Jase Stevens has a life and career that are heading in one direction… up. His career as the pitcher for the Baton Rouge Gris Gris, the baseball farm team, is garnering him national attention as a major league contract seems to be rapidly approaching. His love life is also not lacking. His devilish good looks and southern charm have women flocking to him both on and off the baseball diamond.
Cally Cooper loves her life and takes pride in the fact that she helps animals that otherwise might be lost due to irresponsible owners and neglect. She runs Love & Paws, a non-profit, no-kill animal rescue center. The animals fill her life with purpose and her heart with love, though lately she finds herself yearning for the love of a good man as well.
After one night of celebration, Jase is arrested and charged with a DUI. Community Service at the Love & Paw's animal rescue center is part of his sentence.
Neither Cally nor Jase are happy about the situation, but neither have a choice in the matter.
Both have preconceived ideas of what the other is like, but as they spend more time together, a spark of attraction takes them by storm. Will they realize that maybe they misjudged each other?
When two people find something they didn't know they needed, will they embrace it or run from it?
Are they willing to take a chance on love or will the idea of opening yourself up to something you never expected have them both running from Rookie Love?
***This book is intended for those 18 and older. It contains graphic language and adult content. Those against those things should NOT read!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Rookie Love follows a minor leagues player, gorgeous and adored, Jase Stevens, working his way up into the big leagues. He crashes into Cally's world at Love and Paws, her small town pet clinic and adoption center in Baton Rouge. They don't get started off on the best foot but when has that ever mattered in love? His good boy charm and to die for good looks is too much lust for either of them to contain when the heat turns up. This is an easier, shorter read from the Skye Turner books you are used to. It's lighthearted, slower passed, and a breezy sweep through their whirlwind love life. As always, the southern charm is not left out in her books but I'm saving the rest of the details yourself to find out.
ROOKIE LOVE is a cute, lighthearted romance that was an easy enjoyable to read. Ms. Turner tells the story in alternating first person pov which always helps keep the reader in on the internal thoughts and struggles of the main characters as their relationship builds. The story is set in Baton Rouge, Louisiana a historically romantic part of the country and where both leads were born and raised. Jase is a minor league baseball pitcher about to be signed by a major league team which means moving out of state. Something he's dreamed of all of his life and worked hard to achieve. But before that happens he falls hard and fast for Cally, a local girl who runs a no kill animal shelter. Cally's grandmother founded the non-profit and Cally has devoted her whole life to it's cause and success. These two are both sweet and perfect for each other and everything falls easily into place for them until Jase gets offered the contract of his dreams. Can they make a long distance relationship work? Can they find a solution that allows them to be together? Cute story. My first from Skye Turner. 3.5 stars