Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Practice Proposal (Suddenly Smitten #1) by Tracy March

Publisher: Entangled: Bliss
Publication Date: March 11, 2013
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Liza Sutherland isn’t looking for love. Not from a charity-auction date she didn’t even bid on and especially not with Nationals first baseman Cole Collins, the guy she obsessed over as an awkward teenager. She won’t get involved with a notorious player, no matter how attractive Cole is.
Cole Collins is up for contract renegotiation, but after too many late-night parties, he’ll need some positive publicity before he can make the roster. His agent, Frank, pitches Liza as the perfect prop…only Cole didn’t account for Liza no longer being just a teenager with a crush. She’s gorgeous and smart and he’s instantly hooked. 

 When Frank makes Liza a deal she can’t refuse—a bet she will fall in love with Cole or a cool half mil goes to charity—the game is on. But neither bet on the real feelings that surface. Could a fake fling turn into an official forever?

I am not really a baseball type of person but something while reading the synopsis hit me and said I had to read this. 

Liza has been hurting for the last 2 years since the of death of her fiance. She has found that it is easier to be alone and sad than put herself back out there. Her meddling mom has other ideas though. She enters Liza into the drawing for a charity-auction date and tough luck for Liza, she won. 

The charity-auction date just so happens to be with bad boy Cole Collins who she used to have a huge crush on as a teenager. She knows his past and holds it against him at any chance she gets. 

She prides herself on being independent but when things fall through with other investors and she needs money fast for their baseball camps, Frank (Cole's agent) makes a deal she just can't refuse. With Liza and Cole both having hidden agendas for this relationship to work, the book has a humor type of appeal because you know what they are hiding, you just wish they would hurry up and figure it out.

I gave it 3 bookmarks because of the slow build up that I felt but this was a very cute, light read. A good change of pace from the young adult books I've been reading but not quite what I refer to as a 'mommy book' in the Adult Romance category. (Something I would never pass on to my teen/young adult.)  

Happy Reading,

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