The Curve Ball by Samantha Lind


Title: The Curve Ball
Series: Indianapolis Lightning #2
Author: Samantha Lind
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance
Release Date: June 18, 2020



I had the perfect bachelor’s life.
No obligations.
No commitments.
The greatest job in the world, all while being paid millions to do it.

Until I became a dad overnight.
My world turned upside down,
I went from ballfields and bars to dirty diapers and bottles.
I turned to my best friend for help but ended up with his little sister.

Now, all I want is the one woman I can’t have.
She’s the curveball I never saw coming.
The one woman I’m willing to commit to and change my old ways for.

I just have to show her that we can be a family.



Indianapolis was my fresh start.
A new place near my family.

When my brother’s best friend ended up with a surprise baby dropped on his doorstep,
I was the perfect nanny for the job.
Everything was falling into place,
If only I could keep my mind and hands off the playboy baller dad.

Working for someone you are attracted to is hard.
But when he’s your brother’s best friend and you live with him?
Talk about impossible.

Fatherhood changed him, but is it enough to give us a chance at a happily ever after?


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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

First, I have to say that this cover does all kinds of things for me! #winning

Full disclosure … the whole best friend sister/brother thing is not a forbidden trope in my eyes and I never really see it as a conflict. That part of this story wasn’t really what my focus was on. Surprise baby, that’s where my head was at as far as what trope this book was about and I’m pretty sure the author meant for it to be that way because baby Evie truly was the focal point of Justin and Riley. Add in the workplace environment and you’ve got yourself a forbidden romance lol But I digress ….

I really liked the story of Riley and Justin and baby Evie. Their close proximity allowed for their journey to make sense for me and it made their story easy to read. Not much about the story surprised me, but I didn’t find it predictable or boring. I mean yes, I saw the conflict coming a mile away but when you read as much as I do, that’s really not what attracts you to a book, it’s the characters and their growth. The author did a good job with this story-line and these characters. I’m looking forward to maybe reading snippets of the trio in future books! Their chemistry was on point from the very beginning and their sexy banter put a smile on my face!

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Meet The Author

 Samantha Lind is a contemporary romance author. Having spent the first 27 years of her life in Alaska, she now calls Iowa home where she lives with her husband and two sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, watching hockey (Go Knights Go!), and listening to country music.

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