Title: Baseball & Broadway (The Silverwood Bulldog Series, #1)
Author(s): C.L. King & Katrina Marie
Publication Date: October 22nd 2018
Genre(s): Adult, New Adult, Romance, Sports
A broken heart is never an easy one to mend.
Alice spent years forming a new identity while chasing her dreams. A fresh start was just what she needed. When she scores the leading role in a Broadway hit, a new world of possibilities opens up, including singing the National Anthem at the very game her ex was playing.
The biggest mistake of Easton’s life was ending things with Alice before they left for college. No woman has gotten close to him since. Instead, his primary focus is on his baseball career. While warming up before a game, a voice comes over the speakers as the Anthem is sung. A voice that causes something deep to stir inside of him.
Is it possible to rekindle a romance after so much damage was done? This game is bigger than any Easton has ever played. Two hearts are on the line. Either he’ll strike out or slide into home for the win. There’s only one way to find out.
“Dude, that was such an amazing game. How in the world did you make that catch?” My teammate Austin asks as we play on my Nintendo 64.
“I just did a leap here, a jump there, and then POP. The ball was in my glove,” I say as I move my whole body with my controller thinking that will help with my driving.
“The pop heard around the world, I love it. But not as much as I love this!”
“Jerk!” I say as I get hit with a bomb causing me to end up losing the race. Austin laughs at me as I sit there and sulk. Everyone knows I hate losing, it’s not in my nature to lose. “You couldn’t be happy with being in second could you?”
“Oh, no I would have been happy. This just makes me happier,” he says laughing even harder.
“Get out!” I say.
“Bro, you can’t kick me out. I live here too,” he replies.
I slump down in my chair, “How can I forget? You are always bringing girls around for some fun.”
“I can’t help it, it’s a curse of looking this good and being so charming.”
“It’s a curse of being a professional baseball player. All they want is either sex, money, a story, or a chance to blackmail you.”
“DUDE! You need to stop being so uptight and get out there. How long has it been since you had a date, or at least gotten laid?”
“Shut up, you don’t know what you are talking about.”
“To hell I don’t, East we have been best friends since freshman year of college. We have been roommates for the same amount of time. I know you haven’t seen anyone in eight years. It’s time that you get back out there,” Austin scolds me as I keep trying to make myself invisible. “Are you seriously trying to hide?”
I look at him and he only shakes his head, “I figured it was worth a shot.”
“It never worked before.”
“Maybe it would work this time,” I say before laughing causing Austin to laugh as well. “Anyways, it’s getting late and I am beat. So on that note, goodnight.” I leave the living room and go to my bedroom.
I hate when anyone brings up my lack of dating and relationships, especially Austin. He has been my best friend, no scratch that, he has been like a brother to me since day one at Matthews University. Our friendship was instant. In a weird way I felt like I had found the brother I never had.
Today has been a long day with our day game, I am exhausted. I always hate playing in these day games, the sun makes everything so much worse. Yet, we won and that is all that matters. I start to get ready for bed, but Austin’s words haunt me.
It’s been eight years since I have been out on a date, or been, with anyone. It’s not like I haven’t had girls throw themselves at me, because I have. They just aren’t her.
I go to my bedroom door and lock it. It’s not that I like keeping secrets from Austin, but I just don’t want to hear him saying crap about this. Like I said, I love him like a brother but he can be a big pain in my butt. Plus, this is something he would make fun of me for.
I double check the door to make sure that the door is locked before going over to my closet. There are a few boxes on the bottom of my closet but the one I’m looking for is in the very back corner, on the right side, under some shirts I never wear anymore. The box is made of wood that has dates, quotes, and notes written all over it.
Holding this box takes me back to such a happier and simpler time in life. I remember the day it was given to me.
About the Authors
Katrina Marie lives in the Dallas area with her husband, two children, and fur baby. She is a lover of all things geeky and Gryffindor for life. Welcome to Your Life is her debut novel and she hopes you enjoy reading it as much as she enjoyed writing it.
When CL King isn’t hard at work writing you can usually catch her reading, baking cookies, dancing to music, or just simply being crazy. She has a huge passion for baseball and the theatre. But her true nerd side comes out when she is doing math for fun. She has an old soul which is evident with her love of the 70s show Emergency. If you want to get on her good side bring her an Ocean Water from Sonic. Even though she tries to focus on one project at a time she always seems to be working on multiple projects at once, it’s a good thing that she is highly organized. Just don’t take her to a bookstore, you do that and you are likely able to spend hours browsing.
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