Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Book Review: Third Base

Third Base (The Boys of Summer #1)
by Heidi McLaughlin
Published: June 7, 2016
Source: NetGalley
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
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.

Peyton's Thoughts:

I will literally read any novel with Heidi McLauhglin's name attached to it. That how much of an amazing author I think she is! She has written books that rocked my socks off, books that left me wanting more, books that made me want to break things over and over again, and novels that have left me feeling as though I just lost a part of my soul. When Heidi wrote Third Base - she write a novel that will forever live on inside of me. This novel is written from a MALE point of view. It is not often that you get that and it is completely refreshing!

Ethan is completely swoon worthy in just about every aspect you can think of. Like most males - he is a temper on him, but it is mostly diminished by the super big heart he is carrying around under all of that bad boy exterior. Playing third base for this team puts him high on the media list and he bask in all that accompanies that image. As a bachelor you would think Ethan would have no problems talking to women.. When it comes to the hardcore fan who is at every game, Ethan is a bit shy and unsure of how to go about things. There were times when I felt myself NOT liking Ethan, but then something would happen and those thoughts would go away. I NEEDED to root for him, despite the fact that he was written so "humanly."

“Ethan, you made a pretty big display of affection today during the game. Do you care to tell us about your girlfriend?”

“Yeah, sure,” I say, running my hand through my hair. “I’ve been in love with her for as long as I can remember. She means everything to me.” Suddenly their microphones are even more in my face.

“What’s her name?”


Daisy is a journalist and the sparks flew when Ethan finally got up the nerve to talk to her. I loved reading about her. In some ways, I could see myself as her in college, living the life she is living and having done and seen some of the very things she has! I love the novels that are written so well that you can honestly feel yourself being able to relate to the characters and events. Like most things that are meant to be - it comes with strings, obstacles and just about everything else that life and fate can throw at you. I like the build up with these two. It was an "instant" kind of thing. Life happens and we get to see that. Ethan is known to live and think outside of just about every box created for him. This is completely in contrast to the quiet Daisy and how she lives her life. The chemistry between the two was simply amazing.. Don't believe, just check out those smokey scenes in this novel!

The story was very well written and I completely loved the secondary characters. I laughed, I wanted to punch things, I had to fan myself a time or two and I held back some tears. The flow of the novel was simply perfect and it kept me guessing the entire time. I enjoyed this just as much as I thought I would! I look forward to picking up the next novel from this author!

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  1. Ha ha ha! Love the quote! I was expecting Daisy's name not baseball. Ahhh...that's priceless. I think it's a shame that not more books are from the male POV. It's so sweet to read their thoughts. Ethan sounds like quite a steamy athlete, and the cover--makes the little girl in me blush. I'll definitely have to check out Heidi McLaughlin. I've heard of her, but haven't tried any of her books. It's time I change that. Great review Peyton!

    1. I LOVE her novels! She always keeps me guessing and I have not been let down by one of her novels. I hope you do give them a try! Thanks for stopping in love!

    2. I will definitely give her a try! I'm reading the Wedding Pack by Katee Roberts. Have you ready anything by her?

  2. Great review this book looks and sounds absolutely amazing plus I've been dying to read books by this author for a long time now. Now after reading your review I want too check out her books soonish. Thank you for your awesome post.

    1. You totally should! To me, she is def worth the read! If you give this one a try, I would love to hear what you think!