$0.99 SALE and REVIEW – Keeping Score by Jami Deise

Keeping Score CoverKeeping Score was such a real-life story!!  It is also ON SALE for $0.99 for a limited time!  The sale ends October 11 so HURRY!!!

I grew up around these traveling baseball teams and I can vouch that some of them were just like this!!  I was nodding and talking out loud to this book…lol.  My husband was pretty sure I had lost it :-)

First the book’s description:

When her 9-year-old son wanted to play summer travel baseball, Shannon had no idea the toughest competition was off the field….

When Sam asks to try out for a travel baseball team, divorced mom Shannon Stevens thinks it’ll be a fun and active way to spend the summer. Boy, is she wrong! From the very first practice, Shannon and Sam get sucked into a mad world of rigged try-outs, professional coaches, and personal hitting instructors. But it’s the crazy, competitive parents who really make Shannon’s life miserable. Their sons are all the second coming of Babe Ruth, and Sam isn’t fit to fetch their foul balls. Even worse, Shannon’s best friend Jennifer catches the baseball fever. She schemes behind the scenes to get her son Matthew on the town’s best baseball team, the Saints. As for Sam? Sorry, there’s no room for him!

Sam winds up on the worst team in town, and every week they find new and humiliating ways to lose to the Saints. And the action off the field is just as hot. Shannon finds herself falling for the Saints’ coach, Kevin. But how can she date a man who didn’t think her son was good enough for his team …especially when the whole baseball world is gossiping about them?

Even Shannon’s ex-husband David gets pulled into the mess when a randy baseball mom goes after him. As Sam works to make friends, win games, and become a better baseball player, Shannon struggles not to become one of those crazy baseball parents herself. In this world, it’s not about whether you win, lose, or how you play the game…it’s all about KEEPING SCORE.

I really enjoyed this book and felt it was very believable.  I think we have all been at the point where we want to stop our mouths from spouting off, but just can’t!  Shannon was such a real person, I wanted to be there for her when she felt she had no one to talk to.  I love the real struggles with trying to decide what to do for her son without stepping on any toes.  I also loved that she listened to her son and knew when to distinguish between hot-headed 9-year-old and true feelings.  :-)
All in all this was a fun read that keeps the story going and will have your mouth dropping open at certain points.  There are quite a few of those “I can’t believe she just said that!” moments that had me laughing out loud.  Grab this book and sit down for a fun, light read!!  Sale ends 10/11/2013!!!!!

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Meet the Author!!

Jami Author PhotoA lifelong resident of Maryland, Jami Deise recently moved to St. Petersburg, Florida, along with her husband Tom, son Alex, and dog Lady. A baseball mom for over 10 years, “Keeping Score” is her first novel. Jami is an associate reviewer at www.chicklitcentral.com and blogs at www.jamideise.blogspot.com.

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