There's no age limit on falling in love.
At forty years old, the Mustangs batting coach, Jake Tulleson, has spent a lifetime running from commitment. When he falls in love with a woman barely older than his daughter, he uses every excuse to justify leaving her when the season is over. It isn’t long before he realizes his mistake and heads back to Dallas to claim what’s his, but it’s going to take a Christmas miracle to convince her to give him a second chance.
Siobhan Flannery is well aware of Jake’s reputation for loving ‘em and leaving, but she believes her love is enough to make him stick around, despite their fifteen year age difference. Before the stadium lights dim following the team’s final playoff game, Jake ends their affair and disappears to his off-season hidey-hole. When he returns weeks later, full of remorse and begging for another chance, she just wants him to go away and leave her be. It’ll be a cold day in Dallas before she forgives him.
They sat in silence until Bentley’s SUV pulled out of the lot. Alone in the darkened car with a man she’d met less than five minutes earlier, she tried to find even a kernel of trepidation, but came up empty. Maybe it was the obvious age difference or the air of confidence surrounding him, but he made her feel safe—and horny. It had been a long time since she’d felt this kind of sexual attraction. Hell, she’d never experienced anything quite like this, as if she couldn’t wait to get naked with a man. Inexplicably, she knew Jake was the kind of man who would take his time with a woman, even if he hadn’t wasted a minute getting her into his car.