Thursday, October 11, 2012

Giveaway and Review ~ Binding Arbitration by Elizabeth Marx

Book Description:

Through the corridors of the Windy City’s criminal courts, single mother Libby Tucker knows exactly how far she’ll go to save her cancer-stricken son’s life. The undefeated defense attorney is prepared to take her fight all the way to the majors.

Circumstances force Libby to plead her case at the cleats of celebrity baseball player Banford Aidan Palowski, the man who discarded her at their college graduation. Libby has worked her backside bare for everything she’s attained, while Aidan has been indulged since he slid through the birth canal and landed in a pile of Gold Coast money. But helping Libby and living up to his biological duty could jeopardize the only thing the jock worships: his baseball career.

If baseball imitates life, Aidan admits his appears to be silver-plated peanuts, until an unexpected confrontation with the most spectacular prize that’s ever poured from a caramel corn box blindsides him. When he learns about his son’s desperate need, it pricks open the wound he’s carried since he abandoned Libby and the child.

All Libby wants is a little anonymous DNA, but Aidan has a magical umpire in his head who knows Libby’s a fateball right to the heart. When a six-year-old sage and a hippy priestess step onto the field, there’s more to settle between Libby and Aidan than heartache, redemption, and forgiveness.

Also check out Cutters vs. Jocks!

On the idyllic campus of Indiana University, Little-Libby-Nobody runs into Band-Aid, All-American-Athlete, and fireworks explode. Libby and Aidan spiral into a collision course of love at first sight versus lust you can’t fight. As the game plays out and their affection grows, they soon realize that labels like cutters and jocks can’t keep them apart.

But when Libby and Aidan find themselves in trouble they have to confront the reality of where they each fit in the others’ world. Libby believes superstar jocks don’t take cutters to Rose Well House, in the center of campus, at midnight and pledge their undying devotion beneath its sparkling dome. And Band-Aid imagines there’s no place for a pregnant, small-town waitress in his bull-pen or the major leagues. What happens when worthy opponents refuse to play their hearts out?

About the Author: 

Windy city writer, Elizabeth Marx, brings cosmopolitan life alive in her fiction—a blend of romance, fast-paced Chicago living, and a sprinkle of magical realism. In her past incarnation she was an interior designer, not a decorator, a designer, which basically means she has a piece of paper to prove that she knows how to match things, measure things and miraculously make mundane pieces of furniture appear to be masterpieces. Elizabeth says being an interior designer is one part shrink, one part marriage counselor and one part artist, skills eerily similar to those employed in writing.

Elizabeth grew up in Illinois, but has also lived in Texas and Florida. If she’s not pounding her head against the wall trying to get the words just right, you can find her at a softball field out in the boonies somewhere or sitting in the bleachers by a basketball court. Elizabeth resides with her husband, girls, and two cats who’ve spelled everyone into believing they’re really dogs.

Elizabeth has traveled extensively, but still says there’s no town like Chi Town.

Connect with her: Website / Blog / Facebook / Twitter / Amazon Author Page / Email

Title: Binding Arbitration

Author: Elizabeth Marx

Genre: Romance, Family Saga, Contemporary/Chick Lit

Publisher: Self Published

Format: Paperback/Ebook

Pages: 477

Purchase: Amazon / iTunes / Barnes and Noble / Diesel 
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My Thoughts:

I had a very hard time getting into it at first. I started it and sat it aside a few times. Eventually it grabbed my interest and then I had a hard time walking away from it. This was a tear jerker in some parts. Though other parts had me laughing. I guess you could say it is an emotional roller coaster ride. 

I would recommend Binding Arbitration to anyone looking for a story with depth. I would advise everyone to have tissues handy and to not give up on the story if you find it confusing or hard to get into at first.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

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  1. Hey Brenda,
    Thanks for taking the time to read & review BINDING ARBITRATION and hosting me on your blog. I do have BA bookmarks if you or any of your fans are interested. Just go to my author page, like it & leave me a PM with your address.
    Happy reading and reviewing,
    Elizabeth Marx

  2. Thanks for the giveaway! This cover is amazing. And I like that you warn us to hang in there when starting the book. I love it when a story changes like that and grabs you. It's good to know that going in.

    1. I think some of the best stories start out slow. As long as it evens out and gets better. It's worth reading it. This one is definitely worth it!