Control Artist | Review

Title: Control Artist
Series: Callahan Family #4
Author: Carrie Aarons
Version: Ebook (ARC)
Release date: 18 June 2021
Rating: ★★★★.5


Dahlia Akana has no idea where she’s going in life.

All she’s ever wanted to do is travel, and her inner circle pressuring her to figure out her purpose only makes her wanderlust grow stronger. But she’s comfortable being a nanny to her nieces in the small Pennsylvania town where her sister lives. Though she’s far overstayed her desired timeline, it’s a place filled with friends and familiarity while she plots her next move.

Until she meets the devastatingly gorgeous, obnoxious rookie who is slated to be the next superstar on the town’s top tier baseball team. He’s everything she doesn’t want, but can’t seem to stay away from. As they spend more time together, she discovers that he might just be the anchor she’s always looked for.

When secrets, lies, and a humiliating public scandal rock their world, will she be able to stay with him? Fight for him? Or will her age-old tactic of fleeing erase any shot at a happily ever after?

Garrett Chester has always known exactly what he wants.

To be the best pitcher in the history of the major leagues. And luckily, with more talent in his pinky than other people have in their entire body, he’s well on his way. It’s his attitude that leaves something to be desired. Cocky, reckless and soaking up his newfound fame, the rookie attracts the attention of the tabloid press.

When he meets the feisty woman just as beautiful as the flower she’s named after, she gives him a refreshing reality check. With each passing day, not only does he fall harder, but she makes him want to be a better man.

Except the past that haunts him inevitably catches up, and ends up taking her down with him. Alone, exposed and cast out, it’s a reminder of the childhood trauma that has always plagued him. Can he put the rumors to rest, piece together a career in shambles, and be the hero she needs?

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

Control Artist is the fourth book in the Callahan Family series and tells the story of Dahlia and Garrett. Although this is the fourth book in the series, it can be read as a standalone.
Ever since I read Check Swing, I was really interested in Dahlia and Garrett’s story. And Carrie Aarons didn’t disappoint! I really enjoyed reading Control Artist, and the Callahan Family series in general. This Romance series is so good because it’s enjoyable with different tropes. I also really like the sports stuff because who doesn’t enjoy a good Sports Romance?!
I really liked Control Artist because of Dahlia and Garrett’s chemistry. I really enjoyed seeing them together and reading about them. I really think they’re such a good match. Dahlia is feisty and Garrett can handle it. I also really liked seeing him work for Dahlia. Although they are different and not perfect, they are perfect together!
Dahlia and Garrett’s story isn’t a perfect one, but that made me love it even more. Carrie Aarons did such a good job with Control Artist, and I’m looking forward to Carrie Aarons’ next book. Control Artist was a quick read and if you’re looking for a great Sports Romance, then I highly recommend the Callahan Family series!