I love sports romance, so I have pretty high expectations when I start one. I really enjoyed this one! It was my first Kimberly Readnour book, but it definitely won’t be my last! I originally grabbed it because I really enjoy Sarah Puckett’s narration, but the story really kept me captivated and Chris Brinkley did a great job as well.
As a baseball fan, I loved that there was a decent amount of baseball talk and references to keep the sports aspect of it going, but even a non-fan will be able to listen to this book and enjoy Braxton and Cara’s story. They had strong backstories, explosive chemistry, love, and enough conflict to keep things interesting. There were also great side characters that have me hoping for more from this series on audio soon! It even has the cutest dog!!
One of my favorite things about this story is the way we see Braxton and Cara stand up for each other over and over. This wasn’t a damsel in distress saved by the sports star, but instead it was a two people meet and have each others back. Sure, they encounter setbacks and struggles, but they both show up for each other when they need it most. I loved that they were both strong characters with their own vulnerabilities.
And the audio is top notch! Sarah Puckett and Chris Brinkley did a fantastic job becoming these characters. They brought all the emotion, all the chemistry, and all the energy these characters needed. Once I started listening, I had a hard time hitting pause!
If you are looking for a baseball story that has heart and heat with great narration, this is definitely one I would recommend trying out!
Meet Braxton Smith in this New Enemies to Lovers Romance.
Dating the hot athlete? Yeah, Been there, Done That…
Cessna University’s baseball captain.
And exudes enough arrogance to fill a stadium.
That same cocky attitude is what landed him in my anonymous gossip column.
Believe me, I, Cara Gonzalez, don’t want anything to do with him.
But he’s everywhere.
In my class.
In my dorm.
In my mind.
I left this type of drama back home.
Transferring to Cessna University is my chance for a redo.
And regardless of his rock-hard abs and panty-dropping smile,
Arguing with an athlete isn’t one of my goals.
My instincts betray me, though.
This attraction feels different.
I have no choice but to stand my ground.
Because this time, I’m afraid I’ll not only be hurt.
I’ll end up gutted.
Book One in the Cessna U Wildcats series, Swinging Strike is an enemy to lovers, standalone romance. If you like sexy, hot baseball players, download Braxton Smith today.