NEW RELEASE REVIEW!
(Minnesota Moose #1)
By JC Thompson
Cover Design: Cover Couture
Publication Date: September 21, 2018
Genre: Sports Romance
Zoe Parks learned the hard way that nothing sticks the first time. Everybody is always looking for the next best thing. That's how Zoe knew minutes before she was supposed to be married that the first engagement was all wrong. If the first engagement isn't right, how can the first marriage, especially if it happens when you're on what was supposed to be your honeymoon?
Alex Pedroza knows that being the new guy on the team means putting up with whatever the guys dish out. That's why Alex can't go home without the wife he thought he was going to have when he returns from the offseason. Can he convince the woman he married while trying to forget the one he didn't to come home and play the part just until the divorce is final, of course?
J.C. Thompson is a lover of all things books, coffee, and wine related. When she’s not writing she can likely be found curled up with her dogs and a book. J.C. grew up in the Pacific Northwest, recently relocating to Middle Tennessee with her husband, two kids, and small zoo.
Review & Wrap-Up:
I don’t understand a lick about baseball, so when I received a copy of Bunt to review, I didn’t understand the title. Actually, I thought it was a typo. So for those of you out there who are like me and don’t know a thing about baseball, let me explain what a “bunt” is.
bunt - /bənt/ - verb
BASEBALL - (of a batter) gently tap (a pitched ball) without swinging in an attempt to make it more difficult to field.
- "the batter tried to bunt the ball down the first baseline"
Did that explain anything to you? No? Me either. And personally I still don’t understand how the title connects to the story, but maybe that’s because I REALLY have no clue when it comes to baseball. So, I’ll drop the title, leave it behind and just tell you my thoughts on the story.
Thankfully, for me at least, there isn’t a lot of baseball talk in this cute, new adult romance (that really could have been confusing for me!) While the story line seemed a little far fetched to me - who agrees to marry someone after knowing them for five minutes?! - I do have to think about how the world operates in this day and age (I feel so old when I say that! Old or old fashioned, one! 😞) I mean there are reality TV shows out there of people marrying complete strangers, never having met each other before meeting at the alter (WEIRD!). So, I guess the story line isn’t so far fetched that no one would believe it.
The story was super cute and sweet, with a little spice added in, but nothing to make you blush while reading in public (thank you JC Thompson for that!). It will make you swoon for Alex and wonder where you might find a guy like him for yourself, while simultaneously hating Zoe for finding him first, but secretly hoping things work out between them.
This fast-paced and sweet romance is for the true romantic at heart. One that is always hoping things workout for the couple in the end, no matter the hardships. This is totally a book that I would have read in my teens, and I recommend it to any teenager and up who believes in love at first sight, good guys getting the girl and true romance.
From one bookaholic to another, I hope I’ve helped you find your next fix.
Dani's Score out of 5: 📚📚📚📚
Pair it with: Color Block Chardonnay
This Chardonnay has rich flavors of pear, tropical fruits and hints of cinnamon. It’s sweet like Alex, sunny like Zoe, and has a bit of spice like their relationship. Pair with creamy pasta dishes, roast chicken or seared salmon, and of course JC Thompson’s Bunt!
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