Pub Date 26 Sep 2017
Richmond Rogues’ left-fielder Joe “Zoo” Zooker has his own ritual for the start of spring training—a weekend of pure pleasure, including as many pretty faces and curvaceous bodies as he can charm into his bed. After that, he’s all about baseball, especially with hungry minor leaguers eager for their own shot at the majors, just waiting for him to strike out. But when a beautiful woman with a smart mouth brushes off his flirting, he’s determined to go to bat as often as it takes to win a smile aimed only at him.
Stevie may be new to the beach town of Barefoot William, but she’s seen plenty of charmers like hot and hunky Zoo before. Managing her aunt’s doggie daycare business, she’s up to her ears in rowdy puppies—and she doesn’t need a lifelong hound like Zoo breaking her heart. Still, there’s no denying the attraction between them, and as spring training heats up, lust suddenly begins to look a lot like love . . .
Praise for Kate Angell and her novels
“Grab a beach chair, sunscreen, and a Kate Angell book for a great summer read!”
—Roxanne St. Claire, New York Times bestselling author
“Fast-paced. Fun characters.”
—Lori Foster, New York Times bestselling author
“A series entry that successfully combines Angell’s favorite elements of sports, romance, humor, and cute dogs.” - Publishers Weekly
“Angell’s sometimes humorous, sometimes serious battle between an entitled professional ballplayer and a no-nonsense woman is a steamy take on the endless war between the sexes.”– Booklist
“The beachside town of Barefoot William hosts spring training for the feisty Richmond Rogues. The two sides of town set the atmosphere for this lighthearted yet at times poignant romance. Rocky childhoods form the personalities of the adults in this exquisite story. There’s a modicum of baseball discussed. The dogs in love are charming.”– RT Book Reviews, 4.5 Stars Top Pick