Shae Carmen hasn’t lost her faith in God, only the men she’s come across who profess to follow Him. Heartbroken and humiliated after discovering that her boyfriend was not only married but also on the verge of reconciling with his estranged wife, she flees her job in Nebraska for St. Louis, Missouri, and starts over with a fresh slate as a weekend TV news anchor/reporter. St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Rahn Maxwell had been coasting along in life until an attempted carjacking awakened him to the reality of his feeble faith. When a local television station lands an exclusive interview, Rahn shares his testimony and commits to getting right with God. Meeting a lovely news anchor named Shae, a committed Christian, further compels his quest to follow Christ—and to win Shae’s heart. Just when Shae lets her guards down, another scandal rocks her world. This time, the stakes are higher, and she and Rahn aren’t immune to the aftershocks. For a second time, Shae’s heart is on the line, along with her professional credibility. Will she strike out at love again? Or will she hit a home run and give God the glory?
About the Author
Pat Simmons is a self-proclaimed genealogy sleuth. She is passionate about researching her ancestors, whom she then casts in starring roles in her novels. She hopes her off-beat method will track down distant relatives who happen to pick up her books. She has been a genealogy enthusiast since the death of her great-grandmother, at ninety-seven years young, in 1988. Pat holds a B.S. in mass communications from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. She has worked in various media positions in radio, television, and print for more than twenty years. Currently, she oversees the media publicity for the annual RT Booklovers Conventions. She is the author of nine single titles and several eBook novellas. Her award-winning books include Talk to Me, ranked #14 of Top Books in 2008 That Changed Lives by Black Pearls Magazine. She is a two-time recipient of the Romance Slam Jam Emma Rodgers Award for Best Inspirational Romance for Still Guilty (2010) and Crowning Glory (2011). Her best-selling novels include Guilty of Love and the Jamieson Legacy series: Guilty by Association, The Guilt Trip, and Free from Guilt.The Acquittal (a Guilty Parties novel) was her 2013 release. Pat has converted her sofa-strapped, sports-fanatical husband into an amateur travel agent, untrained bodyguard, and GPS-guided chauffeur. They have a son and a daughter. Pat’s interviews include numerous appearances on radio, television, blogtalk radio, blogs, and feature articles. Readers may learn more at www.patsimmons.net.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
No Easy Catch based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Well timed and very appropriate scriptures WOW!!! This was my first read by Pat Simmons and let me tell you it will not be my last. I loved the way that the storyline flowed so smoothly. Her scriptures were well timed and very appropriate, without being preachy or over the top. I loved how Shae and Rahn seemed like normal, everyday people that lived normal everyday lives. They were not so overly wealthy, or so over the top sexy that they were unbelievable. Newscaster Shae Carmen was not looking for love. Her last relationship caused her huge public humiliation and embarrassment. She packs her things and moves to St. Louis, Missouri, in an effort to start fresh from her shame. Super popular baseball player Rahn Maxwell experienced a life-changing trauma that has caused him to re-evaluate the meaning of his life. All the while Shae becomes the darling of a local news station becoming quite well known for the Sunday hats she wears at the close of her news segment. Their paths cross when he comes to the news station to conduct an interview after his trauma. He is immediately smitten with her. Shae on the other hand is not interested. Rahn decides to pursue her and she leads him right to church. They embark on a relationship built on honesty, trust and fidelity. That is until something from Rahn’s past threatens to blow everything out of the water. Can Rahn prove to Shae that not “all Christian men are dogs?” You will have to pick it up to find out. Excellent read! I highly recommend this book. -Reviewed by Cassandra
This was an excellent book where the author makes one wonder...what does true faith really mean? I loved the story of how the characters fall in love, the fact that the man is actually chasing the woman, and that there are some difficult decisions they both have to make in order to prove that God comes first in their lives. I've read just about every book that Pat Simmons has written and I believe this has become one of my favorites!