In LOVE BATS LAST, (The Heart of the Game, #1), the baseball diamond isn’t the only field for all-star player Alex Tavonesi; he also runs his family’s prestigious vineyard. What he can’t seem to run is his love life. He’s closing in on the perfect vintage and the perfect game, but so far the perfect woman has eluded him.
Veterinarian Jackie Brandon is eluding her aristocratic past and memories of a soccer star who jilted her just before their wedding. She devotes herself to a marine mammal rescue center on the northern California coast, where hundreds of seals and sea lions are washing up dead.
A chance meeting in a midnight storm brings Alex and Jackie together to rescue a stranded whale. Watching her work, he realizes she’s the passionate, courageous woman he thought he’d never find—he just has to overcome her deep distrust of jocks. Jackie’s passion and courage lead her to discover what’s killing the sea mammals. The culprits want to silence her, and Alex is the only one standing in their way. What will he sacrifice to save the woman he loves?
While each book in The TAVONESI SERIES: HEART OF THE GAME can be read as a standalone, you’ll likely enjoy reading all the books in the series:
Love Bats Last (Book 1, Jackie and Alex)
Thrown By Love (Book 2, Chloe and Scotty)
Fielder’s Choice (Book 3, Matt and Alana)
Love On The Line (Book 4, Cara and Ryan)
Aim for Love (Book 5, Sabrina and Kaz)
PRAISE for LOVE BATS LAST
“Sure to thrill fans of modern romantic fiction. If you love Bella Andre and Susan Elizabeth Phillips, you’ll love the series Heart of the Game!” —EarthLoving Lens
“A new star in the romance world!” —New York Times bestselling author E. Alexander
“My favorite reads are spin-off series by authors like Nora Roberts and I’m happy to find another author I love reading as much.” —Julie Martin Wallace
“I didn’t want to put this book down, but did when reality interrupted. The sizzle between Jackie and Alex and the suspense kept me wanting more.” —Julie, GoodReads.com reader
“Triple Crown, Ms. Aares! This story has so many levels that all weave together beautifully. From the moment readers start tuning the pages, there will be no putting this story down until love bats last! —Julie Caicco, InD’tale Magazine
PAMELA AARES is an author of contemporary and historical romance novels. Her first book, Jane Austen and the Archangel (Angels Come to Earth, #1) was released in 2012. Midnight Becomes You, (Angels Come to Earth, #2) will release in 2014, along with three more books in the Heart of the Game series, all releasing in 2014.
Before becoming a romance author, Pamela Aares produced and wrote award-winning films and radio shows.
Pamela holds a Master’s Degree from Harvard and lives in the wine country of California with her husband and two curious cats. Her love of nature led to adventures scuba diving the coral reefs of Fiji, exploring the cliffs of Greece, sea kayaking the Rosario Straits and white water rafting the wild and scenic rivers of the west—and romance!
(love story, contemporary romance, alpha heroes, beach reads, sexy romance, bad boys, falling in love, romance sports,new kindle romance)
Before the bestselling and award-winning Wyoming Wildflowers series, there was another love story, one that laid the foundation for all those that came after.
Ed Currick’s and Donna Roberts’ worlds couldn’t have been any more different – a rancher from Wyoming and an up-and-coming Broadway musical actress on a national tour. What could have been a momentary encounter sparks desire . . . and more. But can there be anything but heartbreak ahead when they have only days before their dreams pull them apart?
Enjoy the entire Wyoming Wildflowers series:
Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning (Snowberry) – a novella
Almost a Bride (Indian Paintbrush)
Match Made in Wyoming (Fireweed)
My Heart Remembers (Bur Marigold)
Wyoming Wildflowers Trilogy Boxed Set (3 Books in 1)
Get this much-anticipated prequel novella by USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn now!
This ebook contains very hot and explicit descriptions of romantic activity. Only mature readers should download this book.
Six years. Two break ups. One divorce. They should be over each other.
Rafe Minelli knows better than to tell his wife no, particularly since they aren’t married anymore. She can’t hightail it out of town, though, not when they’ve finally broken through the post-divorce cold war status quo.
Olivia Minelli needs to leave Pine Harbour. It’s just too hard to see Rafe moving on without her—even if he says he doesn’t want to. But when a new and exciting job falls into her lap, she needs to choose: protect her heart, or take the new job and risk getting emotionally entangled with her ex-husband. Again.
Book #2, Love in a Snow Storm, is out now. Rafe’s little sister, Dani, has loved his best friend, Jake, for eight long years. This winter, she’s finally going to get his attention or move on for good.
If you like Pine Harbour, you’ll love Zoe’s Wardham series as well!
Cowboy Cliff Masterson saw a woman in need and stepped in—because Maddie was too stubborn to ask…
Cowgirl Maddie Rose has never belonged anywhere but she’s just inherited part of New Horizon Ranch—along with her partners, four handsome, extremely capable cowboys… Maddie’s trying to adjust to her new life and her new partners she’s still unable to believe she’s an owner of this fabulous ranch. Not sure why she was included, she’s out to prove herself worthy of the honor of the inheritance. Loving her new life in the small Texas town of Mule Hollow, she’s determined that, for the first time in her life, she’s going to finally belong somewhere…
Professional Bull Rider Cliff Masterson has been chasing his dreams for years—or has he been running from his past? He’s searching for more in life and ready to dig in his spurs and put down roots deep in the heart of Texas. Rescuing a beautiful cowgirl from being trampled by a bull has him dreaming of romance, home and hearth.
But Maddie’s had enough people in her life leave and she’s not willing to risk her heart on him—Sparks fly as he’s determined to prove to the feisty cowgirl that the only think he’s chasing now is wedding bells with her…
Can the Matchmakin’ Posse of Mule Hollow help this couple find their happily ever after?
“If you love Debbie Mccomber’s Heart of Texas series you’ll love Debra Clopton’s books!”
An inspiring Contemporary Romance novel, “Her Mule Hollow Cowboy” is an Amazon Best Seller. This novella is fun, romantic~Debra Clopton at her best! Faith, hope, and love mix with flying sparks between Cliff and Maddie. You don’t want to miss.
“Get in there, you ornery hunk of steaks,” Maddie Rose gritted out through clamped teeth while thrusting all of her weight into pushing the cattle trailer’s rear gate closed. A hard task since her hundred twenty pounds didn’t hold up against Buford’s two thousand pound bulk. Needless to say, despite all of her shoving and pushing. Despite all of her exertion. Buford’s big, hairy rump hadn’t budged even an inch! Nope, there it was—hanging out over the back end of the trailer. Firmly in the way of the latch.
“C’mon, only a few more inches,” she coaxed, pushing, giving it everything she had. But the bull wasn’t buying it. He didn’t budge.
“Arrrg,” she growled, frustration nearly getting the better of her.
This should have been a piece of cake—an easy load-up. Ha!
Bull-headed Buford messed that up deciding he wanted off rather than on.
Just Maddie’s luck.
And what was new about that? “Nothing,” she grumbled.
She wasn’t a whiner, but there was no getting around the hard truth that most things in Maddie’s life hadn’t come easy. She’d been fighting for survival since the moment of her existence—a sickly baby only a few weeks old at best estimation, found alone, sitting in a carseat. Yup—just sitting on the steps of the post office like she belonged there.
Obviously, she didn’t belong anywhere.
Maybe before that, but unlike most people Maddie had no recollection, no records, nothing…as far as her life record went she hadn’t existed until that day in the post office when she was found.
If she’d been a whiner she wouldn’t have made it.
No, Maddie was a survivor so she’d grown used to days like today. But it sure was getting old.
Buford’s attitude was a sharp reminder she’d better not get comfortable with the good fortune that had recently come her way.
The thought dazzled her. Like a beautiful sparkly gift under the Christmas tree that she knew had to belong to someone else…an