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Playing Without Rules Audiobook

Playing Without Rules: Men of Spring Baseball, Book 1

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A ballplayer's girlfriend hides his daughter from him because she fears he's like his abusive father.

Marcia Powers wants nothing to do with ballplayer Brock Carter, especially after she told him to go away and pursue his dreams. She has more than she can handle with an elderly father, a business to run, and a four-year-old daughter posing as her baby sister.

Brock Carter's back in town to rekindle his romance with Marcia, and this time, he's not letting her run him out of town. Marcia is unable to resist Brock, but determined to keep her secret.

Brock's already lost his heart to Marcia once. Will he lose every dream, including baseball, when he discovers the real reason Marcia sent him away?

©2015 Rachelle Ayala (P)2017 Rachelle Ayala Publishing, LLC

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    NancyB 10-23-17
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    "Emotionally Intense."

    This well written and preformed story is another in a long list by this author that provides us with hours of entertainment and enjoyment. This story handles serious topics as well as how to deal with them as an adult. The characters are complex. The storyline moves quickly. I love that this series is being offered in audio format, to me this brings the personalities to life. This authors work is always worth the investment of your time and money!

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    Adriana B USA 10-19-17
    Adriana B USA 10-19-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Emotional second chance romance"

    This was an emotional listen. I enjoyed listening to it, although, I found it a bit hard to connect with the main character. I could understand why Marcia did not tell Brock she was pregnant but I found a bit odd the way Marcia treated her daughter. Brock left and she stayed in her hometown. I assumed everyone would have seen her pregnant and would have known she had a daughter. I found it strange her daughter did not call her mom. It seemed she was hiding her daughter from everyone.

    Narration was ok and brought the story to life. Tor did an excellent job narrating, but for some reason, I think Charley sounded a bit detached
    From the story.

    I enjoy Rachelle Ayala’s writing. The book wraps up nicely with a HEA and no cliffhangers. There is some drama and some sweet moments. It is a bit of a rollercoaster ride.

    "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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    Rhonda 10-17-17
    Rhonda 10-17-17
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    "Second Chance at Love"

    Marcia and Brock dated about 5 years ago. They were going to get married and then he was called up to the minors baseball league. He told her that he didn't want children so she sent him on his way without telling him that she was pregnant. Now 5 years later, Brock is signed with the baseball team in town. Marcia passes off her daughter as her sister to Brock. They are still attracted to each other but his past with his father abusing him comes between them.
    Marcia has to learn to trust Brock and let him know about his daughter.

    Rachelle Ayala has again brought real life problems to her stories and we get to see how they overcome all their problems and misunderstandings.

    I really like the way this is narrated by Tor Thom and Charley Ongel doing the voices for male and female instead of a single voice doing them. It brings so much more to the hearing.
    I can't wait for another Men of Spring Baseball since this is Book 1

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    PATRICIA 10-16-17
    PATRICIA 10-16-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Hitting it out of the park again!"

    I have fallen in love with this series of baseball players. This story introduces Brock and Marcia. They were high school sweethearts with big dreams and an abundant future. At least that is what they thought. When Brock leaves for his baseball team, and then comes back 5 years later, he is sure of his feelings and can't wait to get back together with Marcia. But will it be that easy? The two of them have things to deal with. Again, Rachelle Ayala amazes me with what she can include in a short novel. This one includes second chances, domestic abuse, death of parents, dealing with anger, single parenthood and aiding aging parents. These are all handled elegantly so that you don't even realize they are all being addressed in this story of happily ever after. I love how she can do that!

    With this great story, Ayala uses the talented team of Tor Thom and Charley Ongel. They are able to take this book and convey the hurt and frustration that Marcia feels, the fear and anguish that Brock feels and together the love that this couple has for each other. Another well performed story that the narration will bring both tears and smiles to your face.

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    Shadowplay 10-15-17
    Shadowplay 10-15-17
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    "Heartbreaking and Unforgettable"

    I feel in love with this story filled with hard fought and well deserved love. The characters surprised me throughout the story because there was so much more to their depth then you originally assumed. They had a mind of their own and a strong will that took the story through many twists and turns. I was hard pressed to be pulled away from the wonderfully entertaining and beautifully captivating performance of the narrators. They are an incredible pair that worked flawlessly together and gave the story so many more dimensions then the print version alone. My heart was completely and utterly lost the magnificent heart and soul that made these wonderful characters come to life. What an exciting and unforgettable adventure!

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    "Great Second Chance Romance"

    This is a second chance romance, which is a really emotional listen. This is a very well written and well developed story, which draws you in straight away.

    The chemistry between Brock and Marcia is great, they are real and relatable.

    Tor Thom and Charley Ongel did a great job narrating and bringing the story to life.

    “I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

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