The Sweet Spot


Giovanni Caceres is tired of being the screw up; in fact if he can just keep his nose clean while playing for the Arlington Aces, he might just have a shot at making it to the majors again. So, when the team owner recruits him to give her niece batting lessons, he can’t say no. Nor can he turn down the owner’s sister, Helen Anne who desperately needs a dance partner for a school function and a lesson in relaxation. Despite their rough start, dancing together brings not only heat on the floor but feelings neither of them thought possible. Yet, with Giovanni’s dreams calling and Helen’s controlling ex returning to town, can the pair make their relationship last or should they end things before the game really gets going?

The second book in the contemporary “Arlington Aces” series, “The Sweet Spot” takes a look at the second Reed sister, and one of the stars of the Aces. Picking up shortly after the first book, it can be read as a stand-alone, although characters from the first book do make appearances. Full of drama and steam, the sparks between Giovanni and Helen will keep the reader engrossed from beginning to end, although the conflict itself is minor and builds and is resolved within a few chapters at the end. The steady pace also helps, despite the lack of depth in the character relationships. Overall, this is a nice contemporary read for sports fans and steamy romance lovers.

Sarah E Bradley