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by Ranee S. Clark
Published January 2016
by Covenant Communications
Sophie Pope is devastated when she hears the news: her former boyfriend, college football star Anthony “Rocket” Rogers, is engaged to be married. Determined to win him back before he says I do, Sophie hatches a foolproof plan to stop the wedding. But when Rocket’s best man, aspiring baseball player David Savage, thwarts her plot, she realizes the game is up. For David, though, it’s just beginning . . .
David knows that Sophie is just another pretty face, and he’s more than happy to save his best friend from her shallow advances. She’s not his type at all, so he’s baffled by his response to an awkward encounter with Donovan, another of Sophie’s former flames. Despite himself, David feels driven by an inexplicable need to protect her. Pretending to be Sophie’s new fiancé leads to unexpected sparks between the pair, and soon they’re searching for excuses to spend time together. But when a curveball threatens to send them in opposite directions, will Sophie and David step up to the plate for the possibility of true love?
Double Play picks up where Playing For Keeps leaves off and gives two minor characters a chance to shine. I’ll admit, I was suspicious of Sophie because of her schemes in book one, but she makes some great progress in book two. Ranee S. Clark knows her BYU/ UVU college audience well. She has a way of weaving little details in that only a local would appreciate. The writing is clean, with just a tiny bit of spark. There are references to religion that aren’t overbearing to non-LDS readers. Overall, I thought the story was cute, light and fun. It also addresses the more serious issues of addiction, character and appearances. I would recommend Double Play for New Adults–ages 18-23. It can also be read as a stand alone.
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