PSA: This is the third book in the The Boys of Summer series by Heidi McLaughlin. This book can be read as a stand-alone but I recommend reading the entire series because it is amazing and you don’t want to miss the other boys’ stories.
In a nutshell (aka Goodreads description):
Win the game. Lose your heart.
Everyone knows who I am and that I could have any female fan I want. That’s supposed to be the “perk” of playing left field for the Boston Renegades. But I don’t want just any woman; I want her.
She should be just another face in the crowd, but I can’t stop thinking about the one night we spent together-and her look of regret the morning after.
Because Saylor Blackwell is the kind of woman who haunts a man. Smart, sexy as hell, and one of the best managers in the business. She’s every ballplayer’s dream woman. And I’d do anything to make things right with her.
I’m done sitting on the bench when it comes to Saylor Blackwell. Time to swing for the fences.
My review (aka Diana’s review):
How in the world am I supposed to move on from this story when it is so darn good?! I feel like I need a reread right now and I just finished reading it.
Travis plays for the Boston Renegades. He’s a player in every sense of the word, he can get pretty much any girl he wants. Except the only one he can’t get over and the only one he’s truly interested in.
Saylor is Travis publicist. She’s “been there, done that” with Travis a few years ago and it brought a lot of problems into her life. She hell-bent on never letting Travis into her personal life again because that would mean putting her and her five-year old daughter’s life at risk.
Now, Travis is facing some huge problems coming his way and he needs Saylor’s help to solve them. But for Saylor, helping Travis means losing everything and that is something she can’t afford. If only Travis understood.
I wasn’t expecting to fall in love with Travis’ character. In previous books from the The Boys of Summer series I’ve gotten little glimpses here and there at his personality and he always seemed a bit too crude for my linking. I wasn’t excited about finally getting his story but I was surprised to find out he actually isn’t that bad and maybe, just maybe, he is now my favorite hero out of the entire series. Who would have thought.
Have to say that I totally wasn’t expecting some things that you learn throughout the book. Like Saylor’s reason for not helping Travis, that was so unexpected and original and so well thought.
Grand Slam is definitely one of those incredibly romantic books that grip you and never want to let go of you. I had a hard time putting this book down.
Heidi McLaughlin has nailed it again with Travis and Saylor’s story. She wrote a series that I will need to reread at least once a year to keep the characters alive in my head. I never want to let go of these characters.
If you are a sports and romance fan then you should check out this book and the rest of the series because you’ll fall in love for sure!