This is a wonderful series of books written by a terrific author! In this one the main female character is trying to help the main male character, Bo, polish up his life for the majors. He does well except he drops everything for his son. It's a good book!
Number 5 for the Lakeshore series. I was not as pumped about starting this book in the series. I had "met" the main male character in another book in the series and I wasn't impressed.. but this book turned it around. I had faith in Susan Wiggs an the Lakeshore series and neither she, nor the series, disappointed! This was a good read and a great addition to the series.
Here we have a sports plot that has been done quite a few times. A hot sports PR person helps fine-tune the public skills of a hot sports star. The PR person, after a very public and violent breakup with a previous client has vowed never to date a client again since that means losing not only the guy when the relationship end but the job as well. The sports guy even has a surprised son to deal with. But Wiggs does throw in some interesting things in regards to the son and his mother being caught up in INS and deportation (very heartbreaking and wished more time was exploring this).
Bo and Kim were never my favorite people in the series. But here they are a very sweet couple and compliment each other well. Although I really think Kim should learn not to mix business with pleasure in the future.
Surprisingly there were a lot of holes in this story and small details that didn't quite work out. Usually Wiggs creates more realistic characters that have true flaws. After the public breakup, Kim doesn't really suffer any reprocussions from essentially walking out on her job other than being fired via email. She was able to jump right back to it without any of her credibility damaged. Bo, being a womanizer, all of a sudden just becomes a misunderstood good guy. There was a lot of inconsistency with Bo's finances. Does he have money now that he has signed a pre-contract deal? Because he certainly throws it around at times. But then why does he move into a boarding house with his son and not get his own place. As a result, the story seemed more idylic and less real. Kind of like cookie cutter characters with an abrupt, easy happily ever ending slapped on.
It was an easy read but not my favorite from the series.