Playing the Rookie

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3 out of 5 stars
By Michelle Day on 18-10-17

Enjoyable Novella

This story was entertaining. There was a lot of both characters jumping to the wrong conclusions but eventually they figured things out. The narrators did a great job and I will definitely look for more of their work.

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5 out of 5 stars
By ABR-Penelope on 11-12-17

Somebody Is Wearing Their Horny Pants!

Playing the Rookie is a Novella in the Men of Spring Baseball Series
by Rachelle Ayala.

There are currently 4 titles, with 2 being available in audio. The rest are due soon!

Tor Thom and Charley Ongel narrate the series.
(They are an awesome duo!)

HEA with no cliffhangers!

Book notes state that this Novella can be read at anytime along with the Men of Spring Series 1-3.
♥ I personally would suggest reading it first. ♥

Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins

Content Advisory:
Author’s Heat rating is Steamy: Sex and lovemaking shown with naughty words for body parts. Love and lust intertwined, but couple is monogamous.

♥ Story ♥

This Novella is short but oh so sassy good. If you are starting with this title, then you get some early introductions to the sights and sounds that makes up the “world” that is this series. You will also get to meet and greet a few characters that you will see again.

Jessica Song is interning for spring training, and spends way to much time talking to her lady bits. Jay Pak Ahn is a sponsored rookie pitcher from Korea trying to make a good showing that will hopefully lead to a long term spot on an American team.

Both of them are horny and tired of waiting for a relationship to get some, but also gun shy because of their exes. They decide to help each other out so they can indulge in the carnal. There is just this one big problem, neither are truly casual sex kinda people so they can’t help but get feelings involved in the equation.

I feel bad for Jessica that her default thoughts on any expressions of emotion by Jay is automatically one of regret. Once she finally confesses her back story, you can see where that stems from, but she does take it to the extreme. Usually those thoughts come with the goodbyes or lack of contact after the deed, not the moment after climax.

There are some twists and turns that will come as a surprise. This does not play out in a predictable fashion. It does have some throat punch worthy moments, so be prepared to run the gambit of emotions even for a short listen.

♥ Author ♥

Rachelle Ayala delivers another scrumptious morsel of a story! Looking forward to listening to more.
Rachelle has 21 Audio Titles.

♥ Narrator(s) ♥

This whole series is voiced by one of the best duos out there!
Tor Thom & Charley Ongel give great performances. They make it very easy for a person to lose themselves in the story! They even have a duo link in the Audible system.
Tor has 19 Audio Titles.
Charley has 28 Audio Titles.

Ebook obtained through Kindle Unlimited.
Audiobook obtained for free at my request and I am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review.
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4 out of 5 stars
By cyndi on 08-12-17

Enjoyed the narrators, enjoyed the story!

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Cat on 25-11-17

Sizzling home run

Jess is on a job as a sports event intern. tx She hopes to find a hot baseball player for a fling to prove to herself ( and her inner voices) she can have a relationship with no feelings and get over her ex, Todd. When she meets Jae she lets her wild side loose.
Jae has been burned too many times but when he meets wild Jessica he decides to enjoy her the short time she is here.

Whoa! I am used to Rachelle's sweeter stories and this one really surprised me.
I did like it though. I think my favorite part is Jess's inner voices. I laughed so much it hurt. Todd also made me laugh. There is a couple twist I never saw coming.

I loved Charley Ongel, Tor Thom Narration. I love having both male and female voices in M/F romances. They brought so much life to the story and The female voices of Jessica's inner Goddess were just perfect.

If you are looking for a short. sexy, funny sports romance this is for you.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Brandi-Lets Read Romance on 28-10-17

Quick, hot read

This is my first Rachelle Ayala book, but I won't be stopping here. I absolutely adored these characters, the story, the setting. She's taken my favorite sport--baseball--and given me a sexy novella in the process.

The narration is perfect. Charley Ongel and Tor Thom are always exciting to listen to. I swear, their voices, they are so smooth, sexy, and I never get enough.

"This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

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4 out of 5 stars
By Jan M on 17-10-17

Fun and spicy

This book was a fun listen due to the outstanding performance of the narrators. The team of Charley Ongel and Tor Thom is great in how they deliver the emotions and conversations and dialogue. The story wasn't as much about baseball, but different cultures and relationships. As an older adult, I just didn't get a lot of the story. I have voluntarily reviewed this book that I requested. I will continue to listen to more books by Rachelle Ayala, Charley Ongel and Tor Thom.

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