Stealing Home by Becky Wallace

Thursday, August 29, 2019


by Becky Wallace
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, YA
Publisher: Page Street Kids
Publication Date: July 9th 2019
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷

A couple of my blogging friends loved Stealing Home, and I had previously enjoyed Becky Wallace's fantasy duology, so I thought this book would be a perfect fit for me. It also is a sports romance and everyone knows that even though I am the least sporty person you'll probably ever meet, I devour any book with sports at the center. Stealing Home was exactly what I was hoping it would be: a cozy, fun, and fluffy read with a lot of depth to it!

Wallace has written an exceptional cast in this book. Both main characters were down-to-earth and endearing. Ryan, the heroine, was a breath of fresh air. Her passion for baseball was monumental part of her personality and I loved watching her come alive for it. Her family owned a minor league baseball team and she has hopes of one day taking over the family business from her father to become one of the few female general managers. Unfortunately, her mother is about to put a damper on her dreams and she has to do everything she can to help save her team from partly being sold. In the middle of all that, Ryan has to cater to the team's newest addition, Sawyer. Sawyer was a wonderful addition to Ryan's life. He was just as hardworking as she was and I thought it was so sweet how a lot of his determination was tied to helping help save his family's farm. He was a darling of a character, and a boy that I would have swooned for (if he were age-appropriate)!

Sawyer and Ryan team up to help prevent her mother from selling her shares of the team, but in the midst of all this, Sawyer ends up injuring his foot which could potentially threaten his career. There were a lot of tense moments throughout this book, and I kept rooting for these two to succeed because their hearts truly were in the right places. As you can imagine, a bond grows between them and it's a slow-burn kind of romance. It was sweet and quite torturous if you ask me because I needed them to make-out already! I enjoyed watching them fall for each other and connect on an emotional level. Stealing Home was just the kind of book that made my heart happy.

All in all, Stealing Home was a charming and hugely satisfying read. Fans of contemporary novels with a sports theme are sure to devour this one.

Do you like sports romances? What are some of your favorites?
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