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!
About the author
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.