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Binding Arbitration by Elizabeth Marx – REVIEW

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Binding Arbitration by Elizabeth Marx – REVIEW

Binding Arbitration (Binding Arbitration, #1)Binding Arbitration by Elizabeth Marx
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

★★★★4.5 Stars★★★★

Book Blurb
Through the corridors of the Windy City’s criminal courts, single mother Libby Tucker knows exactly how far she’ll go to save her cancer-stricken son’s life. The undefeated defense attorney is prepared to take her fight all the way to the majors.

Circumstances force Libby to plead her case at the cleats of celebrity baseball player Banford Aidan Palowski, the man who discarded her at their college graduation. Libby has worked her backside bare for everything she’s attained, while Aidan has been indulged since he slid through the birth canal and landed in a pile of Gold Coast money. But helping Libby and living up to his biological duty could jeopardize the only thing the jock worships: his baseball career.

If baseball imitates life, Aidan admits his appears to be silver-plated peanuts, until an unexpected confrontation with the most spectacular prize that’s ever poured from a caramel corn box blindsides him. When he learns about his son’s desperate need, it pricks open the wound he’s carried since he abandoned Libby and the child.


All Libby wants is a little anonymous DNA, but Aidan has a magical umpire in his head who knows Libby’s a fateball right to the heart. When a six-year-old sage and a hippy priestess step onto the field, there’s more to settle between Libby and Aidan than heartache, redemption, and forgiveness. (

My Review
Forgiveness, love and redemption all brought about by a little boy called Cass.

Libby and Aiden met at college, which you can read about in the free prequel Cutter’s and Jocks, they were friends but it was complicated, she was from the wrong part of town and he was an athlete with big plans.

Libby is raising her six year old son by herself, she is a criminal defence attorney and struggling to come to terms with the fact that she needs to ask help from the one person she never thought she’d see again.

Aiden is a professional Baseball player, on the field and off, and when he gets a call from Libby after 7 years, he is angry at her for rejecting him all those years ago.

This book sucked me in, and even though Libby was quick to forgive I still loved her for being strong but yet tender. Aiden I LOVED, he was very alpha male and he owned up to his mistakes, which let me tell you were huge, and his relationship with Cass was the most beautiful thing.

Children in books have to be very endearing for me to be interested in them, I have a young daughter and reading is my escape from the mundane parts of being a parent. This author created a fabulous little character and he reminded me how observant children really are and that all they really want to do is please their mum and dad. He pulled at my heartstrings, I loved him like my own by the end of the book.

Please let me warn you though that you will need tissues, this book will make you laugh with the great banter between Libby and Aiden but it is also heartbreaking and sad.

I highlighted so many quotes in this book. The writing was fantastic, although at times I got confused with some of the phrases, which is why I knocked off half a star.

All in all it was a great read.

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