A stormy night changes their lives forever…
The baseball diamond isn’t the only field for all-star player Alex Tavonesi; he also runs his family’s prestigious vineyard. What he can’t seem to run is his love life. He’s closing in on the perfect vintage and the perfect game, but so far the perfect woman has eluded him.
Veterinarian Jackie Brandon is eluding her aristocratic past and memories of a soccer star who jilted her just before their wedding. She devotes herself to a marine mammal rescue center on the northern California coast, where hundreds of seals and sea lions are washing up dead.
A chance meeting in a midnight storm brings Alex and Jackie together to rescue a stranded whale. Watching her work, he realizes she’s the passionate, courageous woman he thought he’d never find–he just has to overcome her deep distrust of jocks. Jackie’s passion and courage lead her to discover what’s killing the sea mammals. The culprits want to silence her, and Alex is the only one standing in their way. What will he sacrifice to save the woman he loves?
Nikki, I regret to inform you that I didn't love this as much as I thought I would. :( You know I love baseball so I was so excited about this. I loved Alex but I really had a hard time liking Jackie.
Lindsay, I also regret to inform you, I wasn't in love with this book either. I am not nearly as big a fan of baseball stories as you, so that wasn't a draw for me. Alex was great, Jackie was..... not.
I agree. And because of how cold she was, I didn't understand the draw for Alex. I just couldn't figure out what he saw in her.
Me either. He seemed like a fun and happy guy. She seemed more serious and disinterested.
I agree. Even before she knew he was a professional baseball player, she didn't want to give him the time of day.
And she was kinda rude about it. She just plain rubbed me the wrong way. Alex was great though. He was so interested in her job and helping her, it was really sweet.
I agree. Alex was awesome. And I loved every baseball scene in the book. I could have read more of that and him with his teammates and friends. I just wish he had a woman that supported him more instead of the way Jackie was totally against his profession just because she had a bad experience with a professional athlete in the past.
I agree. He was pretty awesome! :) And his buddy Scotty was great too!
I know you're not a baseball fan, so that part was more important to me than you, but were you satisfied with the steamy parts? ;)
Lol Yuh! I love steamy parts!
Even though I found Jackie off-putting, I was really curious about the mystery surrounding the animals and the chemicals. That (and Alex) kept me reading. And I have to say that the author must have done a lot of research to get the amount of detail she did. It was impressive.
I totally agree. I have to admit, I was feeling a little dumb at some points because some of the scientific aspects were over my head. But you could absolutely tell the author did a thorough job when she did her leg work for this book! I was impressed!
LOL. Science wasn't my best subject in school, so I was feeling the same way at times. I would be willing to read more from the author in the future, how about you?
Absolutely! Like I said, I really liked Scotty, and his book is next, so I wouldn't be opposed to reading it! ;)
Pamela is an author of contemporary and historical romance novels. Her first book, Jane Austen and the Archangel (Angels Come to Earth, #1) was released in 2012. Midnight Becomes You, (Angels Come to Earth, #2) will release in 2014, along with three more books in the Heart of the Game series, all releasing in 2014.
Before becoming a romance author, Pamela Aares produced and wrote award-winning films and radio shows including Your Water, Your Life featuring actress Susan Sarandon and the NPR series New Voices. After producing The Powers of the Universe and The Earth’s Imagination, she knew without a doubt that romance lives at the heart of the universe and powers the greatest stories of all.
Pamela holds a Master’s Degree from Harvard and lives in the wine country of California with her husband and two curious cats. Her love of nature led to adventures scuba diving the coral reefs of Fiji, exploring the cliffs of Greece, sea kayaking the Rosario Straits and white water rafting the wild and scenic rivers of the west—and romance!