Release Date: July 20, 2018
second-chance romance as scorching hot as a baseball diamond in August.Slater “Savage” Harlow
Winning the MVP award for the Birmingham Bandits last year was the highlight of
my baseball career. It was the culmination of childhood dreams, calculated
adult decisions, sacrifice, and a hell of a lot of focus. Tearing my ACL in
spring training? Not what I expected at all.
Now I’m home, in small town Georgia, rehabbing in the comfort of my own home,
with people I know. I’m connecting with friends I haven’t had time to talk to
in years, spending days at home with my parents, and getting to watch my little
brother play minor league baseball.
What I don’t expect is to see Malone Fulcher walking into Del’s Diner one
morning while having my coffee and egg whites.
She’s old flame, the one who got away, and the woman I compare all others to.
Spending the summer in my hometown wasn’t what I had planned, but it’s what I
need. Recovering from a hard year, both personally and professionally, I need
to reconnect with who I am. When my mom encouraged me to come home and do some
soul searching, I can’t say no.
Memories are all over this small town, from the Baptist Church to the east
field on my parents farm, to the diner. On my second day in town, I decide to
go in, memories be damned.
I lost my breath as soon as I saw “Savage” Harlow sitting alone at a
booth. Our eyes lock, my heart flutters, and my hands shake – all the same way
they did back in high school. But back then we couldn’t make it work. Going our
separate ways to differing colleges, we decided we weren’t meant to be.
A decade later, as soon as our eyes meet, I’m wondering if we were right,
because those green eyes of his do nothing but take me to a past that I can see
being my future.
Author’s Note: This does end in somewhat of a cliffhanger!
FIVE 🎩🎩🎩🎩🎩 hats from Britt!
My first thoughts after finishing this are “AHHHHHHH! OMG! WHHHHHHYYYYYYYY!?” followed quickly by double checking when the next book comes out. In true duet fashion On The DL has left me dying for the next book because Savage and Malone’s story is so insanely good and I HAVE TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT! Laramie Briscoe is one of my favorite authors with her incredible ability to always write a story that has romance that makes you swoon no matter what or who it’s about and that shines brightly in this book.
I loved how easy these two were together, while at the same time they didn’t sugar coat or hide from their past. The reconnection between them was real and at times raw, but the sweetness of the love they had is always present. That made me become so hooked to their story. Both having gone their separate ways in the most heartbreaking of manners years before, and now Malone and Savage are both right back where it started with both of their lives turned upside down.
This first half of their duet is as much about them finding themselves again as it is finding the new version of them. There’s a lot of growth, a lot of emotion, and a lot of sweet steamy goodness that grabs you the entire time you’re reading.
When she’s not writing alpha males who seriously love their women, she loves spending time with friends, reading, and marathoning shows on her DVR. Married to her high school sweetheart, Laramie lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband (the Travel Coordinator) and a sometimes crazy cat named Beau.