About the book: Beautiful pre-med student Kari Evans believes she's found the man of her dreams—right up until the moment she discovers he's a two-timing cheat. Desperately gathering the pieces of her broken heart, she realizest hat what she needs most is space to reconsider her future. A summer in Washington, DC, with her professional baseball player brother, Ben, sounds like just the change of scene she's after. But if complicated romantic entanglements are what she's trying to escape, she's out of luck.
Ryan Strobel has had it with spotlight-seeking women. As third baseman for the Washington Nationals, he's dealt with more than his fair share of opportunistic admirers—but his ex-fiancee, Brandi, may be the worst. When the woman refuses to take no for an answer, Ryan's teammate Ben offers a crazy solution: Ben's sister will pose as Ryan's new girlfriend. Though an unlikely pair, Ryan and Kari find themselves getting surprisingly comfortable with the charade. Soon, the line between fact and fiction is blurred, and the very real feelings that develop between the couple are undeniable. But when faced with the interference of conniving exes, family objections, and the reality of their very different lives, are Ryan and Kari destined to strike out in the game of love?
My review: I LOVED this book! The cute romance in this one is the perfect contemporary, fun story that I didn't want to put down. I'll just go ahead and admit that I didn't put it down and didn't get a whole lot done until I had the whole thing read. I just have no self control when it comes to this kind of book!
I liked Kari, and it was really fun to see what had happened to Maya and Ben (Kari's best friend and her brother who happen to be married). I loved the whole story line of Kari helping Ryan keep his ex-girlfriend away and falling for him. I liked her honesty throughout the whole story. I like the way she's willing to spend her whole summer helping Maya as she finishes up her chemotherapy and the kind way she cares for Ryan's mom later in the story shows just how loving and compassionate she is.
I liked Ryan too. He's a big baseball star and wealthy but he doesn't let any of that go to his head. He just wants to have his privacy and keep his whole life off of social media. I liked the way that he and Kari were together. He tried to go out of his way to help Kari achieve her dream of becoming a doctor, even if that meant giving up a life together for a while.
This is such a cute story, you'll love every word!
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Purchase links: Amazon - Deseret Book
About the author: Originally from Arizona, Traci Hunter Abramson spent much of her childhood exploring the little town of Pinewood. She is a graduate of Brigham Young University and a former employee of the Central Intelligence Agency. Since leaving the CIA, Traci has written multiple novels, including the Undercurrents trilogy, Royal Target, and the Saint Squad series. When she's not writing, Traci enjoys spending time with her husband and their four children. She also enjoys cooking, although she prefers an electric stove to the wood-burning variety.
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