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In a small town in Maine, recently widowed Eveleth "Evvie" Drake rarely leaves her house. Everyone in town, including her best friend, Andy, thinks grief keeps her locked inside, and she doesn't correct them. In New York, Dean Tenney, former major-league pitcher and Andy's childhood friend, is struggling with a case of the "yips": he can't throw straight anymore, and he ca ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Expected publication: June 25th 2019 by Ballantine Books
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Jessie Bond
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have 100,000 emotions and I can’t share any of them until June. Terrible secret-keepers like me should not be granted access to ARCs.

This book is a cup of herbal tea at just the right temperature on freezing cold day, an unexpected but not unwelcome hug, a glass of inexpensive but really good red wine, a bittersweet phone call from your best friend. It warmed my heart and broke it and fixed it again fifty times over and I can’t wait to shove into the hands of everyone I know in five months.
Kady
Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I just loved this. Warm, sexy, funny, sad. All the good stuff. I was so looking forward to Linda Holmes’ first book and it was everything I wanted it to be.
Melinda
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm not ashamed to admit that I actually clapped my hands with glee when I got approved for this one on Netgalley. I have been such a fan of Linda Holmes' work for about 20 years now, since her days of recapping tv shows on the internet and my days of secretly reading said recaps while being paid to do something else. Unfortunately, my devotion to Linda is perhaps matched only by my apathy for baseball. BUT. I loved this book so much, and it wasn't even *in spite of* the baseball. Like, even the ...more
Danielle
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Evvie Drake is in the process of leaving her husband when he dies in a car accident. Now everyone thinks she is the grieving widow and only she knows the truth about their relationship. Dean Tenney is a former baseball pitcher for the Yankees who is looking to get out of New York after he was practically run out of town for failing the team with a case of the yips he's been unable to find a cure for. He winds up renting an apartment in Evvie's house. Can they help each other get over their past ...more
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Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is “For the Love of the Game” and “Catch and Release” and a good cry all rolled into one. This a story that starts in a bad life place for two people and lets them work through all their stuff over the course of a year. And you just want to cheer and sigh (because that is the finishing touch for a romance right there, the HEA sigh) for Evvie and Dean. Linda Holmes’s first novel will come out in June 2019 (soooorrrrrryyyy!) and I sincerely hope it won’t be her last.
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Loved this book and read it through in a day!
Great characters that explore who they are, starting over, making their way in the world, and knowing when to try harder and when to give up. I love baseball so of course I loved that Dean was a pitcher. I love the friendships and relationships in this book, and how it was funny and light at times, while serious at other times. A great book! Look for it in June of 2019!
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