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Peek Inside Hard and Fast

Veteran catcher Connor Hart has one dream—to make it to the World Series. Only publicist Gia Kubic is really messing with his concentration. Lucky for him, she’s having the same problem…

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Pro veteran catcher Connor Hart has his hands full keeping the hot-blooded rookies on his team focused on the ultimate prize—the World Series. Too bad he can’t seem to concentrate on the game himself. Because every time publicist Gia Kubic walks out on the field, his attention goes AWOL, and all he can think about is a New Years’ Eve kiss that should have gone much further…

As the team publicist, it’s Gia’s job to make heartthrobs out of every member of the team, but even she can’t figure out how to make America’s hottest catcher—and her not-so-secret fantasy—smile for the cameras. She’s fighting him, and her libido, at every turn.

Neither of them seems capable of saying no forever. But Connor has a secret, and he knows if he lets the sexy publicist get too close, his whole world could come crashing down...

Each book in the Locker Room Diaries series is STANDALONE:
* Hitting It
* Sliding Home
* Hard and Fast

Praise

Hard and Fast is a dramatic little page-turner that is certain to score serious points with sports romance readers, within its pages lies a steamy contemporary romance story that is certain to curl the toes, and bring on a case of the feels!” -Misty P., Goodreads

Touching, romantic and erotic. So easy to feel to emotion of Connor and Gia through the words!” -Jacqueline A., NetGalley

Hard and Fast by Kathy Lyons a sublime five-star read that wasn’t hard to read but was a fast read.” -Sara O., Goodreads

“Drama, drama, drama! All the angst that keeps you twisting and turning those pages! Book two in this baseball series and Kathy knocked this right out of the park! Yowza!” -Lori Z., Goodreads

Connor and Gia heat up the pages and I just love them. Their story is not only sexy but full of romance. Loved it!” -Crystal P., Goodreads

“Secret "office" romances can be delicious and fun and this one does exactly that. The story is layered perfectly with sexual tension, forbidden desire, fear, pain and utter satisfaction. The characters are relatable, interesting and entertaining. I have quickly fallen hard and fast for Kathy Lyons stories.” -Heather D., Goodreads

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781640636842
Series: The Locker Room Diaries, Book 3
Release Date: Oct 8, 2018
Page Count: 267
Imprint: brazen
Genre: contemporary, sports romance
Tropes: across the tracks, coworkers, enemies to lovers, opposites attract

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By Madison October 09, 2018

Hard and Fast by Kathy Lyons

Sports contemporary romance, written in first person with alternating chapters between Connor and Gia. Third in the Locker Room Diaries series. Can be read as a standalone.

Poor, confused Connor. He doesn’t understand what he did wrong. Gia is no longer in his arms or... ...more

By Sara September 20, 2018

Hard and Fast by Kathy Lyons a sublime five-star read that wasn’t hard to read but was a fast read. Pro Veteran Connor Hart is a great man and he is feeling every day of his many years, and they aren’t that many but for a professional ball player who catches for a living means he has had a hard t... ...more

By Becky September 11, 2018

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the first two books in this series, adding this one cements for me how Ms Lyons consistently delivers stories that contain substance and heart, and that are laced with her trademark humor. These athletes’ essences are the game of baseball, they are genuine and relatable, e... ...more

By Brenda October 08, 2018

Synopsis:

Pro veteran catcher Connor Hart has his hands full keeping the hot-blooded rookies on his team focused on the ultimate prize—the World Series. Too bad he can’t seem to concentrate on the game himself. Because every time publicist Gia Kubic walks out on the field, his attention goes AWOL,... ...more

By Diane October 08, 2018

Families are what you make of them!

Indiana Bobcats All –Star Catcher Connor Hart just wants to play baseball and stay away from the promotional part of the game. Team publicist Gia Kubic had to step in to end questions about the calendar that his personal PR sister had taken pictures for without... ...more

By Bette October 07, 2018

Very enjoyable read! It is seriously sexy with a nice romance at the core of the story. Connor is deliciously yummy and Gia, although slightly meddlesome at times, is a good match for him as he tries to prolong his pro baseball career. I found the characters very likeable and the story believable... ...more

By Misty (Reds Romance Reviews) September 18, 2018

Pro catcher Connor Hart has a simple plan in place to keep his life drama free, you don't mix work life with your personal life, but that is easier said then done when he meets the teams newest publicist Gia Kubic. She is about the last person he expected to walk through the door, they have histo... ...more

By Ayekah September 20, 2018

Drama, drama, drama! All the angst that keeps you twisting and turning those pages! Book two in this baseball series and Kathy knocked this right out of the park! Yowza! This is Connor and Gia's story.
Now Gia drove me absolutely bonkers in the first book, but here we see a different side of her a... ...more

By Heather September 30, 2018

Secret "office" romances can be delicious and fun and this one does exactly that. The story is layered perfectly with sexual tension, forbidden desire, fear, pain and utter satisfaction. The characters are relatable, interesting and entertaining. I have quickly fallen hard and fast for Kathy Lyon... ...more

By Samantha September 22, 2018

I love sports romance books and this is for sure one of the top ones. Conner is a catcher for the Indianpolis Bobcats baseball team and hes a good, hes a veteran, and well things are heating up. Hes not a fan of the press and getting up in age in the field and his body isnt handling it quite well... ...more

By Nicki September 17, 2018

Privacy and family have always been in the forefront of Connor's mind. Whether he is behind the plate or out in public he has kept his secrets close to his chest. But one kiss on New Year's Eve with Gia, a publicist for the baseball team, knocks Connor for a loop. Will Gia be the one to break dow... ...more

By Dawn September 12, 2018

I am a big baseball fan and I was excited to read this story about Connor, the hot back catcher for a Major League Baseball team!. The story of Connor and Gia began months earlier when they shared an amazing kiss at a New Year's Eve party. Connor had to remain focused on his game and his family a... ...more

By Karen September 12, 2018

Kathy Lyons finally gives readers Connor and Gia’s story. This couple met in a previous book, but Connor was dedicated to his career and family obligations, so put his attraction to Gia on hold. Connor would never have expected this stunning woman to end up the team’s publicist and forever in his... ...more

By Linda September 11, 2018

Another winner! This is an engaging story that I just loved. Connor is the "aging" baseball catcher with a multitude of family issues. Gia is the public relations/press person for his team, and despite their attraction, Connor doesn't trust anyone is public relations/press. Despite that, they are... ...more

By Heather September 12, 2018

Connor is such a protective man, “did a reporter hurt you? Did someone touch you?” His jaw was tightening as he spoke, and I could feel his anger vibrate in the air. “Tell me who did it. I can fix it.”Lord, he sounded like he was ready to beat up anyone who gave me a cross word." Connor likes boa... ...more

By Kim September 12, 2018

Hard and Fast, has a lot of drama in it. And yes I loved it. Connor shows just how human he is by judging people for their flaws, but yet over looking his own. Gia has to walk a very fine line. She wants to help him, but what will help him could also hurt him too. To me Gia is the star of this bo... ...more

By Eva October 09, 2018

we met connor in sliding home, the veteran player of the indiana bobcats, a 27-year-old catcher with creaky knees. in hard and fast, he's got some serious family drama, his publicist sister, sophia ia a huge b, and his younger sister cassie has a history of mental health problems and he is very p... ...more

By Lori October 08, 2018

3.5****

Wow, Gia and Connor were smoking together! I loved how they could not stay away from each other and all the sneaky glances and sexy times they shared. Gia was a very understanding woman who had been through so much in her life. But she chose to make something of herself. She was very lovin... ...more

By Alexandria October 09, 2018

This is the third book in the Locker Room Diaries. I have been looking forward to Connor's story since book one. The added bonus was finding out more about the Gia, the team's publicist. Connor is the "old" guy on the team at 27. He is the guy that his teammates look to for support and guidance.... ...more

By - Michelle October 08, 2018

3.5 stars for me

There was lots I enjoyed about this story and some parts that confused me. Connor and Gia definitely don't have an easy path to love. Connor's family history was a little hard to follow at times and Gia was way more forgiving than I would be. I did enjoy it and will try out the ot... ...more

By Suzette October 08, 2018

I was pleasantly surprised at the intricate plot of this story. It was supremely well developed. The characters of Gia and Connor had a wealth of depth in expression, emotions and feelings. The sub plot of the family issues with Sophia and Cassie which included a little mystery just added to the... ...more

By Chelle September 27, 2018

I liked the story and the characters. There’s enough that’s different that makes it stand out. Def a good read

I just felt the end was rushed and I didn’t believe that the police would tell one sibling and not the other esp as he was possibly more at risk ...more

By Jacki October 12, 2018

3.5☆

What I liked:
The writing style
The characters
Part of a series: Locker Room Diaries
Standalone
HEA

I look forward to reading the other books in this series.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC from NetGalley. ...more

By Synergy Quest October 10, 2018

Hard and Fast is sexy and real. Our hero just wants to play baseball and take are of his younger sister. The heroine is a relative newbie to the team and she just wants to succeed in her role and make her team proud. Their chemistry is undeniable, but there is the problem of his crazy older siste... ...more

By Brandi October 12, 2018

Connor desperately tried to fight the feelings he had for Gia. Each time she watched him he lost his tightly knit composure. As a catcher, his knees slowly began to deteriorate. Every time he hunched down or got up he felt the ache that threatens to consume him. Fighting his attraction for Gia be... ...more

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3.92 avg Goodreads.com rating
Kathy Lyons

About the author

USA Today Best Selling Author

Kathy Lyons

KATHY LYONS writes light, funny, sexy stories for Brazen. She loves the faster pace of category books and that her humor can shine through. She leaves the dark, tortured love stories to her alter ego, Jade Lee. Visit them both on the web at www.kathylyons.com or www.jadeleeauthor.com!

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