Fireside, Edition: Original by Susan Wiggs

By Susan Wiggs

Baseball hopeful Bo Crutcher is set to get his shot on the majors. that's, until eventually existence throws him a curveball. while AJ, the son he is by no means met, lands on his doorstep, Bo's lifestyles turns into a complete new ball online game. He wishes help—fast.Enter Kimberly van Dorn. employed to delicate Bo's tough external for the media, she expects the type of shallow professional athlete she's used to dealing with. yet Bo is prepared to sacrifice every little thing for his weak son. Kim can educate him to hit a house run with the click, yet over a panoramic wintry weather on frozen Willow Lake, she realizes he has way more to coach her in regards to the online game of life…and placing love first.

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Currently the lake was frozen over, a vast white expanse of hell, as far as Bo was concerned. He preferred to stay inside where the real men were, shooting pool and drinking beer. When it came to winter sports, Bo figured he’d rather have a root canal. He was a summer guy, through and through. He’d grown up with the sticky-hot sun of the Texas Gulf Coast beating down on him. html wasn’t his choice to live in the tundra. Initially, he’d moved to Avalon because it was the only place that would have him, pitching for the Hornets.

There was a long hesitation, so long he thought he’d lost her. “Mrs. ” Bo didn’t think AJ needed to hear any of that. He put the phone away, saying, “Try not to worry. html The kid didn’t say anything, but Bo was sure he could feel doubt radiating from AJ’s every pore. ” “You don’t know that. ” Bo watched the boy’s face change. “Sorry, that came out wrong. I intend to help you, AJ. That’s all I mean. ” “She never told meanything about you,” the boy said. Bo was stunned. “She didn’t explain where the monthly checks came from?

But fatherly feelings eluded him. He yawned and stretched, tried not to make any noise as he got out of bed and headed for the john. He never got up this early unless he was in training. It was funny, how easy it was to get up in the morning when he hadn’t sucked down a bunch of beers the night before. Well, not funny ha-ha, but funny as in, he might ought to consider doing it more often. Chardonnay —and her phone number. The message was punctuated by a lipstick kiss. It was kind of depressing to realize he had actually dated a woman named Chardonnay.

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