I have a confession: my dad is the coolest. And I’m not just saying that cause he’s my dad. In High School he was the pitcher for his High School baseball team and instead of playing college ball, he decided to serve a two year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and that changed everything for him and shifted his dreams. Baseball was still a pretty big deal in our house and movies like Field of Dreams and The Natural were staples, which probably explains why I have a soft spot for baseball stories; especially when it come to ones where the hero is a pitcher.
“Julie’s calm life is thrown a curve ball when her brother arrives the night before his seven-month deployment asking her to take care of his son. As a preschool teacher, she’s used to dealing with toddlers, not nine-year-olds. Noting her nephew’s interest in baseball, Julie signs him up for little league. She’s anything but thrilled to find out that his coach is a celebrity.
Eric returned to St Marys to lick his wounds and start over. But even in his hometown, he’s known more for his unfortunate appearance on a reality dating show than for his seven years in the major leagues. All he has to show for that poor decision is an ex-wife and a broken heart.
Julie’s obvious disapproval makes her the perfect choice for his team mom. If she doesn’t like him, she won’t cause any problems. But will that be enough to keep his growing interest in her in check? And as Julie’s preconceived notions about sports figures slowly unravel, will she be able to resist the man behind the public persona?”
This story was a little cheesy with a few parts that seemed less natural and more contrived, but I appreciated the lack of angst and the sweet way the romance built. Pretty cute, and very clean. –N.C.
Author Delaney Cameron
I’m a Georgia girl at heart if not by birth. I love to read, watch college football, and spend time with my husband. I’m a hopeless romantic so there will always be a happily ever after in my stories. I also like to write about second chances because love doesn’t always work out the first time.
My books are sweet romances set in both contemporary and regency settings featuring stories about the journey to love, from that first meeting to the point where two people know their hearts are no longer their own. My characters aren’t perfect. They make mistakes and have faults like the rest of us. They learn the sometimes painful truth that the path to love isn’t always smooth, but it’s a road worth traveling.
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