Title: Listen Pitch
Series: There’s No Crying in Baseball
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: October 16, 2018
Cover Model: Jacob Wilson
Photographer: FuriousFotog

Rhys Rivera is the star short-stop for the Longview Lumberjacks. Many know him, even more love him. He has a pretty face, a quick smile, and an air of danger about him that everyone seems to adore.
He’s not known as the bad boy of baseball for nothing.
It all started with his father, who decided to be a criminal mob boss, then die.
Fortunately for his uncle, Rhys wants absolutely nothing to do with the family business and runs before anyone can figure out which way is up.
By the time his uncle, the successor to his father’s criminal empire, thinks to look for him, Rhys has made too big of a name for himself to be taken out quietly, and he wants to keep it that way.
Fast forward eight years, and Rhys is living life one breath at a time, just waiting for the other shoe to drop. That shoe coming in the form of a nosy neighbor who has no idea just how hot she is in her mail carrier uniform.
Her sweet little body and positive outlook on life make him want to laugh at how naïve she is when it comes to the way of the world.
The harder he tries to stay away, the weaker he seems to get, until one day he decides to put his morals on hold long enough to satisfy his cravings.
One time is all he needs—or so he tells himself.
But then two pink lines change everything, and all of a sudden, he doesn’t have just himself to worry about anymore.

I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 8, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.

Rhys is the star short-stop for the Longview Lumberjacks and anyone looking at him would think he was living the privileged life due to his successful career, wealth and easygoing smile.   What no one realizes is that he is trying to stay ahead of his dark past by ensuring that everyone knows who he is so if he disappears it would be noticed.


Where Rhys is dark Hensley is sunshine.   Her compassion for others is evidenced in the way she looks after her sister and how she spends her spare time volunteering at the hospital.   Everyone loves her and based on her sweet personality why shouldn’t they?
What started out as a request between neighbors sends them on a collision course that they can’t stop.   Rhys knows he should stay away from her, but she is the one good thing in his life and once she worms her way into his heart he will do whatever is necessary to protect her.
I loved these two together.    Rhys is so protective while Henley is not only loyal but she has a strength that you don’t see coming.   Sweet and sexy this is a story that doesn’t disappoint.



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