A charming new contemporary romance set in Silverlake, Texas, where love throws old rivals a curve...
Andrew "Ace" Braddock is a player in every sense of the word. The center fielder for the Austin Lone Stars, he's also been at the center of numerous sports scandals involving beer, bars, and baseball bunnies. But when he takes the fall for a teammate, Ace wakes up in the hospital, injured and in serious trouble. He's sent to lie low and recover at his family ranch in Silverlake, Texas where he's saddled with his worst nightmare: his high school nemesis--a beautiful nurse who refuses to play doctor with him.
Mia Adams has no time to fool around. The daughter of Silverlake's high school baseball coach has three jobs and a pile of debt left behind by her missing ex. The very last thing she wants is to spend her time indulging hometown hero Easy Ace Braddock. If she didn't need the money, she'd have nothing to do with the guy from her past who stole her dad's time, attention, and love away from her before leaving for the major leagues.
As Mia does her best to corral the irrepressible Ace, keep a sense of humor, and fight her unwelcome attraction to him, he charms, sidesteps and outmaneuvers her. Will the one-time enemies find love at home base, right in the town where they grew up?
Hometown Hero (Silverlake Ranch, #3) by Liza Kendall
Series: Silverlake Ranch #3
Published by Berkley on July 7, 2020
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I received a complimentary ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Hometown Hero by Liza Kendall
Hometown Hero by Liza Kendall is the third book in the Silverlake Ranch series.
Andrew “Ace” Braddock plays center field for the Austin Lone Stars and is known just as well for his playing off the field as he is for his playing on the field. When Ace decides to secretly take the fall for one of his fellow players he finds himself with a broken ankle and in the middle of a scandal. Being forced to lay low, Ace heads back to his family’s ranch in Silverlake, Texas, completely not ready to face all of the demons waiting for him there.
The last person Mia Adams wants to see or deal with is Ace Braddock. It’s bad enough that he stole all of her dad’s time when they were growing up since her dad was the high school baseball coach but Mia needs the money and the Lone Stars’ have offered her a whole lot to babysit Ace.
The more time Mia and Ace spend together, the more they both realize that there is a lot more to the other than ever thought. Ace may really test Mia’s patience, but deep down she realizes that he is a good guy. When Mia and Ace finally give in to their feelings, it looks like they will both get their happy ending but of course they have to take a slight detour first but in the end they finally find their forever.
Overall this was a sweet and enjoyable story. I have never read this author before and did enjoy her writing. I really liked Ace. He was a smart aleck, but a great guy. I loved the fun things he did. I enjoyed Mia too. I had a hard time wrapping my head around some of her money issues but she was a really hard worker and a very caring person.
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Reviewer: Sue is a retired IT Computer Programmer who loves to read just about any type of romance….Contemporary, Historical, Comedy, or Suspense. She tends to like sassy heroines and hot alpha heroes (although the occasional nerds are fun too!) with lots of fun witty banter. She lives in a small suburb of Cleveland, OH with her almost perfect husband. She has three adult daughters who all live nearby, with the oldest being married.