Series: The Boys of Summer #2Author: Heidi McLaughlinRelease Date: Jan 17, 2017 (ebook)
(Paperback to be published June 6, 2017)
Source: Received an egalley through Netgalley to participate in the blog tour and give my honest review.
Publisher: Forever Romance
Number of Pages: 288 (Paperback)Synopsis:LOVE ISN'T A GAME . . .I’ve given up everything for the chance to play major league baseball. Everything. Now I’m so close I can practically hear the crowd chanting my name. There’s nothing that could take my dream away from me . . .Unless I lose focus. And Ainsley Burke is the most beautiful, distracting woman I’ve ever met. When I’m with her, I can’t think of anything else.But no matter how much I want Ainsley, there’s no room for love in my game plan. I can give her a quick tour of the bases, but that’s it. Then I have to let her go. If she wants to think I’m a love ’em and leave ’em player, fine.All dreams require sacrifice. I just wish this one didn’t mean tearing out my own heart.
Heidi is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.Originally from Portland, Oregon and raised in 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 Westie/Mini Schnauzer, JiLL and her brother, Racicot.When she isn’t writing one of the many stories planned for release, you’ll find her sitting courtside during either daughter’s basketball games.
REVIEWI first came across The Boys of Summer series when I read an excerpt for the third book, GRAND SLAM, which won't be out until May, but once that caught my interest, I knew I had to go and read the other two books! I came across the opportunity to join the blog tour for HOME RUN and I jumped at the chance! I'm so glad that I did!
I really, really loved Cooper, and I thought that his relationship with Ainsley was adorable! I did think that it could've been flushed out a little better. For example, we were told that they were talking on the phone late at night a bunch of times rather than getting to experience it firsthand, and I felt like Cooper's attitude was a bit flip-floppy at a couple of moments in the book, but other than that, I really enjoyed HOME RUN! I loved their chemistry, and I really loved the moments when they talked and weren't afraid to share their feelings with each other. The romance itself was adorable, and it had a great HEA!
Now I can't wait to go back and read the first book in the series, THIRD BASE, featuring Ethan and Daisy!! I'm sure their story will be just as, if not even more, adorable than HOME RUN was! Overall, I thought that this was a very solid romance. The characters were pretty well developed, their chemistry was definitely there and very steamy, and all in all, I was extremely happy with how this story turned out! I'd definitely recommend HOME RUN and the rest of The Boys of Summer series to contemporary romance fans, especially if you've got a soft spot for sports romances like I do!
Into You by Ariana Grande
Don't Let Me Down- The Chainsmokers & Daya
Animals- Maroon 5
Treasure- Bruno Mars
This Summer's Gonna Hurt Like A Motherfucker- Maroon 5
Want To Want Me - jason derulo
Where Are You Now - Skrillex & Justin Bieber
Can't Stop the Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Dancing On My Own - Calum Scott
Treat You Better - Shawn Mendes
Let Me Love You - Ariana Grande, Lil Wayne
Constant Crush - Verite
Something to Believe In - young the giant
Can't Stop The Feeling Justin Timberlake
Boyfriend - Tegan & Sara
The One - Kodaline
House Party - Sam Hunt
Sippin on Fire - Florida Georgia Line
Smoke - A Thousand Horses
Wild Child - Kenny Chesney
Girl Crush - Little Big Town
Humble and Kind - Tim McGraw
Break Up in a Small Town - Sam Hunt
I Met A Girl - William Michael Morgan
Die A Happy Man - Thomas Rhett
Record Year - Eric Church
What do you think?
Do you want to read HOME RUN?
And if you've read it already, what did you think?