Rhys Rivera is the star short-stop for the Longview Lumberjacks. Many know him, even more love him. He has a pretty face, a quick smile, and an air of danger about him that everyone seems to adore.
He’s not known as the bad boy of baseball for nothing.
It all started with his father, who decided to be a criminal mob boss, then die.
Fortunately for his uncle, Rhys wants absolutely nothing to do with the family business and runs before anyone can figure out which way is up.
By the time his uncle, the successor to his father’s criminal empire, thinks to look for him, Rhys has made too big of a name for himself to be taken out quietly, and he wants to keep it that way.
Fast forward eight years, and Rhys is living life one breath at a time, just waiting for the other shoe to drop. That shoe coming in the form of a nosy neighbor who has no idea just how hot she is in her mail carrier uniform.
Her sweet little body and positive outlook on life make him want to laugh at how naïve she is when it comes to the way of the world.
The harder he tries to stay away, the weaker he seems to get, until one day he decides to put his morals on hold long enough to satisfy his cravings.
One time is all he needs—or so he tells himself.
But then two pink lines change everything, and all of a sudden, he doesn’t have just himself to worry about anymore.
I have wanted to get to know Rhys better since the first book in the There’s No Crying In Baseball series and we finally get it in Listen Pitch. Now, while I enjoyed Listen Pitch I just didn’t enjoy it as much as I had hoped that I would have. I know when reading a book by this author that there will be some unbelievable drama and normally it adds to the story but sometimes there is just too much and for me that was the case in Listen Pitch.
Rhys and Henley I really liked for each other and I loved how he wouldn’t allow Henley to put herself down because she was deaf. I used to know someone who was deaf and they didn’t use it as a weakness and neither Henley. There was more to Rhys than I thought prior to starting his book.
I wanted to love Listen Pitch. I really did, but as I stated before there was just too much over the top unnecessary drama that went on that eventually I was just over it. I am hoping that this is a case of this one book in this series didn’t work for me, and not that I am falling out of love with this author’s books.