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The Ninth Inning

By: J. Sterling
Narrated by: Erin Mallon,Jason Clarke
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Cole Anders is in his last season at Fullton State. If he doesn't get drafted this year, he'll be forced to hang up his cleats for good. It's not something he's ready to do.

To prove he's serious about his final season, he's given up girls. No more casual hookups, dates, or one-night stands. But there's one girl who has always refused to give up on him. One girl who has been there since the start of freshman year. One girl he stupidly assumed would always be waiting for him when he got off the field, no matter how long it took.

Christina's had enough of Cole pushing her aside for baseball. She's grown tired of waiting for him to see what she's known since they were freshmen - that they are good together. She's finally moved on - for good this time.

Cole has other ideas, but she refuses to cave. It's not her problem if he wants her now. Too little too late. 

There comes a point in your life when you have to stop the incessant merry-go-round and just get off the ride, right? Try telling that to Cole. 

©2020 J. Sterling (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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Cole & Christina

Oh I loved listening to Jason Clarke and Erin Mallon bring these amazing characters to life,
This is an unbelievably sweet and endearing romance. Cole and Christina have a past that takes them on a journey to a happily ever after that was worth all the bumps in the road. I adored this book.

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Play Ball!

This is the first book I have listened to by J. Sterling. The baseball theme caught my attention since I love the game (Yea, Oakland A’s). Cole and Christina were two very likable characters. Erin and Jason did an excellent job voicing them and bringing their characters to life.

This was so well written that I could actually feel the chemistry of them together. Cole would be a great catch because he plays baseball and is very thoughtful. I love how open the door for her and is gentle towards her. Some parts of the story made me sigh. I want a guy like Coke, ha ha.

I laughed and cried listening to this. Cole’s relationship with his dad is just so sweet. I feel in love with all the characters with the exception of one.

I totally recommend this book!




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Really good book

It’s been to long sense I have listened to a book from Jenn. Really really enjoyed it. The narration was awesome as always. Thanks for another great book

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Great story!

This took me a bit to get into. Cole made me so angry at times. Like, why are you OK with that outcome dude?
Other than that, I did eventually love the story and Jason Clarke and Erin Mallon did a fabulous job with the characters.

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very good

Loved it !! this story. the narrator is so fantastic it's like your really there!! good overall

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Good Start

It's a good start to the series. It's not really a second chance, hard to explain without giving it away but it does have that kind of feel and I like that it wasn't crazily overdrawn and I think pretty realistic with the miscommunication. I do wish there was a little more with resolution with the conflict but overall I enjoyed it and the narration was done well.

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Another Baseball Hit

This was no Jack Carter story, but it was pretty good to say the least. I didn't care for the female narrator, but the story was good. Really looking forwad to listening to Chase Carter's story.

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Great story!

Really enjoyed it. Trying to understand what he was thinking and how he was feeling was well written. Can’t wait to read the next in the series. All the narrators were wonderful!

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Tepid overall

Plot had potential, just spoiled by repetitive lag in the middle of the story. Besides the MC’s relationship drama, the tension portrayed between teammates vying for a spot on the field was intense. I found the “business of baseball” portion of this story more interesting than the romantic relationship.

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I loved it

when I first started this story it's just a baseball story. the writer made me laugh, had me talking to the reader. and crying. it was great.

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  • Barbra Lazzarini
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Awesome 💞💞

Loved this story. I definitely loved Jason and Erin bringing this story to life . God I hope we get more . I definitely look forward to that . 💕💕💕