#Review ~ GETTING WOUND UP by Erin Nicholas and Jennifer Bernard

by Erin Nicholas (Sapphire Falls Series)
and Jennifer Bernard (Love Between the Bases Series)
Available April 12th 2016


Caitlyn Murray has never let on that she’s had fantasies about her brother’s friend Eli Anderson for years. She’d do anything for the sexy baseball player who walked away from stardom to stay in Sapphire Falls and take care of his family. But she and Eli are friends. Just friends.

So when her brother hatches a plan to get Eli to the pro baseball try-out for the Kilby Catfish and another chance at his dream, Caitlyn is all in. After all, what’s a little kidnapping among friends?

A spot on the pitcher’s mound for the Catfish isn’t the only tempting thing about the spontaneous road trip. Eli already knows that Caitlyn is as sweet as the candies she makes for the Sapphire Falls bakery, but alone with her overnight in the tiny motel room in Kansas, it’s impossible to resist the urge to take a little taste.

But when that taste leads to falling for the girl next door just as his front door is moving hundreds of miles away, can Eli really have it all? Or do they have too many strikes against them?







My Review:

GETTING WOUND UP, a crossover of the two authors’s Sapphire Falls and Love Between Bases’ series is a smash hit with me! The heroine Caitlyn Murray is the younger sister of Bryan Murray (good friend of Ty Bennett) and couldn’t be sweeter. She even makes specialty candies for Scott’s Sweets in Sapphire Falls. Our hero is Eli Anderson, the son of Chip Anderson, the owner of Anderson Hardware.

The first part of the story takes Eli and Caitlyn out of Sapphire Falls into Kansas City so that Eli can take his shot at a second chance on the career in baseball he gave up due to a family emergency. Caitlyn was more than happy to volunteer to ambush him and drive him up there… more than happy for some alone time with the sexy ball player. Of course, she’s hoping he’ll finally see her as more than his best friend Bryan’s little sister. All I can say is these two have off the charts chemistry and this story kept getting better as it progressed. Eli and Caitlyn are magical together… but would real life keep them apart? Of course I knew there would be a happy ending, but the journey is so good, lol.

Loved Eli and Caitlyn’s love story, how all their Sapphire Falls friends and family meddled and schemed to get them together, and how the Catfish team in the town of Kilby, Texas welcomes them wholeheartedly. Smiles and sighs from me, for sure, as they finally accept Happily Ever After is meant for them. Great dialogue and characterization…. and steam!!! Ms. Bernard is a new author to me, but Ms. Nicholas is a must-buy author for me and Getting Wound Up was a fantastic read! 4.5 stars

~Complimentary copy received in exchange for an honest review.



Erin Nicholas is the author of sexy contemporary romances. Her stories have been described as toe-curling, enchanting, steamy and fun. She loves to write about reluctant heroes, imperfect heroines and happily ever afters. She lives in the Midwest with her husband who only wants to read the sex scenes in her books, her kids who will never read the sex scenes in her books, and family and friends who say they’re shocked by the sex scenes in her books (yeah, right!).


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Jennifer Bernard is the USA Today bestselling author of the Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel series and the upcoming Love Between the Bases series. She’s a graduate of Harvard and a former news promo producer. The child of academics, she confounded her family by preferring romance novels to any other books. She left big city life for true love in Alaska, where she now lives with her husband and stepdaughters. She’s no stranger to book success, as she also writes erotic novellas under a naughty secret name not to be mentioned at family gatherings.

Besides reading, writing and living romance, another passion is Ashtanga yoga. She practices daily, and has traveled to Thailand, India and Hawaii to learn from the best teachers on the planet. Other than that, she loves hiking, meditating, hazelnut chocolate, and the children she is graced to have in her life.


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