Review of KEEPING SCORE
I just got done with a fantastic book by my author friend, Jami Deise!
I hope you remember her from back in August when she took over my blog for me! Here's her post, if you need a reminder!
KEEPING SCORE by Jami Deise is a well-written chick-lit novel about a divorced mom and her son navigating through the competitive world of boys’ travel baseball. It’s very true to real life with the requisite mean kids, overbearing moms, and overzealous coaches, but the author also adds a great mix of quirky characters (and some hottie leading men) who help keep the story light-hearted and lots of fun.
Following Shannon and her son, Sam, on their whirlwind summer tour of ball tournaments made for a fast-paced read. The play-by-play of Sam’s games was interesting (even for someone who doesn’t know a lot about baseball), and the drama in the stands was laugh-out-loud hilarious. I’ve been to kids’ games where there was more angst on the sidelines than the field, but this book brought helicopter moms and their one-upmanship to a whole new level of crazy. Poor Shannon also has to deal with her needy ex-husband and his trail of conquests, carpooling nightmares, and finding a little time for herself to choose between two nice guys vying for her attention.
KEEPING SCORE is a great read—one I didn’t want to put down. I would recommend it for anyone looking for a fun take on life, love, and kids.
She is too cute, isn't she? And she's equally talented!
About the Author
A 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. Along with women's fiction, she loves all things horror and watches too much TV.
Links to buy KEEPING SCORE:
Smashwords (Nook, Sony reader, iPad)
Jami's Social Media:
LinkedIn: Jami Deise