Sunday, 12 March 2017

Swinging at Love (Suttonville Sentinels #2) by Kendra C. Highley

I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to Entangled Publishing, LLC and NetGalley.
Swinging at Love (Suttonville Sentinels)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Outfielder Tristan Murrell has a problem. As the number two slugger for the Suttonville Sentinels, his team is counting on him to make their very first run at the state championship. But he has a secret—his swing has totally deserted him. As in, he can’t hit anything. He needs to fix the issue, and fast, but how?
Ballerina Alyssa Kaplan has a problem, too. The shiny new sports complex in town has left her family’s batting cage business on the verge of going under. Nailing her audition for a prestigious dance company is everything, but there’s no way she’s letting her some shiny big-box company destroy her family’s livelihood.
Tristan needs a miracle. So does Alyssa. And maybe, just maybe, Tristan’s secret weapon might be the girl of his dreams...
Disclaimer: This book contains hot, shirtless baseball players, kisses that bring a ballerina to her knees, and a lot of baseball smack-talk.

  Swinging at Love by Kendra C. Highley

My rating: 3.25 of 5 stars

Swinging at Love (Suttonville Sentinels) “What if I like curves, curly hair, and a girl who can throw a fastball?”

This was a YA contemporary romance featuring a dancer and a baseball player.

Alyssa was an okay character, and I liked how much faith she had in her father and his business. I also liked how she tried to help people at the batting cages, even when there was nothing in it for her.

The storyline in this was about Alyssa’s father possibly losing his business – a sports facility with batting cages, and about Alyssa trying to help find a way to save it. We also got a romance storyline between Alyssa and a baseball player called Tristan who was having problems with his swing.
The romance in this was quite sweet, and I liked how Alyssa was happy to make the first move. What I didn’t like was the lying though. When Tristan and Alyssa found out that their respective best friends had feelings for Alyssa and Tristan they should have just been honest and admitted that they already had a relationship together, rather than lying and putting each other in a difficult position. Plus, lying to your best friend is never going to end well.

The ending to this was okay, and I was glad that everything worked out okay in the end. I just wished that there wasn’t lying involved!

6.5 out of 10

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