Baseball is life, the rest is just details.
Everyone who’s played the game has heard those words a time or two. But Hancock has heard them his entire life from his parents. His family has lived and breathed baseball even before he started little league.
Hancock “Parts” Peters has a name that inspires grins across many faces, but the moment those faces get their first look at him, those grins slide away.
Hancock is gruff, filterless, and doesn’t give a crap who he offends. He is the only man in baseball who doesn’t care if he gets an endorsement or not. He’s there to play the game. He’s there to win. He’s there because baseball is his life.
People think he’s a jerk.
And maybe he is. But if that’s how he has to come off to get people to leave him the hell alone so he can play in peace, so be it. The less people he has to worry about offending, the better.
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Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back.
Sway Coffman didn’t mean to rock the boat. She was just there to do her job.
Sure, she was a woman in a man’s world. Yes, she beat out several of those men to get the job as head athletic trainer for the professional baseball team, The Texas Lumberjacks. And yeah, she now got hate mail from those men.
But she’s good at her job, and she earned the position.
What she is not good at, however, is talking to men.
Men seem to see her curvy hips, large breasts and thick thighs and automatically think she is incompetent. Because surely a fat girl couldn’t get the job treating some of the most fit and athletic men in the world, right?
This fat girl got the job, and she is proud of it.
What else did she get?
The attention of the sexiest bearded man she’d ever had the pleasure of laying eyes on.
It was enough to bring to her down to her knees…in front of that man, the hot and grumpy baseball player, Hancock Peters.
Who doesn’t love a hot, tattooed, bearded baseball player with a nice butt? I know I do.
Hancock is a cocky, smoking hot baseball player who plays for the Texas Lumberjacks. He has a rough exterior but underneath, he has a really good heart.
Sway is the athletic trainer for the Texas Lumberjacks. She has worked really hard to get where she is and she will not anyone stand in her way.
Hancock as an instant attraction to Sway. He loves that she has curves and isn’t afraid to show them off. Sway has always had a crush on Hancock, but she is too scared to get close to him. Why would he want her when he can have any woman in the world?
So…… what do you get when you mix a smoking hot baseball player with a sexy athletic trainer, some baseball superstitions and a jealous co-worker? You get an amazing baseball book!!
And as I watched her that night and during the next day, I realized that I was falling in love with this woman hard and fast. It was a feeling that hit me like that fastball straight to my throat. I couldn’t breathe, and I wasn’t sure I would ever be the same again.
I loved this book.
Sway and Hancock have a very interesting relationship. The back and forth banter between them is great!!! She doesn’t take his shit and he likes that about her.
Sway is a strong woman. She stands up for herself and when she can’t, Hancock stands up for her, even when he doesn’t have too.
Of course, in Lani Lynn Vale fashion, there has to be at least one moment in the book that makes our heart stop and trust me, you will know when you get to that point. Actually, there were two moments in this book that made my heart stop. (Damn you Lani)
And, it wouldn’t be a Lani book if she didn’t add the military, or public service in there somehow. (That’s one reason I love her books so much.)
I love Lani and I can’t wait to see where she takes this series.
About the Author:
Lani Lynn Vale is a USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary and Romantic Suspense and has a love for all things romance. Lani is married to the love of her life that she met in high school. She fell in love with him because he was wearing baseball pants. Ten years later they have three perfectly crazy children and a cat named Demon who likes to wake her up at ungodly times in the night. They live in the greatest state in the world, Texas. You can find Lani in front of her computer writing away in her fictional characters world…that is until her husband and kids demand sustenance in the form of food and drink.