Kate Angell

National Bestselling Romance Novelist

Barefoot William, FL



"Hot, Sexy, Smart!"
New York Times author Carly Phillips.

There's a place where the ocean meets the shore, where kicking off your shoes and baring some skin is as natural as sneaking under the boardwalk for an ice cream cone and stolen kisses. But life isn't all a beach for Shaye Cates, even if her idea of an office is a shady umbrella at the water's edge equipped with cell phone and laptop. Steely-eyed Trace Saunders is the incredibly irksome fly in her coconut tanning oil. And running a kids' softball team with her long-time rival is going to have everyone in her little Florida town buzzing. Her scads of laid-back relatives and his whole uptight clan know that Shaye just wants to play ball while Trace thinks only of business. But beneath the twinkling lights of the ferris wheel, the magic of sea and sand can sweep away every inhibition...Suddenly, it's summertime, and the lovin' is easy.

BOOK LIST: The Richmond Rogues baseball romances - Squeeze Play, Curveball, Strike Zone, and Sliding Home - are now available as e-books on Kindle, Nook, Smashwords and most digital sites! Enjoy! These books are no longer in print, except as used copies on Amazon or eBay. Ho-Humbug-Ho, the novella from the anthology Santa, Honey! features ballplayer Alex Boxer. The Christmas short story is digital, too. Sweet Spot - Available in print and e-book.

Barefoot William Series: No Tan Lines, No Strings Attached and No Sunshine When She's Gone.

Anthologies: Unwrapped; He's The One; Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap.


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ABOUT ME: I live in Beautiful Naples on the Gulf of Mexico, Florida. I love the sunshine, as well as the seasonal summer thunderstorms. I'm a morning person. I enjoy brunch. I'm an animal lover and avid reader. I laugh a lot. My birthday's in March, I'm an Aries. My favorite color is purple. My lucky number is 25. My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. My office has lots of plants: bamboo, Elephant Ear, and TickleMe. I buy a fresh bouquet of flowers each week. I enjoy going to the movies. Try to read a book each week. Love museums. Can make popcorn a meal. Love Starbucks. I eat Rice Krispies for the 'snap, crackle, pop'. I spend hours at book stores. Like Saturday morning cartoons. Watch General Hospital. Favorite evening TV shows include: Castle, Supernatural, Big Bang Theory. Reality TV: Dancing With the Stars, Big Brother, Survivor. I've been fortunate to have the same editor throughout my career: the very innovative and savvy Alicia Condon. Authors I read outside romance: Carl Hiaasen, Stuart Woods (Stone Barrington series), and Richard Castle.

MY PHILOSOPHY: Out of chaos comes calmness. Appreciate the peace!

April 2015



YOUR BEST MATCHMAKER MIGHT BE MAN'S BEST FRIEND! From the grassy baseball diamonds to the sandy beaches, sometimes you need an animal's instinct to hit your heart's home run. EARLY REVIEW: LUSH BOOK REVIEWS - This is one of my favorite books by Angell. When I started this book I knew this was going to be a read that I couldn’t put down and I was right. I stayed up all night just to finish this book. I loved Beth and Rylan! I thought they were perfect for each other. Rylan hires her to be his assistant because he isn’t attracted to her, but he comes to find out that he is. At first he thinks they have nothing in common, but as the story unfolds he sees they are more alike than he thought. Little by little you can see how much she affects him and when his teammates start coming around he starts to see her as they do. Rylan is adorable when he is trying to guess Beth’s size when he is finding an “I’m Sorry” gift from Atlas. Beth really doesn’t have any family, but the way she takes to Rylan’s friends and family is amazing, like she belonged with them from the beginning. The more time he spends with her the more he can see Beth in his future which was really sweet. You can tell she was more than his assistant even though it started out that way. I loved how his dog plays match maker. Angell wrote Atlas perfect. I couldn’t stop laughing when he did the things he did like playing dead in the middle of the street, pushing Beth and Rylan together literally, and the way he acted with them both. He was the perfect family dog and just had a personality about him that you fall in love with. Angell really brought this story to life through her writing. I do wish there was more baseball, but overall it was an outstanding read. It was a cute, sweet, funny story that will have you laughing out loud. I like that their love story wasn’t rushed and went at a pace where you can see it unfold from day to day. This is one of the best books I have read so far this year and it will be a re-read for me in the future. I can honestly say I cannot wait for the next book. Danielle James. ROMATIC TIMES BOOK REVIEWS: Simply delightful! Love Angell’s new release: Fun, sun, surf, and irresistible heroes. Wonderful!


Life's A Beach Though his family owns the charming beachside town of Barefoot William, Aidan Cates is as down-to-earth as the locals. He's also practical to a fault and doesn't believe some psychic on the boardwalk can predict his future. Jillian Mac is as free as the breeze, so when the hot stranger and his date mistake her for a fortune teller, she's ready to have some fun. But one devastating secret told, one mistaken identify revealed, and numerous long summer nights later, it's Jillie and Aidan who discover that sometimes love comes with a simple twist of fate. Cameo appearances by the Richmond Rogues! Risk Kincaid, Psycho McMillan, and James Lawless.


Balmy ocean breezes…sweet coconut oil…glistening tanned bodies. There’s no better place for romantic sparks to fly than at the beach. As a professional volleyball player, Dune Cates attracts scores of pretty women who flock to his side. But only one has managed to get under his skin—sweet, naive, shy Sophie Saunders. Unlike the skimpily-clad beach groupies, Sophie marches to a beat all her own. And though she’s afraid of the surf, burns in the sun, has two left feet, that doesn’t stop her from trying every daring sport available on the boardwalk. Dune knows Sophie spells trouble, and he should keep his distance, especially since he’s a no-strings-attached kind of guy. But he can’t ignore an overwhelming instinct to protect her. And with the promise of ice cream sandwiches, merry-go-round rides and dreamy sunsets, it’s only a matter of time before Dune gives in to the temptation of Sophie’s soft lips. Love is always sweeter in the summer.

REVIEWER PRAISE:

HARLEQUIN JUNKIE - If you are looking for a feel good book about friends, family, a lot of laughs and a wonder double HEA, then pick up a copy of No Sunshine When She’s Gone by Kate Angell. You will get so much more than you ever expected. I loved this wonderful story so much I had to give it 5 AMAZING Stars.

NIGHT OWL REVIEWS - No Strings Attached - Score: 5.00 /​Reviewer Top Pick - I love Angell's beach town, everyone is so nice, and the scenic areas of the town just seem so dazzling. I think if there was ever a chance to visit a fictional world I would wish to visit Barefoot Williams.

ROMANTIC TIMES MAGAZINE - 4 1/​2 stars Top Picks for both No Strings Attached and No Sunshine When She's Gone. Angell's enchanting, warmhearted stories are charming, feel-good tales!