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Review: 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.

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Swing and a Mishap is the second book in the Summersweet Island Series and it follows the story of Shepherd and Wren. When it comes to baseball, Shepherd was a pretty big deal. He thought he had it all until a blast from the past gave him a glimpse of something he never knew he wanted. Wren and Shephard had the most amazing conversations and chemistry that was off the charts. The only problem, Wren was 3000 miles away. When Shepherd experiences a game changing injury, it makes him make the biggest mistake of his life. He cut off all ties to the woman he wanted. Now, a year later, Shepherd is ready to take back what he wants in his life and the first stop is winning the girl. Will Wren be able to forgive and forget? There’s only one way to find out….

Overall, I thought this book was a really enjoyable read. The plot was fun and entertaining. I thought Wren was a total riot. I loved her sarcasm and snark. She wasn’t afraid to be herself and I loved the confidence she gained by being around Shepherd. He brought out the fire in her and I couldn’t wait to see what would come of it. And then we’ve got Shepherd. Poor Shepherd. He put his foot in his mouth more times than I can count. But when he messes up, he owns up to it and will do whatever it takes to make it right. Shepherd is the definition of swoon and boy does he ever pull out the big guns to win Wren over. Together these two characters were a lot of fun. I loved their banter and the overall ease of their relationship. Their chemistry was explosive and I loved the Shepherd was with Wren.

Swing and a Mishap was fun and left me with a big smile on my face. This book made me laugh and swoon all at the same time and it had just the right amount of drama to shake things up. If you’re looking for a fun romantic comedy, then look no further, Swing and a Mishap is just the book you’re looking for. I hope you’ll give this book a try and fall head over heels for the characters as I have!

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

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