Curveball by Mariah Dietz (Review by Kristin – #NerdGirlSoldier)

Title: Curveball  

Author: Mariah Dietz

Published Date: May 18th 2017

Genre: Women’s Lit


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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?


***Adult Warning – May Contain Graphic Sex, Strong Language, Or Adult Situations. Caution Advised***
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***Kristin – #NerdGirlSolider’s  Review***
I truly wish that I could give this book more than five stars because it deserves at least ten. I was blown away with this book; the plot and characters where superb and there were plot twists that I did not see coming. I loved every page and could not put it down.

Ella was such a fantastic and strong lead female character. I felt that she was easy to relate to as a mom and a woman. She’s a single mom raising her son the best that she can while trying to figure out dating. The love that Ella has for her son was so heartwarming and I loved that she tried to foster a relationship between him and his father Patrick. I love how much Ella grew in this book and how she became even stronger and fierce despite all the negative rumors about her.

Coen was intriguing. I love a hot firefighter in a book and Coen was all that and more. He has that genuine nice guy side to him and he truly does care for Ella and her son. I enjoyed the banter between the two of them and at times I wanted to shout at them to just get a room already. I also enjoyed the scenes with Ella’s best friend because as hard as she tried to get Coen to notice her, he only had eyes for Ella.

The plot was fantastic. I loved all the twists and turns it took. There were some I didn’t see coming and neither will you. I had a few “no she did not go there” moments and my husband looked at me like I had lost my mind. I laughed, I cried, I loved and I was thoroughly entertained. I truly hope you pick up a copy today…and I really hope there’s more to come for these characters because they were just too wonderful to say goodbye to.


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