Author: Heidi McLaughlin
Series: The Boys of Summer, #3
On Sale: May 23, 2017
eBook: $4.99 USD
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.
THE BOYS OF SUMMER SERIES:
THIRD BASE, #1
HOME RUN, #2
GRAND SLAM, #3
Heidi is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup and a Highland West/Mini Schnauzer, JiLL and her brother, Racicot.
When she's isn't writing one of the many stories planned for release, you'll find her sitting court-side during either daughter's basketball games
Heidi's first novel, Forever My Girl, is currently in production to be a major motion picture.
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GRAND SLAM EXCERPT:
Whenever I wake up with a hangover, I often ask myself why I drank so much and promise that I’ll never do it again. That promise is something I’ve been breaking for the past few days, and up until now, I didn’t care.
I had hoped the booze would muddy my memory of last night, but it hasn’t. Every word she said, every expression she had, every punch to my chest to get me out of her apartment is crystal clear. I fucked up, and I don’t even know how. All I know is that the sobs I heard on the other side of Saylor’s door last night were enough to sober my stupid ass up.
For hours, I sat against her door, until a resident suggested I leave or they were going to call the police. If I hadn’t been arrested ear- lier, I probably would have encouraged them to dial Boston’s Finest. Another man might understand my plight. The woman that I want to be with kicked me out of her house, and while I probably deserved it, I didn’t want to leave until she stopped crying. I didn’t want to be the one to walk away in her time of need.
But as egos go—and believe me, mine is huge—I couldn’t let it get in the way any longer, so I walked my drunk ass back home with my tail between my legs, only to stay up all night while the booze wore off, knowing that I had to live with whatever I’d done to Saylor.
She’s the last person in the world who I want to hurt, and she’s the one person who can save me. Not only from a life behind bars, but from myself. When I’m with her, I’m a different person. The cocky son of a bitch whom everyone is used to doesn’t exist when she’s near me, and frankly, that is the man I like, or at least I used to. It’s easier being a fucking douche. It’s second nature to me and comes with the territory of being named one of the city’s most eligible bachelors.
Except when I’m with Saylor, I can be the man who hides in the shadow of that Travis Kidd. I can be the kind of man who doesn’t have to have a one-liner available or wink in order to get a phone number. When I’m with her, life outside of baseball starts to have a meaning, a fucking purpose.
Baseball player Travis Kidd thoroughly enjoys what he does, and the perks that come along with it... maybe a little too much! Being an athlete he draws a lot of attention from fans, it comes with the territory of course, and so he has come to expect that his every move is being monitored, even when there moves that could shine a bad light on him! It's a good thing he has a good publicist to cover up the stuff he doesn't want the public to get a hold of, but this time someone is out to get the star player, and no amount of cover up is going to keep him out of trouble. Now everything in his life is stuck in limbo, and the one person who can save him is the one woman who wants nothing to do with him!
To say that Saylor Blackwell's life is a little complicated is an complete understatement, everything in it hinges on one simple mistake she made a few years ago, so she feels like she is constantly walking on eggshells, waiting for them to break at any second. The one bright spot in her life is her daughter, and while being a single mother is tough, she wouldn't trade it for anything in the world, being a mother is the one thing she has done right. So, when she finds herself in the wrong place, at the wrong time, and witnesses something she wished she hadn't, she can't help but panic a little that it is going to be the one thing that finally cracks those egg shells. Seeing her ex Travis again was excruciating, mainly because she has never really gotten over him, and now he is standing before her asking for another chance... a chance she isn't so willing to give him!
The moment my eyes landed on the page and I met these two I was completely absorbed into their little world, and immediately taken with their touching story. They both had so much to lose, and to watch them find their way out of the little mess they wound up in was quite inspiring... and a little hot at times too!! The story line was inventive, intense, passionate, thought-provoking, heartbreaking, and filled with many moments that had my toes curling... I just can't say enough about how much I loved this one!! If you like second chance romances, loaded with the feels and steamy sexy times than I highly recommend you give this one a try, you will not be disappointed!!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this title.
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