Meet bad boy catcher, AJ GonzalezWhen I stood Mia up eight years ago, I never dreamed I d run into her again But here she is, making me look like a fool in front of thousands of fansThe sweet, innocent girl never knew why I left But I had my reason A good one In no way was I worthy enough for Mia Gunner Today, grown up and hotter than ever, she s still too good for me But when she walks by, wearing those skin tight leggings, that doesn t stop me from wanting that taste I denied myself And I get it AlmostIt turns out Mia isn t through plotting her sweet revenge Now, left in a not so compromising position, Mia won t have anything to do with me That is until we find ourselves in another awkward situation When I think life can t get complicated, Mia packs a few surprises And believe me, she may not be as timid as I once thought I can t help wanting her, but I need to stay away Especially with our paths taking different courses But I ve never been one to back away from a challenge It s the bottom of the ninth Time to score I ll either step to the plate or strike out No matter what happens, this will definitely be a December I ll never forget


10 thoughts on “Bottom of the Ninth

  1. NICHOLLE ANDERSON NICHOLLE ANDERSON says:

    I am writing this review while recovering from a book hangover I stayed up all night reading and finished the story just before time to go to work This story was just that good Funny thing is that I read a Kimberly Readnour book and I think, this one is my favorite Well, just like the book before it, I now feel like this story is my favorite If you ve read any of the other books in the Bad Boys Of Redemption series, you know that A.J Gonzalez is the incredibly sexy playboy catcher of the P I am writing this review while recovering from a book hangover I stayed up all night reading and finished the story just before time to go to work This story was just that good Funny thing is that I read a Kimberly Readnour book and I think, this one is my favorite Well, just like the book before it, I now feel like this story is my favorite If you ve read any of the other books in the Bad Boys Of Redemption series, you know that A.J Gonzalez is the incredibly sexy playboy catcher of the PHILADELPHIA Phillies After coming off their second World Series win, the team is working a charity photo shoot to raise money for the children s hospital While posing for a fundraiser calendar, we are introduced to the one woman to ever draw AJ in Mia From chapter one the chemistry between AJ and Mia is like a chemical explosion After 8 years apart, coincidence after coincidence keeps throwing them together forcing them to communicate what they couldn t communicate in the past This story just continues to explode as they continue to explore the opportunities their causal relationship produces You as a reader spend page after page going through the emotional hurdles and obstacles AJ and Mia face By the end of the story Kimberly Readnour ties the story up and hands it to you, the reader, like a present at Christmas You feel excitement, content and spent, just like a kid on Christmas morning To say that I recommend this book is an understatement Not only do I recommend this story, but I m confident when you are finished, it will have you enticed to exploreof Kimberly Readnour s works


  2. Liz Liz says:

    4.5 stars Loved it Full review to come.


  3. Kaitlyn Kaitlyn says:

    I couldn t wait for AJ s story I ve adored him from the beginning And now I think I adore him evenAJ and Mia are just everything From the very beginning of their story I needed and wantedI had to find out what was going to happen And I always love getting to see the past and the present happening and why these characters are where they are at now And it makes me fallin love with them I m so sad to be done because I don t want to let AJ and Mia go, not to mention the re I couldn t wait for AJ s story I ve adored him from the beginning And now I think I adore him evenAJ and Mia are just everything From the very beginning of their story I needed and wantedI had to find out what was going to happen And I always love getting to see the past and the present happening and why these characters are where they are at now And it makes me fallin love with them I m so sad to be done because I don t want to let AJ and Mia go, not to mention the rest of the crew entering into the story at times I just, omg I loved Mia and AJ


  4. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    This was a second chance romance, if you want to call it that I wouldcall it a I ran into you again, oh yeah, always loved you ha ha romance I just can t stand second chance romances where the hero seems to be living perfectly fine for years, and then sees the heroine again and suddenly remembers he loves her.Also, in one scene he is disappointed about having to walk away from a hot girl he occasionally hooks up with He does it for the heroine, because he just saw her, and was going t This was a second chance romance, if you want to call it that I wouldcall it a I ran into you again, oh yeah, always loved you ha ha romance I just can t stand second chance romances where the hero seems to be living perfectly fine for years, and then sees the heroine again and suddenly remembers he loves her.Also, in one scene he is disappointed about having to walk away from a hot girl he occasionally hooks up with He does it for the heroine, because he just saw her, and was going to try to f ck her out of his system He didn t because his d ck won t even twitch for anyone else now, so sad but he still found it within himself to wax poetic on how great the girl was before he let her go, why would I want to read this Despite my body s disinterst, I don t burn my bridgeBonnie s ice cold tone reminds me of why I always liked her She s a no nonsense type of girl.Then when he decides not to sleep with her I know walking away is the right thing to do, but it sure feels like crapOh I am so sorry the poor guy can t go have the hot sex he is used to having, because he happened to run into the girl he loves and had just forgotten all about for 8 years, REALLY That is just not romantic to me Also the heroine was just so annoying with the body betrays her BS This also had a dose of he hurt her in the past for her own good All in all I didn t really care for this one


  5. Three Chicks Three Chicks says:

    Review by Lisa KaneNice second chance at love read AJ Gonzalez is the catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies He s agreed to pose for a beefcake calendar for charity His costume as Mr December a half naked lumberjack elf He s humiliated, but evenso when he sees the photographer is Mia Gunner The girl he dumped eight years ago in college Of all the stupid things I ve done and believe me, there have been a lot my treatment toward her has been my biggest regret Mia has the advantage, sh Review by Lisa KaneNice second chance at love read AJ Gonzalez is the catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies He s agreed to pose for a beefcake calendar for charity His costume as Mr December a half naked lumberjack elf He s humiliated, but evenso when he sees the photographer is Mia Gunner The girl he dumped eight years ago in college Of all the stupid things I ve done and believe me, there have been a lot my treatment toward her has been my biggest regret Mia has the advantage, she knew she would be working with him But seeing him again, his body evengorgeous than the last time she saw him well she s not exactly immune to him.Lost to the memory, I find it hard to remember the reason why I hate this man Because he humiliated and broke me AJ may have had his reasons for ghosting on Mia years ago, reasons that at the time made sense, but he s never quite been able to get her out of his head Finding out that Drake Gunner, the new guy on the team gunning for his job, is her brother is just another weird coincidence Mia is older,mature but still scarred from AJ The years since she s seen him were filled with unspeakable loss and tragedy AJ wants a chance to see her, nothing s really changed, she s still off limits but he can t help himself If there s one thing that AJ is, it s persistent Eventually, circumstances put the two of them together and AJ has a chance to really talk with Mia No boyfriends How about you Any girlfriends I counter He doesn t need to know about my relationships, nor do I need to know his I personally don t care about the number of partners he s gone through one time hook ups are just that, but something raunchy stirs inside my stomach at the prospect of him having a long term girlfriend And that makes zero sense As if things aren t complicated enough, AJ s sister Cara and Mia s brother Drake, may be hooking up Drake is a total douche this guy is too cocky, too sure of himself and has no regard for anyone else s feelings if he gets a book, I m gonna pass Mia is fighting her feelings she has her own reasons for why she agreed to photograph the team for charity.Helping St Claire Children s Research Hospital is the reason I endured seeing AJ after strategically avoiding him ever since Drake signed with his team But the heart wants what the heart wants even if once again this couple s timing is off The timing sucks It always has, I mumble and swallow down the pain lodged in my throat It s time for AJ to man up if he s going play to win or will he walk away a loser As she wraps her arms back around and peers up with those sapphire rich eyes, I know it s the bottom of the ninth, and I just hit a home run


  6. Ashley Gayhart-Hampton Ashley Gayhart-Hampton says:

    Bottom Of The Ninth is finally here It seems like I have waited years While I have loved both Jax Swing For The Fences , and Zach s Second Chance Hero stories, Bottom Of The Ninth officially owns my heart Bottom Of The Ninth is the third book in the Bad Boys Redemption Series and is an interconnected standalone Mia and Aj s story is told in dual POV,, and I absolutely adored being able to live in each of their heads, and getting to see their thought process Even though this book is ce Bottom Of The Ninth is finally here It seems like I have waited years While I have loved both Jax Swing For The Fences , and Zach s Second Chance Hero stories, Bottom Of The Ninth officially owns my heart Bottom Of The Ninth is the third book in the Bad Boys Redemption Series and is an interconnected standalone Mia and Aj s story is told in dual POV,, and I absolutely adored being able to live in each of their heads, and getting to see their thought process Even though this book is centered around baseball, I feel like it was easy to forget that it was indeed about an actual baseball player because Aj and Mia s story had actual depth It went way deeper than a professional baseball player vying for a woman s attention Bottom Of The Ninth hit topics, that I did not expect It definitely pulled at my heartstrings multiple times, but still had this amazing banter that went back and fourth that did waythan hold my attention In my honest opinion I also feel like this book was about self discovery It was amazing to watch I say watch, because Bottom Of The Ninth was like watching a movie in my mind Mia and Aj find themselves in a way that not even they was expecting.Aj Gonzales is a two time World Series Catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies He is not only a professional baseball player with amazing chocolate eyes, but is super smart too Having a past that seems to drag along with him, he is set in his ways when it comes to women Pretty much one and done, never settling down, which he is content with because he has his career to worry about as well as his sister He s the heart throb hottie that has a huge soft spot for his baby sister and his mom.Mia Gunner is the blonde hair, blue eyed beauty that finds joy in the littlest things, like a paint brush and canvas Having been through so many things in her life, she has a backbone the size of Texas She is not the shy girl, everyone always thought she was, she is the woman that will crush you if you come her her Having her dreams laid out in front of her, nothing will step in the way.Bottom Of The Ninth is told in the past and present, but is tastefully done Each with just the right of information, and leaving you wantingKimberly has an amazing writing style, that will hold your attention until the story is over I am so grateful that I gave this author a chance when I read the first book in this series Ii can not wait to see what else she comes out with.I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review


  7. LMR LMR says:

    Bottom of the Ninth Bad Boys Redemption Book 3 By Kimberly ReadnourVery Solid Performance That s Easily A Home Run, BUT Quite Frankly Could ve Been A Grand Slam Impassioned Second Chance RomanceThis book made me laugh, cry, of course have some serious HOT FlashesIt s got what it takes to keep your attention from BEGINNING to END, it s definitely worth One Clicking into your library This was my 1st Read from Kimberly Readnour, but it s definitely NOT going to be MY LAST, be Bottom of the Ninth Bad Boys Redemption Book 3 By Kimberly ReadnourVery Solid Performance That s Easily A Home Run, BUT Quite Frankly Could ve Been A Grand Slam Impassioned Second Chance RomanceThis book made me laugh, cry, of course have some serious HOT FlashesIt s got what it takes to keep your attention from BEGINNING to END, it s definitely worth One Clicking into your library This was my 1st Read from Kimberly Readnour, but it s definitely NOT going to be MY LAST, because she s going on my TBR list of authors Her writing has whit, depth, HEAT, the feels your looking for Anyone familiar with my Reviews knows I seldom Rate books 5 STARS, because I feel a book s gotta Outshine, Outclass, Outperform Everything out there This book comes Darn close I ve NEVER given a 4.5 Rating before, but I am today The half STAR reduction I felt the Story s H should ve had a SOLID reason for breaking up in college, not some angsty I m not good enough for you Cr p enough said.I was granted an ARC of Kimberly Readnour s Bottom of the Ninth Bad Boys Redemption Book 3 via Booksprout I recommend this book to others based upon its own merits All opinions expressed within this review are uniquely my own freely given Until next time Happy Reading


  8. JoAnna G JoAnna G says:

    This is book three in the Bad Boy Redemption series and I could not wait for fo Aj s book From the moment I read the first book, I fell in love with this series This is a great, sports, second chance romance with an amazingly awesome bad boy This story was so much fun and told in dual point of view These two have a history They knew each other from college days She was a new freshman and he was a senior that could have any girl he wanted and he kind of did They had a great first part time This is book three in the Bad Boy Redemption series and I could not wait for fo Aj s book From the moment I read the first book, I fell in love with this series This is a great, sports, second chance romance with an amazingly awesome bad boy This story was so much fun and told in dual point of view These two have a history They knew each other from college days She was a new freshman and he was a senior that could have any girl he wanted and he kind of did They had a great first part time together and Aj asks her out for a real date When she shows and sometime later he doesn t show she calls her friend He is there drinking and hanging out with other girls Wait Hold the phone AJ says he doesn t drink during the season So now she thinks everything is a lie She tries to call him and she can t get through What s that He blocked her that s what My heart hurt for her a little I anticipated something happened but not what did Then you have Aj who is the bad boy catcher He is so alpha and possessive They know each other so when the sparks are reignited.DARN It was the same when they first met they still have that spark that never went away Aj regrets what happened and he wants to make amends and show he has changed When they reconnect she is shooting a hunky beefcake calendar and he has to be December and she dresses him up as an elf He wanted to trade so bad He looks like and idiot His words, not mine Revenge from Mia has never been so sweet Now, through this all this he plays on the same team as Mia s younger brother, who is an up and coming catcher I loved the chemistry between these two I like their tentative friendship if you can call it that in the beginning I loved watching them grow They were fun to read They had a great story and I was enthralled the entire time and couldn t wait to see if they would get back together What she would make him do if anything I loved the cast of people they were great as well I loved how they could get through anything and showed they were meant for one another The plot twist was great and I did not expect it I look forward tofrom this author and series


  9. Viper Spaulding Viper Spaulding says:

    Terrific romance I loved AJ and Mia AJ and Mia had a very brief thing eight years ago, until an incident reminded AJ that Mia would be better off without him Flash forward to the present, and Mia s brother, Drake, is on the same pro ball team with AJ so it s inevitable that their paths cross again.Mia suffered so much loss during the year before and after AJ, and his poor treatment of her was just too much for her to handle with any perspective AJ had no idea what else was going on in her Terrific romance I loved AJ and Mia AJ and Mia had a very brief thing eight years ago, until an incident reminded AJ that Mia would be better off without him Flash forward to the present, and Mia s brother, Drake, is on the same pro ball team with AJ so it s inevitable that their paths cross again.Mia suffered so much loss during the year before and after AJ, and his poor treatment of her was just too much for her to handle with any perspective AJ had no idea what else was going on in her life he just knew that he wasn t good enough for her so he did what he thought was the right thing to do.Now that they re in each other s orbits again, their undeniable chemistry brings all the old feelings good and bad to the surface where they must be dealt with Their love story was an emotional roller coaster, and since we get alternating POVs we can easily sympathize with both Mia and AJ I had read a novella length version last year in a boxed set AJ s POV only so I was very happy to read the full story with Mia s side of things included It s a wonderful story about what really matters in the matters of the heart Also, as some of the events overlap with Jax and Jocelyn s story, we get a different perspective on that story, too The writing is superb and the characters come to life right from the very first page I love this series, and I am hoping the next book will give us Drake and Cara s story I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book


  10. Brenda Brenda says:

    As a rule I don t care much for books written in first person That being said this book was a very good romance in spite of my pet peeve.It is written in first person which usually annoys me, but the story and plot were good enough that I got past that in this case.Bad boy catcher, A J Gonzalez stood Mia up back in college Now he comes face to face with her again eight years later.He has volunteered to pose for a beef cake calendar and Mia is the photographer and all A.J can think of is how As a rule I don t care much for books written in first person That being said this book was a very good romance in spite of my pet peeve.It is written in first person which usually annoys me, but the story and plot were good enough that I got past that in this case.Bad boy catcher, A J Gonzalez stood Mia up back in college Now he comes face to face with her again eight years later.He has volunteered to pose for a beef cake calendar and Mia is the photographer and all A.J can think of is how hot she is now, but she is still too good for him.She has silently been plotting her revenge on the popular major leaguer for a long time Now she puts him in the most humiliating costume she can think of for the calendar shoot, but although he thinks life can t getcomplicated, Mia packs in a fewsurprises.Believe me when I say, she may not be as timid or sweet as A.J once thought Will Mia give A.J a second chance This delightfully sexy second chance romance is good enough to get me past the first person thing.I gave it 4.25 of 5.0 stars for storyline, plot and characterization.It is incredibly sexy and get s s sensual rating of 4 of 5 flames.I received a complimentary digital ARC of this book from the publisher to read This in no way affected my opinion which was given freely and on a volunteer basis