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Bottom of the Ninth (Bad Boys Redemption #3)

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  335 ratings  ·  60 reviews
Meet bad boy catcher, A.J. Gonzalez...

When I stood Mia up eight years ago, I never dreamed I’d run into her again. But here she is, making me look like a fool in front of thousands of fans.

The sweet, innocent girl never knew why I left. But I had my reason. A good one. In no way was I worthy enough for Mia Gunner. Today, grown up and hotter than ever, she’s still too good
Published September 27th 2018
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Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am writing this review while recovering from a book hangover! I stayed up all night reading and finished the story just before time to go to work-This story was just that good! Funny thing is that I read a Kimberly Readnour book and I think, “this one is my favorite!” Well, just like the book before it, I now feel like this story is my favorite!

If you’ve read any of the other books in the Bad Boys Of Redemption series, you know that A.J. Gonzalez is the incredibly sexy playboy catcher of the P
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars. Loved it! Full review to come.
Sep 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I couldn’t wait for AJ’s story. I’ve adored him from the beginning! And now I think I adore him even more!! AJ and Mia are just everything! From the very beginning of their story I needed and wanted more. I had to find out what was going to happen. And I always love getting to see the past and the present happening and why these characters are where they are at now. And it makes me fall more in love with them. I’m so sad to be done because I don’t want to let AJ and Mia go, not to mention the re ...more
Three Chicks
Sep 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Review by Lisa Kane

Nice second chance at love read! AJ Gonzalez is the catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies. He's agreed to pose for a beefcake calendar for charity. His costume as Mr. December-a half naked lumberjack elf. He's humiliated, but even more so when he sees the photographer is Mia Gunner. The girl he dumped eight years ago in college.

Of all the stupid things I've done-and believe me, there have been a lot-my treatment toward her has been my biggest regret.

Mia has the advantage, sh
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
This was a second chance romance, if you want to call it that. I would more call it a "I ran into you again, oh yeah, always loved you ha ha" romance. I just can't stand second chance romances where the hero seems to be living perfectly fine for years, and then sees the heroine again and suddenly remembers he loves her.


Also, in one scene he is disappointed about having to walk away from a hot girl he occasionally hooks up with. He does it for the heroine, because he just saw her, and was going t
Ashley Gayhart
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Bottom Of The Ninth is finally here. It seems like I have waited years. While I have loved both Jax ( Swing For The Fences ), and Zach's ( Second Chance Hero) stories, Bottom Of The Ninth officially owns my heart. Bottom Of The Ninth is the third book in the Bad Boys Redemption Series and is an interconnected standalone. Mia and Aj's story is told in dual POV,, and I absolutely adored being able to live in each of their heads, and getting to see their thought process. Even though this book is ce ...more
Sep 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Readers 18+ Only Please
Recommended to LMR by: Kimberly Readnour & Booksprout
Bottom of the Ninth (Bad Boys Redemption #3) by Kimberly Readnour Bottom of the Ninth (Bad Boys Redemption Book 3) By: Kimberly Readnour
Very Solid Performance... That's Easily A Home Run, BUT Quite Frankly Could've Been A Grand Slam!!
Impassioned Second Chance Romance...
This book made me laugh, cry, & of course have some serious HOT Flashes...
It's got what it takes to keep your attention from BEGINNING to END, & it's definitely worth One-Clicking into your library!!
This was my 1st Read from Kimberly Readnour, but it's definitely NOT going to be MY LAS
JoAnna G
Sep 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is book three in the Bad Boy Redemption series and I could not wait for fo Aj’s book. From the moment I read the first book, I fell in love with this series. This is a great, sports, second chance romance with an amazingly awesome bad boy. This story was so much fun and told in dual point of view.

These two have a history. They knew each other from college days. She was a new freshman and he was a senior that could have any girl he wanted and he kind of did. They had a great first part-time
Viper Spaulding
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Terrific romance - I loved AJ and Mia!

AJ and Mia had a very brief "thing" eight years ago, until an incident reminded AJ that Mia would be better off without him. Flash forward to the present, and Mia's brother, Drake, is on the same pro-ball team with AJ so it's inevitable that their paths cross again.

Mia suffered so much loss during the year before and after AJ, and his poor treatment of her was just too much for her to handle with any perspective. AJ had no idea what else was going on in her
Sep 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As a rule I don't care much for books written in first person. That being said this book was a very good romance in spite of my pet peeve.
It is written in first person which usually annoys me, but the story and plot were good enough that I got past that in this case.

Bad boy catcher, A. J. Gonzalez stood Mia up back in college. Now he comes face to face with her again eight years later.

He has volunteered to pose for a beef cake calendar and Mia is the photographer and all A.J. can think of is how
Jennifer Pierson
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'm in love with the Bad Boys Redemption by Kimberly Readnour, as her talented writing style always makes sure that I fall in love with those bad boys by the end, despite their bad decision making. In this one, Mia & A.J. met in college, where he talked her into giving him a chance then messed it all up by standing her up without explanation which really messed with her, and him as well since he never got over her. By the time they meet again years later, he's a MLB star catcher & total ...more
Elizabeth Clinton
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Bottom of the Ninth is the newest read in Kimberly Readnour’s Bad Boys Redemption Series and it’s one you won’t want to miss. You will meet AJ Gonzales & Mia Gunner. Their story begins eight years ago and now you see how that all comes back around to the present.
AJ Gonzales is a two time World Series catcher for the Phillies, a good time kind of guy, a great brother & son and a no relationship kind of guy but also a man that let that one girl go so very long ago.
Mia Gunner is a woman w
Nicole Westmoreland
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
EEEKKKKK!!!! We get the story of AJ Gonzales!!!! The delicious catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, is the victim of Mia Gunner, a girl he ghosted years before (even if he had his reasons). Apparently she is still bitter and gets her revenge by making him dress as a creepy elf for the charity calendar that she is shooting.

This two person POV book flashes back to tell Mia and AJ’s history, and how he broke her heart, and fast forwards to today, and how they try to reunite. I LOVE both of these
Kari Hansen
Sep 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
AJ is the successful catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies. He has a reputation on and off the field as a player but his loyalty and love for his family could never be questioned. When he agrees to pose for a photoshoot for a charity calendar he didn’t expect that the photographer witnessing his humiliation would be Mia, the girl whose heart he broke in college.

Mia is no longer the sweet girl whose main concern was pleasing others. Her past has not been easy but it has made her stronger and she
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The third in the Bad Boys Redemption Series, Bottom of the Ninth, was another home run for Kimberly Readnour. Some mysterious twists added to the story and humanized the characters. AJ at times seems like an entitled ball player that is used to getting his way (with women and in life), so humbling characteristics were integral to empathizing with his quest for a second chance at love. Mia would probably be my best friend; a little humorous revenge goes a long way toward mending fences.

Although n
Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
4.5 stars

Bottom of the Ninth by Kimberly Readnour is the third book in the Bad Boys Redemption series and is AJ’s story. This second chance romance was emotional and funny and my favorite of the series so far.

AJ walked away from Mia eight years ago. He had his reasons and at the time and it seemed like the right choice. But now, seeing Mia again, even humiliated by her, he wants her all over again. The minute we see these two together, sparks fly, and their chemistry is explosive! But can this
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I volunteered to read this ARC for an honest review. I loved this story about Mia and AJ. He's a catcher for the Phillies and she is a photographer. They meet back in college when he is a senior and she's a freshman. They hit it off and go on a date, but he stands her up on the second, he thinks she's to good. Fast forward 8 years and they run into each other at a photo shoot for a calendar. AJ is Mr December and is wearing a laughable outfit but he still out it off. Mia is blown away that he st ...more
Sep 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Bottom of the Ninth
Kimberly Readnour
Mia put AJ in a creepy elf costume for a charity calendar shoot to start this story with a hearty laugh. Revenge for what happened 8 years earlier. This second chance novel is an expanded version of the one written for a Christmas anthology, this has both Mia and AJ’s POV and back story.
When locked away in the mountains on a wild goose chase looking for their missing siblings can they resist each other? Can the past be forgiven?
With a trade looming how will
Sep 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
It has been years but the hurt is still there. It was the first time that Mia Gunner let a boy like A.J. Gonzales into her life. At the time she knew it will be bad but seeing back now she wonders if maybe she judged to fast. A.J. has never forgotten about Mia but knew at the time he doing a good thing. Now what I loved about this one by Kimberly Readnour is that we see a side of A.J. that nobody sees and for good reasons. These two together have different opinions about each other it is easy to ...more
Sep 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
AJ and Maria have history, it was a short but intense history, now years later the meet again, AJ wants to make things right again but Maria got burned and isn't so forgiving. This is a great second chance romance where if it weren't for them being being pushed together things would turn out differently. I really liked how we got to know about both AJ's and Maria's fears about re connecting, admittedly there are times you want to smack their heads together but you totally get where each of them ...more
Sharon Jones
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I think you would be hard pressed to find an author better than Kimberly Readnour when it comes to second chance at love stories.
I couldn't wait to read AJ's book, and I definitely wasn't disappointed. He is a great character to read. He is strong when he needs to be, but also doesn't shy away from showing his softer side. Mia is the perfect heroine for AJ. What I liked was that she actually gave AJ the chance to explain and redeem himself. But both are a tiny bit wary as they are waiting for th
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Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"I think you would be hard pressed to find an author better than Kimberly Readnour when it comes to second chance at love stories.
I couldn't wait to read AJ's book, and I definitely wasn't disappointed. He is a great character to read. He is strong when he needs to be, but also doesn't shy away from showing his softer side. Mia is the perfect heroine for AJ. What I liked was that she actually gave AJ the chance to explain and redeem himself. But both are a tiny bit wary as they are waiting for t
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this book so much. Basically, I love everything by this author, but this one is my favorite so far. Mia is such a spit fire. Her personality made me chuckle quite a bit and was impossible not to root for.

An AJ... whew. Someone bring me a fire extinguisher. These two have such great chemistry. I love love love the second chance angle. They could have had something once upon a time but AJ didn't think he was good enough for the innocent Mia.

Now they have no choice but to be around each ot
Thuy Taylor
Sep 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
I'm a total sucker for sports romances. Second chances a plus too. AJ and Mia met in college, they had an amazing time together and first half date, but AJ decides to not show up on the official date. Mia is just upset because she was starting to fall for him. Fast forward years later, they see each other again, and he feels the same as he did years ago. There is something about her he needs and wants in his life. Mia fights it but once they concede, its fireworks. The chemistry is HOT. They pre ...more
Sep 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved AJ and Mia’s story. Their story is not only a second chance romance, but also a great story of growth and self-discovery. Of believing you are worth it. That you are more than your past mistakes.

This is one of my favorite series and I swear I have loved each new book more than the previous one.
I love Kimberly Readnour’s writing style. She does an outstanding job in Bottom of the Ninth telling their present-day story while intermixing their past history in just the right places. I though
Sep 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
We begged for AJ's story and now we have it. Their story is a touching one made all the more clear when we find out why he ghosted her in college. Now he's paying pro ball and her brother's on his team so she can no longer ignore the pain that's associated with him. Both of them have their own problems him feeling like he isn't good enough, her shame for not doing enough. If they can get through their insecurities and let each other end it's a wrap!!!

Love this story and the emotions the author p
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I am a big sports book reader and this one is a top notch read. I loved AJs bachelor ways but also with a softer side for his sister. When Mia came back into the picture he became the perfect boyfriend after some time. Mia’s life was a bit of a punch in the stomach with all the sadness she had to deal with but that with all that it’s made her a much stronger person. I loved AJ and Mia together i think their HEA was perfect. It was well written and had a great storyline. Defian ...more
Sep 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the first book by Kimberly Readnour that I have read and even though this is book 3 in the series, it can be read as a standalone, as I did. Eight years ago in college, AJ won the heart of Mia but just as he gets her to agree to go out with him for a second date, fate steps in. Humiliated and heartbroken, Mia leaves the restaurant not understanding why AJ stood her up. Eight years later they meet again, and that spark is still there. Mia looks like she forgives AJ, but she is actually ju ...more
Miss Piggy
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OMG! Soooooo good

I received a free copy of this book however all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
This is the first book of Kimberly's I've read but it certainly won't be the last. I absolutely loved this book. It grabbed me from the first page and firmly kept its hold until the last page, I could not put it down and read it in one sitting. The characters are so likeable you instantly relate to them and are fully engaged as you follow them developing through the book. Pure brilliance!
Nicki - The Overflowing Bookcase
Revenge never ended so sweet!! Mia has never gotten over how badly she felt when AJ dumped her in college. But when she has the perfect opportunity to take her revenge on his, she gets way more than she bargained for. Can one truly get over that level of hurt? Or do the secrets that have plagued AJ for his entire life be too much for Mia to understand? I absolutely fell in love with these characters from the opening pages. Kimberly Readmour has a way of writing with humor, intense emotion and be ...more
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Kimberly Readnour lives in the Midwest with her husband, two children, and a very fluffy cat.

Having a true passion for romance and HEA's, she took the leap from the young adult genre to romance and never looked back.

Unexpected Love, book two of the Unforeseen Destiny Series, is a #1 Amazon Kindle bestseller in the Medical Romance. Her series, the Bad Boys Redemption, has spent many weeks on the Am