NO TIME TO EXPLAIN is book six in Kate Angell's Barefoot
William series. Baseball hotshot Joe "Zoo" Zooker is like a
modern-day rake. He is unapologetic about his party
lifestyle or the bevy of beauties who eagerly serve as his
entourage. Several things have Joe stopping short of being
too self-absorbed or too obnoxious to be likable. Joe is no
debaucher of innocent maidens. He is always upfront with the
women he entertains. Joe's major redeeming feature is the
love he has for his rambunctious, and aptly named, rescue
dog Turbo. Turbo helps Joe form a connection with Stevie
Reynolds. Stevie is in town helping out at her aunt's doggie
Getting women has never been something Joe had to work at.
Women are either drawn to his sexual charisma or his
celebrity status as a major league baseball player status.
Joe needs to work for Stevie's attention and to win her
esteem. Because his sexual interest is so open and honest,
there isn't any sleazy quality to Joe's pursuit of Stevie.
After some beach fun, long talks, and yummy junk food, this
twosome get to know each other better and a casual
flirtation turns into a scorcher. As prickly as their
relationship starts out, it never gets truly nasty. It's
quickly obvious to both Joe and Stevie that denying their
attraction will be an uphill battle.
NO TIME TO EXPLAIN has one bad boy of baseball and one
spectacular love story. Nobody writes canine characters and
stories better than Kate Angell. Although the secondary
human romance in NO TIME TO EXPLAIN features Stevies's best
friend Lori and her cousin Dean, it's the relationship
between Turbo and Dean's dog Etta that steals the show.
Anyone who has owned a dog, or even a cat, can testify that
the occasionally inexplicable emotional attachments formed
by animals can be fierce, and an incredibly sweet thing to
behold. It's an ironic twist of fate when Turbo instantly
takes to Etta. Turbo pines for Etta as fervently as Joe
dislikes Dean. I eagerly await Kate Angell's next book.
Richmond Rogues’ left-fielder Joe “Zoo” Zooker has his own
ritual for the start of spring training—a weekend of pure
pleasure, including as many pretty faces and curvaceous
bodies as he can charm into his bed. After that, he’s all
about baseball, especially with hungry minor leaguers eager
for their own shot at the majors, just waiting for him to
strike out. But when a beautiful woman with a smart mouth
brushes off his flirting, he’s determined to go to bat as
often as it takes to win a smile aimed only at him.
Stevie may be new to the beach town of Barefoot William, but
she’s seen plenty of charmers like hot and hunky Zoo before.
Managing her aunt’s doggie daycare business, she’s up to her
ears in rowdy puppies—and she doesn’t need a lifelong hound
like Zoo breaking her heart. Still, there’s no denying the
attraction between them, and as spring training heats up,
lust suddenly begins to look a lot like love . . .