by Iris Blobel
When he’d been to see his first baseball game as a kid in Los Angeles, all he’d wanted was to play as well. Once he’d been on the field for the first time, he’d known he was born to pitch.
He let the water heat before stepping under the spray, lifting his face to the mist. With his eyes shut, he succumbed to the seduction the water brought as it ran over his body, and fatigue spread through him. The water cascaded over his head, relaxing his mind and body, and Oliver opened his eyes again. He fixed his gaze on the tile wall before him, and out of all people, Tamara’s image popped into his mind. Why had she ignored his hand? Had she snubbed him or was there more to her story?
Women want him and he wants them…
Pitcher Oliver Dempsey loves playing baseball for a living, yet, when it comes to his private life, ‘love’ is not in his vocabulary. He likes to keep women at an arm’s length … until he meets Tamara. Unprepared for the attraction he feels towards her, he’s drawn in, even more when told by his coach that she’s off limits. And only Oliver can decide whether she’s worth fighting for.
Tamara Amis moved to Melbourne seeking distance from her past. With the help of her uncle, the coach of a baseball club, she quickly finds a job and a place to live. Yet, one meeting with the handsome pitcher Oliver stirs unexpected emotions that threaten to overwhelm her, despite her best efforts to resist falling for him.
It’s Oliver’s injury that brings them together, but as they find out about each other’s pasts, how can they be ready to share a future?