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Payoff Pitch

(Philadelphia Patriots #5)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  226 ratings  ·  22 reviews
He’s a billionaire ballplayer…

Noah Cade, pitcher for the Philadelphia Patriots, has big problems. He’s recovering from a serious injury and he’s just been saddled with his sick aunt’s crazy dogs. Then there’s his dad, a wealthy oilman who wants Noah to retire from baseball and step into his shoes as CEO of the family corporation. All Noah wants is to pitch again and help h
ebook, 325 pages
Published July 1st 2014 by V.K. Sykes (first published June 29th 2014)
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Patty McKenna Van Hulle
Payoff Pitch (Philadelphia Patriots, #5) by V.K. Sykes
V.K. Sykes

Furry Fairy Goddoggies run unleashed & amuck to bring a slightly damaged & sexy sports hero together with a bewitching & freckled dog nanny! Watch the furry, panties & tightie whiteies fly!

Teddy Quinn grow up on a dairy farm in Pennsylvania, so the land is a deep family history & also in her blood. She has been slowly making her way thru college, pay as you go, to hopefully become an environmental lawyer. Teddy has a dog walking business with her BF, Emma, called "Dog Nanny Pros" &
Grace Wilson
Jun 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: New adult readers, Spots romance fans,
Copy provided by publishers via NetGalley for an honest review

‘Payoff Pitch’ is the remarkable and brilliant fifth installment in the ‘Philadelphia Patriots’ series written by V.K Sykes.

After promising to look after his sick aunts dogs, smooth talking Patriots Pitcher Noah Cade meets Teddy Quinn, dog walker for the rich, and hires her as a full-time dog sitter. What follows is an ingenious and original novel packed full of passionate and intelligent characters with a dynamic and complex
Bette Hansen
Jun 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Such. A. Good. Book! Don't be lulled into thinking this is just another baseball book. As with other VK Sykes books, baseball is definitely a backdrop but the story is pure romance. Very well written with characters that come to life on the pages make this a book you will definitely want to read. Once I started I couldn't put it down. Highly recommended!
Jul 18, 2014 rated it really liked it

Cute story - lots of interesting things to think about - especially with the Oil Wells and the environment - Things I haven't really thought of before -

With Noah - Pitching for the Patriots is what's important to him. While recovering from an injury, his main focus is to get back on the mount - but when his elderly Aunt whom he loves a lot can't take care of her 2 dogs anymore, she makes Noah promise that he'll do whatever he can to keep them happy.

But being a pitcher , and working on his arm,
Jess F. (From Me to You ... Book Reviews)
"4 out of 5 stars! Noah has had it tough lately trying hard to make a comeback from his TJ injury and with his father pushing him to get more involved in the family oil business, the last thing he wants to deal with are his aunts two rambunctious dogs. Yet, because of the dogs Teddy--a professional dog walker, a college student who wants to become a lawyer, and an environmental activist--comes into his life to change it for better. Will they be able to overcome their differences though? Especial ...more
Jun 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary
Another great romance/sports novel from V.K. Sykes. Payoff Pitch has Noah Cade, a pitcher for the Philadelphia Patriots. He's having problems with his career, 2 dog's, and a beautiful but feisty dog walker. Teddy Quinn is offered a great job by Noah to add to her already thriving dog walking business. As she's saving to go to law school she takes it.
The story was very well written. There's hot spicy romance, and the character's faced believable problem's in a close relationship and life. I enjoy
Jul 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Loved the complex relationship between Teddy and Noah in this fifth book in the series! It was a little less alienating to a non-baseball lover than the fourth book and I really appreciated how the authors incorporated such a hot issue like fracking into the story line. I do think, however, they missed out on a piece of the plot by not showing how Noah came to the decision he did about his baseball future. I would have liked to hear the end of that thought process and how Teddy may have helped h ...more
Dawn Parker
Jul 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
First book I've read from this author. Unique story that I enjoyed. It did seem to feel like it dragged some and wondered when I was getting closer to the end. I loved the characters and the dogs. Baseball is a sport that I truly love and was easy to understand within the story. I would definitely read more from the author.

**This is my honest opinion based on ARC.
Jul 23, 2014 rated it liked it
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

Payoff Pitch is the fifth book in the Philadelphia Patriots series written by the husband and wife writing duo going by the name V.K. Sykes (Vanessa Kelly and Randy Sykes). This book immediately drew me in because I am a huge sports romance fan, and I also was really intrigued by the idea of a husband and wife writing together. While I did like Noah and Teddy and I liked several portions of this story, I did have a few issues overall though. T
Sep 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Whether PAYOFF PITCH is the latest book in the Philadelphia Patriots series you have read or the fifth, there is much to enjoy while never feeling lost because of in-depth details. An individual connected to a professional baseball team finds himself facing numerous changes that could drastically alter his life from the dream he has long held. When he becomes involved with a woman whose beliefs are much different from his own, the turmoil he is going through multiplies. The husband and wife who ...more

Light read but too much politics. It's good that such environmental concern is being raised to give the readers some perspective regarding the issue and I appreciated it at first; however, when there had been too many debates between several characters about fracking, it turned quite agonizing for someone who doesn't really like politics that much (me).

Also, other than the obvious physical attraction, I don't see how the MCs fell in love with each other when they only knew each other for a s
Jaymy M.
Aug 19, 2014 rated it it was ok
This book needs a proofreader stat! I quit counting after more than a dozen typos/errors. Such a shame since this series has really got the stuff I would otherwise love. This dual author combo has the stuff for good fiction, story development, tugs at heartstrings, hot hunks and baseball lingo. This could have been a great story. I realize the pressure to get the next edition in a series out can be intense, especially when you're getting feedback and readers clamoring for more. As a reader, howe ...more
Jan 14, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: e-rom
I typically enjoy these sorts of light hearted, predictable romance novels. They're an escape from the real world and I have enjoyed VK's sporty version enough to buy each new one as it came out. For the first half of this book I thought it would be the same. Teddy is charming and not so self-deprecating to be annoying; Noah is confident and sexy and there's enough going on with his career and his injuries to give him some dimension. Then came the politics.

Every time Teddy opened her mouth afte
Kel (Faerie-bookworm)
Feb 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Title: Payoff Pitch
Author: V.K. Sykes
Genre: Romance
Format: Ebook
Pages: 325
Rating: 4

Setting: Philadelphia

Main Characters: Noah, Teddy

Supporting Characters: Emma

Summary: An escaped dog brings dog nanny, Teddy, and Patriot’s pitch, Noah together in an unforgettable tale of love.

Thoughts: This was a really cute story that brought up quite a few interesting fracking points. I really liked how the two characters met, the ever escaping husky (a normal character trait for the breed of dog) is m
Jul 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
I am a fan of this well written and obviously well researched series. V.K. Sykes has given readers a lovely realistic world to visit again and again. Payoff Pitch is number 5 in the series, but could stand alone. I strongly recommend that you invest your time in the entire series. You will find yourself reading about the kind of people you would like in your own life. The characters are engaging and definitely interesting. I found it easy to become emotionally involved in the outcome of the stor ...more
Andrea Akers
Jul 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Interesting read

There are a lot of themes in this book. First is the love story between Teddy and Noah. Noah is a professional baseball player who has had Tommy john surgery and is rehabbing as his favorite aunt eases him to take her to dogs as she moves into an assisted living facility. Teddy is a professional dog walker whose client escapes and she runs into the sexy neighbor, Noah. A series of events brings them together but can their love stand up to the outside influences including their re
Jul 03, 2014 rated it it was ok
I have really enjoyed this series, but just found myself turned off by this one. I found Teddy to be terribly annoying. Other than great sex, I just didn't buy the bond between Teddy and Noah. And while a worthy concern, the excessive attention paid to the debate over frakking made the book seem more of a political treatise than a romance.
Sep 12, 2014 rated it liked it
Noah and Teddy were an interesting story. From Teddy's beliefs in the environment and caring for the dogs. To Noah's struggles in pitching, family issues, and his house keeper. It was interesting there were moments of great chemistry between Noah and teddy and of course the fur-babies.

Toby and Sadie I think ultimately are what keeps Noah and teddy together. All in all it was good.
Apr 07, 2016 rated it liked it
Not a big fan on this one compared to the others in the series. Just couldn't get past the dog walker part as I didn't find it fitting to the story, especially the moving in part. Just seemed a bit silly to me. Also, lots of errors in the writing which gets on my nerves when reading.
Jul 14, 2014 rated it liked it
Blah....what's with all the oil field crap. This is a baseball book.
Nicola Keeble
Oct 22, 2015 rated it liked it
If I had known anything at all about baseball, I'm sure I would have given more stars in this series, but I found it hard to follow in those parts, otherwise nice read.
Jul 03, 2014 rated it liked it
i enjoyed this book it was a fun and easy read it was nice to see previous characters from the other books in the series make an appearance in this one
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