Thursday, September 17, 2015

BLOG TOUR with DREAM CAST and GIVEAWAY - SCREWBALL (Hard Hitters #2) by Linda Morris:

TITLE: Screwball
SERIES: Hard Hitters
AUTHOR: Linda Morris
GENRE: Sports Romance
RELEASE DATE: September 15, 2015
PAGES: Approx. 227
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Passion dominates the diamond in the second novel in this fun and flirty baseball romance series by the author of High Heat.

Paul Dudley, president of the Plainview Thrashers, is spinning out of control. Preserving his family’s baseball legacy in these tough times takes everything he’s got, and constant clashes with his father have left him struggling for authority over the team and even his own future. So when sports reporter Willow Bourne, a one-night-stand from a year ago, walks back into his life, he knows he can’t give into his feelings for her—no matter how strong they are.

Willow never expected to see Paul again, and she’s got her reasons for keeping her distance. Except the more time she spends around Paul, the harder it is to hide her secrets—or stop herself from falling head over heels.

As the sparks between them fly, Paul discovers what Willow has been concealing from him, leaving him with a difficult choice—keep the team his top priority or make his own legacy by following his heart…

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I had to do a little digging and give it some thought to come up with a dream cast for Screwball. Paul Dudley, my hero, isn't a typical chest-beating alpha male hero. He's more of a beta, but with an emphasis on being a highly loyal, reliable caretaker-type who takes his duty very seriously. An old-fashioned character in a way. For him, I would need an actor who was good-looking, sure, but who could also be believable in a role requiring patience, determinations, and a certain long-suffering sense of obligations that he needs to fulfill but that don't necessarily make him happy. For Paul, I give you Alexander Skarsgard. (Did I mention Paul is also a hot blond guy. Not enough of those around, IMO.)

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For Willow Bourne, I needed an actress who could match Paul's intelligence, but also bring to life the vulnerability and insecurity that Willow has for a whole host of reasons. She's not insecure about her looks, but she's made often disastrous choices in men and career, and she doubts herself for that reason, sure she's on the verge of another life-changing blunder with Paul. For Willow, I give you Emma Stone. (And being a very pretty redhead doesn't hurt, either.)

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Linda Morris is a writer of contemporary romance, including High Heat, the first book in the Hard Hitters series; Melting the Millionaire’s Heart; The Mason Dixon Line; and Nice Work If You Can Get It. She writes stories with heart and heat, along with a joke or two thrown in. Her years of Cubs fandom prove she has a soft spot for a lost cause.

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  1. I think it looks like a nice romantic novel;I like the title :)

    1. I agree. I can't wait to read this one. Thanks for stopping by, Lisa! <3

  2. Her name is new to me. Her title catches my eye.

  3. this looks cute and romantic. Looking forward to reading it. thanks!

    1. I can't wait to read this one too! Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Replies
    1. Me too! If you get to it before me, stop by and let me know how it was. :D

  5. Excellent post! I really enjoyed learning more about this book! Can't wait to read it!

  6. Sounds like a good book. Sexy cover.

    1. I lovers that cover! Lol... Thanks for commenting, Sandra. <3

  7. Sounds like a great read. I like the cover. Blessings and Thanks for sharing.💕

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Lawri! I love this cover too. Love those colors. :D


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