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Published by Carina Press on 2016-04-11
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, General, Romance, Sports
Baseball player Nathan Hawkins needs to get away from Chicago. After a near career-ending car accident and with paparazzi surrounding his penthouse, Nate can only think of one place to go: home. But when he finds his old apartment occupied by a half-naked woman wielding a baseball bat, he's not sure what to think…except that maybe his luck has finally changed for the better.Librarian Dorie Donelli never thought she'd get to meet her fantasy man in person—much less in her bathrobe. To her surprise, her nearly naked run-in with Nate leads to more unclothed encounters. But Dorie is sure their fling is only temporary. As long as she remembers he'll be gone once his life gets back on track, she won't get hurt. In the meantime, she throws herself into enjoying their three weeks together before he has to report for spring training and go back to his old life.For Nate, being with Dorie is the only time in months that he finds himself smiling. Laughing. And he has no intention of letting that go. He might even be falling in love…if only Dorie will let him say the words. What they have isn't just a dream, but the start of a dream come true.This book is approximately 101,000 words
After reading Calling It? I’m flabergasted that this is Jen Doyle’s debut novel!! This book had everything I love from more seasoned authors like Jill Shalvis. The character development was amazing, the story build up was perfectly paced. I struggle to find anything I didn’t love about this one!
Nate and Dorie were fantastic together. Their chemistry, their banter and the slow burn to their falling in love!!
I love that Nate is sort of down on his luck. That he’s recovering from heart break and a media mess. And that Dorie is just so perfect to help snap him back to reality. I also love that the whole story is based on her childhood crush on Nate! *swoon* Who wouldn’t love it if their junior high fantasy came true!?!?
The secondary characters make this pretty fantastic too! I love the town, Nate’s family and friends! The whole background is just so well built! I can’t wait to read more from Jen Doyle!