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Pitching for Amalie

(Men of Baseball #1)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  540 ratings  ·  81 reviews
When tragedy ruins her life, Amalie Aagaard cuts ties with her family and moves to Boston, leaving her past behind. Even in another city, far away from the man who loves her, memories plague her mind.

Then, one night at a club, her life takes a turn during a sensual encounter with a stranger. Jarrod Harrison is determined to discover more about Amalie, but she wears a mask
Kindle Edition, 261 pages
Published March 23rd 2015 by Hayley Faiman
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Jun 05, 2015 rated it did not like it
DNF @ 30%.

This book was bad bad bad!! Stay away!! Save yourselves!!

Behold the absolute garbage that is this story:
The h has a brother who is a cop so whenever she wants to rescue her BF from a bad date she pretends that her brother has been in an accident. Yeah, she actually thinks this is funny.
The h is very curvy and poses for retro pinup calendars and catalogues. You would think this makes her confident in her body but its the exact opposite. She is embarrassed to eat the foods she wants in
Super cute story. I really enjoyed this book and the way the author wrote it in alternating POV's.

What I didn't like was Amalie's family and friends getting mad at her over Eric. I can't believe her brother, even her best friend, would side with that abusive jerk over family. She was right to move away and right them off. Although I was really happy she got her twin back in the end and starting rebuilding their relationship.

The love story between was Amalie and Jarrod was very intense and steam
L*Take Me To My HEA*
Two words: Scandalously Sexy!

ARC from the author.
Hayley Faiman
Feb 23, 2015 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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Three Chicks
Apr 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Review by Lisa Kane

This story was a fresh take on the sports romance theme. Amalie is a curvy, smart, sexy woman who is a ultra sound technician by day and an in demand pin up model by night. She meets a hot stranger in the VIP section of a night club and is instantly smitten. But she leaves before finding out who he is.

Mr. Mystery tracks her down, no way is he letting this Danish hottie get away from him. He makes his moves on her, introduces her to his friends, but neglects to tell her a litt
Libby Harrison
This girl needed to get the fuck over herself

It was all 'me, me, me' 'I'm so hot, everyone loves me'

Immature and ridiculous. Reviews are really my BFFs
Jun 11, 2015 rated it it was ok
I loved the premise, albeit very cliche, but the writing was just terrible. No disrespect to the author but it was truly a roll-my-eyes-gonna-skim-through-the-dialogue level of lameness. Also, sorry to be vulgar, but the constant use of 'fuck', 'whose sweet pussy is this', 'your pussy is mine', 'my pussy want something', my 'pussy like my cock', and so many other variations was really too much.

Two stars because I'm feeling generous (should probably be one star though).
Julia Kai
Sep 11, 2015 rated it liked it
The reason I gave just 3 stars is that all was just sex. i liked the first part of the book, but the rest i strugled to get into.
Maria Leyva
Jun 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Really good book with a really addicting plot. Couldn't put it down until I finished it. Can't wait for the rest in the series. Definitely recommended!!
Sep 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Amalie, a six foot tall curvy sonogram technician, and part time pin-up model moved to Boston for college and decided this was the place to start her life over. She lived a pretty ordinary, almost mundane life with her best friend Jo. That is until she met the freakishly tall (by her six-foot standards) Jarrod in a club one night.

Jarrod is built like a Greek God with a face that will bring any woman to her knees. He is the epitome of alpha male; sure of himself, sure of what he wants and most d
Dec 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
***** FIVE SEXY STARS *****

For those of you that DON'T like to read descriptive SEX ... this book is NOT for you.

For those of you who like a whole lot of Alpha sexy males and sweet sexy heroines, with a healthy amount of HOT SEX sprinkled in, then you are going to eat this book up.

Now for my review:

Our hero, Jarrod locks on to our heroine Amalie the minute he lays eyes on her. She turns out to be exactly what he wants, a beautiful, sexy, sweet, smart woman with a career as an ultrasound technic
Apr 11, 2015 rated it liked it

This was an okay book. It was one of those insta-love books where, within weeks of meeting, they are living together. Here's what I liked and disliked--

I liked the sports aspect, but didn't like that the author didn't have her facts about baseball straight. Professional players don't go on month long road trips. They don't take week long vacations in the middle of the season, and the season starts in April. Spring training starts in February. If their baby was born in March, and he wa
Nikki ღ Navareus
I needed a little break from the dark stuff I've been reading non stop, and so I decided to finally read this one I bought a while back. It's a super sweet story, with a super hot filthy talking alpha baseball player. And the way he talks.....Just yummy. Melt your panties yummy! :) I loved the story between Amalie and Jarrod. It was fun watching their relationship blossom. It was also fun to read all the jealous bitches being catty because they were so jealous over Amalie. I could totally pictur ...more
Debbie Hughes
Mar 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was asked to read this book for an honest review, and let me say I am so glad to have the opportunity to read for this talented author. I read at least a book a week and this book was a pleasure to read. Very well written, great flow, easy read. I could not stop!

If you enjoy hot, hot, hot sexy books without the drama this book if for you. Amalie is an amazingly strong women and Jarrod is a perfect man. Most books get caught up with drama or lack of communication but not this. It was nice to r
Melissa Hefel
Mar 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
As soon as I started the book, I couldn't put it down. I would highly recommend this book to everyone!! It's a love story mixed with lots of twist and turns. As I read this book she makes me feel as though I am right there with them experiencing everything. Hayley is an amazing author! I can' wait for the next one to be released!!
Jen ❥
Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was ok
Ugh! The story was OK, but as a die-hard baseball fan, I couldn't get over the ridiculousness of how the life of a New York Yankee was portrayed. Nothing about it is accurate, and I don't recommend reading this if you know anything at all about baseball.
Mar 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Bravo! Definitely worth reading! I very much enjoyed not only the story, the characters, the suspense, I immensely enjoyed the writing style of the author. I will absolutely recommend this book to my friends. Can't wait for the next one!
Itsy Bitsy Book Bits
Feb 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Amalie and Jo have lived in Boston for a few years now, they decided to move there after high school together. After a difficult past with a controlling ex and abusive boyfriend Eric (who also happens to be her brothers best friend) and a rough friendship Amalie and Jo decide to try the dating pool again. After a series of blind dates Amalie once again helps Jo out and uses an excuse to pull her out of another bad date. Instead of going home that night they decide to go to a club...that night ch ...more
Book Loving Fairy-Blog
Dec 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Star Rating:
5 stars


This one is amazing. I haven't read many sports related books and after this one I think I may need too for sure. Baseball is the only thing that comes to mind to explain this one. Jarrod and Amalie...swoon! Perfect couple people just perfect, although the hard times to get to where they ended up was difficult. Knowing what Amalie went thru previously was hurtful to read and know how to feel about it. Then the bastard shows up and I was livid! Then we get t
Apr 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

I really enjoyed Pitching for Amalie. It's a simple boy meets girl story that is well written and thoroughly engaging.

Amalie is a young woman who is running from something in her past when she meets Jarrod. Jarrod is enraptured by Amalie from the moment he sees her and despite her initial reluctance -- doesn't stop pursuing her.

Overall, I really really liked this story. There was some triggering moments and some things that I co
Kelly with Sugar Shack Book Blog

I just want to start by saying this book grabbed my attention as soon as I read the blurb and seen the cover. But wow I am blown away!! I was completely sucked in and finished the story in one sitting.

It had everything I love in a book, a hot baseball player, over the top alpha male. A sweet, curvy, independent female, hot chemistry and of course drama and angst. I loved the writing and even some parts I actually found myself blushing. The authors writing captured my attention and pulled me
Susan Pol-Ice
Jan 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was an epic feel good story! The twists and turns had me hooked and wanting more. I love this book!!!!
Apr 12, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 stars.
Apr 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Wohoo!! Curvy girls rule!!! Now if only that can happen to me in real life sans the crazy ex and kidnapping! Great quick read.
LiLiana P.
Mar 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Love this story, funny, romantic, hot...!! go go Amelie!!!
Mar 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a 4.5 star read for me. I really like this book and look forward to reading Maggie's story.
Sarah Beth
Jul 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
A fun read with a little drama and a few bumps along the way to Happily Ever After!

Pitching for Amalie was a great read with great characters and lots of chemistry between Amalie and Jarrod.
Amalie had been dealt a crappy hand when it came to her family and best friend. She had left them behind determined to start over and leave past behind. I loved how strong and beautiful she was and she seriously didn't even see it. She was very humble and very real, but the ghosts come back to haunt her in t
Kelly Fountain
Jan 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Amalie is a bit broken from her past. She ran and ran far and started over. She tried going overboard with guys and that wasn't working, she tried dating and found a bunch of losers now she's just focused on work. And then, he finds her. One night out with her girlfriend turns into the hottest and tallest guy she's ever seen. And he keeps finding her, pursuing her. It's better than she ever hoped, what she's always dreamed of. Her past is still closer than she thinks and it's still coming for he ...more
Dec 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Pitching for Amalie was a fun, sexy read. I enjoyed seeing the relationship develop between Amalie & Jarrod, especially after how they met in the club. I hated seeing how estranged Amalie was from her family, but after learning her could understand why she wanted nothing to do with them. It was also nice seeing how welcoming Jarrod's family was towards Amalie - definitely something she needed to be a part of after the lack of connection to her own family. Overall, I enjoyed ...more
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