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Spring Training

(Game On #1)

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For baseball superstar Garrett Donovan, his contract with the New York Empire baseball team meant he’d finally have the means to secure a future for his family. He should focus on that…not on the sassy, beautiful Jessa Montgomery — or what she looks like naked. Getting involved with the daughter of the Empire’s owner would be career suicide. Jessa is a distraction he can’t ...more
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Published May 18th 2013 by Parker Kincade
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t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ t'irla's Talk Book Blog
Hawt! Rookie Major League Ballplayer, team owner's daughter who has been told to keep away from his players = a great start to a lighthearted steamy romance.

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For baseball superstar Garrett Donovan, his contract with the New York Empire baseball team meant he’d finally have the means to secure a future for his family. He should focus on that…not on the sassy, beautiful Jessa Montgomery — or what she looks like naked. Getting involved with the daughter of the Empire’s owner would be car
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Ann
May 28, 2013 rated it liked it
Nice cover, lots of sex but more sex than character development or story and I like more of a balance.
The BookChick
My Rating: ❤❤❤❤
VERY GOOD: The characteristics of a 4 star book include: a great story; I loved the characters; and there was an interesting plot and unique story elements; there may have been a few odd things kept the story from being amazing. I would read it again and I would recommend it to a friend.
Book Description:
For baseball superstar Garrett Donovan, his contract with the New York Empire baseball team meant he’d finally have the means to secure a future for his family. He should focus o
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Monette Michaels
May 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Parker Kincade's Spring Training is a terrific read just in time for summer. The hero and heroine are likeable and the story has a more than satisfying HEA ending. Oh and the sex is hot, too.

Garrett Donovan is a rookie baseball player for the NY Empire team.Jessa Montgomery is the daughter of the team's owner.

When asked by her dad to "babysit" the team's newest superstar during spring training, Jessa expects to meet a spoiled, stuck on himself, womanizer. She's quite shocked when her preconcept
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Anne OK
Jun 04, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013-reads
A hot rookie professional baseball player mixes it up with the owner of the team's daughter. They play hide-and-seek from the press, team, and her father as they share some sizzling days and nights. Of course, there's always a secret twist to the story and this couple just got caught in their own web.

Easy read with a cute story starring two really likable characters. Nothing extraordinary or unusual -- just a fun day at the ballpark!
Jillian (NetGalley Addict)
This book was part of a blog tour I was given a copy for my honest review.

Jessa has practically grown up on the baseball field; her father owns the New York Empires and has taught her everything she needs to know. Her father has a strict role of her not dating any of the players, so when he sends her to baby-sit his newest "golden boy" she expects to meet a spoiled, rich boy who she will constantly have to do damage control for. Instead she meets Garrett, Garrett is happy to finally be able to s
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Christi Snow
Jun 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
My Review:
*sigh* I just love sports books and this one was a good one.

Garrett is just starting out with his baseball career and is participating in his first Spring Training.

For the first time in her life, Jessa's father, the owner of the team, has instructed her to engage with a player. Garrett is her father's new golden boy...with tons of promise. The problem is that it's always been Jessa and her father...she's always wondered if he wished she was actually a boy and now he has Garrett, the
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Elizabeth (Perusing Princesses)
Garrett and Jessa....
he-hot, she-beautiful.
he-good old southern boy and talented baseball player, she-innocent, smart and baseball team owners daughter.
together-a forbidden spark that turns into a raging inferno....
can they survive? face the odds?? find true love??
after some shocking twists and turns..and thinking it was never real... they survive!
Vanessa North
May 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Two of my favorite things: Parker Kincade and a sports story! This book is a perfect example of why I love Parker's voice: it's fresh, fun, and flippin' HOT. <3
Gwen
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Garret just got the job that will let him care for his family. Jessa, the boss’ daughter, has been sent to spring training to keep an eye on the newest team star. Their attraction is instant but a bit difficult to manage because Jessa doesn’t play with the players. They are very sexy together but Jessa has been warned not to mess with his father’s team players. And Garret has to be careful not to ruin his chances. I really liked Garret, commanding and so caring, also family oriented. Jessa has h ...more
Esther Alayeto
Nov 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
A great sports romance from Parker Kincade. Good storyline that is well written and developed. Garrett, a baseball player, and Jessa, the team's owner's daughter, are wonderful characters with lots of chemistry and an undeniable attraction. Great read with sizzling hot sex scenes.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book
Lemonie
May 30, 2017 rated it it was ok
This was a 4* read for what story there was. Finished suddenly at 9% with 'The End'. The story had promise but didn't go anywhere.
Pretty Sassy Cool
3 stars.

I love stories featuring sports-centric romances, and Spring Training by Parker Kincade was pretty good. Jessa Montgomery's father owns the New York Empires baseball team and sends her to "look after" his new star player, Garrett Donovan. Working at her father's company for as long as she can remember and totally loving baseball, she's used to being a tomboy and isn't looking for a relationship, making the fact that her father has forbidden her from ever hooking up with one of his play
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Kassiah
2-1/2 stars.

This review also appears on Pretty Sassy Cool .

I love stories featuring sports-centric romances, and Spring Training was pretty good. Jessa Montgomery's father owns the New York Empires baseball team and sends her to "look after" his new star player, Garrett Donovan. Working at her father's company for as long as she can remember and totally loving baseball, she's used to being a tomboy and isn't looking for a relationship, making the fact that her father has forbidden her from ever
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Ellen
Jul 11, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: e-arc, blog-tours
Jessa Montgomery is the daughter of the owner of the New York Empire baseball team. She has spent the biggest part of her life on the field and her knowledge of baseball and stats rival that of the best of them. Currently she works for her father in New York. He's always told her to stay away from the players and has forbidden her to get involved, which kind of confuses her when he asks her to go to Tampa for 2 weeks to babysit their newest addition to the team, "Golden Boy Garrett Donovan." Wha ...more
Chu
Sep 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sports-buff
Review Originally Posted at: Book Freak

Rating 4.5

When Garrett Donovan landed a contract with the New York Empire baseball team - it was not just a dream come true but it’s a means of security for the future of the family he left in Mississippi. Being the only male left in the family, their future is his burden to bear. He didn’t have time to date, get drunk, and have sex. He focused himself on practices and playing on the field – until the beautiful Jessa Montgomery decided to grace their Spring
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Derna
Jul 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
***I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ***

Jessa Montgomery knows baseball; her father owns the NY Empire baseball Team. So when he asks her to keep any eye on his newest star player to make sure he stays out of trouble she is a little shocked as her father has always had one strict rule stay away from his players. When Jessa meets this star player she soon discover that he is not the spoil, cocky ladies man that she was expecting, far from it.

Garrett Donovan is t
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Denise H
Jul 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
I received this Advanced Readers Copy in exchange for my honest review.

Though I am not a huge sports fan, this was a great read. The character and storyline are wonderful and well developed and their chemistry is off the charts. Both Jessa and Garrett have misconceptions going into their relationship and Jessa has a lot of resentment towards her father and jealousy of the attention he gives Garrett, resulting in several misunderstandings and fights. The author makes the conflicts and resolutions
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Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Spring Training was such a refreshing read for me because I love Baseball. I love to go to games and listen to all the noise and eating all the great foods and watching the kids enjoy themselves. Parker Kincade gave us such descriptive pictures of what was going on and how the players were I was thrown into this story and could not put it down so much so I had to buy the paperback to keep on my must re-read book shelf.

In Spring Training we get to meet Garrett Donovan and Jessa Montgomery. Gar as
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Christine
Sep 02, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, sports
I love romance books that involve professional athletes.

Jessa is asked by her father, the team’s owner, to babysit Garrett, the team’s new player. . Jessa has a problem with following her father’s orders since she is very content with just seeking out the talent by knowing their averages and RBIs and not having any personal contact with any of them. Through the years she has seen how these baseball players go through women and has plans of being one of those girls. However, the minute she meets
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Antonette
Mar 17, 2016 rated it liked it
This story was just okay for me. I liked the characters and the story well enough but it didn't really draw any strong emotion from me.
Jessa is the daughter of the owner of a Major League Baseball team in NY. She's smart and determined and is also very beautiful. She works for her dad and feels like people are never genuine around her because of who she is. She was sent by her dad to "babysit" and keep an eye on his newest short stop - the charming and sexy Garrett.
Garrett (as I mentioned) is su
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Downward dog
May 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sports-romance
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I was given a copy of this book to write a review for Cocktails and Books.

SPRING TRAINING is a sizzling story about a hot baseball player who falls for the team owner’s daughter. Jessa Montgomery’s Dad owns the New York Empire major league baseball team. Jessa loves the game of baseball and works behind the scenes handling the administrative side of the business. She’s focused, driven and responsible, but she spends so much of her time working, she doesn’t have m
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✿kawehi.reviews
Jun 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sports-jock
“You're mine, Jessa. I’m not going anywhere. Unless it’s to find a more appropriate place to get you naked."

If you're a fan of Jaci Burton's Play by Play series and Toni Aleo's Assassins series (a hockey themed series) then "Spring Training" is for you!

Garrett Donovan is a baseball superstar looking "to secure a future for his family." He meets Tessa Montgomery, daughter of his boss, and things get sticky.

Basically, Garrett and Tessa's relationship was a steamy play of cat and mouse. Steamy beca
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AnnMarie
Sweet, sexy, fun smexing, good story line, fun characters, easy read...what more could you want in a contemporary romance?

Nothing my friends nothing.

Parker Kinkade does not disappoint in her delivery.

Garrett and Jessa were very likable. Especially Garrett. I have a soft spot for southern men with all that southern hospitality charm and Mama raised me right attitude. Very swoon worthy and a definite point in my book boyfriend check list.

The story is basically two people who meet, have amazing che
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Harman
Aug 19, 2013 rated it liked it
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This book was pretty much what I expected. It was a light read, nothing too heavy. While I enjoyed it, it wasn't something I would like to read all the time. For a beach read, or for something just to relax with this is your pick.

I love the baseball part in this book. I was born in New York City and therefore are a hardcore Yankees fan. I wished there were scenes where we actually saw the baseball side of Garrett come to life. Instead all we saw
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Save Your Money For Books
Holy, Hotness! This book is awesome! I read Spring Training in one sitting and could not put it down! I love a good baseball romance, I love a forbidden romance story and this book is a whole lot of both. Garrett is a good old southern boy who is making it in the big leagues and Jessa has been treated like the son her father never had her entire life. When this Princess and Golden Boy realize their attraction to each other is unavoidable, sparks fly and you will sigh!

Parker Kincaid knows how to
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Stevie
I like it, but i didn't love it. The characters were decent and the story moved well enough. I think this author has promise if she could just move away from cliche phrases, repeated character's reactions, and reiteration of the effect the characters have for one another. There's only so many gasps, panty drenching and nipple hardening at the mere sight of the male protagonist I can read before my eyes start to roll. The foundation of the story however, was pretty solid and definitely had direct ...more
Briana
Aug 20, 2016 rated it did not like it
I guess the only good thing I can say about this is that it was entertaining..? Maybe?

It felt like I was reading an outline or a very, VERY early draft instead of an actual finished book. Literally no background info, no story or character development, DEFINITELY no depth...I'd only recommend this to someone looking to read sexy scenes in every single chapter (that sadly weren't even sexy tbh...). Sad!
Angie
Dec 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book was HOT and fast moving! Jessa and Garrett have such a great chemistry that they can't deny! They try to hide from the public eye for both of their sakes, but a photo gets taken and these two try to deal with the consequences. Garrett is a great guy and Jessa is trying so hard to make her dad proud. These two finally didn't care what anyone thought and did what they felt was right for them!
Rosanna Leo
May 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Spring Training by Parker Kincade features one of the sexiest heroes I've ever had the pleasure of fantasizing about. Garrett Donovan is a rookie baseball player with a lot riding on his success. Enter the boss's daughter and a steamy love affair that will have you looking for your lover. Can he and Jessa find a way to make their love work? Ms. Kincade wrings out every ounce of sensuality she can and pulls out all the stops. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
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USA Today Bestselling Author, Parker Kincade, writes edge-of-your-seat-sexy romantic suspense, hot and steamy sports romance, and erotic western romance. Her first novel, One Night Stand, won the 2013 Reader’s Crown Award for Best First Book, the category of Best Erotic Romance in the Celtic Hearts Romance Writers Golden Claddagh contest, and was named finalist in the Romance Writers of America/Pa ...more

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