“Quint and Annie sitting in a tree…K.I.S.S.I.N.G.”
Quint Lawson and Annie Weber heard that childhood song over and over and it never bothered them. Even though Quint was only five, Annie wasn’t just his neighbor. She would become his best friend and the love of his life. Annie wasn’t interested in dolls, or girly things when growing up. A tomboy at heart, having a boy as a best friend suited her just fine. That same boy captured her heart.
Quint had two passions, his girl and baseball. From kindergarten to college, Quint tore up every baseball diamond he played on. His position was shortstop. His talent was undeniable. Professional ball was most definitely in his future, and he was ready for it. Annie would be right by his side.
When everything in life is perfect, it’s hard to imagine heartbreak in any form. Quint wasn’t immune to its power. This shortstop had no idea what any form of heartbreak could do to his perfect world. When it hit, there were many casualties left in its wake…the most important one was Annie.
Can a person be prepared for, understand, or even endure a misfortune if they’ve never experienced one before? In Quint Lawson’s case the answer is no.
The Shortstop is a contemporary romance stand alone novel meant for readers who are 18+ due to mature content.
I’ve been sitting here staring at my computer, trying to figure out where to start, what to say to do this book justice? This story really hit home for me. I quietly sobbed my way through, choked up, full of emotions and I loved every second of it (just don’t ask AM Madden how many times I messaged her….just sayin’).
Quint and Annie have a life long relationship, it’s already established, they are just moving right along. It felt so natural, so right…reading about how they were best friends from an early age. We were given glimpses as to how that relationship changed over the years and then we are brought to the present as the two get ready for some major changes.
“In the meantime, I’ll keep doing what I do best…playing ball and loving her.”
This young couple is caught up in a whirlwind of life changing events. The stress of this alone made me sympathize with them. We’ve all been there….wondering what comes next, what is really important…then that self doubt creeps in.
“I know he loves me. But I always wonder if it came down to baseball or me, which would he choose?”
Ouch. That broke me to read, I wanted to reach in, grab Annie and give her a huge hug and tell her it would always be her….it had to be right?! There is love, there is anger, there is confusion over feelings. This book had me in knots….on the edge of my seat….crying and screaming, laughing and loving. When I say that this book is a must read…I couldn’t be any clearer….you MUST READ this book. I may not be a “baseball wife”so to speak, but so many other feelings came in to play, it really made me take a look deep inside myself and I know that everything will be ok. Don’t wait to meet Q & Annie NOW!!!
About the Author
Amazon Best Selling Author ~
A.M. Madden’s debut novel is Back-up, the first in The Back-Up Series. The series includes Back-Up, Front & Center, Encore, Backstage, and The Devil’s Lair Novella.
A.M. Madden is a wife, a mother, an avid reader of romance novels and now an author. In Back-up she aspired to create a fun, sexy, realistic romantic story. She wanted to create characters that the reader could relate to and feel as if they knew personally. A self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, she loves getting lost in a good book. She also uses every free moment of her time writing, while raising teenage boys.
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Other Books by A.M. Madden
Back-Up (The Back-Up Series #1)
Front & Center (The Back-Up Series #2)
Encore (The Back-Up Series #3)
Backstage (The Back-Up Series #4)
The Devil’s Lair Novella (The Back-Up Series #4.5)
Stone Walls (Standalone)