Book: Thrown By Love
Author: Pamela Aares
Series: Heart of the Game, #2
Tour Organized by: Indie Sage, LLC
A kiss in a dark alcove triggers the greatest challenge of their lives…
Ace pitcher Scotty Donovan has been traded from his longtime team—and hates it. But to his surprise, he now finds himself in the sweetest game of his life: winning the heart of smart, sexy physics professor Chloe McNalley.
Chloe loves teaching, but she’s never fit into academia. When she falls for Scotty, she discovers his arms and heart are where she belongs. They share a passion for the game, a fascination for the mysteries of the universe and an increasing love for one another.
Then Chloe inherits Scotty’s new team. As player and team owner, they shouldn’t be dating. They try to hide their passion, until a blackmailer threatens them personally and professionally. Exposure could be the end of everything–Scotty’s career, Chloe’s team ownership, and their new love—unless they find a way to transcend the taboo standing between them.
About the Author
Pamela 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 including Your Water, Your Life featuring actress Susan Sarandon and the NPR series New Voices. After producing The Powers of the Universe and The Earth’s Imagination, she knew without a doubt that romance lives at the heart of the universe and powers the greatest stories of all.
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!
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They say, whoever “they” are, that love comes when you least expect it. In the case of Scotty and Chloe, that certainly is the case.
For one thing, Scotty is a baseball player, and given that Chloe’s father owns a baseball team, that’s complication enough. Factor in the father dying, Chloe taking over management of the team, and Scotty getting traded to the team, and you have a recipe for certain romantic chaos.
Yet in the midst of all of this, the two fall in love.
There is a sweetness to the story that pulls you in and keeps you hooked. There is also some hot headboard rockin’, and you faithful readers know how excited THAT makes me. As nice and kind as Chloe is, though, Scotty is the heart and soul of this book. He is not the stereotypical athlete; as far as I know, not many athletes are into physics and the cosmos.
Scotty also cares. He cares deeply. He’s one of those guys who takes you home to meet his family (in Nebraska … but of course) within weeks, not years. He loves Chloe, and he wishes he could shout it from the mountaintops.
Naturally, there are obstacles and roadblocks. There is the whole “I own you and I’m your boss” thing, and then there is a dastardly general manager, and, even more significantly for Scotty, there is Chloe’s inherent reluctance and fear. Again, Scotty comes to the rescue because he’s FREAKING AWESOME.
This is a breezy, delightful read, and you may – just may – find yourself leaking a tear or two. You assuredly will find yourself wishing that professional athletes like Scotty really do exist.