Review: Playing Without Rules (Men of Spring Baseball #1) by Rachelle Ayala

My ReviewsThe truth always has a way of finding the light.


Playing Without Rules is Book 1 of 4 in the Men of Spring Baseball Series by Rachelle Ayala.

There are currently only 2 available in audio, but the rest are due soon!

Tor Thom and Charley Ongel narrate the series.
(They are an awesome duo!)

HEA with no cliffhangers!

Being the first in the series, this could be read as a standalone. I personally would suggest starting with the novella.

Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins

Content Advisory:
Author’s Heat rating is Steamy: Sex and lovemaking shown with naughty words for body parts. Love and lust intertwined, but couple is monogamous.




♥ Story ♥

This is a tale of second chances. If you are into those kinds of tales, then you are going to like this. As a mom, I can relate to wanting whats best for your child. I didn’t quite agree with some of Marcia’s actions, but could understand the logic behind her choices.


Marcia ❤ Brock


Marcia

Marcia Powers told a lie four years ago over a miscommunication and has been running from it ever since, despite never leaving her small town. The holes she digs for herself just keep expanding, as all lies do. Bianca is the one that truly suffers in the wake of her mother’s delusions of grandeur.

Brock

Brock Carter did what the love of his life asked of him and left town to pursue his baseball career. He wanted to make himself worthy of her heart. Now he’s back, and determined to claim his dream, but Marcia doesn’t want him to have anything to do with her or her “little sister”. A child that just happens to be close in age to the time frame he left town, but that thought never occurs.

I had more feels for Brock and the other members of Marcia’s family than I did for her. She is a sloppy stack of pancakes on a good day, and she is a bit of a hypocrite. Luckily, the extra personalities balances everything out. There is a sneak peak at the end for Book 02, Playing Catch and it is quite amusing. I can’t wait!


Audio Sample from Audible


♥ Author ♥

Rachelle Ayala really brings the drama with this story! But don’t fret fans, there is hot steamy goodness too.

Rachelle has 21 Audio Titles.


♥ Narrator(s)♥

This whole series is voiced by one of the best duos out there! Tor Thom & Charley Ongel deliver again! Their performances make you love a character as much as you want to smack them for being an idiot.

Tor has 19 Audio Titles

Charley has 28 Audio Titles


Playing Without Rules

Men of Spring Baseball Series

Written by Rachelle Ayala

Read by Tor Thom & Charley Ongel

Ebook obtained through the Kindle Store
Audiobook obtained for free at my request and I am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review

Review: Playing the Rookie (Men of Spring Baseball Novella) by Rachelle Ayala

My ReviewsSomebody is wearing their horny pants!


Playing the Rookie is a Novella in the Men of Spring Baseball Series by Rachelle Ayala.

There are currently 4 parts in this series with 2 being available in audio.
The rest are due soon!

Tor Thom and Charley Ongel narrate the series.
(They are an awesome duo!)

HEA with no cliffhangers!

Book notes for Playing the Rookie states that this Novella can be read at anytime along with the Men of Spring Series 1-3.
I personally would suggest reading it first. ♥

Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins

Content Advisory:
Author’s Heat rating is Steamy: Sex and lovemaking shown with naughty words for body parts. Love and lust intertwined, but couple is monogamous.

Ebook currently free with Kindle Unlimited



♥ Story ♥

This Novella is short but oh so sassy good. If you are starting with this title, then you get some early introductions to the sights and sounds that makes up the “world” that is this series. You will also get to meet and greet a few characters that you will see again.

Jessica ❤ Jay

Jessica Song is interning for spring training, and spends way to much time talking to her lady bits. Jay Pak Ahn is a sponsored rookie pitcher from Korea trying to make a good showing that will hopefully lead to a long term spot on an American team.

Both of them are horny and tired of waiting for a relationship to get some. They are both gun shy on the relationship front because of their exes and decide to help each other out so they can indulge in the carnal. There is just this one big problem, neither are truly casual sex kinda people so they can’t help but get feelings involved in the equation.

I feel bad for Jessica that her default thoughts on any expressions of emotion by Jay is automatically one of regret. Once she finally confesses her back story, you can see where that stems from, but she does take it to the extreme. Usually those thoughts come with the goodbyes or lack of contact after the deed, not the moment after climax.

There are some twists and turns that will come as a surprise. This does not play out in a predictable fashion. It does have some throat punch worthy moments, so be prepared to run the gambit of emotions even for a short listen.


Audio Sample from Audible


♥ Author ♥

Rachelle Ayala delivers another scrumptious morsel of a story! Looking forward to listening to more.

Rachelle has 21 Audio Titles


♥ Narrator(s)♥

This whole series is voiced by one of the best duos out there!

Tor Thom & Charley Ongel give great performances. They make it very easy for a person to lose themselves in the story! They even have a duo link in the Audible system.

Tor has 19 Audio Titles

Charley has 28 Audio Titles


Playing the Rookie

Men of Spring Baseball Series

Written by Rachelle Ayala

Read by Tor Thom & Charley Ongel

Ebook obtained through Kindle Unlimited
Audiobook obtained for free at my request and I am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review

Review: The Two-Night One-Night Stand by Ryan Ringbloom

My Reviews
You had me at the title!


This was a fun ride of a book!

I love some comedy with my steam, and this author definitely delivers.

Some may find a talking “Peen” an instant “No” when reading the book description, but I am here to tell you to rethink that thought and say “Yes” to this story. We always make comments and jokes about men being led by their brain below the belt and this story simply gives it a name and a voice. Oddly enough, this actually make it less creepy.

Holly has not had as much luck of late in the boyfriend department. She agrees to a date set-up with her best friend’s brother on Halloween. (I don’t know how she has never met him already considering they live in the same town and it is her best friend, but if they had, we wouldn’t get this story.) They are to meet at a bar in costume. Holly’s naughty nurse to his Sexy Doctor.

Mathew is a Physician’s Assistant meeting his brothers for a drink after work at the same bar. It was a long day and he didn’t bother to change out of his work clothes. Holly has already been waiting for over an hour for her date to show so thinks the hottie in the scrubs at the bar is Jayne’s brother. Not being able to resist what Holly is throwing at him, Mathew doesn’t correct her. What we get is a funny romp through a comedy of errors.

Mathew was completely adorkable who needs to invest in some super glue for Holly’s feet. Holly needs to quit it with the cinnamon booze! That way only lies puke!

This audiobook was narrated by both Tor Thom and Charley Ongel and they complimented each other well. Tor Thom be still my little heart! His voice was deep and sexy and I would love to hear him voicing a shifter romance! I wanted to slap Holly a couple times, which says to me that Charley Ongel did an excellent job.

I give this title 5 of 5 stars and would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good romance with a side of laughs.

This title is featured in the Read Along With Me section.


The Two-Night One-Night Stand

Written by Ryan Ringbloom

Read by Tor Thom

Read by Charley Ongel

Ebook obtained through Kindle Unlimited

Audiobook obtained for free at my request and I am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review.


The Two-Night One-Night Stand by Ryan Ringbloom

Read Along With Me: The Two-Night One-Night Stand Part 07

Read Along With Me
@ Chapter 20


Don’t lie Kent!


Every man has made a bad decision at least once in their life because their dick told them to!

@ Chapter 21


Stop it with the Cinnamon liquor!

Just Stop!


Who’s the nervous gabber now!

@ Chapter 22


Oh no you don’t Mr. Deep Voice Douche-bag!

He obviously f***ed up with his fiancé and has nowhere to live now.

Ugh!

I hate loser guys like that!

@ Chapter 23


I spent all of this chapter yelling for her to “Punch him in the throat!”

Gif above says it all!

 

@ Chapter 24


Finally!

Glue that girls feet to the floor!

I loved it!

What did you think?


The Two-Night One-Night Stand

Written by Ryan Ringbloom

Read by Tor Thom

Read by Charley Ongel

These are my musings as I listen/read this story!

Full Review Here


Read Along With Me: The Two-Night One-Night Stand Part 06

Read Along With Me
@ Chapter 16


Bitch quit running!


Seriously!

@ Chapter 17


Jayne might be self-absorbed but at least she is honest.

You don’t have to put all the naughty details in a story to tell someone how you met the love of your life.

Let me example it for you:

I met my husband at a house party. He was the brother of one of the people that invited me. We just clicked and haven’t been apart since. That doesn’t need to be expanded with any of the other details from that night. See, Easy Peasy!

@ Chapter 19


Seriously Holly!

And Yes, you are so stupid!

Ugh!


The Two-Night One-Night Stand

Written by Ryan Ringbloom

Read by Tor Thom

Read by Charley Ongel

These are my musings as I listen/read this story!

Full Review Here