The Ninth Inning by J. Sterling ~ Release Blitz w/ 4 Star Review!

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“This is sports romance at its best! I was hooked from the first page!” – Claire Contreras, New York Times bestselling author


The Ninth Inning, an all-new standalone sports romance from New York Times bestselling author J. Sterling, is available now!

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.

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Feels 0
Steam 2
Storyline 4
Overall Rating 4
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Reviewed by Ladyballs

I liked this book. I liked the storyline, the love story, the characters and maybe I liked it all so much because it was so similar to the author’s other series The Perfect Game.

This story is about an up and coming baseball player in college whose main focus is baseball. Nothing is going to derail Cole and his beeline for the big leagues. There has been a girl Christina, who he has hooked up with off and on over the last few years. He feels a connection but has pushed her away for the last time.

Christina was a great character and puts up with nothing from Cole. She feels such a connection to him and let him keep his foot in the door for the last few years. Recently he has pushed her away for good. She refuses to waste one more minute on him and moves on with her life.

Isn’t that about the time the guy realizes what he had and now wants it back because he knows he cant live without her? Cole comes upon that realization and decides he is going to go full force in winning her back and won’t take no for an answer.

It was a cute storyline that held my attention and had some pretty funny one liners. Again, it was very similar to another series so there were times that I skimmed because I felt like I had read it before. I’ll definitely read others in this series because I did enjoy it.

Christine (1)


About J. Sterling


My goal is to write books that you can get lost in and stories that will leave you with a smile and a full heart. If you can forget about the real world while you’re reading and fall in love with my characters, then I’ve done my job. A lot of what I write has real life aspects in it, but that’s what makes the stories so relatable- the fact that they could happen to anyone… and have!

I live in California with my son, Blake. If you can’t find me sitting behind a computer screen, then there’s a good chance I’m sitting in the bleachers of a baseball stadium watching him play. I love traveling to new places, meeting my readers and spending time with the love of my life, my very own second chance romance, who inspires me daily.

I know you have a million books to choose from and I am humbled, grateful and thankful each time you choose to read one of mine, or tell someone else to read them. Thank you.

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