He's the perfect catch…for now! When it comes to romance, Tracy Hayden is not looking for a rematch. She's had epic passion—and problems!—with professional hockey player Ike Jelinek. Brilliant on skates and magic in bed, his too-traditional-for-her views were like a bucket of ice water on their affair. Then an injury takes Ike out of the game, and everything changes. Suddenly he needs her services-providing business—even though he once claimed it was their biggest problem. Tracy's determined to be professional, despite the sizzling attraction between them that won't go away. Maybe they need a second fling to fix that!
In Linda Cajio’s playful, sexy story of instant attraction, a feisty widow and a straight-laced executive discover love is a contact sport. Wearing an expensive suit and an air of bored calm, Graham Reed looks like a fish out of water at the ballpark. Even after enthusiastic fan Elaine Simpson soaks him with cold soda, he manages to keep his cool. Hot and bothered by this sexy stranger with broad shoulders and smoldering eyes, the perky schoolteacher insists on cleaning his suit. When he shows up at her door, Elaine realizes that the game has just begun. The busy owner of a successful pizza chain, Graham can’t get the memory of kissing pretty, down-to-earth Elaine out of his head. But it’s clear her teenage son hates him, and his own batting average when it comes to long-term relationships isn’t impressive. So is he in or is he out? Only his heart has the answer—and he’s putting it all into winning Elaine in a game called love. Includes a special message from the editor, as well as excerpts from these Loveswept titles: About Last Night, Blaze of Winter, and Lana’s Lawman.
** Perfect Catch was previously released as part of an anthology. Now available as a single release. 19,000 words, gay romance. ** Calvin Lynch and Troy Hoffman have been best mates since they were fourteen years old. They’re both hard-working tradesmen, both love weekends away fishing, both gay, but have never been single at the same time. Until now. What is supposed to be a weekend away fishing with a group of mates, changes at the last minute when friends bail out in an attempt to give Cal and Troy some alone time. With more than just hooks on the line, can these two see what’s been right in front of them the whole time? The Perfect Catch is a short story about falling for your best friend hook, line, and sinker.
Enjoy this sweet, standalone sports romance in The Last Play Romance Series by bestselling author Jennifer Youngblood. When star quarterback Rigby Breeland punches a reporter and gets put on suspension, his agent demands that he lay low for a few weeks. He goes to the one place where he knows he can stay out of trouble-coastal Clementine, Alabama, Rigby's hometown. There's only one problem-Scarlett Foster, the girl Rigby never got over, the one who broke his heart and turned her back on him. One look at Scarlett and Rigby's heart goes into overdrive and he knows he won't rest until he wins her back. Too bad she's engaged to the town doctor who has no intention of giving Scarlett up for anyone, least of all hot-shot Rocket Breeland. Scarlett Foster has spent the last two years trying to forget Rigby Breeland and doesn't want to be reminded of his piercing blue eyes, ripped muscles, or magnetic personality. He thinks she broke his heart, but the truth is infinitely more complicated. Rigby and Scarlett don't expect to get thrown together at the harvest fair, and they certainly don't expect to kiss in front of the entire town. Then Rigby risks it all by bidding a whopping ten thousand dollars for Scarlett's sweet potato pie at a baked goods auction. Sparks fly between Rigby and Scarlett as old feelings rekindle, even though Scarlett vows she wants nothing to do with him. When an accident threatens to destroy Rigby's career, he and Scarlett must decide if they're willing to sit on the sidelines and watch their dreams go up in flames or jump back in the game and land the perfect catch, which will score them the love of a lifetime.
"For any man who has ever wanted to make his father proud and bond with his brothers, you must read "The Perfect Catch." It's perfect for anyone who loves the outdoors, loves to fish, and is not afraid to put love back into the tricky dynamic of male relationships in the family and among friends." --Dr. Marty Becker, "America's Veterinarian" "Kevin has done it again. He always finds a way to use sports as a backdrop to bring people together. "The Perfect Catch" is a warm story that will touch you." --Jim Nantz, Sportscaster Seventy-three-year-old Bob Walsh didn't bother to ask his three adult sons if they would like to join him on a Thanksgiving week fly fishing trip to western New York before he booked and paid for it. It had been five years since all four men had been together, and they didn't have another five years to wait. As prized steelhead trout returned to the river to spawn where they were born, the Walshes retraced their roots, reeling in fish and each other; settling old beefs, reconnecting as friends, and bonding as men. And oh yes, one unforgettable fish was caught by the man who made it all happen. "The Perfect Catch" is written for men by a man. It is a book that wives will want their husbands to read, and a book that any decent man should have in his hands.
"In Parker Falls, Jessica Parker spends her time serving pie and coming up with ideas to save the failing diner she inherited from her grandfather. A single mom to eight-year-old Wesley, she has enough to keep her busy well into the future. But when her old high school love, Chase Taynor, unexpectedly pops up, Jesss finds herself thinking not of the future but of her past with the handsome professional baseball player. After a few bad pitches leave his dream career in limbo, Chase slides back home to Parker Falls ... although the town may not be as safe as he'd expected. As Jess and Chase reconnect, old feelings return in a major-league way. Wit the possibility that Chase could return to the baseball diamond at any time, will their reunion be worth the risk to their hearts? Or will it be déjà vu all over again, with Chase choosing the limelight over the woman he loved before the fame?"--Page 4 of cover.
An inspirational exploration of Christ's metaphorical use of fishing and fisherman to develop meaningful lessons about faith offers sixty devotional readings that wonderfully relate the experience of fishing with a religious life. Reprint.
Nerdy, struggling sports writer Melanie Vincent needs a miracle when her dream of running a nationally recognized blog hits a snag due to low readership. Enter her wealthy cousin. In exchange for her years of faithful dog-sitting, she's gifted with birthday trip to the Super Bowl. There, a chance encounter with her favorite football player leads her to the inside scoop on the biggest story of her career...and maybe the love of a lifetime.