The Screwball | by Samantha Lind

Carmen is the PR point person for the professional baseball team, The Indianapolis Lightening and one player in particular is making her job really difficult.  Lucas Black.  A total thorn in her side.  I mean a very hot thorn, but still.  And a shameless flirt to boot.  Lucas on the other hand cannot get Carmen out of his head.  Carmen is a successful young woman living her best life.  She has a great job, great friends, and is content.  Lucas’ playboy ways get him into a little bit of trouble and of course he is in need of some PR help.  After a very hot and steamy night,  Really hot steamy night is HOT.  Carmen and Lucas didn’t ignore the spark and the fact they actually enjoyed being together.  So they agree… a causal relationship….sort of on the down low for a few months. 

I will say at first I was not sure how much I was going to like Lucas.  He came off a little immature and arrogant.  But the more we found out who he was the more I grew to adore him.  He definitely is the guy that thrives in a relationship.  The same goes for Carmen, while she is independent and strong on her own having a person standing behind her cheering her on only makes her stronger.  I really did love watching them grow individually and as a couple.  One of the things that I appreciate most about Samantha’s books is the low angst….but it is not missing a story line.  At all.  Her characters and their story seems real, not forced almost like this could be your best friend getting her HEA.  After reading so many books with the same story arc, it is always refreshing for me to read one of hers.  
I have read all of the books in the Lightening series, and I think it is best to read them in order…that being said this could totally be read as a stand alone. But then you’d miss Derek and JJ’s stories!  If you are a sports romance fan or a fan of a great couple getting their HEA, then this is the book for you! Another home run for Samantha!

Thanks Samantha Lind and Wildfire Marketing for the opportunity to read and review this book!


My dreams of making it to the big league had finally come true,
But one wild night in a strip club which was clearly a mistake
Landed me squarely on the team’s bad boy list. 
The PR manager is supposed to smooth it all over,
Too bad all I wanted was to get in trouble with her. 
I wasn’t really the playboy they thought I was, 
I just needed to find the right woman to set me straight. 
Now I just have to prove I’m not what she thought.
I have the career I’ve always dreamed of,
Even if I have to deal with players who can’t seem to keep out of the news. 
What’s more infuriating is the one player I want to hate the most I can’t stop thinking about. 
The one whose voice makes me want to drop my panties at his feet. 
I know all about his playboy ways, 
But I also know the press can spin things to fit their narrative. 
Is he really as innocent as he claims to be? Or will he throw a screw ball I never saw coming?
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Samantha Lind is a contemporary romance author. Having spent the first 27 years of her life in Alaska, she now calls
Iowa home where she lives with her husband and two sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading,
watching hockey (Go Knights Go!), and listening to country music.
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