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Series: Silver Bay #3
Title: Saving Drew
Author: Lara Van Hulzen
Publisher: Spirit, Tule Publishing
Published: March 10th, 2016
This is an enjoyable, well crafted, heartwarming, baseball romance with great, well developed characters.
Having divorced her ex-husband, a failed wannabe sports star, the last thing Baylee Nelson is looking for is another wounded sporting hero. She has more than enough on running her own bakery and caring for her beloved son, Casey, who has special needs. She meets Drew MacIntire at the wedding where the bride is his sister and one of her best friends. He’s obviously sad but still asks her for a dance and the connection is made . . .
Drew is recovering from a serious injury to his shoulder, an injury which could end his career as a baseball pitcher. He’s only in Silver Bay for his sister’s wedding but he meets Baylee there and the two are definitely attracted. He can’t resist going into her bakery and shocks her and himself when he asks her out on a picnic, even inviting her son along to join them.
This is a brilliant story of two people falling hard for each other but with his uncertain future, the nature and demands of his career and the needs of her son there are lots of added complications to their detract from their possibilities. Making it work won’t be easy and there will be obstacles along the way adding twists to endanger their potential HEA.
This is a lovely, cosy romance, though there are some sad moments, too. The Silver Bay community, friends, family and the baseball trainer and team all have significant roles, adding to the enjoyment of this sweet, clean, love story.
Many thanks to the publishers who gifted me a copy of this book through NetGalley without any obligations. This is my honest review after choosing to read it!
Recovering from a shoulder injury that could end his career as starting pitcher of the New York Empires, Drew MacIntire comes to Silver Bay for solitude and privacy from the media frenzy his surgery has created. After he dances with the beautiful baker, Baylee, at his sister’s wedding, his heart not only wants baseball back, but a future with her as well.
Baylee Nelson is settled into her simple, small town life in Silver Bay with her young son, Casey. When Drew saunters into her bakery intent on asking her out, she can’t help but be thrilled. He’s handsome, sexy, kind, and also takes interest in Casey. Baylee knows she needs to keep things casual. She and Drew live in separate worlds, and she needs to keep her focus on her business and son, but Drew didn’t get to the top by giving up easily.
Drew and Baylee are falling hard, but with spring training approaching, it seems like the third strike for their future… Can their love withstand the media glare and challenges of a long distance romance?