One and Done
Book Three of the Red River Romance series, ONE AND DONE
debuted July 8th, 2015 in time or the Baseball All Star Break. It's the longest in this series thus far at 101,000 words, my longest book published so far! I really enjoyed writing it and during the edits, found myself laughing and crying. I know...that's just silly, right? Hope y'all love it as much as I do!
ONE AND DONE is an unlikely love story born of prophesy, grown in full view of the probing public eye, and seemingly doomed because of the bride-to-be’s heathen condition. The pitcher follows Christ though, but can his faith that she is God’s woman for him carry them through to their happily ever after.
God can pull a fish out of water and make that thang smell like a rose. ONE AND DONE is an unlikely love story born of prophesy, nurtured in full view of the probing public eye, and seemingly doomed at its inception.
In this gender-crossing love story with Texas Ranger baseball backdrop and strong pitcher/batter hero, Samantha Danielle, cutest weather girl on Dallas TV, only dreams of sports reporting. Then her station sends her to scoop an interview with a pitcher Rangers’ management is hot after. George Herman Walter Johnson is undeniably a phenomenon on the mound, playing for a Mexican team. His charm and debonair bowls her over, but turns out, he’s such a goody two-shoes, she can’t even get him to first base.
Conflict flies as the wealthy ex-poker player, oldest Ranger rookie ever lays everything on the line in his quest to win her heart. She remains wary of his resistance. Will her bunt snag the man of her dreams...or his homerun drive her home?
What others are saying; a few 5-Star reviews:
Faster than a major league outfielder pulling down a popup fly ball, Caryl McAdoo’s romance is guaranteed to snag baseball lovers and romance readers alike. This Christian story is written with wit, verve and Caryl McAdoo’s usual flare for dialect and spicy dialogue. Be warned. Those readers searching for a saccharine, man-meets-woman story will soon discover this is no sanitized romantic fairy tale.
From the beginning, the reader will identify with real people who live clearly in the mind, so much so, that a person can almost smell locker room sweat or the mouthwatering scent of spicy Mexican food. Identification with the hero and heroine is nearly immediate. With so much to rave about, this review cannot begin to cover all the delightful surprises, so the reader simply must buy “One and Done” to see for themselves. --Cassandra Wessel, multi=published author of devotionals and a Pennsylvania reader
Caryl has done it again. Another wonderful story with characters and a story line that had me hooked from the first pages. The author also gives a fun glimpse into the world of professional baseball and the players. It was enjoyable reading about G. H., a ball player, and Sammi, a TV reporter, and following their ups and downs in their spiritual journeys as they discover their love for each other. I was given a copy of this book in return for an honest review, and it is another one"" from this author that I definitely recommend." --Ann Ellis, a Texas Reader
I really enjoyed this sweet sports story that reverses the cat and mouse game. GH Johnson, has looks, charm, talent, his pitching is making him a phenomenal sensation. He is not your average guy by any means, a 33-year-old rookie player, a Christian, and a virgin! Best of all, he is humble, loyal, and walks the walk and talks the talk without being judgmental of others. Sammi Dan loves sports, especially baseball, but what is she doing, weather girl, not even a meteorologist, but she gets her lucky break to interview a potential rookie player for the Rangers. Sammi Dan has a bitterness that she will have to overcome. She needs to learn to forgive herself as well as those who have hurt her. The plot kept the pages turning and this reader captivated. It has a cast of delightful characters, lots of sports lingo, a man with great faith, a woman who finds out what faith is all about and an HEA ending. I found the dialog entertaining and the message heartwarming. Nothing is impossible with God. --Kathy Watts, a Tennessee Reader
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