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Publisher's Summary

Fastballs. Fast cars. Fast women. 

They are how I've learned to cope. But then life throws me a curveball. I may never play the game I love again.  

Then I meet her. She represents everything I've lost - in the best and worst of ways. She may be the only one who can get me back in the game. And I'm not just talking about baseball.  

Get this sexy sports romance now!

©2018 Samantha Christy (P)2018 Samantha Christy

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Perfect EVERTHING! Loved the story & Erin Mallon and Zach Webber narrate! *drool*

I loved this audiobook! The romance was was beautiful and the chemistry was sizzling. The storyline of love
and loss was squeezed my heart and never let it go. Riley was everything I wanted in a heroine: Strong, smart, sassy, and could go toe-to-toe with Brady. And what can I say about Brady? I loved him! He broke my heart at times, but put it back together and always kept me wanting more. The chemistry and passion between he and Riley was unreal and had me turning up my AC in late November! Their banter had me thoroughly entertained and a constant smile on my face. I even found myself tearing up a little at the end. Now that I look back I can’t believe this audiobook is nine hours long! It flew by and I still wanted more! I’m an official Samantha Christy fan and I’m running to listen to the other books in this series right away.

Narration was done by the audio-rockstars Erin Mallon and Zachary Webber so it was basically perfection. These two are automatic one-click narrators for me. If they narrate it, I’m buying it. Their narration here is absolutely effortless and you can’t help but get lost in the story and emotions. 5+ Stars.

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10 STARS!!!

I LOVE this series!!! Man did Brady’s story break my freaking heart!! But it also put it back together! I loved Brady and Rylee’s story so much! I really love how this series not only gives you layers of characters and their stories but also teaches the game!! A lot of sports romances are not really about the game itself and this series gives us a lot of everything and its awesome. I love Samantha Christy’s writing style and this one was just as epic as every other story she writes.
And to top it off she always picks THE BEST narrators in the industry and I love her for that! they did an amazing job!

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Another 5 star read!!

This is one of my favorite books for Samantha Christy. The love this couple have for each other just jumps of the pages, a very well written and beautiful love story. Do yourself a favour and get this book :)

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Great story except

I didn't like splitting up the narration into part 1 and part 2. It didn't allow us to hear about Brady's healing from his own perspective, only through the eyes of Riley.

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Swoon worthy second chance romance

Don't you know, Rylee - You're everything to me. My Holy Grail. My jackpot. My perfect game.

Samantha Christy always deliver. Erin Mallon and Zachary Webber really bring Brady and Rylee's story to life. Brady started as a wounded and bitter man who have never faced the losses of his past when he met Rylee who was the team PT tasked to helped with his recovery. Rylee is strong and has secrets of her own to bear. They started out as friends and as the relationship developed and secrets are slowly reveal, you can feel the breakup and the possible heartache is hidden. You will ache for them and love every minute of it. Can't wait for Sawyer's story to complete the trilogy.

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It was ok.

I’m not feeling the same love for BENCHING BRADY as I did for book 1, CATCHING CADEN. I know Brady has suffered a tragic loss and his pain is awful, but I felt more sympathy towards him in CATCHING CADEN where he was a compelling secondary character.

Although the writing is very good, I feel the potential for a gripping romance between Brady and Rylee was unrealised and I can't pinpoint why. The story was good, but not great. Perhaps BENCHING BRADY suffers unfairly from standing in the shadow of CATCHING CADEN’s extraordinary emotional impact on me. Nevertheless, because of CATCHING CADEN, I'll keep reading Samantha Christy's work.

BENCHING BRADY is the second stand-alone book in the Perfect Game Series. I would recommend reading the books in order because BENCHING BRADY contains important spoilers for CATCHING CADEN.

Narrator Zachary Webber was perfection (as usual). I always need a little adjustment period for Erin Mallon’s breathy way of speaking. Then I enjoy her work too. Overall, I loved the performances here.

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A Perfect Audiobook

I can't say enough about this book. The last few chapters had me on the edge of my seat in tears! Can I just say how much I love Erin and her female & Male voices?

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Perfect

Reading the book was great, listening brought it to a whole new level. I loved it!

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Beautiful story and wonderful narration

I loved Brady so much in Catching Caden and really wanted to know his story. It didn't disappoint! It was beautiful story and I especially loved the great respect for his first wife. A lot of times I feel writers trying to justify the second love by making it greater then the first, sometimes its actually being said and sometimes it little things a ND comments. In this one there wasn't anything like that and I loved it. you can have another love , you don't need to compare. Yes if Natalie was still alive maybe Brady wouldn't even look at Riley or maybe he and Natalie wouldn't have worked out. we will never know and it doesn't matter. This writer got that and I loved it!
I didn't like the separation of the narrative of the book (first part Brady point of view, second part Riley). That's why I gave the story 4 stars. I felt that we didn't get to be part of Brady's growth in the second half and weren't didn't get to see the process he was going through that made him finally take the leap.. Yes, I can bridge the gap but it's not the same.

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A Good One!

I really enjoyed this book. I was instantly drawn in and it never lost my interest. I loved watching Rylie and Brady’s love story unfold as it culminated into why we read these “fairy Tale” type romance books. Truth is, we want that happy ending, no matter what. My only issue is I didn’t like that Zachary Webber read the first half and Erin Mallon read the last half. I’m a huge Webber fan and his being gone for the last half the story, was something I didn’t care for.

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  • Beverley Miller
  • 11-01-20

Great story

love the storyline, the end of the book was unexpected, but I love that the author went there.
Give me Zachary Webber's voice any day. He is one of my favourite narrators.

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  • Zoeb
  • 12-11-19

Love it.

Oh Brady’s is such a sad story, he’s all front to protect himself. Until he meets Rylee. Then everything changes.

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  • ILoveToRead
  • 08-06-19

Absolutely loved this!

A great audiobook with fantastic narration! I loved the first book and loved this one as well! Sports romance is one of my favorites! This one has all the feels and emotion and the narrators bring it out in their performance as always. They are top notch and if you haven’t heard them you are missing out.
Great audiobook!

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  • Mrs. C. Hunt
  • 04-16-19

Benching Brady

This is a great second book in the series with strong characters and say passed to get over. Read brilliantly by Erin Mallon and Zachary Webber.

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  • laura
  • 11-06-18

Wow

Love love love this book- I laughed, cried, cried ... cried more, swooned - great story, relatable characters - another amazing read from this author.

Brady’s past, wow, sooo sad,

Rylee, could she be the one to change the play boy of baseball - I’m trying to hard not to give spoilers here, but this is such an amazing book, clearly well researched by the author, I felt all Brady’s emotions after his injury, emotions dealing with his past and facing his future, stunning book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-04-21

Nice

Really enjoyed this ♥️ story !! Worth a read ... very sweet!!! Surprised me throughout.. just lovely and easy to listen to

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  • Dale Gardiner
  • 07-09-21

ANOTHER 5 HOME RUN STARS

Another satisfying and enjoyable outing from Samantha. Appearances from previously introduced characters easily settles you back into that world and it all flows beautifully. Now for Sawyer!!

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  • Jade B
  • 12-08-20

Benching Brady

This book is emotional, and sweet and all the things a good romance book should be. I really enjoyed it!

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  • karen grave
  • 07-04-19

nice romance with a likeable twist

was kinda hoping we'd hear alternate thoughts from Brady and Riley as when part 2 came and it was all Riley I was left wondering Brady's thought pattern and what changed his mind...,a mind that we heard the 1st half of the book so determined not to go where he fell Into in the 2nd half.
but love hearing all my fav characters surrounding this story....good writing great narrator's....as usual....and nice HEA

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-17-18

Beautiful!!

Loved it. Another great story read by my two favourite narrators. You'll want to laugh then cry then smile. A heartwarming story that's a must listen to pick