Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Review: Binding Arbitration by Elizabeth Marx Plus Giveaway

BLURB:   Through the corridors of the Windy City’s criminal courts, single mother, Libby Tucker, doesn’t wonder how far she’s willing to go to save her son’s life from cancer. The undefeated defense attorney knows she’ll take her case all the way to the majors.

Libby pleads her case at the cleats of celebrity baseball player, Banford Aidan Palowski, the man who discarded her at college graduation, begging him to live up to his biological duty. Libby’s worked her backside bare for everything she’s attained, while Band-Aid has been indulged since he slid through the birth canal and landed in a pile of Gold Coast money. But helping her might 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. Libby reveals his son desperately needs him and it pricks open the wound he’s carried since he abandoned her.

All Libby wants is a little anonymous DNA, but Band-Aid 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 then heartache, redemption, and forgiveness.

My Thoughts:   Binding Arbiration is a very emotional contemporary story that pulled me in and kept my attention right away. It has such real life elements that made me cry, made me angry, and sometimes made me laugh. 

Libby Tucker would do anything for her son, who is terminally ill. This story is her journey into doing everything possible to save him, even go to the one person that shut her out, turned her away.

Aidan really makes me angry. It took a lot, and I mean  A LOT to redeem him. Maybe its what his actions were with Libby and his son hit close to home.

The story is powerful and intense, but it is well worth the read. If you're one of those readers that gets very involved in what you're reading, have some tissue ready.

Elizabeth Marx has created an emotional journey. One that I won't soon forget.

Author Bio:
Windy City writer Elizabeth Marx brings cosmopolitan flair to her fiction, which is a blend of romance and fast-paced Chicago living with a sprinkle of magical realism. In her past incarnation she was an interior designer--not a decorator--which basically means she has a piece of paper to prove that she knows how to match and measure things and can miraculously make mundane pieces of furniture appear to be masterpieces. Elizabeth says being an interior designer is one part shrink, one part marriage counselor and one part artist, skills eerily similar to those employed in writing. 

Elizabeth grew up in Illinois and has also lived in Texas and Florida. If she’s not pounding her head against the wall trying to get the words just right, you can find her at a softball field out in the boonies or sitting in the bleachers by a basketball court. Elizabeth resides with her husband, girls, and two cats who’ve spelled everyone into believing they’re really dogs. 

Elizabeth has traveled extensively, but still says there’s no town like Chi-Town.

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Until next time,

Storm Goddess


  1. Thanks for reviewing Aidan and Libby's journey, I'm glad you enjoyed it.
    Elizabeth Marx

  2. This book sounds like one for me. Great job and great review! Love the cover.

  3. Wonderful review. Wishing you many sales.

  4. Love heroes who have to find a way to redeem themselves...and Aidan sounds like a perfect example. I also love baseball, and this story intrigues me!

  5. Great cover and the blurb has me hooked. I like sports heroes that are complete jerks in the beginning but go through an emotional journey to redeem themselves.


  6. Sounds like a good story.
    Theresa N

  7. Libby's story sounds so intense. The blurb has caught my interest.