Title: Lucky 13
Series: Deadlines and Diamonds
Author: Morgan Kearns
Tragedy made it possible for Enrique Santiago to take over as Left Fielder for the Las Vegas Rockets. Talent keeps him there, giving him everything a guy could want.
Except a woman to share it with.
A painful past with one very prominent reminder molded Shayne Xavier into the woman she is. She isn’t bitter or jaded, though. She’s a realist. Men can’t be depended upon and only lead to broken promises and shattered hearts.
Unaware of the demons of her past, Ricky tries to offer strength as Shayne’s life spins out of control. Sometimes Happily-Ever-After is too good to be true.
Will Shayne and Ricky ever be able to restore the luck of his Lucky 13?
Morgan Kearns is one of those authors who can suck you into a book and keep you there until you finish the book and you realize that it's one o'clock in the morning and you have just read the entire book.
One the surface this seems like a nice little romance between a guy and girl. However that isn't the case. There is so much going on between Enrique, both internally and externally.
Enrique has it all, a great career, more money than he can spend in his lifetime, all of which he earned himself. What he doesn't have and wants more than anything is a family of his own. When he meets Shayne the player whose position he took on the ball field's sister he's a goner.
I do have to admit that in the beginning I liked Shayne, well most of the time I liked her. Its when she blew hot and cold on Enrique with no explanation that I wanted to reach into the book and shake her. I felt that the inner conflict which translated into an external conflict took to long to come out.
Shayne also has a 12 year old son who is so typically 12 that you know Morgan was channeling her son (I think he's this age) He reminded me so much of my own sons and how they behaved that I fell just a bit in love with him as well. It didn't help that he has the same name as one of my 12 yr olds :D
There is also a TON of humor in this book. One of the funniest parts of the book is when Ricky has to go to Walgreens to buy condoms. I was laughing so hard I was shaking the bed.
I debating for about a minute on sharing that scene but I decided not to, because I want you to discover it all by yourself.
Despite the hot and cold of Shayne for the first part of the book I loved this book. If you like hot baseball players who want their own family, oh and love their mama's then you won't want to miss this book.
PS I just have to tell you that Morgan found the cover model of this book walking through The Excalibur. He was dressed as a one of the Knights you can take your picture with.
Review by: Heather