Being the only woman working for a professional baseball team isn’t easy. As the San Diego Shock’s newest athletic trainer, Allie knows all about long hours, endless travel, and warding off players’ advances. Given she’s already the subject of a handful of rumors about how “lucky” she was to have earned such a coveted position, she can’t so much as flutter an eyelash a player’s way if she wants to be taken seriously.
But number eleven is doing more than fluttering eyelashes Allie’s way. Far more. Luke Archer is at the top of his game and doesn’t let the fear of striking out keep him from swinging. This is a motto he applies both on and off the field, but Allie appears immune, seeming to view Luke as nothing more than caution tape on legs.
He’s a player, and in Allie’s experience, they’re all the same. She won’t risk her job or her heart to another one, no matter how different this one claims to be. But as Allie gets to know him, she discovers the number eleven the public thinks they know is very different from the real Luke Archer. He seems too good to be true.
And maybe he is.
If like me, you’re a fan of sport romance books, then Stealing Home is a new standalone from Nicole Williams will be for you. Professional baseball Luke Archer definitely made my five-hour train journey home from a book signing much more pleasurable.
‘Luke Archer kissed like he played baseball – intently, skillfully, and like he’d spent his whole life practicing for this one moment in time.
The storyline was romantic, steamy, hot, sweet, and entertaining and had the perfect amount of angst and drama. Luke was gorgeous and those alpha qualities that came out at all the right times. I like Allie, she was good at her job and working hard to get a name for herself as an athletic trainer. It wasn’t hard to see why she had caught Luke’s eye, but I will say I did question her actions a few times and I wanted to do was give her a shake to knock some sense into her.
“Sometimes the only way to know if you’re ready is to take the leap”
Luke and Allie made such a divine couple together. There are a few bumps in the road due to issues from their past, secrets, rumors, and trust, but I adored the connection, interactions, sexual chemistry and romance between them.
One Kiss. One minute. I knew that if I let Luke Archer past my walls, he would consume me. I never would have guessed it could happen so quickly. So completely. One taste. One touch. And he owned me.
I have read my fair share of sport romance stories, and this was my first about a baseball player. Living in the UK baseball is not one our national sports so I really enjoyed all the baseball action.
I have always enjoyed Nicole’s writing her words grab you and warm your heart and Stealing Home didn’t disappoint. With likable main characters, and a good selection of secondary characters that add to the mix is a great read for all you sport romance fans out there.
“You are more. We are more.”
Nicole Williams is the New York Times and USATODAY bestselling author of contemporary and young adult romance, including the Crash and Lost& Found series. Her books have been published by HarperTeen and Simon & Schuster in both domestic and foreign markets, while she continues to self-publish additional titles. She is working on a new YA series with Crown Books (a division of Random House) as well. She loves romance, from the sweet to the steamy, and writes stories about characters in search of their happily even after. She grew up surrounded by books and plans on writing until the day she dies, even if it’s just for her own personal enjoyment. She still buys paperbacks because she’s all nostalgic like that, but her kindle never goes neglected for too long. When not writing, she spends her time with her husband and daughter, and whatever time’s left over she’s forced to fit too many hobbies into too little time.
Nicole is represented by Jane Dystel, of Dystel and Goderich Literary Agency.