Abby McCabe was restless. On paper she should be at the top of her game. She was an attorney, but only to please her parents. Her being a teacher of literature at the community college and writing a column for the newspaper were two choices they thought were beneath her. She never really fit into the mold of a high society daughter, and knew what a disappointment she was in their eyes. Abby was also a loser at love, and her last breakup still stung a bit. She was getting better at reciting the escape lines than her past boyfriends were. She was fine concentrating on her jobs, and spending time with Bridget at her husband Kevin's baseball games. That all rang true until the day Nick Valente came to play catcher for the Bisons.
Nick Valente was pretty much run out of Tampa. He had turned into a media nightmare for the team he played for, and now this new team was a second chance. Nick was actually thriving away from the circus. His game was better, and everything else was also except for his unexplainable attraction for Abby with the sharpest tongue he had every come across. He didn't understand why he needed to be near her. It was just a fact, and he was giving in to it. When he started to pursue her, she ran like the frightened woman she was. He was learning why she was afraid, but that just enticed him more. As they got closer, life started to intrude on their tentative happiness. Just as he got his hearts desire, he was afraid he was going to lose her.
This story was a struggle to finish. It was flat out boring in many spots, and the story dragged at a painfully slow pace. It has been a long time since I have come across a character so whiny and unappealing. Abby had a mouth that never seemed to stop running on and on. Occasionally the one-liners were clever, but most of the time annoying. To quote a line from the book, "Do you ever turn it off? It's exhausting just listening to you." That is how I felt while reading it. Please save yourself from wasting valuable time, as this story isn't a keeper or worth the read.