Hi All! It’s Becky, again. I have a weird quirk where I don’t really like a lot of sports but I really like books and movies that take place in the world of sports. I was super excited when I found Becky Wallace’s new book on NetGalley that takes place in the world of Minor League Baseball. The books was a quick, fun read and I was not disappointed.
Title: Stealing Home
Author: Becky Wallace
Note: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Summary: Ryan Russell is the seventeen-year-old daughter of a retired baseball player and current owner of the Minor League Baseball team The Buckley Beavers. Ryan dreams of someday taking over the family business and running her beloved team. She knows that for a girl to make it in a man’s world she must be perfectly professional at all times. Ryan is dedicated and is not going to be distracted by anything or anyone. However, all of her resolve begins to crumbled with teen baseball superstar, Sawyer Campbell, joins The Beavers. Ryan must decide what she is willing to give up and who she can’t live without before she loses everything.
Review: Every so often I just really want to watch on of those cheesy Hallmark Channel movies. I especially like the ones that have a scrappy main character who is beginning to have feelings for someone who she shouldn’t. When I finished Stealing Home by Becky Wallace my first thought was this is the teen book version of a Hallmark Channel movie with just a little bit more young adult behavior and language. In the book our heroine, Ryan, is trying to save her beloved minor league baseball team while trying to not fall for the swoon worthy love interest, Sawyer. There is banter and flirting and denied feelings before we may finally end up at a happily ever after. The book is cute and the story is fast but not especially complicated and that is really it’s biggest selling point. Wallace has written a perfect YA romance for someone looking for a beach read that doesn’t require any heavy thinking. It’s fluffy, cheesy, and not at all serious but that is okay with me.
Final Rating: 4 out of 5