Thursday, November 7, 2013

Change my Mind by Elley Arden
Review & Giveaway

Nothing is going to stop Nel Parker from raising her fledgling real estate agency to the top of the heap. When she returns two dogs to a million-dollar mansion with a dumpster in the driveway, she thinks the house is her lucky break. But the owner turns out to be a moody professional baseball player with a complicated agenda of his own, leaving Nel to fear her plans for real estate domination are doomed.

Centerfielder Grey Kemmons is spending the off-season renovating the house he inherited from his father. It's a miserable job, but he's doing it anyway- because somebody has to pay back the money his father stole. When a spitfire of a woman in a surprisingly attractive package shows up wanting to list the house, he agrees to pacify her with a tour, never expecting the mutually beneficial business relationship that ensures.

As weeks go by, business turns to pleasure with Nel and Grey believing the temporary nature of their time together will protect their hearts. Too bad nothing can protect them or prepare them for love.

This review tour info came across my computer and I had to sign up- this book has a hot baseball player, cute dogs and looked to promise a happily ever after- sounded like the formula for a great read, and I was not disappointed.

Grey starts out as a hot, but brooding grump. Nel is motivated, caring and nice and once these two realize they need to work together to achieve their mutual goals, the sky's the limit. I love the building attraction, the protective brothers (on both sides) and couldn't wait for these two to come together in a totally unprofessional manner. The sexual tension is palpable and once these two give in it's a wonder the fire department wasn't called to put out the fire!

I enjoyed the backstory, the characters, relationships and the glimpse of the hero/heroine from Book #1- Jordon and Maggie- that solidified my decision to read that book as well. Again I LOVED the protective big brothers!!! In the introduction the author also gives a little backstory on how the idea of this book came to her, it's always fun to get  sneak peek inside the mind of the author.
My Nel & Grey

In my opinion this books cover does not do these characters justice, that is just not how I picture my Grey or Nel. I see them more as a Mike Fisher/Carrie Underwood types- like in this photo

Change my Mind is the 2nd book in author Elley Arden's Klemmons Brothers Baseball series. The books in this series are stand alone books - (I haven't read the first one yet- but after reading this I have added Save My Soul- Book #1 to my TBR list- click on the title for a link to Goodreads).

This was an great read that left me with the happily ever after I love! I give this book 4.5 Stars and can't wait to read more from this author.
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Author Info:
Elley Arden is a born and bred Pennsylvanian who has lived as far west as Utah and as far north as Wisconsin. She drinks wine like it's water (a slight exaggeration), prefers a night at the ballpark to a night on the town, and believes almond English toffee is the key to happiness.

Elley has eben reading romance novels since she was a sixteen-year old babysitter, sneaking Judith McNaught and Danielle Steele novels off the bookshelves of the women who employed her. She started her first manuscript when she was twenty-five, writing during babies' nap. A total of three children and ten years later, the manuscript was complete. Little did she know, her journey to publication was only the beginning..

Elley writes provocative contemporary romances for Crimson Romance.

SYMFB was provided an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest an unscripted review. All opinions expressed here are my own.

Until next time... Happy Reading! 


  1. Melissa this sounds like a fun read, and fire department huh..hehehe. I added this to my wishlist :)