Reaching First

Diamond Brides Series

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A naïve, innocent woman too sweet for her own good meets a man too bad for words in this sexy stand-alone baseball romance!


Hotheaded Tyler Brock has one huge strike against him when he arrives in Raleigh as the Rockets' star first baseman: he owes one hundred hours of community service for starting a bar fight.  Lost in a new town with a new team, Tyler can't confide his greatest shame to anyone—he can't read.


When he's assigned to work for Emily Holt, he's in even bigger trouble.  Emily is beautiful, uptight, and ready to shed her secret, unwanted virginity.  They hit it off, in more ways than one.  But when illiterate Tyler shirks his book-bound community service, Emily must hold him accountable.


Can this mismatched pair save each other by sharing their long-held secrets?


This spicy stand-alone HEA with no cliffhanger is the third book in USA Today bestselling author Mindy Klasky’s Diamond Brides baseball series.


The Diamond Brides Baseball Series:

Each volume can be read on its own, and the series can be read in any order.

Perfect Pitch (DJ Thomas and Samantha Winger)
Catching Hell (Zach Ormond and Anna Benson)
Reaching First (Tyler Brock and Emily Holt)
Second Thoughts (Nick Durban and Jamie Martin)
Third Degree (Josh Cantor and Ashley Harris)
Stopping Short (Drew Marshall and Jessica Barnes)
From Left Field (Adam Sartain and Haley Thurman)
Center Stage (Ryan Green and Lindsey Ormond)
Always Right (Kyle Norton and Amanda Carter)


If you like passionate stories that include an opposites attract relationship between a disabled hero who has dyslexia and a criminal past and an innocent, naïve, virgin heroine who happens to be a vegetarian, as well as major league baseball, athletes, sports, alpha males, a bad boy hero, a strong female lead, and a sexy, spicy, hot contemporary romance beach read, this is the book for you!


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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 hot contemporary romance. In her spare time, Mindy knits, quilts, and tries to tame her to-be-read shelf.

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May 4, 2014
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9781611383720
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Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
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A secret baby gives reunited lovers a second chance in this sexy stand-alone baseball romance!


Photographer Jamie Martin gave up her fast-paced New York career and moved to Raleigh, NC to raise an unexpected blessing: her daughter Olivia.  Desperate for clients, Jamie is thrilled to land a job with the Rockets baseball team...until she discovers she must work with her ex-fiancé, who doesn't know he fathered her child.


Career-driven second baseman Nick Durban broke up with Jamie at college graduation so they both could follow their dreams. Seven years later, he gets a reality check when he learns about Olivia.


Jamie is so determined to keep Nick out of her life that she tries online dating, never dreaming he is her perfect electronic match.  Can this out-of-sync couple get past their second thoughts and learn to trust each other again?


This spicy stand-alone HEA with no cliffhanger is the fourth book in USA Today bestselling author Mindy Klasky’s Diamond Brides baseball series.


The Diamond Brides Baseball Series:


Each volume can be read on its own, and the series can be read in any order.


Perfect Pitch (DJ Thomas and Samantha Winger)

Catching Hell (Zach Ormond and Anna Benson)

Reaching First (Tyler Brock and Emily Holt)

Second Thoughts (Nick Durban and Jamie Martin)

Third Degree (Josh Cantor and Ashley Harris)

Stopping Short (Drew Marshall and Jessica Barnes)

From Left Field (Adam Sartain and Haley Thurman)

Center Stage (Ryan Green and Lindsey Ormond)

Always Right (Kyle Norton and Amanda Carter)


If you like passionate stories that include a secret baby, reunion, and second chance romance for college sweethearts, with a smart driven hero and a single parent (single mother or single mom) heroine trying to find love through online dating, major league baseball, athletes, sports, alpha males, a bad boy hero, a strong female lead, and a sexy, spicy, hot contemporary romance beach read, this is the book for you!


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A marriage of convenience is must-see reality TV in this sexy stand-alone baseball romance!


Chef Ashley Harris wants to own a restaurant—that's why she attended culinary school, and that's why she tolerates working for the world's most lecherous restaurateur.


The Raleigh Rockets' third baseman Josh Cantor wants to launch an investment restaurant with the family recipes he loved growing up. Josh has been promised that treasure trove—but only if he can convince his grandmother that he's dating again, after a traumatic divorce.


When a cooking reality show comes to Raleigh, Ashley and Josh must compete against each other to achieve their dreams—even when the flames in the bedroom roar higher than the ones in their kitchens.  In the end, only one cook can win Who Wears the Apron.  Will their relationship survive this trial by fire?


This spicy stand-alone HEA with no cliffhanger is the fifth book in USA Today bestselling author Mindy Klasky’s Diamond Brides baseball series.


The Diamond Brides Baseball Series:


Each volume can be read on its own, and the series can be read in any order.


Perfect Pitch (DJ Thomas and Samantha Winger)

Catching Hell (Zach Ormond and Anna Benson)

Reaching First (Tyler Brock and Emily Holt)

Second Thoughts (Nick Durban and Jamie Martin)

Third Degree (Josh Cantor and Ashley Harris)

Stopping Short (Drew Marshall and Jessica Barnes)

From Left Field (Adam Sartain and Haley Thurman)

Center Stage (Ryan Green and Lindsey Ormond)

Always Right (Kyle Norton and Amanda Carter)


If you like passionate stories that include a marriage of convenience, southern living, reality tv cooking shows with amazing food, chefs, and foodies, families coping with Alzheimer’s, senility, dementia and other medical crises, major league baseball, athletes, sports, alpha males, a bad boy hero, a strong female lead, and a sexy, spicy, hot contemporary romance beach read, this is the book for you!


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A widow and a bad-boy hero with PTSD find healing in a fake engagement in this sexy stand-alone baseball romance!


Drew Marshall, the Raleigh Rockets' bad-boy shortstop, is about to be cut from the team.  In the midst of spring training, his baseball skills are slipping, and his recent scrapes with the law have put him in hot water.


Drew's agent hires spin doctor Jessica Barnes to save the shortstop's career.  Although she knows nothing about baseball, she is determined to work day and night to save Drew. Then, maybe, she can prove she's over the death of her risk-taking husband.


The new-image campaign spirals out of control when a well-intentioned teammate announces Jessica is Drew's secret fiancée.  Now trapped in the same hotel room, the couple crafts a fake engagement to satisfy ravenous reporters, all the while doing their best to resist a mutual attraction that's hotter than the Florida weather.


Can their relationship possibly survive when it's built on secrets and lies?


This spicy stand-alone HEA with no cliffhanger is the sixth book in USA Today bestselling author Mindy Klasky’s Diamond Brides baseball series.


The Diamond Brides Baseball Series:


Each volume can be read on its own, and the series can be read in any order.


Perfect Pitch (DJ Thomas and Samantha Winger)

Catching Hell (Zach Ormond and Anna Benson)

Reaching First (Tyler Brock and Emily Holt)

Second Thoughts (Nick Durban and Jamie Martin)

Third Degree (Josh Cantor and Ashley Harris)

Stopping Short (Drew Marshall and Jessica Barnes)

From Left Field (Adam Sartain and Haley Thurman)

Center Stage (Ryan Green and Lindsey Ormond)

Always Right (Kyle Norton and Amanda Carter)


If you like passionate stories that include a fake relationship (fake engagement or fake fiancé or fake fiancée), a widow rebuilding her life, a bad-boy survivor of childhood trauma overcoming abuse and PTSD, spring training (Grapefruit League) on the Florida Gulf Coast, major league baseball, athletes, sports, alpha males, a bad boy hero, a strong female lead, and a sexy, spicy, hot contemporary romance beach read, this is the book for you!


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A cocky baseball player and the girl next door move from friends to lovers in this sexy stand-alone baseball romance!


Adam Sartain is the face of the Rockets baseball franchise, a long-time left fielder with an easy-going attitude and a reputation for helping out in the community.


Haley Thurman is literally the girl next door; she and Adam grew up like siblings, raising hell and sneaking out for late-night hijinks at the neighboring Reeves Farm.  Now, Haley dreams of buying the farm for her no-kill animal shelter.


Haley's plan is perfect, until Adam learns the farm is for sale.  His unscrupulous manager has cleaned out his bank account, and the only way he can regain his fortune, save his reputation, and continue to fund a charity for underserved kids is to buy the farm and develop it as high-end condos.  


Sparks fly as Haley and Adam fight over the farm—and neither is prepared for the heat when they realize they aren't just neighbors any more…


This spicy stand-alone HEA with no cliffhanger is the seventh book in USA Today bestselling author Mindy Klasky’s Diamond Brides baseball series.


The Diamond Brides Baseball Series:


Each volume can be read on its own, and the series can be read in any order.


Perfect Pitch (DJ Thomas and Samantha Winger)

Catching Hell (Zach Ormond and Anna Benson)

Reaching First (Tyler Brock and Emily Holt)

Second Thoughts (Nick Durban and Jamie Martin)

Third Degree (Josh Cantor and Ashley Harris)

Stopping Short (Drew Marshall and Jessica Barnes)

From Left Field (Adam Sartain and Haley Thurman)

Center Stage (Ryan Green and Lindsey Ormond)

Always Right (Kyle Norton and Amanda Carter)


If you like passionate stories that include a friends to lovers romance with a best friend’s little sister feel, featuring a bachelorette or bachelor auction to raise money for an animal shelter (along with outdoor education), major league baseball, athletes, sports, alpha males, a bad boy hero, a strong female lead, and a sexy, spicy, hot contemporary romance beach read, this is the book for you!


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A cocky baseball player shows his best friend's little sister a good time after she's jilted in this sexy stand-alone baseball romance! 


Actress Lindsey Ormond has always followed the rules: be nice, keep quiet, and never, ever get involved with a bad boy.  But her good behavior has yielded lousy results—she’s been left at the altar for the second time in two years.


Raleigh Rockets center fielder Ryan Green keeps life simple—play ball, have fun, and keep an eye on his recently widowed father.  When Ryan attends Lindsey's disaster of a wedding, another sizzling task hits his to-do list: help Lindsey learn how to break the rules.  


Before long, Ryan is showing Lindsey just how much fun she's been missing—in the bedroom and beyond. But Lindsey's brother Zach is part of the Rockets' management team, and he disapproves of their new relationship.  And Zach just offered Ryan's father the job of a lifetime.


When the conflict moves center stage, how will Ryan balance his relationship with Lindsey, his love for his father, and his duty to the team?


This spicy stand-alone HEA with no cliffhanger is the eighth book in USA Today bestselling author Mindy Klasky’s Diamond Brides baseball series.


The Diamond Brides Baseball Series:


Each volume can be read on its own, and the series can be read in any order.


Perfect Pitch (DJ Thomas and Samantha Winger)

Catching Hell (Zach Ormond and Anna Benson)

Reaching First (Tyler Brock and Emily Holt)

Second Thoughts (Nick Durban and Jamie Martin)

Third Degree (Josh Cantor and Ashley Harris)

Stopping Short (Drew Marshall and Jessica Barnes)

From Left Field (Adam Sartain and Haley Thurman)

Center Stage (Ryan Green and Lindsey Ormond)

Always Right (Kyle Norton and Amanda Carter)


If you like passionate stories that include an innocent, naïve, good girl heroine who is a jilted (left at the altar) actress bride, an easy-going, bad-boy hero who falls for his best friend’s little sister, major league baseball, athletes, sports, alpha males, a bad boy hero, a strong female lead, and a sexy, spicy, hot contemporary romance beach read, this is the book for you!


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A secret baby gives reunited lovers a second chance in this sexy stand-alone baseball romance!


Photographer Jamie Martin gave up her fast-paced New York career and moved to Raleigh, NC to raise an unexpected blessing: her daughter Olivia.  Desperate for clients, Jamie is thrilled to land a job with the Rockets baseball team...until she discovers she must work with her ex-fiancé, who doesn't know he fathered her child.


Career-driven second baseman Nick Durban broke up with Jamie at college graduation so they both could follow their dreams. Seven years later, he gets a reality check when he learns about Olivia.


Jamie is so determined to keep Nick out of her life that she tries online dating, never dreaming he is her perfect electronic match.  Can this out-of-sync couple get past their second thoughts and learn to trust each other again?


This spicy stand-alone HEA with no cliffhanger is the fourth book in USA Today bestselling author Mindy Klasky’s Diamond Brides baseball series.


The Diamond Brides Baseball Series:


Each volume can be read on its own, and the series can be read in any order.


Perfect Pitch (DJ Thomas and Samantha Winger)

Catching Hell (Zach Ormond and Anna Benson)

Reaching First (Tyler Brock and Emily Holt)

Second Thoughts (Nick Durban and Jamie Martin)

Third Degree (Josh Cantor and Ashley Harris)

Stopping Short (Drew Marshall and Jessica Barnes)

From Left Field (Adam Sartain and Haley Thurman)

Center Stage (Ryan Green and Lindsey Ormond)

Always Right (Kyle Norton and Amanda Carter)


If you like passionate stories that include a secret baby, reunion, and second chance romance for college sweethearts, with a smart driven hero and a single parent (single mother or single mom) heroine trying to find love through online dating, major league baseball, athletes, sports, alpha males, a bad boy hero, a strong female lead, and a sexy, spicy, hot contemporary romance beach read, this is the book for you!


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Strong women meet cocky baseball players in three sexy stand-alone baseball romances!


Perfect Pitch: Love is forbidden as beauty queen Samantha Winger prepares to launch a pageant-sponsored music program for kids. Samantha is willing to follow the rules until left-handed pitcher DJ Thomas throws her a wild pitch—a very public kiss neither of them can forget.


Catching Hell: Team owner Anna Benson is a willing “May” to catcher Zach Ormond very sexy “December.” Anna’s had a crush on Zach since she was a girl. That makes it all the more difficult when she must trade him for the good of the Rockets, just when she’d rather keep him forever—on her team and in her bed.


Reaching First: Hotheaded Tyler Brock is assigned community service after a bar fight, working for uptight Emily Holt. Emily is ready to shed her secret, unwanted virginity, and the couple hits it off, in more ways than one. But when illiterate Tyler shirks his book-bound community service, Emily must hold him accountable.


These spicy stand-alone HEAs with no cliffhangers are the first three books in USA Today bestselling author Mindy Klasky's Diamond Brides baseball series.


The Diamond Brides Baseball Series:


Each volume can be read on its own, and the series can be read in any order.


Perfect Pitch (DJ Thomas and Samantha Winger)

Catching Hell (Zach Ormond and Anna Benson)

Reaching First (Tyler Brock and Emily Holt)

Second Thoughts (Nick Durban and Jamie Martin)

Third Degree (Josh Cantor and Ashley Harris)

Stopping Short (Drew Marshall and Jessica Barnes)

From Left Field (Adam Sartain and Haley Thurman)

Center Stage (Ryan Green and Lindsey Ormond)

Always Right (Kyle Norton and Amanda Carter)


If you like passionate stories that include forbidden love, a relationship between a single parent (single dad or single father) and a beauty queen from a beauty pageant like Miss America, an instant family, a school music program, unrequited love, a May December romance (between a cradle robber and his boss), a no-trade clause contract dispute, love that sparks amid medical crises in a hospital, an opposites attract relationship between a disabled hero who has dyslexia and a criminal past and an innocent, naïve, virgin heroine who happens to be a vegetarian, major league baseball, athletes, sports, alpha males, a bad boy hero, a strong female lead, and a sexy, spicy, hot contemporary romance beach read, this is the book for you!


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Strong women meet cocky baseball players in three sexy stand-alone baseball romances!


Second Thoughts: Photographer Jamie Martin is thrilled to land a job with the Rockets…until she must work with her ex-fiancé, second baseman Nick Durban. Although Nick doesn’t know he fathered Jamie’s child, Jamie is so determined to keep him out of her life that she tries online dating—never dreaming Nick’s her perfect electronic match!


Third Degree: Chef Ashley Harris and third baseman Josh Cantor are pitted against each other in a cooking reality TV show. The flames in the bedroom roar higher than the ones in their kitchens, but only one lover can win the grand prize—a gourmet restaurant at Rockets Field.


Stopping Short: Bad-boy shortstop Drew Marshall will be cut from the team if spin doctor Jessica Barnes can’t save his career. Widowed Jessica knows nothing about baseball, and her job is made infinitely harder when a well-intentioned teammate announces she is Drew’s secret fiancée. 


These spicy stand-alone HEAs with no cliffhangers are the middle three books in USA Today bestselling author Mindy Klasky’s Diamond Brides baseball series.


The Diamond Brides Baseball Series:


Each volume can be read on its own, and the series can be read in any order.


Perfect Pitch (DJ Thomas and Samantha Winger)

Catching Hell (Zach Ormond and Anna Benson)

Reaching First (Tyler Brock and Emily Holt)

Second Thoughts (Nick Durban and Jamie Martin)

Third Degree (Josh Cantor and Ashley Harris)

Stopping Short (Drew Marshall and Jessica Barnes)

From Left Field (Adam Sartain and Haley Thurman)

Center Stage (Ryan Green and Lindsey Ormond)

Always Right (Kyle Norton and Amanda Carter)


If you like passionate stories that include a secret baby, reunion, and second chance romance for college sweethearts, with a smart driven hero and a single parent (single mother or single mom) heroine trying to find love through online dating, a marriage of convenience, southern living, reality tv cooking shows with amazing food, chefs, and foodies, families coping with Alzheimer’s, senility, dementia and other medical crises, fake relationship (fake engagement or fake fiancé or fake fiancée), a widow rebuilding her life, a bad-boy survivor of childhood trauma overcoming abuse and PTSD, spring training (Grapefruit League) on the Florida Gulf Coast,  major league baseball, athletes, sports, alpha males, a bad boy hero, a strong female lead, and a sexy, spicy, hot contemporary romance beach read, this is the book for you!


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