Megan O’Donnell is happy even though the only good thing to come out of her failed marriage is her son, Sammy. Sammy, who has cerebral palsy is her whole life and she will do anything to protect him. To help other parents and their special needs kids she chairs an All-Stars Sports Day in Loveland, Ohio. Little does she know that a run in with a reckless driver right before the first meeting could change her life forever.
MacNeill Hattaway, a huge name in professional baseball, is back in Loveland to take care of his uncle’s old farm and to recuperate from a shoulder injury. Wanting to give back to the community and hopefully make up for a rather scandal filled past he decides to co-chair the local Sports Day. It’s too bad the lovely lady heading up the event is the same woman he and his beat up, broken down truck nearly ran over. They agree to work together but soon they discover that there’s much more than meets the eye in each other and soon they are fighting again — but this time it’s attraction.
To use a baseball cliché this book isn’t quite a homerun but it isn’t a strike out either. Megan is what you would expect in a modern-day mom but she seemed a bit over the top and as such came across as, at first, unlikeable. As the story progressed her character did evolve and as she learned to let go of some of her fears and let loose a little where Sammy was concerned one learns to warm up to her. Sammy was so darling. He loved his sports almost as much as he loved his family and his new friend Mac. The interactions between the two were heartwarming. If ever there was a story fit to be on the Hallmark channel this is it. The first few chapters were a bit of a let down but by the end I felt inspired and left with a sigh in my heart. A Wedding Homerun in Loveland, Ohio, is yet another Destinations romance from Barbour that I liked!
Rated G: Some kissing and a bullying scene.
Review copy provided by the publisher. Thank you!
Renee, who is she? She’s a fun loving tomboy with a bit of a girly streak. In the fourth grade she started a scrapbook devoted to classic cars and Barbies. To this day she has the scrapbook and she still has a few Mustang pics on her wall. She just recently acquired a Twilight poster for her closet door. Even though her teen years are a thing of the past, she still has her “fangirl” moments. She has many “book boyfriends.” At the moment she’s trying to decide who she likes best, Mr. Darcy or Mr. Thornton.
Armed with a can of Mtn. Dew and her favorite book (which usually features a dashing hero like those mentioned above) she will barricade herself in her room until football season and Steeler Sunday when she emerges wearing her Heath Miller jersey and waving the Terrible Towel. Renee is a kid at heart who never takes things too seriously and with a menagerie of furry friends and two kid brothers it’s easy to see why. Life’s a circus. Serious stuff: She has a BA in History that she’s not sure if she will ever use professionally.