Detroit Tigers, as heroes in category (specifically Harlequin) romance novels. Long-time visitors of this blog acknowledge the existence of two universal truths:
1) Wendy is insufferable about baseball
2) Wendy is insufferable about Harlequin category romances
And Lord help us all, I seem to have developed a very loyal (Dare I say it? Slightly obsessive?) following to these posts. Which means I guess I'll be stuck doing them every spring until people grow to hate them, I run out of ideas or players. Whichever comes first.
For those of you who are new here, it's really quite simple. I take a real life player on the current Detroit Tigers roster. I look at him as a person, a player, co-op a bit of his real life story, and throw in a bunch of completely made-up stuff to concoct a category romance novel around him. Yes, it's as twisted as it sounds. No, I haven't gotten a cease and desist letter from anyone yet.
Dear Tigers: I do what I do out of love.
Here's a recap of the past two years:
Miguel Cabrera in The Venezuelan's Sexy Bodyguard (Harlequin Presents)
Justin Verlander in Bring the Heat (Harlequin Blaze)
Prince Fielder in Daddy Doesn't Love Me (Harlequin SuperRomance) - now with the Texas Rangers
Phil Coke in Good Time Phil (Harlequin Kiss) - currently with the Chicago Cubs
Austin Jackson in Action Jackson (Harlequin Desire) - now with the Seattle Mariners
Victor Martinez in The Single Dad's Home Run (Harlequin Special Edition)
Max Scherzer in His Brother's Keeper (Harlequin Romance) - now with Washington Nationals
Jose Iglesias in The Shortstop's Secret Baby (Harlequin Intrigue)
Alex Avila in Collision at Home (Cosmo Red Hot Read)
Rick Porcello in Angling Towards Danger (Harlequin Romantic Suspense) - now with the Boston Red Sox