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The First Baseman’s Grumpy Fan:
A Closed Door Baseball Romance
by Rosalie Pease

Book 1 of 1: Home Run Hearts

Are some rules are meant to be broken?

Finn Nixon has been rewriting the rules of baseball since he started playing the game, becoming a social media sensation thanks to his dancing and tricks on the field.

A foul ball sends him on a literal collision course with Gale Frost, granddaughter of the team’s founder. Although the chemistry between them is undeniable, Gale has one rule: no dating ball players.

Unimpressed by Finn’s fun-loving antics, she’s concerned about his influence on the team her family spent decades building.

As the team’s charity gala approaches, Finn volunteers to help prove to Gale he’s more than the goofball she’s seen in his viral videos. Despite her reservations, Finn’s dedication to the event begins to crack the grumpy facade around her heart.

But when Gale’s thrust into the spotlight she’s tried so hard to avoid, she’s forced to choose between upholding her family’s legacy and her growing attraction to Finn.

Will Gale throw out her rule book and risk love for a chance at a home run romance, or will Finn strike out in the game of love?


A note from the author: There are TWO different versions of this book. Each has the same book title but are in different series to distinguish them from one another.

  1. A sweet, closed-door version without swearing that features only kissing but retains the smolder, listed as Book 1 of the Home Run Hearts series.
  2. A spicy, open-door version with some mild explicit language and all the sex scenes on the page, listed as Book 1 of the Home Run Heat series.

This is the closed-door version. Please choose the version that works best for you.

Falling for the Pitcher: A Sweet and Clean Baseball Romance
by Cathryn Parry

4.4 out of 5 stars 5 ratings

A sweet contemporary romance about family, love and growth…

Popular Boston local Jon Farell is a pro baseball player in trouble. It’s the off-season and a looming clubhouse scandal is set to explode. Worse, there’s a tumorous growth on his pitching hand that threatens his career, his livelihood, his family.

Dr. Elizabeth LaValley is the anesthesiologist who cares for Jon during his surgery. She’s the only one on the hospital staff unaware of his reputation and fame. Yes, she feels the attraction between them, but she’s a professional. She chases those feelings and Jon away, concentrating on her work and her privacy.

Until Elizabeth is thrust into caring for her exuberant eight-year-old cancer-surviving nephew, Brandon LaValley. Brandon lives for baseball. When he meets Jon Farell he’s over the moon. He’s determined to keep Jon in their lives…as Jon becomes determined to keep the intriguing Dr. “Lizzy” in his.

When companionship turns to love, will Elizabeth and Jon allow the bond they’ve found to become permanent, even when the worst happens and fear challenges everything?

Read Falling for the Pitcher to bring heartwarming romance into your life today!

* * * Please note: FALLING FOR THE PITCHER is the ‘sweet and clean romance’ version of OUT OF HIS LEAGUE, a Booksellers’ Best Award nominated romance by Cathryn Parry * * *

Lawfully Hers: A Brother’s Best Friend Romance
by Jennifer Griffith

4.5 out of 5 stars 109 ratings 4.1 on Goodreads 130 ratings
Part of: Inconveniently in Love (5 books)

Chadwicks don’t date Rockwells.

Newly minted lawyer Dane Rockwell is back in town. But he can’t date nurse Brooke, no matter how much he aches for her. For one, she’s his best friend’s little sister. For another, he’s a Rockwell. Of the felons, frauds, and cheats Rockwells. He’s just a bad boy, and he always will be.

Town beauty queen Brooke Chadwick knows that the irresistible bad boy Dane Rockwell will never give her a second look. He’s way too charming and charismatic. He could have any woman. She may have bonded with him over baseball, but she’s still just the pathetic girl who got in an accident back in the day.

When Brooke is named in a mysterious stranger’s will, she desperately needs legal counsel—especially when the most powerful man in the county threatens her. Unfortunately, there’s only one lawyer she can trust: Dane.

With big-money inheritances, emotional longing, and heart-pounding chemistry, it’s Romance Season everywhere from the courtroom to the baseball field in Lawfully HersFall in love with this sweet sports romance story about a made-for-each-other couple’s second chance on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay.

Loving the Game: A Fake Relationship, Opposites Attract Baseball Romance
by Ginny Sterling

He’s baseball’s biggest heartthrob, and she cleans toilets.
Drake Walker had it all – females, fame, and fortune but none of it was real. The money could disappear, the attention could wane overnight, and all the women that surrounded him were only there for one thing – to be able to say they were dating an All-Star baseball player.

It was a pathetic, lonely life, and he was ready for a change.

Steffi was shocked to see the baseball player barge into her world in the most inconspicuous of places ever – a public bathroom. Now, with a plunger for a scepter, and a dustpan for a shield, the unexpected ‘Team’ emerges victorious from pursuit… only to make a bargain neither could have ever imagined.

(very fake) relationship.

Every girl dreams of a luxurious life, a handsome prince professing his love, and a kingdom at her feet, but her ‘diamond’ had bases, her ‘love story’ was full of foul balls, and her ‘prince‘ was the one wearing white (pants).

What do you do when falling in love isn’t quite the fairytale you expected?

The Curveball
by Megan Cousins

4.3 out of 5 stars 170 ratings 4.0 on Goodreads 330 ratings
Book 1 of 4: Wild Pitches

I love baseball. And I get paid to talk about it. Sure, I’m behind the scenes of the best baseball talk show on television, but that’s where I’m comfortable. Where I’m safe. And then Jake Hutchinson showed up and I started dreaming again. Dreaming of so much more than being behind the scenes. He reminded me of why I got into this business in the first place. I was determined to put my head down and do my work, and not get involved…but Jake is the curveball I never saw coming.

I was determined to come in and make a good first impression. Though, soliciting a free meal from my producer probably wasn’t the way to do that. And then she started talking about the game I love, the game I played, and I was hooked. I could listen to her talk about baseball for the rest of my life. I can’t get involved with my producer, can I? With her talent she won’t be a producer for much longer, and what’s life without a little risk, right?

The Curveball is a closed-door, friends to lovers, workplace romance featuring a baseball loving heroine and former baseball player hero. The Curveball is very much a love letter to baseball and the bonds created when it is shared. The Curveball also features #OwnVoices Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and chronic pain representation, written by an author who lives with PCOS and the associated chronic pain.

Home Run Fiancé: A Sweet Sports Romance
by Marika Ray

4.6 out of 5 stars 184 ratings 4.2 on Goodreads 219 ratings
Book 2 of 3: Faking It

A best friend’s little sister, fake relationship sweet romance.

It’s all home runs and after parties until your sports agent-slash-best friend tells you to get a new image STAT or you won’t get that trade you desperately need in order to be there for your family. So what’s a guy to do except hire a fake girlfriend and go on pretend dates and then ask her to marry him in front of millions of fans?

In hindsight, I shouldn’t have hired my agent’s little sister.

And I definitely shouldn’t have kissed her, or taken her to meet my family, or envisioned an actual life with her.

Three strikes I’m out. Now she wants nothing to do with me and there’s nothing fake about how I feel.

I’m in love with my best friend’s sister.

Home Run Fiancé is a standalone sweet romance in the Faking It series.

Travis: The Coach and The Single Mom, A Heartwarming Romance
by Leigh Duncan

4.6 out of 5 stars 182 ratings 4.3 on Goodreads 181 ratings
Book 5 of 8: The Hometown Heroes Series

Travis Oak dreamed of making it into The Show before three broken ribs ended his career as a pitcher. Now relegated to the sidelines, Travis teaches Phys Ed while he waits for his next chance to make it into the major leagues—this time as a coach. He gets a rare a chance to mold raw talent when a fight at his school forces widowed mom Courtney Smith to choose between expulsion or Little League for ten-year-old Josh. There’s just one problem. The slim blonde with a baby on one hip and desperation in her blue eyes doesn’t want anything to do with baseball…or the men who play it. To prove he has her boy’s best interests at heart, will this former minor league baseball player become a major league dad? All five books in the Hometown Heroes Series (LUKE, BRETT, DAN, TRAVIS and COLT) are also available in the Hometown Heroes Collection boxed set. The books in The Hometown Heroes Series were originally published as Harlequin American Romances and may be read in any order.

Curveball: A Love Story
by Anne Trowbridge
4.5 out of 5 stars 59 ratings 4.3 on Goodreads 50 ratings
Book 1 of 2: The Curveball Incident

One bad pitch can change the whole game

Not to mention your life….

Zach Hiller was an ace pitcher for the New York Yankees until the day he lost everything in a catastrophe that he now remembers painfully as “The Curveball Incident”. Then, after two years of hiding from his past— spent mostly in Dublin, serving beer to tourists and throwing a stress ball against the walls of his messy apartment—his life goes up in flames once more, this time when an American named Emma Crawford walks into his pub and immediately takes to his tidy non- existence like a sunshine sledgehammer. How is he supposed to stay depressed, not to mention incognito, when this beautiful, stubborn, and funny woman is tearing down all his defenses?

Emma has it all, including a brand-new fiancé, degree, and opportunity to explore every corner of Ireland for a summer. But all it takes is one chance encounter with a mysterious and brooding bartender from Texas to make her start questioning everything she thought she knew about herself. Together they have enough problems to fill an ocean. So why is it impossible to even consider spending the summer apart?

Readers who want stories that pack an emotional punch, but who love happily-ever-afters that couples truly earn, will love this book!

Baseball romance with swoony chemistry and emotions, but closed-door spice level.
Trope: he’s broken/she’s sunshine

Perfect Game
by Megan Cousins

4.4 out of 5 stars 33 ratings 4.3 on Goodreads 67 ratings
Book 1 of 2: The Unwritten Rules

Nothing in life, or baseball, is certain. Contracts expire, players are traded, games are won and lost in an instant. But one thing is certain: Maxwell Harrison is baseball’s grumpiest man. Nearing the end of his career and facing the uncertainty of his future in the game he loves, Max has decisions to make for his life moving forward — on and off the field.

Sutton Davis — the big leagues’ first female hitting coach — has a bright baseball future ahead of her, but knows that blazing a trail is not without its challenges, and neither is coaching young, impatient hot shots on baseball’s biggest stage.

When fate, or baseball, brings Max and Sutton together, will they fight their attraction to one another, or let the game work its magic?

Coming Home
by Kristin MacQueen

4.2 out of 5 stars 70 ratings 4.1 on Goodreads 93 ratings
Book 1 of 2: Pit Bulls Baseball

He was always my future. The man I saw myself marrying and getting my happily ever after with… then he broke up with me. Eight years later, we’ve barley spoken and things are still a little awkward. Our parents live next door to each other. We share all of the same friends. Now that I’m moving back home, there’s no avoiding each other… Especially when I’m the newest addition to the physical therapy team for the Pit Bulls baseball.

She’s always been it for me. I broke up with her, but there was a reason. I didn’t plan on us being apart for this long. I planned on winning her back, but it never happened. Now, I don’t know what to do. How do I convince her to give me another chance? But when she walks into the locker room and every player’s attention is on her, I know I need to step up my game. I’m not losing her to another baseball player. She’s mine, I just need to make her realize that.

Tropes: forced proximity, friends to lovers, sports romance, baseball romance, second chance romance, shared past, small town romance, workplace romance, coworkers romance, swoony MMC

Stealing Home
by Becky Wallace

4.5 out of 5 stars 46 ratings 4.0 on Goodreads 742 ratings

Fight for your dreams, even if it means breaking a few rules.

“A wonderful baseball story.” – Miranda Kenneally, author of Catching Jordan
“This one’s sure to be a home run with readers!” – Katy Upperman, author of Kissing Max Holden
“A strong female protagonist and a swoon-worthy romance, all woven together with wit and charm.” – Cheyanne Young, author of The Last Wish of Sasha Cade

Ryan Russell has life perfectly planned. She’s going to take over her family’s team, the Buckley Beavers, and become one of the only female General Managers in minor league baseball.

Then Sawyer Campbell shows up, and Ryan’s carefully laid plans are thrown a major curveball. Sawyer is far more charming than the arrogant jocks she usually manages, though fraternizing is against every rule in the Beaver’s handbook.

But after figuring out the desperate state of the team’s finances, Ryan will have to take risks in order to save her future. She teams up with Sawyer, using his star power to draw in sponsors. But the more time she spends with him, the harder it becomes to play by the rules. Is his partnership the key to saving the Beavers, or a distraction she can’t afford?

Cupcake Curveball
by Grace Tilney

4.7 out of 5 stars 10 ratings
Book 1 of 2: Trinity Falls Tigers


I was finally healed from the injury that almost ended my career before it began and would finally get the chance to play minor league ball. I went out with my new roommates on my first night in town and met the most stunning woman. We had an amazing night, but when I woke up the next morning, she was gone. I was determined to concentrate on my dream of playing professional baseball, but she was always in the back of my mind, and I’d never stop looking for her.


Thanks to the inheritance from my grandparents, I could finally follow my dreams of opening my own bakery. After finding the perfect location in a new town, near a brand new baseball stadium, I moved right into the apartment above the shop. On my first night out, I met the most amazing guy. I couldn’t stop thinking about his green eyes or our immediate connection. Little did I know how that one night would change my life forever. This book is a duet and so readers are aware this book does end in a cliffhanger. It will have an HEA at the end of book two. Also, so readers are aware, this is a closed-door book so there is very little to no spice. There are some actions behind the scenes (accidental pre-marital pregnancy from a one-night stand) from the characters that may be inappropriate for young readers. The Author (who is also a parent) would recommend those over the age of 14 to read this book but it is at a parent’s discretion.

There is also an 18+ version of the same book available, for those interested. It is called Batter Up! by Sasha McCallen (same author, just a different pen name). It is an open-door, spicier version of this same book.

Catching Cash’s Heart: Angel Wings & Fastballs
by Leah Busboom

4.2 out of 5 stars 44 ratings 4.1 on Goodreads 37 ratings
Book 1 of 5: Unlikely Catches

Can TV’s morning show sweetheart reform baseball’s bad boy?

Step up to the plate and meet Cash Warren, the star pitcher for the New York Generals, who’s in hot water with team management for his off-hours partying. Cash gets roped into a charity event with none other than Holly Hansen, the local darling of morning show TV. His motivation? Purely to buff up his tarnished image, no strings attached to his heart, or so he thinks!

Holly isn’t just a pretty face on the screen; she’s got a fastball of her own when it comes to showing Cash what truly matters in life. Will their relationship survive when one of them strikes out from their high-profile career?

This sweet romantic comedy with laugh-out-loud moments and heart-warming scenes, will tickle your funny bone and touch your heart.

Catching Cash’s Heart is the first book in the Unlikely Catches series – a sports rom com with the perfect blend of humor, romance, baseball, and a happily ever after. Get your popcorn and peanuts ready; this game is about to get seriously funny!

Fielder’s Choice: A Sweet Romantic Comedy
by Kaleigh Whitford

4.7 out of 5 stars 19 ratings 4.5 on Goodreads 21 ratings
Book 1 of 1: Love and Little League

A Sox fan and a Yanks fan walk into a laundry room…


Divorce is hard. Looking around the remains of our old life and seeing my ex everywhere was harder. So, I packed up my son and moved us to Brooklyn. New place, new life, new us.

They say a clean start is healing, but so far all I’ve felt is doubt. Jake doesn’t seem to be adjusting to his new school, and we’re in a bit of a social rut. My job is great, and our apartment is in a thriving neighborhood, but I can’t help but feel like I might have made a mistake.

And then I meet him – Marco Rivera.


The fiery redhead next door has added the perfect spice to my life. Her son is a great kid, just a little shy, and I want to be the one that helps him break out of that shell. The Murphys fit in with my friends, my family, and the community I love here in Brooklyn like they were meant to be here.

From the moment I met Rachel, I knew she was special. But now that I’ve held her in my arms, I know that I need her to be mi Reina, my Queen, to have her and Jake by my side every day.

But just when I decide to take the plunge, her past spills into our present, and I’m left unsure of where we stand.I have to step back and let her make her choice… And I’m just praying it’s me.

This sweet romance sees Rachel and Jake start to grow roots in their new hometown, settling in with the family they choose along the way.

Out of My League: A Standalone Fake Relationship Romance
by Sarah Sutton

4.3 out of 5 stars 1,109 ratings 3.8 on Goodreads 2,651 ratings
Part of: Love in Fenton County (4 books)

Fake dating the captain of the baseball team is all fun and games until someone catches feelings

My life is over when my high school cuts the journalism program. O-V-E-R. With the elective ripped away from me, my chance at interning at the county’s biggest newspaper company swirls right down the drain, and why?

All because the precious Bayview High baseball team needs more funding.

To make matters worse, when my boyfriend dumps me at a party, the captain of the baseball team and the most popular guy at Bayview High, Walsh Hunter, decides to make a spectacle of the worst day of my life. He jumps in, throws his arm around me, and declares his undying love for me. In front of everyone.

Except I’m the only one who realizes he’s faking it.

And suddenly, I’m thrown into a world of fake relationships and undercover journalism, and way, way out of my league.

At least I’ve got the team captain to teach me how to play.

But faced with choosing between saving my journalism class or these strange new feelings for Walsh, will I strike out or hit a home run?

Slide into home with the swoonworthy book two in the Love in Fenton County standalone romance series, Out of My League, today!

Love from Left Field: A Billionaire Romance
by Jenny Rabe
4.2 out of 5 stars 96 ratings 4.3 on Goodreads 58 ratings

After losing her husband to PTSD, Cambria Henshaw desperately needs to start over, so she packs up her paints and moves to Harker Heights, Texas. Inspired by welcoming surroundings and friendly people, Cambria begins to paint one portrait after another, with one small problem: haunted by survivor’s guilt that keeps everyone at a distance—and her heart safely guarded—she can’t bring herself to finish any of them.

Brian Davidson thinks he’s finally put his past behind him. As an anonymous CEO billionaire, he’s sure this small Texas town will be his refuge from the spiteful ex who smeared his name through the mud in the national papers. But when someone starts stalking his baseball practices, threatening to expose his identity, he worries his ex is back for more revenge.

When Cambria and Brian are thrown together during a service opportunity through their grief group, the attraction is undeniable, but so is their hesitation. As the two of them battle their inner demons and their real-life enemies, they must both decide what they’re willing to risk for a 9th-inning chance at “home-run” love.

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