Dianna Roman previously wrote fantasy and thriller fiction under a pen name until she realized her true genre calling was - romance. She is now author of M/F and M/M contemporary romance and romantic comedies.
Dianna believes in laughter, happily-ever-afters, unsung heroes and heroines, internal struggles, chocolate, coffee, fluffiness, talking to yourself, hard work, and above all, love.
She enjoys writing stories set in small and rural towns and about characters who don't have this thing called life quite figured out yet.
Dianna lives with her husband and daughter in the woods where sunsets and gardening are the reason her house may be a bit messy.
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The Shutout by Dianna Roman
Sometimes love is where you least expect it, and sometimes it's right where you left it.
Widower, Max Hartwell, is barely keeping it together, being a single-dad, managing his law firm, and navigating life's chaos. Life after loss is too difficult for surprises, which is why Max would be lost without his reliable best friend and neighbor, Jack.
Best pitcher in the MLB, Jack Spears, is at the top of his game. He has it all, except for the one thing he wants most, which happens to be the one thing he can't have if he doesn't want his private life to overshadow his career - love. When an emotional evening reveals his biggest secret, he's faced with losing everything that matters most to him.
Can Max see him for the man he truly is, or will Jack forever be doomed to live in the shadow of the image he created as America's favorite pitcher?
Heartfelt and human, The Shutout is a story of friendship, loss, love, and the rough road to new beginnings.
Tentative release date: 3/28/22
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Book listing on Goodreads (Old cover still on the listing)
Amy's Book Reviews (Instagram)
Coming soon - My next project after The Shutout will be a three-book series set in the fictional town of Grand Valley, Illinois. These will be connected M/F romantic comedies that can each be read as stand alone novels. There will also be a connected series to this called The Fairy Tale series, featuring characters from the Grand Valley series.
If you're interested in signing up to be a beta reader for the Grand Valley novels or part of the launch team so you can share news on your blog or social media, please email me with subject line: Grand Valley. Beta copies of some of these titles will be available soon on my ARC page.