3.5 Star Review by Ashley
Since the summer weather was sticking around and I was in the mood for something a bit lighter I decided to give Third Base a shot. It has been quite a while since I've read something from Heidi McLaughlin but I remember enjoying her work. And this book is no exception. This book is equal parts sweet, funny, sad and sexy. I enjoyed the dual POV and getting into both Ethan and Daisy's head (and heart).
I really liked Daisy, shes hard not to like. She works hard, takes care of her family and is doing her best trying to get by while still taking time to enjoy her favorite thing, baseball. And while enjoying the game, she is equal parts captivated and entertained by the antics of the sexy third basemen Ethan Davenport. And he is just as enthralled. The chemistry is there in spades, you can feel it rippling through the pages. One of my favorite things about Ethan is his relationship with his family. Seeing him interact with his niece is what really sealed the deal for me. And his big grand gesture towards Daisy after he had messed up didn't hurt his case either.
I will say that I figured out the twist early on but was still anxious to see what the fall out would be. Let me tell you, it was pretty big. When Ethan realizes, with the insight from an unexpected source, that he needs to man up and go get the girl I let out an audible sigh of relief. I loved seeing this softer side of him and was glad that it was a side that only Daisy brought out. These two are perfectly suited for each other. He is the right amount of wild to Daisy's calm and orderly. And she is Ethan's escape from the limelight, the touch of reality in his whirlwind life.
Third Base is the first book in what is sure to be a fun new series, The Boys of Summer. Heidi created a cast of lovable and wonderfully flawed characters. Everyone is represented- from the player to the cheater and the devoted family man. I can't wait to meet them all! And who doesn't love them an athlete?
About the Author
eidi 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, two Parakeets, Gonzo & Hedwig, and their newest addition of a Highland West/Mini Schnauzer, Jill.
During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she's writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting court-side during either daughter's basketball games.