Monday, February 23, 2015

Playing Without Rules eBook & Giveaway

3677102_6x9-without-rules copy
Book Blurb
A ballplayer's girlfriend hides his daughter from him because she fears he's like his abusive father. Marcia Powers wants nothing to do with ballplayer Brock Carter, especially after she told him to go away and pursue his dreams. She has more than she can handle with an elderly father, a business to run, and a four-year-old daughter posing as her baby sister. Brock Carter's back in town to rekindle his romance with Marcia, and this time, he's not letting her run him out of town. Marcia is unable to resist Brock, but determined to keep her secret. Brock's already lost his heart to Marcia once. Will he lose every dream, including baseball, when he discovers the real reason Marcia sent him away?

Playing Without Rules is available on Amazon (Read Free with Kindle Unlimited)

My Review
This story was hard to put down. I couldn't stop reading it until I was finished. It was that good.  
The setting of the story was well written and gave the reader a vivid image of where this story took place and what was going on.  
The characters each had distinct characteristics that made them stand out. 
Marcia had been in love with her boyfriend Brock when they were teenagers. Brock had big dreams of being a ballplayer, since it was like therapy to him. Marcia's dad had got Brock to take his anger about his past and his abusive father out in baseball. Marcia's father had took Brock under his wing and helped him cope with a very difficult situation. Brock never wanted kids because he feared he'd be like his father, although he very rarely ever showed signs of aggression towards people, besides the night his mother died. Even though Marcia and Brock had took precautions to avoid having kids, Marcia got pregnant. She wanted to tell Brock many times. The night she was going to tell him for the first time, he stated he disliked kids and never wanted them. This sealed their fate.  
After five years of separation, their love for each other never died, despite what they told themselves. Now Marcia's secret is at risk. Could she trust Brock enough to let him know about his own daughter or will fear keep them both back from being together? 
There were many times I was frustrated with Marcia and Brock for not overcoming their fears and letting them control their lives. But, given the situation, I probably would have acted similar.  
This book left me wanting to know more. I wished there were more scenes with Brock and Bianca (the daughter) together. They were so cute together, even though Brock didn't always know who Bianca truly was. I also wanted to know how he reacted when the new surprise or "ninja turtle" was joining the family. I wish we could have read/seen his first reaction to the news. 

Author Info
Rachelle Ayala is a bestselling Asian American author of dramatic romantic suspense and humorous, sexy contemporary romances. Her heroines are feisty and her heroes hot. She writes emotionally challenging stories but believes in the power of love and hope. Subscribe to her mailing list for upcoming books and giveaways: and find her books at online retailers Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Apple iBookstore, and more. Fiction: Michal’s Window, Broken Build, Hidden Under Her Heart, Chance for Love Boxed Set, Knowing Vera, Taming Romeo, Whole Latte Love, Played by Love, Playing the Rookie, A Father for Christmas, Claiming Carlos, Roaring Hot, Playing Without Rules, Christmas Stray (upcoming) Want to Contact Rachelle? Facebook Reader’s Club *~* Aim to Love Romances Website *~* Blog *~* Google+ *~* Facebook *~* Twitter *~* Goodreads *~* Pinterest  

Review Tour Schedule
Tour Participant Blog Name Tour Date
Amber McCallister Tuesday, February 17
Lyssa Layne Tuesday, February 17
Shandi K Dews Wednesday, February 18
Nadene Reynolds Wednesday, February 18
Jamie Fredrickson Thursday, February 19
Cheryl Bavaro Friday, February 20
Debbie Rosa Saturday, February 21
Liza Cochico Sunday, February 22
Raquel Leite Monday, February 23
Kaitlyn Sigler Tuesday, February 24
Chantel Rhondeau Wednesday, February 25
Paige Boggs Thursday, February 26
Jessica Cali Friday, February 27
Krista Bainbridge Saturday, February 28
Jessica Cassidy Sunday, March 01
Marie Dee Monday, March 02
Rachelle Ayala Monday, March 02

Tour Giveaway Rachelle Ayala is generously giving away a $10 gift card (Paypal or Amazon) and a key chain (US and Canada only).

No comments:

Post a Comment