Get ready to fall in love with this upcoming small town romance!
Covering All the Bases by Jody Holford releases on June 10th
His dating life had taken a hit once he returned to Nashville. He didn’t do relationships, because his focus was baseball. Not because he was a jerk or anything. He liked to date, just not repeat dates. In a big city like L.A., he was fairly anonymous and could go out with a woman without everyone knowing his business. But here, in his hometown, where his family lived, his sister owned a business, and he played for a professional team, it was trickier.
“How about one more drink for the road, cutie?” the woman asked, sending side-eye daggers to Isla.
Straightening, he crossed his arms over his chest. “Sorry. You’ve had enough,” he said, following through on his earlier words.
“Okay. How about a hot bartender for the road?”
Isla’s eyes widened and she bit her lip. She looked like she was trying not to laugh. Irritation warred with embarrassment, and Liam rubbed a hand over the back of his neck.
He hated being rude, but seriously, he’d been more than clear. “Nope. That’s not available, either.”
The blonde turned to Isla, her lips forming a sneer. “Guess your Sad Sally routine worked out for you.”
Liam started to shut the blonde down—Isla didn’t deserve that—but stopped himself when he saw the look on her face.
Isla had squared her shoulders and met the blonde’s gaze straight on. “I don’t have a routine. I favor a genuine approach. As do most people. But if you’re asking if he’ll be ending the night with me instead of you, the answer is yes. So maybe you should rethink your routine.”
The other woman’s mouth dropped all the way open right before she huffed out a breath and slid off the stool, stalking away. Liam started to laugh, but when he looked back at Isla, she’d covered her face with her hands. He pulled them away, smiling at her, ridiculously charmed. And a little alarmed at the zap of heat and awareness that zipped up his arms from just touching her innocently. “That was out of line. I hate mean girls, and it just came out. I’m sorry.” “Do not apologize. And for the record, I’m looking very forward to ending the night with you, Isla.” He didn’t mean to lower his voice or lace it with seduction, but he wasn’t sure he’d ever been so attracted to a woman without so much as a damn kiss.
Talk about a wild day… As if being summoned to the deathbed of a grandfather she didn’t know existed wasn’t enough––Isla Bennett meets the man of her dreams. Spends an amazing day playing tourist around Nashville with him. And then finds out she’s inherited the Nashville Slammers major league baseball team. Oh, and her new dream man? He’s the Slammers’ star power hitter. Isla just went from amazing first date to holy heck I’m your boss in the span of a day.
Liam Cruz can’t believe how refreshing it was to spend a day with someone who didn’t know his batting average, the size of his last contract, or heck, even that he’s a baseball player. Now Isla’s thrust into the spotlight, and though she’s more than capable of handling herself professionally, he takes it upon himself to teach her everything he can about the game that is his whole life. But they’ll have to keep it on the DL.
Because doing what’s best for the team means they can never be together––and that might be the toughest play of all.
About Jody Holford
Jody Holford is both a contemporary romance and cozy mystery author. She lives in British Columbia with her family. She’s unintentionally funny and rarely on time for anything. She has an equal amount of love for writing and reading the sigh worthy moments in a book.