Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Swinging at Love by Kendra C. Highley

Swing at Love by Kendra C. Highley

Thank you to Entangled Teen and Netgalley for a copy of the eARC in exchange for a fair review.

I reviewed the first book The Bad Boy Bargain on this blog, so check out that review first!!

This is the second book in the Suttonville Sentinels however, you don't necessarily need to read book one in order to know what is going on in this book.

Alyssa is a dancer, but once upon a time she played softball and she was really good at it. So it's no surprise that she loves working at Swing Away, the batting cages her family owns. However, things are going well and she is worried that her dad will have to close the business down.

Tristan is a big hitter, but lately, he hasn't been hitting anything and he is worried that he is going into a slump at the worst time of the year. The playoffs so when he wants to hide it from the team and yet practice he heads over to Swing Away because no one goes there. 

While he is practicing Alyssa comes over and helps him out, but after they part neither one can stop thinking of each other. Alyssa thinks he is stressing himself out, and Tristan is intrigued by the girl who knows so much about baseball.

Things run into a major problem when it is revealed that their best friends have a thing for them. Tristan's friend asks Alyssa out and Lauren tries to flirt with Tristan. Instead of coming clean about the start of their romance they try to hide it. Once Dylan catches them everything blows up in their faces. Will Alyssa be able to help her dad save the business? Can she help Tristan get out of his slump?

This was every bit as good as the first one, I read it all in one sitting. Alyssa is a great character, she is practical, solid and the kind of person you want to know for real. Tristan is sweet, hot and a rocking book boyfriend. Together they were unstoppable and I was so glad how things worked in the end.
If you are looking for a good romance to pass an afternoon away then look no further! 

1 comment:

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    Maria Thompson Corley is a Canadian pianist (MM, DMA, The Juilliard School) of Jamaican and Bermudian descent, with experience as a college professor, private piano instructor, composer, arranger and voice actor. She has contributed to Broad Street Review since 2008, and also blogs for Huffington Post. Her first novel, Choices, was published by Kensington.



    Chopin Fourth Ballade in F Minor, Op. 54
    Maria Thompson Corley, piano From the CD "Music from the Novel Letting Go" available on iTunes; Dec. 15, 2016 on Amazon and Createspace. "Letting Go: A Novel...

    Chopin Fourth Ballade in F Minor, Op. 54
    Maria Thompson Corley, piano From the CD "Music from the Novel Letting Go" available on iTunes; Dec. 15, 2016 on Amazon and Createspace. "Letting Go: A Novel...

    An excerpt from the Novel "Letting Go"
    Read by the author. Letting Go by Maria Thompson Corley is available on Createspace, Smashwords, and Amazon. Music from Letting Go, featuring readings and piano ...