Swing and A Miss by Tara Sivec
“Hawks fans still in shock after centerfielder, Shepherd Oliver, sustained season-ending injury last night in the 5th inning of the playoffs against Chicago.”
Two years ago, I was a pretty big deal. I thought I had it all, until a blast from my past popped up on my social media feed, keeping my ego in check and reminding me how basic I am. Except sassy Wren Bennett isn’t just a blast from my past. She’s the only woman I ever saw a future with.
Even though my soul leaves my body every time she says she hates baseball and has never watched me play, a year’s-worth of messages filled with laughter and sarcasm only remind me how amazing my “pen pal” is. Unfortunately, it doesn’t matter how fine I look in a pair of baseball pants; I’m still 3,000 miles away, and she’s taken... or so I thought. Maybe I should have thought a little harder before I dropped her like a seeing-eye single into the outfield.
When an injury has me questioning everything about my life, I can only think of one place I need to go and one person I need to see. Home, to Summersweet Island, to get back my “pen pal.”
Now I just need to make sure single mom Wren knows I didn’t come back for a change, and I didn’t come back for a job. I’m swinging for the fences, and I’m finally coming home to make her mine. If only she’d stop insulting me and stay in one place long enough for me to tell her. She wouldn’t try to drown me with a tub of ice cream, right?
I’m sure it’ll be fine.
★★★★ 5 𝓢𝓽𝓪𝓻 𝓡𝓮𝓿𝓲𝓮𝔀 ★★★★
Well, what do we have here?
Raise your hand if you like sweet, mushy, romantic heroes in books. Raise your hand if you like your heroes to be so romantic, the heroine swoons so hard she might pass out? Raise your hand if you like heroes who are so sweet that your panties instantly melt? Shepherd Oliver is so much of all of the above, I wanted to punch him in the face AND jump his bones at same time. (Can we say some BDSM thoughts?)
Wren.... Well, Wren... It was complete role reversal in this book. She is such a hard-butt, I thought for sure Shepherd was going run away crying. I mean, WHO DOES SHE THINK SHE IS making sweet, romantical Shepherd work so dang hard to win her over???? (But man, it was fun to read.)
Okay, okay. Maybe I'm exaggerating a little. Just a little. I mean, we have a boy and a girl who missed their chance at ripping each others' clothes off and going at it like monkeys years previous. What do we expect to happen? Let me tell you. The boy now chases the girl. The girl bats her eyelashes and hides. I mean, eventually we get a happily ever after, so who cares how we get there! Basically, JUST READ THE DANG BOOK!