Angel in Armani
St. Martin’s Paperbacks, Dec 30 2014, $7.99
Though he has a phobic fear of flying since a college incident, New York Saints baseball team co-owner Dr. Lucas Angelo hires Sara Charles as his helicopter pilot to take him back and forth between the Big Apple and the Florida Spring training camp. Lucas quickly realizes he wants Sara in his personal life too by his reaction to flying with her; since instead of abject terror and out of control panic, he feels relaxed and attracted.
Sara is elated to have a new client as she hopes to save her family business, but detests her reaction to the hunk; as he is Manhattan old money and she is Staten Island working class. As Lucas tries to persuade Sara that their different oils blend perfectly due to love, she has doubts that what they feel can last.
The second Saints baseball romance (see The Devil in Denim) is a nice sports tale highlighted by an All-Star couple. Although the climatic resolutions of their problems feel abrupt like how a visiting team reacts to a walk off homerun, this is a pleasant class warfare contemporary.