by: Pamela Aares
Series: Tavonesi Series
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 11, 2015
From USA TODAY Bestselling Author Pamela Aares comes THE HEART OF THE GAME, the sixth book in the Tavonesi family series featuring passion, mystery, and well-won love!
Italian heiress Zoe Tavonesi’s idyllic life has been turned upside down. Her grief-stricken father has uprooted the entire family to the California wine country, shattering Zoe’s plans to open the art gallery her late mother always wanted. But when Cody Bond, the hot catcher for the Giants walks into her life and agrees to ride in her charity polo match, the intriguing American soon has Zoe second-guessing her plans and her dreams.
Estranged from his family, Cody is determined not to screw up his career with relationships, especially when Zoe and the loving, tight-knit, aristocratic Tavonesis remind him of everything his dysfunctional American family isn’t. Cody may be a master of control on the baseball field but his iron will can’t shield him from the desire Zoe ignites.
When Zoe’s family is caught up in a dangerous web of Mafia crime, Cody must swallow his pride and enlist the help of his estranged father, a former CIA operative, to protect her. But will Cody’s inability to trust, and the criminals threatening to destroy Zoe’s family, kill any future for the fiery passion they’ve discovered? Or will Zoe's love free Cody from the past, and help him believe in the power of love?
I've loved the whole Tavonesi Series and like to read about all the characters from past books being incorporated into The Heart of the Games.
The prelude in The Heat of the Game is misleading, I would have left it out or incorporated more of Vico's computer hacking criminal activities throughout the book rather than small bits and pieces, if there's going to be a prelude about it. The main heart of the book is Cody, the baseball catcher who falls in love with an Italian heiress, Zoe. Zoe has a hard time following her heart due to her grief over losing her mother, that she took care of prior to her death. Needless to say it all works out in the end but don't get your hopes up with the prelude that there will be some exciting adventure with Vico. Maybe the author plans on writing a separate book with Vico and his criminal activities and that's why he was introduced, I'm not sure, but it will probably be good.
**Copy received courtesy the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased opinion.**
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