Pitch, Please by Lani Lynn Vale (There’s No Crying in Baseball #1)


Baseball is life, the rest is just details.

Everyone who’s played the game has heard those words a time or two. But Hancock has heard them his entire life from his parents. His family has lived and breathed baseball even before he started little league.

Hancock “Parts” Peters has a name that inspires grins across many faces, but the moment those faces get their first look at him, those grins slide away.

Hancock is gruff, filterless, and doesn’t give a crap who he offends. He is the only man in baseball who doesn’t care if he gets an endorsement or not. He’s there to play the game. He’s there to win. He’s there because baseball is his life.
People think he’s a jerk.

And maybe he is. But if that’s how he has to come off to get people to leave him the hell alone so he can play in peace, so be it. The less people he has to worry about offending, the better.


Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back.

Sway Coffman didn’t mean to rock the boat. She was just there to do her job.
Sure, she was a woman in a man’s world. Yes, she beat out several of those men to get the job as head athletic trainer for the professional baseball team, The Texas Lumberjacks. And yeah, she now got hate mail from those men.

But she’s good at her job, and she earned the position.

What she is not good at, however, is talking to men.

Men seem to see her curvy hips, large breasts and thick thighs and automatically think she is incompetent. Because surely a fat girl couldn’t get the job treating some of the most fit and athletic men in the world, right?


This fat girl got the job, and she is proud of it.

What else did she get?

The attention of the sexiest bearded man she’d ever had the pleasure of laying eyes on.
It was enough to bring to her down to her knees…in front of that man, the hot and grumpy baseball player, Hancock Peters.



My Review:

This is book one in a brand new series by Lani Lynn Vale, (There’s No Crying in Baseball #1).

Lani Lynn Vale is known for her military, emergency services, and MC books, so this is totally different than any of her other books. I’ve been (im)patiently waiting for this release since she announced it was coming. It was completely worth the wait!
On the outside, Hancock is a gruff, tough, no nonsense baseball player that lives for the game. Underneath, he is a teddy bear that was just waiting for the right woman to bring out his softer side. Sway is a strong, beautiful woman that is confident in who she is, even if she is a little body-conscious. Together, they make an unstoppable couple.
Unlike any of her previous releases, this book focuses on a professional baseball player and his team’s Athletic trainer. Sounds like it’s gonna be boring compared to her previous action packed books, right? I mean, how much trouble could a MLB player and an athletic trainer get into? WRONG! It wouldn’t be a LLV book if there wasn’t action, danger, fantastic rescues. Add in romance, family, and the kind of loyalty that all of her books are based on and you have the beginnings of another amazing, swoon-worthy series by LLV.


Categories: Book Reviews, New Release

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