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Practice makes perfect, but can a fake romance lead to real love?
Nationals first baseman, Cole Collins is in trouble. He's up for contract renegotiation, but after too many late-night parties, he needs some positive publicity before he can make the roster. So when the last woman he ever expected wins a date with him at a charity auction, Cole realizes he's found his fake fiancee. She’s gorgeous and smart and he’s instantly hooked.
Liza Sutherland isn’t looking for love. Especially not with a notorious playboy like Cole Collins, the guy she secretly obsessed over as an awkward teenager. When Cole's agent makes Liza a deal she can’t refuse—a bet she will fall in love with Cole or a cool half mil goes to charity—the game is on. Even if it means betting against her own heart.
Review posted on Way Too Hot Books
The Practice Proposal by Tracy March is perfect novel for all of you who like good romance involving good girl and womanizing sports player. Bad boy will see everything wrong in his previous relationships and good girl will find her inner bad girl. A little bit... ...more
The Practice Proposal is such a fun story. I had a tough time pulling myself away from it and am now ready for baseball season to start! Tracy's writing is smooth, the plot moved along at a good pace and her descriptions of people and places makes you feel like you are right there in the story wi... ...more
Slick‘s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
This is one of those books that I saw the publisher’s blurb on Facebook and I raced to buy it. I’m a sucker for any book with a baseball theme, I can’t help it. I know there are readers out there that are huge football, hockey, and ba... ...more
If you are in the mood for a light-hearted, feel good romance, look no further. I really enjoyed it. I am also a sports fan, so the fact the main character is a hottie baseball player was a bonus ;) This was also my first Tracy March read and was impressed with her writing style and how quickly s... ...more
I have to say even thought I am not a fan of baseball nor do I watch it, I still very much enjoyed The Practice Proposal and it's sweet plot.
After winning a charity-auction date she didn't even bid on, Liza Sutherland ends up on a date with her families rival teams baseman Cole Collins – a boy wh... ...more
Oh my goodness...I loved this book. I'll start by saying that I am an absolute sucker for baseball players, so this book was right up my alley. The Practice Proposal was so sweet and exactly what I look for in a short read.
Despite the length, I got a full story. I absolutely loved these characte... ...more
Spring arrived and I was ready for some baseball – or more preferably a good baseball romance. And along came a new-to-me-author inviting me out to the ballgame. It was a winner even though it included a few strikeouts and some foul balls.
Cole and Liza met as youngsters. She crushed on him but h... ...more
Well I am just completely smitten. Absolutely and utterly. I adored The Practice Proposal, Cole and Liza and everything about them. So I'm gonna gush a bit and I'm gonna shake my fist at Tracy March at the same time because the woman put me in a reading funk like you wouldn't believe! 5 whole day... ...more
Reviewed for Read Your Writes Book Reviews
I was looking for a comfort read and a book to make me enjoy reading again and I found both in THE PRACTICE PROPOSAL by Tracy March.
Liza Sutherland is a twenty-seven-year old who is “happily” living in her own little s... ...more
My full review, including quotes, can be found on the Pretty Sassy Cool.
The daughter of a famed baseball player, Liza Sutherland has grown up around the sport her whole life. When her mother enters a charity auction bid in Liza’s name for a date, she’s less than thrilled. Liza’s still ree... ...more
Reviewed by Rachel
Book provided by the publisher for review
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book
Take me out to the ballgame!
Tracy March really hits this one out of the park! The reader is immediately sucked into the life of Liza Sutherland, baseballs sweetheart and all around girl next d... ...more
The Practice Proposal is a totally funny and enjoyable romance. Tracy March does a fantastic job of crafting a love story about two people who are not looking for love but find it in spite of themselves. This heartwarming tale will grab your attention from the first word to the very last.
Liza Su... ...more
Some of my favorite themes are friends to lovers and sport romances now put those together and you have a killer combination. I adored this book.
Cole and Liza may have entered their fake relationship for different reasons but in the end Love is all that matters. For Cole and Liza they... ...more
Good Girl .. Bad Boy .. Baseball!
This is a feel-good, sweet love story.
Liza Sutherland isn’t looking for love. Not from a charity-auction date she didn’t even bid on and especially not with Nationals first baseman Cole Collins, the guy she obsessed over as an awkward teenager. She won’t get invo... ...more
The Practice Proposal is a very sweet romance. I was able to read it in just about one sitting. I really enjoyed the book. Cole and Liza knew each other as teenagers and were friends of a sort. Years later, Liza wins a charity auction that involves a date with Cole. Cole is now a famous baseball... ...more
I couldn't put this book down! What a wonderful sweet, heartwarming by Tracy March! Cole and Liza knew each other when they were teenagers at her dad's baseball camp! Years later when Cole was a professional baseball player, Liza won a date with him! His agent Frank, thought she was perfect for h... ...more
This is such a good, clean love story! And the fact that its based around baseball, makes it all the better! I loved the characters and how their story/relationship unfolds. There is also the element of emotion. I was in tears at one point. They were good tears. Tears brought on by the love that... ...more
A light sweet romance... just what I was looking for!
I must admit that I like those plot where there's sort of a proposal going on, here we also had the fact that the characters had some kind of a previous relationship (which I also like when we have the old friends kind of thing).
A light beautif... ...more
Content: some innuendo, 1 fade to black sex scene (clothes comes off but then the door closes), a few swear words but over all fairly clean. ...more
I got a review copy from NetGalley thanks to the publisher. The Practice Proposal is the 1st book in the Suddenly Smitten series.
I really enjoyed The Practice Proposal very much. I’m a huge fan of sports romances and add in a friends-to-lovers storyline, and you have me hooked. I fell for Cole pr... ...more
Though I’m not a big romance reader, there was something about The Practice Proposal that made me want to read it:
Baseball, a hot pitcher, the fact that I’m a Washington Nationals fan (and a sometimes Orioles fan), and that it’s set where I live. Oh, plus, the added side dish of romance, can’t fo... ...more
The Practice Proposal is the first book in the Suddenly Smitten series by Tracy March. I enjoyed this book for what it was, a sweet, happy read. I have to admit this is one of the few “first in series” books that I’m left having no idea who the next book in the series is going to be about. I am s... ...more
The Practice Proposal is truly a well written story. This was the first book I’d read from the Bliss line which is an imprint from Entangled Publishing. I wasn’t sure about reading a story with closed door love scenes. I wondered if there would be enough tension and physical awareness between the... ...more
I love the combination of this two. Daughter of the owner of one of the baseball team and star of the opposing team. Such a star couple. Cole was Liza's puppy love, she was a fan even before Cole is in the center of the spotlight. And Liza was the only friend Cole has back then. The only person w... ...more
4 stars - Feels as good as it reads.
This story is about two people that aren't looking for love and who aren't even interested in dating but find something anyway. Liza is still grieving the lose of Wes. Cole can't seem to trust any girl to want more than his money and fame. They are both "pushed... ...more