Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Comeback Of Roy Walker - Stephanie Doyle

The Comeback Of Roy Walker
Stephanie Doyle
Harlequin SuperRomance, Mar 1 2015, $6.75
ISBN: 9780373609000

Five years ago, pitcher Roy Walker throws a retirement party as he planned to quit playing MLB while still on top.  Roy loves Lane but the daughter of HOF Duff Baker has been married for four years to Danny Worth.  At his gala Roy catches “Worthless” with another woman.  He informs Lane of her husband’s infidelity, but besides ending it with Worthless, she ends her friendship with Roy too.

Five years later, a financially broke Roy mounts a comeback at thirty-seven years old though well aware of the unlikelihood of success at his age and idleness.  To have any hope of achieving his goal, Roy turns to physical therapist Lane Baker to get him back into major league baseball shape.  Though he knows his beloved detests him over his tattling and he would be wiser to hire someone else to avoid the likely broken heart; Roy employs Lane to get him in shape while also praying they can make it.

This second chance baseball romance is a pleasant contemporary due to the complex stars and their convoluted relationship.  Faster than an Aroldis Chapman fastball, the first of the Bakers of Baseball tale is a winner. 

Harriet Klausner

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