For baseball superstar Garrett Donovan, his contract with the New York Empire baseball team meant he’d finally have the means to secure a future for his family. He should focus on that…not on the sassy, beautiful Jessa Montgomery — or what she looks like naked. Getting involved with the daughter of the Empire’s owner would be career suicide. Jessa is a distraction he can’t afford.
Her father had warned her never to get involved with his athletes, so his request that she keep an eye on his new star player came straight out of left field. The last thing Jessa needs is another spoiled, egotistical ball player to deal with. But Garrett is none of those things. His no-nonsense attitude and smooth Southern charm make her blood burn and her knees weak. Giving into temptation, she is consumed by the pleasure she finds in Garrett’s arms.
Jessa wants to protect his career. Garrett won’t let anything get in the way of their passion.
A passion that could cost him everything.
The Perfect Combination
The question I get most often about Spring Training is: why the switch from romantic suspense to sports romance? There’s no easy answer.
Let’s face it. Athletes are prime candidates for romantic heroes. Playing a professional sport takes drive, determination, focus … and, dare I say … stamina. Imagine that kind determination when it comes to pleasure. Hmm, wait. Where was I?
I’m not a sports fanatic, but I am a fan. I like to drink overpriced beer at baseball games, play golf as opposed to watching it, holler myself hoarse at a hockey game, and can hold my own against any male counterpart in Fantasy Football.
I like sports, but I wanted a little more romance and a little less sport in my sports romance.
Of course, Garrett Donovan is the primary reason for the shift. There I was, perfectly happy working on my next romantic suspense novel (coming later this year) and BOOM! Garrett arrived and demanded his story be told.
So, that’s what I did. Sometimes, there’s no other choice.
Until next time!
Parker Kincade is an award-winning erotic romance author of The Martin Family Series. Her first novel, One Night Stand, won the category of Best Erotic Romance in the Celtic Hearts Romance Writers Golden Claddagh contest and was named finalist in the Romance Writers of America/Passionate Ink Stroke of Midnight contest.
Parker lives in the southern United States with her husband, children and beloved boxer sidekick. She loves reading, playing golf, spending time with her family and friends, ice cream from the ice cream truck, taking her dog to the park and watching old musicals.