Kason Rhodes comes home from spring training to find Dayne Sheridan in his shower. Assuming the trailer was abandoned, and falling on hard times, she had taken residence in the trailer, to work on saving money and healing her broken heart (her fiance, a radio DJ, broke up with her on the air). Kason may play for the Rogues, but he is a Loner with a capitol L and wants her out. She has no where to go, and fights to stay.
I really enjoyed this book. The secondary story was just as interesting as Kason and Dayne's story, and I found myself again rooting for the Rogues, both on the field and off. For those of you who read and enjoyed Curveball, you see a lot of Psycho McMillan, who is my favorite of the "Bat Pack." There were more than a few laugh out loud moments (making love on poison ivy is never a good idea). I love sports romances, and have ready many many many! Kate Angell's Richmond Rogues are one of my favorites...right up there with Susan Elizabeth Phillips Chicago Stars and Dierdre Martin's New York Blades. I hope she continues to write more. They are now a definite auto buy for me.
This is a quick, fun story that will be great to read on that blessed first day of school when peace comes back to your house after a long summer of lots of noise. :)
The Richmond Rogues is one of my favorite contempory romance series. I just wish that Angell would write them faster! Waiting a year is torture! Especially since every single one has been a keeper.
Sliding Home is no exception. The fourth book after Squeeze Play, Curveball, and Strike Zone. It features the moody/broody mobile-trail-home living-out-in-the-woods antisocial hero Kason Rhodes. He likes his peace, quite and solitary lifestyles until its disrupted by an unwelcome visitor. Looks like someone's been living in his trailer while he's been away at spring training. But Dayne, a tough talking tomboy, is no squatter. She found the abandoned trailer in the middle of the woods fair and square. And just to prove what a nice person she can be, she'll share some of her bulk foods and her comfort cooking with the good looking Kason. Its obvious that he's down on his luck, no money and no job. And Dayne knows exactly how that feels like. But Kason doesn't need anyone's charity. The Multimillion baseball player just likes living alone with his dog. He'll tolerate the sassy back talker until she can hitch up her stuff and leave. But soon he doesn't want her leaving. Dayne's the only person who's ever meant anything to the badass baseball player. What happens when she finds out she's been duped?
A keeper. Focuses more on a single romance than the previous books in the series, which is better IMHO.Read more ›
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~* 4.5 Stars *~ Coming home from six weeks of spring training should have been relaxing for left fielder and loner Kason Rhodes. Unfortunately relaxing isn't an option when he finds a squatter in his double-wide trailer. And it isn't Goldilocks.
Dayne Sheridan, suffering from a bad and public breakup with a well known radio personality, is hiding out and licking her wounds. Short on funds but long on moxie, she found the empty double wide on her flight from Baltimore. She slipped in through the bathroom window, settled in, and got a part time job near by, letting the solitude of the woods around the trailer settle her soul. The settling was going well...until a forbidding Kason shows up and claims she's in his house.
Dayne fights for what she believes is hers. Kason just wants her gone so he can be alone. The unstoppable force meets the immovable object and both will be rocked by the experience.
By now I'm I big fan of the Richmond Rogues series, and I've been looking forward to Kason's story since he was introduced in the last book. Something about the quiet, intense, and solitary man appealed to me. After reading about his history and seeing his character evolve with Dayne, I'm even more pleased. I loved his story. I loved Dayne. She's my favorite of all the female leads in the series to date. Her independence, her generosity of heart, and a stubbornness that was solid but never slipped into annoying were all very appealing. She fit extremely well with the stoic Kason, drawing him out bit by bit in a pleasantly natural and organic way.
I was completely enchanted by both of them and was especially pleased that for the first time in the series, we were given a fully developed and broad story that didn't focus on much beyond the main romantic pairing.Read more ›
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Kason Rhode is one of the toughest outfielders in the business. He is also one of the most secretive. Since the mid-season trade last year no one even knows where he lives. Which is why he is shocked when he returns home from six weeks of training camp to find a woman living in his trailer. He is further surprised to find not only is she unwilling to leave, but apparently doesn't recognize him. He is not heartless so he doesn't throw her out but instead barters for dinner knowing he will kick her out the next day. But, as days progress she just might be getting under his skin. He can see she has nothing, and thinks the same of him. Heck she has even hijacked Cimarron, his dog.
Dayne is nursing a broken heart from an extremely public breakup. She has vowed to go it alone and to not ever date a public figure again. When she finds the abandoned trailer she moves in and tries to make things her own. She never expected to find that someone lives there. So she claims squatter's rights and refuses to leave.
Will they be able to work out an arrangement so they can both live in the trailer? More importantly will they act on the obvious attraction between them, and how will Dayne take things when she learns what he really does for a profession?
Yeah! Kason gets a woman. I have been waiting for this moment from the first time we met him. And Ms. Angell has managed to create a woman for him that has even more spunk and audacity than Kason has himself, which in my book makes her perfect for him. I love how the story starts and it keeps me intrigued for the entire read. If you are a lover of baseball or just like a hot and athletic guy than Sliding Home is a must for you. If you are someone who loves a woman with spunk and will try to reason herself out of all situations, and not take handouts than you also need to add Sliding Home to your reading pile.
Tanya Reviewed for Joyfully Reviewed
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