Romance, passion and witty dialogue - this all adds up to an honest and refreshing love story with laugh-out-loud humor. Although it's set against the backdrop of major league baseball, you don't have to be a sports fan to thoroughly enjoy this story.

Cathy Chambers is a plus-size, divorced mother of two college-age sons and a die-hard New York Yankees fan. She eats, sleeps and breathes this team. Cathy meets team superstar Marcus Fox at a local restaurant, which leads to Marcus inviting her out to lunch. As their relationship heats up, the tabloids make their presence known, all wanting to know what Marcus is thinking. But this managing partner of a literary agency can more than hold her own. Throw in a vindictive ex-girlfriend and let the games begin! (GENESIS/INDIGO, Oct., 300 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Laura Ellis