I could not put this book down and found it thought provoking and loving. I have seen a few autistic kids at my children’s school but not on a personal level. How these parents do what they do is just amazing? I enjoy this book at the same time learning a lot about this disorder. I love when I can read for the joy of reading a fiction book but also have my eyes open to the world around me. The two main characters are explored fully in this novel and you will come to feel their pain, joy excitements and disappointments. This is part of the Man of spring baseball series number 4th book. “Playing for the save” is a very passionate story about Autism. Well done Rachelle Ayala for this strong topic in you love story.
Ryan is a relief baseball pitcher and at 38 he is wondering how many more years he can play? He prefers to live alone away from the chaos and noise others bring to his world. Jamie is a single mother of 2 boys Ben and Drew how is autistic. Ryan meets the family after the boys win a day with their baseball hero; Ryan is instantly attracted to Jamie and has a wonderful time teach the boys how to pitch a ball. Ryan has a very good understanding of Drew that surprise Jamie as even her ex-husband could not understand Drew. Jamie is 110% about her boys and feels that following her attraction to Ryan will take time away from her already busy life. Can Jamie accept help and a relationship and can Ryan keep hiding his true self to this sweet little family?