I'm glad I read the first book in the Philadelphia Patriots series first so I knew what was going on with this book. Hardball is a great continuation of the series and has great characters. The heroine, Holly, is a hard worker. She loves children and it shows. Our hero Nate needs a woman like Holly to make him see a happily ever after. They are a great couple and make reading this book fulfilling.
Nate is a hot shot profession baseball player for the Philadelphia Patriots and Holly is a Pediatric Surgeon. She hasn't really dated a lot and wonders why a hotshot sexy ball player would want to go out with her. She gives him a chance and their chemistry is explosive. Nate feels different with Holly than he does with any other woman. Holly gives him a choice. It’s her only or nothing at all. Nate isn't sure he’s ready to settle down with one woman.
After years of hard work and keeping her nose firmly to the grindstone, Dr. Holly Bell has finally achieved her dream: a position as a pediatric surgeon at a prestigious teaching hospital. Children’s lives rest in her skilled hands. That means total dedication to her work and her patients without letting anything or anyone get in the way. And a hot affair with a superstar athlete is most definitely getting in Holly’s way.
Nate Carter, star pitcher for the Philadelphia Patriots, has the world in the palm of his baseball glove. He’s at the height of his game, a west coast team is about to lure him with even greater riches, and the most gorgeous women in town are in full pursuit. Nate has everything he wants, or at least he thinks he does, until he meets the beautiful and brainy Dr. Holly Bell. He’s totally up for a hot affair, and Holly turns out to be the hottest.
But will Holly be willing to play his game? When the lovely doctor starts changing the rules, Nate realizes he just might be playing for keeps.