Pace Martin is baseball, has always
been baseball. Unfortunately, now that he is at the height
of his career he also realizes that he is nearing the end of
his career, especially now that he has a bad shoulder that
is either going to need major surgery or extended rest if he
keeps playing with the pain. But, he won’t say anything and
hides it from his coaches as he knows his team, the Santa
Barbara Pacific Heat, needs him to pitch as they make a
One thing he never counted on in the
mix is ace reporter Holly Hutchins. When she is assigned to
interview him and expose the team secrets he never counts on
wanting to expose her heart. Holly definitely never counted
on having anything more than lust for the poster boy
pitcher. She absolutely never counted on finding him to be
the one person who understands how important she takes her
work, even if he doesn’t like her subject.
But, when she does find the secret that
no one really knows, that members of the team are hiding,
what will happen to their relationship? Can it withstand
the fallout from the articles, and can their hearts forgive
Double Play will make even those baseball
skeptics enjoy the journey of Pace and Holly. As usual Ms.
Shalvis does not disappoint and tackles some tough issues
while also dealing with potential real life situations.
Double Play will make you think about recent
events in the news about sports and where some lines are/or
should be drawn. I loved how she was able to have the two
strong characters be able to work through their issues and
realize what and who is the most important to them. If you
are a baseball fan you have to pick up Double Play,
and if you are a Jill Shalvis fan this is a must read. For
all of you who are neither, you need to take a chance on
Double Play as you will not be disappointed.