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Just one short season ago, major league center fielder John Roper had it all: the looks—and personal life—of a sports hero and the public's adoration. But this hot property's lucky streak has run out. After a World Series disaster, fans diss him, shock jocks mock him and his dysfunctional family hassles him for money he really can't spare.
Now it's up to him, and Hot Zone publicist Amy Stone, to get his life back on track.
Amy finds it's easier said than done. What with the constant intrusions of his nutty family, a crazed fan playing stalker, and Roper's refusal to put his own needs first, she's starting to think that life in the fast lane isn't all it's cracked up to be. But when the two retreat to a secluded lodge, the sexy center fielder throws Amy a curveball—one she never saw coming...
*This book previously released in 2004. Updataed for content and modernized
It's a poignant home run for the final installment of Phillip's cute, sports-themed Hot Zone series (after Hot Stuff). Hottie John Roper, "a high-maintenance outfielder," feels a cold downturn in his public and personal life after getting injured and losing the World Series for the New York Renegades. After meeting adorable Floridian Amy Stone at a friend's wedding, he later discovers she's his new handler at Hot Zone and Athletes Only, a sports public relations firm. Amy's wowed by John during a New Year's bash, spends the night on his sofa and attracts the paparazzi the next day. As she helps him reclaim his life (and navigate his difficult family), she decides their relationship must stay strictly professional. That love obstacle allows Phillips to wind up with a smart lesson: it's all about the game plan.