Review – The Curve by Leslie Pike

Posted April 15, 2022 by Carole in Reviews / 12 Comments

I received this book for free from the Publicist. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review – The Curve by Leslie PikeThe Curve by Leslie Pike
Narrator: Joe Arden, Maxine Mitchell
Series: Swift #1
Published by Independently Published on April 8, 2022
Genres: Romance
Length: 4 hours 29 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Publicist
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four-stars

Atticus Swift has the world by the balls. He's got timing and a natural rhythm in life that serves him well. The sexy Memphis Mavericks catcher is passionate about his career. Everything else requires little effort from him. For the Swift dynasty, baseball runs in their blood. It practically gallops.Sidelined by an injury, he spots a woman across the room at a signing. And she's paying him no attention. Her focus is on a shy teenage girl.Charlotte Bay is dedicated to her responsibilities. And even though she dreams of romance and love, no man has gotten close enough to figure that out. Because above all, Charlotte's a single mother whose goal is to raise a happy, confident child. Daughter Mallory has scars, emotional and physical. Both mother and child are a little broken, but even personal trials have an expiration date. And maybe their time has arrived.

This was a fun sports romance! I was in the mood for a lighter listen and this audiobook narrated by Joe Arden and Maxine Mitchell really hit the spot. I fell for Atticus, Charlotte, and Mallory right away and I was hooked by the story until the very end. Once I put my headphones on, I kept them on until the story drew to a close because I just had to see how everything would work out for this group of characters. I was thoroughly entertained by this delightful romance.

Atticus is a baseball and when he sees Charlotte at an event, he knows that he needs to meet her. Charlotte is a single mother of a young teenage girl who has trouble making friends due to the burn scars she cannot hide. Charlotte is so focused on raising her daughter that she isn’t sure that she wants to give Atticus a chance but he finally is able to convince her to go on a date. The chemistry between Atticus and Charlotte was wonderfully done. I also really liked how the relationship between Atticus and Malory grew over the course of the story.

Joe Arden and Maxine Mitchell did a fantastic job with the narration of this story. I thought that their voices complimented each other perfectly. I thought that both of the narrators did a wonderful job of bringing their characters to life and I think that they added a lot of emotion to their reading. I do believe that their narration added to my overall enjoyment of the story.

I would recommend this story to fans of contemporary romance. This is a shorter novella-length piece that tells a very big story. I had a great time with this feel-good romance filled with fantastic characters and hope to read more of the series in the future.

I received a digital review copy of this book from the author/publicist.

About Leslie Pike

USA TODAY bestselling author, Leslie Pike, has loved expressing herself through the written word since she was a child. The first romance “book” she wrote was at ten years old. The scene, a California Beach. The hero, a blonde surfer. The ending, happily forever after.

Leslie’s passion for film and screenwriting eventually led her to Texas for eight years, writing for a prime time CBS series. She’s traveled the world as part of film crews, from Africa to Israel, New York to San Francisco. Now she finds her favorite creative adventures taking place in her home, in Southern California, writing Contemporary Romance.

12 responses to “Review – The Curve by Leslie Pike

    • I feel like there are a lot more hockey romances out there. I have read just a couple of baseball stories. This was definitely worth a listen.

  1. I purchased a copy of the ebook in 2020, but never got around to reading it. I may need to bump it up on my list.