Starting us off? The fabulous Rebecca J. Clark, who's one of my Passionate Kisses sister and a USA Today best-selling author. Her book, Lead-Off Bride, is Book 1 in the new series Take Me Out to the Wedding. This story will be published for the first time in the Summer on Main Street set. Woo hoo! That means you'll only get it there on June 23rd! (P.S. Don't you just love the cover?)
Take a look at the blurb:
Jack McCauley has just been sent back to the minor leagues to prove himself after a career-threatening injury. He has no identity outside of baseball, nor does he want one, and he has the string of pissed off ex-girlfriends to prove it. Jack’s focus must be 100% on getting back to the majors. So running into an old flame and learning he has a daughter he never knew about has Jack crying foul.
Wedding shop owner Beth Darrow made the gut-wrenching decision seven years ago not to tell Jack she was pregnant with his child, when he chose the game over a relationship with her. Now, he’s back in town. Once he learns about their child, how can she ever trust that he won’t make that choice again? How can she ever believe that he’d be interested in her if not for their daughter?
And a little back-story info from Rebecca:
What made me want to write this story: I met my husband right after he'd been released from the Pittsburgh Pirates minor-league system. A series of injuries ended his baseball career. It took a while for him to figure out what he wanted to do with his life, because up until that point, his entire identity had been as star athlete, whether that meant captain of the football and baseball teams, college All-American, or pro baseball player. He'd also told me stories of groupies followed the teams around, hoping to snare a future Major League ball player. Players were fined $50 for talking to the groupies. I found that fascinating, and the wheels in my head started turning, and Lead-Off Bride was born.
Okay readers, you know what to do: if you want to snag a copy of Summer on Main Street at its pre-release sale price, and make sure you have Lead-Off Bride in your library, choose your retailer below and reserve your copy today!
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