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Colleen Callahan is exactly where she’s always dreamt of being.
From a young age, she’s been groomed to take over as general manager of the Packton Pistons, her family’s professional baseball dynasty. Except she never expected her father would have to go to prison for the role to become hers.
The public, and even her own family, are counting on the first female to wear the title to fail. Hoping to wipe the slate clean and clear the club’s name, Colleen vows to put her job above everything else. Friends, a social life, her well-being, and most of all, love.
Until she meets the team’s new star player. Their chemistry is instant, igniting the stadium and her heart. But the last thing she needs is a distraction, much less a surly God of the clay diamond who seems to despise her.
Fate has other plans, though. If they’re found out, it could mean the end of both of their careers. Except hurtling so close to the danger zone has never felt more right.
Hayes Swindell would prefer hell over the place he ended up.
After a series of bribes and blackmail gone bad, the league’s most desirable veteran superstar finds himself playing on a team that he wants no part of. The family who runs this dynasty is corrupt, and he’s spent his career avoiding limelight exactly like this.
With a chip on his shoulder and the intention to hightail it out of Pennsylvania as soon as his one-year contract is up, he has no plans to fall for the very woman he should stay away from.
In his ten years in the league, he’s never once gotten bit by the love bug. But the moment he lays eyes on her, Hayes can see his days are numbered. When the forbidden happens, he has a decision to make.
Should they head for disaster together, risking it all, or course-correct and save themselves the ultimate price of heartbreak and scandal?
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- Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars
Oh wow, did Carrie Aarons start off a fabulous new series with Warning Track or what?
In the wake of her father’s arrest, Colleen is trying to make the most out of an awful situation while keeping her head high as the GM of a baseball team that has been shocked by a public scandal. Hayes is one of the players affected by her father’s corrupt values and blackmail schemes, and he wants nothing more than to play the season he’s contracted for and then get the hell out of there.
So of course, Hayes and Colleen will fall in love. And I fell in love with them! There’s an immediate connection between Hayes and Colleen, even though he hates her at first just because she’s a Callahan. But as they get to reluctantly know one another, Hayes learns that Colleen is nothing like her father; she’s hardworking and dedicated and loyal and protective…. As is he. But when a public scandal threatens to blow up the relationship they’ve been trying to keep private and protect, will their hearts survive the public scandal?
Colleen and Hayes are wonderful characters. He’s so dedicated and focused on his career, and his feelings for Colleen kind of sneak up on him. Likewise, she’s incredibly focused on her career because she has much to prove, and she doesn’t want to be involved with one of her ballplayers. But the heart wants what the heart wants, and Hayes and Colleen soon learn that you can’t help who you fall in love with. You can only do what is best for your heart and your future, and that is the crossroads that Hayes and Colleen find themselves trying to navigate. And they do it beautifully, with such heartfelt emotion and trust and love.
As a series starter, Warning Track sets up the groundwork for so many Callahans to be featured in future books, and I can’t wait! But I am really, really hoping that I don’t have to wait long for Walker and Hannah’s story. Because that just has gold written all over it!
I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.
- Author Bio
Author of romance novels such as The Tenth Girl and Privileged, Carrie Aarons writes books that are just as swoon-worthy as they are sarcastic. A former journalist, she prefers the love stories of her imagination, and the athleisure dress code, much better.
When she isn’t writing, Carrie is busy binging reality TV, having a love/hate relationship with cardio, and trying not to burn dinner. She’s a Jersey girl living in Texas with her husband, daughter, son and Great Dane/Lab rescue.
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