Catcher Jake Landon’s career has him on the fast-track to the Hall of Fame. He’s successful, driven, and even though he’s nearing the end of his playing days, that competitive fire hasn’t been extinguished. Life is good. Really good.
But then the trade happens. He’s shipped off to the Dallas Longhorns, which not only means he’ll be starting over in a new city with a new team, but that his top secret relationship with Longhorns hitting coach Abby Gossman is in trouble. Big, deep trouble.
Abby has worked her entire life to get where she is now. The first female coach in MLB history, she’s struggled and sacrificed for the game. It’s her passion. Her life. Her family and her identity. And she’s not willing to give it up or risk it for anyone or anything. Not even Jake.
But their connection runs deep, and staying away from each other might just be impossible for Jake and Abby. With hearts and careers on the line, they’ll have to walk through the flames of their forbidden attraction and hope they don’t get burned.
Playing hardball was never this complicated.
This is an uber sexy standalone forbidden love romance with a guaranteed HEA and no cliffhanger. Happy reading!
OMG, THIS SERIES. I still am not a fan of baseball, but of the Dallas Longhorns baseball romance series? Hell, yeah, I am!
Jake and Abby’s story has it all–a forbidden romance; a strong female lead who’s also a trailblazer in her professional life; a hero who respects her and her position at work, never expecting her to choose him over her job, because he knows what she’s done to get there and how much it means to her; and an epic romance for the ages. Seriously–these two. (insert happy sigh here)
If competence porn is your thing, then Abby is the heroine for you. Her love of the game and clear knowledge of her job is only one of the things that drew Jake to her originally, and that respect only increased when he was traded to her team and saw her in action–even as it meant their relationship had to end.
Or did it…? Will Abby have to choose between her job and Jake after all? Or will that choice be made for her? You’re going to have to read Caught Looking to find out for yourself, because I’m not going to ruin that pleasure for you 😉
This is the third book in the series, and it really could work as a standalone–but why do that to yourself? Read the first two too, because you’ll appreciate the advice Dylan and Hunter give Jake in this one all the more knowing exactly what they went through to gain their wisdom. Plus you’ll be that much more primed to read the next book, having seen so many examples of just how delicious the next book promises to be…
In other words, bring on Javi and Aerin’s story. I AM SO READY!
(Though, can I admit that my heart beat just a little bit faster when Jake pulled Abby into the storage closet at the auction to have his wicked way with her? The shelves inside were stacked with TOILET PAPER! It was all I could do not to squeal, “Oh! Grab me some, please!” Surely I’m not the only one? 😉 )
Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.