Valerie Dimitri is on the run from her former fiancé who’d only wanted to marry her for her family’s questionable criminal ties. She also has the perfect cover with an assumed name and a thriving call-in advice show, “Sex Talk with Serena”, until one messy call blows up in her face. When she counselled “Anna J” to break up her with her boyfriend, she had no idea that she was telling a local celebrity to dump the hometown hero ballplayer, Boone Sullivan.
Boone has discovered Valerie’s real identity and he’s determined to expose her secrets… and maybe more. What he didn’t expect was to be blindsided by a crazy attraction to the buttoned-up lady with the sultry voice and a hidden past. He had carefully plotted his revenge, but soon all he can think about is how much he’d like to take Valerie as very own his stand-in bride…
A Note From the Publisher
USA Today bestselling and RITA Award winning author Catherine Mann has written over fifty romance novels and her work has been released in more than 20 countries. Catherine has a Master’s Degree in Theater, having written her thesis about powerful Shakespearean women. Born and raised in the South, Catherine and her flyboy husband have four children and reside in Florida where she is the President and a founding member of the Sunshine State Animal Rescue.——Joanne Rock writes romance of all shapes and sizes from sexy contemporary to medieval historical and an occasional Young Adult story. She’s penned over seventy books, appearing most often in the Harlequin Blaze series. Joanne taught English at the college level before becoming a full-time writer, and she returns to the classroom as often as possible to share her love of stories. A quiet and unassuming Virgo, Joanne married a fiery and boisterous Aries man in true opposites-attract fashion.
The premise was funny…radio talk show host meets disgruntled, jilted fall out guy…who happens to be a famous ball players, beloved by all!
Valerie was a bit rushed in life. Trying to escape her grandfather’s reach, Valerie attaches herself to a “regular” drycleaner. Sadly, as she walked down the aisle, her gut screamed, her doubts rages, and her father’s “go-kit” was the last straw. Now a year later, a successful radio counsellor, Valerie is trying to re-build her life. Unfortunately, one caller took her advice and walked out on the famous, wealthy and incredible sexy Boone. Using his extensive resources, Boone easily finds Serena only to unwittingly discover she is Valerie hiding from her mafia family. I really enjoyed their connection. Right away, Valerie trusted him and I loved that leap of faith. Their connection was real, but the smexy took some time in coming as these two built on their growing trust. I loved how Boone wanted to take care of her, yet still let her be her. As a bonus, her dad was great and Boone getting possessive was yummy. If you are looking for a funny, fast, flirty summer read…this is it! Enjoy!