Home Run by Heidi McLaughlin…Release Day blitz with Review

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

Whenever anyone asks me “what should I read?”, I always tell them to pick up one of Heidi McLaughlin’s books. I do this because with any book she writes, she has the ability to reinvent a romance story. Home Run is perfect example of how just that. I have read several romances where I knew what was coming next, loved them but I just knew. Not with Home Run! Heidi McLaughlin will suck you in with her writing, make you fall in love with the characters, rip your heart in two then make you fall in love again all with an element of surprise.

Ainsley Burke and Cooper Bailey meet at a charity event The Renegades baseball team Cooper plays for. Cooper is a rookie whose whole world is baseball. He refuses not to advance in his career and will not put anything before baseball. It is actually a blessing for him that Ainsley keeps saying no to him when he asks her out. However, he does find a way to become friends with her while he is in spring training. They form a friendship and soon Ainsley decides to take a chance on Cooper. As soon as she takes the leap forward, she is hit with a family matter that requires all of her attention and she pushes Cooper away. This is why I love Heidi’s writing because you expect him to not walk away quietly but he does.

While they are apart, Ainsley and Cooper, live their lives as best as they can. It is not until news arrives that they find themselves face to face. I cannot say more without giving anything away but I so did not see that coming! If you want to read something that has a love, hate, heartbreak and friendship- this is a must! I am thrilled that Home Run held up to Heidi’s reputation with me.

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.


  1. Kathy Valentine says:

    Great review!!, shared on all my socials

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