Playing the Field

Playing the Field : A Diamonds and Dugouts Novel

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The sexy baseball players of Jennifer Seasons' Diamonds and Dugouts series are back with the story of a single mom, a hot rookie, and a second chance at love.

Single mother Sonny Miller has spent years avoiding love. A rotten childhood and an even rottener ex-boyfriend left her determined to protect her son--and herself--against the risks of romance. That is, until hotshot ballplayer JP Trudeau swaggers into her carefully constructed life, all sin-with-me eyes and irresistible grin. Sonny can't help but feel drawn to the sexy, confident man, even as every fiber of her being tells her to keep running the bases . . .

JP is known for being fast on his feet, not fast with his heart. But meeting Sonny and her boy sparks something in him--something he's never felt before, not from all the cleat- chasers in the major leagues. Sonny may be hell-bent on keeping him at arm's length no matter what, but this rookie has a plan. To get the girl, he must step up to the plate and convince her to take another chance on love . . . before this game gets rained out.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 326 pages
  • 106.68 x 170.18 x 22.86mm | 181.44g
  • United States
  • English
  • 0062271474
  • 9780062271471
  • 1,082,109

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If you like the "boys of summer," you'll root for these two finally to make it "home."--Library Journal
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363 ratings
3.92 out of 5 stars
5 30% (109)
4 40% (147)
3 23% (83)
2 6% (20)
1 1% (4)

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When I read Stealing Home earlier this year, I had such a great time. I enjoyed the story, and the characters, especially Mark and the other members of the Rush baseball team. There were a few teammates who really caught my eye, JP Trudeau was one of them. He was a doll, and I knew that I would love him even more in his own book. JP did not disappoint in Playing the Field. His is the type of character I always enjoy reading. He was cute, sweet, loyal and charming. That's not to say he was perfect, and boring. JP had enough swagger to keep his sweetheart Sonny on her toes, and me as well. What I loved most about JP, was his willingness to fall in love. When JP first sees Sonny, he realizes she is the woman of his dreams. It doesn't matter to him that she is a few years older, doesn't lead a glamorous life, and she has a ten year-old son. With her regular life, Sonny is the kind of woman a lot of us can relate to. I love having heroines that lead the same type of life that I do, and even though I'm not single, I could empathize with her being torn between love and motherhood. Playing the Field is not only a love story, but also about two people who must face hard truths about themselves before they can even begin to be a couple. JP has issues with compromise and thinking about someone else's wants over his own. Due to her lack of a stable family, Sonny has severe abandonment issues. With JP, though, she must almost face feelings of inferiority in the face of love with a hot, young baseball star. Then there's motherhood. Sonny must constantly weigh what she wants with what is best for her son. Her continued struggle is realistic, but I will admit to getting frustrated with Sonny more than once. Playing the Field is a nice addition to the Diamonds and Dugouts series. Stealing Home, with it's super intense and hot-blooded leading characters, was the more fun of the two for me to read, but I still liked this one quite a lot. I have a strong suspicion whom the next story in the series will be about, and if I'm right, it has potential to rock!show more
by Andrea Thompson
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