Sportswriter Katie McIntyre thinks star pitcher Jason Price will be the perfect fling, a one-night stand to help her forget her cheating ex. Their hook-up is supposed to end with breakfast—but the coronavirus has other plans.
When Katie unexpectedly becomes her grandmother’s full-time caretaker, the disoriented elderly woman believes Jason is Katie’s devoted beau. Desperate, Katie pitches a pretend relationship to the star athlete. Jason knocks the fake-boyfriend ball out of the park.
Before long, the couple’s increasingly real alliance is tested by disastrous cooking, adult-themed donuts, and an irascible hairless cat. Worst of all, COVID quarantine magnifies one tiny secret (Katie’s) and one small lie (Jason’s.) With a relationship built on false pretenses, how do Katie and Jason avoid striking out?
Previously published as The C Word.
The Women's Work Series includes:
Katie McIntyre Hits a Home Run
Jennifer Price Lives a Charmed Life
Emily Holcomb Bakes a New Cake
If you like romantic women's fiction (or romantic comedy or romcom or rom com) with sports like baseball and an athlete hero, especially ones with a fake relationship—an actual fake engagement—and a hot one-night stand (you know, a fling or a hook up) all set during the coronavirus (COVID) pandemic and its quarantine (lockdown), then this is the book for you!
USA Today bestselling author Mindy Klasky learned to read when her parents shoved a book in her hands and told her she could travel anywhere through stories. As a writer, Mindy has traveled through various genres, including women's fiction, romantic comedy, hot contemporary romance, and traditional fantasy. In her spare time, Mindy knits, quilts, and tries to tame her to-be-read shelf.