Alias: hole-surfing floozy
Mission: Something I can share with Mr. Gondolier
Parameter: 20,000+ word count
Rated: M - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 20,598 - Reviews: 11
Summary: Bella and Emmett are the owners of a MLB Team. Edward Masen is a free agent 3rd baseman looking for a new start. Bella and Edward have a hidden messy past. Can they work out their differences on and off the field?
Why I read this: While I suited up and dived, hubby happened to be engrossed in a Chicago Cubs game, ever the die-hard fan. As he hollered at our television, I wondered if I could find just one fic that might hold an iota of his attention the way Wrigley Field and the “loveable losers” do. Lo and behold, what do I spy? My fantasy fic. Bella isn’t a shy librarian, writer, high school nerd, oh no. She’s co-owner of the Chicago Fucking Cubs. The Hot Corner’s tension is high, right off the bat (heh). Winter Meetings are in full swing (stop me), and Bella’s high school sweetheart turned pro ballplayer, Edward Masen, is up for grabs. Business-wise, he’s the best fit for the Cubs franchise. But Bella doesn’t want to dredge up a messy personal history. Now, this fic could be a total bust if the gals writing The Hot Corner didn’t know their baseball. So I tested its accuracy on hubby. I pulled an authentic-sounding line from the fic and rattled it off: “Hey honey, what’s the latest on Ramirez’s nagging shoulder injury?” Needless to say, I was happier than Emmett with a new sex toy when hubby took the bait. Rolling his eyes, he replied, “still bothering him. He’ll have to rehab it during the off-season.” Eeee! Another line: “I wonder if the GM will round up someone to replace him in the Winter Meetings?” “Very possible.” And so on. Yup, these gals have done their research. Five chapters in, and the story is still a fun read. Love those boys of summer (and apparently, so does Hot Corner Bella).