Curve Ball by Mariah Dietz
Shakespeare believed there was always humor in tragedy and tragedy in humor.
My life proved his theory as fact.
At eighteen I was a single parent moving to this small town to be with the man I loved. The one who was supposed to love and cherish me in return.
Finding out he had a wife was tragic.
Remaining in love with him in spite of her was more tragic.
My mom and best friend setting me up on a long string of blind dates was an ongoing tragedy.
Nine years later, I’ve learned to see the humor in most situations.
My mom and best friend setting me up on disastrous blind dates.
My son’s jokes.
The fire alarm going off each time I cook.
My constant bright spot always adding to the humor was my son, Hayden. But when Hayden had a life-threatening allergic reaction, the man who came to help my little boy became my own savior. His laugh, his smile, and the way his eyes lit up when he spoke to my son made him a beacon of light in both our lives.
But I wasn’t the only one who noticed him.
When I began having feelings for the man my best and only friend had fallen for, I knew following my heart would once again lead to a fresh round of heartbreak.
Love led me to this town.
Lies kept me there.
Would history repeat itself?
Or had life just thrown me another Curveball?
Review by Lorena
This was definitely a super sweet and romantic book.
I stayed up all night just to finished it because I just needed to finish it!
To what great lengths would you go for love?
Ella had to learn how to grow up real fast. She got pregnant at a young age and had to raise her son on her own. Patrick was pretty much useless and only strung Ella around. Patrick also was 12 years Ella's senior so she was this little naive girl who thought that Patrick loved her and would accept her and their son. Little did she know that those were not his intentions.
Ella moved to the same town as Patrick with the hopes that he would change his mind and be a family with her and their son. But she soon was the talk of the town and called all sorts of nasty names. She learned to disregard them and move on.
Ella struggled and worked hard and achieved her goals in the end. The one thing she did love unconditionally was her son, she would go to great lengths for this little guy.
Ella's mom and her best friend would sign Ella up on dating websites and Ella went on countless dates but always found flaws on these men and I'm pretty sure it had a lot to do with the fact that she still loved Patrick.
When Ella meet's Rachel's new neighbor, they become fast friends and are constantly spending time together. Coen has taken a liking to Ella and her son. But he has a rule and that's never to date his neighbors. That's okay though because Ella also has a rule to never date firefighters and Coen is a firefighter.
But can these two forget their rules and see if they can actually make it work as a couple? Obviously they're both attracted to each other and Coen will do just about anything for her and her son.
This story really had me hooked and I loved the whole concept. It really took me for a curve ball.
Now one person I would have liked to strangle was Rachel. She was a major ass and she seemed like the sweetest person, but she turned out to be the biggest traitor.
I have to say that this book definitely earned 4 stars!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mariah Dietz lives with her husband, two sons, and two four-legged children who are the axis of her crazy and wonderful world.
Mariah grew up in a tiny town outside of Portland, Oregon where she spent most of her time immersed in the pages of books that she both read and created.
She has a love for all things that include her family, good coffee, books, traveling, and dark chocolate. She’s also obsessed with Christmas ornaments and all things Disney.
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