Pitcher Dylan Dennings has his future all mapped out: make the minors straight out of high school, work his way up the farm system, and get called up to the majors by the time he’s twenty-three. The Plan has been his sole focus for years, and if making his dreams come true means instituting a strict “no girls” policy, so be it.
Lucy Foster, needlepoint ninja, big sister to an aspiring pitcher, and chicken advocate, likes a little mayhem. So what if she gets lost taking her brother to baseball camp…at her own high school? The pitching coach, some hotshot high school player, obviously thinks she’s a hot mess. Too bad he’s cute, because he’s so not her type.
Problem is, they keep running into each other, and every interaction sparks hotter than the last. But with Dylan’s future on the line, he has to decide whether some rules are made to be broken…
Disclaimer: This book contains a crazy night of moonlit skinny-dipping, a combustible crush, and kisses swoony enough to unwind even the most Type A athlete.
I’m so excited that netgalley and Entangled Teen gave me the opportunity to read this book! While I haven’t read the other two books before this, I didn’t feel like I was lost when it came to Dylan’s past along with two of the other characters. I do definitely need to get my hands on the two previous books so that I can get even more of the storylines. I’d love to see Lucy and Dylan in future books if Kendra chooses to write any!
While some of the romance was quick – they kissed the day after they met – there was also a slow burn that made me want to continue reading the story and pray that these two would end up together in the end. Lucy was a little quirky but you could tell how much her family meant to her. She also had almost too much responsibility between taking care of Otis, her mother, the store, and her own projects. I can’t even imagine how school would have been piled on top of all of that.
I loved Dylan’s character development. He went from being a guy who didn’t let loose into a guy that went a little more with the flow. Lucy and him had a sort of opposites attract thing going on but they also had the important things in common. I think that’s why they were able to connect so well and had such amazing chemistry! I really hope they’ll last in the future and that they’ll get the full happily ever after!
Kendra C. Highley lives in north Texas with her husband and two children. She also serves as staff to four self-important and high-powered cats. This, according to the cats, is her most important job. She believes in everyday magic, extraordinary love stories, and the restorative powers of dark chocolate.