HIS GAME NEVER FAILS...
Baseball star Oliver Shields has always lived for the game-and now the New York Saints have finally made the play offs. The season isn't over yet, but meeting gorgeous Amelia Graham seems like a bonus grand slam-until one night of partying threatens to take Oliver out of the game for good...
UNTIL SHE puts his heart in play...
All work and no play has always been Amelia's motto, earning her a coveted job on Wall Street and the freedom she's always longed for. Oliver is a real player-in more ways than one-and a distraction she doesn't need, especially when she's trying to win a chance at her dream assignment at work . When flirtation turns to attraction so fierce neither one of them can say good-bye, will Oliver and Amelia step up to the plate-and give love a chance?
"Sexy...[with] emotional intensity."
-Kirkus Reviews on The Devil in Denim
Scott's cozy fourth installment of the New York Saints sports romance series (after Lawless in Leather) pairs a Wall Street economist with a fun-loving baseball player for a romp that combines heart and heat. After 14 years on the New York Saints, first baseman Oliver Shields is good and ready to make the playoffs no matter how much upstart transfer Finn Castro might want his spot on the team. Oliver meets Finn's honorary big sister, Amelia Graham, at a team party, and he's intrigued by the witty beauty. Amelia's deeply indebted to the Castro family they looked after her when her own family was unable to but does that extend to despising everyone that Finn dislikes? After a dramatic event rocks Oliver's world, he tries to figure out whether Amelia can be a part of his new life, while she worries about the secret she's keeping from him. Scott's agile storytelling and engaging characters make this contemporary tale one to savor.
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Won't be the last time read books by this author
This is the first book I have read by this author. But I don’t think it will be the last. Amelia’s best friend asked her to keep an eye out for her brother Finn. Amelia grew up with Em and Finn so she considers them family and Finn her brother. Because the New York Saints finally made it to the American League Division for the first time in years, the owners throw a party. So when Finn asks her to attend, Amelia is happy to say yes. While at the party, she meets Ollie. Ollie has been the 1st baseman for the New York Saints for 15 years. He is ecstatic that is finally going to the playoffs. Amelia and Ollie meet at the bar and spend time together. Ollie is very interested in Amelia. But when he finds out she is here with a “friend”, Finn no less he is not thrilled. Finn tries to trash Ollie in front of Amelia; telling her he likes to sleep around. Needless to say there is no love lost between these two. Finn is a spoiled brat. He is gunning for Ollie’s position on the team. He has the attitude that he deserves it just because and not because he has to work for it. After Finn abandons Amelia at the party she decides to go home. Because of this decision she feels responsible for what happens next. Ollie is roped in taking a drunken Finn home. On the way home they are involved in a car accident. While Finn was spared, Ollie wasn’t so fortunate. He sustains a potential career ending accident. Amelia feels sort of responsible. If she hadn’t left the party, she could have driven Finn home and then Ollie would not have been injured. Since Finn refuses to visit Ollie in the hospital, Amelia feels compelled to visit him. After being released from the hospital, Ollie becomes bored. So they begin a relationship around the game “Words with Friends”. The more time they spend together, the greater their feelings become. But Amelia is torn between what she feels is her family (Finn, Em) and her own desires. Finn and Em are horrible to Amelia when they find out she is involved with Ollie. But there comes a time when she realizes she deserves happiness, even if it disappoints her family. Overall the story was good. It flowed easily. I did not feel it was bogged down with a lot of inner dialogue. The intimate scenes where not over the top, but just right. The only thing I would have liked is a better epilogue. I felt like there needed to be more. It did not give me that satisfied feeling at the end. If it had it might have been 5 stars. Look forward to Finn’s story next. Hopefully he matures somewhat.