For Rylan Cates, the gloriously sunny beachside town of Barefoot William may be home, but the pro baseball player needs to focus on spring training. Hiring a personal assistant to keep him and his four dogs organized for the next eight weeks is the first step--and Beth Avery is the perfect pinch hitter. Read more...
For Rylan Cates, the gloriously sunny beachside town of Barefoot William may be home, but the pro baseball player needs to focus on spring training. Hiring a personal assistant to keep him and his four dogs organized for the next eight weeks is the first step--and Beth Avery is the perfect pinch hitter.
Beth is still looking for her place in the world, and a couple months caring for Rylan's two dachshunds, his golden retriever, and a Great Dane named Atlas should shore up her finances before she moves on. Except it's Atlas who won't budge, pushing her toward tanned, scruffy, sexy Rylan every chance he gets. One more strike and she's calling the dog out--unless she and Rylan admit that the attraction they're feeling is a game-winning grand slam. . .
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-03-23
- Reviewer: Staff
Angell cleverly combines her Richmond Rogues baseball series (Sweet Spot) with her exuberant Barefoot William books, set in a folksy boardwalk town in Florida (No Sunshine When She’s Gone), where the wealthy Cates family sets the rules. The Rogues are in Barefoot William for spring training. When Beth Avery, down to her last dollar, applies for a job as a temporary personal assistant to the Rogues team captain, she doesn’t expect to wind up working for handsome Rylan Cates, who has a houseful of eccentric dogs. Rylan thinks Beth will be the perfect employee because she’s not his type and will thus provide no romantic distractions. However, the quirky brunette quickly becomes essential to the baseball hero, and though their romance is troubled by neither conflict nor obstacles, they make an appealing couple. The setting and characters are familiar, but the book stands on its own and will appeal to readers who enjoy a humorous contemporary romance with a bit of sizzle. Agent: Brown Literary Agency. (May)