“Quint and Annie sitting in a tree…K.I.S.S.I.N.G.” Quint Lawson and Annie Weber heard that childhood song over and over and it never bothered them. Even though Quint was only five, Annie wasn’t just his neighbor. She would become his best friend and the love of his life. Annie wasn’t interested in dolls, or girly things when growing up. A tomboy at heart, having a boy as a best friend suited her just fine. That same boy captured her heart. Quint had two passions, his girl and baseball. From kindergarten to college, Quint tore up every baseball diamond he played on. His position was shortstop. His talent was undeniable. Professional ball was most definitely in his future, and he was ready for it. Annie would be right by his side. When everything in life is perfect, it’s hard to imagine heartbreak in any form. Quint wasn’t immune to its power. This shortstop had no idea what any form of heartbreak could do to his perfect world. When it hit, there were many casualties left in its wake…the most important one was Annie. Can a person be prepared for, understand, or even endure a misfortune if they’ve never experienced one before? In Quint Lawson’s case the answer is no.
When we go through life and have the privilege to look back at growing up, sometimes you’re lucky to have met that one person who makes you whole. Sometimes you may not know it then. Sometimes you do know when they come into your life and then there are times when you get to hold onto that person. For Quint Lawson and Annie Weber they were the lucky ones who knew a great thing when it happened and the love they shared between each other is one that made all their goals in life attainable. Until that one day.
The Shortstop for me, I’m putting in my Summer Collection Bookshelf. It’s the perfect book to have with you on the beach, lake, or where ever you slide off your flops. The Shortstop makes you open back up to the possibility of forever and a solid bond that can’t be shaken, even when your other half, your soulmate has had their dreams crushed!
With a smooth flow while reading along, A.M. Madden takes you along the lives of Quint and Annie, some ups and of course some downs. But the down time is when you will be challenged to not hurt along with these characters. To feel their pain. And to ultimately feel the love they emulate.
If you love those love stories of young adult love and trying times and being completely satisfied, then this is the book for you. Grab it now and make sure to keep in that beach, lake, wherever you hang you flops bag!
Amazon Best Selling Author ~ A.M. Madden's debut novel is Back-up, the first in The Back-Up Series. The series includes Back-Up, Front & Center, Encore, Backstage, and The Devil's Lair Novella. A.M. Madden is a wife, a mother, an avid reader of romance novels and now an author. In Back-up she aspired to create a fun, sexy, realistic romantic story. She wanted to create characters that the reader could relate to and feel as if they knew personally. A self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, she loves getting lost in a good book. She also uses every free moment of her time writing, while raising teenage boys.
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