Book Review: The Winning Season by Alison Packard (sponsored)

Are you ready for a sports romance?  The Winning Season by Alison Packard has all the makings of a great summer read - the boys of summer, a great story line and a fabulous female main character!

From the Publisher:

Kelly Maxwell has finally landed her dream job as publicist for the San Francisco Blaze. But the team's newest member, handsome bad boy catcher Matt Scanlon, is refusing every interview. She's got to get him to open up before the season ends, or she may not be back next year. And after everything she overcame to achieve her dream, Kelly's not about to let that happen.
Matt Scanlon just wants to be left alone to rebuild his life and his career. After a year of masking the pain of a recent loss with hard partying and fast women, he finally hit rock bottom and was traded to a team he's loathed his entire life—a team with little to no chance at the post-season.
Butting heads is getting Kelly and Matt nowhere but annoyed, and with the team's schedule on the road, they can't avoid close quarters—or their surprising attraction to one another. As the season winds down, Matt finds his growing feelings for Kelly have brought his numbed emotions back to life. But when betrayal shatters their fragile trust, winning it all seems more impossible than ever.

My Review: 

The Winning Season is a winning beach read!  Whether you are a baseball fan or just interested in a juicy romance with a little meat to the story, you are going to fall in love with Kelly and Matt! 

Both characters bring baggage and history into their relationship and it creates tension and fodder for great sex and even greater calamity... although you know that they'll pull it together in the end - cause it's a romance novel - there are edge of your seat moments where you want to shake Matt and cry along with Kelly...

I also love the intricacies of the secondary characters - Kayla and Sean from Love in the Afternoon return as supporting characters and the characters who I hope will star in a future book, Angie and J.T. start to build some tension... 

If you are looking for a great beach read or a fun book to curl up with for an afternoon, then you are going to definitely want to check out The Winning Season!