I’ve said it a few times, I love a good sports book especially when it has a female character overcoming what she “isn’t supposed to” according to society. This summer a book recommendation for A League of Her Own by Karen Rock popped up so I decided to pick up a copy. As I was attempting to get through the
few many books I bought this summer I decided to give it a try and it did not disappoint.
He was attractive, talented…and way off limits.
Heather Gadway may have been a world-class college pitcher and a top university coach, but she’s a rank amateur when it comes to managing the Falcons, her father’s struggling minor league team. And when it comes to managing her aggravating attraction to Garrett Wolf, their talented new pitcher. It’s going to be difficult enough to make it as the first female manager in the league and prove to her overly critical father she’s worthy. No distractions. No missteps. And certainly no romances with players. Everything stands between them—including their troubled pasts—even as Heather’s world falls apart and Garrett’s the one who’s there to catch her…
While most of the time you can go into a romance/new adult novel knowing that in the end it will all work out, I love the excitement of the characters getting to their happily ever after. A League of Her Own was a fairly predictable book, but I loved Heather’s journey to getting everything sorted out.
From the start you could tell that something was eventually going to happen to her dad, it was only a matter of how far into the book. After his initial heart attack and Heather stepping in, I found myself just waiting for something to happen. Yet, when it did happen, I was surprised at the pure number of things that went wrong that same day.
As for Garrett, he was the character I felt for the most. Garrett did everything in his power in A League of Her Own to further his career and get Heather’s attention. Yet, Heather’s past held her back and there was nothing Garrett could to do to change her mind. For awhile I was starting to think that A League of Her Own was not going to be as predictable as I thought it would be.
In a way, A League of Her Own reminded me of the movie Cars by Pixar. Sometimes it takes a small town to change your thoughts on your future. Thankfully everything ended on a good note, but I won’t tell you how they got there. If you are a fan of fiction sports novels I would highly recommend that you pick up a copy. It was a quick and easy read that left readers happy in the end.
Do you like sports fiction novels?
What is your favorite sports fiction novel?