Review~~Curveball – @MariahDietz


Curveball by Mariah Dietz



Shakespeare believed there was always humor in tragedy and tragedy in humor.

My life proved his theory as fact.

At eighteen I was a single parent moving to this small town to be with the man I loved. The one who was supposed to love and cherish me in return.

Finding out he had a wife was tragic.
Remaining in love with him in spite of her was more tragic.
My mom and best friend setting me up on a long string of blind dates was an ongoing tragedy.

Nine years later, I’ve learned to see the humor in most situations.

My mom and best friend setting me up on disastrous blind dates.
My son’s jokes.
The fire alarm going off each time I cook.

My constant bright spot always adding to the humor was my son, Hayden. But when Hayden had a life-threatening allergic reaction, the man who came to help my little boy became my own savior. His laugh, his smile, and the way his eyes lit up when he spoke to my son made him a beacon of light in both our lives.

But I wasn’t the only one who noticed him.
When I began having feelings for the man my best and only friend had fallen for, I knew following my heart would once again lead to a fresh round of heartbreak.

Love led me to this town.
Lies kept me there.

Would history repeat itself?
Or had life just thrown me another Curveball?

Louisa’s 4 Blush Review

Ella and Coen.  Two people who had rules.


  1. Never Date a firefighter


  1. Never date a neighbor

But rules are made to be broken!

Ella, a single mom who’s life is her son and work.  She’s worked hard for everything she has.  She has lived a tough 9 years.  Rumors around town have made Ella’s dating life less than desirable.  Her best friend and mother have been “helping” and “guiding” her along the way; setting her up for online dating and speed dating.  Ella is perfectly fine alone and with her son.

Coen a firefighter who, more than once, is a lifesaver for Ella, has worked his way into her life, not looking for anything but a friend.  Coen becomes a bit of a mentor for her son Hayden. He becomes someone that both Hayden and Ella rely upon daily.  The friendship between Hayden and Coen was so sweet to watch.

Mariah kept the flow of the story going, I was anticipating the next page and yup – she threw in a few bombs in there to keep me guessing.  I would have loved

My only concern?  I want more of an epilogue, but a sign of a good book for me?  Wanting MORE!

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