Book Review: Major Love by Kate Stewart

Major Love Book Cover Major Love
Standalone in Balls in Play, #2
Kate Stewart
Sports Romance
November 15th 2016

"I met her at an all-time low . . . the worst night of my life—a time I never wanted to remember."
"It was a night I could never forget."
"When it came to women, I swore I was done with wishful thinking. Ball and my coaching career were all that mattered."
"I reminded him it wasn't."
"She was everything I was afraid of."
"He was everything I'd ever wanted."
"She was fire—an irresistible piece of southern heaven that I couldn't stay away from.
"He was smoke that clouded me in every imaginable way."
"And the sex . . ."
"Dear God, the sex . . ."
"I fell hard, and she gave me hell at every turn."
"I made a promise I was hell bent on keeping."
"And you kept it."
"Hell yes I did."
"Fuckin' A."

My review

My review on Goodreads + pic

3,5 stars! Expectation, expectation… After the first excellent book, I expected a lot after Major Love. It doesn’t hit all my buttons but in some ways I fell in love with Andy and April at the end.

About the plot: April Turner is a 911 call operator. Recently she broke of her fifteen years relationship and is trying to deal also with another loss. Andy Pracht is a retired baseball player and bar owner. Despite the fact that he got a chance to be a bullpen coach in the professional league, he isn’t in the best moment of his life. A woman who was supposed to be the one, never loved him and broke his heart.

Andy and April met at the engagement party of their common friends, Rafe and Alice (from a previous book). They both will be the best man and maid of honor at their wedding. But Andy is more interested in a bottle of Johnny Walker than knowing April. He got drunk and had a very funny and surprisingly honest interaction with her. And although after this night he didn’t remember anything, for her, it was something more. She saw a glimpse of a wonderful man and was smitten by him.

My thoughts:  At the beginning I wasn’t blown away, but when it developed was getting better and better. They have this kind of rollercoaster relationship, when not everything is directly said and they often push each other away. But when they are together it’s pure magic.

“Beautiful, if you aren’t fighting once in a while with the one you’re fucking, you aren’t fucking the right one.”

April is as Andy cool said “…sassy-mouthed, southern piece of heaven.”. She has a very responsible job, that introduced a number of interesting topics. And she is a great character for which I actually read to the end. She is my Shero! I love her family and I would be happy to read a spin off about her friend Rowdy.

“You really shouldn’t be allowed to be this beautiful. It makes smart men do stupid things.”

The book has lot of funny moments, but it is also emotional. They have a great chemistry together and are very passionate for each other. The dirty talk is great and Andy, for sure knows some moves. Over the duration of the book I mostly liked their shared moments and it was getting better and better. To the extent that I loved both of them at the end.

“The man was a beast and had the sexual appetite of a caveman on crack. And I loved every second of it.”

Maybe for me it was just a little too long, but certainly I’m waiting for the next book in this series. Maybe Makavoy? It would be really exciting. The author fantastically writes, has fresh ideas and can write one of the funniest dialogue I have ever read. So just try it yourself!


About The Author

A native of Dallas, Kate Stewart now resides in beautiful Charleston, S.C. She lives with her husband of 10 years, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie.

Kate moved to Charleston three weeks after her first visit, dropping her career of 8 years, and declaring the city her creative muse. Since the move in 2010, Kate has written and published several novels including Room 212, Never Me, Loving the White Liar, The Reluctant Romantics Series (The Fall, The Heart, The Mind) and The Balls in Play series (Anything but Minor and Major Love.)

Kate writes messy, sexy, angst filled romance books with ‘hard to get’ happy endings because it’s what she loves as a reader. She has a scary addiction to chocolate milk and a deep love for rap music specifically the genius known as Marshall Mathers.

In addition to her addiction to romance, Kate also lets her alter ego take over on occasion and writes erotic suspense under the pen Angelica Chase.



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