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Jessica Song is tired of being a good girl, staying in a relationship well past closing time. Fresh from a breakup, she takes a walk on the wild side as a sports events intern.

Baseball rookie Jay Pak Ahn has been burned one too many times by good girls, especially his cheating ex-fiancée. When he meets wild Jessica, he throws away all caution to enjoy her to the fullest.

Jessica and Jay agree to a week of enchanting, starry-eyed dates and wild, unrestrained sex to get their exes out of their systems.

Their pasts collide, exposing the secrets in Jessica's heart and threatening Jay's position on the team. Jessica must leave her disappointment behind while Jay has to decide whether Jessica comes before baseball. What will they sacrifice to turn their fling into true love?

©2014 Rachelle Ayala (P)2017 Rachelle Ayala Publishing, LLC

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Enjoyable Novella

This story was entertaining. There was a lot of both characters jumping to the wrong conclusions but eventually they figured things out. The narrators did a great job and I will definitely look for more of their work.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Missouri
  • 11-25-17

Sizzling home run

Jess is on a job as a sports event intern. tx She hopes to find a hot baseball player for a fling to prove to herself ( and her inner voices) she can have a relationship with no feelings and get over her ex, Todd. When she meets Jae she lets her wild side loose.
Jae has been burned too many times but when he meets wild Jessica he decides to enjoy her the short time she is here.

Whoa! I am used to Rachelle's sweeter stories and this one really surprised me.
I did like it though. I think my favorite part is Jess's inner voices. I laughed so much it hurt. Todd also made me laugh. There is a couple twist I never saw coming.

I loved Charley Ongel, Tor Thom Narration. I love having both male and female voices in M/F romances. They brought so much life to the story and The female voices of Jessica's inner Goddess were just perfect.

If you are looking for a short. sexy, funny sports romance this is for you.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Quick, hot read

This is my first Rachelle Ayala book, but I won't be stopping here. I absolutely adored these characters, the story, the setting. She's taken my favorite sport--baseball--and given me a sexy novella in the process.

The narration is perfect. Charley Ongel and Tor Thom are always exciting to listen to. I swear, their voices, they are so smooth, sexy, and I never get enough.

"This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review."

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Fun and spicy

This book was a fun listen due to the outstanding performance of the narrators. The team of Charley Ongel and Tor Thom is great in how they deliver the emotions and conversations and dialogue. The story wasn't as much about baseball, but different cultures and relationships. As an older adult, I just didn't get a lot of the story. I have voluntarily reviewed this book that I requested. I will continue to listen to more books by Rachelle Ayala, Charley Ongel and Tor Thom.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • 09-03-17

Playing The Rookie

What did you love best about Playing the Rookie?

The story is unique and I like how the author adds humor, interesting story line and info on Asian culture.

Have you listened to any of Charley Ongel and Tor Thom ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is the first performance I've heard from these two narrators. They were great! I really enjoyed having both male and female reading their parts.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I found the parts when Jessica's channeled her inner goddess here very humorous.

Any additional comments?

Rachelle Ayala always brings us a good story. I found this one to have a perfect blend of humor, surprises, touching moments and enlightened us on some Asian culture and traditions.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Entertaining

This is a quick read from a baseball themed series. I have read two others in the series. I'm normally not into sports themed books but I have truly enjoyed this series. The players tend to make cameos in each others books which enhances my investment in the series.

This story involves Jessica, a spring training intern, and Jay. who has come to the US as a rookie to start spring training. There is a spark but will it ignite love or just passion?

I connected more with Jessica. I loved her inner goddess scenes.I liked Jay but just couldn't get into him as much. At first I thought it was because he is a male character. However I have read a few books by this author and this was the first time I had difficulty. Then it dawned on me it was the point of view. I think because each of them had their own narrator, Jay being written in third person was what threw me off. I don't believe I would have noticed as much if I were reading it on my Kindle.I enjoy the look into Asian culture. One of my favorite things about Ms Ayala's books is that I learn something while I am being entertained. She has a way of combining humor with respect in teaching us about different cultures and situations. It is a wonderful gift that helps bring harmony to a battered world.

This book is for mature readers. It is a heated romance that uses mild but somewhat explicit wording. I was listening and had the gardener hooked. I have a small Sitka Rose bush outside my window. He took over 2 hours to trim it, normally he is done in 15 minutes. I guess that is proof this book can be enjoyed by both women and men, Ha!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Another book knocked out of the park

Yet another grand slam written by Rachelle Ayala. This is a wonderful novella. I loved listening to it. I haven't ever listened to a book that was narrated by 2 people, and it kind of threw me in the beginning, but I did enjoy it.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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A cute story with a bit of sizzle

Playing the Rookie was a quick listen, and the story was well worth it. Jessica and Jay's story was not exactly what I was expecting. There were a few twists and turns that I didn't see coming! I also loved how Jessica's conversations with her inner goddess brought a touch of humor.

The interactions between the two narrators, Tor Thom and Charley Ongel, was spot on!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Funny and sexy story

Any additional comments?

I liked this story about Jay and Jessica. They meet in an unusual and hilarious way. I won't spoil it since you will have to hear it for yourself. Jessica has an inner voice that gets her into trouble a couple times when she tries to talk back in her head but accidentally speaks out loud. Jay is Korean and is brought to the US to play pitcher. Jessica, part Korean, is an intern for the summer baseball camp. They do have an attraction to each other but circumstances and misunderstandings keep them apart. I really enjoy Rachelle's way of bringing in different races to her stories. This was an interesting and enjoyable audio book with the narrators doing just their own parts. I really liked Charley Ongel and Tor Thom and would like to hear more from them. I highly recommend this book. I received a free copy in exchange for my honest review.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • JIM THORPE, PA, United States
  • 07-31-17

Breaking an asian stereotype!

A FUN read...with lots of laughs and heat. I couldn't get enough of the inner dialog / antics of Jessica's inner goddess...These two have an instant connection but have a few things to work out before they can come together.

Great Listen...worth the money...YES!

I was provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher in exchange for an honest review.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Lo
  • 10-22-17

Cute, Funny Read

This is a short funny, lighthearted sports romance. This maybe short, but it definitely packs a punch with how much it packs in.

Jay and Jessica definitely have plenty of chemistry which showed through Tor Thom and Charley Ongel's narration, who both did a great job bringing this story to life.

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

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • 09-06-17

Funny, sexy and sweet... a romantic homerun!

If you are looking for a quick, easy, sexy and sweet sports themed romance, this is it! Jessica and Jay's story is funny and charming but also reflects some of the insecurities of young love and past heartaches. I particularly enjoyed Jessica's somewhat cheeky inner goddess, who can be vocal at inappropriate times. Despite being short, Rachelle Ayala has managed to incorporate twists in the plot. The story also includes some subtle Korean cultural nuances which adds depth to the characters. Overall, an easy to listen to and enjoyable audiobook!

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

1 of 1 people found this review helpful