Book & Author Details:
Evening The Score by Jacqueline Snowe
Publication date: 7th May 2019
Genres: Sports Romance
Book one in the Out of the Park series
Fiona Davis and Gideon Titan have nothing in common except their mutual dislike of each other. But when they’re stuck coaching together for four months, each battle sparks flames, turning them into enemies with benefits…
Fiona Davis is an over-talkative college senior, unsure what she wants to do with her life, who volunteers to coach a baseball team at the suggestion of a charity close to her heart.
Gideon Titan is an injured MLB player desperate to save his career, whose manager volun-told him to coach the youth team to rediscover his love of the game.
She hates his attitude and extravagant, multiple-car-owning lifestyle. He hates her constant need to prove herself and the way she snorts when she laughs. They both hate the six days a week they’re forced to see each other. What starts with a snarl boils into a sexual tension they both resent, but the only time they aren’t arguing is when they’re naked.
They do it all backwards—enemies, co-coaches, lovers, then to some version of friends. If they want anything more, someone has to take the first step. There’s not a chance in hell it’ll be Fiona…unless Gideon can prove he’s worth the risk.
But making sacrifices is asking a lot for two people who know what it means to lose.
I wasn’t sure about these two at the start – well, to be brutally honest, I wasn’t sure about Gideon at the start. He was most definitely NOT a nice person. At all. In fact, he was a sexist, arrogant bully. And that’s being polite.
And yet, what the author managed to do with her clever storytelling was to flip him. Not in an obvious, jarring way, but rather in a more subtle unveiling. And Fiona? Well, I liked her from the start. She has a real passion in her that just shines off the page. These two together would make a decent story. What elevates this is the kids. An unexpectedly fun element, which is also the backbone of the story.
Hugely enjoyable and definitely well worth a look.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Jaqueline Snowe lives in Arizona where the “dry heat” really isn’t that bad. She identifies as a full-blown Gryffindor and prefers drinking coffee all hours of the day. She is the mother to two fur-babies who don’t realize they aren’t humans. Her life revolves around balancing her day job in education and her incessant need to write and explore the world with her wonderful baseball-loving husband.