Rookie Mistake (The Beasts of Baseball – Book One)

Rookie Mistake is the first sexy installment in Bestselling Author Alice Ward’s brand new sports romance series, The Beasts of Baseball.

I thought I’d achieved everything I ever wanted. Then I lost her…

Standing on the pitcher’s mound for a professional baseball team has been my dream since I was a small boy. Now I’m here, pitching for the newest team in the league — the New York Beasts — with the woman I’ve loved since high school by my side.
Calvin and Whitney forever! Wow, we made it.

But there’s a downside to instant fame and fortune, a trap that unleashes self-control and morals. A gilded cage that separates us from the real world. This is the big city, the major leagues — the big time. And temptation is around every corner. People change. We changed. Neither for the better. I don’t even recognize us anymore.

Calvin and Whitney forever? I used to think so, but the beasts that had been hibernating in both of us have taken control, and now I’m not so sure. The dream has become a nightmare. Can we wake and find our way back to each other?

NOTE: Although this is the first book in the series, it has an emotionally charged HEA you won’t soon forget, and No Cliffhanger.

Reviews

I can’t put it down from the start. This a story of two people who love ea h other deeply but struggles of dealing with fame and all the changes that new life brings.

Xiomara Lopez

This book had me feeling all kinds of things. The ups and downs that come with the fame. The people who come into your life to try and separate you from the person you love. The lies the betrayal, losing your way and try to find your way back. This was a very good book. Absolutely loved it Alice Ward.

Alicia Gonzalez

Excerpt

My pops, grandfather, and I were all rooting them on. The way my pops screamed at the TV, you would have thought he was right there in the action, hoping to get their attention as he yelled for them to run! When they won, he grabbed me by the waist and lifted me high in the air.

“You’re a man now, my boy!” he shouted, then gave me a sip of his beer. It was bitter and almost made me sick to swallow, but I did, because I was a man. After that day, I knew I would one day be a man like the ones wearing the blue striped uniforms. I was going to be a major league baseball player. I was certain of it.

Right now, I felt more like a pussy because my damn hands trembled as I took my first steps towards the pitching mound of the gleaming new stadium, sweat streaming down my face in rivers.

That was okay. Rookie nerves. That was me — a rookie. For the newest and most badass team in the Majors.

I made it!

“Welcome to the New York Beasts,” a man with a sun-crinkled face and large potbelly greeted me. “I’m Coach Griffin.” I extended my hand, hoping that it wasn’t covered in sweat from my anxiety and greeted my new coach. “I’ve heard great things about you.”

“Thank you, sir, it’s a pleasure to be here,” I said, trying to keep the awe from my voice.

Last year, I’d been thrilled to find myself in the minors straight out of college and had worked my ass off to deserve a spot on a team. Then, out of nowhere, I got the call that I’d be a replacement pitcher for the Beasts. One of their starters was in an accident that ended his career, and they wanted me to replace him.

Me.

And now I was standing on the mound where I would pitch for New York’s newest team. It wasn’t the Yankees, but I knew my pops would be proud nonetheless.

“Let’s introduce you to your team,” Coach Griffin suggested with a pat on my back and a nod towards the dugout and the locker room beyond.

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