It’s always been Angel and her son Jose ever since her mother died and his dad removed himself from the picture at a young age. This has never stop her from working hard and providing for baseball loving son and being the best nurse/bartender she can be.
With her practicum for nursing right around the corner and her sleazy bosses becoming creepier by the day she just wants to hit the light at the end of the tunnel, but life can’t ever just be simple can it?
The Duke is a famous pitcher from the Yankees with a sordid past, his bestfriend was killed in a shooting at a club last year and he was shot in the ankle too. The upcoming season is looming over him and the fact that his ankle just isn’t the same, and no amount of self-medicating will suffice.
Evelyn Lozada & Holly Lorincz present a strong woman of color lead with enough beauty and intelligence to stop your heart. Fans of baseball romances and a ‘do no harm, take no shit’ character will love this romance.
I’m sad to say that I didn’t fall in love with this book as I had hoped too. The cover was gorgeous and I’m always down for a story with diverse characters. I was over the moon when I was excepted to be part of the blog tour and that’s why it saddens me that I didn’t enjoy the book. I will write my honest opinions as always,
What I did like : I loved that Angel is hardworking single mother. She works at a club at night to support her and her son while also in nursing school. I can relate to the character in this aspect as I also went to nursing school while supporting my son. It’s difficult and requires a lot of sacrifices in order to do well in school.
What I disliked: There was so much drama, I can get behind a story with some angst, but I found some of these scenarios way over the top. Duke was very rude and unlikable. He treated Angel poorly and yet she continued to peruse him.
Overall, I am incredibly disappointed. I just didn’t feel the romance. Between the fake-dating / real-dating / doctor drama / baseball drama, it was all too much thrown out to you at once. This book is a little rough around the edges, I think with more time spent on editing and developing the characters that the book would really benefit.
Publication Date: June 11th 2019 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
About the Authors:
EVELYN LOZADA, is a high-profile American-Latina reality television personality, entrepreneur, author and philanthropist. She is best known for her role on VH1’s hit series Basketball Wives (2010-present), OWN’s hit series Livin’ Lozada (2015), author of the first installment of the book series: The Wives Association: Inner Circle (2012) and creator of Healthy Boricua (A Puerto Rican Lifestyle Guide to Healthy Living). Evelyn has become a national trendsetter, a “go to” fitness export, jewelry designer, fashion and beauty maven, social media royalty and a stimulating voice and proactive supporter of causes that effect women and girls through the Evelyn Lozada Foundation. Evelyn is a Bronx native, mother of two (Shaniece Hairston and Carl Leo Crawford) that currently resides in Los Angeles.
Holly Lörincz is a successful collaborative writer and owner of Lorincz Literary Services. She is an award-winning novelist (Smart Mouth, The Everything Girl) and co-author (best-selling Crown Heights, and How to Survive a Day in Prison) living in Oregon.