Better Than Perfect (More Than A Game), by Kristina Mathews
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252 pages, with a 3.8-star rating from 4 reviews

"I thought this was a cute read! The romance was relatively light. It was more a story of reconnecting with 'the one that got away'. There was also a large focus on the question of paternity of Alice's son. I found the characters likable and I appreciated that we were able to get chapters from the viewpoints of Alice, Johnny, and Alice's son. I just really thought it was a sweet story of a family coming together. Johnny's reaction to the paternity results were less than admirable, but not entirely unexpected. There have been a lot of big revelations and changes, so it's going to take some time to process. This was a quick read that wasn't emotionally exhausting. I recommend this for anyone that just needs to escape for a little while!" -- Amazon reviewer
More Than A Game, #1

The woman he left behind and the son he never knew are tougher opponents than any he's met on the field.

Pitcher Johnny "The Monk" Scottsdale has won awards, been named an All-star and has a perfect game to his credit. Known for his legendary control both on and off the field, his pristine public image makes him the ideal person to work with youth players in a preseason minicamp. Except the camp is run by the one woman he can't forget -- the woman who made him a "monk."

Alice Harrison's three strikes include an unexpected pregnancy, a marriage of convenience and young widowhood. She once traded her dreams so Johnny could have a chance at making it to the Majors. Johnny comes back into her life just as she's ready to resign as foundation director and pursue her own dreams of finally earning her teaching credential. Her plans may go on hold, though, depending on the reaction when she confesses she may have kept a major league secret from Johnny and her son.

With the minutes ticking by until Johnny will leave for spring training, they'll need to let go of the past and work together in order to win the game of love.

CONTENT WARNING: Some strong language, consummated love scenes
83,204 Words

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Kristina lives in Northern California with her husband of more than twenty years, two sons and a black lab. A veteran road tripper, amateur renovator and sports fanatic. She hopes to one day travel all 3,073 miles of Highway 50 from Sacramento, CA to Ocean City, MD, replace her carpet with hardwood floors and serve as a "Ball Dudette" for the San Francisco Giants. Follow her on Twitter at @KristinaMathews.