Who says romance has gone to the dogs?
Richmond Rogues’ left-fielder Joe “Zoo” Zooker has his own ritual for the start of spring training–a weekend of pure pleasure, including as many pretty faces and curvaceous bodies as he can charm into his bed. After that, he’s all about baseball, especially with hungry minor leaguers eager for their own shot at the majors, just waiting for him to strike out. But when a beautiful woman with a smart mouth brushes off his flirting, he’s determined to go to bat as often as it takes to win a smile aimed only at him.
Stevie may be new to the beach town of Barefoot William, but she’s seen plenty of charmers like hot and hunky Zoo before. Managing her aunt’s doggie daycare business, she’s up to her ears in rowdy puppies–and she doesn’t need a lifelong hound like Zoo breaking her heart. Still, there’s no denying the attraction between them, and as spring training heats up, lust suddenly begins to look a lot like love . . .
Review: No Time to Explain by Kate Angell is book six in the Barefoot Williams series and I was seamlessly back on the beach in Florida with the Rogues baseball team, the players we’ve come to know and lots and lots of dogs. There are so many stories being told but all smoothly blend together and the book flows nicely from baseball to love interests, family and friends, small businesses, philanthropy, bridal events, generosity, doggie love and more. There are also secrets, injuries, sadness, anger, hope, fear, nonchalance, cupcakes, romance, love and lots of burn up the sheet moments in and out of bed.
This is Joe, also know as Zoo, and Stevie’s story and what a story with their powerful chemistry apparent at first sight even though Stevie tries to resist him the best she can and Joe knows he’s not into commitment! Funny that they meet at an annual bridal event on the beach and not under the best of circumstances. The only negative for me is Joe’s party posse, Team Zoo Squad, made up of twelve hot girls that he handpicked for partying and sex. This seemed more than having groupies who followed athletes around and definitely made Stevie uncomfortable hearing about them or seeing them in action.
Stevie’s Aunt Twyla along with Stevie’s best friend Lori were nice additions to the story along with Unleashed her aunt’s doggie daycare business. Joe’s dog Turbo is a force to be reckoned with and it seems that obedience school would be helpful for him or is there another way to calm him? All the references to anything related to being a bride and saying I do were swoon worthy and pretty romantic even when they were just playacting. There was nice closure and a happily ever after in the offing but much more story to tell with so many other baseball players to get to know.
Whether you’ve read a previous book in this series or the Richmond Rogues series, No Time to Explain can be read on it’s own. If you’re looking for a quick and fun read, perfect for the beach, this is a series and an author for you!
Favorite Quote: “Feelings are overrated.”
“Underrated,” she said. “Honest emotion opens hearts. Unifies lives. Clarifies the unclear.”