Series: The Boys of Summer Book #3
Author: Heidi McLaughlin
Genre: Romance, Contemporary
Blurb: Win the game. Lose your heart.
Everyone knows who I am and that I could have any female fan I want. That’s supposed to be the “perk” of playing left field for the Boston Renegades. But I don’t want just any woman; I want her.
She should be just another face in the crowd, but I can’t stop thinking about the one night we spent together-and her look of regret the morning after.
Because Saylor Blackwell is the kind of woman who haunts a man. Smart, sexy as hell, and one of the best managers in the business. She’s every ballplayer’s dream woman. And I’d do anything to make things right with her.
I’m done sitting on the bench when it comes to Saylor Blackwell. Time to swing for the fences.
Thoughts: “You watch Lifetime?”
“Of course, how else do I know what women want?”
If you enjoy a good sports romance, this is a great one….it doesn’t focus overly much on the sport aspect, but at the same time it is a prominent part of the story. The characters were great, but a little frustrating at times. Travis has been fascinated with Saylor since they met, even more so since they had one amazing night together but Saylor doesn’t act like she wants anything more to do with him. Travis doesn’t regret a moment of their time together, but he doesn’t pursue her too hard to discover any answers. Saylor’s world on the other hand, begins coming apart at the seams after their night together….and she’s trying desperately to hold it together. Unfortunately, every time these two come even close to a happy moment together, chaos and circumstances come together in efforts to keep them apart.
I really enjoyed the book and the characters, but I felt if they had just confronted things in the very beginning they could have saved themselves a lot of hassle. In the end, these two characters though? They fought together tooth and nail to be with each other and you just have to admire that. I also enjoyed the focus on family and the caring relationship that develops between Travis and Saylor’s young daughter.
Well done and enjoyable! And don’t worry – its easily rad as a stand alone!