REVIEW: High Balls by Tara Lain


Though only twenty-six, single father Theodore Walters lives with his head in the clouds and his feet firmly planted in reality. At the center of his life is Andy, his seven-year-old son, with whom he shares no DNA, though nobody—including his religious-fanatic in-laws—knows that, and Theodore will do anything to keep them from finding out. Theodore works hard to get his PhD and the tenure and salary that might follow to make a better life for Andy—but the head of his department thinks his dissertation on Jane Austen and romance novels is frivolous.

Theodore’s carefully planned life goes off the rails when he walks into a popular Laguna Beach bar and meets the bartender, “Snake” Erasmo, a pierced and tattooed biker who sends Theodore’s imagination—and libido—soaring. Snake has even more secrets than Theodore and couldn’t be a less “appropriate” match, but he might be the only guy with the skills to show Theodore that happily ever after is for real.

Title:  High Balls
Series:  Balls to the Wall
Book #: 6
Author:  Tara Lain
Approximate Book Length:  187 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Moderate


This was sweet and fun. Theodore is a really great parent and cool teacher too. He's got some anxiety, but in his position, who wouldn't? I really felt for Theodore and Andy with their situations. Poor Andy with his grandparents, and poor Theodore with the Andy situation and his work situation. They had a rough time for a while.

Snake definitely has some secrets, but they come out in the best way. Snake is nothing short of amazing with Andy who just about steals the show to begin with. Theodore is somewhat of a walking stereotype, but Snake is a walking contradiction and the combination is spellbinding.

We do see characters from past books in bits and pieces which is great. My only problem was that with this being book six, and it's been a while since I've read any in this series, I had to search my memory banks for who everybody was. The only ones I always remember are Rod and Hunter who have the most prominent supporting roles - yay!

Bottom Line:

High Balls is an awesome addition to an already wonderful series. It's relatable and endearing and I just loved it.