Easton Wylder is baseball royalty. The game is his life. His passion. His everything.
So, when an injury threatens to end Easton’s season early, the team calls in renowned physical therapist, Doc Dalton, to oversee his recovery. Except it’s not Doc who greets Easton for his first session, but rather, his daughter, Scout. She may be feisty, athletic, defiant, and gorgeous, but Easton is left questioning whether she has what it takes to help him.
Scout Dalton’s out to prove a female can handle the pressure of running the physical therapy regimen of an MLB club. And that proof comes in the form of getting phenom Easton Wylder back on the field. But getting him healthy means being hands-on.
And with a man as irresistible as Easton, being hands-on can only lead to one thing, trouble. Because the more she touches him, the more she wants him, and she can’t want him. Not when it’s her job to maintain the club’s best interest, in regards to whether he’s ready to play.
But when sparks fly and fine lines are crossed, can they withstand the heat, or is one of them bound to get burned?
Caela Carter - Tumbling
Work harder than anyone. Be the most talented. Sacrifice everything. And if you’re lucky, maybe you will go to the Olympics. Grace lives and breathes gymnastics—but no matter how hard she pushes herself, she can never be perfect enough. Leigh, Grace’s best friend, has it all: a gymnastics career, a normal high-school life... and a secret that could ruin everything. Camille wants to please her mom, wants to please her boyfriend, and most of all, wants to walk away. Wilhelmina was denied her Olympic dream four years ago, and she won’t let anything stop her again. No matter what. Monica is terrified. Nobody believes in her—and why should they? By the end of the two days of the U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials, some of these girls will be stars. Some will be going home with nothing. And all will have their lives changed forever.
Jay McLean - Combative
We all play victims to our pasts; to the choices we make and the lives we create. They define who we are. And sometimes if we're lucky enough, the past stays where it belongs: in the past. I'm not one of the lucky ones. I never have been. Because now the past is knocking on my door, offering deals I have no choice but to take… deals that will help bring justice—not just for me, but for my brothers. The problem? The deal is a ticking time bomb. One I didn't know existed. Tick. Tock.
Lori Foster - Jude's Law
The "New York Times" bestselling author of "Perfect for the Beach, Bad Boys to Go," and "Say No to Joe?" returns with her latest exciting novel featuring Jude Jamison, a former Hollywood bad boy who's now looking for love. "A Lori Foster book is like a glass of good champagne--sexy and sparkling!"--Jayne Ann Krentz
Helena Hunting - Pucked Up
Miller “Buck” Butterson has been banging his way through life ever since a puck to the face fixed his messed up front teeth. After five years in the NHL, deflecting goals on the ice and scoring them with puck bunnies, Miller has decided he’s ready for a girlfriend. A real, non-bunny girlfriend to take on dates, and not jump into bed with after five seconds of conversation. Miller thinks he’s found that woman in his teammate’s sister. Except, unlike team captain and all-around nice guy Alex Waters—who happens to date his stepsister, Miller’s media reputation as a manwhore is well earned. Beyond that minor detail, Miller doesn’t know the first thing about relationships or the time and effort they require. Miller learns—eventually—that if he wants to make Sunshine “Sunny” Waters fall for him, he's going to have to do a whole lot more than show her his stick skills in the bedroom.
Andrew Smith - Stand-Off
It’s his last year at Pine Mountain, and Ryan Dean should be focused on his future, but instead, he’s haunted by his past. His rugby coach expects him to fill the roles once played by his lost friend, Joey, as the rugby team’s stand-off and new captain. And somehow he’s stuck rooming with twelve-year-old freshman Sam Abernathy, a cooking whiz with extreme claustrophobia and a serious crush on Annie Altman—aka Ryan Dean’s girlfriend, for now, anyway. Equally distressing, Ryan Dean’s doodles and drawings don’t offer the relief they used to. He’s convinced N.A.T.E. (the Next Accidental Terrible Experience) is lurking around every corner—and then he runs into Joey’s younger brother Nico, who makes Ryan Dean feel paranoid that he’s avoiding him. Will Ryan Dean ever regain his sanity? From the author of the National Book Award–nominated 100 Sideways Miles, which Kirkus Reviews called “a wickedly witty and offbeat novel,” Stand-Off is filled with hand-drawn infographics and illustrations and delivers the same spot-on teen voice and relatable narrative that legions of readers connected with in Winger.
L. H. Cosway - Penny Reid - The Hooker and the Hermit
New York’s Finest Blogging as *The Socialmedialite* April 22 LADIES AND GENTS! I have an announcement! You know that guy I featured on my blog a few months ago? The really, really hot Irish rugby player who plays the position of ‘hooker’ in the RLI (Rugby League International)? The one with the anger management issues, the body of a gladiator and the face of a movie star? The one with the questionable fashion choices leading me to ask whether he was the lovechild of a leprechaun and a hobbit? Ronan Fitzpatrick? Yeah, that guy. Well, I have a confession to make… THE HERMIT Annie Catrel, social media expert extraordinaire at Davidson & Croft Media and clandestine celebrity blogger, can make anyone shine in the court of public opinion. She is the Socialmedialite, anonymous creator of New York’s Finest and the internet’s darling. Virtual reality is Annie’s forte, but actual reality? Not so much. THE HOOKER Ronan Fitzpatrick, aka the best hooker the world of rugby has seen in decades, despises the media—social or otherwise. The press has spun a web of lies depicting him as rugby’s wild and reckless bad boy. Suspended from his team, Ronan has come to Manhattan to escape the drama, lay low, fly under the radar. Only, Ronan isn’t easy to overlook, and he can’t escape the notice of the Socialmedialite… THE PLAN When Ronan is sent to Davidson & Croft Media to reshape his public image, he never expects to cross paths with shy but beautiful Annie, nor does he expect his fierce attraction to her. He couldn’t be happier when her boss suggests pairing them together. What lengths will Annie take to keep her virtual identity concealed? And what happens when the hooker discovers who the hermit really is?
Alycia Taylor - Entice
I'm faced with a choice: Believe Mitch when he tells me that he’s a cop and the reason he’s looking for Paul’s sister is because she’s stolen his son and she’s wanted for child abuse or believe Paul and his sister Marie: Mitch is the abuser and Marie and Victor are in danger. I lean towards believing Paul and Marie while developing feelings for Paul and dealing with complications that are bound to come up when my mother comes to live with me. Just when I begin accepting my feelings for Paul, Mitch finds Marie and Paul is forced to leave town to help her hide. Will our love story end just as it’s beginning?
Alycia Taylor - Clash
Just about the time I decide I need to move on with my life, Paul comes back into it. With me still dealing with my mother’s problems and Paul still worrying about keeping his sister and nephew safe…that might not be a good thing. My mother falls into old familiar patterns and then I discover Paul has just one more deep, dark secret. Will I finally walk away and take care of myself for a change or am I in way too deep this time?
Alycia Taylor - Crash
Mitch gives me a choice: Tell him where Paul is hiding Marie and Victor or let my mother go to jail. I can’t turn my back on my mother so I do what I have to do. When I try to explain that to Paul, he won’t listen. Resigned to taking care of my mother first, I get her into rehab and then head home to try and figure out what to do about Paul. Mitch is waiting for me when I get there, aiming to punish me for warning Paul that he was coming…will I survive to get another chance with Paul? If I do, will Paul want to give me one?
Alycia Taylor - Unite
Paul and me were finally coming together in spite of the things that seemed to be keeping us apart. Paul was making plans for the championship bout he had coming up. This is what he had worked for his entire adult life. The money and the notoriety for winning the title could be life-changing for him and his family. The problem nobody saw coming was Mitch. He’s out on bail and still out for revenge. Can Paul and me survive and if we do, will all of our plans be ruined?
Alycia Taylor - Pulse
My name is Jessie Cooper. I was determined to stay focused on my career as an assistant personal trainer and to not let my penchant for being attracted to wounded men that I needed to “fix” get in my way. However, determination couldn’t stop me from falling for Paul, an MMA fighter. I searched my soul and found the strength and will to walk away before I got in too deep and find myself once again drowning in someone else’s problems. But was it already too late?
Avon Gale - Breakaway
Drafted to play for the Jacksonville Sea Storm, an NHL affiliate, twenty-year-old Lane Courtnall’s future looks bright, apart from the awkwardness he feels as a gay man playing on a minor league hockey team. He's put his foot in his mouth a few times and alienated his teammates. Then, during a rivalry game, Lane throws off his gloves against Jared Shore, enforcer for the Savannah Renegades. It’s a strange way to begin a relationship. Jared’s been playing minor league hockey for most of his career. He’s bisexual and doesn’t care if anyone knows. But he’s determined to avoid another love affair after the last one left him devastated. Out of nowhere a one-nighter with rookie Lane Courtnall gives him second thoughts. Lane reminds Jared why he loves the game and why love might be worth the risk. In turn, Jared hopes to show Lane how to be comfortable with himself on and off the ice. But they’re at different points in their careers, and both men will have to decide what they value most.
Alessandra Torre - Moonshot
From New York Times Bestseller Alessandra Torre.... Baseball Gods. There have been a handful of them, men whose bats and gloves are gold. Men who are blessed in unfair ways. My father is one of those men. I’ve been right by his side through Dallas, then Detroit, and now, New York. We’ve worn blue and white for seven years. For over a thousand games I’ve been the lone girl on their buses, their jet, their dugout. Then Chase Stern was traded in. A new god, one I’d worshipped from afar since the day he was drafted. Already a legend, as much for his off-field behavior as his batting average. I should have stayed away. I should have known better. Gods crush the hearts of mortals like me.
Amity Cross - Pulse
Ren Miller never dreamed her life would turn out quite like this. On the cusp of qualifying for the brand new woman's UFC league, she's finally found the thing that makes her tick. She finally has a whole new life before her, but it’s one that doesn't include Ash Fuller. No one has seen or heard from Beat's Golden Boy in six months, not even Ren. He's disappeared off the face of the earth and he's just another person who's ended up abandoning her when she needed him the most. He broke her heart, but he took the one thing that was hers. Her spirit. When someone unexpected turns up at Beat with an ultimatum, Ren must make a decision. Go after Ash and her own heart or make her Dad's dream of winning a Championship come true. Will Ren choose to fight? Or sacrifice everything to save the man she loves?
Moriah McStay - Everything That Makes You
One girl. Two stories. Meet Fiona Doyle. The thick ridges of scar tissue on her face are from an accident twelve years ago. Fiona has notebooks full of songs she’s written about her frustrations, her dreams, and about her massive crush on beautiful uber-jock Trent McKinnon. If she can’t even find the courage to look Trent straight in his beautiful blue eyes, she sure isn’t brave enough to play or sing any of her songs in public. But something’s changing in Fiona. She can’t be defined by her scars anymore. And what if there hadn’t been an accident? Meet Fi Doyle. Fi is the top-rated female high school lacrosse player in the state, heading straight to Northwestern on a full ride. She’s got more important things to deal with than her best friend Trent McKinnon, who’s been different ever since the kiss. When her luck goes south, even lacrosse can’t define her anymore. When you’ve always been the best at something, one dumb move can screw everything up. Can Fi fight back? Hasn’t everyone wondered what if? In this daring debut novel, Moriah McStay gives us the rare opportunity to see what might have happened if things were different. Maybe luck determines our paths. But maybe it’s who we are that determines our luck.
Ginger Scott - Wicked Restless
Andrew Harper grew up in a house marked by tragedy. His older brother Owen did his best to shelter him, but you can only be protected from life’s pain for so long. Eventually, you end up just feeling numb…and isolated. Loneliness was the one constant in Andrew’s life. Until one girl, met by chance in a high school hallway, changed everything. Emma Burke was a mystery and all that was beautiful in this world, the only air Andrew ever wanted to breathe. She took the lonely away, and filled it with hope and color, and Andrew would do anything to keep her safe, happy and whole. But sometimes, what feels good and right is what ends up hurting us the most. And when Andrew and Emma are faced with an impossible decision, Andrew is tested to see just how far he’s willing to go for the girl who owns his heart. Cuts are deep. Scars are left behind. And revenge beckons. When Andrew finally gets his chance, in college, five years after his first love broke him completely, he finds out old feelings don’t really disappear just because you say you hate someone. The more he tries to avenge all that he believes he lost, the more he uncovers the real story of what happened years before. Love is wicked. But a restless heart is never satisfied beating on its own. Can Andrew and Emma make it right before it's too late, or will the ties that bind them now destroy their only chance at a future?
Erin Leigh - For Love or Money
SOCCER SEX SCHOOL James Holland has all the basics covered and his life, as usual, is on track. That is until he meets her—Lana Webber. Then everything falls apart, as he falls for her. Along the way to losing his heart for the first time, he manages to fulfill a bargain he made a long time ago in a bar in Nashville where he left a dream. But she has skills at ruining lives, she's mastered them destroying her own, and she's the last thing he needs in his life. Try telling that to his heart as he finds himself more and more drawn to the girl deemed by all as unlovable. And as hard as he tries not to be interested, the closer he gets to her the worse it is. She is nothing like what she is portrayed in the public eye. Lana Webber is the girl every guy claims to have had. But she doesn't care what people say about her. She has fun. At least she did until everyone started saying she had it coming. But this time—she didn't. For the first time ever, Lana is innocent but her past has her guilty before anyone even hears her side. Betrayed, ditched, and humiliated—Lana discovers the road to redemption lies in a dirty secret. THE James Holland, soccer star and smug womanizer, isn't quite what he's portrayed to be. When she blackmails him into seeing things her way she gets more than she bargained for.
Erin Leigh - The Long Way Home
How lucky can one girl get? Just ask Jacqueline Croix. She has it all. The right fiancé, money, looks, and connections. But everything comes at a cost. Sometimes that cost is looking the other way when the imperfections of your world start to show themselves. When something happens that she just can't look away from, she ends up drunk in a Chanel dress at a pity party on the beach in SC. There on the beach, she finally sees the cost of having everything is too high. Luckily, Jacqueline has one thing most girls like her do not, somewhere to run when she leaves it all behind. That somewhere happens to be to the open arms of the New York Rangers' right wing, Mike France. He has always been there through thick and thin, waiting for his chance to make her his. But how do you go from being best friends to lovers, when you know all the dirty details?
Jennifer E. Smith - The Comeback Season
The last place Ryan Walsh should be this afternoon is on a train heading to Wrigley Field. She should be in class, enduring yet another miserable day of her first year of high school. But for once, Ryan isn't thinking about what she should be doing. She's not worried about her lack of friends, or her suffering math grade, or how it's been five whole years since the last time she was really and truly happy. Because she's finally returning to the place that her father loved, where the two of them spent so many afternoons cheering on their team. And on this -- the fifth anniversary of his death -- it feels like there's nowhere else in the world she should be. Ryan is once again filled with hope as she makes her way to the game. Good luck is often hard to come by at a place like Wrigley Field, but it's on this day that she meets Nick, the new kid from her school, who seems to love the Cubs nearly as much as she does. But Nick carries with him a secret that makes Ryan wonder if anyone can ever really escape their past, or believe in the promise of those reassuring words: "Wait till next year." Is it too much for Ryan to hope that this year, this season, might be her comeback season?
Ali Dean - Pepped Up Forever
Pepper Jones is ready to start breaking some records. She’ll be a junior in college, and if she wants to run professionally when she graduates, it’s time to step things up a notch. This time around, she knows it won’t be accompsihed by ramping up her training. While Pepper’s hoping for a race day breakthrough, she wonders if there’s a mental barrier holding her back, and if so, how is she supposed to confront it? Meanwhile, Jace Wilder wants Pepper back any way he can have her, but he’s reluctant to bulldoze his way into her life having already crushed her once (okay, probably a few more times than that) before. More scenes from Jace’s point of view in the book shed a new perspective into the character Pepper fans love to hate, and hate to love, delving into those layers he’s only given glimpses of in the past. The Brockton crew is growing up. Zoe and Wes. Jenny and Rollie. Lexi and Brax. Bunny and Wallace. Pepper and ??? It’s time to find out what Pepper’s happily ever after will be.