Baseball player Nathan Hawkins needs to get away from Chicago. After a near career-ending car accident and with paparazzi surrounding his penthouse, Nate can only think of one place to go: home. But when he finds his old apartment occupied by a half-naked woman wielding a baseball bat, he's not sure what to think…except that maybe his luck has finally changed for the better.
Librarian Dorie Donelli never thought she'd get to meet her fantasy man in person—much less in her bathrobe. To her surprise, her nearly naked run-in with Nate leads to more unclothed encounters. But Dorie is sure their fling is only temporary. As long as she remembers he'll be gone once his life gets back on track, she won't get hurt. In the meantime, she throws herself into enjoying their three weeks together before he has to report for spring training and go back to his old life.
For Nate, being with Dorie is the only time in months that he finds himself smiling. Laughing. And he has no intention of letting that go. He might even be falling in love…if only Dorie will let him say the words. What they have isn't just a dream, but the start of a dream come true.
This book is approximately 101,000 words
Loved this book! Finished it in one day! I wish there was a sequel to their story!
Fresh New Series
This is the debut book in a new series that will surely claim the hearts of baseball and non-baseball fans alike. Ms Doyle does a remarkable job of creating characters so vivid that while reading this story a movie is created in your mind.
You can't help but fall in love with Dorie and Nate, they are so different from each other, yet were definitely created to be together. Their chemistry is fully charged from the very beginning, you can feel what Nate sees in Dorie from the moment they meet. Their dialog is crisp, fresh and completely witty, it will have you laughing out loud throughout the book.
The second book in the series Called Up, revolving around Nate's youngest sister Fitz and one of his closet friends Deke, comes out at the end of the Summer...I'm definitely looking forward to reading more from this author.
This book was provided by Netgalley for my honest review.