Blog Tour Review ~ Squeeze Play (Washington DC Soaring Eagles #1) by @avenellis (@starcrossedtour)

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Full of enthusiasm, recent graduate Hayley Carter is thrilled to be working for a non-profit organization in Washington, DC. Having spent a lot of her life in the background due to family circumstances, Hayley is eager to step up and be heard—and bring much needed change to her new organization. With romance on the shelf, it’s time to focus on herself and new career. Armed with a workbook to help her improve on a personal and professional level, Hayley is ready to become a better version of who she already is.

But will a baseball player for the Washington Soaring Eagles challenge her thoughts on not only dating, but the person she thinks she needs to be?

Brody Jensen is the new catcher for the professional team in DC. Baseball is everything to Brody and has been his salvation while growing up. Brody wants to make the most of his full-time shot behind the plate. Which means no serious relationships.

However, when a chance encounter leads him to Hayley, Brody finds himself wanting to know all about the beautiful blonde who has engaged him from the moment he spotted her. Together, they find themselves questioning the ideals they had set for not only relationships, but themselves, too.

When the cherry blossoms bloom in the nation’s capital, Cupid puts a squeeze play on Hayley and Brody. Will they be brave enough to love themselves and each other? Will love be called out? Or will their relationship be safe at home?


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*** I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ***

Squeeze Play is the first book in Aven Ellis new baseball series. Yes, you did read right I said baseball! Our hockey momma has hung up her ice skates for a while and is taking on the world of baseball. And first up in the ballpark is Hayley Carter and Brody Jenson’s story.

I enjoy this one, I like the storyline and Hayley and Brody they were adorable together and well matched. They had some funny moments together, especially their first meeting and also some heart-warming ones. They make each other think and question what they want for themselves in their professional and personal life.

Squeeze Play was a good start to the series it had everything that Aven delivers well, romance, humour and a good knowledge of the sport. Being English, I know next to nothing about baseball. However, Aven knows her baseball, as well as her ice hockey and I’m now a little wiser. I’m looking forward to seeing the series continues with some of the secondary characters.

A perfect light read for a lazy afternoon snuggled up on the couch.unspecified


Aven Ellis has been writing fiction since she was sixteen. She studied communications at a large Midwestern university, and after graduation, Aven worked as a reporter for a community newspaper, followed by a stint at a public relations agency.

But writing about city council meetings and restaurant franchises was not as much fun as writing for young women trying to figure out their careers and potential boyfriends. So Aven got herself a job in television that allowed her to write at night. Connectivity is Aven’s debut novel; Waiting For Prince Harry and Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista (New Adult romantic comedy) will be published next year.

I live in the Dallas area with my family. I enjoy clipping out recipes I will never get around to trying, working out, and chatting with friends on social media. I’m a hockey nut (Go Stars!) and watch as much as humanly possible. I also love shopping and fashion and admit to being obsessed with whatever the Duchess of Cambridge is wearing. In addition to be obsessed with the Duchess, I’m equally obsessed with any show or cookbook featuring Gordon Ramsay.

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