Sweet Home Atlanta (Quotable Romance Book 3)by Lucy McConnell
To the world, Rubi Walsh is a Hollywood star full of southern charm and a huge bank account. When her no-good brother-in-law turns his back on Rubi’s sister after a miscarriage, Rubi will stop at nothing to get him to sign divorce papers—even if it means latching herself to his industrious roommate until the deadbeat resurfaces.
Cash Lowell isn’t thrilled to have this wisp of a woman dogging his every move. She’s annoying and persistent, and far too happy to jump into trouble. He thinks he’s gotten rid of her after winning a bet, only to have her show up on his doorstep bright and early the next morning.
After Rubi tracks him into work, charms his dad out of an invitation to the family summer barbecue, and manages to show up his show-off cousin, Cash softens considerably. But, his roommate is bound to stumble home sooner or later and Cash finds himself hoping it’s later rather than sooner.
Rubi hasn’t spent much time with men like Cash who make ice cream for their nieces and nephews, watch the sunrise over the lake, and build a business from nothing more than a few designs and a whole lot of muscle. The more she learns about Cash, the harder it is to face the ending that’s sure to come. Just when she settles in to Cash’s beautiful life, her brother-in-law crashes the dream and Rubi has to trust that Cash knows the woman behind what the world sees or walk away with an empty heart.
Review by Ridenthewave:
I love a women with a little spunk and fight! Rubi Walsh has this in the barrel loads. Although Rubi is a famous Hollywood star she has not forgotten her family. She aggressively goes after her brother -in-law, who had left her sister.
While in the process of tracking her brother-in-law down, she meets Cash. Cash has the ability to eventually get her in contact with him; therefore she will not let him out of her site. While "dogging" him, she begins to learn things about Cash, while at the same time Cash begins to learn that Rubi is more than a pretty face.
This book was a great read! It was a fun, clean, and full of adventure.
5 Stars *****
Delay of Game (Dating Mr. Baseball) by Lucy McConnell
Don’t miss this sweet companion novella to The Athletic Groom by Lucy McConnell.
Physical therapist Elise Smith lands her dream job with the St. George Redrocks. She loves baseball and knows each player on sight before her first day of work. With the team in turmoil after the owner hires a new manager, Elise works hard to make a good impression and follow all the rules. But there’s something about relief pitcher Blake Rygs that leaves her light headed and impairs her judgment. When they are caught kissing in the physical therapy room, Elise is placed on probation. If she can’t stay away from Blake, she could lose her job. The only problem is that Blake is everywhere and it doesn’t take long before he’s worked his way into her family’s hearts by loading groceries, crashing birthday parties, and changing flat tires. The more she learns about Blake the harder it is to stick to the “no dating” rule. Can she walk away from the career she’s always dreamed of to have the man of her dreams or will the rule be a permanent delay of game?
Review by Ridenthewave:
This was a great read! I loved The Athletic Groom and it was fun to read more about them in Delay of Game. Although this book is a stand alone, I would highly recommend reading The Athletic Groom. It will bring all of the characters together in a very real way.
Having a real love for baseball Elise Smith, physical therapist for the St George Redrocks, finds herself having a hard time sticking to the "no dating" rule as she gets to know Blake Rygs. I fell in love with Elise and Blake. I was sucked in to their story right from the beginning. The kissing and romance scenes are done with class and very clean.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good clean romance, especially if they have a love for baseball, which I do.
5 Stars *****
About The Author:
Award-winning author, Lucy McConnell, loves Christmas, romance, chocolate and Elvis.
She started out as an editor at an advertising agency before moving on to teach in the marketing department of the local community college. She loved teaching and often misses the academic environment.
Lucy retired from teaching and began to write articles and sweet romance novels. She has been published in national magazines, newspapers, short story compilations, and she writes cookbooks under the name Christina Dymock.
If she's not at the computer, you can find her trying to keep up with her husband and four kids on the ski slopes, in a boat, in the kitchen, or on a horse.