DOUBLETALK by TERALYN MITCHELL
Release Date: September 13, 2021
Basketball has always been his one love, until now . . .
Zeke Armstrong never imagined he’d be back in Vermont, but here he is, living in Colebury and trying to rehab an injury that could mean an early retirement from pro basketball. Running into his former classmate, Mallory Barrett, shouldn’t be a distraction. It shouldn’t mean anything, so why is he accidentally on purpose showing up at the coffee shop where the beautiful writer spends her time?
Mallory Barrett has met a guy. Well, she hasn’t met him yet, except for on the dating app she almost refused to download. “Coby” sparks her interest and gets her jokes–and gives the romance-novel heroes she loves so much a full-court run for their money. When their first date doesn’t work out, she decides to give him another shot . . . just as a man she despises reenters her life. While her interest in the mystery man on the app grows, she clashes constantly with Zeke in real life. She can’t forgive him for humiliating her in high school, yet she can’t deny she’s drawn to him now.
She’s somehow gone from confirmed bachelorette to the tie-breaker between two men. Meanwhile Zeke has a secret–one that will cost him the game if Mallory finds out . . .
Zeke is a professional basketball player who finds himself back in Vermont to spend some time with friends and family as he tries to heal from a serious injury. While at the Busy Bean he reunites with his childhood friend Mallory however he quickly realizes that she hasn’t forgiven him for the mistakes he made in the past.
Mallory is trying to pursue a writing career, but she is finding it more difficult than she imagined. The last thing she needs is for Zeke, the man who used to be her best friend and is now her nemesis, to come crashing back into her life. The more time they spend together the more conflicted her feelings are for him and that was before his secret turned everything upside down.
Misunderstandings and mistakes certainly make for some difficult times as Zeke and Mallory find their way back to each other.