All-Star shortstop Matt Darrington has more than a problem. His wife died, and now he’s juggling a too-smart-for-her-britches six-year-old and the grueling pace of professional baseball. Worse, his daughter is mom shopping. When they explore a local ranch, she decides the beautiful, free-spirited tour guide is premium mom material. Matt thinks the sexy guide looks like Grade-A trouble.
Alana Tavonesi loves her cosmopolitan life in Paris. But when she inherits the renowned Tavonesi Olive Ranch, she has to return to California and face obligations she never wanted. Selling the place is her first instinct, but life at the ranch begins to crack her open, exposing the dreams hidden inside her heart.
On a lark she leads a ranch tour, where she meets Matt Darrington. His physical power and a captivating sensual appeal fire her in a way no man ever has, but he has a kid—and being a stepmom is a responsibility Alana will never be ready for. Still... she can’t keep her mind or her hands off him.
When Matt’s daughter goes missing from a kid’s camp at the ranch, Alana organizes the search effort, knowing from experience the areas a bright child would be drawn to explore. As she and Matt work together to search for the little girl, Alana discovers that father and daughter have won her heart. Yet it may be too late for love…
Author's Note: While each book in the Tavonesi series can be read as a standalone, you may enjoy all the books in the Tavonesi Series:
Love Bats Last (Book #1) Jackie and Alex
Thrown By Love (Book #2) Chloe and Scotty
Fielder's Choice (Book #3) Alana and Matt
Love on the Line (Book #4) Cara and Ryan
Aim for Love (Book #5) Sabrina and Kaz
The Heart of the Game (Book #6) Cody and Zoe
Love in the Vineyard (Book #7) Natasha and Adrian
A Very Daring Christmas (Book #8) Jake and Cameron
No Stranger to Love (Book #9) Juliet and Parker
Until Love Finds You (Book #10) Evan and Coco