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Swinging At Love

(Suttonville Sentinels #2)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  434 ratings  ·  83 reviews
Outfielder Tristan Murrell has a problem. As the number two slugger for the Suttonville Sentinels, his team is counting on him to make their very first run at the state championship. But he has a secret—his swing has totally deserted him. As in, he can’t hit anything. He needs to fix the issue, and fast, but how?

Ballerina Alyssa Kaplan has a problem, too. The shiny new sp
ebook, 150 pages
Published March 13th 2017 by Entangled TEEN
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Sarah Elizabeth
(I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to Entangled Publishing, LLC and NetGalley.)

“What if I like curves, curly hair, and a girl who can throw a fastball?”

This was a YA contemporary romance featuring a dancer and a baseball player.

Alyssa was an okay character, and I liked how much faith she had in her father and his business. I also liked how she tried to help people at the batting cages, even when there was nothing in it for her.

The storyline in this was about Al
Beatrice Masaluñga
Nov 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, arc
Thank you Entangled Teen for providing an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Continuing the Suttonville Sentinels series, Swinging At Love is a great sequel and it's about Faith's friend and ballerina, Alyssa Kaplan and Kyle's baseball teammate, Tristan Murrell.

Tristan was having a problem on his swings and doesn't know how to bring his game up in preparation for the state championships. Then he meets Alyssa at Swing Away, who notices his problem on swinging and coaches him to
Samantha (WLABB)
Mar 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, ya
Rating: 3.5 Stars

Alyssa's family is in danger of losing their business. Tristan is in danger of keeping his team from the championship due to his batting slump. In an effort to secretly work on his swing, Tristen finds himself at Alyssa's batting cages. Circumstances brought them into each other's lives, and they found comfort in each other. But there may be some unexpected hurdles to overcome before this romance is able to fully blossom.
Out of nowhere, fully formed, Tristan dropped out of the s
Monica Murphy
Apr 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Engaging YA romance with sweet characters and an interesting plot. All of the Crush titles are such easy reads, I'm always a little sad when they're over. ;)
Suze Lavender
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Tristan is a baseball player. He's a slugger for the Suttonville Sentinels and there's a big chance he'll be team captain after the summer. Tristan has a problem though, he's lost his swing and needs to find a way out of his slump before he ruins his team's chances to win the state championship. He decides to do some training on his own and ends up at Swing Away, an old fashioned batting cage business. There he meets the girl of his dreams, will she be able to help him get his swing back?

Copy received through NetGalley in exchange of a fair review.

This was a really cute, fast read. I liked the story, and the characters were great but everything seemed even more rushed than the first book. I wish it was a little slower, I wish there was more build-up to the romance, the way it did in book one of the series. (I have somehow stopped being a fast-pace novel fan, I don't know how and when that happened).
Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I had read the first book in this series and was excited to get the invite to read this one. And it was exactly what I wanted to read.

I loved Alyssa and Tristan. She's smart and stands up for herself and it was so much fun watching her put baseball boys in their place. I loved that some of them took her for a stupid girl and she showed them up at baseball. Tristan is sweet and loyal and knows when to back off and not always save the day. The two of them were absolutely delightful.

Yes, there we

3 “Baseball & Low Drama” Stars

ARC via NetGalley.

Thank you, Entangled Teen (Crush)!

If you’re into baseball and YA romance, you’ll probably love this, but if you’re like me and don’t understand much about the game, you might find yourself a little lost at times.

This is my third book by this author, and second book in this series. I really, really enjoyed The Bad Boy Bargain, but it had a lot less baseball than this one.

I don’t really blame the story here for my lack of connection, because I bet th
Mar 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:**

Swinging at Love is the second book in the young adult contemporary romance series, called the Suttonville Senitels by Kendra C. Highley. I was so excited when I found out about this book. Seriously. I read and LOVED The Bad Boy Bargain and I thought it was just going to be a standalone, so when I found out it was going to be a series centering around a baseball team. I thoroughly enjoyed Swinging at Love. Just as mu
Feb 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*This review will also appear on A Leisure Moment*

**I received an eARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review!**

Kendra C. Highley continues to astound me with her romances. I loved The Bad Boy Bargain, so much so that I admitted that Kyle Sawyer gave Ben Franklin a run for his money. If you know how much I loved Ben, you know that is a big deal. Well, add Tristan Murrell to the list of male leads that I am swooning over!

Okay, it’s hard to compete with Kyle and Ben—they’re
Mar 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
adorable. In love with both of these characters! I love the intersection of baseball and love here :) definitely something to pick up if you're in the mood for something completely adorable
Mar 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Super cute book!

The sequel of Bad Boy Bargain is just what I expected, well written, cute boys, lots of baseball, interesting girls and plenty of swoon.

I know basically nothing about baseball. I mean I know the basics, but I have never actually watched an entire game nor do I know anything about the intricacies when it comes to balling.. I know cricket quite well and I know all about loving a sport, being caught up in it, breathing and living the sport.
And that's what Highley did a brilliant jo
Melissa (YA Book Shelf)
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Kendra C Highley has hit another one out of the park! I fell in love with Kendra's writing when I read Finding Perfect in August of 2015, and every book since then has been just as great. I can honestly say that she's one of my fave contemporary YA romance authors, and I'm always going to read what she has coming out next. Late last year I fell in LOVE with Faith and Kyle Sawyer in the first book in the Suttonville Sentinels series, and Alyssa and Tristan Murrell (and the glimpses of Faith and K ...more

Swinging At Love is such a cute and sweet read.

Alyssa is not your typical teen girl and I loved that about her! She's a former softball player turned ballerina who works at her parents' failing sports facility. Determined to keep the business up and running, she does all she can to help- something not every teenage girl would do, and I found that to be so admirable! I loved the relationship she had with her parents.
Tristan is one of the stars of their high school baseball team and he's going t
Tristan is one of his school's best baseball batsmen but he's having a slump. For some reason he has lost his mojo and nothing he can do makes it better. His best friend Dylan is the pitcher and keeps giving him pep talks but nothing seems to help.

Alyssa's family owns and runs Swing Away, a small local business with eight run down batting cages, which is being squeezed out by a new multi-sport arena called Top Sports which has batting cages, a bar, bowling lanes etc. She and her best friend Laur
Monique V
Mar 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
A non toxic relationship is so hard to find these days, but this book was romantic, sexy and heartwarming all at once!

Thank you to Entangled Teen and Netgalley for providing me an ARC of this book

I was highly anticipating this book because I loved the first one. Faith and Kyle where adorable and I was looking forward to reading more by this author. Let me tell you she did not disappoint. Alyssa and Tristan warmed my heart so much. Their romance is so believable and age appropriate. I loved how

Bette Hansen
Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fabulous YA read! I really loved this second book in the Suttonville Sentinels series but is completely stand alone. We do get to see how Kyle and Faith from book 1 are doing. There is lots of baseball stuff in this book but you don't really have to know or even like baseball to appreciate this story. Tristan and Alyssa are a great couple and really bring out the best in each other. I really enjoy the writing style of Ms Highley and how well she develops her characters. I really felt like I knew ...more
Lenore Kosinski

4 stars -- I received a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review/opinion.

OK, this was a solid next book in the series that I didn't know was going to be a series!! And while I'm a little disappointed Faith and Kyle's BFFs weren't the focus of this story, Tristan and Alyssa were a pretty freaking spectacular consolation prize. ;) And no, you don't have to read book 1, but honestly, why wouldn't you? Shoot, I'm not even a bas
books are love
Mar 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Received in exchange for a honest review

I loved these two. Tristan was tres adorbs. He was a good ball player but feeling stressed. Alyssa a good ballerina but had a lot on her mind.

For Tristan the stress equated to his swing going away. He feels his parents placate him and don’t really see him. He is trying to be all he can be but he is lost. When he meets Alyssa at the batting cages things change. He sees a sweet fun honest girl. Not one to placate him but one who is herself. She helps him sm
Mar 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: highley-kendra
A very sweet YA romance. The problem resolution was a bit farfetched, but this was a very sweet story.

This review is based on the ARC provided by the author and/or the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review

Oh dear, here we go again. As if Kyle and Faith were not enough in the first book the second one comes out. I actually had no idea this was going to be a series. I remember reading about Tristan in the first book and oh wow if I thought I loved him in the first book, this one is entirely on a different level.

Alyssa, a ballerina who loves to dance is practicing for the summer camp audition with Lauren (do you remember these two? It act
Kaitlin Pisechko
Feb 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I recieved an ARC from the author for being the first to guess the couple in this book on one of her facebook posts.

I absolutely loved this book. While I greatly enjoyed the banter between Faith and Kyle, I liked the overall story of Swinging at Love more. From the meet cute to the last inning, Alyssa and Tristan's relationship was wonderful to see develop. They are adorable together. They make eachother better and that is always a story worth reading. This book was a grand slam for sure :)
Erica Chilson
I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads

The adult in me is rating 4 Stars. However, I do believe actual young adults will find this book impossible to put down, with all the addictive, page-turning elements (tropes) on the pages.

Young adult age-range: 13+. Kissing. Mild Swearing. PG with 17 yo narrators.

Welcome back to Suttonville, where last we readers enjoyed Kyle and Faith's relationship grow. In this installment in the series, their friends get a chance at buddin
Mar 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Entangled Teen and Netgalley for a copy of the eARC in exchange for a fair review.

I reviewed the first book The Bad Boy Bargain on this blog, so check out that review first!!

This is the second book in the Suttonville Sentinels however, you don't necessarily need to read book one in order to know what is going on in this book.

Alyssa is a dancer, but once upon a time she played softball and she was really good at it. So it's no surprise that she loves working at Swing Away, the batt
Lovely Loveday
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Sue Holmes
Jun 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, young-adult
*review copy received from publisher*
A sweet, light, heart-warming story. Perfect for summer.
Esther Haddie's Haven
DISCLAIMER: I was sent an e-galley of this for my participation in a blog tour with Chapter by Chapter.

More baseball players! That is precisely what passes through your mind when you finished reading Kyle and Faith's story. Hopping right into this book, you're hooked. There is absolutely no reason for anyone to not like this book. It's a quick, fun read. I love Tristan and Alyssa. The chemistry between them is just . . . Aaah! Love it! And I am big on sweet sports romance. I will read about any
Mar 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is so fantastic! Loved reading it, these two were so great together! I can't wait for book 3!
Mar 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for review.

Basically I really liked this book. It's been a while since I sat down and read a teen romance but this one was pretty cute and about baseball, so really loved that. It was low on the angst and drama and just a lighthearted and hopeful read that had me smiling and thinking about those awkward and shy high school years.
Eva Scalzo
i adored the first book in this series, the bad boy bargain, so i was thrilled to hear that there would be a second book set in this same world. we got to catch up with kyle and faith, who are still going strong but we get to know some pretty amazing new characters in tristan and alyssa.

i hope there is a third, a fourth, a fifth--honestly, however many stories highley has set for the suttonville sentinels i promise to read them. swinging at love brings tristan murrell, center fielder and clean-u
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Kendra C. Highley lives in north Texas with her husband and two children. She also serves as staff to four self-important and high-powered cats. This, according to the cats, is her most important job. She believes in everyday magic, extraordinary love stories, and the restorative powers of dark chocolate

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