An irresistible baseball star and a resistant hometown girl stumble into love in a flirty romance by New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne.
Pro baseball shortstop Carter Ramsey is about to be Citizen magazine’s Man of the Year, but the only title that matters to him is out of reach: World Series MVP. Benched by a recent injury, Carter retreats to his hometown to recover. His ten-year class reunion and a potential reconciliation with the sweetheart he left behind could be perfect distractions. Until another old acquaintance throws Carter a curveball.
Olive Dunn admits that her former high school science partner is still a handsome charmer. But she wasn’t swayed then, and she won’t be swayed now. Because Olive remembers Carter’s little shortcoming: he tends to bail the moment it suits him, without a backward glance. Best to keep her feelings strictly platonic while he’s in town.
Except the entitled boy she knew is a changed man: solid, reflective, and generous. As they ease back in to their familiar friendship, things take a surprising turn, and Carter and Olive must decide if what they have is a passing flirtation or a real shot at love.
Lauren Layne is the New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestselling author of more than thirty novels, including the Man of the Year series and the 21 Wall Street series. Her books have sold more than a million copies and have been translated into multiple languages. Lauren’s work has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine; Publishers Weekly; Glamour; the Wall Street Journal; and Inside Edition. She is based in New York City, where she’s married to her high school sweetheart. For more information visit https://laurenlayne.com.