#BlogTour “Home Run” by Heidi McLaughlin

Title: Home Run
Series: The Boys of Summer #2
Author: Heidi McLaughlin
Release Date: Jan 17, 2017
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My musings…

4 Homerun CROWNS
Heidi McLaughlin has pitched a sweet and endearing sports romance that is guaranteed to make readers fall in love with not only Cooper and Ainsley but also the whole Renegade team.
Cooper and Ainsley are a delightful couple to watch fall in lust and eventually love.  They are both facing some serious issues in their lives, which seriously affect their ability to have a true relationship at this point in their lives, but these trials only make the reader want them to get together and fall in love.  They are both such wonderful people and hard workers that readers want them to get their break, to have success with their careers, and to find a way to get back to each other.
Readers will also enjoy their relationship.  It is very laid back and light.  There isn’t tons of drama attached to them, and their devotion to each other as their relationship progresses will warm readers’ hearts.  Cooper is the hero we hope for, and Ainsley is the kind and sweet heroine readers love.
The plot of the story takes some unexpected turns.  The relationship happens quickly and ends just as fast, but it seems inevitable, the only outcome that occur during that time period.  Ainsley and Cooper have so much on their plates, that the loss and pressure these two feel would have only one outcome, an explosion which decimates what they have.  The road to reconciliation that Heidi McLaughlin places these characters on, though, will engage readers, and the way she brings the two of them back together is unexpected.  In the end, readers will enjoy the journey with Ainsley and Cooper, and seeing them fall in love is enjoyable.
Heidi Mclaughlin has sucked me into the Boys of Summer series with this book.  The Renegade team’s support and all-around family vibe makes me want to know all of their stories.  I fell in love with this team, with Cooper and Ainsley, and with this story.  It is wonderful sports romance in which to escape!
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.


I’ve given up everything for the chance to play major league baseball. Everything. Now I’m so close I can practically hear the crowd chanting my name. There’s nothing that could take my dream away from me . . .

Unless I lose focus. And Ainsley Burke is the most beautiful, distracting woman I’ve ever met. When I’m with her, I can’t think of anything else.

But no matter how much I want Ainsley, there’s no room for love in my game plan. I can give her a quick tour of the bases, but that’s it. Then I have to let her go. If she wants to think I’m a love ’em and leave ’em player, fine.

All dreams require sacrifice. I just wish this one didn’t mean tearing out my own heart.


Into You by Ariana Grande
Don’t Let Me Down- The Chainsmokers & Daya
Animals- Maroon 5
Treasure- Bruno Mars
This Summer’s Gonna Hurt Like A Motherfucker- Maroon 5
Want To Want Me – jason derulo
Where Are You Now – Skrillex & Justin Bieber
Can’t Stop the Feeling – Justin Timberlake
Dancing On My Own – Calum Scott
Treat You Better – Shawn Mendes
Let Me Love You – Ariana Grande, Lil Wayne
Constant Crush – Verite
Something to Believe In – young the giant
Can’t Stop The Feeling Justin Timberlake
Boyfriend – Tegan & Sara
The One – Kodaline
House Party – Sam Hunt
Sippin on Fire – Florida Georgia Line
Smoke – A Thousand Horses
Wild Child – Kenny Chesney
Girl Crush – Little Big Town
Humble and Kind – Tim McGraw
Break Up in a Small Town – Sam Hunt
I Met A Girl – William Michael Morgan
Die A Happy Man – Thomas Rhett
Record Year – Eric Church

 Heidi is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.

Originally from Portland, Oregon and raised in the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup and a Highland Westie/Mini Schnauzer, JiLL and her brother, Racicot.

When she isn’t writing one of the many stories planned for release, you’ll find her sitting courtside during either daughter’s basketball games.

Heidi’s first novel, Forever My Girl, is currently in production for a major motion picture.

Happy reading,


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