He thought their love was a grand slam, until his bride calls foul…
After an impulsive courthouse wedding with one of baseball’s rising stars, Melanie Webb wonders if she’s fallen victim to lust at first sight. She hardly knows Grady Hollis, the Atlanta outfielder who swooped into her Florida hometown and charmed the socks—and more!—right off her. She couldn’t resist when he proposed under the stars right on the outfield. But when the aftermath means moving to Atlanta and following him around the country for his eight-month a year travel schedule, she gets cold feet.
But Grady has never been a man to give up on a dream and Melanie is everything he ever hoped for in a woman. He knows if only he can persuade her to come along for the ride, he’ll convince her that their forever can be something special… with a love every bit as fiery as the passion.

I received a copy of this book from Tasty Book Tours in exchange for an honest review and as part of this book’s blog tour promotions.This novella is a fun and easy read that I finished in just a couple of hours or so. It was about a heroine who had second thoughts about her marriage to the hero just minutes after they were married. The heroine thought that the hero was too good for her and that they wanted very different things in life. The hero, however, did not give up on the heroine even after she tried pushing him away many times.

It was a funny story because the romance was supposed to be a whirlwind love affair, so the heroine was still in a state of disbelief over her relationship with the hero, much less her marriage to him. I liked the hero better tha the heroine because he was clearly the more mature one in the relationship, contrary to how the heroine thought he was.

I liked the ending of the book, with the heroine being the one who made the grand gesture and proved how much she loved the hero, since she was the one who had doubts from the very beginning. I wish there was a scene where they had a bigger wedding because I believe every heroine deserves that.


USA Today bestseller and RITA Award winning author Catherine Mann writes contemporary romance for Berkley, Harlequin, Sourcebooks and Tule. With over sixty books released in more than twenty countries, she has also celebrated six RITA finals, an RT Reviewer’s Award finalist, three Maggie Award of Excellence finals and a Bookseller’s Best win. Catherine and her flyboy husband live on the Florida coast where they brought up their 4 children – and still have 5 four-legged, furry “children” (aka pets). Catherine is an active volunteer with an animal rescue, serving on their Board of Directors and fostering over 200 puppies, ill dogs, and dogs with service/working potential.



Three-time RITA nominee Joanne Rock has never met a romance sub-genre she didn’t like. The author of over seventy novels enjoys writing contemporary romance and medieval historicals alike, recently exploring Young Adult romance under a pseudonym. An optimist by nature and perpetual seeker of silver linings, Joanne finds romance–in all its forms– fits her life outlook perfectly. When she’s not writing, Joanne enjoys travel, especially to see her favorite sports teams play with her former sports editor husband and three athletic-minded sons.


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