Swing and a Mishap (Summersweet Island #2) by Tara Sivec
“Hawks fans still in shock after centerfielder, Shepherd Oliver, sustained season-ending injury last night in the 5th inning of the playoffs against Chicago.”
Two years ago, I was a pretty big deal. I thought I had it all, until a blast from my past popped up on my social media feed, keeping my ego in check and reminding me how basic I am. Except sassy Wren Bennett isn’t just a blast from my past. She’s the only woman I ever saw a future with.
Even though my soul leaves my body every time she says she hates baseball and has never watched me play, a year’s-worth of messages filled with laughter and sarcasm only remind me how amazing my “pen pal” is. Unfortunately, it doesn’t matter how fine I look in a pair of baseball pants; I’m still 3,000 miles away, and she’s taken… or so I thought. Maybe I should have thought a little harder before I dropped her like a seeing-eye single into the outfield.
When an injury has me questioning everything about my life, I can only think of one place I need to go and one person I need to see. Home, to Summersweet Island, to get back my “pen pal.”
Now I just need to make sure single mom Wren knows I didn’t come back for a change, and I didn’t come back for a job. I’m swinging for the fences, and I’m finally coming home to make her mine. If only she’d stop insulting me and stay in one place long enough for me to tell her. She wouldn’t try to drown me with a tub of ice cream, right?
I’m sure it’ll be fine.
Okay, this was a really cute, really sweet story. I enjoy Tivec’s writing, and I really liked her Seduction and Snacks series and she has a great romcom repertoire. I will say, I actually DNF’d the first book in this series because it was a bit to much / annoying, but this book was so much better!
Wren is a Wonder Woman single mom who owns an ice cream shop and works tirelessly to give her son everything she can. Unable to say no when others ask for favors, she often finds herself taking on loads of other roles, and never taking a break for herself.
Shepherd and Wren went to high school together, but after he was drafted to the MLB, they didn’t speak till they reconnected more than a decade later. After a year of being ‘pen pals,’ he out of the blue drops communication. After a career ending injury, he realizes all he wants is a chance with Wren, so he moves back home hoping to apologize and win his girl back. He is literally amazing and so sweet and caring, and I was definitely rooting for him the entire time.
The story was funny and cute and I really enjoyed reading it. Characters from the previous Summersweet book made appearances and the series will continue with a third book following another character. I definitely do recommend this book if you are looking for something light and sweet to read. It is available on Kindle Unlimited.