Title: Strike (The Completion Series)
Author: Holly S. Roberts
Release Date: January 22, 2014
Strike is the second book in the Completion Series. There is no connection to Play (book I) except the sports theme. Strike is a standalone HEA novel.
Nineteen-year-old Jaycee Shumway breaks into professional baseball player, Reed Tyler’s home, to steal the second most valuable set of balls he owns. Neither of them expect their striking attraction or battle of wills to lead them to a homerun.
Jaycee has more than herself to worry about. When Reed discovers she has a younger brother and sister, he’s quickly caught up in their world of need and heartbreak.
Baseball season begins and the separation puts Reed and Jaycee’s game on hold. With bases loaded and hearts on the line, will Reed convince Jaycee that she needs him to win or will Jaycee strike out and walk off the field forever?
This New Adult book is intended for mature audiences.
When I started this book I wasn’t really sure. The beginning was so different from any book I've read. I knew most people didn’t act that way. But i kept going and im so glad I did. This book was a terrific story of family and what you do to keep it that way.
Jaycee isn’t your average 20 year old. After the death of her mom, her younger brother amd sister become a ward of the state, she cant take them or even try till she’s 18. Once she turns 18, she gets a job, enrolls in school and becomes guardian to her siblings. Life isn’t easy for them. Jaycee thinks what she is doing will help them but she ends up getting caught. And that’s where her entire world turns upside down.
Reed Tyler is a hot sexy alpha baseball player. Who doesn’t love that? But when Jaycee breaks into his home he is stunned. Something about her turns him crazy. When he realizes she was doing what she was doing to help her take care of her siblings, he cant seem to stay away.
He breaks down her walls and even though she fights and protects herself from Reed, he doesn’t stop. He wants them, all of them.
The story was amazing. It was one of something who basically only had his career wanting more. The other was searching for something better for her siblings.
Amazingly sweet story about love, friendship and family.
5 humongous stars
His husky laughter rang out, drowning me in the sexy sound. Why couldn’t he snort like a pig or something just as ridiculous when he laughed?
“You’re very concerned about my balls,” he said when his laughter died away.
My smartass mouth took front and center. “If you remember… I’ve seen your balls and it would be
unsporting of me not to be concerned.”
Oh, God, his eyes sparkled and I would do anything to take back my words and the thoughts they
Reed wouldn’t let it pass. “I’ve seen a fair amount of you and that also causes me concern. So much
concern that I didn’t sleep well last night.”
“A gentleman wouldn’t bring that up.”
This time, his laugh was plain evil. “A gentleman wouldn’t have cut away your shirt and bra. A gentleman wouldn’t have admired your tits. A gentleman wouldn’t do this…”
I had no time to prepare for what happened next. His warm lips took mine at the same time his hands
closed around my upper arms, trapping me. My entire body reacted to the kiss. I grew light-headed, my breasts ached, and my heart almost exploded out of my chest. But it was the taste of his mouth that had me squeezing my thighs together. I never knew anyone could taste this good. There was no description on earth that did it justice. I wanted to eat him whole.
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Holly S. Roberts is the bestselling author of fourteen novels, and writes under three pen names. A romantic at heart, she fell in love at the age of twelve with a boy she saw across junior high school campus. Four years later, he took notice and she never let go. Her career in law enforcement gives her a reason to want romance, happy endings, and anything that takes her away from real life when she reads and writes. She can shoot a mean game of pool, toss back a straight shot of tequila, and recite the Gettysburg Address. Holly lives high in the mountains in the southwest United States with her husband, Rottweiler and Chihuahua.