Summary of Book: Travis Ford was major league baseball’s hottest rookie when an injury ended his career. Now he’s flipping houses to keep busy and trying to forget his glory days. But he can’t even cross the street without someone recapping his greatest hits. Or making a joke about his… bat. And then there’s Georgie, his best friend’s sister, who is not a kid anymore. When she proposes a wild scheme—that they pretend to date, to shock her family and help him land a new job—he agrees. What’s the harm? It’s not like it’s real. But the girl Travis used to tease is now a funny, full-of-life woman and there’s nothing fake about how much he wants her…
“Maybe it was the way she only reached his shoulder that sent protectiveness surging up to his jugular, while somehow—at the very same time—he wanted to seek refuge in her.”
This genuinely made me laugh out loud. There’s some good slow-burn, a forbidden relationship, and a relationship of convenience which I love alone but mixed into one book… genius. I felt the chemistry from chapter one and that made reading and finishing this in less than a day so, so easy.
“You have to fight for what you deserve. What you want is no more or less important than what anyone else wants.”
I’m beginning to realize that Tessa Bailey is a really good slow-burn author and I’d wager, off the books I’ve read (specifically Heat Stroke) she might be up there with the slow-burn queen herself, Mariana Zapata which is saying something because I worship the air that woman breaths.