Posted in April Book Reviews 2017

Third Base by Heidi McLaughlin

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Ethan Davenport is already Boston’s most eligible bachelor. In his second season with the Boston Renegades he has set his eyes on the girl behind the visitors’ dugout.

That girl is Daisy Robinson, a journalism student at the University of Boston and a die-hard Renegades fan.

But with new found love comes challenges and Ethan and Daisy have to deal with his crazy schedule, school finals and his presence on her campus for some much needed media training.

For Ethan nothing can come between him and Daisy, until a secret that she’s been keeping threatens to destroy them both.

Third-Base-quote-graphic-1The Boys of Summer

A baseball Top 5 with the author, Heidi McLaughlin

Top 5 favorite baseball players of all time

Bo Jackson

Ken Griffey Jr.

David Ortiz

Kris Bryant

Jose Altuve

I already really enjoy sports romance, but man…Heidi McLaughlin just kills it. I will attribute this to the fact that she does follow baseball so her stories feel really authentic to me (also a diehard baseball fan).

Ethan Davenport is probably one of the most adorable characters. One of my favorite scenes with him is in the beginning, when he first is meeting Daisy. This part is one of my favorites because you’d think Ethan would have this ego and be really confident. He is confident, but he also nervous. So he makes some silly blunders with his words and as I read, I swore I could feel his embarrassment. That might sound like a minor thing, but those aspects of a story really bring everything to life.

This story was interesting because Ethan and Daisy both do some things that make me dislike them. Not hate them, but I definitely gave both characters the side eye a few times. I always want to love characters but I actually valued these two making some blunders. In reality, Ethan is 22 and Daisy is 20. That’s quite young, especially when you read on and see everything that these two are experiencing.

One character that I had a lot of respect for was Sarah, Ethan’s ex-girlfriend from back home in Seattle. When I first read her character, I thought there would be drama immediately with her. But, and this is one the reasons that I enjoy reading books by Heidi McLaughlin, she took this concept of the ex and twisted it around. As a reader, it really makes me see things so differently and I appreciate that.

If you enjoy sports romance, then you definitely would want to check out the Boys of Summer series. There is love, sex, tension, redemption, and of course, baseball!

 

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