Elizabeth "Libby" Lillian Montgomery-McGrath was born and bred—bred to be the perfect, polished wife of some well to do man who would probably never love her. Then she laid eyes on Pete McGrath, a bad boy who would undoubtedly be unacceptable by the standards of her family.
For Libby, it was love at first sight. To her complete and utter astonishment, her father not only accepted Pete, but encouraged and rushed them into marriage. She thought she had been given her happily ever after, but the honeymoon never lasts forever...
Pete and Libby appear to be the perfect couple from the outside. Affectionate, beautiful, successful and rich, strangers envy them and their friends adore them.
Pete McGrath harbors hidden truths that eat away at him daily, destroying the love he holds for his Libby.
One email threatens their picture perfect marriage, exposing their most intimate imperfections. Libby is devastated, Pete's eyes are opened, and he's forced to play for the woman he loves.
I really wish that I had the opportunity to read the previous two books prior to starting Forced Play For Libby but unfortunately I didn’t realize that I hadn’t received my ARC until last minute so I didn’t have enough time to read the previous book. I hate when that happens because I always try to be caught up especially if a book is in a series even if the author states it can be a standalone just so I have an overall feel for the series. With all of that being said, I think I would have enjoyed Forced Play For Libby a little more if I had. I liked this one, don’t think I didn’t but I didn’t feel as invested as I had hoped I would if that makes sense.
I love sports books and while baseball is my third favorite sport that doesn’t mean my love for it is any less than my other favorite sports. Something with men playing with balls just makes me want to read. Yes I have the brain of a teenage boy at times, and stupid references to balls make me giggle, deal with it. It’s not like I said they are stroking their bats. Okay sorry I couldn’t help myself I shall try to stop, key word is try.
Libby and Peter do not have a relationship that is perfect to put it mildly, if you are looking for the unicorns and dancing fairies type of relationship here you will be disappointed. What they do have is emotionally heart breaking at times, passionate, full of piss and vinegar and at times will make you swoon so hard that you will need someone to make sure you don’t fall when it happens. Peter will piss you off but he will make you love him at the same time. Trust me, I wanted to practice my swing at his head a couple of times. (Hey I said I would try I didn’t promise anything!) Lily is loyal but everyone has that point where they refuse to take any more and she hit it.
I want to go back and read the previous books and then read this one again to see if I will like it more than I have or if I would like it the same. I am going to keep this author on my list of authors to keep an eye on and see what she does in the future.
32 years young... born and raised in California, did a stint in Oregon only to return to the Golden State. Lived that life a while until the Lone Star State called to us, Hill Country, Texas is where we call home, where our boots rest and loving that country life. Living the life with one bearded power pole climbing husband, two little boys that are full of energy and drive us crazy plus a chocolate lab named Optimus Prime.