#ReleaseBlitz & #MBreview “Third Base” Heidi McLaughlin

THIRD BASE (Boys of Summer, #1)

by Heidi McLaughlin

On Sale: April 4, 2017

Publisher: Forever

Trade Paperback: $14.99 USD ; eBook: $3.99 USD

 My Musings…

3 Baseball Loving Crowns

The first book in the Boys of Summer series, by Heidi McLaughlin, follows third baseman Ethan Davenport as he finds his groove in the media world during his second year and navigates his love life.

Ethan and Daisy connect through baseball, and their common love for the game ignites the spark between them.  Their relationship is rather tumultuous and there is a lot of back and forth between them.  While I like them overall and the chemistry between the two is authentic, it is difficult to connect with them.  Ethan had moments of immaturity that often bothered me, personally.  Additionally, Daisy’s reluctance to share information is apparent.  I did enjoy the vulnerability that Ethan often shares, and the willingness of both parties to move on and forgive, but it was ultimately hard for me to move past the more immature moments.

The plot line of Third Base is overall enjoyable. The progress of the relationship is slow and steady, spending time allowing the characters to get to know each other and allowing readers to invest in the couple. The conflict, however, is apparent from very early in the story, and it was exactly what I expected.  This left little in the way of surprises as the plot developed, but I did enjoy the resolution of the story.

Third Base is a good start to the Boys of Summer series, and the writing is fun and entertaining, making it a good sports romance to celebrate the kick off of baseball season.

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.



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.

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Heidi McLaughlin is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Originally from 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 West/Mini Schnauzer, Jill.

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.

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One Comment

  1. Thanks for the review, I love baseball stories. Haven’t read her yet so i may check this out.

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