Stealing Home | Review

Title: Stealing Home
Series: Callahan Family #2
Author: Carrie Aarons
Pages: 241 pages
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Release date: 22 January 2021
Rating: ★★★★


Walker Callahan has loved from afar for as long as he can remember.

The golden boy of the Callahan baseball dynasty, he’s the only player to ever secure a top spot on a roster controlled by his own flesh and blood. The pressure, duty and plans laid out for him since birth loom large, causing things like love and a family to fall by the wayside.

Or maybe that’s because the woman he loves is already married with children.

When they met, she was already promised to someone else. For over six years, he resigned himself to being her friend. Until one night, when her marriage and the ugly secrets it keeps unravels for the world to see. She’s burned, scared and needs someone who will put her needs above everything else.

Can Walker risk his own future and show her how to trust again? Or will the feelings he’s kept hidden for years throw him out of the game before he can even attempt to play?

Hannah Giraldi never wants to fall in love again.

All it brings is pain, misery and her life falling to shambles. After a very public scandal, her abusive husband takes everything, leaving her to raise two daughters on nothing but charity from others, a hope, and a prayer.

New to the job market, single motherhood, and with two court cases on her plate, the last thing she needs are the butterflies that Walker ignites in her stomach every time he comes around. But with his soothing words, supportive shoulder to lean on, and undeniable gorgeousness, he’s pretty hard to ignore.

Just when it feels like she might be standing on her own two feet, the world comes crumbling down around her. And the man she’s finally allowed into her heart abandons her, once again leaving her to pick up the pieces.

Is there a way to heal all of the broken parts, or will Hannah go down swinging while attempting one more shot at a happily ever after?

This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Carrie Aarons!

Stealing Home is the second book in the Callahan Family series and tells the story of Hannah and Walker. Although this is the second book in the series, it can be read as a standalone.

I really enjoyed reading Warning Track, so I was really excited to start reading my ARC of Stealing Home. Stealing Home is such a heavy book, way heavier than Warning Track. This book talks about an abusive relationship, mental health and the flawed legal system (victim protection & custody). I wish there was a trigger warning at the beginning of the book or in the synopsis because I know it can be hard for some people to read about this.

I really liked reading some bits about Colleen and Hayes. I really liked their story, and it’s just nice reading about them again. I also really liked Hannah and Walker’s story. I really liked that Walker’s been interested in Hannah for such a long time and then when he finally had the chance to be with her, he took his time, showed patience and he was there for her. He acknowlagded her pain and tried to help her. I also liked Hannah as a character because she’s been so strong even though she really struggled. 

I liked Stealing Home, it’s a good Romance and I enjoyed reading about Hannah and Walker. I’m really happy that Carrie Aarons took the time to do research about this and that she talked to people who know about this topic or have been a victim. It makes the reading experience even better! I really liked the story, it was interesting and I loved Hannah and Walker’s connection and chemistry! I’m so excited for the next book in the Callahan Family series, Check Swing!