews knows her baseball. You can tell in every detail of the story. I really enjoyed watching Hunter and Marco as they tried staying away from each other and keeping their relationship strictly business…and failing miserably. There are a lot of obstacles standing in the way between their happily ever after. Hunter and Marco are both amazing characters but I did get a little annoyed with couple because they were both so self-sacrificing, making their love story equally beautiful and exasperating, but in a good way :)I did feel that the timing was off in the beginning of the book, but the pace evened out and the story didn’t feel rushed or disjointed. I definitely noticed improvement in the author’s writing from her debut novel to this second installment in the series. While I didn’t enjoy this book as much as the first one, it’s still an exceptional read and solid follow up to BETTER THAN PERFECT. I highly recommend WORTH THE TRADE to baseball and romance lovers alike!***I was gifted an eBook copy from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own***

  • Jen
    2018-10-29 23:39

    I have to start off by saying that I love baseball. The author hit it out of the ballpark for me as far as the sport aspect of the story. I really enjoyed reading about a female owner who knew what she was doing with the team. Hunter has to fight hard for the respect she deserves from colleagues who only see her as a woman, and not as an equal. Marco was sweet, and it was refreshing to see an athlete that was vulnerable. However, he needed to be a bit more on the alpha side for me to sigh over him. The forbidden aspect of Hunter and Marco's relationship made the story a bit more exciting, but at times the story seemed to drag a bit. Overall a strong sports romance. I look forward to more from the Kristina Mathews.