Jamie Lawson always believed he'd make it to baseball's big leagues, but when a tragic accident leaves him maimed, and his wife dead, Jamie heads back to his small Minnesota hometown with his dreams shattered. Six years later, he's opened his own chiropractic clinic, but guilt and grief still haunt him. The closest he comes to baseball these days is coaching little league and umpiring for the town's Fourth of July softball tournament. He certainly doesn't have room in his life for the pretty stranger who shows up at the tournament and then boldly asks him on a date.
The Boys—and Girls—of Summer
After an ugly divorce, grade school teacher Kira Walker needs a break to reassess her life and come to terms with being single. Spending the summer with her sister, she attends the holiday softball tournament. But how can she keep her mind on the game—and her goals—when the umpire is such a distraction? She might be up for a summer fling if it was with Sexy Umpire Man.
Sliding into Home…
Kira's got her own share of past hurts, but as the summer—and the romance—heats up, her playful nature coaxes Jamie into rediscovering parts of himself he thought he'd buried with his wife. Kira has thrown Jamie a curveball. Will he let her walk, or will he embrace the possibility that his glory days just might be in the future, with Kira?
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Calling the Curveball: a Lawson Family Novel by Tracey Cramer-Kelly
Ok so I totally LOVED this book...The storyline was AWESOME, the characters were believable and lovable and I want to be part of their friends and family. So now that I got that out of the way let me tell you about how this book made me feel...I cried more than once and some of that crying wasn't at all pretty, I laughed more than once and caught myself saying Awwwww out loud more than once. I also a few times got totally frustrated and angry. So it's safe to say this book, for me anyway had All the feels.
This was my first book by this author and I'm not even playing when I say it absolutely will not be my last. She grabbed me literally on page 1 and it was about 2% in that I had my first ugly cry… Jamie and Kira were both broken because of circumstances in their pasts and Jamie had given up his dreams feeling like he didn't deserve them anymore. This was part of the book that was heartbreaking and made me love Kira that much more. I LOVE how they met and loved even more her boldness to pretty much walk right up to him and ask him out.
Everything in this story worked for me, I could not stop reading it till I was finished and it worked really well with text to speech thankfully since I had some real life things I had to do while reading...and now I come away with needing so much more and will be tearing up her pages trying to find out when I can read more about everyone in this book, and I love finding new authors I can stalk, or I mean follow so this whole book was a complete win win for me.
I highly highly recommend reading this!!