Double Play by Ranee' S. Clark (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)

Welcome to my stop for Double Play by Ranee' S. Clark! You can see my review of her book, Playing for Keeps, here. where we first meet the characters that take the spotlight in Double Play. Check out all the book info, my full review, and enter the giveaway below ...

Double PlayDouble Play
by Ranee' S. Clark
LDS Romance
Paperback & ebook, 208 Pages
January 2016 by Covenant Communications

Sophie Pope is devastated when she hears the news: her former boyfriend, college football star Anthony "Rocket" Rogers, is engaged to be married. Determined to win him back before he says I do, Sophie hatches a foolproof plan to stop the wedding. But when Rocket's best man, aspiring baseball player David Savage, thwarts her plot, she realizes the game is up. For David, though, it s just beginning . . .

David knows that Sophie is just another pretty face, and he's more than happy to save his best friend from her shallow advances. She's not his type at all, so he's baffled by his response to an awkward encounter with Donovan, another of Sophie's former flames. Despite himself, David feels driven by an inexplicable need to protect her. Pretending to be Sophie's new fiancé leads to unexpected sparks between the pair, and soon they're searching for excuses to spend time together. But when a curveball threatens to send them in opposite directions, will Sophie and David step up to the plate for the possibility of true love?

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My Review

DOUBLE PLAY pins two characters who have been casual friends for a couple of years and turns the table on them, upping the sparks. They have perspectives of each other that are flawed and as things heat up, as they're thrown together more, they start to see that their perceptions are skewed and that there's a lot more to the other than they thought. The characters are fairly realistic. They grew on me as the story progressed and in the end, I was cheering them on and hoping that they would find their happily-ever-after. An enjoyable book for those who read LDS romance.

I really liked David's character right off the bat (no pun intended - ha!). He was charming, laid-back, with a great sense of humor, some solid good looks, a hard worker, and talented as well. He's also such a gentleman. Sophie took some time to like because she comes across as shallow and she's so focused on what she wants and not what's necessarily best or what anyone else feels. She is also confident, smart, talented, and beautiful. She uses her beauty to her advantage and sometimes to her disadvantage depending on the guy.

The plot didn't follow what you usually find. These weren't two characters who started off attracted to each other and then decided to pursue each other. The characters hung out or spent time with each other for specific reasons and then those reasons changed without them really wanting them to. It was how they handled that and how they responded to the new situation that was most interesting. The chemistry was pretty strong as was some tension. They had some tough things to work out and some decisions to make.

Sophie and David were both first introduced in the author's last book, Playing for Keeps, but here they have their own spotlight. It did help that I'd read the first book, but this book stand on its own as well.

Overall an enjoyable read. I'm looking forward to seeing what Ranee' writes next.

Content: Clean

Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author

Ranee S. Clark

During her early years of reading, Ranee` S. Clark devoured fantasy books, which continued into her adulthood—since she often believes that a well-written romance novel is a delightful fantasy. Though raising three boys can sometimes hamper both romance with her own Mr. Charming and her writing, she tries to get a little of both in every day. And most of the time she succeeds.

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