I think this was another story that could have benefited from being a little bit longer. I'm all for short and sweet, but sometimes you just need to know more if you're gonna sympathize with the characters. I liked both Maggie and Jake, I just felt like I wanted to get to know them both a little bit more before I understood the attraction. That being said, for a short, sweet, late night, between books read it was good. If it would have had maybe an extra chapter to two it would have been perfect ;) I picked up The Curve Ball from Amazon as a FREE download from Amazon on June 6, 2013 and read it as part of my 'Why Buy the Cow?' 2013 Reading Challenge.