Book Review: Playing for the Save (Men of Spring Baseball Book 4) by Rachelle Ayala
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Sports
Book: Playing for the Save (Men of Spring Baseball Book 4)
Author: Rachelle Ayala
My Rating: ★★★★★
Baseball, autism, and a single mom. Love may not be enough.
Veteran relief pitcher Ryan Hudson always saves the game for his team. He's dependable, focused, and good at what he does. Which is why he prefers to live alone and not have anything to do with women and all the noise and chaos they bring. Noise and chaos is all single mother Jamie Rush knows. Working and taking care of her two boys is a full time job, especially since one of them is autistic and she gets no help from her ex-husband. When her two sons win a day with ballplayer Ryan Hudson, they strike up an odd friendship with the reclusive pitcher. Jamie is wary of the baseball hero, but can't help fantasizing about him. Ryan is attracted to Jamie, but desperately tries to hide his past. The only problem, they're made for one another.
They just don't know it.
What an incredible refreshing love story that touches on a topic that many have heard of but don’t truly know about to life. The author did a great job with the aspects of the autism spectrum that I would think she either has been effected by this personally or did a lot of research. She did a great job in portraying all the little things that most people take for granted and don’t realize that individuals with autism face on a day to day basis.
This story walks you through the struggles of a mom that has to cope with parenting a child with autism while dealing with an overbearing egotistical ex-husband and spreading her attention between her sons and learning to find love in a relationship. Playing for the Save will give you hope, love, tears and smiles as you delve into a story that will capture your attention.
Rachelle Ayala has written a book that kept my emotions on a roll from the beginning to the end. It definitely draws on your heart strings while at the same time will twists your emotions all over the place. I was drawn into this book from the very start and could not put it down. So many emotions put together in one book that causes an emotional overload. You will finish this book with faith and hope in love along with a sense of loyalty and compassion for people that give up everything for love.
I recommend Playing for the Save if you enjoy reading a book that gives you hope and love and will keep your attention from start to finish.