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Curveball (Richmond Rogues #2)

4.04  ·  Rating Details  ·  3,151 Ratings  ·  102 Reviews
The bad boys of baseball, they are the top power hitters of the Richmond Rogues, and the team's best hope for a shot at the World Series. But when all three have to be benched for brawling, it's the beginning of a whole new ball game, and the opposing team could win something more than a trophy--these ladies are after their hearts.

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Mass Market Paperback, 292 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Love Spell
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Sep 24, 2009 Auntee rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of contemporary romance with a sports theme
LOVED it! I've got no better way to say it except I loved it! I fell for the characters (all 6 of them), the storyline, the humor sprinkled throughout the book--enjoyed seeing three big bad alpha athletes who could get any woman they wanted fall to their knees for three women who (at first) didn't seem all that interested in them. I loved how each of the athletes had separate and distinct personalities, with good traits and bad boy traits, had different experiences growing up (some really heartb ...more
Apr 07, 2011 Nicole rated it really liked it
Review originally posted here:

Many of you may already know that I am obsessed with Sports Romance books. I love them. I go out of my way to find them, and I gobble them up whenever I get the chance. Susan Elizabeth Philips Chicago Stars, Rachel Gibson’s Chinooks Hockey Team, Carly Phillips’ Hot Zone and Jaci Burton’s Play by Play are amongst my favorites. I’ve recently added Kate Angell’s Richmond Rogues Series to the list. If you have any others that you
Aug 07, 2015 Amanda rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone who loves a wild and crazy HERO
Recommended to Amanda by: The First Book!
This book was harder for me because I felt like I was having a brain overload and I would shut down at any time, I loved the bat pack. I all the story and once my brain got in to jump mode I went smoother for me. But now I have to say this because I truly feel that Psycho should have gotten his own book, I mean wow he was just so complex and found it hard to believe that his story was going to able to be summed up in his part of the actually small book. I would say that his my favorite character ...more
Kellie G.
Feb 18, 2012 Kellie G. rated it really liked it
I'm really liking this fun & sexy series! The whole series is lendable for kindle so let me know if anyone is interested. On to the next one!
Apr 30, 2012 Elizabeth rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
I'm going to break down the review into three parts since this story is about the Bat pack which consist of Baseballs toughest players Romeo,Psycho, and Chaser.

Psycho & Keely

Psycho is used to being the most unlike Baseball player in the series, he doesn't take any bullshit from anyone he's in your face crazy. But he's attitude earns him a 11 week suspension for hitting one of his teammates so now Psycho doesn't know what to do with his time so he decided to remodel his old Colonial home a
Jill Dunlop
Jun 10, 2010 Jill Dunlop rated it really liked it
Curveball is the second book in Kate Angell's Richmond Rogues Series. The Rogues are a major league baseball team and Curveball is a fun romantic comedy of three romances that revolve around Psycho, Romeo and Chaser, Rogue teammates better known as the "Bat Pack". Psycho develops a relationship with his interior decorator, Keely Douglas, when she unexpectedly shows up on the front porch of his historical colonial home. Romeo has it bad for Emerson Kent, the sports reporter for the local newspape ...more
Ashley (mac&chip)
May 11, 2009 Ashley (mac&chip) rated it liked it
Shelves: 2009-books
I have to admit, I was disappointed when I started this book. I adored Risk, Jacy, Zen and Stevie from the first book, and I was rather bummed when I discovered Kate Angell moved on to the love lives of other team players.

The book centered around the Bat Pack – Pyscho, Romeo and Chaser. While I can understand why she combined then all into one book, there was just too much story for one book, and so things jumped around.

I thought each of their relationships was super cute (especially Psycho's),
BJ Rose
Jun 03, 2009 BJ Rose rated it liked it
Three bad boys of baseball, known as the Bat Pack, each meet the woman who will reform him and make him want to be *gasp* monogamous! Basically, the book is how each woman achieves what she wants, the guys are convinced they did the convincing, and there's just enough baseball involved to say it's definitely a sports story about love, or love stories about sports. It was a cute story and moved at a good pace AND (a plus for me in a contemporary) was not loaded with off-color or foul language.
Dec 28, 2012 Sabrina rated it it was ok
I have read the first novel, and an disappointed with the ready of the series. I found that the romances were good set ups, but there was very little flow. Making it hard to follow along. Also by halving three groupings of characters all with sufferer experiences that can't be tied together bakes the book feel like there were three different stories framed into one. Ebb and flow needs to be tweaked. I would have scored higher if it had better flow to it, but I cant cus it's not there :
Apr 03, 2015 Anita rated it really liked it
This is a unique format for a romance book. You have three couples. It is almost like you have three short stories, but they are intertwined with each other. The guys and girls seem rather formulaic, but the book is sexy, fun and sweet. You get a point just for the fun.

The boys, The Bat Pack, have been suspended for 13 games for fighting with their own team. Management is not happy, to say the least. The boys are not happy either. There are some real problems, personality wise, that need to be
May 24, 2016 Kate rated it it was ok
I did not give 2 stars because of the story, those were ok. I've given 2 stars because of the editing. Book includes 3 different stories which can fulfill a book one-by-one. Despite someone tought it is a brilliant idea to horribly cut them and push to 1 book. Up on this, excuse me but were there anyone who read it before print? Or it is just me who is totally disturbed by the idea of the rush??? Seems like the author started to write and after 75% of the book someone told, finish it now! The fi ...more
Christina Montminy
good book, I liked that there were 3 stories in the one book. The Bat Pack...they got into trouble together, they cared for sick kids together , they played baseball together & the fell in love together to 3 totally different women. They looked for trouble & found it often but after being benched for 13 games for brawling with their own team mates the Bat Pack finally cleaned up their act so to speak. The women they fell for were not looking for love with them. Individually they each suc ...more
Oct 20, 2014 Ida rated it did not like it
This was so badly written. It was more telling than showing and the dialogue was horrible and painfully stilted. For example, a dialogue between Jen and Chaser I think their names was, they are childhood friends and are talking about some baseballgame they went to togeter when they were young. It went something like this:

"You remember that game we went to when we were young?"
"Oh, you mean that game with "Professional-baseball-player-name-here", where his team almost lost but then at the fifth in
Jul 08, 2016 20012206 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2016-120
Nada del otro mundo, no sé ni porque le doy 3 estrellas
Apr 04, 2012 Nath rated it really liked it
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Jane Stewart
Sep 25, 2010 Jane Stewart rated it really liked it
4 stars for the Psycho story – enjoyable and fun with a few chuckles. 3 stars for the other two stories.

This is the second of several books about the Richmond Rogues baseball team. This book includes three interspersed short stories about three baseball players and the women they end up with. The Bat Pack is the nickname given to three top power hitters for the Rogues, described below.

Psycho is a nudist and into extreme risk taking. He bought a run down Colonial home that reminded hi
Feb 16, 2012 Mandy rated it really liked it
I fell in love with the Richmond Rogues in Squeeze Play. I love baseball, I love baseball players. So, I had to devour this next book in the series. The Bat Pack - what a great group of guys to focus a book on. Love them! Something about the bad boys, or even just the "player"- but I enjoyed reading about these guys more than Risk and Zen. Their women were awesome, as well. I loved Keely and Emerson, their independence, their determination not to be "fan girls", how they wanted more from the guy ...more
Nov 11, 2010 Tracy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Richmond Rogues baseball team is getting ready for the season, but a brawl between teammates during the organization's Media Day event paints a very unpleasant picture of team chemistry and personnel issues. Instigated by Cody "Psycho" McMillan - though he blames pitcher Chris "Wimbledon" Collier - and backed up by his two musketeers, Chase "Chaser" Tallan and Jesse "Romeo" Bellisaro, the melee injures thirteen people and earns the three men an equally painful thirteen day suspension.

For the
Elisha Ruzgal
Apr 22, 2013 Elisha Ruzgal rated it liked it
This one is the bat pack's story. Funny how they almost always do the same stuff together. Even finding their other half at the same time.

It's a shame there wasn't much of Chaser's. I felt like he was the most neglected member of the pack. But I was glad he finished and got the girl first. It would be exhausting reading about someone pining for the girl, or the girl pining for the guy, for most of the story.

Romeo's story was the most frustrating among the three. Yeah, he got the girl in the end
the bat pack of the richmond rogues get in trouble with their fans and their team and are suspended for 13 games. with not much to do, they go their separate ways and meet their separate women. psycho remodels his home, and hires keeley, even though she has never been an interior designer but is down to her last hope. romeo has to do some public relations and runs into emerson, who isn't impressed. chaser has always been friends with jen, the girl next door, but a kiss opens his eyes to
Jun 14, 2013 Tin rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook, 2013
After the introduction of the Bat Pack in Squeeze Play, i have looked forward to reading Curveball, and it did not disappoint.

We were able to get a sneak peak of the Bat Pack's personality in the previous book, and can i say i love them more now? =)

I liked Psycho's story the best, coz his relationship with Keely provided the most heart. In fact, i wouldn't have minded if Curveball was all about him, as i would have liked more moments from these two.

The build-up of Romeo and Emerson's relationshi
May 11, 2015 Lisa rated it really liked it
As you can tell from the title, it's baseball themed. There is some baseball game coverage, injuries, and some stat discussion. Mostly it's the romance of players from the 'Richmond Rogues'. It covers all three players of the 'Bat Pack', which were introduced in the first book-Squeeze Play. Three different ladies decided to take on these 'bad boys'. This is a fun summer read.
Aug 29, 2011 Connie rated it it was amazing
CURVEBALL by Kate Angell is #2 in The Richmond Rogue series and was a very easy and fun read. If you like steamy sex with your romance and a little baseball, this one is for you. This book is about Psycho, Chaser and Romeo and the girls they find to fall in love with. It had humor as well as a nice romantic comedy story line. The boys are major league baseball players that have women dropping their drawers for them all over the place, but that isn't exactly what these players want.

Jacy and Risk
Jessica Alcazar
Nov 05, 2013 Jessica Alcazar rated it liked it
Shelves: angell-kate
The Bat Pack get their HEA ..... awwwwwwwwwww , sigh :)
I really love Kate Angell's writing and stories. The H/h in each of these stories complemented each other VERY well and the storyline chosen for each Hero was also perfect for them.
I only have two problems with this book. First, I found the stories to be a bit short. Because I really enjoyed all the characters, I would have loved to have read more about their developing romance. And second, I think Chaser's story REALLY took a backseat and
Amelia Fransiska
Biasanya gw gak demen kalo nvl yg hero-heroine nya lebih dr 2 pasang (ky anthology githu)
Nah Kate Angell top bgt d, bikin crita ttg ni 3 couple..
The Bat Pack dr nvl pertama = Psycho, Romeo n Chaser nemu soulmate mrka di buku ini.

1. Psycho n Keely
gw suka bgt ide Kate ttg ultah tiap hari..
Jd mrka bdua ngerayain ultah tiap hari! So sweet!
Psycho si nudist, nude mania, gw gak nyangka dia H.O.T bgt...
Salut ma Keely -yg jauh bgt dr tipe cwe2nya- bs dapetin Psycho!

2. Romeo n Em
Playboy numero uno ini tak
Sep 30, 2014 Krissy rated it really liked it
I'm a sucker for a good sports romance, especially with fun characters like these. I loved the guys in the first book so I couldn't wait to read their stories. My only criticism is that I wish it were longer. I'll be reading more of this series for sure.
Dee Haddrill
Mar 01, 2012 Dee Haddrill rated it really liked it
Another great book from Kate Angell, but there were a few things I had issue with. I thought Chaser and Jen were really an afterthought. Their part of the story was minimal and seemed to wrap up the moment they had sex. I didn't particularly like Emerson and felt Romeo could have done better. And Psycho and Keely should ahve had their own book. The other thing I wasn't fond off was the way the moment things started happening with one couple, the story would bounce to another couple. I would have ...more
Mignon Mykel
May 14, 2015 Mignon Mykel rated it really liked it
I love all my Richmond Rogues books, but if I had to choose the one I didn't like as much as the others, it would be this one. Granted, I do love me some Bat Pack.
Jun 05, 2014 Wendy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another home run!

Loved it. Completely loved it. Sexy,funny,sweet, and everything else you could want in a romance. Can't wait to read more.
May 12, 2014 Danni rated it liked it
While it was good... I think the 3 together was kind of rushed. They could have gotten their own stories... The men behind the bat pack could have been interesting characters.
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