Underdog Luke “Single” Singleton is yearning to make a comeback. After getting hit in the neck with a pitch—an injury that nearly cost him his life—he has one last chance to play for his hometown team, the Stockton Beavers. But his mom has Alzheimer’s, and he’s all she has to depend on. How can he pursue his career, much less someone special?
Personal care aide Roberta Bennett is done dating baseball players. Having had her share of heartbreak, she heads to Stockton hoping for a fresh start. But after she finds Luke’s mom outside, lost, and alone, she can’t refuse when he hires her on the spot. Unbeknownst to Luke, Roberta is all too familiar with the violent tendencies of the pitcher who hit him.
Now that they’re living under the same roof, the last thing either of them is looking for is a relationship. But it’s not long before they find themselves drawn to each other. And right when Luke is thinking about finally making a change to his single status, a secret from Roberta’s past emerges with the power to tear them apart.
So, SO good! You don’t want to miss this one.
First of all, I just have to say…I can’t stop sobbing! Every time I think I’m done, it starts over again. I don’t know how Collette keeps doing it, but it’s like she’s pulling things directly out of my life and putting them into her books. 🙂
It was scary how well I could relate to Luke. Alzheimer’s is something that runs in my family, and it terrifies me that this could happen in the not too distant future with my grandpa. And Roberta? I totally understand her complete and utter fear of her ex-husband. Being abused is something that changes you forever, even once you’ve basically moved on. And a possible run-in with your abuser? Absolutely heart-stopping.
And that epilogue? LOVE!
My time with these characters was extremely well spent. READ. IT.