ABOUT THE BOOK
She never wanted to come back. He never wants to leave. The town of Maple Falls has plans for them both.
Riley McAllister is living the dream in New York City . . . if the dream means being a struggling mixed-media artist, part-time food delivery driver, and having a carefully curated social media to hide all of the above. She refuses to admit defeat and move back to small-town Maple Falls, but when her grandmother breaks her leg sliding into third base during a softball game (she was safe, by the way), Riley reluctantly agrees to go home and help the woman who raised her—while secretly hoping she can convince Mimi to sell her house and yarn shop and move in with a good friend. Then Riley can return to her new life in NYC, on her own and for good.
But Mimi has her own plans, which include setting Riley up with local baseball star Hayden Price, who returned to Maple Falls after an injury ended his major league career. Now he works at his father’s hardware store, coaches the church softball team, and worries about the declining town. It’s not the life he dreamed of having.
With a little meddling and a lot of kindness from the town, Hayden and Riley find themselves unexpectedly falling for each other as they discover the true meaning of home.
Welcome to Maple Falls, where everyone knows your name and your business.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hooked on You is the first book in Kathleen Fuller’s new series Maple Falls. Riley McAllister left Maple Falls, planning not to return until she was a successful artist, but when her grandmother breaks her leg sliding into third base (yes, she was playing community softball!), Riley comes home to help.
Hayden Price made it to the Major Leagues before an injury sent him home for good. Now trying to rebuild his life in Maple Falls, including coaching the church softball team, he sees the town with fresh eyes. Like the the girl he once knew in high school, the granddaughter of his assistant coach.
As soon as I read that this story had baseball and a yarn store in it, I knew I would love it. And I did! There are scenes around the community softball practice and scenes where Riley appraises the yarn. For someone who is a yarn aficionado (okay, someone who has a yarn collecting hobby, er, problem), I could totally picture those scenes.
Riley and Hayden are excellent characters, too. They are easy to relate to and love. I especially liked how Hayden’s picture of Riley related to their past. And wow did Riley have a tough past. As much as I wanted Riley and Hayden to get their happily ever after, I didn’t want the story to end. That also means I can’t wait to return to Maple Falls in book two!
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(3) winners will receive a print copy of Hooked On You by Kathleen Fuller!
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