Review…A Life Of Inches by Douglas Esper




Ryan Kelly and Woodie Wodyzewski always fight for every inch.

Whether on the baseball diamond, the basketball court, or even the dance floor, these two friends are true competitors.

When Ryan beats Woodie in a bike race because Woodie has the misfortune to be hit by a car, he seems to have won. But the beautiful girl who crashes into their lives is worth far more than any trophy.

Molly De Leon knows all about winning, and nothing will keep her from her goals.

Ryan and Woodie have been vying for Molly since the day they met. How can she possibly choose between them?

Woodie has a complicated family situation and she desperately wants to help him through his misery and confusion. A little on edge with a temper, he’s the bad boy in her life who reminds Molly a lot of her mother, a powerful politician she’s grown up watching bend men and women to her will with a simple smile.

Ryan, on the other hand, is very close to his parents, grounded, and has a good sense of humor. He’s not your typical jock; he’s a safe, reliable pick, and a constant in Molly’s life—that is, until his injuries lead him down a destructive path.

Molly realizes it’s time to make a decision…

But how can she risk losing either one of them when they both own a piece of her heart?

My review:

A Life Of Inches is the newest work from author Douglas Esper and being a baseball fan and romance fan myself, this was an interesting mix of both and one I enjoyed.

The love triangle between Woodie, Molly, and Ryan was one that started pretty early on and one that continued for years. This is their journey; from when they all meet by a chance encounter and where that path takes them.

Molly had two very different choices: the hot-headed bad boy or the softer and more caring nice guy. Both are going through the ups and downs of the pro-baseball world, a world they both have lived for since their childhood. Both are highly competitive with one another, although they really don’t come out and say it.  Both had their good points and their bad points and it was definitely a tough choice for her to make. After all, they’ve both been in her life for so many years. But one would end up meaning more to her in the end, and he’s the choice I would have made, too. Oh, and there was a bit of a surprise at the end that had me smiling. (No, no, I won’t ruin it for you and tell you who she chose….you’ll just have to read and find out.)

I will say that baseball does take a big role in this book. Some may find it a bit much, but as I said earlier, I myself am a baseball fan. You can find me most weekends sitting at one of my son’s many baseball games one of the two teams he’s on is playing or occasionally sitting at a Phillies game trying to figure out why I wasted money on a ticket. Yep, I’m a baseball girl at heart!

All in all this was a fun read that I enjoyed. Thank you, Douglas, for a great sports filled romance!


Three-and-a-Half Loves


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About the author:

It was at a very early age when I, Douglas Esper, (your friendly neighborhood author) realized I had a passion for the written word. As a youngster, I couldn’t get enough books to satisfy my desire to read and to this day, I still own many books my parents got for me. In school I gravitated toward reading and writing to the point teachers grew impatient with me for writing stories in class.
The passion and drive to read and write continues to this day and my goal of feeling comfortable in my own writing skin seems within reach. I’ve self-published 2 picture books for kids, Sammy’s Birthday Surprise and The Mystery of the Flying Tomatoes, a few short stories, and my debut novel, A Life of Inches, will be released by @LimitlessPublishing spring of 2015.
I live in North Ridgeville, Ohio, just west of Cleveland, with my wife, our kids, and that meddlesome dog.
I’m currently falling in love with David Fulmer books, and also enjoying the latest Les Roberts mystery novel. If I’m not reading or writing you can find me watching the Cleveland Browns losing on Sunday, writing music with my band, or observing my kids doing cute, and usually messy, stuff.
Hope this helps you learn a bit about me, but now it’s your turn…introduce yourself


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