Friday, May 26, 2017

Blog Tour & Review - GRAND SLAM by Heidi McLaughlin

Author: Heidi McLaughlin
Series: The Boys of Summer, #3
On Sale: May 23, 2017
Publisher: Forever
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.

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.


4.5 of 5 Stars

I have followed this series from the beginning and true to Heidi's writing style she does a wonderful job of drawing you to her characters. You find yourself invested in these people as you read, wanting to make sure they are loved and taken care of.

Life doesn't always work out the way you think it will, Saylor knows that first hand. She loves her little girl with her whole heart and wouldn't change that part of her life. She works her ass off to make sure Lucy has what she needs but  on carefree night has put her in a position to loose everything if she doesn't follow the rules.

Travis has always been the player type, not looking for a relationship and making himself clear in doing so. Saylor is the on that got away, the one he had always wondered if there could be something more, something worth fighting for. When his world comes crashing down and everyone starts to give up on him, he finds himself working closely with Saylor. She believes in him and wants to do everything she can to help him. Could this be his chance?

There is not denying there is chemistry and attraction between them, but will Saylor give in to that attraction? Can she trust that Travis can change is ways? It's not just her she has a daughter to think of as well. When your heart and your head are in constant battle it is hard to do the right thing. If you could help someone out but it could cost you everything, are  you willing to give it all up?

I hope this is not the end of the Boys of Summer. I will be watching to see if we get more.

*** Advanced copy provided in exchange for an honest review. ***



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