Title: Love From Left Field
She wants to save the Knights…
When Miranda Callahan’s father, principle owner and hands-on dictator of the Georgia Knights, has a heart attack, the responsibility to make the team an independent success becomes solely hers. Though everyone expects her to fail in her new role, Miranda is determined to take her team to the top and earn her father's love and respect on the way. The only other obstacle is the League's consultant – a secret crush from her past – the man trying to take over the team, and the one person who can save them all.
He wants revenge…
LUCAS WAINRIGHT is a turnaround consultant, hired by the League to save the Knights and so many other teams – only this time it’s personal; before being ousted by Seamus Callahan, Lucas' family had been the owners of the team. Now, he has the perfect opportunity to regain his rightful position with the Knights, if he’s willing to suppress his scruples and his attraction to Miranda Callahan.
Can Miranda and Lucas let go of old grudges and hold on to their new love?
Author: Megan Ryder
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Going All The Way
Series: Knights of Passion, #2
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Going All The Way
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Sports Theme
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Love from left field is the second book in the Knight Of Passion series and it can be read as a standalone. I really enjoyed this book and I connected with Miranda and Lucas. When I was done reading the first book I knew that Megan Ryder has talent and she proved it once again in Love From Left Field.
Miranda is president of the Georgia Knights (a baseball team based In Georgia). Her father, Seamus Callahan, is the owner of the team and he likes to have things done its way. She is trying to make her father proud but she has to deal with the fact that her father is not listening to anybody but himself. They are going through some financial struggle and Lucas Wainwright is coming on board to see what can be done to save the team. To make matter worst, Lucas’s father was the previous owner of the team and he is feeling that Seamus stole it from its family. On the other hand, Lucas and Miranda are feeling a deep connexion and a physical attraction that can’t be denied. Then, Seamus has a heart attack and Miranda must do some needed change in the Georgia Knights, she knows that her father won’t be happy about it but she has to do it to save the team and to prove to herself that she can make it.
What I really like about Miranda is her strength. She is able to step up when she needed to and knows that she has to work on the relationship with her father. He is not an easy person to be around and it is hard to gain his trust. Even though her father is not perfect, she loves him dearly. I love how the author is exploring that father/daughter relationship and to see Miranda finally break free from her father control. Lucas and Miranda are working together professionally and decided to date. Then again, it is not an easy relationship. The fact that Lucas and Seamus are not liking each other is a recipe for disaster.
Lucas Wainwright is all about business and work. Even though he is attracted to Miranda, he doesn’t want it to come in the way of the task he has to do. That is until he decided to kiss her, from that moment on, nothing was the same. He is a guy that is down to earth and he is not looking for love. He is travelling a lot and has no place that he can call home. While growing up he always had a crush on Miranda, they never dated but the attraction was already there. Seeing her again set a lot of emotions free, some that he never wanted to deal with. He decided to man up and get to the bottom of the story. Sometimes our perception can play a trick on us.
This is an excellent book, this is not just about baseball it is about love and a reminder to be true to who we are.
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Ever since Megan Ryder discovered Jude Deveraux and Judith McNaught while sneaking around the “forbidden” romance section of the library one day after school, she has been voraciously devouring romance novels of all types. Now a romance author in her own right, Megan pens sexy contemporary novels all about family and hot lovin’ with the boy next door. She lives in Connecticut, spending her days as a technical writer and her spare time divided between her addiction to knitting and reading.
“Really? So you think that I’ll be here, ready to kiss you whenever you want?”
The smile that crossed his face was one of pure male arrogance, confident in his own sex appeal. “Oh yeah. No obligation here.”
He stood and stalked around the desk. Too late she realized that she’d poked the tiger and he was deadly serious about his intentions. He swiveled her chair so she faced him, her chair bracketed between his knees. He braced his hands on the arms, trapping her neatly so she couldn’t escape. Only she had no intention of trying to get away. That kiss had replayed in her mind several times in the few days since the event and she wanted to see if it was exhaustion that had made it so great, or something else.
She tilted her head to the side and relaxed her body, allowing a small smile to spread across her lips. “So now you’re going to prove it was a good kiss? Give it your best shot, lover boy. Let’s see what you got.”
He leaned forward and gently brushed his lips across her, lightly, as if drawing a feather across her skin. She shivered and he chuckled, a low male sound deep in his throat. His lips skimmed her jaw line, brief, barely whispers of a touch, designed to tease, to taunt, to increase her desire. She moaned and went to reach for him.
“Oh no. Stay still for this.” He grabbed her hands with his, and placed them on the arms of the chair, imprisoning them with his own.
He nudged her face up with his nose then rewarded her with a deep kiss, soul stirring yet innocent. After a moment, his tongue slid along the crease of her lips and she opened them, welcoming him in. The kiss quickly turned deeper, hotter, their tongues entwining and exploring. His mouth tasted of coffee and sweetness, like the butter-cream frosting of cake, and she couldn’t get enough of it.
Slowly, chest heaving with exertion, he pulled back, resting his forehead on hers while they both caught their breath.
“Still think it was obligation?”