The Baseball Novels

Doing whatever it takes to save the game

There’s nothing more wildly sexy and appealing than a professional athlete, someone willing to put life and limb on the line for the win, someone so used to doing whatever it takes to save the game, that they don’t realize that they themselves need saving.

I love torturing my heroes with love. Not sure what that says about me, but there’s something about a watching a guy suffer before getting his happily ever after. In Double Play, I started with a big, bad sexy-as-hell major league baseball pitcher. Pace Martin is tough and edgy, a bit of a badass really, and doesn’t see a problem with that. Intensely private, he’s devastated to discover that what should have been a simple injury might well be a career ending one.

And then a reporter shows up. Holly Hutchins has a nose for secrets, and a free pass from the Heat’s management to travel with Pace’s team all summer and write about the guys in detail. From the very first moment with Pace, when he inadvertently abducts her, they irritate – and arouse – the hell out of each other. But certain life experiences have a way of bringing out the best in people, and the best between Pace and Holly is very, very good…

Poor Pace. He just wants to be left alone, and yet every single time he’s with Holly the oddest thing happens. He feels. He wants. That she drives him crazy is a problem, as is her ‘tude, but hey, he has his own bad ‘tude half the time so he can appreciate it. Especially when they’re kissing instead of banging heads. Pitting these two against each other was great fun. I’m only sorry it’s over.

Slow Heat begins with another big, bad sexy-as-hell major league baseball player, a catcher this time, for the Santa Barbara Heat. Wade O’Riley is a walk on the wild side, and doesn’t see a problem with that. Unfortunately for him, management does.

When the Powers-That-Be decide Wade needs a public make-over, they task the Heat’s publicist with pretending to be his girlfriend at a celebrity wedding. They figure this will ward off both women and trouble. Problem ­putting Sam and Wade together any amount of time equals trouble all on its own. Trouble, and a crazy sexual heat neither can seem to resist to save their lives…

Wade doesn’t have a problem with what’s happening between them. He might be the Good Time Guy, but he knows a good thing when it hits him. Sam,however, isn’t as easy to convince. She’s known Wade for a long time, and has never seen him stick. Care. Open his heart.

And since hers has been open to him since that one long ago night they’d shared, she’s doubly cautious. But risking when it comes to love is what it’s all about, and before their story is over, each will have to risk far more than they bargained for, including their hearts and souls.

Each of the books in this series stand on their own; you don’t have to read the entire series. Unless you want to. :)