“Quint and Annie sitting in a tree…K.I.S.S.I.N.G.”
Quint Lawson and Annie Weber heard that childhood song over and over and it never bothered them. Even though Quint was only five, Annie wasn’t just his neighbor. She would become his best friend and the love of his life. Annie wasn’t interested in dolls, or girly things when growing up. A tomboy at heart, having a boy as a best friend suited her just fine. That same boy captured her heart.
Quint had two passions, his girl and baseball. From kindergarten to college, Quint tore up every baseball diamond he played on. His position was shortstop. His talent was undeniable. Professional ball was most definitely in his future, and he was ready for it. Annie would be right by his side.
When everything in life is perfect, it’s hard to imagine heartbreak in any form. Quint wasn’t immune to its power. This shortstop had no idea what any form of heartbreak could do to his perfect world. When it hit, there were many casualties left in its wake…the most important one was Annie.
Can a person be prepared for, understand, or even endure a misfortune if they’ve never experienced one before? In Quint Lawson’s case the answer is no.
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I love a good sports book. So when I saw this one had romance and baseball, I was sold. I loved both of the MC's from the first moment I started reading this book. Quint and Annie are very relateable and strong characters that you can't help but want to get to know more about them as the book goes on.
Quint is the All Star shortstop with the world at his feet. He is wanted by every team out there and has his choice of where to go. He knows that, but also knows that he would not be where he is at without Annie. She is his first everything and now is his future. It is only in a book that you feel like they are the perfect couple.
I am not going to say that these two are without their problems. But then again this would not be a romance book is that was the case. I had a few times that I really wanted to go in there and go crazy on one of them at times and tell them to get a clue. Luckily, the author knew that and had one of the characters do it for me. While that was the case, none of the situations were so out there that I didn't want to finish the book for them being way out there in reality.
As for the ending, it was beautiful and what I wanted. For a short time there, I was a bit worried that it was going to be something else, but in the end it was great. It was a prefect summer book to read while on vacation whether it be the beach or the mountains.
Amazon Best Selling Author ~
A.M. Madden's debut novel is Back-up, the first in The Back-Up Series. The series includes Back-Up, Front & Center, Encore, Backstage, and The Devil's Lair Novella.
A.M. Madden is a wife, a mother, an avid reader of romance novels and now an author. In Back-up she aspired to create a fun, sexy, realistic romantic story. She wanted to create characters that the reader could relate to and feel as if they knew personally. A self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, she loves getting lost in a good book. She also uses every free moment of her time writing, while raising teenage boys.
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