Commercial real estate mogul Rachel Reed followed her workaholic father's footsteps to success, so when he's diagnosed with Alzheimer's, she vows to rise to the occasion. She'll help her father get the Arlington Aces independent professional baseball team up and running, then sell the franchise off to recoup their investment. It's a tall order, but Rachel knows one thing for sure: a few acres of trees aren't going to stand in her way of building the facility they need.
Landscaper Sam Sutter is surprised to find his brother's high school girlfriend lurking in the woods behind his secluded log house. This former minor leaguer's even more upset to learn "his" trees are on her chopping block. There's no way he'll help her erect a painful reminder to his failed career in his backyard. But butting heads with the beautiful businesswoman proves to be a tricky task, and before long, he finds himself heading up the grounds keeping crew at her father's stadium.
Working under Rachel's watchfulsmolderingeyes might be Sam's undoing. Can he cut into her plans without felling their chances at a home run in love?
Sensuality Level: Sensual
About the Author
Elley Arden is a proud Pennsylvania girl who drinks wine like it’s water (a slight exaggeration), prefers a night at the ballpark to a night on the town, and believes almond English toffee is the key to happiness. Find Elley Arden at ElleyArden.com, on Facebook at Facebook.com/elleyardenauthor, and on Twitter @elleywrites.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Baseball & romance..... what's not to love. Rachel is a business woman pretty much consumed by pleasing her ultra successful father. When she comes home to take over building a minor league baseball team her life starts to feel empty. She is there because her father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's & through interactions with family & friends she learns how much her life is truly missing. Great story on finding love & second chances. Advanced Reader Copy provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Arden’s unique voice and entertaining writing style really shine through in this unique romance. The narrative melds together descriptions and dialogue to create a seamless whole that was a pleasure to read. I really enjoyed the mix of romance, sports, and business. The way that Arden used them served to enhance the tale and to create a lasting impression on the reader. Arden’s character development was fantastic. I felt that I got to know everyone very well, and truly enjoyed the experience. All of the characters stood out on their own without overshadowing the main characters. I loved the way that Arden brought her characters’ emotions forward. It was simply a part of who they were. And she did this with all of their emotions, not just the sappy or romantic ones. It made everyone seem so real. Once again Arden has created a fantastically original romantic tale to launch her new series. I, for one, can’t wait to see what comes next. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.