Playing the Rookie: Men of Spring Baseball Romance by Rachelle Ayala

A rookie pitcher and a sports intern on the rebound connect to get over their exes in this sexy, fun romp.

Playing the rookie: men of spring baseball romance

Jessica Song is tired of being a good girl, staying in a relationship well past closing time. Fresh from a breakup, she takes a walk on the wild side as a sports events intern.

Baseball rookie Jay Pak Ahn has been burned one too many times by good girls, especially his cheating ex-fiancée. When he meets wild Jessica, he throws away all caution to enjoy her to the fullest.

Jessica and Jay agree to a week of enchanting, starry-eyed dates and wild, unrestrained sex to get their exes out of their systems.

Genre: FICTION / Romance / Contemporary

Secondary Genre: FICTION / Sports

Language: English

Keywords: new adult college romance, romantic comedy, baseball sports, athlete alpha hero, sexy hot steamy romance, multicultural interracial

Word Count: 23,500

Sales info:

This book sold extremely well in a boxed set with Book Boyfriends' Cafe. It is very hot and sexy, and sells well with those who like humor along with the steam.

Sample text:

“I had no idea baseball players are so huge.”

A snarky male voice behind me says, “They’re major leaguers, what did you expect?”

Oops, I whip my head around and catch Todd Martin, my friend and intern coordinator, smirking at me. His bright teeth flash knowingly, and he shakes his head, causing his afro curl hair to bounce and jiggle.

“Something a little bigger than peewees, but these guys are hulks. Sure this isn’t football?”

“Jessica Song.” He wags his index finger and peers over his natty horn-rimmed Johnny Depp style glasses. “Kindly refrain from referring to any athlete as peewee, or I’ll revoke your internship.”

“Point taken, boss.” I straighten the sign-in sheets on my clipboard and stand behind my station ‘A through C.’ “I’ve only ever seen them on TV, and well, wow, in real life, they’re gorgeous.”

“Get your jaw off the floor and let’s sign them in.” Todd cocks his hand next to his mouth and whispers, “If you see one you like, note your room number on the back of his badge.”

“Uh, that’s not what I’m here for. Besides, I’m kinda still hung up on someone.”

“That’s exactly why you need to be here, girlie. You’re supposed to be getting over him. As for ballplayers, three’s never a crowd.” Todd’s eyebrows do the conga line, and he hooks his thumb. “Play ball! Here they come.”

A fluster of heat tackles me as the first group of major leaguers swagger toward my table. Am I really here to snag one of these guys for my bed? I’ve never had casual sex, I mean, I’m not exactly the groupie type.

So they all say, my snarky inner voice flips me the bird.

Book translation status:

The book is available for translation into any language except those listed below:

Already translated. Translated by Irene Aprile
Author review:
Always enjoy working with Irene. She is professional and wonderful. Thanks!
Already translated. Translated by Cinta Garcia de la Rosa
Author review:
Cinta is a pleasure to work with. She keeps communication and is prompt with her dates.

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