Swinging At Love Blog Tour Interview+ Giveaway

Swinging At Love (Suttonville Sentinels #2)

by Kendra C. Highley

Publication Date:  March 13, 2017

Publisher:  Entangled TEEN Crush

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 sports complex in town has left her family’s batting cage business on the verge of going under. Nailing her audition for a prestigious dance company is everything, but there’s no way she’s letting her some shiny big-box company destroy her family’s livelihood.

Tristan needs a miracle. So does Alyssa. And maybe, just maybe, Tristan’s secret weapon might be the girl of his dreams…

 Disclaimer: This book contains hot, shirtless baseball players, kisses that bring a ballerina to her knees, and a lot of baseball smack-talk.  



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Baseball player Kyle Sawyer has many labels: bad boy, delinquent, ladies’ man, fearless outfielder… Only one of them is actually true. But then sweet ballet dancer Faith Gladwell asks him to help wreck her reputation, and everything goes sideways.

Faith knows a thing or two about love, and what she had with her cheating jerk of an ex wasn’t it. When he starts spreading rumors about her being an Ice Queen, Faith decides it’s time to let a little bad into her life.

Lucky for her, Kyle Sawyer—dark, dangerous, totally swoonworthy Kyle Sawyer—is landscaping her backyard over Spring Break. Shirtless. And if she can convince him to play along, “dating” Kyle will silence the rumors.

But Faith’s plan threatens to expose Sawyer’s biggest secret of all…and that’s a risk he’s not willing to take.

Disclaimer: This book contains drop-the-book-and-fan-yourself kisses…and touches. Fall in love with a bad boy at your own risk.




1.) What inspired you to write Swinging At Love? Actually, the story idea came from my editor, Heather Howland. We’d just wrapped up The Bad Boy Bargain, and looking for plot ideas for book two in the series. She asked, “What about a heroine whose family business—a batting cage—is going under, and a hero whose in a batting slump?”  I was sold.

2.) What was the hardest part in writing Swinging At Love?  This is probably the most real couple I’ve ever written, but the hardest part was portraying Alyssa’s friendship with Lauren. Usually, my characters are best friends in all senses of the word. Writing a more complicated friendship was tough, but rewarding in the end.

3.) What was the easiest part in writing Swinging At Love? The kissing scenes, of course! And the baseball…I’m a baseball nut. 

4.) Which Character do you feel more connected to?  Probably Alyssa. I can understand the struggle of wanting something so much, but having a very real chance of failure looming over it.

5.) Do you have anything new coming up and if so can you tell us about it?  Book three in the Suttonville Sentinels series is in editing right now, and stars Tristan’s best friend Dylan, alongside newcomer Lucy. It’s releasing this summer, and centers around a summer baseball camp, with a fire/ice relationship, a precocious younger brother, and a flock of chickens. You’ll have to trust me on that last one.


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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Signed copy of The Bad Boy Bargain, bookmarks, and a $25 Amazon Gift Card (US only)

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4 thoughts on “Swinging At Love Blog Tour Interview+ Giveaway

  1. Kendra C. Highley is a new author to me, so I haven’t read any of her books yet. Looking forward to it tho! I love reading sports romances, and these sound great!


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