Grand Slam by Heidi McLaughlin…Release Blitz with Review


Author: Heidi McLaughlin
Series: The Boys of Summer, #3
On Sale: August 15, 2017
Publisher: Forever
Trade Paperback: $14.99 USD
eBook: $4.99 USD
Audio: $21.98

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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.


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I loved this book, I love this series and I love Heidi McLaughlin! Seriously, I could not put this book down! One of the many reasons I love Heidi McLaughlin’s writing is that I swoon over every male character she writes. Travis appeared a little here and there in the previous books and was always someone I thought would make a great story. Boy I was right!

I love the fact that Travis’s story was not the typical “can’t settle down until this one girl appears” storyline I tend to find in romance stories. Grand Slam is refreshing as a romance reader because you will find yourself routing for Travis, AKA bad boy, and you will also find yourself thinking “oh no that did not just happen!”.  I just could not believe the trouble Travis found himself in! I couldn’t believe he stop fighting for himself and his wants either!

Travis is a notorious playboy in the series but I just wanted him to fall in love. I was sure I had his storyline all figured out too but then a twist (or should I say “she-devil” pops up) and BAM- Travis cannot get the happy ending he deserves and I want!!! I just wanted to shake Travis and Saylor!

Saylor is a great character also because she is a single mom who puts her daughter before everything. I found myself shouting aloud at her “Girl come on already”! Between her and Travis my emotions were a roller coaster while reading this book.

I have two pieces of advice for any romance reader. First one is this is a fantastic series that will not bore you as a reader or repeat the same story just with different characters. Second, anything that Heidi McLaughlin writes is never a disappointment. Go out and purchase this series or even just this book and you will have a new favorite author as well as book boyfriend!


Whenever I wake up with a hangover, I often ask myself why I drank so much and promise that I’ll never do it again. That promise is something I’ve been breaking for the past few days, and up until now, I didn’t care.

I had hoped the booze would muddy my memory of last night, but it hasn’t. Every word she said, every expression she had, every punch to my chest to get me out of her apartment is crystal clear. I fucked up, and I don’t even know how. All I know is that the sobs I heard on the other side of Saylor’s door last night were enough to sober my stupid ass up.

For hours, I sat against her door, until a resident suggested I leave or they were going to call the police. If I hadn’t been arrested ear- lier, I probably would have encouraged them to dial Boston’s Finest. Another man might understand my plight. The woman that I want to be with kicked me out of her house, and while I probably deserved it, I didn’t want to leave until she stopped crying. I didn’t want to be the one to walk away in her time of need.

But as egos go—and believe me, mine is huge—I couldn’t let it get in the way any longer, so I walked my drunk ass back home with my tail between my legs, only to stay up all night while the booze wore off, knowing that I had to live with whatever I’d done to Saylor.

She’s the last person in the world who I want to hurt, and she’s the one person who can save me. Not only from a life behind bars, but from myself. When I’m with her, I’m a different person. The cocky son of a bitch whom everyone is used to doesn’t exist when she’s near me, and frankly, that is the man I like, or at least I used to. It’s easier being a fucking douche. It’s second nature to me and comes with the territory of being named one of the city’s most eligible bachelors.

Except when I’m with Saylor, I can be the man who hides in the shadow of that Travis Kidd. I can be the kind of man who doesn’t have to have a one-liner available or wink in order to get a phone number. When I’m with her, life outside of baseball starts to have a meaning, a fucking purpose.




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  1. Kathy Valentine says:

    Great review Shannon!! Shared on my socials!!

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