Review: Stealing Home by Nicole Williams

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Being the only woman working for a professional baseball team isn’t easy. As the San Diego Shock’s newest athletic trainer, Allie knows all about long hours, endless travel, and warding off players’ advances. Given she’s already the subject of a handful of rumors about how “lucky” she was to have earned such a coveted position, she can’t so much as flutter an eyelash a player’s way if she wants to be taken seriously.

But number eleven is doing more than fluttering eyelashes Allie’s way. Far more. Luke Archer is at the top of his game and doesn’t let the fear of striking out keep him from swinging. This is a motto he applies both on and off the field, but Allie appears immune, seeming to view Luke as nothing more than caution tape on legs.

He’s a player, and in Allie’s experience, they’re all the same. She won’t risk her job or her heart to another one, no matter how different this one claims to be. But as Allie gets to know him, she discovers the number eleven the public thinks they know is very different from the real Luke Archer. He seems too good to be true.

And maybe he is.

Allie will have to confront the stories attached to a player of Luke Archer’s stature and decide who she’ll put her faith in—The man she’s falling for? Or the rumors?

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I didn’t even read the synopsis of this book before I started reading. Nicole Williams has become on of those names where I automatically one click. I haven’t come across one of her books that have disappointed me.

Though Stealing Home does feel a bit more light-hearted compared to her other latest novels. Nothing wrong with that, as I love sports romances, and if one of my favourite authors writes a book like that, I have to read it.

And Nicole Williams sure delivers, a sweet, sexy, romantic story between a ball player and an athletic trainer. So we have a little bit of forbidden love in there as well, ’cause Allie doesn’t want to team to find out, thinking she would sleep her way to the top. It’s not easy being a woman in a men’s world.

Luke took me quite by surprise as well. He lives for the game, baseball is everything to him, though there is more than meet the eye. He’s actually quite a dork, and super sweet, with a dirty mouth in the bed room.

There are some obstacles, otherwise things would be too easy. Though overall I truly enjoyed reading Stealing Home. In my check list for sports romances this one hits all the check boxes.

4 stars

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