Playing Fast

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Playing Fast

A New York Saints Novel, #5

“Playing Fast” by Melanie Scott follows disgraced baseball player Finn Castro who has been relegated to the minors until he can clean up his act. His incandescent and mutual attraction with Eva Harlowe complicates matters considerably, especially when it develops that their dreams will take them in opposite directions, no matter what their hearts feel.

This fun adult contemporary sports romance evokes the thrill of the sport even while it gives intriguing glimpses into the behind-the-scenes aspect of the management and business. Finn is a delicious bad boy who can obviously learn from his mistakes and Eva is an inspiration with her dedication and self-sacrifice and it’s wonderful to watch her learn to take a little enjoyment for herself. The conflicts are presented realistically and the heat that sizzles between the main characters enhances the story. This is part of the ‘New York Saints’ series and I am definitely curious about the stories behind many of the secondary characters in this book yet had no trouble reading this as a stand-alone story. I think this is a terrific quick read for those who like sexy sports figures and the women who tame them.

Book Blurb for Playing Fast


When baseball bad-boy Finn Castro raises one eyebrow too many, the Saints send him down to the minors. He’ll have to earn back his major-league dreams with the Sarasota Springs Preachers. Finn’s certainly never claimed to be a man of the cloth, and cleaning up his act isn’t going to be easy with stunning Eva Harlowe at the heart of the team’s administration…


Eva knows having a crush on Finn Castro is about as sensible as wishing for an eighth day of the week, but seeing the gorgeously muscled player in person melts her resolve. If she’s planning to leave baseball at the end of the season, a hot fling could be a fantasy home run. But when no-strings sex begins to feel like a perfect partnership, will Finn and Eva choose the love of the game or real life together?

Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2017 4.25