Pro Baseball Player Risk Kincaid has returned to his Florida hometown to see his "rebound lover" Jacy Grayson. Risk and Jacy have known each other since high school where he comforted her after a messy breakup. Since then, he has rushed to her side and into her bed each time she breaks up with her current boyfriend. Risk has decided he is in love with Jacy but is afraid to tell her. Jacy has loved Risk forever. Over the years she has made up many boyfriends and break ups just to get Risk back in her bed. How will he react when she tells him that she wants him permanently in her life?
Meanwhile, Jacy's best friend, Stephanie "Stevie" Cole has had a relationship with hometown hero Pitcher Aaron Grayson (Jacy's cousin). Their relationship has cooled in the last year. Stevie hoped that they would get back on track when Aaron came to town to help with a local fundraiser. Her hopes were crushed when Aaron announced his engagement to Natalie Llewellyn. Zen Driscoll is in town for the fundraiser too. He is attracted to Stevie and feels bad that she found out about Aaron's engagement in public. Zen befriends her and hopes to get her mind off of Aaron and onto Zen.
I admit that contemporary romance is not a favorite genre. I usually like a little more plot with the pages and pages of sex scenes. I expected this story to be light and funny, but I really didn't like some of the characters. Jacy drove me crazy. She is described as free spirit who wears mismatched clothes and changes her nail polish daily. She runs a coffee shop where she stirs sugar cubes into the coffee with her finger while the old men drool. Yuck! Risk wasn't much better. He was constantly thinking about how to tell Jacy he loved her, yet it took him a month to get around to doing it.
The secondary romance was a little better. I liked Zen and his willingness to take his time with Stevie. He also seemed the most down-to-earth baseball player out of the many who came to the fundraiser. Stevie had issues with her body image and self-esteem. I could understand that, but since it was drummed into us over and over again, it became monotonous. My rating: 2 Stars.
I really enjoyed this book. I'm not a baseball fan, but the author has a way of keeping the storyline going without boring you with baseball. This was a sassy and fun book that followed the blossoming relationships of three couples, including Jacy and Risk. I enjoyed the relationship between Stevie and Zen even more. Stevie was a very relatable character.
Overall a fun read, but the author is obviously not too much of a baseball fan. The many errors in the baseball parts were quite annoying.