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Swinging At Love by Kendra C. Highley
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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 through a slump. With parents that don't really take an interest in his sports career and his brother away at college he doesn't really have anyone to talk about what he's going through. Not wanting anyone, especially his teammates, to get wind of his troubles he ends up at Swing Away, where he runs into Alyssa. Not one to shy away from offering up advice, welcome or not, Alyssa gives Tristan a few pointers after seeing him swing and miss more often than he was connecting. Even as he shrugs off her advice, in typical boy fashion might I add, there's a little spark of attraction between them that's further fueled the more time they spend together.

It wasn't every day that a hot guy stared at her like he'd just come in from the desert and she was an oasis.

Alyssa and Tristan are such darling characters. I loved that they weren't afraid to share their feelings with each other, even with, maybe especially because of, how quickly things happened between them. They both come from such solid foundations, even if their upbringings were quite different. Alyssa is a calming and centering influence on Tristan and he was everything she didn't know she needed.

You'll find some of the usual high school drama infiltrating the pages of Swinging At Love. Even the best of friends don't always get along, and at one point or another someone's feelings are going to get hurt, albiet unintentionally. Alyssa and her best friend, and Tristan and his best friend, find themselves in a bit of a love quadrangle, which leads to a bit of a conundrum between friends. But it's high school and these things tend to work themselves out in time. I liked how things weren't glossed over and everyone was able to have their say, especially Alyssa- I wanted to stand up and cheer for her!

The ending to this book was particular sweet and had me swooning hard for Tristan. He's everything you'd want if you were a 17 year old girl!
Here's hoping we'll be seeing books for the best friends in the near future!

Arc received courtesy of Entangled Teen via NetGalley.
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Reading Progress

March 7, 2017 – Shelved
March 7, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
March 11, 2017 – Started Reading
March 11, 2017 – Finished Reading
March 13, 2017 – Shelved as: 2017
March 13, 2017 – Shelved as: alternating-pov
March 13, 2017 – Shelved as: athlete
March 13, 2017 – Shelved as: contemporary
March 13, 2017 – Shelved as: cute
March 13, 2017 – Shelved as: feisty-heroine
March 13, 2017 – Shelved as: friends
March 13, 2017 – Shelved as: fun
March 13, 2017 – Shelved as: high-school
March 13, 2017 – Shelved as: net-galley
March 13, 2017 – Shelved as: youngadult
March 13, 2017 – Shelved as: teen-age
March 13, 2017 – Shelved as: sweet
March 13, 2017 – Shelved as: small-town
March 13, 2017 – Shelved as: series
March 13, 2017 – Shelved as: series-stand-alone
March 13, 2017 – Shelved as: second-chances
March 13, 2017 – Shelved as: opposites
March 13, 2017 – Shelved as: entangled

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