Baseball fans should enjoy this fun, exciting and emotional book, but those not so fond of the sport might find it
a bit repetitive. The hero is basically
a nice guy, but often comes across
as conceited. Additionally, the ending
is rather disappointingly abrupt.
With an intimate encounter in their past and the overwhelming attraction they feel for one another now, pretending to be in love is not all that difficult. The real test of both of their determination not to get involved will come when its time to walk away from this fake relationship, especially after Samantha sees a side of Wade she never knew existed when her young nephew comes to stay with her. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Feb., 336 pp., $7.99)