Change Up

By: Lacy Hart
Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (42 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Wes: Life on the road as a pro-ballplayer isn't without it's drawbacks. And now, without a team to play for, I find myself heading home. Maybe it's a good thing. I can focus on my daughter, Izzy, and my life. I need to get things straightened out, including that hole that I never filled after Izzy's mom left. But, is there anything that could keep me in town if another team came calling? 

Kristin: I came to Chandler to build a new life. But just a few months in, things abruptly changed. Wes Martin: professional baseball player, apparent local hero, and total hottie is back in town. Our chance meeting in my library is quickly leading to something more. I'm falling hard for this man. But am I just another notch on his belt? Will I come between he and his daughter? There are too many questions, so many complications. Yet... I can't get Was Martin out of my head.

©2018 Lacy Hart (P)2018 Lacy Hart

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Change up

Captivating and interesting sexy read. Very entertaining, I could not put it down. Wonderfully written with strong characters. I will follow this author this author. Great narrators too.

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I absolutely loved this book!!!

We first meet Kristine, a 20 something librarian, who had just moved to town. She is trying to come up with new ways to get local teens involved with reading, including book delivery. The first request comes from a local teen, who wants a book to read to her grandmother. Making the decision to deliver the book personally instead of mailing it out may have been the best choice Kris has ever made.

That’s where she meets Izzy Martin, teen daughter of local baseball legend Wes Martin. Thing in Kris’ life start to take a turn when Wes shows up in town after being let go by his team.

Sparks fly between them as they start to hang out and then the worst thing happens... Wes get offered to join another Baseball team. Can there love for each other survive everything that is coming between them or will they lose each other forever?

I love the book, loved the characters and the plot. I laughed, and cried through this book, but it brought up some tough points of being a single parent. I’m glad everything worked out in the end.

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Sweet Sports Romance

Can we just talk about how swoon worthy Wes is? I mean hot guy who’s party days are behind him looks good in baseball pants, is a single father from a small town. I mean come on, it shouldn’t even be legal. His chemistry with 20 something Librarian (dream job) Kristin is instant and HOT! I couldn’t forgive myself if I didn’t declare my love for Wes’s father. That man steals the show.

Really easy listen. The narrators are wonderful!

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Wes and Kristen

Wes is a 35 year old professional baseball player who has been a single father who has been raising his 15 year old daughter Izzy with the help of his parents since his ex-wife decided the small town lifestyle wasn’t for her. When he is released by the team for a younger player he heads home to re-evaluate his future.

Kristen has recently moved to Chandler to become the head librarian. She has plans for the library and is trying to create programs to interest the youth in town in what the library can do for them.

From the moment that Wes and Kristen meet they have an instant attraction but trying to balance his career, his daughter and Kristen is proving more difficult than he imagined.

This is a heartwarming romantic story which is set in a small town. The characters are all well developed and Wes is not your typical jock which just makes you like him more. I received a complimentary copy of the audiobook and I thought the narrators did a great job of bringing the story to life.

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Baseball and Romance!

The author did a really great job writing this sports themed romance. It is on the sweeter side of the romance spectrum and it is a heartwarming tale. The story flows very smoothly with characters that feel genuine and seem more down to earth. This was a pleasure to listen to as we watch Wes and Kristen's relationship develop over the course of the story. Also, it does have a happily ever after!

I think the dual narration was a great touch to this well written story. Since the point of view alternates between Wes and Kristen throughout, I feel as though having two narrators really helped magnify the writing and the feelings the characters experienced. Both did a fabulous job and I really enjoyed their performances.

I received a review copy at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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Sweet story

This was fun sweet story. I really liked the characters and their chemistry. The narration was great.

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Wow

Loved this sweet book and the characters! Lacy does a great job of the books pacing and I fell in love with Kristin and Wes! Great job!

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Baseball and love..the perfect combination

Just when you think you have everything figured out in life it all falls to pieces. Wes has been playing professional baseball for 15 years and gets cut from his team before opening day. Going back home is time for him to reconnect with his family and finally time for him to take over the care of his daughter. But crossing paths with the new librarian Kristen leads to instant chemistry and hot passion. Will this new relationship make it hard on Wes and his daughter? Or will being called back to baseball put an end to his new romance? With a beautiful heartwarming storyline and great characters this book is a must read. This had the perfect ending. These were the a great choice for narrators.

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Loved it!

I loved this book. The story-line is witty and fun. The narrators did a wonderful job. I will definitely be listening to more books written by Lacy Hart and narrated by Juliana Solo and Daniel James Lewis!

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Who doesn’t love a good baseball story??

This is a good story that has feeling. These characters are struggling with a couple different things. They have family strife, job struggles and fitting in with a new town. There is some fun times, great friends and family.

Secondary characters are wonderful. The parents really added and helped this story move along. I loved how the Mom would say the Dads (Wyatt..) name when Wes needed something “explained” to him that she thought he should already know. Ha ha! Plus the dad really helps out with Kristin when she is struggling. Very nice!

Overall this is a good heartfelt story. It has some ups and downs that make the story good. The story had a nice flow to it. The characters are well rounded and have some growth to them. I did listen to this on audio. The two narrators did a wonderful job.

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  • Karin Anderson
  • 09-18-19

Standalone Novel

Standalone Novel.

Kristin just started her job as her new town's librarian when she meets Wes, former baseball star. He's home after losing his job, but somehow his family has moved on without him. His daughter, Izzy, is a moody teenager who lives with his parents most of the year. Now, he doesn't know how to connect with her as a father. When Izzy finds Kristin with her father, she loses it. Wes just needs a little time to figure out how to make it all work, but he is offered a fantastic opportunity at just the wrong moment.

If you're looking for a book that doesn't have sugar-coated characters and shows the balance required for real life, this is the book for you!

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  • Nikki Costello
  • 08-04-19

Single Dad, sports romance.

Change Up by Lacy Hart is a single dad sports romance, narrated by Juliana Solo and Daniel James Lewis that I thoroughly enjoyed.

Wes is a professional baseball player, he's also a single dad to 15 year old Isabelle. When life throws a curve-ball and Wes finds himself back in his home town indefinitely he meets Kristen.
Kristen is the local librarian and when she meets Wes she has no idea who he really is, there is this immediate chemistry between them even though Wes is 13 years her senior but with Wes having a teenage daughter the age gap will be the least of her worries.

I have listened to a Lacy Hart book before with these same narrators and although I didn't feel much of a connection with them in that book I can certainly say that with this book all that changed.

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  • Nina B.
  • 08-04-19

Loved it!

I love this book. Wes goes through a hard time losing his job, getting to know his teenage daughter, and his mom is battling cancer. He meets Kristin and she makes him happy but not sure how to divide his time getting to know his daughter, helping his mom & dad, figuring out a new job, and falling in love with Kristin. So well written and read. I enjoy the male/female narration the best.

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  • Jessica71208
  • 04-02-19

A sweet love story

This was a really enjoyable audiobook both the story and the narrators. In the story the couple has alot to over come with an age difference and one of them having a teenage daughter. I feel like this story was vary relatable to real world situations. Overall I really enjoyed this audiobook.
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  • Krisz
  • 03-30-19

Lovely sports romance

Kristen and Wes's story was a well written sports romance. It's been a while since I read one of those so I enjoyed it very much.
I liked both characters. Kristen was more mature than her years and Wes found out that there was more in life than baseball.

Both narrators did a good job. Out of the two of them I liked Daniel James Lewis's performance better. For me his voice conveyed emotions more realistically. It was harder for me to experience a dramatic moment narrated with Juliana Solo's singsong voice. Also there was a palpable difference in the quality of the two recordings.

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  • Julie D (Audio and Book Jewels)
  • 03-28-19

This is a very sweet, easy listen!

This is a well written, very sweet story of two wonderful people. The how and why you’ll have to read about. A single dad who has been away a lot, with a daughter who he adores, but doesn’t get to spend enough time with.

What happens when the meet is a very nice story with a few twists. Go listen and find out for yourself!!

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  • Terri D
  • 03-12-19

Older man, younger woman

Change Up is a sweet love story about a pro baseball player that has been dropped by his team, he heads home and finds the local librarian is someone he wants to get to know. There is a large age gap between these two as well as struggles with his 15 year old daughter and his career.

The narration is really good for this story. They keep your interest throughout and make it believable. I received a code from Audiobook Obsessions to listen and review and give my honest opinion. I enjoyed it, it's a solid 4 for me.

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  • Shakera
  • 02-26-19

Wes + Kristin= Adorable!

I generally don't do a lot of sports romance stories, but I thought this was absolutely adorable. Wes is a stand-up guy who lost his spot on the team because, in the world of baseball, 35 is old. Hey, everyone has a birthday! He meets Kristin, the local librarian, and sparks fly! I thought they were great together. It took me a while to warm up to Izzy. There was one moment, she made me extremely angry. But she came around, just as I did. What was missing for me was conflict. Other than Izzy, there wasn't any real drama. I'm okay with that, but it would have been nice to have. The narrations were spot on and the sweet personalities injected into each character made the story sweet and endearing.

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  • Alisha Reynolds
  • 02-05-19

Homerun in the romance department

Sweet single dad learns what is important in life. Wes is a professional baseball player who is a single dad to a 15 year old daughter. Wes falls for the sweet and younger librarian. They both need to work out their feelings for each other. In the end they find out that Kristin is an amazing girl who loves both Wes and his daughter Izzy.

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  • angeljoy
  • 12-20-18

sweet romance

Loved this romance. I loved Kristen's character and how she stood up for herself. Wes was the ultimate hot ball player! Good read.