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An irresistible baseball star and a resistant hometown girl stumble into love in a flirty romance by New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne.

Pro baseball shortstop Carter Ramsey is about to be Citizen magazine’s Man of the Year, but the only title that matters to him is out of reach: World Series MVP. Benched by a recent injury, Carter retreats to his hometown to recover. His ten-year class reunion and a potential reconciliation with the sweetheart he left behind could be perfect distractions. Until another old acquaintance throws Carter a curveball.

Olive Dunn admits that her former high school science partner is still a handsome charmer. But she wasn’t swayed then, and she won’t be swayed now. Because Olive remembers Carter’s little shortcoming: he tends to bail the moment it suits him, without a backward glance. Best to keep her feelings strictly platonic while he’s in town.

Except the entitled boy she knew is a changed man: solid, reflective, and generous. As they ease back in to their familiar friendship, things take a surprising turn, and Carter and Olive must decide if what they have is a passing flirtation or a real shot at love.

©2020 Lauren Layne. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • Book Bruin
  • 15-09-2020

Sweet Small Town Romance

Overall 4 stars Performance 3 stars Story 4.5 stars I first read this story (see review below) and fell in love! I couldn't wait to reread it via audiobook. Sadly, the casting just didn't work for me. The narrators didn't seem to match the characters very well. Samantha Martin's chapters were more enjoyable than Alexander Cendese's, but overall the audiobook was a miss and I'd recommend skipping the audio. ***** This was such a fun and sweet slow burn, friends to lovers romance! It was exactly the kind of story my heart needed. I loved that Olive and Carter knew each other from childhood, but that a bit of forced proximity gave them the opportunity and time to truly get to know one another. I did think that Olive’s behavior in the beginning was a little over the top, but it was also quite hilarious and endearing. She was such an intelligent, strong, and determined heroine and I loved how unapologetically confident she was. She knew just how to push Carter’s buttons too and their banter and back and forth was fantastic. Carter had a lot of growing to do through the course of the book, and I liked that he struggled to get things right. A little more groveling would have been great, but he came through when it counted. The plot was fairly predictable, but it didn’t take away from my enjoyment of the story at all. There was just enough drama to keep things interesting, but I did feel that the ending felt a little rushed. The epilogue put a huge smile on my face though and left me feeling all warm and fuzzy. Definitely recommend this wonderful small town romance!

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  • Rhonda
  • 03-09-2020

Definitely Man of the Year

I've been waiting for this book since I really like Lauren Layne. This book doesn't disappoint me. I loved Carter and Olive's friendship to romance. There wasn't a lot of angst and that made it an enjoyable book. Alexander Cendese and Samantha Martin did a good job of narrating although I personally don't like Alexander's female voices. I hope there is a third book in this series.

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  • Jenn Amy
  • 21-09-2020

Sweet, light and fun!

This was sweet and fun to listen to. It’s been a while send I’ve read or listened to a book by Lauren Layne and she did not disappoint with this story. She has penned a beautiful slow burn romance between two old friends that due to some forced proximity finding themselves getting to know each other again. I’ve read quite a few insta-love stories lately so this was a nice change of pace. Olive Dunn is a high school science teacher and has found herself in charge of organizing a reunion. Carter Ramsay has just returned back home to Haven, New York after 10 years. He is a pro baseball player for the New York Hawks and is recovering from a shoulder injury. I loved Carter and Olive’s connection. There were a ton of laugh out loud moments equally mixed with the sweeter emotional ones. I adored their chemistry and banter. Each knew how to push each other’s buttons and I enjoyed the push and pull. The drama kept me engaged in the story but wasn’t over done. My only complaint is that the ending felt rushed. Overall this is a fantastic story and recommend it. I loved Samantha Martin’s voice. This was the first book I’ve listened to her narrate and enjoyed her story telling. Alexander Cendese wad good as well except when he voices the female parts. Overall they did a good job.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 17-09-2020

loved it

I really enjoyed this book! this author is awesome and I look forward to more.

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  • Pennie Morgan
  • 15-09-2020

Yours To Keep

This one was just pure fun wrapped up in steamy goodness. Carter is a rockstar of a baseball player but he breaks his arm just as things are getting hot on the field and all he wants is to go to the World Series but this year he is Man of the Year in Citizen magazine. Instead of staying in his condo he elects to go back to his hometown to rehab and rent a home at the outskirts of town and it just happens to be next door to Olive, his high school chemistry partner. These two are so perfect together. Olive stayed in town and now with Carter next door she takes it upon herself to help him navigate the quirky small town and all the changes. With the high school reunion coming up Olive puts him to work and these two find themselves growing closer. This one was so good and I found myself chuckling as I was listening as these two knew how to banter and then make up. I highly recommend this one!

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