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Love on the Line by Pamela Aares

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Love on the Line is the fourth book in the Tavonesi series, although this one really doesn’t deal with any of the family. Instead, we meet Cara and Ryan – one a reclusive and secretive heiress and one an egotistical and talented ball player. When they meet, sparks fly but walls are up, and the journey to disarm those walls on both sides is entertaining.

This is not the strongest of the series, but Aares’s navigation of both emotional issues for both characters is grand and I really enjoyed the book. There’s not really an angsty mystery in this one like there were in the past few books, instead the angst is entirely internal. Cara ends up inheriting the family business during the course of the book and is left with the choice to maintain the anonymity she’s fought so hard for or to embrace her role in the family. Ryan puts a kink in the identity she thought she had fully formed and watching her wrestle is quite enjoyable.

You can read this one – just like the rest in the series – without any of the other books, but reading them in order adds to it, I think. As I’ve said elsewhere, baseball and beer go hand and hand for me, so that’s the beverage recommendation for this whole series. Check out Craft Beer to find the best available in your area.

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Further Reading:

  • Make sure to read the reviews of the first three books in the series, Love Bats Last, Thrown By Love and Fielder’s Choice
  • Ken Burns’s BaseballIf you like this sport and have not watched Burns’s masterpiece, carve out the time to do so. It’s available for streaming on AmazonPrime and will change how you view America’s Pastime.
  • League of Their Own: As far as I’m concerned, this is the greatest baseball movie of all time. If you’ve never met the Rockford Peaches, then you are missing out. Click the link and learn why there is no crying in baseball.

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I bought a copy of this book for myself.

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