4.5 out of 5 Licks
Caitlyn Murray has never let on that she’s had fantasies about her brother’s friend Eli Anderson for years. She’d do anything for the sexy baseball player who walked away from stardom to stay in Sapphire Falls and take care of his family. But she and Eli are friends. Just friends.
So when her brother hatches a plan to get Eli to the pro baseball try-out for the Kilby Catfish and another chance at his dream, Caitlyn is all in. After all, what’s a little kidnapping among friends?
A spot on the pitcher’s mound for the Catfish isn’t the only tempting thing about the spontaneous road trip. Eli already knows that Caitlyn is as sweet as the candies she makes for the Sapphire Falls bakery, but alone with her overnight in the tiny motel room in Kansas, it’s impossible to resist the urge to take a little taste.
But when that taste leads to falling for the girl next door just as his front door is moving hundreds of miles away, can Eli really have it all? Or do they have too many strikes against them?
Two awesome authors combined into one book makes for a fantastic read. You can probably tell from previous reviews that I love Erin Nicholas’ Sapphire Falls series. I’ve read every book in. The series and they just keep getting better. In Getting Wound Up we get to also visit Jennifer Bernard’s Between the Bases series.
There’s something about a small town romance that gets me every time and this is also a friends to lovers/forbidden love type story (Caitlyn is the little sister of Eli’s best friend). I really enjoyed this book. The authors did a great job blending their styles. There weren’t any parts that stuck out to me as one author over the other. These two series were also the perfect ones to blend. I’ve read a few books where it felt forced but this one blends right in with both series. I hope Erin and Jennifer think about more cross overs in the future. I will be there with bells on waiting!
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About the Authors
Jennifer Bernard is a graduate of Harvard and a former news promo producer. The child of academics, she confounded her family by preferring romance novels to … well, any other books. She left big city life for true love in Alaska, where she now lives with her husband and stepdaughters. She’s no stranger to book success, as she also writes erotic novellas under a naughty secret name not to be mentioned at family gatherings.
Erin Nicholas is the author of sexy contemporary romances. Her stories have been described as toe-curling, enchanting, steamy and fun. She loves to write about reluctant heroes, imperfect heroines and happily ever afters. She lives in the Midwest with her husband who only wants to read the sex scenes in her books, her kids who will never read the sex scenes in her books, and family and friends who say they’re shocked by the sex scenes in her books (yeah, right!).