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Publisher's Summary

Fastballs. Fast cars. Fast women. 

They are how I've learned to cope. But then life throws me a curveball. I may never play the game I love again.  

Then I meet her. She represents everything I've lost - in the best and worst of ways. She may be the only one who can get me back in the game. And I'm not just talking about baseball.  

Get this sexy sports romance now!

©2018 Samantha Christy (P)2018 Samantha Christy

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Really enjoyed this ♥️ story !! Worth a read ... very sweet!!! Surprised me throughout.. just lovely and easy to listen to

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ANOTHER 5 HOME RUN STARS

Another satisfying and enjoyable outing from Samantha. Appearances from previously introduced characters easily settles you back into that world and it all flows beautifully. Now for Sawyer!!

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Benching Brady

This book is emotional, and sweet and all the things a good romance book should be. I really enjoyed it!

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nice romance with a likeable twist

was kinda hoping we'd hear alternate thoughts from Brady and Riley as when part 2 came and it was all Riley I was left wondering Brady's thought pattern and what changed his mind...,a mind that we heard the 1st half of the book so determined not to go where he fell Into in the 2nd half.
but love hearing all my fav characters surrounding this story....good writing great narrator's....as usual....and nice HEA

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Beautiful!!

Loved it. Another great story read by my two favourite narrators. You'll want to laugh then cry then smile. A heartwarming story that's a must listen to pick

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  • Ariadna B.
  • 20-11-2018

Perfect EVERTHING! Loved the story & Erin Mallon and Zach Webber narrate! *drool*

I loved this audiobook! The romance was was beautiful and the chemistry was sizzling. The storyline of love
and loss was squeezed my heart and never let it go. Riley was everything I wanted in a heroine: Strong, smart, sassy, and could go toe-to-toe with Brady. And what can I say about Brady? I loved him! He broke my heart at times, but put it back together and always kept me wanting more. The chemistry and passion between he and Riley was unreal and had me turning up my AC in late November! Their banter had me thoroughly entertained and a constant smile on my face. I even found myself tearing up a little at the end. Now that I look back I can’t believe this audiobook is nine hours long! It flew by and I still wanted more! I’m an official Samantha Christy fan and I’m running to listen to the other books in this series right away.

Narration was done by the audio-rockstars Erin Mallon and Zachary Webber so it was basically perfection. These two are automatic one-click narrators for me. If they narrate it, I’m buying it. Their narration here is absolutely effortless and you can’t help but get lost in the story and emotions. 5+ Stars.

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  • Mandi
  • 30-10-2018

10 STARS!!!

I LOVE this series!!! Man did Brady’s story break my freaking heart!! But it also put it back together! I loved Brady and Rylee’s story so much! I really love how this series not only gives you layers of characters and their stories but also teaches the game!! A lot of sports romances are not really about the game itself and this series gives us a lot of everything and its awesome. I love Samantha Christy’s writing style and this one was just as epic as every other story she writes.
And to top it off she always picks THE BEST narrators in the industry and I love her for that! they did an amazing job!

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  • Pauline
  • 30-10-2018

Another 5 star read!!

This is one of my favorite books for Samantha Christy. The love this couple have for each other just jumps of the pages, a very well written and beautiful love story. Do yourself a favour and get this book :)

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  • Mz Toya
  • 09-02-2019

Great story except

I didn't like splitting up the narration into part 1 and part 2. It didn't allow us to hear about Brady's healing from his own perspective, only through the eyes of Riley.

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  • Sin2sea
  • 04-11-2018

Swoon worthy second chance romance

Don't you know, Rylee - You're everything to me. My Holy Grail. My jackpot. My perfect game.

Samantha Christy always deliver. Erin Mallon and Zachary Webber really bring Brady and Rylee's story to life. Brady started as a wounded and bitter man who have never faced the losses of his past when he met Rylee who was the team PT tasked to helped with his recovery. Rylee is strong and has secrets of her own to bear. They started out as friends and as the relationship developed and secrets are slowly reveal, you can feel the breakup and the possible heartache is hidden. You will ache for them and love every minute of it. Can't wait for Sawyer's story to complete the trilogy.

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  • ReadingMad100
  • 27-07-2019

It was ok.

I’m not feeling the same love for BENCHING BRADY as I did for book 1, CATCHING CADEN. I know Brady has suffered a tragic loss and his pain is awful, but I felt more sympathy towards him in CATCHING CADEN where he was a compelling secondary character.

Although the writing is very good, I feel the potential for a gripping romance between Brady and Rylee was unrealised and I can't pinpoint why. The story was good, but not great. Perhaps BENCHING BRADY suffers unfairly from standing in the shadow of CATCHING CADEN’s extraordinary emotional impact on me. Nevertheless, because of CATCHING CADEN, I'll keep reading Samantha Christy's work.

BENCHING BRADY is the second stand-alone book in the Perfect Game Series. I would recommend reading the books in order because BENCHING BRADY contains important spoilers for CATCHING CADEN.

Narrator Zachary Webber was perfection (as usual). I always need a little adjustment period for Erin Mallon’s breathy way of speaking. Then I enjoy her work too. Overall, I loved the performances here.

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  • Alxa15
  • 06-11-2018

A Perfect Audiobook

I can't say enough about this book. The last few chapters had me on the edge of my seat in tears! Can I just say how much I love Erin and her female & Male voices?

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  • Shauna
  • 02-11-2018

Perfect

Reading the book was great, listening brought it to a whole new level. I loved it!

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  • MonicaB
  • 14-02-2022

Beautiful story of healing

Brady is the playboy of baseball. Too many cars, too many women, too much wasted money... That's how he learned to cope with a horrible tragedy in his life. He's the star pitcher for the New York Nighthawks and he's playing THE perfect game... and he gets injured. And injury that could be career ending. He's sent to the training facility in Tampa, where he's getting top notch physical therapy. And his therapist, Rylee, is so very different from all the women he is used to. 

While Rylee shows him the city, they become fast friends and soon it turns into more. 

But Brady is emotionally unavailable and Rylee needs someone who will be able to accept her with everything that comes with her. 

This is a very touching story and your heart will break with all that Brady has gone through. Although this can be read as a standalone, Caden and Murphy from book #1 have a strong presence in this one because Murphy has become Brady's close friend too.

I loved it, but I don't want to get into many details because anything I comment will be spoilerish. Heart-wrenchingly beautiful. 

Narration: this is an interesting dual narration. The first half of the book is narrated by Zachary Webber, the second half by Erin Mallon, with Zachary returning for the epilogue (set 18 years in the future). This book proves why Zachary is my all time favorite narrator. An emotional performance that I confess Brough tears to my eyes in several moments. Erin is also perfect as Rylee and gives out an astounding performance too.

Highly recommend this book and I am off to read book #3 because I'm dying to know what the deal is with Sawyer! 

Possible triggers (SPOILERISH): death of a spouse, death of a child, stalker fan

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-01-2022

loved it

I really enjoyed reading this author.  I look forward to reading more books by this author in the near future.

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  • Beverley Miller
  • 01-11-2020

Great story

love the storyline, the end of the book was unexpected, but I love that the author went there.
Give me Zachary Webber's voice any day. He is one of my favourite narrators.

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  • Zoeb
  • 11-12-2019

Love it.

Oh Brady’s is such a sad story, he’s all front to protect himself. Until he meets Rylee. Then everything changes.

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  • ILoveToRead
  • 06-08-2019

Absolutely loved this!

A great audiobook with fantastic narration! I loved the first book and loved this one as well! Sports romance is one of my favorites! This one has all the feels and emotion and the narrators bring it out in their performance as always. They are top notch and if you haven’t heard them you are missing out.
Great audiobook!

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  • Mrs. C. Hunt
  • 16-04-2019

Benching Brady

This is a great second book in the series with strong characters and say passed to get over. Read brilliantly by Erin Mallon and Zachary Webber.

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  • laura
  • 06-11-2018

Wow

Love love love this book- I laughed, cried, cried ... cried more, swooned - great story, relatable characters - another amazing read from this author.

Brady’s past, wow, sooo sad,

Rylee, could she be the one to change the play boy of baseball - I’m trying to hard not to give spoilers here, but this is such an amazing book, clearly well researched by the author, I felt all Brady’s emotions after his injury, emotions dealing with his past and facing his future, stunning book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-05-2022

Moving

A moving story of Brady with his tragic past and Rylee, a single parent. Great character development - I really felt like I got to know Brady and Rylee. Many ups and downs in this story that deals with tragedy, Alzheimer’s and other difficult situations.
Listened to the audiobook and very good narration, but much too slow - listened at 1.8 - 2 speed. Would prefer it to be recorded not sounding so sluggish so it doesn’t have to be sped up so much to keep my attention.

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