Book Review

Review: The Sweet Spot by Adriana Locke

She wants forever.
He plays it day by day.
They’re both wishing for the best.

Single mom Palmer Clark will not be sidelined by the new man in town. Sure, the honey-tongued baseball legend is gorgeous, loves puppies, and has charmed his way into the community’s heart, but Palmer craves stability. Nothing about Cole says forever. So why is he so hard to resist?

Cole is swinging through town to visit his parents when he meets the kind of down-to-earth distraction he’s been looking for since retiring from the majors. True, his long-term relationship score is zero. But even though raising his average with Palmer seems impossible, it’s worth a shot.

As promising as the summer nights are, fate turns small-town dreams upside down, and some lessons are learned the hard way. But having faith in love and choosing hope over fear might get Palmer and Cole to the sweet spot they’re looking for.

Palmer is determined not to fall for the sexy baseball star breezing through town, no matter that he’s gorgeous and charming. Bad luck is might as well be her middle name for all the luck she’s had in love and she’s not making any more mistakes. She’s done with the losers and ready for her forever, which she won’t get flirting with Mr. Just-Visiting. Cole definitely wants to get to know her and the chemistry between them is combustible, but can he convince her to give him a chance?

I loved these characters as individuals and together. They’re both wrapped up in major life situations so the timing could be better, but the pull between them is too strong to defy. She’s hiding a lot of emotion under a thick armor of sarcastic wit but powerless to resist his charms. Cole wants nothing more than for Palmer to realize she can count on him and will do whatever it takes to show her. This one is sweet with a bit of steam and a well-deserved HEA. I received an ARC from Candi Kane PR in exchange for an honest review.

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