Title: Cleat Catcher
Author: Celia Aaron and Sloane Howell
Genre: Sports Romance/Baseball
Type: Standalone. The Cleat Chaser Duet, Book 2
Release Date: June 30
“I hit big or I miss big. I like to live as big as I can.” - George Herman Ruth
I am probably the only person who went batshit crazy when I first found out Celia and Sloane were writing this book. I could not contain my happiness and when I received this ARC, I was so excited to go back into the world of Easton, Kyrie, Nikki, Braden and Kasey. Cleat Catcher focuses on Nikki and Braden's relationship. We get to delve deeper into their relationship and also get to know them better.
Braden is an amazing baseball player but after playing badly all season, he finds his career on the line. Nikki is an assistant and finds herself writing a story which later she is climbing slowly up in her career. Will Braden choose his career and let Nikki drop everything to be with him? Will he compromise choose love over his career?
I truly loved Cleat Catcher a lot. I tried to savor this book because I was devouring this book so fast like it was crack. It was light and a book that just made me smile throughout the book. It had the right the romance without being overly cheesy and it had so much humour that I laughed so hard my insides began to hurt. It was good. Brilliantly written by the dynamic duo, Celia Aaron and Sloane Howell, Cleat Catcher was a story that captivated my soul and just made me feel like I was flying in a cloud of happiness. I was mesmerized.
What I loved more in Cleat Catcher was the characters. They just made this book so damn good. To go back into their world was just amazing. It felt as if I never left. Their chemistry so unquestionable and believable, I felt completely comfortable and just simply enjoyed.
"Braden was a lot of things—star athlete, decent dresser, funny, smart, hot as fuck—but far and away his best attribute was his kissing ability."
Braden was an amazing hero. He was a dirty talker. Omg, his filthy mouth made me combust. He was caring, funny and just so lovable. With him and his struggles, he could be closed off and he simply withheld information.
"I just had to keep working, keep doing my best, and—most importantly—never sacrifice who I was to fit into someone else’s mold. As long as I stayed true to myself, my dream would come true."
I loved Nikki more. Ambitious and truly driven, she truly was the perfect contrast to Braden. Loved her funny and strong attitude which made like her even more.
Cleat Catcher was truly a fantastic book to read that truly made you think sometimes you got to let the person you love in and solve problems together.
A note to the talented writing duo, would you please with cherries on top write about Kasey. Pretty please. You just can't help but want a book about her.