Goodreads Shelves: Hot Alpha Male, Romance
My rating: 4 out of 5 stars
My recommendation: Read it
Summary from goodreads.com: Back in San Francisco preparing for her big art show, Vicki Bennett needs help protecting herself and her career from the unwelcome advances of one of the judges. She knows that her longtime friend and baseball star, Ryan Sullivan, will know just how to handle things, and he’s the only person she can imagine asking for help.
Ryan is thrilled to have Vicki back in his life, and he will do anything to protect her from harm, including playing the role of “pretend boyfriend.” But when their staged kisses and caresses lead to an incredibly sensual night, they both worry that they may have damaged their friendship forever.
Have they made the worst mistake possible? Or is the perfect combination of friendship and love finally within reach?
FINALLY, we get to Ryan, and I have to say, he may be my favorite Sullivan boy yet!!
Ryan is a pitcher for the fictional San Francisco baseball team. He has been in the other books, and his games have been used for the other relationships. I was happy to finally learn about Ryan.
Ryan’s best friend from high school, Vicki, whom he has stayed in contact with since high school, is back in SF and contacts Ryan via text that she needs him urgently. It turns out that she is being harassed by an art judge (Vicki is a sculptor). Ryan rescues her, and realizes she is in SF for a while and living in a dirtbag motel. He immediately moves her into his guest room (very alpha move) and tries to hide the feelings he has always had for Vicki.
Vicki feels the same way about Ryan, but she is having some problems with her ex-husband. Those are finally resolved and she and Ryan are able to move on. What I liked about Vicki is that she wasn’t whiny and indecisive, like some of the previous women in these stories (Megan!!). She didn’t want Ryan for his money – she wanted him for him, and he accepted her for who she was. Probably my favorite book of a good series. I’m excited to see what’s in store for Smith…..