Full of enthusiasm, recent graduate Hayley Carter is thrilled to be working for a non-profit organization in Washington, DC. Having spent a lot of her life in the background due to family circumstances, Hayley is eager to step up and be heard—and bring much needed change to her new organization. With romance on the shelf, it’s time to focus on herself and new career. Armed with a workbook to help her improve on a personal and professional level, Hayley is ready to become a better version of who she already is.
But will a baseball player for the Washington Soaring Eagles challenge her thoughts on not only dating, but the person she thinks she needs to be?
Brody Jensen is the new catcher for the professional team in DC. Baseball is everything to Brody and has been his salvation while growing up. Brody wants to make the most of his full-time shot behind the plate. Which means no serious relationships.
However, when a chance encounter leads him to Hayley, Brody finds himself wanting to know all about the beautiful blonde who has engaged him from the moment he spotted her. Together, they find themselves questioning the ideals they had set for not only relationships, but themselves, too.
When the cherry blossoms bloom in the nation’s capital, Cupid puts a squeeze play on Hayley and Brody. Will they be brave enough to love themselves and each other? Will love be called out? Or will their relationship be safe at home?
I make no secret of being a huge fan of Aven Ellis’ work her hockey novels are superb and as quite an unusual Brit who loves hockey I always get completely absorbed into them. Squeeze Play is Aven’s first venture into another sport, one I’m clueless about, Baseball. But not one to be put off by her ignorance I dove in head first and I’m so pleased I did.
Hayley is a girl after my own heart, with a one-track mind on her career she has no interest in love, it’s a distraction she doesn’t need. After meeting Brody in what is potentially the most funny and sweet meet-cute I’ve ever read she realises there may be room for romance after all.
Aven Ellis pulls out all the stops with this book, it has some of the best scenes I’ve read in it, the romance was ramped up to maximum and the way these two bounced off of each other was heartwarming. Hayley has some deep-seated insecurities but Brody not only recognises them he works with her to face them as she does with his.
Aven Ellis has well and truly knocked the ball out of the park with this one (like what I did there?!) and she has given us characters that you just won’t be able to do anything but adore.
A huge thanks to Aven Ellis for the eARC so that I could read and honestly review this novel.
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Title: Squeeze Play
Series: Washington DC Soaring Eagles #1
Author: Aven Ellis
Genre: Romance | Contemporary | Sports | Sports Romance
Publication Date: 25 October 2017
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: N/A
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