Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway: Binding Arbitration by Elizabeth Marx

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

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Binding Arbitration
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Author: Elizabeth Marx
Publisher: Self Published  (Nov. 5, 2011)
Genre: Romance, Family Saga, Contemporary/Chick Lit, 477 pages
ASIN: B006423DPW
ISBN-10: 1477470735 
ISBN-13: 978-1477470732

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.

Binding Arbitration is one helluva book. This book had me on edge with many different emotions. I Was happy, then sad, then happy again... oh can't forget a little feisty either. Libby & Aidan's story is compelling and keeps you hanging on til the very end.

I absolutely love all the characters. Even the snotty ex fiancee that comes prancing around with her lack of a brain and rejuven-- never mind, that's a spoiler all its own. The banter between all the characters is hilarious and its not just banter between the main characters, oh, no! Elizabeth Marx doesn't leave her other characters hanging in the background. Another thing I loved about this book was the connection between Aidan and Libby. They had a complicated relationship in college (you know, that "just friends" kinda relationship) but they both harbored stronger feelings for each other then they let on. It was both frustrating and cute to follow along with Libby & Aidan's story, but they way they can just gravitate towards each other was just.... so.... *sigh* I also loved Cass's, Aidan & Libby's son, character. It's been a while since I've read a book where a child played a big part in a book and Cass's character was sweet and funny. There wasn't much about this book I didn't like. I felt I connected with the characters and was hooked right from the beginning. Now, let me just take a minute here to drool over Mr. Pole-ow-ski (book ref) Wheew. Aidan is an Alpha Male through and through. I just wanted to eat him up! Laawd. I need to do a little batting practice with his sezzy self!

I would most definitely recommend this book. If you love yourself a good contemporary romance, then this book is for you. All you baseball fans will love this book too! All the baseball refrences were not lost on me! I devoured every single word :) When I first picked up this book, I got to about the third or fourth page, before I read the words "cutter" and "jock" and I immediately stopped reading and looked through my eBooks and found Cutters vs. Jocks by Ms. Marx & delved into that first. SO, before you pick up Binding Arbitration, go ahead and get Cutters vs. Jocks, which is the prequel to Aidan & Libby's story. Though Marx does clearify things in Binding Arbitration that were mentioned in Cutters vs. Jocks, do yourself a huge favor & read about what happens 6 year earlier. You won't regret it!



On the idyllic campus of Indiana University, Little-Libby-Nobody runs into Band-Aid, All-American-Athlete, and fireworks explode. Libby and Aidan spiral into a collision course of love at first sight versus lust you can’t fight. As the game plays out and their affection grows, they soon realize that labels like cutters and jocks can’t keep them apart.

But when Libby and Aidan find themselves in trouble they have to confront the reality of where they each fit in the others’ world. Libby believes superstar jocks don’t take cutters to Rose Well House, in the center of campus, at midnight and pledge their undying devotion beneath its sparkling dome. And Band-Aid imagines there’s no place for a pregnant, small-town waitress in his bull-pen or the major leagues. What happens when worthy opponents refuse to play their hearts out?

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Windy city writer, Elizabeth Marx, brings cosmopolitan life alive in her fiction—a blend of romance, fast-paced Chicago living, and a sprinkle of magical realism. In her past incarnation she was an interior designer, not a decorator, a designer, which basically means she has a piece of paper to prove that she knows how to match things, measure things and 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, but 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 somewhere 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.


  1. This looks like a good read. Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. Good luck with the giveaway :) It really is a good book ^_^