Review: Grand Slam by Heidi McLaughlin

Posted June 4, 2017 by Karen in Karen, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Grand Slam by Heidi McLaughlinGrand Slam by Heidi McLaughlin
Series: The Boys of Summer, #3
Published by Forever on May 23rd 2017
Also in this series: Too Hot Too Handle, Third Base
Also by this author: Third Base
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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.

Cocktails and Books received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of our review.

This is a sweet, light, feel good baseball romance. I enjoyed the characters and the storyline, although there were times, the story didn’t feel realistic. The story revolves around Travis Kidd, the left fielder for the Boston Renegades and Saylor Blackwell, his public relations specialist. Travis and Saylor spent a night together two years ago but Saylor immediately knew she made a mistake and promises herself it wIll never happen again.

Travis is an immature party boy who loves to have fun. He loves woman and having a good time but his perfect life changes when a woman makes some accusations against him.  He has to defend himself and worries the bad press will hurt his career.  Along the way, he starts to reevaluate the way he is living his life and all the women he has been with.  Travis finally grows up but he finds it difficult to convince Saylor he is a changed man and she can trust him.  Saylor is afraid to give up everything and take a chance on Travis and he has to work hard to convince her.

At first, I didn’t like Travis.  He is selfish and self absorbed but as time goes on, Travis slowly changes and as he does, I found my opinion of him changing, too. I began to admire Travis for not letting all the negativity ruin his life. Instead he makes positive changes and gains a new perspective.  Saylor has learned the hard way to never trust anyone.  She is strong and independent and has a hard time letting anyone in. She is dedicated her job and her five year old daughter but her daughter is her priority and Saylor is willing to make any sacrifice necessary for her.


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I love a contemporary romance loaded with banter and chemistry with a protective alpha male pursuing a feisty female. When I’m not reading I’m spending time with my family and fostering dogs. I've been reviewing for Cocktails and Books since April 2013.

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