Title: Sweet Spot
Author: Kate Angell
First published January 1, 2012
320 pages, ebook
ISBN: 9780758279033 (ISBN10: 0758279035)
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With danger lurking in the shadows, Layla must learn to navigate her way through the scorching heat of love and the intense pleasure it brings before it all goes up in flames.
About the Author
Kate Angell, a bestselling author in the USA Today, resides in Naples, Florida, where she indulges in her love for animals, sports, and reading. You can spot her at bookstores, which she considers her second home, and taking coffee breaks at Starbucks.
Her personal mantra is to find calmness amidst chaos and to cherish the tranquility.
Sweet Spot by Kate Angell is a delightful contemporary romance novel that tells the story of four baseball players and the strong and independent women they fall in love with. Kate Angell is a prolific American author known for her lively and humorous novels, particularly those set in the world of baseball.
Sweet Spot, first published in 2012, is a perfect example of her witty and entertaining style and her knack for creating compelling characters and engaging storylines. The novel takes place in a small beach town on the coast of North Carolina during one summer season.
The main characters are Ray, a veteran baseball player who is facing the end of his career; Jax, a young and talented pitcher who is struggling with personal demons; Chad, a charming catcher who has a reputation as a ladies’ man; and Danny, a rookie player who is eager to prove himself. Each of these men is paired with a woman who challenges him, supports him, and ultimately becomes his true love.
The women in the novel are just as interesting and complex as the men. There is Leah, a strong and determined young woman who runs her family’s hotel and takes no nonsense from anyone; Zoey, a sassy and confident bartender who is tired of being treated as just another pretty face; Savannah, a shy and introverted artist who finds a new sense of purpose and passion thanks to Chad’s love; and Kiki, a bold and adventurous woman who helps Danny discover his true self and his real potential.
The setting of the book is also a major factor in its appeal. The coastal town of Emerald Isle, with its sandy beaches, quaint shops, and lively boardwalk, is the perfect backdrop for a summer romance.
The descriptions of the town and its inhabitants are vivid and enticing, making the reader feel as if they are really there, sipping cold drinks and watching the sunset over the ocean. Overall, Sweet Spot is a fun and engaging read that will appeal to fans of contemporary romance and anyone who loves a good summer beach read.
The writing is witty and charming, the characters are likable and relatable, and the plot is both heartwarming and suspenseful. While the novel is not without its flaws some of the dialogue is a bit cheesy, and some of the conflicts are resolved a bit too easily these minor quibbles do not detract from the overall enjoyment of the book.
One of the strengths of Sweet Spot is its portrayal of strong and independent women who are not afraid to stand up for themselves and their dreams. Leah, Zoey, Savannah, and Kiki are all admirable heroines who show that women can be just as successful and fulfilled as men, both in their personal and professional lives.
This message is particularly relevant today, as women around the world continue to fight for equality and empowerment. Another notable aspect of the book is its exploration of themes such as loyalty, trust, and forgiveness.
Each of the main characters must learn to overcome personal obstacles and past traumas in order to find love and happiness. The novel shows that true love requires sacrifice and compromise, but that it is ultimately worth it in the end.
In conclusion, Sweet Spot is a well-written and engaging novel that will appeal to a wide range of readers. It is a great example of the contemporary romance genre, with its focus on relationships, emotions, and personal growth.
While it may not be a literary masterpiece, it is a fun and enjoyable read that will leave you with a smile on your face and a warmth in your heart. We highly recommend it to anyone looking for a sweet and satisfying summer romance.
4.5 out of 5 stars.