Rhonda Shaw: The Ace Men of the Show #2

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S talking to her about it but it never takes hold In act she just never really allows a relationship to start If a guy gets to close she gives him his walking papers Sometimes cutting him off at the knees Now Jerry Smutton he could be her down Netherland fall he is the bestriend to Chase which is her best Advanced Structural Analysis with Matlab friend Maddie sianc They are getting married and Jerry and Karen have been asked to stand up Stones of Contention for them that is how they met He is the Ace pitcheror the Detroit Rockets Chase is also a pitcher Doctors Orders (Doctors Order, for the team Jerry just signed a lifetime contract as the highest paid player in the major league They had met through Chase and Maddie and he knew she was in real estate So as a ruse to get close to her he asked her to show him some houses What he is really lookingor is a The Wolf Gift friend beneies One of the times out Karen take him to this house that they both seem to like but this is what happens before he even walks in Jerry had a vision of Karen coming out of theront door laughing as a yellow dog sprinted by her and out into the yard eager to play As ast as it hit him it left him It left him unsettled wondering where it had come rom and if he was starting to lose his mind since he did not want to settle down at all This vision left him with a sense of loneliness that he A Clockwork Orange felt every time she took him lookingor houses The minute he stepped over the threshold his hairs stood on end which he had to ignore He had to Dead Set (Dead Sexy, fight theeeling to leave it was a Magia de Sangue feeling of something that he was not readyor but once he looked around his uneasiness was gone After a ew times out looking lirting and circling they lay down the ground rules They The Ordways finally goor it and have their عبد الناصر والعالم first night but something is off They areeeling and not liking that one big time Denial in the orefront they orge ahead but their minds and hearts keep them off balance Come on the rollercoaster ride you may be surprised to see how A Wedding in Cornwall (Cornwall funny unnervingly real and piercing your emotions ride the surface as these two try toigure out what is happening to them Could the tapes of old Japan-Ness in Architecture fears and old hurts cause them to not connect and stay together I give this 5 stars Provided by Net GalleyFollow us at www1rad readerreviewscom Dropped at 28%I expected to read thirty year old characters and I got three year old ones Not worth the headache Ieel coming trying to make sense of this mess Review originally posted here I had some mixed eelings about the irst book in this series I was intrigued enough by both Jerry and Karen to give this book a tryJerry just signed a deal as the Ace pitcher of the Detroit Rockets but Theoretical Anxiety and Design Strategies in the Work of Eight Contemporary Architects for some reason his game starts to suffer He and his coaches can tigure out what the problem is as he hasn t changed anything with his pitching arm The only thing in Jerry s live that has changed is Karen While he proposes a riends with benefits type situation little does he realize just how important Karen is to him than than just a naked buddyKaren knows that she could all in love with Jerry but she is determined to keep her heart safe behind the wall she built up years ago She isn t willing to risk her The Psychopharmacology of Herbal Medicine feelings so she struggles with her relationship with Jerry in whateverorm it takes But as things go south in their relationship Karen realizes that perfection isn t possible but they come pretty damn closeWhile I thought this book started off strong it really went downhill Psychopharmacology of Herbal Medicine for me Itelt like Shaw was trying to add in so many different threads that I Six felt like the plot got a bit bogged down with everything that was going on I really wish she would haveocused a bit on one or two aspects of the plot instead of throwing multiple different tropes into the book making it a little convoluted to ollow toward the endAlthough I liked Karen s carefree attitude in the irst book she came across as a bit of a bitch in this one She was so hurt and let down by her past that she really let that color her view of the present She would constantly lie to herself and refuse to see the truth so that she wouldn t have to Lady Janes Nemesis face theact that she and Jerry were in a relationship While I could understand where she was coming A Texas Rangers Family (The Stone Family from in the beginning her reluctance to be an adult really started to get on my nerves as the book continued Especially since she used her attitude and history as a way to constantly push Jerry away She needed to do a hell of a lot groveling than she didThankfully Jerry was a better character in my opinion He wasun and didn t take life too seriously Yet when times got tough Racialization, Crime, and Criminal Justice in Canada for him he tried to deal with it in the best way possible and never tried to just shove his head in the sand and waitor opportunities to pass him by I liked that about Jerry Even when he was seriously knocked down he gave himself some time to throw a pity party but then he dove back into whatever he needed to do to better himself In that regard he was a damn good heroThe romance however Computers fell prettylat I don t know if my Before You feelings toward Karen colored their relationship a bit but I thought she was extremely immature and childish in the way she treated Jerry I really wanted her to buck up and act like an adult well before she did and the one steporward two giant leaps back romance just didn t work A History of the Guyanese Working People, 1881-1905 for meAll in all I wasn t super impressed with the second book in the Men of the Show series I would have liked to see Karen s character grow a lot sooner in the book than she did because she childish ways really started to bother me While I liked Jerry as a hero he wasn t enough to overcome the heroine and the romance that Ielt needed emotional development and less physicalI give The Ace a Passionate sleepovers soon turn into long romantic evenings Still Karen and Jerry refuse to acknowledge they’re a couple Karen insists that she’s immune to Jerry’s heart melting charm Jerry’s not ready to settle down Denial is the name of the game until one pitch changes everythi.

Nt and supportive he was Their relationship was sweet Blackfrost (Wytch Kings, funny and cute yet so hot at the same time I very rarely read a book written in third person I actually hate it But somehow I like Rhonda s writingI m inor the potential third book A Stupid men jokes free copy of this book was provided in exchangeor an honest reviewTHIS REVIEW CONTAINS SOME SPOILERSI am weary Here I am writing another review Workbook for Emergency Care for a book that had potential but was ruined by it s characters This is becoming a habit It is beginning toeel like an epidemic maybe it is just me maybe I am just picking the wrong books maybe I am cursed I The Benn Diaries Vol. 2 feel like half the books I am picking up right now areull of these characters horrible people with horrible issues meant to be endearing Obviously The Ace is one of those books It is a shame really because this book had potential it could have been great instead it was dragged down by its main character It all started so well I liked Rhonda Shaw s writing and I comfortably slipped into this book She took her time building everything up instead of rushing in something I wish romance author s would do The beginning stages of the romance were Macroeconomics fantastic she took it slow and really allowed the chemistry to develop Thelirtatious dialogue between Jerry and Karen was a lot of Out fun But the I got to know the characters Karen the this book began to irritate me I am going to be blunt Karen was awful There was literally nothing I liked about her Her issues with relationships are ridiculous She was cheated on in the past obviously that is awful Yet it is something that happens to a lot of us It hurts like hell but people move on Not Karen Karen has decided that she isn t the kind of woman that does not do relationships Instead she uses menor sex and when she is bored of them she kicks them to the curb I The Hero (Thunder Point, find this attitude deplorable in male characters and as I am all about euality Iind it deplorable in Longarm and the Dynamite Damsel (Longarm, females as well Her one bad relationship has convinced her that boyfriends and romance are notor her I don t agree but that s her choice My issue is that through out the book Karen uses that attitude as an excuse to hurt Jerry and that is uite simply not cool Here is an example After sleeping together Stolen by the Sheikh for some time Jerry calls Karen over to his home His career isalling apart he is in some trouble and he wants to talk to someone he trusts about it Karen goes over there and despite seeing that he is having a hard time she gets angry at him The Eight Human Talents for calling her She is not his girlfriend he is crossing a line and she does not want to be involved Sheails him when he needs her the most then gets upset when he gets angry at her The woman is cold What is worse is that after the incident after his anger has A Vacation with the Lord faded Jerry blames himselfor pushing her This is how the book goes Karen over reacts Jerry blames himself Really it is not Jerry s The Internet and Democratic Citizenship fault that Karen is not a nice person she really isn t she is rude judgemental arrogant She calls other women whores a pet peeve of mine These things are not hisault his lack of back bone however is something that is Any sane man would have walked away Mr. Wuffles! from her Jerry just kept goingThe nail in the coffin was the twist at the end It allowed Karen to get her HEA with minimal grovelling It didn t workor me At allI will read Cool Women from Rhonda Shaw in theuture because I think she is a good writer I just hope the characters will be better next time around I loved this book and it s characters Jerry stole the show he was so snarky he laughed as he turned back to Chase and Maddie with his arm still around her It s okay guys She s just embarrassed to show her excitement in Ravens Gate (The Power of Five: The Graphic Novels, front of an audience but believe me she s ecstatic to see me He knows when to give compliments when they are due you re aunny woman he said as he eyes her with what looked like interest I mean once the boy makes his mind up on something it is gung ho to that goal done with the Disintegration of Alan flirty games Jerry decided on the spot he was changing his mind He was going to test the waters with her and he absolutely was going to get his hands on her Did I mention those compliments he likes to shower Karen with Well sometimes they could be his horniness you look so hot tonigt he said in a low raspy voice It took everything I had to keep my hands off of youas much as I could Karen I think likes taking care of Jerry it s just not one of Karen who gave Maddie all kinds of hellor her relationship issues with Chase in the Foreplay (The Ivy Chronicles, first book has even baggage than Maddie She s prickly afraid to show vulnerability and only does hookups andlings because ain t now way she s putting herself out there Murder in the Dark (Ishmael Jones, for a relationship Jerry Smutton or Smutty ace pitcheror the Detroit Rockets also doesn t want a relationship but he definitely wants Karen in his bed They agree to a mutually beneficial Unnützes Wissen für Gamer friends with perks arrangement But Smutty s struggling with his game and when he needs someone to talk to heinds that it s Karen he wants But this is sending her all kinds of mixed messages and goes again Rhonda Shaw puts a very interesting spin on a new event in men and women s lives casual unattached and Jesus Hates Zombies friend bennies Friend beneies you ask Well it meansriends with benefits You see Karen Bently has been has been hurt by two important relationships in her past an ex SAHM I Am fianc who was deceitful to her in last year in college when they were to marry The important of the two would be herather He deserted her mother which in turn deserted her too So now she is the one woman wrecking team in the relationship department in Rowenas Key (The Golden Key Chronicles, fact she doesn t let one start Her bestriend Maddie and sister Shannon are alway. Gest baseball contracts in history with the Detroit Rockets Jerry enlists Karen to help him At Home find the house of his dreams Their connection is instant and electric but neither of them is the relationship type When Jerry proposes ariends with benefits arrangement that suits Karen just ine.

It had crossed Karen s mind now that her best riend was marrying a Rocket player she might Who Speaks For Islam? finally meet Jerry Smutton Karen is a huge baseballan and she has a little crush on him though she would never admit this to JerryFinally luck is on her side Jerry signed on of the biggest contracts in baseball history Which means he Business Studies XII Part - I finally needs a real house instead of the condo he s been renting Who better to help him than Karen the bestriend of the Morgan Stanley the Internet Report fianc of his teammate Upon meeting they immediatelyeel that physical attraction and since both aren t looking to settle down anytime soon this is the perfect opportunity to have a little Love.com fun Jerry can barely commit to house let alone a womanKaren is kind of the same she doesn t do relationships though her reasons are different She has been hurt very badly once and since then she doesn t believe HEA existsor her So this Wert and the Life Without End friends with benefits situation with Jerry suits her justine Except Jerry confuses her He breaks the rules no emotions involved but he keeps asking about her past her dreams and he does all these sweet things Still he keeps claiming he doesn t want a relationship which confuses KarenActions speak louder than words and it seems Jerry is mostly contradicting himself Thus the drama begins Karen tries to keep him at a safe distance but each time Jerry just knocks down her walls Meanwhile Jerry doesn t really know what he wants and just Black Madness focuses on baseball cause at least that is safeKaren and Jerry are amazing characters and their story was a hoot to read The things that come out of Karen s mouth had me cracking up on multiple occasions She tells it as she sees it and that definitely keeps things interesting Her hang up on her bad relationship experience did get a bit tiresome after a while luckily she too knew it was stupid she just couldn t help itJerry was of course very dreamy Physically he s near perfection and the steamy scenes were veryun to read I loved how he kept Karen on the tip of her toes Each thing he said would get an interesting reaction and left Karen wonder who he really was So much Dancing Feet! fun toigure this outAnother wonderful novel by Rhonda Shaw Two very strong novels with plenty of humor She is going on my must read list I received a copy through NetGalley in exchange Pack Protection for an honest review Spring time in Michigan wouldn t be complete without Opening Dayor the beloved home baseball team And as a long time resident I can attest to the truth of this so I was excited to grab up this book that highlights the star commitment shy starting pitcher The Porn Stars Sissy for aictional Detroit baseball team and a spunky stubborn hot mess of a real estate gal who makes Jerry s commit Review copy provided via NetGalleyWhy I Read this Book I like when a romance starts off as a The Life in the Writing Syed Hussein Alatas friends with benefits deal I hadn t heard of this book until I got a review reuestor it and truth be told if I had only seen the cover I would have passed this book up Once I read the blurb the premise sounded interested enough The Damn Good Resume Guide for me to readWhat I Liked Karen and Jerry were aun pair Karen s sass and the back and Nagara Kretagama forth banter made The Ace a delightful read She speaks her mind and doesn t sugarcoat anything But there were also some intense moments I enjoyed reading it allI m not big on baseball but I did like seeing Jerry go through his ups and downs during the season Itelt genuine and brought a sense of reality to the story There was one thing that happened that I m not sure would Days of Courage fly in real life but I m so clueless when it comes to the sport that I didn t care too muchNeutral Territory There was an interesting little twist at the end I kind of liked the twist because it was totally unexpected but at the same time itelt a little manipulated It Advanced Techniques For Film Scoring forced some time to pass without much conflict which is why Ieel like it was contrived All in all it didn t bother me too muchOverall Impression The Ace was a De stille kracht fun romance Whenever I had to put the book down Iound myself wanting to keep reading Plus it had a celebritycommoner trope which is one of my These Rebel Waves (Stream Raiders, favorites 35 stars After reading and enjoying The Changeup I was anxious about reading this second instalment to the Men of the Show series I wanted to see where Rhonda was going to take us with Karen and Jerry s story We met Karen and Jerry in theirst book She s Maddie s best Delayed Surrender 2 (Delayed Surrender, friend and a real state agent He s Chase s team mate and the ace pitcheror the Detroit Rockets They re two people afraid of commitment who deal with it in different ways She s a manhater while he has French, Grades 6 - 12 fun with different womenTheir connection is strong and hard to deny They start aling which supposedly is just or un no strings attached But time is passing by and Jerry becomes and attached to Karen who is hiding her heart uite well They have to The Bedside Companion to Crime figure out on the hard way if they are meant to be lovers orriendsKaren was an interesting character to begin with and I loved seeing her walls begin to crumble whenever Jerry was around The reason behind her trust issues begin with her Küçük Günahlar Sokağı father leaving her mother I can understand why she became the person she is today but she pissed me off I get that it s hard to trust someone with your heart but can t she see how good Jerry is to her I had to skim some pages because she spent uite some time in her head trying to come off with an excuse to run away and I wanted toinish the book not throw my Kindle against the wallAs Loving You with Teeth and Claws (Dead Things, for Jerry he went into this agreement with Karen because he thought it was just that He never intended toall in love with her I loved how he used the excuse of house hunting to spend time with her Also how observa. “Love ’em and leave ’em” has been real estate agent Karen Bently’s motto or as long as she can remember She doesn’t need a man except to make her toes curl Or so she thought until her longtime crush Ace pitcher Jerry Smutton sets his sights on her After signing one of the lar.

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Rhonda owes her love of reading to her mother who would read to her each night before bed and sometimes give into her pleads for than one chapter These days if Rhonda doesn't have a book in her hands it feels like something is missing While romance is her true passion Rhonda enjoys reading multiple genresBorn in California but transplanted to the Midwest Rhonda is warm weather girl to