Sunday 27 September 2020

⚾ SWING AND A MISHAP 🍦 Tara Sivec 🍦 Summersweet Island #2 ⚾

© Bianca Janeane ✰ 


• 27 September 2020
Summersweet Island #2

• Romantic Comedy - connected standalone
• check out our ►Review◄ for book 1
• #3 - First and Tension - will be out soonish
4.65 Stars
“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.

Wren and Shepherd.
We already met them in the first book.
Wren is the sister of Birdie and Shepherd is the boy she always had a crush on in highschool.
But then he went away to become a famous baseball player and she had a son by some idiot tourist.
Now her son is playing baseball too and who is his new coach???
Shep - back on the island after an injury killed his career. Plus he was kinda ready to retire anyway. He wants a family of his own and he wants it back home with the one that got away ...

Let the fun times begin ...


I loved this!
I'm not a baseball person. Who is? Only Americans I think. LOL! I just don't understand the game and I don't care about trying to understand it. I think it's the whole atmosphere thing more with Americans. They remember going to games with grandpa and all the sounds and smells and tastes. We foreigners don't really get that feeling. BUT, I love sports romances!
And I really loved Wren and Shepherd and Owen and the whole island vibe, the friends, family. It was just so adorable and funny and islandy and basebally and falling-in-lovey and text-message-bantery!
I just adored the many hilarious and sweet messages between Shep and Wren. I wouldn't have minded if the whole book would've been written like that. But that's silly, we needed them to be together in real life! ☺

Great rom-com! I really enjoyed reading this. Can't wait for more stories from the island.
(Next one is Wren's bestie and her football player crush!)
And I wouldn't mind a long-running TV Show about the island and its people!

SWING AND A MISHAP was an adorable + funny Island-Ice-Cream-Family-Baseball-Finally-Settling-Down-Rom-Com! Loved it! Hurry to your nearest amazon for your own Shep ... this one is MINE!

A tiny little thing that bothered me a bit - just like in the first book. I don't like it when chapters end with a little cliffy and then the next chapter does NOT start where it should, but at a later time. I want to know what happened in that moment, not fast forward and just get told about it in a few lines :(
And then there were a few or many paragraphs that were just summaries of scenes and happenings or conversations. A bit weird for my brain. It felt like we were not really there with them. Can't really explain what I mean - probably only me that's weird. ☺

ARC received via author for an honest review

Batter up! A new Tara Sivec book has arrived on my Kindle and now it is time for Wren to get her HEA.
I liked the first book, Kiss My Putt  however I love Swing and a Mishap.
From the messaging sweetness to the end of the story, I did not want to stop reading once I picked it up - stupid life gettingin he way of reading!
Shepherd and Wren are just too cute.  You can feel their attraction and frustration and cuteness leap off the page.  Shepherd is all kinds of swoonworthy. He comes back to town and worms his way into Wren's heart. And mine.  I loved that the more we learn of their pasts, the more I need them to be together. The banter goes from cute and sweet to hot and steamy in the blink of an eye, and I loved not knowing what kind of conversation we were going to get next.
Oh, and don't let me forget how great Shepherd is with Wren's kid. Ovaries gone BOOM!
I love, love love Wren's family and friends. They are goals. I adored getting more of Birdie/Palmer and Bodhi/Tess, and now I am impatiently awaiting Emily's story.
I can't wait to get back to Summersweet Island.


Book #1

Other Tara Rom-Coms:



The Naughty Princess Club Book #1

Book #2

Book #3

Tara Sivec is a USA Today best-selling author, wife, mother, chauffeur, maid, short-order cook, baby-sitter, and sarcasm expert. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two children and looks forward to the day when they all three of them become adults and move out.

After working in the brokerage business for fourteen years, Tara decided to pick up a pen and write instead of shoving it in her eye out of boredom. She is the author of the Playing with Fire series, the Chocolate Lovers series, the Chocoholics series, the Fool Me Once series and Watch Over Me. Her novel Seduction and Snacks won first place in the Indie Romance Convention Reader's Choice Awards 2013 for Best Indie First Book.

In her spare time, Tara loves to dream about all of the baking she'll do and naps she'll take when she ever gets spare time.