A fun, flirty crossover novel from bestselling authors Jennifer Bernard (the Love Between the Bases series) and Erin Nicholas (the Sapphire Falls series)
Caitlyn Murray has never let on that she’s had fantasies about her brother’s friend Eli Anderson for years. She’d do anything for the sexy, baseball star who’s given it all up to stay in Sapphire Falls and take care of his family, but she and Eli are friends. Just friends.
So when her brother hatches a plan to get Eli to the pro baseball try-out for the Kilby Catfish that he has dreamed of and deserves, Caitlyn is all in. After all, what’s a little kidnapping among friends?
A spot on the pitcher’s mound for the Catfish isn’t the only tempting thing about the spontaneous road trip. Eli already knows that Caitlyn is as sweet as the candies she makes for the Sapphire Falls bakery, but alone with her overnight in the tiny motel room in Kansas, it’s impossible to resist the urge to take a little taste.
But when that taste leads to falling for the girl next door just as his front door is moving hundreds of miles away, can Eli really have it all? Or do they have too many strikes against them?
WOW! I have to say I love the idea of “brother’s best friend and little sister” stories. They are awesome when written well. This one is awesome. The writing is excellent. The plot is engaging. I will say that I want more! I can’t wait for parts 2 and 3. So yes a serial it does leave you waiting for more,but I wouldn’t call it a cliffhanger, more like watching a TV series and it having “to be continued” and you have to wait a week to know more. Fans of Jennifer Bernard and Erin Nicholas are going to love this one. It’s such a great crossover novel. And those who haven’t read Erin Nicholas Sapphire Falls won’t be lost, but will be eager to read more of that series. The same with those who haven’t read Jennifer Bernard’s Love Between the Bases. You’ll be eager to learn more about Caleb Hart and Mike Solo and OMG Trevor Stark……..(okay so I have a minor crush on Trevor at this time…..his book will arrive soon)…..Either way you will adore both the characters and the feelings this part one evokes. If you are new to both Erin Nicholas and Jennifer Bernard I feel GETTING WOUND UP, part one, is a great place to start. You to see a bit of both authors. I highly recommend this one and can’t wait for pt 2. If you’re read any of my previous reviews you know I’m not a fan of serials, but this one didn’t leave me feeling like I didn’t get a full story. It more or less just left me eager to read more of the story between these two. I want to know what happens next!
My Rating: 5
Heat Rating: Mild