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Peek Inside Covering All the Bases

Isla just went from amazing first date to holy heck I’m your boss in the span of an hour.

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Talk about a wild day... As if being summoned to the deathbed of a grandfather she didn’t know existed wasn’t enough––Isla Bennett meets the man of her dreams. Spends an amazing day playing tourist around Nashville with him. And then finds out she’s inherited the Nashville Slammers major league baseball team. Oh, and her new dream man? He’s the Slammers’ star power hitter. Isla just went from amazing first date to holy heck I’m your boss in the span of a day.

Liam Cruz can’t believe how refreshing it was to spend a day with someone who didn’t know his batting average, the size of his last contract, or heck, even that he’s a baseball player. Now Isla’s thrust into the spotlight, and though she’s more than capable of handling herself professionally, he takes it upon himself to teach her everything he can about the game that is his whole life. But they’ll have to keep it on the DL.

Because doing what’s best for the team means they can never be together––and that might be the toughest play of all.

Praise

“I always enjoy Jody Holford's writing and this book was a homerun!” -Carolyn P., Goodreads

“I completely adored this premise and Ms. Holford nailed the meet-cute.  I was sucked in immediately and charmed by the chemistry between Isla and Liam.  Their connection was a bit fast and furious, but it was also incredibly sweet and there were moments between them that took my "awww" to the next level.  That is, they set my heart to fluttering and kept a smile glued to my face.” -Shelly S., Goodreads

Covering All the Bases by Jody Holford a five-star read that will smash you out of the park.” -Sara O., Goodreads

“I did not put this one down! Jody Holford steps into the world of baseball and hits a home run with this insanely good read. I totally fell for Liam from the first page and the romance with Isla was crazy good! The characters are incredibly well written and the plot is absolutely perfect. Even the secondary characters came to life right off the pages.” -Lori Z., Goodreads

Jody Holford knocks one out of the park with this stellar baseball romance!” – Erika C., NetGalley

“it tugged on the heartstrings and left me with an unshakable smile! If you are in the mood for a feel-good story with bits of steam then I highly recommend you take a chance on this one, it's just what you need!” -Misty P., Goodreads

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781640638037
Series: For Love of the Game , Book 1
Release Date: Jun 10, 2019
Page Count: 350
Imprint: bliss
Genre: contemporary, sports romance
Tropes: boss and employee, enemies to lovers, forbidden love/off limits, mistaken identity

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By K November 19, 2019

This book was very good. The writing is extremely good. Isla has a death in the family (a family member she never met) and is very upset about it. She takes shelter from the rain and meets Liam. The book takes off from there. The support characters in this book feel very authentic. And I really l... ...more

By Rhonda June 06, 2019

I’ve had the opportunity to read one other book of this author’s, and enjoyed it very much, so when the chance came up to read another, I jumped at the chance. Covering all the Bases is a story about a Major League Baseball player, Liam, who is bartending in his and his twin sisters bar when Isla... ...more

By Susan's Reviews June 10, 2019

My thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for a free ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
The romance between Isla Bennett and Liam Cruz was heartwarming. Isla's relationship with her father and brother leave a lot to be desired - they don't respect her business abilitie... ...more

By D.M. May 23, 2019

I’ve read a few books by this author and this one is a bit of a crazy rollercoaster. Isla grandfather is in his deathbed and she needs to go visit him. Her family dynamics leave her in need of somewhere to stay.

Her relationship with Liam takes off right from the start. He’s her dream guy but her... ...more

By Bookgasms May 28, 2019

Sports romance is one of my very favorite romance genres, and I am also a big Jody Holford fan. It took just one peek at the synopsis on this book, and I knew I was going to need to read it!

I completely adored this premise and Ms. Holford nailed the meet-cute. I was sucked in immediat... ...more

By Elaine June 08, 2019

This is a really heartwarming emotional roller coaster ride with a great couple and their two very contrasting families involved.

Isla Bennett has received a call to tell her that the grandfather she didn't know existed is on his death bed but would like to see her. She flies off to Na... ...more

By Jamie Lee June 11, 2019

Covering all the Bases by Jody Holford was my first book by this author and I really liked it. It's a really sweet romance between a baseball player and the new owner of his team. Love to read more by this author. ...more

By Jacki May 10, 2019

4.5☆
I liked it!

What I liked:
The writing style
The characters
Part of a series: For the Love of the Game
Standalone
HEA
Epilogue

I look forward to reading the next book in this series.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC from NetGalley. ...more

By Claire May 10, 2019

This is Jody Holford at her best....Covering all the bases is brilliant, I’ve loved all her books but this one was just exceptional. I think I fell in love with Liam by the first paragraph and I loved the heroine Isla, she was so strong yet so vulnerable at the same time, there was so many good c... ...more

By The Book Junkie Reads . . . June 20, 2019

Let me start of saying that this reminded me a bit of another particular lady that inherited a major league team unexpectedly. I love watching how these strong women in their own right rise to the occasion and prove their nay sayers wrong. In more ways than one.

There was just something about Cru... ...more

By Isha June 09, 2019

Covering All the Bases (For the Love of the Game, #1) by Jody Holford  
 
Time just flew by. I am utterly in love Isla and Liam. Holford draws from the adage that good things can happen to good people. Isla is proof of that. In one day, her whole life changes. Then she falls in love and... ...more

By Bette June 10, 2019

Excellent sweet read that is filled with humor and a fun romance. Isla and Liam are great characters with a wonderful meet-cute. When the whirlwind of Isla's life wraps them up and leaves them on opposite side of the baseball diamond life really gets complicated and a whole lot of fun. I wanted t... ...more

By Amanda June 12, 2019

*I got this book from Entangled Publishing for my honest review*

I really loved this book. Jody Holford is becoming an author that I'm really coming to love. The pacing, romance, and characters were all done so well.

I did a full review for this book on my blog. Feel free to check it o... ...more

By Brenda June 05, 2019

Synopsis:

Talk about a wild day... As if being summoned to the deathbed of a grandfather she didn’t know existed wasn’t enough––Isla Bennett meets the man of her dreams. Spends an amazing day playing tourist around Nashville with him. And then finds out she’s inherited the Nashville Sl... ...more

By Connie June 10, 2019

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Entangled Publishing and NetGalley and I am voluntarily reviewing.

I adored this story. Unfortunately I started it late in the day and stayed up late to finish it. I could not put it down. I was so thoroughly enchanted with Isla inherit... ...more

By Jennifer June 21, 2019

Isla Bennett is a woman with a big heart, whose family doesn't treat her well at all. And it's never more clear as when she's summoned to her dying grandfather's bedside, a grandfather she didn't even know she had because he father kept them away from him, then to make matters worse, she didn't g... ...more

By Ayekah May 24, 2019

I did not put this one down! Jody Holford steps into the world of baseball and hits a home run with this insanely good read. I totally fell for Liam from the first page and the romance with Isla was crazy good! The characters are incredibly well written and the plot is absolutely perfect. Even th... ...more

By Laurie September 15, 2019

"Covering all the Bases" is the first book I've read by Jody Holford, but it won't be the last. This story was cute and sweet, featuring likeable, well-developed main characters who seemed like an excellent match for each other. I'm not usually a fan of stories in which the main characters seem t... ...more

By Char (1RadReader59) August 20, 2019

Isla Bennet is wondering why she is in Nashville after being summoned there by a grandfather that she never knew she had. Arriving soon after he passed she is now in a bar because she is still trying to process everything that had transpired in the last 24 hours. Sitting at the bar she is taking... ...more

By Rhi June 18, 2019

Covering all the Bases is a cute sport’s romance that goes beyond just the attractive sportsman and the beautiful woman who falls for him. Isla travels to Nashville to meet the grandfather she never knew existed, but he dies before she can get there. Finding out that he left her ownership of the... ...more

By Tara June 09, 2019

Liam and Isla had an insta-connection and a sweet romance. Liam is a baseball player who also helps out at his family's bar. When Isla walks into the bar, looking forlorn, something draws him to her and he tries ot get her to smile. Isla is in a new town to bury her grandpa, whom she didn't even... ...more

By Sofia June 14, 2019

Covering All the Bases is the first book in the For the Love of the Game series by Jody Holford. The main characters are Liam the power hitter for Nashville Slammers and owner of the bar Isla goes to when she first arrives in the city. Isla has just lost the grandfather she didn't know she had be... ...more

Isla Bennett has never had a choice about how to live her life, her manipulative father had it all planned out for her and it was his way or nothing. For years he has ruled her life with an iron fist, and kept her in the dark when it came to her family.

She never knew that she had a grandfather t... ...more

By Paula June 10, 2019

Covering All the Bases by Jody Holford is the beginning of what I hope is a long run series. It is without a doubt, my favorite romance written by Ms. Holford. That is really saying something since I am not a great sports romance fan. Baseball is important to the story but it is not as important... ...more

By Becky June 11, 2019

Reviewed on my blog, Becky on Books, on 6/11/19.

Such an adorable read!

I really enjoyed Liam and Isla's story. I'm not a huge fan of baseball--neither is Isla, before she inherits a baseball team!--but of course you don't have to be to enjoy a baseball romance :) Isla and Liam have incredib...

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Jody Holford

About the author

Jody Holford

Jody Holford lives in British Columbia with her family. She's a huge fan of Rainbow Rowell, Nora Roberts, Carly Phillips, Rachel Gibson, Sophia Kinsella, and Emily Giffen. She's unintentionally funny and rarely on time for anything. She writes multiple genres but her favourite is romance.

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