My not-so-secret affair with romance novels
I do believe this is my first read by Bethany Lopez and I’m happy to say that I really enjoyed this sweet, fast-paced story. This book features Sam, a young single mom, her 2-year-old daughter Karrie, and Judd, the hot baseball player. They meet in a bar, and as is typically the case, the guy is reluctant to get into anything serious. But the characters change… Judd can’t resist Sam, or her little girl, and so the relationship begins. This book was just what I needed – a feel-good romance with a bad boy, steamy scenes, dual perspectives, and of course, a happy ending! The story may have been predictable, but still enjoyable and there was at least one surprising plot twist that I wasn’t expecting. Overall, I really liked this book but felt that because it was so short, the couple fell into a relationship too quickly, and likewise, the rushed ending had me wanting more. But if you’re looking for a quick & cute summer read, definitely add Indelible to your list!
After a year of partying, Sam decides to buckle down and focus on college. Things are going great until a one-night stand leaves her pregnant and alone. Raising a child while going to school isn’t easy, but Sam is determined to be strong for her daughter. She doesn’t have time for guys or relationships, and takes great care to protect her child and her heart.
Judd doesn’t fit the mold of a college ballplayer. His long hair and tattoos may fit the life he’s created for himself, but baseball is the one thing he takes seriously. When he meets Sam, he’s immediately drawn to her curves and refusal to put up with his crap. When Judd learns the truth, can he handle the responsibility that comes with loving a single mother?
Sam yearns for the fire that Judd fuels in her, but her child’s needs have to come first. Can two people at different stages in their life find a way to make a life together?
Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. Since then she has published various YA and NA books. She is a lover of romance, family, and friends, and enjoys incorporating those things in what she writes. When she isn’t reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible.