I received this book for free an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Swing and a Miss by Aven Ellis
Also by this author: Connectivity, Waiting For Prince Harry, Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista, Survivng the Rachel
Series: Washington DC Soaring Eagles #2
Also in this series: Squeeze Play, A Complete Game
Published by Self-Published on 10th November 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Humour, Love & Romance, Sport
Source: an ARC
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For Katie McKenna, passing out and landing in the arms of Washington DC Soaring Eagles baseball player AJ Williamson is one of those moments she’d rather forget. Embarrassed beyond belief, she tries to pretend the incident never happened. She puts the escapade behind her, choosing to spend the summer preparing for law school—and admiring AJ safely from afar.
AJ, however, can’t forget the brunette with the green eyes who he caught that night on the concourse. She was funny. Quick. Not afraid to be herself. Intrigued, AJ wants to know more.
When Katie and AJ meet a second time, she finds herself no longer seeing him as AJ, the baseball player, but as Andrew Joseph, the man she is falling for. As her feelings grow, so do her doubts. AJ is known for his wanderlust, and his contract is up this year—will he even be in DC next season?
Katie has her own worries. Law school is going to consume her and is notoriously hard on relationships. The last thing she wants is for AJ to be a casualty of that. With the start of school looming closer, and her heart falling faster, Katie worries if she will be able to give AJ everything he deserves.
Can these two people find a way to realize they are worth the risk for the other to take? Or will their chance at love result in a swing and a miss?
Thank you to Aven for my copy of this book. If you are a follower of mine you will know I am a HUGE Aven fan so I was more than excited when it came for Katie and AJ’s book. We first meet these two in Squeeze Play but both books can be read as standalones.
Katie is a HUGE baseball fan. She always goes to home games when she can and if she can’t she will watch it on TV either live or after the game. Katie has followed AJ since his early career. She has always thought he was a great player and well a little cute. Okay, a lot cute. It’s fair to say he’s her celeb crush. Katie is not your average girl. She is quirky but, she is not afraid of showing her true self. I really enjoyed her getting to know Andrew Joseph!
AJ spent his childhood going from place to place and never being settled for very long. The only constant in his life was baseball. AJ is a pretty swoon-worthy character. I loved their coffee date. It was spontaneous and real.
It was really great to see the other characters in this series again. I loved catching up with Hayley and Brody. I also liked the few scenes with Addison and I cannot wait for her book. The other characters I was so happy to see again were Barbara and Dominik! I seriously hope I am like them when I get to their age.
This book is full of moments that will make you laugh, make you swoon and make you cry. If you want a contemporary romance that will capture you from the first line then this is for you.
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