After five years spent proving his innocence in a gambling scheme, Jimmy Doyle Walker is back on the field for the Washington Diplomats. Given one season to demonstrate he can still contribute to the team, he guards his secrets well, knowing exposure of his unorthodox sex life would create a career-ending scandal. When he meets Evelyn Gardner, she tests his resolve, and he risks everything to show her the delights to be found in his arms.
Living day-to-day as a switchboard operator, Evelyn Gardner loathes the sexual cravings that cost her the home and family she'd always dreamed of. When she meets Jimmy Doyle Walker, the sexy first baseman for the Washington Diplomats, at a church revival meeting, he challenges her beliefs and her expectations. Determinedly, he seduces her through erotic letters, sensual gifts, and sexual play, until she dares dream she can have satisfaction and respectability.
Too bad her father, the preacher, seems set on ruining not only their reputations but also their lives.
I loved Jimmy and Evelyn from the start, and enjoyed their romance! The narrator did a great job with the voices and bringing the characters to life!
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Roz has a good story with characters that are sweet and devoted to each other. I loved the main theme that it’s alright to enjoy sex. It was not a very sex positive time during the time period this story takes place so I appreciate the characters exploring that aspect of their relationship. I also enjoyed the setting and could see it in my mind as being something that could have happened during the time period. I give it a 4/5!
For the narration I think Harper did a great job with these characters! Sometimes guys don’t voice women well, but he did an excellent job making them distinct and sound natural! I also appreciated his tone and the overall audio production. It was smooth and clear! I give it a 5/5!
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Roz Lee. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
Would you listen to Suspended Game again? Why?
Maybe. I enjoyed the story and he narration.
What did you like best about this story?
I liked this story and I didn’t expect to when I realised when it was set. Historical stories are a genre that I generally avoid.
The main 2 characters are likable and in their own way they are strong. They have both experienced being judged cruelly.
Jimmy was banned from playing professional baseball for 5 years for being wrongly accused of illegal gambling.
Jimmy encourages Evelyn to accept that the person she is and like that person. He shows her not just that it is ok to enjoy sex. He helps her accept that she is not the disgrace that her preacher father and husband were convinced that she was.
Have you listened to any of Jay Harper’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
No, this was my first.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Love can make you strong again.
Any additional comments?
Roz Lee writes of a pain from being belittled and shamed and made to feel that she is going to hell purely for finding sex pleasurable.
The author addresses the older belief that a woman should have sex only to please her husband and get pregnant.
Roz shows that the right person can help heal the damage that other people have inflicted and help view themselves in a more positive light.
The sex is well described and written in a way that even though it is a dom/ sub sexual setting, there is an element of romance and respect.
Jay Harper narrates this story so well! He makes it clear who is talking without overly changing his voice which is a big positive because the story flows so well. He narrates the sexual scenes really well, he has a talent for making them flow with the same skill that he makes during every other part of the book.
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.