A potentially career-ending injury sends Arizona Condors pitcher Luis Castillo home to Miami to rehab and recuperate. He hasn’t even unpacked the rental car when he runs into his ex-best friend’s kid sister. She’s not a kid anymore, but she remains the main reason he ran as far and fast as he could six years ago. A successful college baseball career and two good years on the mound with the Condors did nothing to change what they did, or help him forget its consequences. He doesn’t deserve Randi’s warm welcome—and she sure as hell shouldn’t still look at him that way.
Miranda Vega sets out to convince Luis to take a chance on their relationship, which came to a premature end the night her brother found his baby sister in the arms of his best friend. The discovery sent Ricky into a vehicle, a near-head-on collision and ultimately a wheelchair. To get the boy—now man—she started crushing on at puberty and still loves today to believe Ricky’s accident wasn’t his fault, Randi needs a game plan. With any luck, she, Ricky and a Little League team in serious need of coaching will be able to notch the win.
Even with a bum left arm, Luis is a skilled opponent, adept at getting in his own way. But Randi grew up stubborn. And this time, she’s playing for keeps.
Arlene Hittle is a Midwestern transplant who now makes her home in northern Arizona. She suffers from the well-documented Hittle family curse of being a Cubs fan but will root for the Diamondbacks until they run up against the Cubs. Longtime friends are amazed she writes books with sports in them, since she’s about as coordinated as a newborn giraffe and used to say marching band required more exertion than golf. Find her at arlenehittle.com, on Twitter or on Facebook.
Although my favorite of Ms. Hittle's baseball romances is Sliding Into Home, I thoroughly enjoyed this one as well...another lighthearted, witty story. I'm a baseball fan and enjoy the references to the game along with the crazy situations the H/H are immersed in before their HEA is sealed.
Ms. Hittle does a nice job creating characters with solid backgrounds, and engaging us with characters who we've either met or will meet in a future story. I love the many threads that lead to other stories, because, well, there are quite a few positions she hasn't written about! I'm anxious to see what Ms. Hittle has in store next. Second base, perhaps? Third base? And on the sidelines, there's always the coaches...
If you enjoy a light, witty romance that includes a light touch of baseball, All's Fair in Love and Baseball is your front row ticket to the boys of summer. LET THE GAMES BEGIN...