Love hits a grand slam (and then some) in this cracker-jack collection, as six couples take the field for their chance at romance. Priced for peanuts, these captivating baseball love stories will make a perfect addition to your reading lineup.
Take Me Out: Diamonds are a girl’s best friend in these four short tales that celebrate love on—and off—the field:
Trade Off by Elley Arden: Traded and jaded, catcher Ben Border is considering stepping out from behind the plate. Then he runs into former flame Scarlett Dare. Turns out the sexy marketing executive still sends him into a fever pitch. But is she willing to trade Fortune 500 success for a happily ever after?
Slugger Gone South by Alicia Hunter Pace: When New York Yankee Marc MacNeal comes to Merritt, Alabama, for a charity golf tournament, he’s shocked to be reunited with his ex-fiancée Bailey Watkins. It could be the perfect chance to get some long-awaited closure—or the start of a whole new ballgame…
That Ol’ Team Spirit by Bea Moon: Someone’s haunting the Sharks’ stadium and creating some major league mischief. Psychic Peg Noonan and her granddaughter Trish are determined to discover who’s menacing their concessions stand. With the help of Trish’s high school love, sportswriter Rob Hanks, they just might have a ghost of a (second) chance.
Safe at Home by Leslie P. García: Amanda Warner hates baseball but knows it’ll take a swing for the fences to save her dad’s hardware store. Hoping his star power will bring in the crowds, she sets her sights on Scorpions all-star Josh “Hotstuff” Arrevalos. But is her heart ready to play ball again?
Crazy for You: Baseball hotshot Jake Ross’s bad boy ways land him on the covers of gossip rags instead of sports magazines and could cost him a multi-million-dollar sponsorship deal. He’s willing to be a personal trainer to Charlotte Jones, a media coordinator who is ready to quit on her goal to lose weight, if she’ll pretend to be his girlfriend. The idea is a hit … until sparks begin to fly. But has Jake really forsaken his playboy ways?
Change My Mind: Centerfielder Grey Kemmons is spending the off-season renovating the house he inherited from his father. It’s a miserable job, but somebody has to pay back the money his father stole. When Nel Parker, a spitfire of a woman in a surprisingly attractive package, shows up wanting to list the house, he agrees to pacify her with a tour, never expecting the mutually beneficial business relationship that ensues. But will their secrets lead them to strike out at love?
USA TODAY bestselling author Alicia Hunter Pace is the writing team of Stephanie Jones and Jean Hovey. Stephanie lives in Jasper, Alabama, where she teaches sixth grade. She is a native Alabamian who likes football, Civil War history, and people who follow the rules. She is happy to provide a list of said rules to anyone who needs them. Jean, a former public librarian, lives in Decatur, Alabama, with her husband in a hundred-year-old house that always wants something from her. She likes to cook but has discovered the joy of Mrs. Paul’s fish fillets since becoming a writer. Find Alicia Hunter Pace at AliciaHunterPace.com, on Facebook, and on Twitter @AliciaHPace.
Elley Arden is a proud Pennsylvania girl who drinks wine like it’s water (a slight exaggeration), prefers a night at the ballpark to a night on the town, and believes almond English toffee is the key to happiness. Find Elley Arden at ElleyArden.com, on Facebook at Facebook.com/elleyardenauthor, and on Twitter @elleywrites.
Rina Gray has been writing and singing for as long as she can remember. She never had a talent for singing outside the shower, but her writing flourished. When she’s not writing, she can be found with her head stuck in a book, kickboxing, or dominating game night with friends and family. Rina resides in Atlanta with her husband. Find Rina Gray at RinaGray.com on Facebook, and on Twitter @rinagraywrites.