This week’s hook …
by Iris Blobel
From where he stood, he only saw a small part of her face, the pale skin, albeit flawless. Her blond hair was tied back in a ponytail, with a few stray strands tucked behind her ears. No earrings. He moved forward a bit. No rings on any of the fingers either. When she turned a bit, he was able to admire her deep blue eyes again. Indeed, beautiful, and yet underlined with troubling dark circles. He imagined for a moment what those eyes were hiding.
“So, what brings you to Melbourne?” he asked, noticing another little flinch.
Tamara met his gaze and for a beat, he was completely lost in her eyes. A smile tugged at his lips, but she returned to stare at the door.
“Business,” she whispered at last.
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?