Jun 30, 2016

Blog Tour & Review -- Drive You Wild by Jennifer Bernard

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Love Between the Bases #3
Jennifer Bernard
Releasing June 28th, 2016
Avon Books

It’s game on for love in the third novel of USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Bernard’s sexy, baseball-themed series.

Kilby Catfish left-fielder Trevor Stark is a ballpark legend. With his good looks, hitting records, and played-for-the-fans arrogance, Trevor makes women lose their minds and men lose their cool. But every time the major league team comes calling, Trevor purposely keeps himself in the tiny Texas town. Why is heart-tuggingly top secret. Until the team owner’s daughter comes to Kilby . . . trying everything up her sexy sleeve to make Trevor talk.

Divorced and disillusioned at twenty-four, Paige Mattingly Austin Taylor is suddenly starting fresh as an intern at Catfish Stadium. She should want nothing to do with the sinfully hot ballplayer her dad warned her to stay away from. But when she discovers what Trevor is hiding from everyone, she realizes there’s much more to him than his face and multi-million-dollar arm. There’s a heart she seriously hopes to win.

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“Are you afraid of the mighty Crush Taylor?” She took another step closer. “He’s not as bad as he seems, you know.”

“I’m not afraid of him.” He placed his hands on her shoulders to keep her from coming any closer. Her warmth carried into his skin, into his being, as if it was igniting him from within.

“And I’m not afraid of you.” She ducked underneath his hands in a quick move right out of the NBA. He took a step back and his calves hit the bench situated next to the lockers. She reached out in apology and suddenly they were right smack against each other, chest-to-chest.

Fire flashed down his spine, hot and urgent. He hauled her against him—oh, sweet Lord, she felt good. Soft and firm and shapely and alive and fresh and . . . then her mouth was under his, her lips parting, her breath warm, her flesh lush and sweet. It wasn’t a kiss so much as a head rush.


      Paige posted the first series of “Baseball’s Hottest Outfield” photos on the team’s Facebook page the next day. A few hours later a thousand people had clicked Like. Not only that, but the viewership of the page soared. It was shared all over the Internet, on Pinterest, on Twitter, on Instagram. It wasn’t just that the three men were criminally gorgeous. A big part of the appeal came from their racial mix and the blend of personalities. Trevor the stone-cold badass, Dwight the dynamic charmer, and Shizuko, the soulful rock star.

Paige knew it was all a crock, of course. Trevor wasn’t stone cold, Dwight wasn’t playful all the time, and Shizuko could outcrude most of the clubhouse, and that was saying something. But once those identities became set, people loved them. They were like cartoon characters instead of real people.
At the next game, the crowd roared when the outfielders took their positions on the field. Fans held up even more signs than they normally did. From the owner’s box, Paige scanned the crowd with her binoculars and read the signs out loud to Crush.

“ ‘Kilby Hearts Baseball’s Hottest Outfield.’ Thank you very much, we heart you too! ‘We make ’em hot in Kilby, Texas.’ That might be taking a little too much credit. None of them are from here.” 

"Just his luck, to share the hottest kiss of his life with a woman he couldn't go near."

Just when I thought those Kilby Catfish couldn't get any hotter...enter Trevor Stark!!!
I knew he would have a great story to tell, and boy, does he ever!! 

Trevor has a past he wishes he could forget, but that's not possible. And when that certain past tries to come into his present, he needs no distractions-no one else to protect. 

Too bad Paige Taylor didn't get that memo. Because she's about to change Trevor's entire world. Even if she is the owner's daughter...

"You are a very dangerous girl, you know that?"
"Because you make me forget things I shouldn't."

In true Jennifer Bernard form, both main characters have a story to tell. They each have a struggle they are facing. It takes trusting the other to overcome the pain of the past. 

The Love Between the Bases Series has become one of my favorites of all time because there is a sense of family even with no blood relation. Those Kilby Catfish stick together through it all. Even if they don't all agree with Trevor's ways. He can be a little stubborn and brooding;)

But one thing is for sure, he protects what's his. And Paige is all his no matter how much he tries to push her away-or protect her. She's not going anywhere.

"I wish you saw yourself the way I do. You're not a badass. Well, not just a badass. You're also a hero."

This book quickly became my favorite in the series so far! 
There were small surprises around every turn, and so much sexiness and love within the pages.

Trevor and Paige had so much chemistry right from the start, and it continued all throughout the story. 
I was so pleased with every single detail!!

I can't wait to see who's next to have their own story!! I have my ideas of who I want;) But, of course, I'll be happy no matter who it is because who doesn't love stories about hot baseball players?! 

"Trevor Stark was practically lethal. He should come with a prescription-take only in small doses. Guaranteed to Drive You Wild."

Jennifer Bernard is a graduate of Harvard and a former news promo producer. The child of academics, she confounded her family by preferring romance novels to … well, any other books. She left big city life for true love in Alaska, where she now lives with her husband and stepdaughters. She’s no stranger to book success, as she also writes erotic novellas under a naughty secret name not to be mentioned at family gatherings.

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