cover image No One like You

No One like You

Kate Angell. Kensington, $9.95 trade paper (304p) ISBN 978-0-7582-9130-1

Angell cleverly combines her Richmond Rogues baseball series (Sweet Spot) with her exuberant Barefoot William books, set in a folksy boardwalk town in Florida (No Sunshine When She’s Gone), where the wealthy Cates family sets the rules. The Rogues are in Barefoot William for spring training. When Beth Avery, down to her last dollar, applies for a job as a temporary personal assistant to the Rogues team captain, she doesn’t expect to wind up working for handsome Rylan Cates, who has a houseful of eccentric dogs. Rylan thinks Beth will be the perfect employee because she’s not his type and will thus provide no romantic distractions. However, the quirky brunette quickly becomes essential to the baseball hero, and though their romance is troubled by neither conflict nor obstacles, they make an appealing couple. The setting and characters are familiar, but the book stands on its own and will appeal to readers who enjoy a humorous contemporary romance with a bit of sizzle. Agent: Brown Literary Agency. (May)